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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Nepal is one of the top tourist destination places in the world. One of the most common trekking destinations of Nepal is the Annapurna base camp. This trek consists of more than fifty mountain range. Annapurna massif includes thirteen mountains of height over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft.), more than sixteen peaks of altitude of 6,000 meters (20,000 ft.), and one mountain of height more than 8000 meters. Annapurna massif is 55 kilometers long. The altitude of the Annapurna base camp is 2130 meters from the sea level. Annapurna base camp trek map involves from Nayapul to endpoint Phedi.

The trekking route of this region involves many enjoyable short treks like Poon Hill, Machhapuchhre base camp trek, Dhumpus village trek, and Ghandruk village trek. Annapurna base camp comprises of many varieties in natural beauty and culture. You can get the breathtaking glace of the amazing mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna IV and Some other mountains that you can see from here are Gangapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Khangsha Kang, and Tarke Kang.

Annapurna base camp weather

Annapurna region is the uniform home of diverse terrain, wildlife, vegetation, and culture. During this trek, you will get the opportunity of getting close to nature and its components. Gurung and Sherpa are the inhabitants of the Annapurna region.

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Annapurna base camp best time

Annapurna base camp trek is not a long trek and people of any age group can perform this trek. You can trek to Annapurna base camp trek at any time of the year. However, the month from mid -September to November which is the autumn season in Nepal is considered as the best time for doing this trek. During this season you can catch the real and clear beauty of Annapurna massif. There are many hotels and lodge for your accommodation and food. Also, there is a much small tea house where you can refresh yourself on the trek.

Since it is also said that “the best view comes after the hardest climb”, the more you altitude you climb the more beautiful view of snow peak mountains and green landscape can be seen. The elevation pattern of the Annapurna base camp trek map is not that high, the trail is made in such a way that it is easier for trekking. Elevation on this trek is gradually increasing, which minimizes the risk of high altitude sickness.

Here is the detailed itinerary of Annapurna base camp trek map

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Your first day of trekking will be started from arriving in Kathmandu. You will arrive at Kathmandu through Tribhuwan international airport. Our team of above the Himalaya will pick you up from the airport and escort you to your hotel. We will provide you individual rooms with the best service. Since you would be tired from the flight, you can rest in your hotel room. You can also roam around the hotel and street of Kathmandu in the evening.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

Today you have your first wake up at Kathmandu, after having breakfast and lunch at the hotel. On the second day, you travel around Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and full of cultural and historical monuments. This city is a combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures.  Some of the historical monument which enlisted on the world’s heritage site by UNSECO also lies on Kathmandu. Pashupatinath and Swoambunath are the two main cultural destinations to explore in Kathmandu. Apart from this, Patan and Bhaktapur are neighboring countries of Kathmandu. These two cities are also very rich in culture where different jatras are held in Kathmandu. During dinner, you will have to attend a small meeting regarding this trek where we will explain to you dos and don’ts for this trek.

Pokhara day tour

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

From Kathmandu your next trekking destination is Pokhara. You can easily find a flight or ground vehicle to Pokhara. It does not take more than 15 minutes in flight but it takes 5 – 6 hours in vehicles.  Since we will not be rushing for this trek, you can take vehicles and enjoy the scenic beauty on the way.  Pokhara is a beautiful city. Pokhara is also famous for night clubs and bars, a night walk-in Pokhara is fun and relaxing.

 

Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga

You will leave Pokhara in the early morning after having breakfast. From Pokhara, you can take a bus to Naya Pul. Naya pul is at a distance of 13 km and takes about half an hour from Pokhara. From Nayapul your real trekking journey begins. Since today will be the first hiking of this trek, so it will be a slow and short trek. Walking across the bank of Modi Khola within 15 minutes you will reach Birethanti. Birethanti is a beautiful small village, walking through this village you will reach Hille. From hille, after having a short climb on the staircase finally you will reach Tikhe Dhunga.

 

Day 5: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani

Ghorepani is situated at an altitude of 2874 meters from the sea level. Trekking distance from is 10.3 km and it takes 5 – 6 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani. Today’s trek begins with a mild walk to Ulleri. Especially you will find Magar, inhabitant, on Ulleri. From here you can catch the spectacular view of Himchuli and Annapurna South. Walking through the subtropical forest full of Rhododendron and oak trees. After walking from some time through the amazing village of Banthati and Nangethanti. Finally, you will reach to Ghorepani.

Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to poon hill

From Ghorepani, you will have an awe-inspiring view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After that, you will leave for poon hill trek. Poon hill provides you the best view of sunrise and sunset. For watching the sunrise you will have to start your trek early in the morning. Poon hill is situated at an altitude of 2610 meters from the sea level. Poon hill offers you an incredible glance at many mountains Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal. After enjoying the view you will have to continue your trek. Crossing Deurali and Banthanti you will reach to tada pani where you will stay overnight.

Poon hill trek

Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

Chmmrong is situated at the elevation of 2170 meters. The trekking distance of tadapani and Chhomrong is 7.6 km which takes about 5 hours. Trek from tadapani to Chhomrong is quite easy since the tail included lots of descent. After hiking for some time you will reach the suspension bridge of Kimrong Khola. Walking through the magnificent Chule village you will reach Chhomrong. It is a small village with very calm and friendly people. You can stay at the hotels on chhomrong.

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Day 8: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan

Dovan is situated at an altitude of 2600 meters from the sea level.  It takes about 6 hours to reach Dovan from Chhomrong to Dovan. The trekking distance is 8.6 km. your trek starts from early morning, after walking for some time you will reach to Chhomrong Khola. You will have to cross the suspension bridge over the Chhomrong Khola. Hiking through uphill you will reach a small spot called Khuldi Ghar.  From there the hard part of this trek start, from here the trail becomes sloppy and slippery. Walking through the stony trail for about an hour you will reach to Dovan.

 

Day 9: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp

Machhapuchhre base camp is another exciting part of Annapurna base camp trek. It is located at an altitude of 3700 meters. It takes about 7 hours to reach Machhapuchhre base camp from Dovan. From Dovan aft walking for some time, you will reach to the small suspension bridge over Modhi Khola. Walking across Modhi Khola you will reach Machhapuchhre base camp. Form this base camp you will get to visit the mind-blowing view of Annapurna range. You can stay overnight at the lodge Machhapuchhre base camp.

 

Day 10: Trek from Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna base camp

Today is the main day of this journey. Following the path of Machhapuchhre base camp, you will reach to Annapurna base camp. You will feel like you are in heaven watching the view of astonishing mountains like Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.)  From here you can get a clear view of the mountains. You will stay overnight at the hotels in Annapurna base camp.

 

Day 11: Trekking back to bamboo from Annapurna base camp

You will have a wonderful morning at Annapurna base camp. After enjoying the Paranomic view of the mountains you have to trek back to bamboo. Bamboo is located at an altitude of 2350 meter from the sea level. The trekking distance from Annapurna base camp to bamboo is 10.7 km and it takes about 7 hours to reach bamboo. The trail to bamboo goes through the same trail through Machhapuchhre base camp and Dovan.

Annapurna base camp trek

Day 12: Trek from bamboo to Jhinu Dadha

Form bamboo you will be heading off to Jhinu Dadha. Jhinu Dadha is situated at the altitude of 1780 meter from the sea level. As a result, the route to bamboo goes through the gradually descending trail. You will have to cross Chomrong Khola. After walking from about an hour through the stone staircase. From there hiking about the 20-minute from the hot spring at the bank of Modi Khola you will reach Jhinu Danda. You will stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

 

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Naya pul and drive to Pokhara and Kathmandu

After having breakfast at Jhinu Dandha you will be heading off to Pokhara. It takes about 6 hours to reach Naya pul. The tail includes the views of beautiful landscapes. From Naya pull, you can easily find public or private to Pokhara. It is about one hour drive from Naya pul to Pokhara. From there you can take a flight to Kathmandu or you can drive by bus also.  You can stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 Day 14: Final departure

Today is your last and final day in Kathmandu.  flight to your country it is late you can so shopping in Thamel bazaar. Thamel is an exotic tourist market where you can get Nepali products. Here the typical Nepali product at a reasonable price. After shopping, you will head off to the airport.

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Conclusion

Annapurna base camp trek map is one of the well – known trekking destinations. Therefore, this trek is suitable for both solo trekkers as well as group trekkers. There may arise many difficulties during this trek, so it is very important to have the information as much as possible. It is also very important to study the map of the Annapurna base camp. You will have to plan the trekking days in such a way that it should be flexible. It was fun trekking with you. From all of us from Above the Himalaya Happy trekking!!!

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