9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the finest Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary to experience majestic Annapurna massif and the entire region. Some people may have a question: Can we really do Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 9 days? The answer is ‘Yes’. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill and celebrate mesmerizing Annapurna mountain panorama.
This 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in Annapurna region trekking. Begin with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapool. 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 wilderness via deep woods and natural water falls till we get Ghorepani.
We rise early in the morning and walk up to the apex of Poonhill. It takes 45 minutes to the top of the Poonhill. Celebrate incredible mountain views include Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu with the combination of stunning sunrise.
Trekking to Tadapani offers us another distinct experience of trekking in the foothills of Annapurna region. Experience lush rhododendron, magnificent landscapes and alluring mountain summits on the trail. From Tadapani, we trek to Chhomrong, Bamboo, Dovan and Deurali. In every walk that we undertake will let us experience warm hospitality and culture of the local ethnic people. Moreover, mountain lodge accommodation and organic food items will be magnificent to experience. Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and capture astonishing mountain panorama.
Ultimately, 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes us to Annapurna Base Camp, the highest point and he most awaited destination of this trek. The mountain views will absolutely stun us. Actually, it is hard to believe that we are capturing the real mountain views 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 9 days Annapurna Base Camp.
Highlights- 9 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.9 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 9 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 5: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m, 5 hours
We further trek following Chhmrong Khola.Today, we enter into the core Annapurna Conservation Area and observe some unique species of flora and faunas. Overnight at Teahouse at Dovan.
Day 6: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp 4,130m 8 hrs
Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp first and enjoy the magnificent Machhapuchhre. Our further ascent takes us to the final destination of this trek, Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Bamboo 2310 m, 6 hours
Rise early in the morning and capture spectacular sunrise and Annapuran massif. Trek back to Bamboo along the same trail. Overnight at teahouse at Bamboo.
Day 8: Trek to Jhinu hot spring 1780m, 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 9: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara 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.
What's Included and Excluded?
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( 2 night on B/B plan)
- Meals - breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in trekking days
- An experienced tour guide
- Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
- A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
- Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints only
- National Park permits.
- TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
- All ground transportation.
- All our government taxes.
- Official expanse and service charge included.
- Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
- Your Lunch and Dinner in Kahtmandu and Pokhara
- International air fare.
- Domestic airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction)
US $ 699* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 8 nights/ 9 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