The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done independently. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.
Day 01: Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - drive to Nayapul (1 1/2 hrs) - trek to Ulleri (1940 m) 6 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 02: Ulleri (1940 m) - Ghorepani (2750 m) 5 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 03: Ghorepani (2750 m) - Poon Hill (3194 m) - Tadapani (2590 m) 6 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 04: Tadapani (2590 m) - Chomrong (2210 m) 4 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 05: Chomrong (2210 m) - Himalayan Hotel (2840 m) 7 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 06: Himalayan Hotel (2840 m) - Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) 4 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 07: Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) 3 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) - Bamboo (2310 m) 7 hrs - B.L.D.
Day 09: Trek Bamboo (2310 m) - Jhinu Danda (1780 m); visit hotsprings - B.L.D.
Day 10: Trek Jhinu Danda (1780 m) - Ghandruk (5 hrs) - B.L.D.
Day 11: Ghandruk - Nayapul (5 hrs) and by bus/taxi to Pokhara (1 1/2 hrs) - B.L.D.
Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu (5 hrs) - B.L.D.