ABC Trek -16 Days Elevations is 4,130 M / 13,629 /ft,

Max Altitude : 4,130m/13,550ft
Accommodation Types : Hotels, Luxury Lodges, Tea Houses
Trip Duration : 16 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10
Difficulty : Moderate
Duration on trek : 12
Land Only Joining City : Kathmandu
Meal Only in Kathmandu : All meals on trek are included. Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu.

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 days (ABC Trek 16 days) is the best trekking trail in the Annapurna Regions to explore the base camp of the Annapurna 8091 meters base camp. The base camp is located at the elevations of 4130 Meter in the front of the Annapurna south from where you can see the Mt. Annapurna top to bottom. Annapurna base camp trek itinerary is totally customizable. The days of the trek depending on the route you choose. Various routes are available to trek to one of the magnificent treks of Nepal. Those routes to Annapurna base camp are very stunning but the time is different to do it. On your Annapurna base camp trek, you will explore the most spectacular view of the Annapurna regions mountains. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiris, Fishtail are the peaks that you can see. Cultures and the local people are other things to see on ABC trek.


Clients at Annapurna base camp Clients enjoying the view of the Annapurna from the base camp.Annapurna base camp trek is a great chance to see the different types of landscape and mountain scenery. Trek to Annapurna base camp offers you a super view of the Annapurna Himalayan range plus Dhaulagiri range together. Annapurna base camp trek also known as ABC trek starts from Pokhara city. Pokhara city is Nepal’s most beautiful and paradise city with the background of Gigantic Annapurna Mountain range. Trekkers will have a chance to explore the place like Poon Hill from where they can see the 360 Degree view of the mountain range. Dhaulagiri 8,167 M, Annapurna 8,091 M Mountain range. Annapurna South 7,219 M, fishtail 6,997 M, Gangapurna 7,445 M, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tent Peak, Baraha Sikhar are the peaks which they can see on their ABC trek. Rhododendron forest, High waterfalls, local villages, local people, cultures, Glaciers, alpine forests and some high suspension bridges are the other attractions of the trek to Annapurna base camp.

Short Itinerary

Day 01-02:

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 03:

Fly to Pokhara. Begin trek

Day 04-07:

Trek to Deurali via Ghandruk, Chomrong and Dovan.

Day 08:

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp.

Day 09-10:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m/13,550ft. Enjoy views then descend to Himalaya.

Day 11-12:

Trek to Chomrong and on to Landruk. Stop at hot springs en route.

Day 13-14:

Trek the Nature Trail to Majgaun and continue to Damphus. End trek at Phedi and transfer to Pokhara.

Day 15-16:

Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour. Fly to Home.


Day 01 Fly to Kathmandu
Overnight: In flight

Depart London on your overnight flight to Kathmandu.

Day 02 Arrive Kathmandu. Group transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

You will be met at the airport and transferred to Hotel, a luxurious and stylish hotel built in local palace style and furnished with Nepalese furniture, carvings and statues, and offering an elegant courtyard with a swimming pool. The hotel has several excellent restaurants. ‘s is a peaceful haven and an excellent place to unwind after the long flight from to Home.

Day 03 Fly to Pokhara. Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, 940m/3,080ft - 3 hours.
Overnight: Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti

You will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Pokhara, the starting point for treks to the Annapurna region. After visiting the Ker and Downey office for a short briefing you will transfer to the village of Lumle, about a one hour drive. You meet your trek team and set off walking up a paved trail to the top of the ridge, giving you good views of the Pokhara valley below. You then cross the ridge over into the valley of the Modi Khola River which leads up to the high peaks. You should then have your first views of the mountains, including Machhapuchare, the so called Fishtail Peak. You descend into this beautiful valley to your lodge for the night. The Sanctuary Lodge is set in a lovely location on a spur overlooking the River Modi, about twenty minutes from the village of Birethanti. If you have time on arrival you might like to make the short walk to Birethanti, an attractive Newari village with substantial houses and paved streets.

