• Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Ghorepani

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Ghorepani

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Nepal Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House/Lodge
  •    Meals: Breakfast in City and Three Meal During the Trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4130 m
  •    Group size: 1+
  •    Best Season: October /November and March /April

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Ghorepani is a beautiful trekking trip to the base camp of Annapurna. This beautiful trek in the Annapurna region combines two lower Himalayan foothills and higher Himalayan landscapes.

What is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Ghorepani like?

This trekking adventure starts at Nayapul and follows the trail that Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek goes. Further from the Ghorepani trail, it goes towards the Annapurna base camp via Chhomrong and Machhapuchhre base camp.

Trekking to the base camp via Ghorepani takes more days for the trip than our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This trip takes a total of 15 days to complete whereas our next Annapurna base camp trek is only of 11 days.

It is a wonderful trip to explore beautiful nature and mountain views of the Annapurna region.

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FAQ's

A trekker has to walk a minimum of 5 to 8 hours daily.

As a Himalayan trekking adventure, you will trek through mountainous landscape. Walking up and down the hill during the trek is quite common characteristic of trekking in Nepal.

Yes, definitely. Elevation change is an important part of the trek. As there is a lot of walking up and down the hill, there is an elevation change every day. However, the range of change differs from day to day. It is mostly an uphill trek up to the destination and downhill on the way back. However, the trail winds up and down the mountains throughout the trek regardless of the elevation difference for the day.

Nepal offers trekking adventures throughout the year. However, the autumn and springs seasons are the best seasons to go trekking in Nepal. The months of September-November and March to May offer the best weather and atmosphere for trekking. Althgouh high altitude trekking is quite difficult and impossible in winter season, low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.

Many people confuse trekking with climbing while these are completely different activities. Trekking is a walking activity in the mountains below snowline while climbing goes way above snowline to the top of a mountain. Trekking is much easier than climbing because you need to learn technical skills to climb a mountains. 

Although age is not a bar to go on a trekking adventure in Nepal, you certainly need to consider a few factors before going on a trek. The basic requirement for trekking in Nepal is good fitness level regardless of your age. Since the activity involves a lot of walking up and down the mountains, you need to be fit enough to indulge in the activity for multiple days.

We highly recommend taking a guide with you when you go on the trekking adventure. Even if the trail is well-trodden and has many trekkers trekking, you need to have a guide for many reasons. First of all, a guide is not only the person to show you the trail. A trekking guide has a huge responsibilty of completing the adventure ensuring the safety of trekkers in the strange mountains. Moreover, the guide will also make your trip more than an adventure. It becomes a lifetime experience. 

The mountains now have basic teahouse and lodge accommodations for trekkers. You can spend overnight in the warmth of guesthouses called teahouses during the trek unlike tented camps in the past.

The most common food during the trek is Dal Bhat. However, you can choose other food items from the menu. The food items differ from region to region. 

You need to prepare your stuff wisely for the trek. The backpack you get ready for the trek should have all essentials and avoid any unnecessary stuff in there. Check this equipment list for a better understanding of what to pack for the trek. 

As a high altitude trekking adventure, the trek always has a risk of getting altitude sickness. While it is not predictable who, where, and how they will get it, we all need to be well-aware and prepared for the unwanted. As we gain altitude during the trek, we should be more careful on our pace of walk, food, water, rest, and recovery. Being careful and taking it easy in the mountains can reduce the chance of getting altitude sickness.

Yes, permits are necessary for the trek. Since, you are going on our package, we take care of everything. You do not need to worry about arranging the permit for yourself.

When you are on our trek package, we provide porters to carry your backpack in the mountains. A porter carries the backpacks of two trekkers.You suggest you to keep your backpack around 10 kg. 

Yes, you will need some cash in the mountain. Although your major meals are included in our package, you may need money for drinks, shower, souvenir shopping, wifi, device charging, and tips to guide and porters at the end of the trip. 

We will brief you on how much to take on the first day of the trip when we meet in Kathmandu.

In that unfortunate case, we will make sure that you are well taken care of. If you cannot continue your journey further towards the destination and want to rest or return back, we will arrange a porter to be with you and take care of you while rest of the group members continue the trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400) (Tribhuvan International Airport)

The arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport followed by a transfer to the designated hotel by our representative in a private vehicle. After checking in, we will have a short discussion about the trekking. You can either rest or roam around the local markets. In the evening, our representative will take you to the “Welcome Dinner” at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (4,593ft/1400)

After an early breakfast, we will take you around the Kathmandu valley. We will start our guided tour from UNESCO listed world heritages i.e. the sacred Hindu temple of Lord Pashupatinath then the Boudhanath stupa: oldest Buddhist stupa, the Swayambhunath stupa: monkey temple and then the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch, we will utilize the time for the preparation for trekking.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hote

Meal: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (2,789ft/827m) (6 – 8 hours)

