16 Days Trekking tour itinerary for nepal: Trek To ABC For Serene Mountain Views
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani, Annapurna
Embark on the ABC Trekking Route, which combines the breathtaking Himalayan vista with incredible cultural diversity at its best. Hiking through the thatched-roofed settlements and serene lush alpine rhododendron forest, the ABC Trek offers a great opportunity if you ever had a dream to get into the midst of snowy peaks in the Himalayas.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival, greet a representative from Big Sky Treks and Expeditions. The staff stay with the Group leader's name on a display board at the arrival gate and transfer to hotel.
After check-in hotel, you will be free for your own activities such as a taking shower or rest at the hotel.
After that, discuss the next day trip and explore the city (it depends on your arrival time) with your Nepal tour guide.
Kathmandu Valley City Tour
After breakfast, according to your interest, go on an organized Kathmandu city tour, which includes historical and spiritual places in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage Historical Sites such as Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar square), the sacred Hindu's temple Pashupatinath, ancient religious architecture Swayambhunath, known as "Monkey Temple", and the world largest Buddhists shrine Boudhanath.
After the city tour, head to the hotel and discuss the trek; rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping for equipment and other necessaries.
Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)
Distance 200kms – Approximately 6 Hours Drive
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (200km) via Prithvi Highway, takes 6hrs approximately (option to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes extra cost). Along the way, stop in scenic spots, for lunch and to get fresh as well; en-route see more about countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, local villages, farmlands and beautiful mountain scenarios.
In the evening, you have the option to stroll around the Phewa Lake and local market in Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool and trek to Ulleri (1950m)
Drive 42 km Approximately 1:5 Hours and walk 11 km to Ulleri, 6 hours walk
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul. On the way, pass some beautiful village and scenery and stop for a while to take pictures close to Nagdada. Cross the beautiful village Lumle and reach in Nayapul (1100m) situated along the Modi River.
After that, arrive in Birethanti where you check out TIMS and Permits and cross the Modi Khola Bridge. Pass and follow the Vuramdi Khola when you arrive in Tikhedhunga.
Start to climb up to Ulleri top, from where you can see Annapurna South and Himchuli.
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m)
Trekking distance 8 km – Approximately 5 Hours walk
Get up early morning and see the beautiful sunrise.
After breakfast, start to trek Ghorepani. On the way, pass some beautiful tea houses which are managed by local people (called Magar).
Start to walk through the beautiful jungle and pass some waterfall.
Before arrival in Ghorepani, see the welcome gate and reach the beautiful village of Ghorepani, one of the most popular villages along the Annapurna Region. Almost all of the village are Magars. From Ghorepani, you can see 2 Himalayas range Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas range. The guide will consult with local people for tomorrow sunrise time. It is suggested to sleep early because tomorrow morning you have to wake up early for the sunrise.
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600 m) early morning Poon Hill (3210m)
Trekking distance 15kms – Approximately 7 Hours walk
Wake up early morning prepare for the sunrise. It is suggested to wear warm clothes and take headlight.
Start to hike up to Poon Hill (3210m), a 45-minute climb.
From Poon Hill, see beautiful sunrise and beautiful mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains.
Descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast with your Nepal tour guide.
After that, the trail steeply ascending until Deurali-La on a grassy knoll that offers good mountain views similar to those from Poon Hill. Then the trail descends through deep rhododendron forest until reaching Banthanti. On the way, cross the north side of the stream and it will offer great views over the gorge to Ulleri. A rocky trail descends steeply to a small stream and climbing again through deep forests to Tadapani, a village which is surrounded by beautiful forests. You can see the more magnificent view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli and Annapurna II.
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m )
Trekking distance 10 km – Approximately 5 Hours walk
Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here, climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river.
Climb gradually along the mountainside to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridor of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offers the up-close view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m)
Trekking distance 08 km – Approximately 5 Hours walk
Trek down to Chhomrong Khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa. From here, enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa, walk through the jungle; when you arrive Kuldi Ghar, climb down to Modi River at the little hamlet of 'Bamboo'. This place is deep inside the forest.
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3,200 m)
Trekking distance 09 km – Approximately 6 Hours walk
Climb up to the next village Dovan. After that, passes some cliffy river and waterfall and you will reach the Himalaya.
After Himalaya (2,900m), enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply to Hinku cave.
After that, climb down and climb up till you reach Deurali. It has more wide places compared to Bamboo, Dovan and Himalayas.
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m)
Trekking distance 06 km – Approximately 5 Hours walk
The trail from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is the avalanche risk area. So guide will consult about the situation with local people and if necessary, change the route to the other side of the Modi Khola and slowly climb up to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3,700m). Machhapuchhre Base camp is a valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp climbs gradually in the winter season, full of snow, and summer season has green grass.
At Annapurna Base Camp, you are at the base of the world's highest mountains surrounding 360 degrees.
Trek from Annapurna Base camp (ABC) to Bamboo
Trekking distance 15 km – Approximately 7 Hours walk
After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, head down slowly the same way to Bamboo.
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda ( 1,600 m) Bath in natural hot spring
Trekking distance 09 km – Approximately 5 Hours walk
Follow the same trail that you took to climb up till Chhomrong.
After Chhomrong Village, climb down steeply on the stone steps to the village of Jhinu.
Settle into your lodge.
Head down to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river.
Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain.
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Trekking distance 13 km – Approximately 6 Hours walk
From Jhinu, follow the Modi river coast and you will basically traverse along the Modi river to Nayapul from where you started your trek.
Pick-up by a vehicle for a drive to Pokhara.
Pokhara Free day
After finish trekking, Pokhara is a really nice place for chilling out. Pokhara is very popular for paragliding so suggest for that and you can enjoy the boat ride in Phewa Lake, which is beautiful lake in Nepal or if you like to do city tour, visit most popular places like Bindivashini Temple, Devi's Fall Gupteshwor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, Mountain Museum, Old Bazaar, etc.
In the evening, if you are interested in shopping, this city it the best places for shopping.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/6-7 hrs). Enjoy the diverse landscape and scenery en-route.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a farewell dinner in the Nepali Culture restaurant.
Drop-off at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.
Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers by private vehicle
Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast
Experience Nepali trekking guide
Porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis)
Duffel Bag (if needed, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in Kathmandu).
Trekking Route Map (For Group Leader )
Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee
Pokhara - Kathmandu - Pokhara transport by tourist bus (Private car or flight available by adding extra cost)
Pokhara hotel with breakfast
Food and accommodation during the trekking in the teahouse
Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara transport by private vehicle
Farewell Nepali dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes
Nepal entry visa fee. You can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the airport.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
International Airfare/Airport tax,
City tour (vehicle and entry fee). It can be managed if you are interested.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/ hot water, desserts.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, and camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears,
Local jeep and Bus transport if used in between the trekking route (not mentioned in the itinerary)
Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
About Annapurna Base Camp Trek info
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route is one of best moderate. This trek combines the breathtaking Himalayan vista with incredible cultural diversity at its best. Hiking through the thatched-roofed settlements and serene lush alpine rhododendron forest, the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers a great opportunity if you ever had a dream to get into the midst of snowy peaks without altitude problems in the Himalayas. You stay at a local teahouse, have enough time to take photograph and chat with local people to explore and know them at first hand. Encounter many ethnic groups while trekking mainly Gurung and Magar who are famous as soldiers in the British army, better known as brave Gurkhas.
The adventure to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek start from Pokhara Valley, scenic lake city, for many travellers. Pokhara is a popular holiday destination in Nepal. Start your trip with ascending of Annapurna foothill to the Ghorepani from where you take a morning exploration hike to the Poon Hill for the tantalizing sunrise view. The fifth highest mountain Dhaulagiri dominates the skyline across the deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge while the Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre loom high above in front of you and the view from Poon Hill is simply the best not to miss while on Annapurna treks.
The hiking to Poon Hill no doubt allow time for proper acclimation before you ascend the Annapurna Base Camp. Climbing higher along the narrow gorge of Modi Kola. Reach the Annapurna Base Camp where you find yourself in midst of impressive snowy peaks including Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Himchuli, tent peak, Gangapurna, fluted fishtail – this high and glaciated wilderness sanctuary is simply breathtaking and incomparable also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Fact About The Annapurna Base camp Trekking
Starting from: Kathmandu/Pokhara
Ending at: Pokhara/Kathmandu
Highest access of the trek: 4130m (Annapurna Base Camp)
Culture encounter: Mixed
Trekking type: Teahouse
Himalayan sights: Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri
Most Attraction of the trek: Close Mountain View, Villages
Best Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Itinerary type: Fixed / Customized
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani, Annapurna
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