Annapurna RangeThe Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The best way is to walk there in a small group. I often came across a lot of large groups & were so appreciative of not being in one for a number of reasons. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes, with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. The setting of the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days.
Day 01: By Bus/Car/Hiace: Kathmandu to Pokhara/ 200 km and stay overnight
Day 02: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,577m). Two-hour drive to Nayapul (1070m) and start trekking following Bhurungi Khola and reach Tikhedhunga/ lodge.
Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855m). Ascend to Ulleri Village through a pleasant Rhododendron forest and arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass and o/n lodge.
Day 04: Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,680m). Early wake up and walk up to Poon Hill for one hour to observe the. Sun-rise and a magnificent Mountain View and walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani and o/n lodge.
Day 05: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m). An easy way down to Kimrung Khola for lunch, ascend again to Chhomorong village which lies at the base of Himchuli at the elevation of 6,441m, which also offers a close view of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre and o/n lodge.
Day 06: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,873m). Forward to Kuldi Ghar for about 3 hrs and down to the bank of Modi river viewing thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge. Passing by the pasture of Tomo and Panchen .Barah climb up to Himalayan Hotel (lodge).
Day 07: Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Keeping up on the west bank of Modi follow a more .open valley at the side of Machhapuchhre Base Camp leaving you the choice- either to stay or continue to the Annapurna Base Camp and o/n lodge.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. Descend and follow the same way to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo and o/n lodge.
Day 09: Bamboo to Himalpani. Walk up to Chhomrong and further way down to Himal pani / Jhinu Dada o/n lodge.
Day 10: Himalpani to Pothana (1980m). Walk downwards to Modi river and ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurung village and lunch at Tolkha and yet another easy ascent up to Deurali. Overnight at Pothana.
Day 11: Pothana to Pokhara (820m). About 3-4 hours easy way down via Dhampus village to Phedi then d one hour drive to Pokhara.
Day 12:Pokhara to Kathmandu by car/Bus/flight .