Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp


Annapurna, the forgotten giant of Nepal doesn’t receive the hype or coverage of its neighbor Mount
Everest but is every bit as intimidating and more picturesque than its rival. Standing at 8091 meters,
Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world and is the gem of the Annapurna range. The trek to
base camp features crystal clear natural waterfalls, terraced mountainside farms, intimidating forests of
local trees and rhododendron with plenty of mountain scenery along the way.

The journey begins in Kathmandu, the heart of Nepalese culture and the countries’ largest and most
interesting city. Here you will spend a day absorbing the bustling city streets taking in the environment
where you pass by timeless shrines on one side of the road while a local peddles authentic handicrafts
nearby. With a certain mystique, Kathmandu is a wonderful blend of Buddhist roots coupled with a
strong Hindu influence that needs to be experienced to appreciate. You will see everything from the
bustling backpacker hub of Thamel to the worlds ‘largest stupa to Hindu cremation sites and maybe spot
a living Hindu Goddess in between. After a day exploring Kathmandu you travel to the peaceful lakeside
city of Pokhora to prepare for the trek.

Travel Style: Active Outdoor

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Max Altitude: 4130m

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1+ Pax

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration | 7-14 Days
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Moments from Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 01 Arival in Kathmandu

After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and take to the hotel. There will be a welcome dinner hosted by SummitMadness. You will be served an authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek

Take early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. After landing in Pokhara, you will drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek.Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 03 Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today you will see some of the great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. In the evening you will reach Chhomrong, a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 04 Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

Descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, you will walk through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 05 Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

Trek thru the scenic stretches of the forests and giant mountains. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 06 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base you’ll get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.  From the base camp mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks are visible. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 07 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

Today’s trek is downhill towards Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 08 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Walk uphill trek to Kuldighar. Then climb the stone steps of Chhomrong and descends to Jhinu Danda. Evening, you can enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 09 Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. You will have the lunch on the way. Trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon, enjoy the day leisurely. You can do shopping or explore any landmarks you missed. Farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 11 Final Departure

A SummitMadness representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

What's Included

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.

Teahouse accommodation during the trek.


All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

Welcome and farewell dinners.


Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)

All ground transportation on private vehicle as per the itinerary

Facilities & Services

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leaders.

Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.

Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)

SummitMadness trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt.

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).

All government and local taxes Emergency rescue arrangments

Not Included in the Cost
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Important Notes

Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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