Day 04 Trek to Ghandruk, 2,012m/6,600ft – 5 hours.
Overnight: Lodge, Ghandruk

Today is quite a short day’s walk but is mostly uphill. You will probably have a late lunch on arrival at your lodge. The long climb up to Ghandruk (also known as Ghandrung) takes you on steps up through lovely countryside of fertile cultivated terraces, small settlements and attractive farmhouses. You will share the path with local people and school children while all around you see the farmers working in the fields with buffalo drawn ploughs and traditional tools or pounding corn and weaving cloth out on the paved terraces of their well-built houses. As you climb you will have lovely views of the valley with the mountain up ahead and the river down below. You pass through the pretty village of Kimche, 1,554m/5,100ft, after about 3 hours and then continue up through rhododendron and oak forest and after another 2 hours you reach the Ghandruk’s welcoming entrance arch. You then have a final climb, up through village streets, to the Himalaya Lodge where you will stay for the night. Ghandruk is a busy, prosperous village, well known for the many people from here who have served as soldiers with the

Day 05 Trek to Chomrong, 2,170m/7,120ft - 5 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

From Ghandruk village you contour round to a small pass on a ridge with a couple of tea houses and then you descend through forest to Khymnu (also known as Kimrong) an attractive small village on the banks of the Khymnu Khola, a tributary of the Modi Khola. From Khymnu you climb through farmland and forest to reach a high trail which takes you round to a corner of the trail above the Modi Khola. You then climb a little further before descending on wide steps into the village of Chomrong. Chomrong is the last true village on the way to the Sanctuary – further on there are just small settlements built to provide accommodation for trekkers going up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. From Chomrong you have great mountain views which include Annapurna South, 23,687ft/7,220m, Hiunchuli, 21,132ft/6,441m, Annapurna III, 24,786ft/7,555m, Machhapuchare, 22,943ft/6,993m, and Gandharba Chuli, 20,498ft/6,248m.


Day 06 Trek to Dovan, 2,600m/8,580ft - 5 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

From Chomrong you descend on steps through terraced fields to cross the river on a long suspension bridge. From the bridge you ascend steeply through farmland and forest for about an hour and a half to Sinuwa Danda, a small settlement in the forest, built at a corner of the trail with views up the valley of your route ahead. From Sinuwa you continue through forest festooned with ferns and orchids for a further hour to the small settlement of Khuldi-ghar perched steeply on the valley side. Here your trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered. You then descend across rock slabs into a dense bamboo forest. The trail climbs through this forest, often over a tangle of roots and fallen bamboo that can be slippery when wet, to reach the place known as Bamboo. You then continue up for another hour or so to reach the tea houses at.

Day 07 Trek to Deurali, 3,200m/10,499ft - 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

Today you continue the ascent, trekking up and down through bamboo forest, high above the river, making height steadily until you reach the houses at Himalaya at 2,870m/9,416ft. From Himalaya you climb, in places very steeply now, to finally emerge into a more open alpine landscape with fewer trees and continue climbing to arrive at the welcome tea houses at Deurali.

Day 08 Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp, 3,658m/12,000ft - 3-4 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

You will now be feeling the altitude, as you get closer to the snowy peaks and the vegetation changes from forest to shrubs. From Deurali the trail narrows as you pass through the so called ‘gates’ of the Sanctuary, and then there are several steep climbs to reach the Machhapuchare Base Camp area at 3,658m/12,000ft. Because the peak of Machhapuchare is sacred to the Gurung people and considered the home of a Gurung goddess the peak has now been declared off limits to climbers and it has remained unclimbed, although a British expedition did climb to within 200m of the summit in 1957.

To aid acclimatisation you will spend the night here rather than continuing directly to Annapurna Base Camp. It is worth climbing the moraine behind the tea houses to look out over the glacier and for the views back down to the Sanctuary Gates and up to the summit of Machhapuchare. Look out for blue sheep which are occasionally seen here.

