Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Trek

28 March, 2024 By Dambar Khadka

Overview

Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best things to do in Nepal! A fantastic journey through the Annapurna Sanctuary Himalayas, trails filled with fauna and flora, amazing views, jungle, and rocky paths, the Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Trek it all. It is located at GVJH+25 Ghandruk, Nepal, on Google Maps.

Worrying About How Long The Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Trek Is?

Rest assured, this 14-day Adventure Annapurna trek is an adventurous journey to see some of the world’s most enormous mountains, enrich yourself with culture, and trek through the beautiful Annapurna region.

Visit different ordinary places such as the Himalaya Hotel, Ghorepani with Poon Hill, Jhinu Danda ( natural hot spring), and Annapurna Base Camp; however, the helicopter tour is also available for Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Adventure Annapurna Trek, Poon hill
Adventure Annapurna Trek, Poon Hill

The Adventure Annapurna Trek is about the journey to Base Camp, but it takes a more adventurous approach! Traversing past ridges and slippery trails and resting near waterfalls makes this trek even more special! Depending on your booking choice, the journey begins with a flight or drive to Pokhara.

For those who went by flight to Pokhara, there are lots to do, and one exciting destination is Fewa Lake—located next to the city! For more options for all activities in Pokhara, please contact Boundless Adventure company while booking the Adventure Annapurna trek.

From Pokhara, a vehicle takes you to Nayapul, and Trek to Tikhedunga is an excellent way to get used to the landscape, and it’s not long before you see those fables like rice field terraces and gentle streams resting on green hills. From Tikhedunga, it goes up to Ghorepani overnight during the Annapurna adventure trek.

A hike to Poon Hill to see the stunning sunrise over the Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri Himalayas Range is the perfect start to a good day. Heading down and up to Tadapani and even Chile is an excellent adventure. Crossing streams by wooden bridges, seeing natural waterfalls, and hearing nature is perfect for keeping yourself going to Chhomrong.

An interesting place is the Himalayan Hotel, where our route passes. From here, great views of the Annapurna Himalayas can be seen! The next day, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek altitude will reach a big highlight! As we head to Base Camp at the height of 4130 meters, the green trail disappears, and we handle more rocky turf.

Depending on the season that you do the Adventure Annapurna Trek, the snow-covered landscape can give a truly magical feeling! After leaving Base Camp behind, the trail becomes more adventurous as we go downwards.

The scenarios change in this new perspective. Staying in Bamboo Village, secluded deep within a fantastic bamboo forest, and stopping at Jhinu Danda for a quick dip in the hot springs is worth it.

Similarly, the trek is called the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking for ten days, as there are only twelve days. However, if you have a short time to explore the Nepal Himalayas, then let us know. We have a seven-day trekking to Annapurna Base Camp itinerary.

An Adventure Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp can be challenging for novice trekkers, as some parts are steep and have long climbs. However, due to the lower altitude, a direct chance of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is not likely.

The trails go mostly through jungles and ridges, where excellent views can be seen, but after the rainy season, it’s common to encounter leeches. So, always wear long socks and cover your legs to avoid these critters. Bringing salt might also do wonders to keep them away! During an emergency, our professional Guides are there to assist you in any way.

On the other hand, we do provide paid helicopter service to explore Annapurna. Take the adventure of a lifetime; enjoy culture, exciting trails, and amazing views! Adventure Annapurna Trek is meant for those who want that extra unique adventure.

Annapurna Adventure Trek image
Annapurna Adventure Trek image

Extra Time During The Annapurna Adventure Trek

We mention any lunch hours as every participant has their own pace. You may discuss with your guide according to time; we will organize an excellent place for Lunch according to your physical fitness.

However, some people feel uncomfortable walking into the forest, but you may ride a helicopter to the Annapurna Base Camp and back to Pokhara. The Helicopter tour is a 45-minute round trip from Pokhara. Pokhara is reachable by air or land.

 souvenirs from Kathmandu, Nepal
souvenirs from Kathmandu, Nepal

Equipment For Adventure Annapurna Trek

It would be best to wear warm clothes for the Annapurna adventure trek even though you are trekking for seven days from Kathmandu. It would be best if you had a down jacket, sleeping Bags, sunglass, sun crime, hiking poles, woolen socks, a bottle of drink water, two pairs of trousers, a pair of gloves,

Short Itinerary Of Adventure Annapurna Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (1345 meters). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara (865m) 6-hour drive/20-minute flight. Overnight at the hotel
Day 03: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga (1440m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 05: Early morning visits Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani (2650m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong (2117m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 07: Trek to the Himalayan Hotel (2800m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2400m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 10: Trek to JhinuDanda (1780m). Overnight at the hotel
If you have a short time, you can drive to Pokhara after Lunch at the Jhinu Danda without a Hot spring.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana (2100m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 12: Trek to Phedi (900m) for about 3 hours and then a 30-minute drive to Pokhara(865m). Overnight at the hotel
Day 13: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Free day and overnight at the hotel
Day 14: Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport for your onward destination.

Detailed Itinerary Of Adventure Annapurna Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (1345m)
After arriving at the airport, one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
After hotel check-in and a short rest, we organize a trip briefing and introduce you to your guide during the trip.
The rest of the evening is free. Overnight stay at your hotel
Traveler’s note: Thamel is a central town for tourists. It has access to almost everything.