There are actually the options to reach Pokhara either via flight or via Tourist bus. The flight to Pokhara is about 25 – 30 minutes but you have to pay extra charges for it. There are flights to Pokhara from 8 am to 4 pm. The drive to Pokhara via Tourist bus will take about 6 – 7 hours. So, you have to have your early morning breakfast and then our representative will take you to the place where Tourist bus leaves for Pokhara. The scenic flight or drive is an amazing experience. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive to Nayapool and then trek to Tikhedhunga (4921ft/1500m)

After an early morning breakfast, we will drive about an hour to Nayapool by a private transport.  From Nayapool, our team will walk following the river bank of Modi Khola. We will walk ahead to reach Birethanti crossing a suspension bridge. On the way, there are dense sub-tropical forests. Here, the officers will check the ACAP permits. Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (6430ft/1960 m) to Banthanti (7250ft/2210 m) to Ghorepani (9271ft/2826m): 7 – 8 hours

Today’s destination is to reach Ghorepani. We will cross the Modi River via a suspension bridge to the Tikhedhunga. We will really have to show our stamina during the ascent to the Ulleri Hill at an elevation of 1960m. We will enjoy our lunch here. Then again we walk via the amazing rhododendron and oak forests that will lead us to Banthanti. After walking for about 8 hours, we will arrive at Ghorepani. The word “Ghorepani” is actually derived from “Ghodepani” meaning horse water which was a campsite for the merchants but at present, there are teahouses, shops and stalls.  As we ascend to Ghorepani, the weather starts getting colder. Stay overnight at Ghorepani enjoying the amazing scenic views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri and adjoining snow peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (10531ft/3210m) to Tadapani (8927ft/2721m): 6 – 7 hours

Poon hill, the vintage point for the breath-taking panoramic views of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges that includes Annapurna I, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and some Mustang part. After being blessed with the magical view of Mountains with the sunrise, we descend back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. Then we head to Tadapani via the lush vegetation of rhododendron and fir jungles. Stay overnight at Tadapani with the majestic feeling of conquering the Poon Hill.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (7135ft/2175 m): 6 – 7 hours

We will arrive at Chhomrong today after walking for about 6 – 7 hours. We will hike up and down the forest of rhododendron, oaks and firs enjoying the striking views of the Annapurna ranges. We will stop by Kimrong for the lunch then walk until we reach Chhomrong, one of the biggest Gurung community of Annapurna region. Stay overnight here.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (8546ft/2605 m): 6 – 7 hours

We will have our breakfast at Chhomrong and then the trail leads to Dovan. We will descend to the Chhomrong river and then ascend to Kuldi Ghar via Sinuwa hill then to Bamboo.  After having lunch at Bamboo, we will walk-ups and downs till we reach Dovan. Dovan actually means the meeting point of two rivers. Stay overnight at Dovan.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (10498ft/3200m): 6 – 7 hours

The delicious, early morning breakfast will provide us the energy to walk to Deurali. We will pass through the Modi Khola valley. On the way, we will enjoy the cool weather and the serene environment, walk through the dense forests and soothe our eyes with the magical scenes of the waterfalls, glaciers and the outstanding 360 degree views of Mt. Annapurna I, III, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Gandharvachuli, etc. This is the dream comes true experience of the travelers. We will then stop at Deurali for lunch and spend a relaxing night here.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (12139ft/3700 m) to Annapurna Base Camp (13549ft/4130 m): 7 – 8 hours

We will head to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp after having the breakfast at Deurali. On the way, we will pass through many small forests, lush vegetation, follow the stream to climb up and down the ways. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we can enjoy the scenic views of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna ranges. The panoramic view is awe-inspiring. We will walk and then rest the day at Annapurna Base Camp and spend overnight here.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(7578ft/2310m): 7 – 8 hours

We will trek down to Bamboo today from Annapurna Base Camp. As it’s the same path, it shouldn’t be any problem to walk to Bamboo. Stay overnight at Bamboo.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda(5774ft/1760 m): 5 – 6 hours

Today’s destination is to reach Jhinu Danda. We will walk uphill to Kuldi Ghar then downhill to Chhomrong river. There is a hot spring at a walking distance of about 15 – 20 minutes from Jhinu Danda. Stay overnight here at Jhinu Danda.

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Naya Pool: 6 – 7 hours and then Drive to Pokhara: 1 hour drive

We will then walk from Jhinu Danda to Naya pool enjoying the cool weather and the stunning landscape of Pokhara. Lunch on the way at the teahouses. After reaching Naya pool, we will drive to a designated hotel at Pokhara. Relaxing night at Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14: Flight or Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

An early morning 25 – 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu will give us spare time to reach the hotel, relax or wander around the local markets. The other option is via land by Tourist bus. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Final Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

Last day of the trip to Nepal. You can shop around or just relax until the time to reach the airport. Our representative will accompany you till the Tribhuwan International Airport at least 2 – 3 hours ahead of scheduled time. An amazing end of the trip to Nepal for this year with the hope of returning again with the new destination and new spirit to walk through the mountains.

Accommodation: n/a

Meal: Breakfast

pedrof936

Great trip! Wonderful guide! Definitely recommend him! Very friendly and competent organizing the details of our trip!

pedrof936, Spain

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