Annapurna base camp Trek Detail itinerary
Annapurna base camp Trek Detail itinerary
The 12-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is a condensed version of the longer Annapurna Circuit trek, focusing on reaching the base camp of Mount Annapurna. This itinerary assumes you will be starting and ending your trek in Nayapul, which is a common starting point. Here’s a detailed itinerary for a 12-day Annapurna Base Camp trek:
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 KM) 900m.
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus 7-8 hours drive then transfer to hotel in Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft) 5 hours
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (approximately 1-2 hours) Trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village. Enjoy the traditional culture, architecture, and stunning mountain views. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.
Day 4: Ghandruk to Chhomrom (2,170m/7,120ft). 5 hours.
Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong, descending through forests and terraced fields. Reach Chhomrong, a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight stay in Chhomrong
Day 5: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m/7,577ft)
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo-4-5 hours, descending through bamboo and rhododendron forests. Cross the Chhomrong Khola and continue through the Modi Khola valley. Overnight stay in Bamboo
Day 6: Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft)
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali-4-5 hours, gradually ascending through forests. Pass through the Hinku Cave and enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks. Overnight stay in Deurali
Day 7: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft)
From Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4-5 hours (ABC), the highlight of the trek.Marvel at the close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. Overnight stay in Annapurna Base Camp
Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,577ft)
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo-5-6 hours, retracing your steps. Descend through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, and Dovan. Overnight stay in Bamboo
Day 9: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,840ft)
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda-5 hours, where you can relax in natural hot springs. Enjoy the serene surroundings and unwind after the trek. Overnight stay in Jhinu Danda
Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) and drive to Pokhara
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, passing through beautiful villages and terraced fields Drive back to Pokhara (approximately 1-2 hours) Celebrate the completion of the trek in Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara To Kathmandu 7-8 Hours Drive.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic views along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Departure From Kathmandu
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Nepal with wonderful memories of your Annapurna Base camp trek adventure.
Please note that this itinerary is just a guideline and can be adjusted according to your preferences and available time. It’s essential to trek responsibly, respect local customs, and take necessary precautions while trekking in Annapurna Region.
The best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Annapurna region.
Spring (March to May): This is the post-winter season when the weather starts to warm up, and the trekking trails become vibrant with blooming flowers and rhododendrons. The temperature is generally mild, with clear skies and excellent visibility. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.
Autumn (September to November): This is the post-monsoon season when the weather is stable, and the skies are generally clear. The temperature is comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Annapurna Region, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the festive atmosphere during the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar festivals.
Both seasons have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you enjoy seeing colorful flowers and blooming vegetation, spring is a good choice. If you prefer clearer skies and panoramic mountain views, autumn is a great option. It’s worth noting that the Annapurna region can be visited year-round, but other seasons such as winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) may bring more challenges due to cold temperatures, snowfall, and potential landslides.