Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance

Trip Overview


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the highly exciting Himalayan trips in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130 meters from sea level is exactly oval-shaped and rounded by a ring of Himalayan peaks ‘Annapurna range’. As Annapurna Base Camp is curved by a solid wall of snowy mountains, it is also called Annapurna Sanctuary. To go into Annapurna Sanctuary it has an only entrance which is a narrow valley between Mount Machapuchare and Mount Hiunchuli. Such a beautiful Annapurna Base Camp was not explored by travelers until 1956.

The gateway to Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Pokhara. The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-7 day trek into the Annapurna Base Camp gives rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau. The trekking trail also passes beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush hills covered by rhododendron, oak, and bamboo trees, sparkling streams, and glacial moraines.

Trek to Annapurna has some long steep climbs and descends on stone steps however the trekking is not difficult. Among all base camp trekking routes of Nepal, Annapurna Base camp is the easier and quick reachable base camp trekking which is also no need for any climbing and hiking experience. In the route of Annapurna Base Camp, we have also linked Ghorepani Poonhill which provides you a bonus of a view of Dhaulagiri, the fifth highest mountain in the world.

This trekking begins from Nayapul, a reachable one hour drive from Pokhara with following of the Modi Khola (stream) then ascend to Ghorepani crossing some beautiful Magar villages and rhododendron forests. From Ghorepani hourly morning hike to Poonhill provides a captivating sunrise view over the spectacular high Himalayas of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), and other peaks. Leaving Ghorepani you walk ahead to join with the main trail of Annapurna Base Camp at Chhomrong and continue climbing to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3700m) via the places of Dobhan and Deurali. From Machhapurchare Base Camp it is only a few hours of walking distance to your dream destination following to enter the gate of Annapurna sanctuary.

After the visit to Annapurna Base Camp, you retrace your steps all the way down to Nayapul with a night stopover at Bamboo and Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring place where you can soothe your aching body).  Finally ending trekking at Nayapul you drive back to Pokhara followed by to Kathmandu.

Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek inclusive Poon Hill with Distance

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. We pick up at the airport by our private vehicle and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Coach. Driving 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Driving Distance: 205 Km/ 127 miles.
Estimated Time: 6 to 7 hours.

Or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Flight Time: 25 to 30 minutes.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Driving Distance: 40 km. Driving 1 hour 20 minutes. Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (Height. 1960 m/ 6400 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 9 km + 1.8= 10.8 km/ 6.7 miles
Estimated Hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 4: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (Height. 2860 m/ 9295 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance:  10.3 km/ 6.4 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 5: Early morning hiking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (Height 3210 m/ 10531 ft) to Ghorepani. Then trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (Height 2630 m/ 8548 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghorepani: 2.9 km/ 1.8 miles
Total Hiking Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 6 hours.

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m/ 7053 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 11 Km/ 6.9 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 5 hours.

Day 7: Trek from Chhomrong to Dobhan (2600 m/ 8450 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 11.2 km/ 7 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 8: Trek from Dobhan to Deurali (3230 m/ 10497 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 6.7 km/ 4.2 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 9: Trek from Deurali to Machapuchchhre Base Camp (3700 m/ 12025 ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m/13422 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 6.3 + 2.9 = 9.2 km/ 5.7 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310 m/ 7507ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance: 15 km/ 9.3 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 6:30 to 7 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780 m/ 5785 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Hiking Distance:  11.7 km/ 7.3 miles
Estimated Hiking Time:  5 hours.

Near Jhinu Danda, there is Hot Spring. If visit hot springs extra 1.4 km/ 0.9 miles.

Day 12: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Siwai. Drive from Siwai to Pokhara. Driving 2:30 to 3 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Hiking Distance:  4.3 km/ 2.7 miles
Estimated Hiking Time:  2 hours.

Day 13: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Coach. Evening farewell dinner at an authentic restaurant with Nepali Cultural show. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure from Nepal. We drop you at Kathmandu International airport in our car for your flight to your country.

Notes:

• The walking hour mentioned above may be different according to the pace of trekkers and distance may some different according to the various navigation devices.
• Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be shorter than the above mentioned. If you want a shorter itinerary and package cost, please contact us.

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