Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Here our the daily distances traveled on our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Your journey to Annapurna Base Camp starts when you arrive to the bustling city of Kathmandu 1,400m/ 4,593ft a day or two before you fly to Pokhara at 800m/ 2,624 feet.  You may choose to spend your time there relaxing, exploring the Kathmandu Valley, rafting, cycling or just walking around the busy district of Thamel. Or head to Pokhara early and do some parasailing, zip lining or relax in the beautiful lake side town of Pokhara. Join us trekking in 2019

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Once you leave Pokhara you drive into the mountains and the start of the trek, in the town of Nayapul and then get into a 4 wheel drive vehicle, drive through Biretahanti 1,025m/ 3,363 feet where permits need to be check and then we continue the drive uphill to Tikhedhungga 1,577m/ 5,173 feet. This is where our adventure begins. We will walk downhill for 5 minutes and have lunch in Tikhedhungga. On the trek, you will be walking for 10 days.  Our Itinerary has an additional 3 nights to give additional acclimatization,  giving you the best chance at making it safely to Annapurna Base Camp. Remember you will be covering thousands of steps and stairs of ascent and decent. This is physically demanding and in a low oxygen environment. COME PREPARED!! We have put over 400 people in Annapurna Base Camp why not join one of our teams.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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These are the daily distances traveled on our Ian Taylor Trekking Annapurna Base Camp Trek. When mapping at a training plan you need to consider the elevation gains, terrain and lack of oxygen and that will help with your training.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 1). Ideally, you will arrive in Tikhedhungga 1,577m/ 5,173 feet by 11am, so that you can have lunch and start walking up hill on stairs for 2 hours or 2:30 minutes before reaching Ulleri 2,020m/ 6,627 feet.  The total hike should take 2-3 hours, depending on the group. The terrain is all stairs and steep ones at that.  When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated, drinking 4 to 5 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 1.8km/ 1.1 miles from Tikhedhungga to Ulleri. If you are hiking from Birethanti 1,025m/ 3,363 feet to Tikhedhungga 1,577m/ 5,173 feet it is 7km/ 4.3miles. 

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 2). For the first hour of day 2 you will gradually moving up-hill as we traverse around the side of the the mountain towards Ghorepani. We then head gradually down hill, and after a couple of hours we reach Nangethanti in a beautiful gorge as we cross a small bridge with a couple of toilets and place to have tea and biscuits. From here it is all uphill all the way to Ghorepani. This will take 2 hours from the tea break up through the rain forest and on mixed terrain and steps all the way to our lodge at Ghorepani at 2,820m/ 9,252 feet. There are no exposed parts on the trail, very few animals. There are some donkeys bring supplies up the trail. From Ulleri to Ghorepani is 10.3km/ 6.4 miles

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 3).  All our treks head to Poon hill first before moving towards the main Annapurna Base Camp trail. We have found that these extra days give some additional acclimatization and give your world class mountain viewing in this amazing region of Nepal. We will wake up at 3:45am and start walking up the long stairs to Poon hill at 4am. This will take 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on how many breaks we take.  We will move from 2,820m/ 9,252 feet up to 3,210m/ 10,531 feet on Poon hill. You can enjoy amazing views of sunrise over the stunning snow-capped mountains.  After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani to have breakfast.  After breakfast, we continue climbing along the ridges through the forest of pines and rhododendron. The climb brings us to Deurali at 2,960m/ 9,711 feet, and we then descend to Tadapani 2610m/ 8,562 feet to sleep for the night. The distances up and down Poon hill is 2.9km/ 1.8 miles. The full distance for the day is 11/km/ 6.8miles 

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 4).  Leaving Tadapani and descending steeply through the rain forest and through some small areas where people live on in these mountains. This takes a few hours as we drop down 700m/ 2,296 feet down and there are leeches throughout this area.  we will reach a bridge at 1,900m/ 6,233 feet and continue steeply back up hill to Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. We will have a tea break in Gurjung and continue for 3 hours walking up hill to Chhomrung which is at the elevation of 2,140m/ 7,020 feet, where we stay overnight at a lodge.  The hike today is approximately 5 hours. The full distance for the day is 11km/ 6.9 miles 

