Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Duration: 16 Days

Trip Duration

16 Days

Maximum Altitude


Trip Grade


Group Size

2-12 People


Trekking and sightseeing


Hotel, lodge (teahouse)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days Overview

This is a combo trip where the toughness of Himalayan hiking is made easy as we walk amidst regal scenery and green hamlets that makes the trek a joy as we head down to the Annapurna Base Camp which is also well known as the ‘Annapurna Sanctuary’’ trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp venture is a trademark trip which is sought all over the world by lovers of the wilderness. It is one of Nepal’s most loved trekking destinations; this trek is teasingly challenging to the extent that you’d love it, especially if you are a greenhorn. It is a more moderate venture of immense proportions as we hike the elevations to the Annapurna Base Camp at (4200m) walking through gorgeous lush surrounding of the Annapurna Sanctuary, a mountainous amphitheater of spectacular peaks that leave us amazed to the bone…

A highly scenic trail where the landscapes and the natural ecosystems are a treat for those who love nature for what it is, the Annapurna Base camp trek is a wonderful integration of culture with an interesting mix of communities that include the Gurungs and Magars that make up most of the population on this trail where interactions with the local folks who live in colorful villages give us a lot of insights into their rich traditions and lifestyles, putting more zest into our trekking holidays; the high peaks of the Annapurna range as we reach base camp is a lifetime memory of the stunning views that we get of Mt. Annapurna 1, Annapurna III at 7555m, Gangapurna at 7454m, Machhapuchre at 6999m, Lamjung himal at 6986m and the Dhaulagiri at 8167m with several more famous peaks leave us awestruck at the might of these mountains as we think of the many expeditions that were successful on these peaks.

Our trek starts from Nayapul after we stroll around the beautiful valley of lakes that we know as Pokhara. We soon hit the trails from the foothills of ABC as we hike through lively villages with cultivated terraces and observe the local folks singing romantic local bards going about happily with their agricultural chores attired in red saris and cows splattered with vermilion on the heads. Cows are revered animals in Nepal. The trail climbs gently by the banks of the Modi River, and we witness gently gushing waterfalls and sublime rhododendron forests, home to some of the rarest birds on the planet. The trek is a wonderful experience that blends the natural beauty of nature, and a friendly cultural welcome in the kind of wilderness you will rarely find anywhere else. Family Adventure Treks will be your ideal partner for a special holiday of this kind…

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu and drive to hotel over night Hotel.

It’s a wonderful experience flying into Kathmandu on a bright sunny day. The vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks rambling down below you are almost thrilling and real exciting, beginning a whole connection of memorable experiences that stay with you for a very long time to come. And as your plane hits the runaway, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and the first over night at your hotel in old Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus/car or flight (it is 6 hour journey)

It is a lovely 6-7 hours journey by road as you drive through a scenic highway, getting fantastic views of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles as well as farm terraces and villages that give us some insights into Nepal’s colorful rural landscapes. After a rest and some refreshing snacks, you can walk around the lakeside of this beautiful city of lakes to explore the many attractive surrounding areas. Your first overnight in the city of lakes – Pokhara. Breakfast

Day 03: After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul by private Car /Van; we then begin our trek to Tikhedhunga.

After reaching Nayapul, our trek starts! After a 15 minutes short hike along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m), a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From here, the trail continues through the village. The route follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day; our journey allows us to get used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. We then make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of gentle hiking from Nangethanti, we will reach Ghorepani at 2775m. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 05: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.

We will get up early in the morning and after a hot cupper coffee, we go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here we will get superb views of an amazing sunrise, and panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Fishtail, and a lot of other well known peaks. After excursion to Poon Hill, we will go back to our hotel; enjoy a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 06: Trek to Chhomrung

The day starts with steep downhill hike. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is a village inhabited by the Gurung ethnic community. We then take an easy walk to Chhomrung at (2020m). Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 07: Trek to Dovan

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola & again we continue climbing to Khudighar at 2380m where there is an ACAP Check post, and continuous walking brings us to Dovan for an overnight at our lodge – B. L. D

Day 08: Trek to Deurali

The day begins with the climb through bamboo, and then lovely rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko at 3020m. Our accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanches which will hopefully not happen when we are there. In most cases avalanches occur in the monsoons. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4230m]

Today the trail climbs up past the Machhapuchare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. We can either end the day at Machhapuchare Base Camp or trek for two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. As we get to the Annapurna South Base Camp, we stand to behold awesome striking landscapes, grand panoramic views of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Hereabouts, the mountain scenery literally stops our breath for several seconds, leaving us stunned. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 10: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and track back to Dovan [2030m]

After a hot breakfast, we check out from base camp with the trail descending on a stone staircase, we cross a swaying suspension bridge, and then climb out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on the west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) we reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb through rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then only a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge at Dovan at (2030m.). Stay overnight at our lodge – B.L.D.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). [1750m]

Our path descends to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar where the trail turns quite flat until we reach Sinuwa. We then gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola, where we follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail goes steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town we walk down for 20 minutes to reach the hot spring at the banks of the Modi Khola. We Enjoy the evening at the hot spring and relax our bodies. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 12: Trek to Pothana [1600m] via Landruk

The first part of the trek is descending and then proceeds along flat land until we reach Himal Pani. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, we arrive at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin communities. Our trail then gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascends and returns to level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. The trail then gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. This is a day where we will enjoy hiking by lovely waterfalls, viewing landscapes of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and many more huge peaks. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D

Day 13: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara

Early in the morning, we get to enjoy glorious views of a stunning Sunrise through Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchare & the sweet countryside. After breakfast, we take a 2 hours easy downhill hike to Phedi where the road links us to Pokhara. It is simply half an hour drive to Pokhara from Phedi. In the Afternoon, we relax by chilling out with some beers or go shopping on our own by the lakeside in lovely Pokhara.

Overnight at our hotel – B.B

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu by car/ or a tourist coach

If we fly back to Kathmandu, it’s a 35 minutes flight, however, a Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first cable car is operated to reach the Manakamana Temple [the temple of wishes]. This is a great scenic drive that we can enjoy very much. We reach Kathmandu and check into our hotel and a comfortable bed. Overnight in Kathmandu with breakfast

Day 15: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

After a good night’s sleep, we wake up, refresh, have a few cuppers with breakfast and then get set for our Kathmandu cultural tour. Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Overnight at our hotel in the valley of the gods – Breakfast

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for our onward Journey home.

After a lovely b/fast, we prepare for our departure to the airport for our connecting flight home. Our vehicle and our office representative will be on standby at your hotel to pick you up for your transfer to the airport. Family Adventure Treks and Expeditions has enjoyed the time we spent together and we do hope in the months ahead you will remember us and the amazing holiday you enjoyed in our country Nepal. Adios friend, we hope to meet again someday!

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna circite trekking route map
  • flight ticket from jomsom to pokhara
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

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