Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is regarded as legendary, classical, and heavenly and one of the world’s best holiday packages. Experience walking through the diverse tranquil landscape, terraced fields, and attractive Gurung and Magar villages with wide varieties of flora and fauna.
Every year more than 55,000 trekkers visit Nepal for the Annapurna Base Camp trekking as it is a less challenging and short trek in Nepal. This 14 Days Annapurna Trek is the best choice for those trekkers who want to explore the splendidly beautiful Himalayas peaks of the Annapurna Region. You can witness various mountains including Annapurna (10th highest peak in the world), Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak in the world), Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail Mountain, and many more. This trek ensures a lifetime experience with its scenic beauty as well as gives you an insight into the natural and diverse cultural heritage of the Annapurna region.
Spring is the most popular time to do this trek. During this time of the year, the mountains are painted with blossomed rhododendron forest and the views of the Himalayas are crystal clear.
This 14 Annapurna Base Camp Trekking embarks from Nayapul which is a one-hour drive from Pokhara. The trail takes us through many Gurung and Magar villages, rhododendron and bamboo forests, and fine terraces. Machhapurchchhre Base Camp is another major highlight of this route as ABC passes through MBC. This trek allows you to view two base camps in a single trek. The trail then finally takes you to the astonishing amphitheater which is also called the Annapurna sanctuary. When you get to the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be surrounded by snowcapped mountains from all sides with astonishing 360-degree views of the unbelievable gift of nature.
Major Highlights of 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- Explore the village of Gurungs, Ghorepani.
- Get the best sunrise view over Annapurna Range from Poonhill.
- Get to two base camps in a single trek.
- Relaxation at a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda after days of trekking.
- Explore the different ethnic diversity of Nepal.
- Get closer to the remote lifestyle of the locals in the mountains.
- Enjoy your time in Pokhara, the city of lakes after the completion of the trek
- Exotic floras and faunas throughout the trails.
14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
1st Day: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu
2nd Day: Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours)
3rd Day: Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (2,050 m), 5-6 hours
4th Day: Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m), 6-7 hours
5th Day: Ghorepani Trek to Tadapani(2,600 m), 5-6 hours
6th Day: Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong (2,100 m), 4-5 hours.
7th Day: Chhomrong Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 5-6 hours.
8th Day: Bamboo Trek to Deurali (3,230 m), 5-6 hours.
9th Day: Deurali Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m), 5-6 hours.
10th Day: Annapurna Base Camp Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 6-7 hours.
11th Day: Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m), 4-5 hours.
12th Day: Jhinu Danda Trek to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and Drive to Pokhara (1:30 hours)
13th Day: Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu. (6-7 hours)
14th Day: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport
Best time to do this trek
Any time of the year is suitable to do this trek. Still, monsoon might not be as suitable. There is a probability of heavy rainfall and dark clouds. The bad weather prevents you to view the beautiful ranges clearly. Also, a high number of leeches and slippery ways make trekking quite risky.
Autumn which prevails from September to November is the best time for this trek. This season brings a dry climate and clear blue skies. The moderate weather offers crisp and unobstructed views of the mountains. With the cool climate, trekking is comfortable with less humidity and less perspiration. If you want to trek in Nepal, autumn is perfect to enjoy its magnificence.
Trekking in Annapurna during winter is possible as it is comparatively less crowded. So, if you’re someone who prefers peace and quiet overcrowding and noise, then do trek in winter. The dry weather brings amazing views of the snow-covered ranges. The only down fact is that it will be very cold and will snow at times. However, with proper equipment and guidance trekking is possible safely.
But, from December-January you have to be extremely careful of avalanches. Snow is a high probability as you ascend higher. The mornings are foggy and very cold nights. But if you’re up for the cold, then you should do it carefully and the professional guidance of NHT. At any time of the year, trekkers should be careful and trek with precision.
Spring is another great season to do this trek. The mild warm weather makes trekking convenient. Spring brings the colorful flowers and greenery in bloom. The weather is perfect with clear skies and glistening mountains. Annapurna region known for its natural beauty is glorious in this season. The rhododendrons of red and white colors are in full bloom. This makes the trails ever so radiant. More so the biodiversity of the exotic flowers makes trekking a fantastic experience you ought not to miss.
Food and Accommodation:
During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be accommodated in a three-star hotel or similar facility whereas, during the trek, teahouse/Lodges are the only options. During the trek, you will be accommodated on a twin-shared basis and a single room is provided at your request with additional cost.
Hygienic foods are provided during the trekking days. We will provide three-times meals during your trek. You can find varieties of options for food such as pizza, pasta, fried rice, and many more but when you are in the mountain Nepali typical Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari is the best. It is fresh, healthy, and fulfilling, plus you can ask for a refill. You will be provided the best food available as per the menu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners from our side.
Health and Physical Requirements:
ABC trek is a moderate level trek, thus this trek is convenient for individuals, families, and groups who can walk 4–6 hours a day with a light backpack. Walking at a higher altitude requires more physical fitness. But if you are in good health with average physical fitness, you can make this trek.
You need to prepare yourself properly before the trek. Exercising regularly before the trek is a great idea to improve your stamina. Past trekking experience is not compulsory though certainly helpful.
If you are suffering from heart, blood diseases, and lung problems, then you should consult your doctor before the trek.
Furthermore, if you have any further questions regarding this trek or want to book this trek with us, please feel free to contact us.