Introduction to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular high-altitude hiking trails in Nepal. This trek is one of many favorite trekking destinations in Nepal by many foreign and domestic trekkers. Annapurna base camp is located at a height of 4,130m above sea level. Thousands of trekkers travel annually in this area. There are many trekking trails to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Usually, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking requires 14 days to start from Pokhara and end at Pokhara.
Compared to other trekking areas in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trekking area is the only trekking route that is not disturbed by road construction. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking provides you with an abundance of nature and Himalayan scenery so it is classified as Annapurna Balcony Trekking Trails.
Beautiful Mountains in the Trek
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will have the opportunity to see incredible Himalayan ranges such as Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Singu Chuli (6,501m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Baraha Shikhar (7,647m), Manaslu (8,163m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Nilgiri South (6,839m), Tukuche (6,920m), and other surrounding peaks.
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Annapurna Base Camp is not only about the amazing beauty of the mountains you will witness when you get there, but it is also to an extent about every little trademark you experience throughout the trip. The breathtaking views of the bamboo, alpine flora, and the dense rhododendron forest preserved within the sanctuary will captivate you. Bamboo, alpine flora, and dense rhododendron forests look especially beautiful in the spring season.
In many places, you are elcomed by local ethnic people, mostly Gurungs and Magars. Observing their cultures, and traditions will certainly be a joy for your campaign. Informal conversations that get you on the way with the locals, shared with them with a smile that adds fuel to your journey when they greet you.
The Buddhist prayer flag that hangs in various places will garnish the peaceful state of your mind. There are two different ways to start the Annapurna base camp trek from Dhampus or Nayapul. We arrange the trekkers’ choices with both options.
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Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) – 7 to 8 hours.
Drive Pokhara to Nayapul (2 hours) and start trek to Ulleri (1,960m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,860m.) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Excursion to Poon hill (3,193m) and trek to Tadapani (2,590m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,340m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Chhomrong to Doban (2,505m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Doban to Deurali (3,100m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,335m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1610m). – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Jhinudanda to Landruk (1,565m) – 3 to 4 hours walk.
Landruk to Dhampus (1,650m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Dhampus to Phedi (2 to 3 hours walk) and drive to Pokhara (30 minutes).
Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu – 7 to 8 hours.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex