Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 11 Days

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Region of Nepal is a magnet for outdoor adventurers, hikers and climbers who flock to the region for a taste of breathtaking scenery and unforgettable treks, with moderate difficulty.

Hiking in this region is not all snow-capped peaks and walks up & down the hillside. Temperate river valleys are hidden amidst the towering mountains with terraced fields and lush forests as part of the scene along the ancient trail. Cultures in the rural mountain passes of Nepal’s Himalayas continue their traditional pursuits in peaceful isolation, with fine artisan weavers and many other handicrafts originating from the hillside settlements.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Welcome to Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Drive to Kade. Trek to Australian Camp 
  • Day 03 : Trek to Landrung 
  • Day 04 : Trek to Chomrong (1950m)
  • Day 05 : Trek to Dovan (2700m)
  • Day 06 : Trek to MBC (3700m)
  • Day 07 : Visit Annapurna Base Camp. (4100m) Trek to Himalaya 
  • Day 08 : Trek to Chomrong (1950m)  
  • Day 09 : Trek to Kimche. Drive to Pokhara (1950m)  
  • Day 10 : Kathmandu 
  • Day 11 : Depart Kathmandu
Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel rooms. The rest of the day is free for self excursion around Thamel or trek preparation. Hotel - Meals: None

This morning, start early and you take a tourist bus to Pokhara. Your total drive to the trek start point will be 8hrs. Upon arrival at Kade, take a 1.5hr easy paced hike to Australian Camp, your night’s stay. Australian Camp is a wonderful place to enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains. Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

An easy paced day today, as you walk on even trail & then downhill to Landrung, a local Gurkha village boasting wonderful views of the Himalayas. (4 - 5 hours). Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the trail will go down to the river bed of Modi River and after crossing it, you will head up towards the Gurkha village of Chomrong. (6 hrs walk). It’s a wonderful vantage point to the amazing Fishtail Mountain. Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From the upper end of the village, descend the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomrong Khola. Climb the mountain flank, pass the hamlets and restaurants in Callbong, Tialche, Bhanuwa, and Sinuwa and you will reach the end of the ridge. Follow the rocky path through the forest area until you come to Durdi Ghar. Then after, descend the stone steps and pass the check post. Continue the descend through the forest, follow the path into bamboo forest and you will reach the Bamboo Hotel. This is the lunch point. After lunch, the descend will have been about 360 meters. You will now make a gentle ascend through the forest area and move on crossing about three streams that flows down from the flank to your left. You will soon reach Dovan. (6-7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today your walking trails will lead you to Machhapuchhare Base Camp a.k.a MBC. The first section is a forest area. Cross a stream and pass the spot where water is overflowing on the path. It requires careful walking. Now you will be about 50m from the Modi Khola. Trekking a little further will bring you to a flat clearing in the forest. Move on to a place called the Himalayan Hotel (2900m) with two lodges, ascend the rocky path and you will soon reach Hinko cave. This area is prone to avalanches during the time of snowfall and there have been disasters. If there is no snow on the upper part of the rock face, there is no problem. You will soon reach Deurali (3100m), which is the lunch point. From Deurali, go to the riverbank, follow the path on the flank until you come to Bagal (3300m). You are heading for Machhapuchhare B.C, which are about 400m higher. From here follow the path on the flank where big rhododendrons are growing and you will come to end of the ridge. On the hill beyond the stream flowing from the South Annapurna Glacier, you can see the lodge of Machhapuchhare B.C. behind which Gangapurna (7455m) soars. After crossing the stream, climb a little and you will reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. (6-7 hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, at about 4am, we will trek to Annapurna Base Camp to catch the sunrise. If the weather is favorable, the views are fantastic as you will be able to see some of the some of the highest mountains in the world, in close proximity. Enjoy an excursion at ABC for about 1 hour. Later, head down to MBC for lunch. After lunch, we shall head down to the village of Himalaya, for your night's stay. (8-9hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The return walk is through the same trail down the valley to Chomrung. (7-8 hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your last day of trek today. Walk through the forest trails & stone steps and you will reach the lower village of Kimche (4-5 hours walk), a large Gurkha village nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Here, you will be met by your vehicle and drive to Pokhara. (4hrs drive). Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your hotel and bid goodbye to your trekking team. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive back to Kathmandu via tourist bus (7hr). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for rest & shopping. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Meals: Breakfast