12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Code: JTHK012
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek

Major Attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • Visit Pokhara City, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal
  • Gurung and Magar Village
  • Hot Spring Water
  • Finger licking traditional Nepali Food
  • Cascade Waterfalls
  • Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna Range
  • Mt Machhapuchhre base Camp
  • Walk beside the Deepest Gorge in the Word, Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • A close view of Annapurna, you have never seen before

Annapurna Base Camp trek is the one of the most popular trek in the earth, that offers breathtaking views of heavenly created Mountain massif and experience the traditional lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Every Year thousands of national and international citizens go for the adventurous Annapurna Base CamP Trek. During this trek, you have to pass to Mt. Machapuchare Base Camp in order to reach the ABC. Wow, isn’t it a great shot? You can visit two popular trek destination in one trek. Mt Machhapuchhre is famous for its appearance and religious belief. Similarly, you will also walk along with the deepest gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge.  The Camp is situated at 4130m height. One the way to Annapurna Base Camp, you will experience the Gurung and Magar village, forest of rhododendron, orchids and various natural flora and fauna.

*Jatra travels is one of the most trusted tours and travel company of Nepal that has been working in tourism area from more than a decade. We will provide experienced guides who speak fluent English and other major language. We take of all legal permits to so don’t worry about legal terms and conditions while staying over here in Nepal. Relax and explore the beauty.

Note for Trekkers: – if the trip is cancelled before the time span because of any Disasters like earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, floods etc. or Due to the reason of our guide and porter, the remaining cash will be refunded to you. But, if the trip is cancelled from your own side before the time span, the remaining cash will not be refunded back to you.

Note:-  During your trek, sometimes we have to stop in teahouses for a small break, which is not so much facilitated. They have shared washing rooms and toilet. Similarly, it is easier to get the single room at Kathmandu and lower elevation places. However, in high altitude accommodations are on twin Sharing basis. However, Jatra Travels will arrange a single room along with attached bathroom as much as possible.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private Transport
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara
  • City tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • All necessary transportation during the trek
  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis in teahouses during the trek
  • Deluxe Tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Pokhara to Nayapol by private transport
  • Guide and Porters Bus Tickets
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All staff’s insurance, meals, salary & accommodation
  • Sleeping Bag ( to be returned after the trek }
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at Nepali Cultural restaurant
  • All necessary paperwork, conservation fees and trekking permits
  •  All government and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International  airfare
  • Main meals during your stay in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Beverages (Hard or Soft drinks, Mineral Water Bottles, Filtered Water)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel and health insurance
  • Personal travel equipment and medical supplies
  • Personal expenses on the trek (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge fee, extra porters, bottle water or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • Any cost arisen due to circumstances outside of our control like landslide, road blockage, political disturbance, strike, guest sickness, natural disaster etc.
  • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program
  • Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost
  • Tips for trekking guide & porters.
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.
BEST SEASONSeptember, October, November, Early December, March, April & May
TRIP ROUTEKathmandu- Kathmandu


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Height: 1,300 meters (4,593 feet)

Day 2: Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley

  • Height: Varies depending on the sites visited in the Kathmandu Valley. Most sites are located in the range of 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) to 1,500 meters (4,921 feet).

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, then trek to Ghandruk

  • Starting height: Nayapul – 1,070 meters (3,510 feet)
  • Ending height: Ghandruk – 1,940 meters (6,360 feet)
  • Highest point: Ghandruk – 1,940 meters (6,360 feet)

Day 4: Ghandruk to Chhomrong

  • Starting height: Ghandruk – 1,940 meters (6,360 feet)
  • Ending height: Chhomrong – 2,170 meters (7,120 feet)
  • Highest point: Chhomrong – 2,170 meters (7,120 feet)

Day 5: Chhomrong to Bamboo

  • Starting height: Chhomrong – 2,170 meters (7,120 feet)
  • Ending height: Bamboo – 2,310 meters (7,580 feet)
  • Highest point: Sinuwa – 2,340 meters (7,680 feet)

Day 6: Bamboo to Deurali

  • Starting height: Bamboo – 2,310 meters (7,580 feet)
  • Ending height: Deurali – 3,230 meters (10,600 feet)
  • Highest point: Deurali – 3,230 meters (10,600 feet)

Day 7: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Starting height: Deurali – 3,230 meters (10,600 feet)
  • Ending height: Annapurna Base Camp – 4,130 meters (13,550 feet)
  • Highest point: Annapurna Base Camp – 4,130 meters (13,550 feet)

Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

  • Starting height: Annapurna Base Camp – 4,130 meters (13,550 feet)
  • Ending height: Bamboo – 2,310 meters (7,580 feet)
  • Highest point: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – 3,700 meters (12,140 feet)

Day 9: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

  • Starting height: Bamboo – 2,310 meters (7,580 feet)
  • Ending height: Jhinu Dada – 1,780 meters (5,840 feet)
  • Highest point: Chhomrong – 2,170 meters (7,120 feet)

Day 10: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

  • Starting height: Jhinu Dada – 1,780 meters (5,840 feet)
  • Ending height: Nayapul – 1,070 meters (3,510 feet)
  • Highest point: Kimche – 1,640 meters (5,380 feet)

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Height: Varies depending on the route taken from Pokhara to Kathmandu, but generally around 1,400 meters (4,593 feet).

Day 12: Departure


Details Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu | 1,350m. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300 meters). Guests are received by our airport representative and escorted to the hotel. Take your time to refresh yourself and your day is free so you can walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square or explore the Thamel. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the god.

