• Duration10 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelModerate
  • Max. Altitude4,130 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk Village Trek explore the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), the tenth highest mountain in the world, and the beautiful Ghandruk village. Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an adventurous trek in the western Himalayas. You will get to see gorgeous sceneries and mountain panoramas during this trek. you can check here Guide book for Annapurna base Camp Trek.

Situated at 4,130 meters, Annapurna Base Camp offers heavenly views and a sense of huge achievement once you reach there. Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk, Chhomrong Village Trek is a high-altitude trek. However, our professionally designed itinerary maintains a steady rise in elevation, which keeps trekkers away from altitude sickness. 

Annapurna Base Camp via Ghandruk village and Chhommrong, Sinuwa Village Trek 10 Days is relatively a short trek, perfect for trekkers of any age. Moreover, if you are a beginner trekker, then this trek will be one of the best options to begin your Himalayan journey. The trail ascends through dense forests of bamboo, rhododendron, oak, pine, etc. You may come across a range of flora and fauna along the trek too. 

While returning from Annapurna Base Camp, this trek follows a different route and leads you to some of the most stunning villages like Sinuwa (2,310 m), Chhommorong, and Jhenu dada (1564 m). The locals are very welcoming and friendly along the trek route. You will be living a mountain life and get to closely see the culture of the locals. 

Towering mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 ), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Gnagapurna (7,455 m), and many others will be your constant companions during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. The trail is fantastic and peaceful. In the peak season, you will see many fellow travelers traversing and enjoying the journey. 

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk Village Trek is a lifetime venture. It offers a trekking experience balanced with adventure and cultural experiences. Let's escape and unwind your thoughts. We have opened booking for Annapurna Base Camp via Ghandruk Village Trek package 2022. Feel free to contact us anytime to book the trip.

Also, check out our other adventurous treks around Nepal- Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Langtang Valley Trek

You'll see and experience

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  • Fantastic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Trek through Annapurna Conservation Area, home to hundreds of flora and fauna
  • The trail is adventurous with steep, rugged, and rocky sections
  • You will pass by dense forests and beautiful villages
  • Meet people from Gurung and Magar community in Ghandruk village
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of locals
  • Reach lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witness astounding landscapes and snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Tukuche, etc
  • Explore picturesque Landruk and Dhampus village
  • Peaceful trekking experience
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Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

Land at the Kathmandu airport, where you will be welcomed by our airport representatives. He will escort you to the hotel and help you in check-in. You are free to explore the surroundings. Meet other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company in the evening.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch

Today, you will drive to another city called Pokhara. This is loved by travelers for its tranquility in the bustle. The drive goes along a well-made highway that offers heart-warming scenery of green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and snow-capped mountains. Spend the evening strolling on the Lakeside market and enjoying views from Phewa Lake.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:1,070 m

You will begin trekking from Nayapul. From Kathmandu, it takes around one hour to drive to reach Nayapul. The trail begins and gradually ascends through lush forests. You will pass by remote settlement areas and reach the beautiful Ghandruk village. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,310 m

The trail from Ghandruk ascends to Komrong Ganda. From here, you will walk on the downhill path that leads to Komron Khola. Further, trekking on a steep trail, you will reach Chhomrong village. After taking a short break for lunch, you will continue descending towards a river and finally ascend to reach Sinuwa.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:3,220 m

The trail today goes through dense forests, following a tranquil route. You will reach the Himalayas and further pass by Dovan. On the way, you can see stunning views of the Annapurna range. It will be a lovely walk today.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:4,130 m

The trail opens up above Deurali. Following the stone staircase, you will pass by a possible avalanche area. The trail ascends towards the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and leads you to Annapurna Base Camp. You will get to see breathtaking panoramas here.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,310 m

After having breakfast relishing heart-warming mountain views, you will begin trekking back to Sinuwa. It will be a long trekking day. The trail descends through lush forests of rhododendron, fir, oak, maple, etc. Likewise, you will pass by villages like Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, and Deurali before reaching Sinuwa.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:9,50 m

The trail descends to Chhomrong Khola and continues towards Chhomrong village via a series of staircases. You will then follow a steep path that leads to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m). This village has natural hot springs. You can take a short break here if you want. Further, crossing the Modi Khola, the trail steeply kyumi and drive to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will offer you nice views of lush green hills, rivers, and terraced fields. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel and rest. Later in the evening, explore the bustling streets of Thamel and meet the team members for the last time for farewell dinner.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

The trip ends here. You will return to your home today. Our team members will help you check out and drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time.

Cost Details

Includes
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • An achievement certificate and company souvenir
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) 10% of You Pay and driver(s)

Departure Dates

If you want to do Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek solo, then you can choose our private trek option. During the private trek, you will trek with one of our expert guides and porters. Contact us for more information.

Additional Info

Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek terrain & difficulty 

Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek is a moderate trek with numerous ups & downs. There is no technical climbing during the trek. Anyone can do this trek with good physical fitness. Previous trekking experience is not needed for Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trekking. 

The trail goes through dense forests. You will walk on steep, rugged, and rocky paths. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. The region you will be trekking in is remote. The unavailability of transportation has made everything along the trekking route limited. Therefore, you have to be mentally prepared too to survive cramped services. 

This trek also has possibilities of altitude sickness because of high altitude. We have written in detail about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and preventive measures here.

To prepare for the trek, you can exercise and focus on cardio. Likewise, work on building your stamina and increasing core body strength. If possible, go on a few hikes before the beginning of the trek. 
 

Best time to go on Annapurna Base via Ghandruk Village Trek

You can trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk Village Trek in spring and autumn. March to April and October to November have the most stable weather throughout the year, which makes these months the perfect time of the year to trek in the Himalayas.

The moderate climate with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 0°C is ideal for the trek. The days are warmer than mornings and nights. Likewise, the sky is clear most of the time and offers breathtaking views of the mountains. 

Other aspects like flower blossoms in spring and the biggest festivals in autumn make trekking in these two seasons fantastic. Travelers from all around the world hit the trail in the Annapurna region in spring and autumn.


Food & Accommodation 

During the Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk Village Trek, you will stay overnight in teahouses. Teahouse accommodation is quite basic. Small rooms with twin beds, an attached washroom, and a few pieces of furniture are usually seen in the rooms. The rooms will be clean and comfortable. If you want a single room, then let us know during the booking. Single rooms are usually hard to get, especially in the peak trekking season.

In Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get bed and breakfast with a welcome and farewell dinner. While during the trek, we offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals are served as per the menu of the teahouses. You can see Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental dishes on the menu. 

The dishes range from Dal Bhat Tarkari, a typical Nepali meal to pizza, pasta, Tibetan bread, porridge, etc. You can also get momo, noodles, thenduk, thukpa, veggies, curries (veg/non-veg), eggs, toast, sandwiches, chapati, mashed potatoes, and many other dishes.


Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Before the beginning of the trek, our trek guide will help you with the final packing and double-check all the gears.

  • If you miss anything or you can shop for high-quality gear or trekking clothes in Nepal instead of carrying it all the way from your home.

  • Your travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation and medical bills.

  • You can charge your electronic devices at charging stations in teahouses. It may cost you a few extra bucks. Extra batteries or solar charges will be so helpful.

  • It is better to be mentally prepared regarding no internet or communication facilities at the highest points of the trek. The connection will be unstable at most parts of the trekking route.

  • The higher you will go, the fewer services and things you will get. So, carry your favorite snacks and bars and do not rely on buying them on the trail.

  • You will need extra cash to buy services out of the package like hot shower, snacks, beverages during the trek, and the shop owners only accept cash. So, withdraw enough cash in the city to use during the trek. There's no ATM on the route.

  • Carry a reusable water bottle and water purification tablets for extra safety. 

  • Hydration is the key to keeping yourself away from altitude sickness. Drinky plenty of water and other fluids.

  • If you get confused about tipping, then follow this advice- USD 100 to guide & porter, USD 5 to tour guide, and USD 2 to driver (by each member of the group).

  • Locals are very friendly, so don't get shy talking to them.

FAQs

  • Q1. Is Annapurna base camp and Dhampus Village Trek hard?

    Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek is a moderate trek. The route can get tough for beginner trekkers. Anyone with good health, physical fitness, and stamina can do this trek.

  • As per our Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek itinerary, it takes three days from Pokhara to reach Annapurna Base Camp while walking 5 to 7 hours a day.

  • Yes, you can do Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek solo, however it's not a wise choice. The Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek route is different from the usual ABC trek route, therefore you may not see anyone on the trail in some parts. You can get lost, and if any medical emergency arises, then there may be no one to help you.

  • Both Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek have their own challenges. But if we have to choose one over another, then the high altitude, steep trails, and distance make EBC trek harder than ABC trek.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek cost depend on the itinerary and the services. You can expect around USD 1200 and above. The package does not include travel insurance, tips, shopping, international flights, etc. 

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek is popular because it takes to the lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Likewise, the adventurous trekking route, breathtaking mountain views, and rich cultural heritage of the locals along the route also made this trek famous among travelers.

  • Yes, Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek is a safe venture. You will be trekking with our professional and experienced guide, who will show you the route and take care of you. Our guides are trained to handle emergency situations in the Himalayas, and their numerous years of trekking experience make them very reliable. 

  • The best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp is from March to April in spring and October to November in autumn. You can also go trekking in winter, however heavy snowfall and extreme cold can make the trek challenging. 

  • To prepare for Annapurna Base Camp and Dhampus Village Trek, you have to book the trip 3 to 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the trek. During this time, you can prepare yourself physically and mentally, which is very important for a smooth trekking experience. Increase your core body strength, work on your stamina, and long walking hours. Our team representatives will help you closely to prepare and plan for the trek.

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