Annapurna Base Camp trek goes right through the centre of the Annapurna Sanctuary of the popular Annapurna region in western Nepal near Pokhara. It boasts mind-blowing views of the snow-capped peaks, Himalayan glaciers, dense forests including rhododendron. The cultural diversity is another tremendous side of this trek that passes through the Gurung, Thakali and Magar settlements each with their own unique cultures and traditions.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek provides three amazing spots to witness the Himalayas: Poonhill, Machhapuchchre Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp. Trekkers get up early in the morning and proceed towards Poonhill with head lamps or torches in their hands in order to experience the magical sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. The famous Poonhill Ghorepani trek is the part of Annapurna Base Camp route for easy and short duration trekkers.
If you are thinking for longer and more challenging trek in the Annapurna region, then Annapurna Circuit trek is the right trip. This trek is available for three weeks and takes over 5,416 meters of Thorung La pass.
Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp trek:
[Day 01]: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m).
[Day 02]: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m).
[Day 03]: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m).
[Day 04]: Early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,210m) then to Tadapani (2,650m).
[Day 05]: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m).
[Day 06]: Continue trek from Chomrong to Dobhan (2,600m).
[Day 07]: Trek Dobhan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp/MBC (3,700m).
[Day 08]: Further trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp/ABC (4,130m) and return trek to Bamboo (2,310m).
[Day 09]: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m).
[Day 10]: Then trek Jhinu to Nayapul (1,070m) and drive to Pokhara.
[Day 11]: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You can also fly between Kathmandu and Pokhara.