If you don’t have plenty of time to visit the Annapurna region, then Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek, an ideal choice for you.

It is short and one of the best treks, that takes you to the two most famous places, from where you can enjoy the views of mountains as well as the sunrise.

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Group Size


Trip Duration

16 days

Max. Altitude

4,130 m



Best Season

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


Private Transfer


BB in Kathmandu & Pokhara | All meals on the trek


4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara | Local Lodge on the Trek

Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Stunning Mountain Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.
  • Sunrise from Poon Hill: The trek includes a hike to Poon Hill, which is one of the best places in Nepal to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from this viewpoint.
  • Hot Springs: After days of trekking, you can relax your tired muscles in the natural hot springs at JhinuDanda.
  • Local Culture: The trek takes you through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages where you can experience the unique culture and traditions of the locals. You will have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, interact with locals, and learn about their way of life.
  • Rhododendron Forests: The trek takes you through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which bloom in various colors during the spring season.
  • Annapurna Base Camp: The trek takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters. From here, you can witness the stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna massif.
  • Challenging Passes: The trek includes crossing challenging passes like Tadapani, Ghorepani, and Chomrong. This adds an exciting element of adventure to the trek.

The trek starts with a scenic drive/flight to Pokhara, and a drive to Tikhedhunga, which takes three hours and starts trekking towards Banthanti. From Banthanti, head off towards Ghorepani.

Early morning, hike up to Poonhill before sunrise to see the sunrise view from the viewpoint, which takes 45 mins to reach there. Since the vantage point will be so crowded, we have to get there early to get the perfect spot to view the sunrise. You will see the picturesque views of Annapurna, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre,  and many more snow cap peaks with beautiful sunrise views. Poon hill, our ultimate destination to get a spectacular side-by-side view of the Himalayas and nature.

Then we will head off to Chuile then Lower Sinuwa. Leaving Himalaya, hike up to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp by the arid landscape. You can enjoy the views of the magnificent Machhapuchhre together with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharwa Chuli, and Gangapurna. On the next day, trek up to Annapurna Base Camp, which is surrounded by towering mountains. From the top of Base Camp, we can have one of the best 360-degree panoramas in the Himalaya.

Return to Bamboo then Jhinu Danda, where you can relax your boy in the delightful hot springs. Upon your return, if you have extra days, then you can visit one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk, otherwise, trek back to Motkyu. On the same day, drive to Pokhara. Drive or fly back to Kathmandu the next day.

Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up at the airport and drive to the assigned hotel where you will meet the rest of the group. The hotel is located in a quiet quaint neighborhood, where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

    You will be at an altitude of 1,400 meters (4,593 feet), where you can rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

    Please look for the I.A.M TREKKING board at the opposite railing of the terminal.

    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02

    Drive/Flight to Pokhara (820 m)

    We start our journey after breakfast with a scenic drive on the renowned Prithvi Highway, winding across 201 km of the typical countryside of the Middle Hills, which should be viewed as nothing more than a stressful bus ride. It will be comfortable and stressless if you take a 30 mins flight to Pokhara, but you will miss some of the valuable sights, which fall on the way to Pokhara.

    It covers Bandipur's historic town, one of the country's architectural gems, a meticulously restored, photogenic village, that offers European atmosphere in beautiful Nepalese views. Following the glorious Trisuli River across the Prithvi Highway, you also cross many resorts around the river, with its beaches, tossed-back charm, and rafting thrill ride.

    Also, include the Gorkha and Manakamana cultural sites, where you can visit religious places, and if you are driving, then you can get off the bus and visit those places( if you have extra days for that). And after driving for 6-7 hours, hit your destination. Once we reach the hotel, we'll check-in, and the rest of the time is relaxation.

    Accommodation: 4* hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: B
    Time: 6-7 hours drive or 30 min flight
  • Day 03

    Drive to Tikhedhunga (1540 m) 3 hrs, trek to Banthanti (2210 m) 3 hrs

    After having breakfast, drive to Tikhedhunga and our trek begins. The trail passes through small villages, terraced fields, and lush forests, offering glimpses of the majestic mountains.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 3 hrs
  • Day 04

    Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m)

    After breakfast, our trek starts with a steep slope from Banthanti (2,210 m) via thick oak and rhododendron forests. Periodically, Lonmgur can be seen hopping in the woods. Then we move towards Nangethanti (2,430 m), arriving at Ghorepani (2,860 m) after an hour's walk.

    Ghorepani is a popular place to sell local products and crafts, with small shops and stalls. We can see Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Annapurna South ( 8,091 m), and other peaks from Ghorepani. Since we do have enough time to explore Ghorepani, we can also visit the Magar Museum and the beautiful Ghorepani village settlement.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 05

    Trek to Poonhill view (3193 m) and backtrack to Chuile (2,195 m)

    Early morning, we hike up to Poonhill before sunrise to see the sunrise view from the viewpoint, which takes 45 mins to reach there. Since the vantage point will be so crowded, we have to get there early to get the perfect spot to view the sunrise. You will see the picturesque views of Annapurna (8,091 m), Himchuli, Nilgiri (7,061 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fishtail (6,993 m),  and other many more snow cap peaks with beautiful sunrise views. Poon hill is our ultimate destination to get a spectacular side-by-side view of the Himalayas and nature.

