Annapurna Trek

Next to the Everest Base Camp trek, there is an equally beautiful trek in Nepal known to mountain lovers as the Annapurna trek in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp trek, many have heard about it, and others have dreamt about it! The Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal offer entirely different views than Everest but are equal in their beauty!

During the Annapurna Trek travelers connect with the ethnic Gurung people and their old traditions. Beautiful views await every nature enthusiast that wishes to explore the Annapurna Range in Nepal.

Trip Highlights:

  • Views of Mt. Annapurna, South Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and many more.
  • Traditional villages
  • Beautiful rivers and Rhododendron Forests
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • The hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city

The Annapurna Trek can complete for 14 days and made longer or shorter by the Peregrine Treks & Expedition team according to your wishes. The best season for this trek will be between September and November and from March to April. Filled with various fauna and flora, lush forests, life-giving rivers, and traditional mountain villages, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is it for every outdoor lover!

During this trek in the Annapurna Mountains, Trekkers can also enjoy the views of some of the world’s highest peaks and mountains. Highest will be the mighty Mt. Annapurna I at 8,091m, followed by Mt Annapurna II at 7,939m, and others like Mt. Hiachuli, Mt Annapurna III, IV, and of course the iconic Fishtail Mountain, also known as Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Panoramic View of Annapurna Base Camp
Panoramic View of Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp trek originates from Nayapul to many foreigners known as New Bridge. Before reaching this starting point, a journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes place with beautiful sceneries. Our goal is ultimately the Base Camp of Annapurna. Still, along our journey, various hotspots will come in our path, such as photographer’s paradise Poon Hill from where we will enjoy one of the most magical sunrises in the world!

Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trek
US$ 1450

The Trek takes us to lush jungles, crossing various streams and rivers, green valleys, and villages filled with hospitality and good Nepali culture. Many people living in this area belong to the racial group called Gurung. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Chomrong are filled with these people practicing old traditions and still thrive on their ancestor’s methods of farming, handcraft, and way of life. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will help you interact with and explain their culture as we trek through the regions.
Indeed a must-do if you wish to explore culture and highlands. The Annapurna Base Camp trek shows you it all and more. Enjoy the ABC trek in Nepal that promises you some of Nepal’s best places to visit!

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our airport representative
  • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
  • Trek preparation
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara driving by AC Tourist bus
  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Departure to Pokhara by AC tourist bus
  • Lunch break near the riverside
  • Scenic drive along the Trishuli river
  • Arrival and check-in at Pokhara Lakeside
  • Evening walk along Phewa Lake
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara
Cirty of Paradise - Pokhara Valley
City of Paradise – Pokhara Valley
Day 03: Pokhara drive to Nayapul trek to Hile
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Trekking equipment check
  • Drive about one hour to Nayapul
  • Start the trek to Birethanti
  • ACAP permit and TIMS check post
  • About 3 hours trek towards Hile
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Hile
Modi River - view from Annapurna Trek
Modi River – view from Annapurna Trek

* Optional to trek further for about 20 min. to Tikhedunga

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Cross the suspension bridge
  • Climb the legendary 3250 stone steps to Ulleri village
  • Gradual climb to Banthanti
  • A final push through beautiful rhododendron forest to Ghorepani
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Ghorepani
On and around Ghorepani
On and around Ghorepani of Annapurna Trek
Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tandapani
  • Early wake-up (about 4 to 4.30 am)
  • Hike up to Poon Hill for about 1 hour
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Poon Hill viewpoint combined with an epic sunrise!
  • Head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and departure
  • Hike through rhododendron forest until Deurali
  • Descend towards Banthanti
  • Downwards hike followed by a climb of 2 hours until reaching Tandapani
  • Enjoy the views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, and the majestic Machhapuchhre
  • Overnight stay at Tandapani
Sunrise View from Poon Hill of Annapurna Trek
Sunrise View from Poon Hill of Annapurna Trek
Day 06: Tandapani to Chomrung
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downhill trek until reaching a large suspension bridge
  • After crossing the bridge, a climb of about 1 hour will take us to Gurung
  • Uphill trek for about an hour
  • After the climb, an easy trail brings us to Chomrung
  • Overnight stay at Chomrong village
Suspension bridge at Chhomrong - On the way to Annapurna Trek
Suspension bridge at Chhomrong – On the way to Annapurna Trek

