About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days showcases a wonderful view of valleys, mountains, and wildlife. As you move ahead, you can see oak & rhododendron forests and green terrace fields that add up to the beauty of this lovely place. During Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you travel on foot to Annapurna Base Camp, which is a pretty challenging walk of the Annapurna region, and it’s naturally exciting as well. You observe various Himalayan scenery and its local unique traditions during the trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manasalu (8,156m), and several other mountains. A variety of fauna and flora can be seen during the trek as well. You get a chance to experience the different lifestyles, cultures, and traditions of the locals inhabiting this mountainous region while passing through the lively and friendly Gurung villages.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads to the base camp of the stunning Mt. Annapurna, which is the world’s 10th highest mountain. A great experience of the mesmerizing Himalayan views and the dazzling sunrise over Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges, which can be seen from Poon Hill are some of the highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days.
Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Adventurous trail through beautiful villages and valleys
- Get to see outstanding landscape views
- Explore beautiful Ghorepani village
- Witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
- Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals
- Reach Annapurna Base Camp, lap of world’s tenth highest mountain
- Relax in natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
- Witness stunning views of the Himalayan mountains
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You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet with our team members and drive. They will escort you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. Later, in the evening, you will stroll on the bustling streets of Thamel, and end your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.
Today, you will visit a few tourist sites. You will be guided by a professional tour guide who will describe to you the places. After a good tour, you come back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. You will check all the gears and do the final packing with your trekking guide.
You fly to Pokhara early in the morning. As soon as you land in Pokhara, you can see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. From Pokhara, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. You walk through a valley forest and cross the Bhurundi Khola before reaching Tikhedhunga Village. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will prove a test of your stamina. You reach Ulleri by late afternoon.
After breakfast, you ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As you are ascending, you get to see spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. You pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani.
You get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, you trek back to Ghorepani. You have breakfast here, then walk towards the east and climb a ridge. Your trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before you reach Tadapani.
The trail starts with a descent through a large rhododendron forest. The forest route ends, and the trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. You walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trekking, and you reach your destination for today, Chhomrong.
You leave Chhomrong and walk on quite a several stone steps before reaching the Chhomrong Khola. You cross a suspension bridge over the river and begin an uphill climb to Sinuwa. The trail passes through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar. From here, you embark on an easy descent to Bamboo.
You pass through a bamboo forest, which is damp and cold. The trail then walks uphill with a few steep steps. It is only after reaching the Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up, and you are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here, your trail descends to a river before ascending to Deurali.
You follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. You walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here, you get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna mountains. The trail then turns left and begins ascending gently to Annapurna Base Camp. During your ascent, you can see spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. Walking further, you reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, and it is amazing.
From Annapurna Base Camp, the trail rapidly descends past Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, and Doban and finally to Bamboo where you spend the night. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult.
You retrace our steps back to Chhomrong, where you stop for lunch. From Chomrong, it is a steep descent down to the Modi Khola valley. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where you will be resting for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through rain forests and farms.
Leaving Jhinu Danda behind, you begin trekking enjoying the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Nayapul. You have lunch on the way. The actual trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and back end today. We board our vehicle to Pokhara.
You fly to Kathmandu in the morning. After landing at the airport, you will be dropped off at our hotel. You can spend the day taking the much-needed rest or catch up on some last-minute shopping. Either way, you mark the end of our successful trip with a farewell dinner hosted by Dream Peak Adventure, where you can share your experiences of the trek before flying back home the next day.
After breakfast, our representative and office vehicle will be on standby at your hotel to transfer you to the Airport.
Good to Know
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. The trail several ascends and descends through rugged and steep paths. Likewise, you will gain altitude each day, which also increases the chance of altitude sickness. To reduce the chances of high altitude sickness, we have added enough rest days in our Annapurna Base Camp itinerary. Similarly, you have to be in good shape and health to go on this trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek map
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek map will help you understand the route and present you with a pictorial view of the itinerary that we will follow during the trek. You will also see other highlights near the villages on the map. Make sure to carry a nice Annapurna Base Camp Trek map with you on the journey, as it will help you to stay on the trail.
Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The best time to go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from October to November and March to May. These are the peak months to go on this trek to enjoy the best of the Annapurna region. During trekking in these months, the stable mostly remain stable and views are clear.
Accommodation & Food during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
On Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you stay overnight in lodge. The rooms come on a twin-sharing basis with two beds and most of the time common washroom. Likewise, the facilities in the lodge will be quite basic. Rooms are small in size and are decorated with a few pieces of furniture.
All the meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge during Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days. You can see dishes like dal bhat, veggies, curries, eggs, meat, momo, pasta, noodles, bread, thukpa, chapati, porridge, etc on the menu. The food option is quite extensive in the lower altitude compared to higher.