Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Here you will find an exciting travel proposal that will take you to Annapurna Base Camp – one of Nepal’s most beautiful hikes where you can enjoy the impressive nature and Nepal’s fantastic culture along the way.

The trip starts with two days in Kathmandu. Here you have the opportunity to explore the city’s Hindu and Buddhist temples, make cycling excursions, rafting and more. You then continue by bus to Pokhara where the hike to Annapurna Base Camp begins. During the hike, you spend the night in small tea houses. The highest point on the hike is 4,130 masl and on the way there you have fantastic panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas; Machhapuchhare – Fish Tail Mountain (6,992 m), Tarke Kang (7,202 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m) and Annapurna III (7,555 m). Annapurna means “Goddess of Autumn” and is one of the most powerful mountains in the Himalayas. Your hike ends in Pokhara where you have two days before heading back to Kathmandu and on to Scandinavia. See map of Nepal on directoryaah.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia

Departure from Scandinavia towards Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal where you will arrive the next day. Depending on which airline you choose, there are one or two stopovers on the way.

Day 2. Arrival Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu. Remember to bring about USD 50 in cash per person plus passport photos for your Nepalese visas that you get directly at the airport. You will then meet and drive to your guest house in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is on your own to catch up with the times and maybe start getting to know Kathmandu a little bit.

Day 3: On a voyage of discovery in Kathmandu

On your own in Kathmandu. We recommend that you do a city tour, maybe a bike ride or why not an exciting rafting adventure. You can visit our service office who will help you with tips and suggestions, you can also book excursions directly on site.

Day 4: Kathmandu – Pokhara

In the morning you then take the tourist bus to Pokhara which is located at 820 meters altitude surrounded by mountains, the journey takes about 7 hours. You stay at a guest house in Pokhara – take the opportunity to take a walk down to Phewa Lake and enjoy the mountains that are reflected in the water and be inspired.

Day 5: Pokhara – Tikedhunga (1,540 m)

From Pokhara it is about 1.5 hours by bus to Naya Pul (1,070 m), a local bus is included and this is where the actual hike starts. You walk through the lowlands past small villages and through beautiful forest areas to Tikhedhunga where you live in a tea house. Trekking time: About 4-5 hours.

Day 6: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2,800 m)

Be prepared for a full day hike where the first steep stretch goes up along the ridge to the village Magar Ulleri and takes about 2-3 hours. There is plenty of time for breaks along the way and many opportunities to enjoy and photograph the magnificent views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From Ulleri, the route then continues up through forest areas where you follow small waterways to Ghorepani. Trekking time: About 6-7 hours.

Day 7: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,630 m)

Early morning and hike up to the lookout point at Poon Hill which is located at an altitude of 3,100 meters and offers outstanding sunrises over the Himalayas. From here you can experience clear weather in clear weather – including the world’s seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Macchapuchhare, Annapurna and Manaslu. From here we walk down to Ghorepani again and after a well deserved breakfast we continue towards Tadapani. The rest of today’s trek we do through rhododendron and magnolia forest. Trekking time: About 4-5 hours.

Day 8: Tadapani – Chhumrong (2,170 m)

The day starts with a couple of hours of hiking down to Kimrung Khola followed by an hour of steep and hard hiking. The last part of today’s trek is on flat ground and we pass several small Gurung villages on the way. Chhomrong is a relatively large one and here there are good tea houses and beautiful views out to the mountains. Trekking time: About 4-5 hours.

Day 9: Chhumrong – Dovan

The hike today takes us from Chhomrong up through steep forest areas with beautiful rhododendron bushes and bamboo. We follow the river that ends at a small village that is aptly named Bamboo where there are also some nice tea houses. However, we continue further over three smaller watercourses and then arrive at today’s destination which is Dovan. Trekking time: Approximately 6 hours.

Day 10: Dovan – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m)

Today, the hike is characterized by a constant climb. You will be rewarded along the way with beautiful views where you walk through the bamboo forest. Before reaching the whole way to Hinko (3,139 m) there is the opportunity to take a break at the nice Himalaya Hotel which is located at an altitude of 2,873 meters. After that, the hike continues to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Trekking time: About 6-7 hours.

Day 11: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)

Even today we do a steep hike all the way up to Annapurna Base Camp. You reach the goal at an altitude of 4,130 meters in a couple of hours and this is the highest point of the hike. The rest of the day you can relax and enjoy the view of the legendary mountains and glaciers. You have a wonderful view of Machhapuchhare (6,993 m), Tarke Kang (7,202 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m) and more. Trekking time: Approximately 2 hours.

Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2,310 m)

From Base Camp it is about a 7 hour hike through bamboo and rhododendron forests down to the village of Bamboo. Trekking time: About 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (1,700 m)

The route today goes up and down along the mountain sides and you have all day to enjoy the beautiful views that meet us all the time. Trekking time: About 5 hours.

Day 14: Jhinu Danda – Pokhara

The last day of the hike starts with a 6 hour trek down through forests and small villages to Nayapul. Here you meet and are picked up for an hour’s drive back to Pokhara where you stay at the guest house for three nights. Trekking time: Approximately 6 hours.

Day 15: On a voyage of discovery in Pokhara

After eleven days in the mountains, there is now time for relaxation in Pokhara. Here you can take short hikes, rent a boat, enjoy the view of beautiful Phewa lake or just stroll around the pleasant city.

Day 16: Pokhara

All day free and on your own in Pokhara.

Day 17: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Today you go back to Kathmandu by tourist bus (the journey takes about 7 hours). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check in at your guest house and have the rest of the day on your own.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

Time of departure and arrival back in Scandinavia depends on which airline you have chosen to travel with.

Overnight stays

Three nights at guest house in Kathmandu
Nine nights at different tea houses
Four nights at guest house in Pokhara.

There are tea houses everywhere among the Nepalese mountains. These were – and still are – places where porters, travelers and merchants spent the night and ate under simple conditions. Today, many tea houses have been renovated and the standard is significantly higher than before, but it is still a simple accommodation. Accommodation is in double or single rooms with shared toilets in the corridor.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal