Where do we start from?
Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region. You drive from Pokhara to lower Ghandruk and trek for about an hour to reach Lower Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the biggest village you will find on the trek. You will see old stone and slate roofed houses lining the slope. You will also find a lot of tea houses spread through the entire village. This is your first introduction to the tea house culture of trekking. You will experience this throughout the trek.
*Please note that you will be staying in tea houses on all days of the trek.
**It is mandatory for trekkers to carry a copy of their photo id for entry at forest check posts on the trek.
Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (Altitude 1960m) about 4 hours trek
Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region. You drive from Pokhara to lower Ghandruk and trek for about an hour to reach Lower Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the biggest village you will find on the trek. You will see old stone and slate roofed houses lining the slope. You will also find a lot of tea houses spread through the entire village. This is your first introduction to the tea house culture of trekking. You will experience this throughout the trek. Reach Pokhara on your own.
We will pick you up from near the lake at 7.00 am. The exact location will be communicated to you prior to the trek.
Day 2: Trek to Sinuwa (2360m) about 4-5 hours trek
From Ghandruk, the trail descends gradually to Kyunri Khola. On the way
you will cross Komrong. It is located on top of a ridge. From Komrong,
you can see Chomrung on the other side of the mountain, separated by
Snow capped mountains such as Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and the tip of Gangapurna gradually begin to appear. On the opposite
side you will see Sinuwa village.
There is a checkpost in Chomrung where you need to register yourself
again. Visit the office and show your TIMS card.
The trail to Sinuwa is lined with fields and thin forests. Beyond Upper
Sinuwa you will be entering the Annapurna Sanctuary area. This is
marked by dense forests and clustered tea houses. Cutting trees for firewood is prohibited. The tea houses are all powered by hydroelectric power
plants. You can spot some of the small scale power plants along the trail
Day 3: Trek to Deurali (3200m) about 5-6 hours trek
The mud trail from Sinuwa to Bamboo climbs up gradually. The ascent to
Dovan begins immediately where the lodges of Bamboo end. This stretch
is one of the most beautiful walks of the trek. The forest is dense and the
climb is not too strenuous. Machapuchare becomes visible here. You will
also see Himalaya from here. You are likely to find signs of past landslides
and avalanches on the trail today.
Climb up steadily from Himalaya for about an hour to reach an overhanging rock called Hinku cave .After Himalaya, the terrain starts to shift from
dense forest to alpine boulder. The only vegetation you find are Bamboo,
Ferns and grass. You will be climbing up and down small boulders on a
large part of the trail.
Day 4: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) about 5-6 hours trek
Keep walking ahead till you reach descending stone steps leading to
Bagar. Soak in the magnificent views of Machapuchare in front and Annapurna to your left.
The terrain on this stretch is marked with small snow bridges that need to
be crossed. You are also entering grasslands, marked with few Daphne
trees. Small flowering plants adorn the trail with their colours. The
mountains on either side are rocky. Small waterfalls flow from either side
into Modi Khola. This is also marked as an avalanche prone area.
You will be ascending close to 4,000m. Watch out for signs of AMS.
Make sure you don’t rush through the trail – walk slowly to help your
You are surrounded by mountains at ABC. Annapurna I, Annapurna III,
Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli and Machapuchare are
right there in front of you. Pick a spot at the edge of the Annapurna glacier
and soak in the views.
Day 5: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310m) about 5-6 hours trek
This is perhaps the longest day of the trek. You will be tracing back the
same route you took to reach ABC all the way to Bamboo – crossing
MBC, Deurali, Himalaya and Dovan. Today’s trek includes long stretches
of steep descent interspersed with short ascents. Himalaya is good place to
stop for lunch.
Day 6: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) about 4-5 hours trek
Take the trail to Sinuwa and begin climbing up steep steps till you reach
The view of the sub tropical forests from Jhinu is one of the best. Jhinu
faces Modi Khola and is famous for hot springs. Enjoy a nice bath here.
Day 7: Trek back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
It takes 4-5 hours to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara. The regular buses
and jeeps to Pokhara can be boarded here.
• Transportation (Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara) by
• ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Permit) and TIMS Cards
• An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including
insurance during the trekking
• Food and accommodation during the trekking (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches
and 6 dinner- Vegetarian meals)
• Trekking route map
• Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
• First aid kit
• All the government and company service charge
• International airfare
• Travel Insurance
• Nepal visa fee
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except complimentary
• Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, laundries, electricity charges for
the gadgets, hot shower, hot water etc.)
• Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers, 2 porters for 3 and 4 trekkers, 3 porters
for 5 and 6 trekkers and carries 15kgs to 20 kgs) and their all expenses
• Tipping for guide(s), porter (s), driver(s)
• Anything does not include in the inclusion list.