ABC trekking is the only trekking package that gives you an opportunity to experience jungle trekking and the classic Himalayan mountain scene together.
Imagine walking into a jungle with art, like in Disney world – that is, quite unexpectedly, what you can experience when trekking in the Annapurna Himalaya range! ABC trekking is the only trekking package that gives you an opportunity to experience jungle trekking and the classic Himalayan mountain scene together. Walking along the trails in the mountains of Himalaya, from stunningly beautiful river valleys to picturesque villages higher up on the mountains, is guaranteed to make your trip unforgettable
If you have a bit more time and want to explore the culture and tradition of Nepal, this longer itinerary (ABC trekking 14 days) to ABC through Ghorepani is recommended.
Ghorepani is the village where you can hike up to the hill station called Poonhill. From there you’ll be able to catch a magnificent panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri Range and the Massive Annapurna Himalaya Range. Also Chhomrong village offers a beautiful view of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8163meters), Annapurna (I, II, III & IV), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre (also known as Fishtail), Tharpuchuli and many more named and unnamed peaks. A common comment from many guests is that, at the end all the mountains are pretty similar to each other, but what makes a difference are the villages and the fairytale forests that you see along the way. Noticeably this trek also includes sightseeing tours of both famous scenic cities of Nepal; Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 8 hours by road and is the very beginning of your 14 days ABC trekking adventure. View of the farming land, greenery along the side of the highway and the people living around makes your travel interesting. We will travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu by tourist bus; it will have air conditioning system. The bus will usually stop 2 times along the journey; for breakfast & lunch.
Day 2: Pokhara to Hile (1500meters); 6 hours, approx.
Pokhara is a beautiful Lake city of Nepal and the gateway to ABC trekking and many other trekking trails. Today we will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul in the morning; it will take approx. 2 hours by private vehicle. Once getting to Nayapul, we will start our hike for another 4 hours to get to Hile. Hile is a small village with few local guest houses.
Da 3: HIle to Ghorepani (2880meters); 7 hours approx.
After your breakfast in a local lodge, we will head towards a stunning view point Ghorepani. At the beginning the hike until Ulleri Village has stone stairs. Keep calm and walk slowly. Once we get to Ulleri the trail slowly changes from village trek to Jungle trekking. We will be walking 3 hours literally inside the jungle. Ghorepani is one of the nicest view points during the entire ABC trekking as we can see complete range of Annapurna Himalaya and Dhaulagiri Himalaya in single sight.
Day 4: Mroning hike from Ghorepani to poonhill and trek to Tadapani; 8 hours approx.
Today is one of the most beautiful hiking days of ABC trekking. At first we will hike up to Poonhill to catch the sunrise. It takes around 1.5 hours to get to the hilltop of Poonhill at an altitude of 3200meters. Stunning view of sunrise just above the mountains is amazing. Sun rises behind the Annapurna Mountain Range. Poonhill is a perfect place to see sunrise in the Nepal Himalaya. Sun and color change on the top of the mountains will look unreal, so make sure you have your camera ready! There is a tea shop at Poonhill, a cup of tea might help you to keep your fingers warm enough to click some great picture of sunrise.
After sunrise hike, we will get back to our guest house for breakfast. After breakfast infront of the beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range we will head towards Tadapani village. We stay at Tadapani overnight with great view of mountains, mainly Annapurna south and Fishtail.
Day 5: Tadapani to Chhomrong; 6 hours approx. Trail from Tadapani to Chhomrong goes through local villages. One of the village in today’s hike, Gurjung village, has a school right on the side of ABC trekking trail; if you are thinking of small donation or distribute stationaries to kids, ask your trekking guide to manage it. Once we get to Chhomrong the view of mountains comes even closer. Chhomrong is a big village along the ABC trekking trail, Chhomrong has a few bakeries and shops if you are willing to buy something.
Day 6: Chhomrong to Himalaya (3100meters); 7 hours approx.
Chhomrong to Himalaya village will take approx 7 hours. The trail goes though jungle, mainly bamboo forest. The real jungle trekking starts right after the real village of upper Sinuwa. We will trek on the side of the river and sleep overnight at a local guest house at Himalaya. Himalaya village is on the riverside, inside the jungle.
Day 7: Himalaya to ABC; 7 hours approx. After breakfast at Himalaya we will hike towards Annapurna Base camp. We will take the day, easy and slow enough to adjust to the altitude. Trail to Deurali village goes inside the jungle, but once we get to Deurali “NO TREE” zone starts. After crossing the village Deurali trekking gets amazing with view of the mountains. Once we get to Machhapuchre Base Camp we get very close to Mt. Fishtail (6993meter). If you are trekking during the monsoon season, trail from MBC to ABC will look like a garden with all those wild flowers.
We sleep at the ABC, but sleeping at base camp doesn’t mean we sleep at the glacier. There are a few guest houses for the night; they are packed most of the time throughout the year. If you are trekking in the winter do not forget to take warmers, as it might get freezing during the nights and morning. Do not miss the sunrise, star watching, moon set and the big glacier from ABC. ABC trekking is different from other base camp trekking is because you get to sleep in the tea house at the base camp.
Day 8: ABC to Sinuwa; 8 hours approx. After sunrise view and warm breakfast we will start heading back to Sinuwa (the last village). Walking downhill is always easy because of the gravity factor and descending in altitude. We will be trekking in the same route all the way back to Sinuwa from ABC.
Day 9: Sinuwa to Jhinu; 5 hours approximately. We follow the same trail till Chhomrong village and take a new trail towards Jhinu village. Jhinu is famous for Jhinu hot springs. Most of the people doing ABC trekking stay one night at this village and spend most of their time in the hot spring. Hot spring of Jhinu cost around $2 to get in. Hot spring is by the side of river. It is fun to soak yourself in super cold water of flowing river and getting back to the hot water of hot spring, feel the tickling sensation on your skin.
Day 10: Jhinu to Pothana: 6 hours Approx. After breakfast at Jhinu village, we will start our trek towards Pothana village. Trekking passes though many villages and we will be able to see local lifestyle, their tradition and some of their culture. Before you descend to Pothana there is a good view point of Pokhara valley. Pothana has a magnificent view of mountains, Mt. Fishtail looks amazing from here.
Day 11: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara in private Vehicle.
After Breakfast IN Pothana with close view of the mountains, we start our hike towards Phedi. Our ABC trekking ends here and we meet the road that takes us to the starting point of ABC trekking. Once we get to the road, we take a private vehicle to go to Pokhara. Tonight at Pokhara, enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara, Phewalake, chilling at Lake side, Boating or walking in the street of the Lakeside.
Day 12: Sightseeing of Pokhrara. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. Today we will tour around the major landmarks of Pokhara. It includes a cave, waterfall, Mountaineering museum and Tibetan refugee camp. Sightseeing will be in the Private vehicle with a local guide and local information.
Day 13: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will take a bus to get back to Kathmandu. The same road with same kind of bus will take us back to Kathmandu in approx. 8 hours.
Day 14: Guided Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Cultural Heritage site.
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes 4 major UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kathmandu being the capital of Nepal has its unique feature. Among the 9 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal, Kathmandu has 7 major UNESCO listed monuments. We will do a tour of Kathmandu Durbar square (famous as Living goddess landmark), Swaymabhunath Stupa (famous as Monkey temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist Temple), Pashupatinath (famous as Cremation Place for Hindu).
Our tour guides will take you far and beyond the general tourist activities. We want you to taste local food and feel the local culture and dive into them as deep as possible. We will do a tour of monuments with local insight and take you to the alleys and local restaurants to show the real Nepal. Feel free to ask any questions from our guide and they will be happy to share their knowledge.
Cost of ABC Trek
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Note - Price displayed is for one person, Saying that, more people makes the price low.
Cost include for ABC Trekking:
- 3 night Standard Hotel in Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
- All accommodations Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
- All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; iff applicable.
- Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
- Transportation from kathmandu - pokhara; both way and trek start - finish point (to and forth)
- A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
- All government taxes and office expenses.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara in an A/C Car.
- Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
Cost Exclude for ABC Trekking:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
- Your Travel and medical insurance.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
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- Activity ⇒ Trek/Walk
- Activity Level ⇒Exceptional
- Accommodation ⇒Teahouse/Lodge
- Group Size ⇒2 to 5
- Service level ⇒Basic
- Trip Code ⇒ABCT14
- Travel Style ⇒ Guided Tour
- Max Altitude ⇒4130 m
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Arun was one of my guides on a trek to ABC. He did an excellent job of educating me about the local culture and history of the region. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and made me confident that I was in good hands during the trek. Arun enabled me to have an unforgettable experience in Nepal and I would highly recommend trekking with him!