Day 09 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m/13,550ft - 3-4 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

From Machhapuchare Base Camp you take a trail winding up steeply for 1 hour. As you reach the upper ridge in the open, wide valley you enter a hidden amphitheatre with a complete view of an array of snowy peaks spread out around you. Another 1-2 hours of slow and steady walking will bring you to Annapurna Base Camp in the heart of the Annapurnas. Beyond the tea houses you may walk just a few minutes further to climb to the top of the moraine for the best possible views.

Day 10 Enjoy dawn views at base camp. Start descent.
Overnight: Tea House

Today you will rise early to be rewarded with the spectacular sight of sunrise over Annapurna South and her awe-inspiring neighbours with a magical moment as the flush of pink first hits the peaks. Up here you are completely surrounded by soaring, snow-capped giants, including Annapurna 1, Tent Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gandharba Chuli, and Machhapuchare. You can look straight across the glacier at the towering south face of Annapurna 1 right in front of you and seemingly almost close enough to reach out and touch. It is all quite magnificent and unforgettable. After this feast of glorious mountain scenery, you will regretfully start your descent and retrace your steps back down past Machhapuchare Base Camp and on down through the gates of the Sanctuary. After so many days of ascent it is a real treat to be descending and your lungs will respond well to the lower altitude! You descend as far as Himalaya where you will stay overnight.


Day 11 Continue descent and trek to Chomrong.
Overnight: Tea House

Today you trek back down through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, pine and bamboo, all the way to Bamboo, a small settlement built to cater to the needs of the trekkers. From Bamboo, a 45-minute steep climb brings you back to Khuldi Ghar where you have to sign out before you leave. You walk through forest back to Sinuwa and then descend steeply to the river. After crossing the bridge, a final hour steeply uphill on steps brings you back to Chomrong village for your overnight stay.


Day 12 Trek to Jhin Danda and visit hot springs. Continue trek to Landrung.
Overnight: Bee Lodge, Landruk

From Chomrong you climb the stone steps up and out of the village and back to the corner where there is a major fork in the trail. One way leads down steeply to your left while the other continues on round into the valley of the Khymnu Khola. You take the steep trail down and arrive at the houses of Jhin Danda where you will have lunch. While this is being prepared you may take a side trip down to visit some hot springs – it’s about 20 minutes down through the forest to reach the springs and a little longer to climb back. Take a swim suit if you would like to bathe, a real treat after so many days trekking.

After lunch you descend to cross the Kymnu Khola and then descend further to cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge (Nyaphul). From here you continue alongside the river for a while and then climb to the village of Landrung where you are back to the pleasures of a Ker and Downey Lodge, the Bee Lodge.

Day 13 Trek to Majgaun, 1,400m/4,620ft, along the ‘Nature Trail’ – 4 hours.
Overnight: Gurung Lodge or Mala Lodge, Majgaun

Now you are back in the verdant land of the lower Modi Khola valley with its terraced fields and small, pretty villages. The trail contours along the side of the valley with some ups and downs as you trek downstream through rice fields and villages. You’ll reach the Gurung Lodge in time for a late lunch. If you prefer a slightly easier day it is possible to walk down the jeep track to Majgaun.

Day 14 Trek to Lumle - 1.5 hours. Drive to Pokhara for lunch. Fly to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

It is only a short walk this morning to the end of your trek at Lumle. Here you will meet your transport for the drive to Pokhara – a journey of around an hour. In Pokhara you will have time for a lakeside stroll and lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you will be met and transferred back to the Dwarika’s Hotel.

Day 15 Morning sightseeing tour. Late afternoon transfer to airport. Depart Nepal.

In the morning you will have a sightseeing tour to Boudhanath Stupa, a Buddhist monument much frequented by Tibetan and other Buddhist pilgrims. You will then travel on to Pashupatinath, an important religious site for Hindus with its temple to the god Shiva and the ancient cremation ghats on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River.

Late afternoon, there will be a group transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to

Day 16 Depature Day


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide All needed Government fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu(City) lunch and dinner.
  • Any kind of drink. (tea, coffee, hard and soft drinks, Drinking water, etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (late departure or early arrival from the mountains.
  • Donation Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

Map & Elevation

Map & Elevation



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