    After enjoying the view, we will return to Ghorepani and continue trekking to Chuile.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Distance: 45 min to Poonhill | 6-7 hrs to Chuile
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 06

    Trek to Lower Sinuwa (2,100 m)

    After breakfast, we climb for a while via steps across a dense rhododendron forest. After sometime the rigid path opens up and once we get down to the side of the river, we begin to climb steadily through the forest. Then, we arrive at Chhomrong and we cross Chhomrong Khola Bridge to finally arrive at Lower Sinuwa. It is a delightful village situated on the lap of the huge mountain Annapurna. You can also enjoy the beautiful view from the lodge to Fishtail, Annapurna III, Annapurna, Gandarvachuli.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Distance: 6 hrs
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 07

    Trek to Himalaya (2,920 m)

    You will continue trekking through lush forests and bamboo groves, gradually gaining altitude. The trail takes you to Himalaya, a scenic resting place surrounded by mountains.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08

    Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)

    Leaving Himalaya, we will trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). The trail offers stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and other snow-capped peaks.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hrs
  • Day 09

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp - ABC (4,130 m)

    Today, you will reach the highlight of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp. The trail gradually ascends, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. Upon reaching ABC, you will be rewarded with panoramic mountain vistas.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 2-3 hrs
  • Day 10

    Trek back to Bamboo (2,310 m)

    You will retrace your steps and descend from Annapurna Base Camp. The trail takes you through lush forests, waterfalls, and small settlements as you make your way back to Bamboo for overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 7 hrs
  • Day 11

    Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m)

    The trail descends through bamboo forests, passing by small villages and terraced fields. JhinuDanda is known for its natural hot springs, where you can relax and rejuvenate.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 12

    Trek to Motkyu (1,800 m)s & drive to Pokhara

    Today, we're trekking down and moving across the Kimrong Khola. After that, we keep walking through several ups and downs to New Bridge (1,340 m), then retrace the same road and reach the Motkyu passing the new suspension bridge across the Modi Khola. From there we will drive back to Pokhara. You can enjoy the remaining day on your own.
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: B,L
    Time: 5 hrs hike to Motkyu | 2.5 hrs drive to Pokhara
  • Day 13

    Optional sightseeing day in Pokhara

    You will have a free day in Pokhara to explore its attractions. You can enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake, visit the famous World Peace Pagoda, hike to the Shiva Statue viewpoint, or simply relax by the lakeside and soak in the beauty of Pokhara.

    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: B
  • Day 14

    Drive/Flight to Kathmandu

    Today, you will either take a scenic drive or a short domestic flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, depending on your preference. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest and relax or explore the city further.

    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
    Time: 6-7 hours drive or 30 min flight
  • Day 15

    Free day. Farewell dinner in the evening

    With a full day at leisure, you can splurge with a relaxing massage, a visit to Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO sites, shop around or just relax at your hotel.

    In the evening we will celebratorily partake in a farewell dinner with IAM Treks.

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B,L
  • Day 16

    End of program

    You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight or you can extend your stay in Kathmandu for additional exploration or other activities.
    Meals: B

Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek Services & Equipment

Service Includes & Exludes

    Package Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop
    • 3-night hotel BB in Kathmandu
    • 2-night hotel on BB in Pokhara
    • Lodges during the trek on Full board
    • Transportation as per the program with an experienced driver
    • Trek guide, up to 4 packs one assistant guide, up to 10 then 2 assistant guide
    • One porter for two members to carry the double bags.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Entry fees

    Package Excludes:

    • International air ticket
    • High-risk medical Insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay
    • Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls 
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed 
    • Nepal visa fee
Equipment List for Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Clothing List

    • Hiking shorts
    • Hiking trousers
    • Fleece Windstopper jacket
    • Light thermal tops
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • Down vest
    • Waterproof, breathable fabric shell jacket
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
    • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
    • Lightweight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece or wool trousers

    Footwear List

    • Lightweight inner socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Heavy poly or wool socks
    • Cotton socks Gaiters
    • Trainers or running shoes

    Headwear List

    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Bandana or headscarf
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

    Personal Medical Kits

    • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • One skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • A cough or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
    • Water purification tablets
    • 1 set of earplugs


    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Medium-sized towel
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Multi-purpose soap
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Wet wipes

    Miscellaneous (if required)

    • Camera with extra Batteries
    • Headphone
    • Power Banks
    • Oximeters
    • Chargers
    • Maps
    • Adapter Plugs
    • Journal for Writing
    • Travel knife
    • Book / Kindle for reading
    • Smartphone
    • Snacks
    • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
    • Lightweight pillowcase

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