Traveler’s note: plastic water bottles are prohibited from here

Day 07: Chomrong to Dobhan
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descending the 2500 stone stairs leads us to the Chomrong Khola (River)
  • After crossing the river, we hike up about an hour to Sinwa
  • From Sinwa, we enter the magical Bamboo, rhododendron, fern, and oak forest trail that leads to Bamboo
  • Continue through the forest until reaching Dobhan
  • Overnight stay at Dobhan village
The majestic peaks of Annapurna South (left, 7219 m), Hiunchuli (center, 6441 m) and Fishtail (right, 6993 m) as seen from the mountainous village of Chhomrong
The majestic peaks of Annapurna South (left, 7219 m), Hiunchuli (center, 6441 m), and Fishtail (right, 6993 m) as seen from the mountainous village of Chhomrong
Day 08: Dobhan to Deurali
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Slightly uphill trek along the cool forest until reaching the Himalaya hotel
  • Heading further up, we get to see the famous Hinku Cave
  • Short push until reaching Deurali
  • Overnight stay at Deurali village
On the way to MBC from Deurali during Annapurna Trek
On the way to MBC from Deurali during Annapurna Trek
Day 09: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Climb up to the top of Deurali
  • Enjoy the fantastic views from above
  • Further, climb through forest trails until reaching MBC
  • Overnight stay at the lower altitudes to avoid altitude sickness at MBC
At the top of Machhapuchhre
At the top of Machhapuchhre

Traveler’s note: the following day, we head out early, so prepare your camera!

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
  • Early wake-up (4 am)
  • Prepare for our climb to ABC (don’t forget flashlights and a camera)
  • Steep climb for about 1 hour
  • Gently upwards climb until reaching the Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the views and reach our target destination of this trek!
  • Mountain panoramas of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, and the Annapurna massif (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, together with the sunrise, will give you memories for a
  • lifetime.
  • Head back down to MBC for breakfast and departure
  • Following the same trail back past Dobhan to Bamboo
  • Overnight stay at Bamboo village.
Towards Annapurna Base Camp
Towards Annapurna Base Camp
Day 11: Dobhan to Jhinu Danda (Hot Springs!)
  • Breakfast and departure
  • A gently climb followed by a straight path leads us to upper Sinwa
  • Descend to the Chomrong Khola
  • Following the familiar trail back up to Chomrong
  • From here, we head straight to Jhinu Danda
  • Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda
Jhinu Hot Spring
Jhinu Hot Spring

Traveler’s note: Jhinu Danda has access to natural healing hot springs. A nominal fee for a ticket is charged, so bring some rupees before heading down there, a cultural program can also be organized with the trekking crew and the locals to celebrate your achievement of reaching ABC! Please inform your guide.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Our last day of trekking will bring us on an easy-going trail to Nayapul (New Bridge)
  • It will take about 5 hours to reach Nayapul
  • From Nayapul, after our ACAP check, we take a taxi or local bus back to Pokhara
  • After reaching the hotel in Pokhara, we get the rest of the day free
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara city
Nayapul - Last day of Annapurna Trek
Nayapul – Last day of Annapurna Trek
Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu
  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Depart from the tourist bus park back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to the hotel for check-in and farewell to the Peregrine guide and porter(s)
  • Rest of the day free for souvenir shopping or leisure
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

Traveler’s note: it is common to tip staff for providing a good service during your trek

Day 14: Final departure to your country
  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the International airport 3 hours before your departing time
  • Traveler’s note: for late flights, you have the option to go sightseeing with our guide around the Kathmandu valley; please inquire us during your booking.