• Trip Style : Hiking & Trekking
  • Trip Difficulty : Moderate Hiking
  • Max Altitude : 4,100 meters
  • Daily Walking Hours : Approx. 4-6
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  • Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Start-End : Kathmandu/ Pokhara

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Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days Hiking 

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the few treks that combines much diversity of landscapes and brings you so close to the base of 7000 and 8000 meters peaks in such a short period of time. The most visited ABC trekking for 10 days is an easy and pleasant trek up to the base of mighty Annapurna I (8091m).

The trail starts from the lowland and goes through terrace farming villages, lush rhododendron, and bamboo forests to high-altitude landscapes with the Annapurna range in view most of the time. This trek also is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek which is the world-famous and fascinating trek into the Himalayan Mountains to the base of Annapurna I, the tenth-highest peak in the world is one of the stunning treks in the Annapurna region.

Annapurna base camp trek in 10 days commences after a scenic drive or flight from Kathmandu to the vibrant city of Pokhara. This is a gorgeous city, surrounded by the Himalayan peaks and tropical hills. We will have a chance to explore the city and boating on Phewa Lake. The next day, transferring to Phedi or Nayapul, both places are starting points of Annapurna base camp trekking, the trek continues to Chhomrong, a beautiful Magar village on the lap of the gorgeous Annapurna south.

The trail continues down to Chhomrong River and climbs up to Sinuwa from where mighty Fishtail Mountain gets close by you. Walking through the bamboo forest to Dovan, Himalaya and Deurali towards the Annapurna base camp we get rewarded by the views of towering peaks and vast rock walls. From Deurali the landscapes change into barren and as the gorge widens, we climb to Fishtail base camp at 3700m on the lateral moraine of Annapurna south glacier.

The steady ascent to Annapurna base camp reveals the full splendor of a huge natural amphitheater. Here at base camp, we are fascinated by 360-degree views of Himalayan giants including Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more snowcapped peaks. The stunning Annapurna glacier is another marvelous thing to see from Base camp.

We trek back to Chhomrong and continue to Dhampus or Nayapul, on the way back we can enjoy the natural hot spring at Jinudanda. Annapurna Base Camp has many options and itineraries. Here below, we have presented a 10-day itinerary with Kathmandu and Pokhara tours.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the diverse landscapes, exceptional Himalayan villages,
  • Vibrant culture and dazzling peaks on the Annapurna Base Camp trekking

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet and greet by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. After a rest and refreshment we invite you to join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the local meal and drinks with a short briefing of Annapurna base camp trek. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal surrounded by Annapurna Himalayas. Our journey from Kathmandu begins early in the morning if we go by tourist bus and if we take a flight we can fly any time of the day. Evening leisurely walk around Phewa Lake and overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:8,25m

This morning, we will be driven two hours to Nayapul which is the trek starting point and from here we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. While in the trail, we enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. We further pass along various small villages crossing suspension bridge and arrive in Ghandurk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli peaks, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung culture and community at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Ghandruk
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,000m

At this juncture, we climb up for an hour up to Ghandruk kot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then, we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. While climbing, we encounter with the mighty peak of Annapurna South above the village and the view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Chhomrong
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,100m

We walk through the pretty forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban and then Himalaya hotel. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Himalayan Hotel
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,850m

The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We will either stay here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine. Overnight at guest  house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Machhapuchere Base camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,700m

On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchre Base Camp, the vegetation disappears. We will see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary. We follow a stream and then climb to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Upon arrival at this panoramic view site, we savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today then you will trek back to Sinuwa which is most easy descending route. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Annapurna Base Camp / Sinuwa
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,100m

From Sinuwa we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through the steep downhill to Jinudanda. After about 4 to 5 hours trek, we reach at Jinudanda, here we can enjoy the hot spring. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Jinudanda
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,200m

In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village following the gentle trail and walking mostly on a flat route to Kimche village. This part of trek is delightful and pleasant. We continue to Saulibazaar where we may stop to enjoy our lunch. After lunch we trek to Beraithanti then to Nayapul. From Nayapul we take drive to back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:8,25m

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Kathmandu. Evening enjoy the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.

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