16 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Sunrise at Poon Hill Ghorepani

Panaroma Views of Annapurna Range at Poon Hill

Itinerary & Cost

Day 1    Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2    Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3    Drive to Pokhara- Nayapul. Trek to Birethanti (1,000m)
Day 4    Trek to Banthanti (2300m)
Day 5    Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m)
Day 6    Excursion to Poon Hill – trek to Tadapani (2,630m)
Day 7    Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m)
Day 8    Trek to Doban (2,600m)
Day 9    Trek to Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m)
Day 10   Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m)
Day 11   Trek to Bamboo (2,310m)
Day 12   Trek to Jhinu (1,750m)
Day 13   Trek to Tolka (1,600m)
Day 14   Trek to Khande (1,130m) – Drive to Pokhara
Day 15   Drive back Kathmandu (Option to fly back Kathmandu)
Day 16   Departure

Day to Day Itinerary (Itinerary subject to changes)

Day 1          Arrive Kathmandu. O/N Hotel  (Dinner)
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel & welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 2          Kathmandu. O/N Hotel (Breakfast)

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & prepare for the trip 

Day 3         Drive Kathmandu­ – Pokhara – ­Nayapul; trek to Birethanti (1,000m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After an early morning breakfast, we drive to Pokhara and then continue on to the road head at Nayapul. From here, we start the trek with a short hike to the riverside village of Birethanti. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 4         Trek Birethanti­ – Banthanti (2,300m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

From Birethanti, we start walking along the Bhurungi Khola, pass through the village of Tirkedunga and after a steep climb, we reach Ulleri. We walk through the beautiful village of Magar, and make our way along a gradual uphill trail to Banthanti. Overnight at tea­house. 

Day 5          Trek Banthanti – ­Ghorepani (2,850m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today is a relatively short day, as we continue our ascent and walk past the village of Nangeythanti to reach Ghorepani, meaning ‘horse water’. The village has two parts to it ­ one on a large saddle, the other a little further down the hillside. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 6          Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We rise early morning, and climb up Poon Hill before breakfast. Poon Hill is a very famous vantage point with spectacular views of Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Nilagiri and the mighty Annapurna range. We continue our trek towards Tadapani ­ the trail winds along a ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a crest , then drops down to Deorali. We descend steeply to reach Banthanti and then climb back up through fields of cane on an undulating path, before reaching Tadapani. Overnight at tea­house. 

Day 7          Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today is a relatively easy day, as we make a long descent to Kimrung Khola, cross by the bridge and begin to climb again on the west bank of Modi Khola. Chhomrong village is located just below the ridge. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 8        Trek Chhomrong to Doban (2,600m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The day starts with a steep descent down some stone steps to the Chhomrong Khola which we cross by a suspension bridge. There follows an undulating climb through terraced fields and bamboo and rhododendron forests to Sunawa. After several ascents and descents we reach the abandoned check post at Kuldi. Another steep descent on slippery stone steps through dense bamboo forests to reach the aptly named settlement of Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail climbs gradually to reach Doban. Overnight at tea­house. 

Day 9          Trek Doban to Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We continue the trek through lush forests, going past the Hinku Cave. Beyond Deorali, the valley narrows even further as we approach the gushing torrent of Modi Khola. After walking on a level trail for some time we make the final ascent to MBC. Here we have some opportunities to take pictures of the spectacular Annapurna I and II, Gangapurna and, of course, Machapuchare. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 10        MBC to Annapurna Base Camp  (4,130m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This is an easy day as we make a short ascent to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It’s a pleasant walk along a stream beside the moraine. The views become more and more impressive as we approach the ABC and once there, we find ourselves in a giant natural amphitheatre, surrounded by mighty 7,000m+ mountains on all sides. Overnight at tea­ house.

Day 11        Trek to Bamboo (2,310m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We now leave Annapurna Base camp and retrace our steps back to the Bamboo village. As we are going downhill most of the way the walk takes less time although it can be hard on the knees! Overnight at tea­house.

Day 12        Trek to Jhinu (1,750m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We continue to retrace our steps as we return to Chhomrong, from where instead of going to Tadopani we descend to Jhinu. The natural hot springs at Jhinu are a brilliant remedy for sore and aching muscles. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 13       Trek to Tolka (1,600m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Our last full day of trekking, as we continue the return journey, walking past Landruk village and on to Tolka. Overnight at tea­house.

Day 14        Trek Tolka to Khande (1,130m) and drive to Pokhara (Breakfast, Lunch)

After a short three­ hour walk to Khande via Australian camp, our vehicles will pick us up and take us to Pokhara. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in the bustling lake city where we can pick up souvenirs for our friends and family back home. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15        Drive back Kathmandu and enjoy a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
Journey back to Kathmandu – ending this wonderful, life-changing voyage with a farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16        Departure (Breakfast)
Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.

LAND Price per person in SGD: $ 1640 (Based on Min 4 pax)

Single supplement: + S$ 180 (for hotel stays ONLY)

Tour Code: NPL-ABC_16

Date : 1-16 Sep 2017

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 800 with taxes

LAND Price includes

  • All accommodation in hotel on twin share basis in Kathmandu (Hotel Blue Horizon or similar) & Pokhara (Mountain View Hotel or similar) and teahouse during trek
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Ground transfers with experienced driver
  • English speaking guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
  • Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert)
  • Only car and driver available during city site seeing
  • ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance tickets
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All international airfare & taxes
  • All domestic airfare & taxes not mentioned (Kathmandu – Pokhara flight cost is about USD 92 per way)
  • Personal gears & expenses
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
  • Meals not stated
  • Tips
  • Visa (USD 32)

Pre Trip Preparation

Advice on training and equipement checklist

Reservation

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

Each person is required to signup online at http://www.x-trekkers.com/activity-registration

Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.

 

Payment
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Looking back, we really appreciate the help and the last minute arrangements you would willing to carry it out for us.

Both Adeline and myself would like to thank you again for everything.

Hopefully, we will be able to do another trek with the company soon! Keep in touch and let us know any interesting treks.

Jack & Adeline

Nepal poonhill Trek 04 - 13 Jun 2014

The trekking company in Nepal is very professional. The guides have years of experience on the trails and we very detailed in explaining the routes and wild life we saw along the way…..  If training is carried out well, this should be a pretty easy trek for most people.

Best moment of the trip: Accent to catch sun rise on Poon Hill and the walk through the rain forest – Breathtaking views!

The moment you least enjoyed: Totally over dress. The weather was soooooo hot. We didn’t use the base layer at all.

…. Fly to Pokhara! The road traffic was so bad that it took 7-8hrs to travel there.

I will encourage others to participate in future for such adventure with X Trekkers. A professional company that knows their work.

Ivan Michael Pung

Nepal poonhill Trek 16-25 May 2014

I would like to thank you from my heart for your service and patience towards my traveling needs. My first time experience with Nepal was really awesome, I managed to reach ABC albeit my mountain sickness (but I quickly recovered before proceeding further). Every mountain is very beautiful to me, not just ABC. The mountain views along the planned route were fantastic and crystal clear, never get obstructed too much by the clouds. I also deeply appreciate my porter, Maila, and my guide, Yuba, for their kind consideration when planning the route for me. The original itinerary was to proceed to Ghandruk from ABC, but knowing that I would be bored backtracking towards Ghandruk, so they decided to walk me towards Landruk to reach Dhampus, which is a perfect spot for viewing the whole Annapurna range. Even a few days later after I was back in Singapore from Nepal, I still missed the good memories and different experience in Nepal. I must say it was my best trip of 2012.

George

Nepal ABC Trek 5-20 Dec 2012

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