10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek encompasses majestic views of Annapurna massif, giant Dhaulagiri and alluring Machhapuchhre offering spectacular walk via Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area in the world. Likewise, it takes us to two major viewpoints in Annapurna region: Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp. Both viewpoints are perfect vantage points to witness incredible sunrise and Annapurna mountain panorama in Nepal. Besides, diverse species of flora and fauna, hospitable local people, organic food items, mountain lodge accommodation, lush rhododendron, natural water falls and awe-inspiring landscapes will marvel us during our 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Begin 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Nayapool after a short drive from Pokhara. Hike up to Ghorepani via Ulleri. You are going to encounter with more than 3000 stone steps going all the way up at Ulleri. However, the walk will absolutely be rewarding. You are going to experience core winderness via deep woods and natural water falls till we get Ghorepani.
Ghorepani offers us majestic Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri and alluring Machhapuchhre. Climb Ponhill early in the morning and capture the life-changing moments of stunning sunrise and breathtaking mountain panorama include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.
Walk down to Ghandruk and trek to Tadapani. Pass Chhomrong, Bamboo and Deurali and get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. On the trail, we will experience beautiful taste of country life. Ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and stun with the magnificent mountain panorama. Further, trek to Annapurna Base Camp, the most awaited highlight of 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and feel like you are in the heaven on the earth to witnessing Annapurna massif just in front of your eyes. Even, people do not really believe such closest and the most spectacular view of Annapurna massif from Annapurna Base Camp. Celebrate the blissful moments and trek back to Jhino Danda( hill) along the same trail.
Jhono Danda is popular for natural hot spring. You can enjoy the relaxation dipping your exhausted body into the lukewarm natural water. These hot springs are located at the bank of Modi River which is 20 minutes walk from Jhino. Finally, trek back to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara to end your 10 days Annapurna Base Camp.
Highlights- 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Alluring and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural infatuations
- Poonhill, one of the most popular viewpoints in Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal
- Hot Spring at Jhino
- Breathtaking Mountain peaks from Poonhill, Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
- Traditional lifestyle and friendly people
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world and its flora and fauna
- Natural water falls, creeks, flowering rhododendron, winding rivers, picturesque settlements
- Organic food items and mountain lodge accommodation
We will offer three star accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all three meals during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Also majority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 6-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek.10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. However, these prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is short 25 minutes flight. But if you choose to drive, it takes 8-9 hours. Again from Pokhra, we drive 1.30 hrs to Nayapool. Nayapool is the bginning point of 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. We again end our trekking at Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. We either choose to fly or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalanches in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. But climbing steep uphill of Ulleri might be challenging, sometimes, for the beginners. But it is only for 2-3 hours hiking. Otherwise, we will celebrate beautiful and pleasant trek in the lap of mountains.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Sometimes, we have food poison too. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 01 - Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Duration: 5 Hours
First we drive to Nayapool. It is 1 and half hour driving along the country road. This drive is very pleasant. Then, we begin walking from Nayapool via country settlements and landscapes. Until we arrive at Tikhedhunga, this walk is very exciting. Overnight at Teahouse at Tokhedhunga.
Day 02 - Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we have relatively tougher work going all the way up until we arrive at Ghorepani. However, the deep rhododendron woods make our trip really spectacular. The steep stones steps of Ulleri is a challenge for us. But when we get, Ghorepani, we are very happy to see breathtaking mountains. Overnight at Teahouse at Ghorepani.
Day 03 - Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours
We get up early in the morning and we climb PoonHill and observe sunrise and spectacular mpuntain views including Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu and many more. Then, we head to Tadapani via Ghorepani. The trail to Tadapani is still beautiful passing through dense rhododendron. Overnight at Teahouse at Tadapani.
Day 04 - Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m/6625ft) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is mostly passing through traditional villages ,ethnic communities and picturesque landscapes. Overnight at Teahouse at Chhomrong.
Day 05 - Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Duration: 5 Hours
We further trek following Chhmrong Khola.Today, we enter into Annapurna Conservation Area and observe some unique species of flora and faunas. Overnight at Teahouse at Dovan.
Day 06 - Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Duration: 4 Hours
Today, we mostly will encounter with bamboo. These bamboos are amazing and pleasant. Besides, we also observe deep and dense rhododendron on the way to Deurali. We pass Hinku and finally get Deurali. We get several lodges and teahouse as our accommodation. Overnight at Teahouse at Deurali.
Day 07- Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hours
Today, we first trek for Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is a popular vantage point in Annapurna Trekking region in Nepal. We capture awe-inspiring mountain views and we further attempt to get Annapurna Base Camp. We will totally be mesmerized to witness towering mountain peaks from Annapurna Base Camp. It takes further 2 hours from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Overnight at Teahouse at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 8 - Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hours
We hike down following Modi Khola all the way until we get Bamboo. This is the first day of backtracking in this trip. Overnight at Teahouse at Bamboo
Day 9 - Bamboo to Jhinu Danda hot spring (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hours
Today, we first climb up Chhomrong. During this climb, we massively encounter with flowering rhododendron during spring. From chhomrong, we hike down to Jhino Danda and we enjoy natural hot spring here. Overnight at guest house at Jhino Danda
Day 10 - Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Nayapool (910m/2985ft) Duration: 5 Hours
We trek to Nayapool first and take a bus or van to Pokhara. It is total 5 hours trip todays including hiking and driving.
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Pokhara
Departure From: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Dec
Elevation: 1300-900- 4210m