10 Day Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal is a beautiful hike and the best lifetime experience in Nepal Asia.
The 10 Day Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal is the most popular and delights with each moment of the walks facing constant views of mighty Annapurna peaks and spectacular Machhapuchhre mountain. Besides mountain views and dramatic scenic landscapes of rolling green hills. The Annapurna valley covered by tall rhododendron and pine woods. Where the local culture of native Gurung people is equally fascinating to observe on walks into nice lively villages around Ghandruk and Chomrong.
The Annapurna Trek walk leads from the low warm valley of Pokhara and reaches high mountains dotted with many villages and farm terraces. ABC via Ghorepani Poon hill trek goes through the Nayapul, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bambo, Himalaya, MBC, ABC back to Jhinu and ends at Siwai.
Itinerary for the 10 Day Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel.
The representatives from Nepal High Trek & Expedition (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. He/she Assist to transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Around 7/8 hours)
After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which takes about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours
Today, we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So, we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1015m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille (1495m). We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m) where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours
From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070m). Ulleri is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight.
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 4 Hours
Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is the best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer’s paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. Poon Hill also offers the best views of sunset too. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani. We take our breakfast at Ghorepani and after that, we continue climbing along the ridges through the forest of pines and rhododendron. The climb brings us to Deurali (2960m) and descending further takes us to Tadapani eventually. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (2610m).
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours
We start our steep downhill walk today through the forests of rhododendrons. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach the Gurung village of Gurung as the trail eases. After Gurung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which at an elevation of 2140m. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrung to Dovan (2500mHours
Our trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola today and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there used to be an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We walk a little further clearing the forest and follow the steeply down trail towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m) – 4 Hours
It’s a relatively short trek today. Our day begins early in the morning with the climb through bamboo forests first, and then through the forest of rhododendron on to Hinku Cave. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Deurali.
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m) – 5 Hours
Starting from Deurali and passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is often known as Annapurna Sanctuary as the area is surrounded by mountains, we trek further two hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4131m. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can observe some of the awe-inspiring views of mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours
Today, we return to Bamboo following the same trail back. Our trail drops by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m. You can find a few teahouses/lodges available to stay at Bamboo. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m) – 5 Hours
Until Chhomrung, we follow the same trail back from Bamboo. Once we have passed Khuldighar, we continue our trail through rhododendron and bamboo fields. The trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung to Jhinu Hot Spring. You can enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul 5-6 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara – 1 Hour
We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for last-minute shopping or you can explore the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure
We are saying goodbye to Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
Below is the checklist of equipment you need for the trek.
Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and passport-sized photos.
Duffel Bag & Company T-shirt: We supply complimentary duffel/Company T-shirts, but one extra big duffel bag is necessary for non-trek goods left at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Sleeping Bag: Nepal High Trek will supply a complimentary down jacket that needs to be returned after the trek.
Down Jacket: Nepal High Trek will supply a complimentary down jacket that needs to be returned after the trek.
Day Pack: (with waist straps), refillable water bottle (Approximately 15- 20 Ltrs)
Head: Warm Head, Sun Cap, headlamps, sunglasses, alarm clock, torch/flashlight/ earplug, and eye mask.
Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks, Thick, warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)Gaiters for hiking in winter
Hands: Lightweight gloves, Heavyweight gloves or mittens, With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal
Lower Body: Under Garments, Hiking shorts. Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Accessories: Sleeping bag inner liner, Batteries, Kindle, First aid kit, Trekking Poles, Water bottles, Toiletries, Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Hand sanitizer, lip balm, face and body moisturizer, Ear Plug, Sewing kit, knife, lighter, a small padlock.
Toiletries: Nail cutter, Small mirror, Toothbrush/paste, multipurpose soap
Extras: Wet wipes (baby wipes), Tissue /toilet roll, Anti-bacterial hands wash, book, Trail Map/Guide book, Pencils and small notebooks, Regular Medicine, sanitary pads and play cards.