The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a two week tour through some of Nepal's most amazing natural landscapes, taking you through rice paddies, river banks, lush forests and quaint villages.
What to Expect
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek gives visitors to Nepal a fun, exhilarating and deep insight into the natural and cultural heritage of this beautiful Himalayan country.
The trek starts at the river bank of the Modi River and ascends uphill, taking you through a changing landscape of river banks, thick forests and lush green paddy fields.
Lasting two-weeks in total, The Annapurna Trek stops off at various villages and farms, letting you rest and talk with friendly local villagers.
You'll also be introduced to a huge range of wildlife. This region of Nepal is home to 100 species of mammal, 60 species of reptile, and more than 450 species of birds.
Of course, the highlight and aim of The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is to reach Annapurna Mountain itself, where you'll trek through awe-inspiring mountain passes, providing some of the best mountain scenery Nepal has to offer.
Here's a brief summary of the trek's itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters / 4412 feet)
Arriving Kathmandu from your homeport, where Mosaic Adventure representative meets you at the airport, transfers you to the hotel nearby Thamel as per your requirement. Great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel.
Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, with our professional tour guide we visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Rest of the time you can use for travelling around Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries.
Day 3: Pokhara (850 meters / 2788 feet)
We start our day early in the morning to catch a tourist bus at 7 am, we then set off for Pokhara via Nepalese country side that offer green hills, river, farms etc. After a 200 km and around six hours drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); a city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. Do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town (walk around few lake, boating etc).
Day 4: Hike to Tikhedhunga (1540 meters / 5052 feet)
After our breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Nayapul which take about an hour. Our first day of Annapurna base camp trek is a bit easier hike through the bank of Modi Khola river, and the beautiful sight of lowland rice fields. Over night at teahouse. First day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850 meters / 9350 feet)
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps), a difficult part for most of the trekkers. During our 6 hrs hike we will experience the majestic views, rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, flora and fauna and many more. Overnight at teahouse. Second day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadhapani (2660 meters / 8727 feet)
Early morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters / 10531 feet( to see panoramic view with beautiful sun rise and after breakfast trek to Tadapani through dense forest; we get chance to see monkeys, birds and other animals. Overnight at teahouse. Third day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong (2140 meters / 7020 feet)
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest to a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive known as Chomrong. Our route from Tadapani to Chomrong route passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola with descent and steep along the way to Chomrong below the towering peaks Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). Overnight at teahouse. Fourth day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 08 : Chomrong to Dovan (2600 meters / 8530 feet)
Descending from Chomrong we reach Chomrong Khola and we climbing again to Khuldighar (2380 meters / 7808 feet) and to Dovan. Overnight at teahouse. Fifth day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 9: Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 meters / 12139 feet)
Gradual ascending through the river bank of Modi Khola we reach base camp of Machhapcuhre which also known as Mt. Fishtail. Overnight at teahouse. Sixth day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 10: Annapurna base camp (4110 meters / 13484 feet)
The trail continues gradual ascending Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. Overnight at Teahouse. Seventh day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 11: Bamboo (2340 meters / 7677 feet)
Wake up early morning, explore the hidden valley then trek back to Bamboo (2345meters), after breakfast you will be walking all the way down hill to Bamboo. 6 hours. Overnight at Teahouse. Eighth day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 12: Jhinu (1780 meters / 5839 feet)
Trek to Jhinu (hot spring) (1780meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Teahouse. Ninth day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 13: Nayapul-Pokhara
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Tenth/Last day of Annapurna Base Camp trek. You will have free time to relax, get message and enjoy your evening in lake side.
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Spend some hours in Pokhara and late morning flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Free time for shopping and other individual sightseeing in alleys of Kathmandu, specifically Thamel.
Day 15: Departure
Farewell and transfer to airport for flight back to destination country.
- Airport transfer and standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with local English-speaking guide
- All your standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek, A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government English speaking guide and required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 for 2 people)
- Annapurna conservation area fee
- Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fees
- Entrance and monument fees at various sightseeing places
- Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
- Mosaic adventure duffel/kit bag, exclusive medical kit bag and T-shirt (yours to keep)
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- All government taxes
What's Not Included
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc...
- Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks
- Travel Insurance (essential)
- Personal trekking equipment except stated above
- Tips for staffs and driver's
- Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blockage due to landslides, flight delays or cancellations due to weather or technical problems, accidents
Clients will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel before the start of the tour.