Ghorepani ABC Trek
Ghorepani ABC Trek

Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the main parts of Annapurna region which lies in the central heart of Annapurna Himalayan range. It is most common, easier and reachable trekking trail which does not need any climbing and hiking experience. This trekking commences from the popular city Pokhara. There are facilities of daily flight and tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hence, we can go easily for this trek at any time on the basis of your choice. This trek starts from Nayapul and ends at the same place or Phedi.
Ghorepani poonhill is the best view point of this trek which offers  picturesque views of sunrise and sunset along with outstanding mountains views including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bharha Shikhar (7,647m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7219m) Hiunchuli (6,434m), Fishtail (6,997m), Annapurna II (7,937m) Annapurna IV (7,525m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and many other snow-capped. This trekking is suitable for those who wish to see the charming settlements of Gurungs, Magars and their slate-roofed houses, incredible rhododendron forests, bamboo trees, unique landscapes, different sorts of flora and fauna, spectacular mountain scenery.
This trek can be done at any time but the best season is from March to May and September to December for pleasant walking and good view. This trek is possible to operate for an individual or groups-families and friends. We can get sufficient lodges for food and accommodation on this trek. We can do both lodge and camping trek for this trek. However, lodge trek goes to be cheaper than camping trek. The highest point of this trek is A.B.C (4,130m) and you can visit and take a bath in the natural hot spring which is located at Jinu Danda.


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m by tourist bus 6/7 hours
Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,300m) 4/5 hours
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m) 6/7 hours
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630m) 4/5 hours
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m) 4/5 hours
Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m) 4/5 hours
Day 09: Bamboo to Deurali (3,300m) 4/5 hours
Day 10: Deurali to A.B.C (4,130m) 6/7 hours
Day 11: A.B.C to Dovan 2,600m 4/5 hours
Day 12: Dovan to Jhinudanda(1,780m) 5/6 hours
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Tolka(1,700m) 4/5 hours
Day 14: Tolka to Fedi and back to Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure


Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have the three types of services for trekking on the client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.


Important Notes for Trekkers


You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Annapurna region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.

There are only limited lodges mainly at Annapurna Base Camp, Tilicho Base Camp and Thorong Phedi the way to Annapurna circuit. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Annapurna region:

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree celcius during the night.

November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Thorong pass, Tilicho Pass and Annapurna Base Camp will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius.
Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree celcius during the day but will be cold below 0 dgree celcius at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the ACAP has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment and packing list:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

Valuable documents and items:

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.
Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.
Some cash( Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

Sleeping bag (good one -15 degree celius)

Down jacket
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Few pairs of T-shirts
One pairs of hiking shorts
Fleece or woolen trousers
One pairs of hiking trousers
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Warm hat (that covers your ears)
Few pairs of underwear
Warm gloves
Few pairs of shocks
Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Trekking boots
Trekking shoes (light)
2 pairs of Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things


Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
Water purification tablets or water filter



1 small folding knife

Multi-purpose soap
Sun Cream
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash







Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus 6/7 hours

On the next day, early in the morning, we will go to the tourist bus station to catch the bus to Pokhara which takes approximately 6/7 hours. Pokhara is 200km far from Kathmandu and the journey commences with the beautiful scenery of Trishuli River, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung himal and the green countryside. After 6/7 hours of long drive we will get to Pokhara. Pokhara a beautiful city for tourist is the starting point of most of the short and longer treks of the western Nepal. It has its own value due to the tremendous view of Mt. Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna iii, Lamjung Himal, Stupa view and Fewa Lake. You can visit, Devis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Barahi Temple, World Peace Stupa and Sarangkot. World Peace Stupa and Sarangkot are the best view point of Pokhara from where you can see the picturesque views of entire Pokhara valley and mountains views of Annapurna range. We spend a night there with breakfast.

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) drive and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,300m) 4/5 hours

Pokhara is a beautiful city of Nepal from where we will drive you by a car to Nayapul which takes about 2 hours. On the way to Nayapul, you can see the dramatic views of Mt.Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Annapurna II and Pokhara valley. Nayapul is the starting point of the trek from where we trek to Tikhedhunga.The way goes through a small village to Birethanti which is the main entrance of Ghorepani trek. From here, the route climbs gently up to Tikhedhunga along the bank of stream with the beautiful scenery of natural waterfalls and green countryside. It takes about 4 hours.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m) 6/7 hours

Tikhedhunga is a small village from where the trail crosses the river and ascends to Ulleri approximately 2 hours. Ulleri is a huge village of Magar community where we will stop for a cup of tea. We continue our journey to Banthanti with the picturesque view of Annapurna South and the natural green scenery of the local area. From Banthanti the route goes through a dense forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and oak tree to Ghorepani which takes about 4 hours. If you are lucky sometimes you can see the white monkey as well. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630m) 4/5 hours

Ghorepani is the main destination of this trek due to the best view point (Poon hill). It is situated on top of the hill and surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laligunras (rhododendron). Poon hill is located on the elevation of 3200m which takes around 45m from Ghorepani from where you can see sunrise and the entire Annapurna ranges along with Fishtail and Mt.Dhaulagiri.You have to take only your camera and a bottle of drinking water while ascending and take the picture of sunrise and magnificent snow-capped mountains then come back to the lodge and have breakfast. From here, the route slowly climbs up to Deurali through rhododendron forest which takes about 2 hours. After that the trail descends down to Banthanti where few lodges are available and you can stop for lunch. Then the trail continues to Tadapani where we spend a night.

Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrung (2,170m) 4/5 hours

After having spent a night at Tadapani, we commence our trip to Chhomrung with the beautiful view of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli and Fish Tail. The trial goes through a dense rhododendron forest, tiny villages beautiful rice traces, crosses the river and arrives at Khunu village. From here the trail gently ascends through rocky and dense forest of rhododendron and then continues through a small village and reaches Chhomrung at last where we spend a night at Lodge.

Day 08: Chhomrung to Bamboo (2,310m) 4/5 hours

Leaving Chhomrung, the trail descends on stone staircase and crosses Chhomrung Khola with nice view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna south. Then the trail gently climbs up and goes through the tiny settlement of Tilche in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Ascending further on a rocky trail around 40 minutes you will reach at a small village called Sinuwa where few lodges are available. From here, the trail continues through rhododendron forest to Kuldi which was once a British Sheep breeding Centre. After that the way descend into deep bamboo and rhododendron forest and at the end of the day we will arrive at Bamboo where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 09: Bamboo to Deurali (3,300m) 4/5 hours

The trail climbs up steeply from here to Dovan through stands of Bamboo and rhododendron forest and sometime the way drops slightly to cross small streams but most of the way is steep. As snowing time the way becomes a bit complicated because the bamboo lays down and blocks the trail. After 2 hours of ascending we get to a small village Dovan. From here, the way continuously ascends through jungle, passing Himalaya lodge along rocky trail and finally arrives Deurali. Deurali is a small village located at the bottom of big black rock where only few lodges are available. In a peak season sometime we can’t get room due to overflow of guests and have to sleep in the dining hall as well. We spend a night there.

Day 10: Deurali to A.B.C (4,130m) 6/7 hours

Today, we start our journey early in the morning after breakfast. The trail goes through the bottom of huge black rock and sometimes the avalanches may fall from the Hiunchuli and Annapurna south as snowing time. So, we have to cross the road as soon as possible. You can see the two wide avalanche tracks while ascending. After that the routes descends and crosses the Modi Khola and continues through yak pasture and  makes a long steep climb till Machhapuchare Base Camp where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue our journey to Annapurna Base Camp which takes around 2 hours from here. The way starts with slightly uphill with the stunning view of Annapurna South, fishtail and Annapurna I and reaches to our final destination called A.B.C. It is the highest point of this trek where only few lodges are built and sometimes can’t get good room due to overflow of trekkers. We stay overnight there.

Day 11: A.B.C to Dovan 2,600m 4/5 hours

We get up early in the morning and take photos of the superb snow-capped Mountain View and then take breakfast. After having breakfast, we slowly descend down to Dovan through the same way and stay overnight at there.

Day 12: Dovan to Jhinudanda (1,780m) 5/6 hours

From here, we directly go to Chhomrung and then descend down to Jinu Danda. It is a small beautiful village where few lodges are available for accommodation and you can visit the natural hot spring at Jhinudanda. If you want to take bath in the natural hot spring, you have to descend down to the river through jungle around 20 minutes. We spend a night there.

Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Tolka (1,700m) 4/5 hours

Jhinu Danda is a small village from where we descend down through dense forest and small villages, crosses Modi Stream. On the way you can see different sorts of flora and fauna along with natural water falls. After 2 hours of long walking, we get to Landruk. Landruk is a huge beautiful Magar and Gurung village from where we continue our journey to Tolka. The way goes through small jungle and village with the beautiful scenery of green countryside passing a small stream over a bridge and then make a small climb about 30 minutes and reaches Tolka. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Tolka to Phedi and back to Pokhara (820m) 5/6 hours

Tolka is a beautiful village from where the trail goes through small forest and village and crosses a stream over the bridge and then makes a climb till Deurali. As you get Deurali, you can see Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna south. From here the trail goes through beautiful forest with easy route and reaches at Pothana. It is beautiful village located on the top of the hill from where you can see the entire Pokhara valley along with the panoramic views of Annapurna South, Annapurna iii and Lamjung Himal. From here, we constantly descend down to Dhampus village through jungle and finally arrives at Phedi. From her, we catch a taxi and drive back to Pokhara. Today is the last day of our trek. So, the spare time, you can explore around lakeside and spend a night there with breakfast.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 7/8 hours

From Pokhara we will return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes around 6/7 hours. We stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu

Today, you have whole day free. So, you can do shopping and prepare for your final departure. By the evening we will take you to a restaurant for farewell dinner and drop to the hotel after dinner. We stay overnight at the same hotel.

Day 17: Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye until next visit.



What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 3Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu transportation

  • Pokhara/Nayapul and Phedi /Pokhara transportation by private vehicle

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Down Jacket

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation in trekking

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Telephone call

  • Wi-Fi

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Sightseeing in Pokhara

  • Tips for guide and porters


Trip dates trip price trip status
03 May, 2019 - 14 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 12 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip area : Annapurna region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 4,130m
  • Starting point : Nayapul
  • Ending point : Nayapul
  • KTM/PKR : Tourist bus
  • PKR/KTM : Tourist bus

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