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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12D/11N (from Kathmandu)

Discover the Himalayas and challenge yourself on an incredible 12-day adventure.

Go white-water rafting, see some of the highest peaks of the world from Poon Hill, push your limits by climbing to the Annapurna Base Camp, and enjoy spectacular sceneries in the heart of this extraordinary region.

Tour Highlights

  • Trek to a dizzying 4,170m at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Go white-water rafting in beautiful scenery
  • Sleep overnight in cosy mountain guesthouses
  • Hike to Poon Hill at 3,232m for awesome views
Price from

$1,400.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 11 nights in mixed accommodations
  • - Pick-up, tour transport
  • - Meals depend on the chosen package
  • - English speaking guide during rafting group trip
  • - Equipment & permits

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara, Nepal

Today, after being picked-up from your Kathmandu accommodation, you will be transferred to the Trishuli River, located on the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway.

On arrival, you will receive an insight on the rafting techniques and security measures, before embarking your raft and begin this exciting rafting experience. Get a rush from this grade-3 river and awe at the amazing lush green scenery around you.

After 4 hours of exhilarating rafting you will jump on a bus to the laid-back town of Pokhara.

On arrival, make your way to your new accommodation and for check-in and overnight.

Day 2: Pokhara - Ulleri, Nepal

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (approx. 1.5 hours) to begin your trekking experience in Nayapul (1050m) to Ulleri via Birethanti (1065m) and Tikhedhunga which takes about 5:30 hours.

On the way you will be able to see the high peaks of the Himalayas looming in the distance as the road winds its way up to the starting point of the trek. Packed with your camera, warm sweater and some water you head off, accompanied by your guide and local porters.

For the last hour walk, get ready for a strenuous uphill climb to Ulleri.

Taxi from Pokhara (915m) to Nayapul (1050m), Trek to Ulleri (2000m) approx. 5.5 hours

Day 3: Ulleri - Ghorepani, Nepal

After breakfast (not included) it’s time to pack your things and head off on the trek.

The first stretch is fairly easy as you walk downhill into the valley and cross the Burungdi Khola river.

Make sure to stop and admire this spectacular mountain river which at times is a peacefully flowing stream but can fast become a wild churning rapid.

Then get ready for a strenuous uphill climb to Ghorepani at 2675m.

Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2675 m) approx. 5-6 hours

Day 4:  Ghorepani - Tadapani, Nepal

Take an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks.

Return to Ghorepani for a rewarding breakfast (not included) and begin your trek to Tadapani (2650 m) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks.

On the way, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green landscapes. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grant you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and other snowy peaks.

Stay overnight at a teahouse.

Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m) to Tadapani (2675m) approx. 5-6 hours

Day 5: Tadapani - Chomrong, Nepal

The day starts with steep downhill hike departing Tadapani through rhododendron forests followed by a easy walk to reach Gurjun, the village of Gurung people.

Continue to the the village of Chomrong at elevation of 2140 meters.

Stay overnight at teahouse.

Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Chomrong (2140m) approx. 4.5 hours

Day 6: Chomrong - Bamboo, Nepal

Leaving Chomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chomrong Khola River on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley.

High above the Modi Khola on its 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) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa (2350m) where you can take a break to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery.

Climb through rhododendron forests to Kuldi (2520m), once a British sheep breeding project) where you can stop in at the ACAP visitor centre and check post housed in stone buildings. In winter, it’s common to find snow anywhere from this point on.

Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m).

Stay overnight at teahouse.

Trek from Chomrong to Bamboo (2340m) approx. 5 hours

Day 7: Bamboo - Deurali, Nepal

Make a gentle ascent through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees.

The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m) where there are few lodges and campsites. Now you pass through a muddy trail which traverses high above the river.

After short trek, you reach the Himalayan Hotel (2900m) and a small village. Beyond it, the trail ascends steeply to Hinko Cave (3160m), a huge overhanging rock that provides some protection against rain and avalanches.

From here you will ascend another twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m).

Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m) approx. 5 hours

Day 8: Deurali - Annapurna, Nepal

Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m) through the Annapurna Sanctuary completed surrounded by mountains.

A 2-hour trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4170 meters.

There, you will enjoy unobstructed views of spectacular mountain scenery.

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m) approx 4.4 hours

Day 9: Annapurna - Dovan, Nepal

Make your way back to the small village of Dovan enjoying the views of the Himalayas as you hike downhill descending nearly 1500 meters.

Stop along the way to catch your breath and enjoy the peaceful mountain scenery.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m) approx. 5 hours

Day 10: Dovan - Jhinu Danda, Nepal

Descend from Dovan to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants.

After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and then flattens out until you reach Sinuwa.

Make a gradual descent to the Chomrong Khola and then follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chomrong.

The last part of the trail takes you on a steep descent to Jhinu Danda (1750m).

Enjoy a well-deserved soak in the hot springs at the bank of the Modi Khola located a short 20-minute walk from town.

Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1750m) approx. 6 hours

Day 11: Jhinu Danda - Pokhara, Nepal

Enjoy your last day in the Himalayas by hiking from Jhinu Danda to Birethanti descending 700 meters.

Make your way back to Nayapul and Pokhara by bus reaching the comforts of the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara in the afternoon/evening for overnight.

Trek from Jhinu Danda to Birethanti (1025m), Bus to Pokhara approx. 5 hours

Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu, Nepal

It is time to say goodbye to this beautiful and laidback Himalayan town as you will catch a bus to return to the Nepalese capital today.

On arrival at Kathmandu bus terminal, this amazing adventure will come to an end.

We wish you a safe outbound journey.