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 5). Today we will trek from Chhomrung to Dovan 2,500m/ 8,202ft, which will take approximately 5½ hours.  The trail drops steep down stairs to the Chhomrung Khola river. We cross a suspension bridge at 1,900m/ 6,233 feet and then climb steeply back up hill on stairs to Sinewa 2,340m/ 7,677 feet where we stop for a cup of tea. The trail climbs again up to Khuldighar. We continue on mixed gradual trails and steep steps up and down to Bamboo 2,300m/ 7,546 feet. We leave the forest and then continue steeply downhill to the village of Dovan 2,505m/ 8,218 feet, where we stay overnight at a lodge. Today’s distance is 11.2km/ 7 miles.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 6).  Today we will trek all the way to MBC Machhapuchchhre Base Camp. This is a longer day. Trek from Dovan to Deurali for lunch. Duerali sits at 3,230m/ 10,597 feet. We start by climbing through bamboo forest and then through the forest of rhododendron on to Hinku Cave. This is all up hill 6.7km/ 4.2 miles. After lunch we have another 2 hours and 30 minutes most up hill all the way through the amazing Annapurna valley as we move to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp at 3,700m/ 12,140 feet. The total hiking distance today is 13km/ 8.1 miles 

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 7). As you wake to to world class mountain views at Machhapuchhre Base Camp you will be glad you did the extra distance the day before. Today is exciting as we hike to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m/ 13,550 feet. From MBC below Machhapuchre or Fishtail mountain we head up hill on a easier trail deep into the Annapurna Sanctuary. This trail is surrounded by massive mountains. The trek into Annapurna Base Camp is stunning, you walk parallel to glacial water coming off Annapurna with beautiful flowers and mountains all around. As you get closer you can see the famous signs and lodges in the background. The mountain views are simply remarkable.  We will stay overnight at a lodge and we can explore the region during the late morning and afternoon. The distance from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp is 2.9km/ 1.8 miles and should take 2 hours.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 8). Today is another amazing mountain viewing day. We wake up early for the sunrise view over the Annapurna mountain range. It is one of the best mountain viewing regions in the world. The views of Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Glacier dome, Tent Peak, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre are out of this world. As the light changes across the Annapurna range you get to see some breathtaking mountain and glacial viewing.  We then pack up our bags have breakfast and start theTrek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo 2,300m/ 7,546 feet. Today will be a longer day as we will hike for 6 hours as we retrace our steps to Bamboo. The trail drops 1,830m/ 5,577 feet, to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,300m/ 7,693ft.  We stay overnight at a lodge. Today’s distance is 13.5km/ 8.4 miles. 
Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 9). Today it is worth getting up early in the morning and starting the trek early as you want to get to the hot springs.  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda 1,740m/ 5,709 feet, which will take approximately 5 hours.  We continue to retrace our steps through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, where the trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung to Jhinu and the Hot Springs. You can relax in Jhinu at the nicest lodge in the village. After lunch we will head down to the river’s edge to the hot springs where we stay overnight at a lodge. The distance today is 11.7km/ 7.3 miles. The distance up and down to the hot springs is 1.4km/ .9 of a mile.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 10). Today is our final day of trekking where we will walk the two hours to Siwai jeep pick up. There is some down hill to the river and then back up the other side to a narrow trail that takes us to the pick up point. This is one of the most relaxing and shortest walks of the entire trip. From Siwai we drive all the way back to Pokhara. This drive will take about 2 to 2 and a half hours.  We will stay overnight at the white Pearl hotel in Pokhara before heading back Kathmandu. The walking distance today is 4.3km/ 2.7 miles.

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily distances on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 11). Today we have no trekking. We will relax in Pokhara and do some fun activities like parasailing, ziplining or just enjoy a walk around the lake. We will fly back to Kathmandu early afternoon.

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