Day 02: Drive or (fly) to Pokhara (865m) 6-hour drive/20-minute flight.
• Breakfast and check out
• A scenic drive of about 6 hours
• (Our representative will be waiting to transfer you to the domestic airport
• A scenic flight of about 20 minutes takes you to Pokhara)
• Transfer to your hotel in Pokhara
• After check-in, we get to explore a fantastic lakeside town
Travelers Note: If you want to explore Pokhara, you may boating on the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga (1440m)
• Breakfast and checkout
• Taking a vehicle, we have a beautiful drive to Nayapool
• From here, it begins, and we start trekking to Tikhedunga
• The trail leads by gravel road and is mostly flat.
• Overnight and dinner at the guest house of Tikhedunga
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)
• Breakfast and departure
• Starting by crossing the suspension bridge
• Steeply upwards to reach Ulleri
• Dinner and overnight at the Ghorepani guest house
Traveler’s note: Depending on the time and our stamina after checking in at the guest house, we can head 45 minutes further up to reach Poon Hill and witness also the sunset view! Ghorepani has a fascinating history behind its name; ask your guide to know what it is! The following day we head for the sunrise view from Poon Hill, so better prepare your batteries and headlamps and get an early sleep.

Day 05: Early morning visit Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani (2650m)
• We got a 4 am wakeup call
• After preparing our flashlights, we head out while it’s still night
• A 45-minute hike up brings us to Poon Hill
• This is it; from here, we get to see one of the most beautiful sunrise views in the world.
• After enjoying the views, we return to the guest house for breakfast.
• Checking out the guest house, we head up to Gurung Hill
• The trail goes up and down to Tadapani
• The views from here are just amazing
• Dinner and overnight at the guest house of Tadapani
Traveler’s note: Early in the morning, it can be cold, and snowfall during the winter, so prepare some warm clothes before heading out. Did you know from Poon Hill, we cannot see only the Annapurna but many other Himalayan mountains? Consult your guide to understand their exact height and location from Poon Hill.

Day 06: Trek to Chomrong (2117m)
• Breakfast and departure
• Trek down until you reach a large suspension bridge
• After crossing the bridge, climb Gurung
• Uphill trek for about an hour
• After the climb, an easy trail takes us to our destination
• Overnight stay at Chomrong
Traveler’s note: plastic water bottles are prohibited from here to Annapurna Base camp. It would help to have a bottle of water to refill, boil, and filter drinking water in every lodge in the Nepal Himalayas.

Day 07: Trek to the Himalaya Hotel (2800m)
• Breakfast and departure
• Descending the 2500 stone stairs leads us to the ChomrongKhola (River)
• After crossing the river, we hike up about an hour to Sinwa
• From Sinwa, we enter the magical Bamboo, rhododendron, fern, and oak forest trail that leads to Bamboo
• Continue through the forest until reaching Dobhan
• Slightly uphill trek along the cool forest until reaching the Himalayan hotel.
Traveler’s note: Near the Himalayan Hotel lies the Mysterious Hinku Cave. Rumor has it that this is an old spiritual meditation cave.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130m)
• Morning breakfast and departure
• Short climb until reaching Deurali
• Further, climb through forest trails until reaching MBC
• Steep climb for about 1 hour
• Gently upward climb until reaching the Base Camp
• Enjoy the views and reach our target destination for this trek!
• Mountain panoramas of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, and the Annapurna massif (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, together with the sunrise, will give you memories for a lifetime) Overnight stay at Base camp’s guest house.
Traveler’s note: The best day to see the Annapurna Himalayas range in conservation and our target destinations. Before Annapurna Base Camp, you reach the Machhapurche Base Camp, the best place for Lunch, and it takes another two hours to get away from Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2400m)

• Morning breakfast and departure
• Head back down to MBC
• Following the same trail back past Dobhan to Bamboo
• Overnight stay at Bamboo Village
Traveler’s note: weak up before the sun comes up; explore the best view of Mt. Annapurna Himalayas and Mt. Machapurche from Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek to JhinuDanda (1780m)
• Breakfast and departure
• A gentle climb followed by a straight path leads us to upper Sinuwa
• Descend to the ChomrongKhola
• Following the familiar trail back up to Chomrong
• From here, we head straight to JhinuDanda
• Overnight stay at JhinuDanda
Traveler’s note: JhinuDanda has access to a natural healing hot springs pool, and you can swim there.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana (2100m)
• Breakfast and departure
• We head down and up
• The views are amazing
• Reaching Pothana village
• Overnight at the guest house
Travelers Note: If you lack time, you may direct the trek to Pokhara via the Naya pool. It will take one hour to get to the CIWI road. You can get vehicles in the city and drive to Pokhara.

Day 12: Trek to Phedi (900m) for about 3 hours and then a 30-minute drive to Pokhara(865m)
• Breakfast and departure
• On the last day of the trek, we head quickly down
• The road to Phedi leads through some peaceful villages
• Having no problems walking downwards, it’s not long before we reach Phedi
• From Phedi, we take a private vehicle back to Pokhara
• It’s about a 30 to 45 minutes drive
• Hotel check-in
• The rest of the day is free at leisure
• Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara
Travelers Note: This part is an adorable trekking tart because you can explore the local culture’s closer views of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 13: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, a free day
• Breakfast and check out
• We head back to Kathmandu but by land to get some different views
• We drive for about 3 hours along the Trishuli River
• Lunch break at the riverside restaurant
• Hotel check-in and the rest of the day are free
• Overnight stay at the hotel
Travelers Note: If you are flying out from Pokhara to Kathmandu, then you will have great Views of the Dhauligiri, Mount Annapurna, Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and many unnamed peaks.

Day 14: Transfer to the international airport by vehicle

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Our driver will transfer you to the international airport.
  • Have a safe journey ahead.
    Travelers note: We suggest the airline counter will close one hour before your flight. So, you must be at the airport at least 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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