 Day 02:- Trek preparation and sightseeing at Kathmandu | 1350m. We will start our day visiting Swayambhunath in the early morning locate din northwest Kathmandu. The monastery offers a brilliant depiction of Buddhist influence in Kathmandu. After that we will visit Pashupatinath Temple which is the pilgrim of Hindu. And finally, we will end with a tour to Boudhanath Stupa. All of these sites are UNESCO heritage Site which cover the heart of the Valley. We tour these destinations with our private car. If needed we can do shopping for necessary equipment’s for the trek in the evening.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and drive-Nayapul- Trek to Ghandruk.

Pokhara, which is a beautiful city located in central Nepal. Once you arrive, you can take a short drive to Nayapul, which is the starting point of your trek. From Nayapul, you will start trekking towards Ghandruk, which is a picturesque village located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is quite scenic, and you will get to experience the stunning mountain views, lush forests, and charming local villages along the way.

The trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk is approximately 9.5 kilometers long, and it will take you around 5-6 hours to complete, depending on your pace. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages, including Birethanti, which is a popular stop for trekkers. Once you reach Ghandruk, you can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. You can also explore the local village and learn more about the culture and traditions of the Gurung people, who are the predominant ethnic group in the area.

Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong from Ghandruk (2170m/5 Hrs Walk). On Day 4 of the trek, you will start your journey towards Chhomrong from Ghandruk, which is located at an altitude of 1940 meters. The trek to Chhomrong is approximately 5 hours long and covers a distance of around 10 kilometers. The trail from Ghandruk to Chhomrong starts with a descent towards the Kimrong Khola river. You will cross a suspension bridge over the river and start ascending towards Chhomrong. The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron forests and small villages, offering stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village located at an altitude of 2170 meters. It is the last permanent settlement before entering the Annapurna Sanctuary. The village is situated on a hilltop, and it offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Chhomrong is a popular overnight stop for trekkers who are on their way to Annapurna Base Camp. The village has several tea houses and lodges where you can stay overnight and enjoy local food and hospitality.

The trek to Chhomrong is considered moderate in difficulty, and it is suitable for most people who have a reasonable level of fitness. However, the trail involves some steep ascents and descents, so it is essential to take proper precautions and rest whenever necessary.

Day 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo. On Day 5 of the trek  from Chhomrong to Bamboo is a scenic and rewarding trek that takes you through the lush forests and small villages of the Annapurna region. The trek starts with a steep descent to the Chhomrong Khola river, followed by a challenging climb up to Sinuwa. Along the way, you will be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. The trail is generally well-marked and easy to follow, but it can be slippery and muddy in places, so it’s important to wear appropriate footwear and exercise caution. When you reach Bamboo, you’ll have a chance to rest and recharge at one of the many teahouses or guesthouses in the area. Overall, the trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo is a great way to experience the beauty and culture of the Annapurna region.

Day 06: Bamboo to Deurali : The trek from Bamboo to Deurali is a beautiful and moderate trek that takes you through a diverse landscape of bamboo forests, waterfalls, and steep rocky terrain. The trail starts from Bamboo and gradually ascends towards Deurali, passing through the Himalayan vegetation and forests of oak and rhododendron trees. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and as you climb higher, you will witness the dramatic change in the landscape. The trail is relatively easy until you reach Hinku Cave, where it becomes steeper and rocky. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to complete and is moderately challenging due to the elevation gain. Overall, it’s a beautiful trek that showcases the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Day 07: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp. The trek from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful and scenic route that takes you through lush forests, steep climbs, and stunning mountain vistas. The trek starts at Deurali and goes up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, located at an altitude of 3,700 meters, passing through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. The Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers a close-up view of the towering Machhapuchhre peak (6,993 meters). The trail then continues to Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters, surrounded by high Himalayan peaks including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and others. The Annapurna Base Camp offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas, making it a highlight of the trek. The entire trek takes around 6 hours to complete and is a moderately difficult trek.

Day 08:  Trek back to Bamboo (2310m/6 Hours Walk). On day 08 of your trek, you will be leaving Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and heading towards Bamboo. The trek will take about 6 hours. The trail from ABC to Bamboo descends steeply through the dense forest and passes through several small settlements and tea houses along the way. You will also cross the Modi Khola river several times as you make your way down.

Day 09:Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m/6 Hrs Walk).On day 09 of your trek, you will be trekking from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda. The trek will take approximately 6 hours. The trail from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda is mostly downhill, with a few uphill sections as well. You will pass through several small villages and settlements along the way. The trek begins with a gentle descent from Bamboo to Sinuwa, a small village that is located on a ridge. From there, the trail continues downhill to the Chomrong Khola river, which you will cross over a suspension bridge. After crossing the river, the trail climbs uphill to the village of Chomrong, which is the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Chomrong is a popular stop for trekkers and has several lodges and tea houses where you can take a break.

From Chomrong, the trail descends steeply down to Jhinu Danda, a small village located on the banks of the Modi Khola river. Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties. You can take a dip in the hot springs and relax your tired muscles after the long trek.

Day 10: Trek to Nayapol – 7 Hrs Walk & Drive to Pokhara.On day 10 of your trek, you will be trekking from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and then taking a drive to Pokhara. The trek will take about 7 hours, and the drive to Pokhara will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu and stay at Hotel. On day 11 of your trek, you will be leaving Pokhara and returning to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can rest and relax after your trek. You may also want to explore some of the cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu, such as the Swayambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square, or Pashupatinath Temple.

Day 12:Back to home. On day 12 of your trip, you will be flying back home from Kathmandu. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping before you depart.

Make sure to check your flight details in advance and arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu can get busy, so it’s important to allow enough time for check-in and security procedures.

Once you’re on board your flight, sit back, relax, and reflect on the amazing experience you’ve had in Nepal. You’ll be leaving with memories that will last a lifetime, and hopefully, a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.


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