Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek is a spiritual experience of a lifetime. The trek to the base camp of world’s 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I (8091m), gets even better when you add daily yoga practice. Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek begins from Pokhara as do all treks in Annapurna region. You arrive in Kathmandu on the first day, the second day we take you on a sightseeing adventure in Kathmandu, a must to connect with Nepalese culture. We also sit down and discuss our trip. The next day, we embark on a 7 hours pleasant ride to Pokhara alongside Trishuli River that nourishes some picturesque villages. We spend the day in a Yoga retreat center in Pokhara.
Actual walking starts on the fourth day of the trek. We start the day with a yoga session with our Yoga Guru(teacher) and drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga alongside Modi Khola (river). We trek through the luscious Rhododendron forest trail on our way to Ghorepani on the fifth day. During blooming season ( spring and autumn), this trail is stunning. The highlight of this trek is setting foot on Annapurna Base Camp and practicing Yoga there, but the poon Hill experience is no less than the main highlight.
A before break-a dawn hike to Poon Hill and a yoga session there amongst a panorama of dozens of mountains including Mt. Machapuchhre and Annapurna I will fill you with a sense of happiness that will stay.During the next few days of the trek, we come across the beautiful Rhododendron forest trail again- from Dovan to Deurali. We reach the Annapurna Base Camp at 4,210m on the 10th Day of the trek. Fun fact, we have to cross the ‘’Machapuchhre Base Camp’’ (not a real base camp at Mt. Machapuchhre or Mt. fishtail is before we can get to Annapurna Base Camp. It is a beautiful 5 hours trek mostly in beautiful rocky terrain.
We stay overnight at the Annapurna Base Camp and wake up to a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna massif. We practice our morning yoga in the heaven-like setting before descending to Bamboo. We trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada the next day and from Jhinu Dada to Nayapul the following day. From Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara and stay the night there. The next day we drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu marking the end of our glorious Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek. Adventure Club Trek also offers Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek-16 Days, Mardi Himal Yoga Trek-8 Days and Yoga and Meditation Tour-12 Days with an experienced Yoga Guru.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
After your breakfast, our tour guide for the day will come to pick you up from your hotel. You will be introduced to the rest of your group. We set off on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, visiting UNESCO world heritage sites like Swayambhunath (temple and stupa), Boudhanath stupa and Basantapur Durbar Square. Later in the afternoon, we will sit down for a pre-trip discussion/preparation and introduction session. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we board a tourist bus to Pokhara. It is a 7 hours pleasant drive on a winding road alongside the Trishuli River. Upon arriving at Pokhara, we check into a Yoga Retreat Center and join a whole day of yoga and relaxation activities. Overnight at the Yoga Retreat Center in Pokhara.
After a morning yoga session with the Guru, we have breakfast and then get packing for the day’s trekking. First, we will be transferred to Nayapul via a private vehicle. Official trekking starts from the Nayapul Bazaar. After nearly 20 minutes of walking on a dusty path, we come across rocky stairs which marks the official start of the trekking trail. As we continue forward, we cross a bridge over the Modi Khola to reach the village of Birethanti. We are then on a trail to the village of Hille along the banks of Bhurungdi Khola. The path gradually steepens, and after a short climb, we arrive at Tikhedhunga. Overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.
In the morning a yoga session is scheduled which helps the muscles to relax from the previous day trek. We then have breakfast and leave for Ghorepani. We begin with a steep climb towards the Magar village of Ulleri. The trail leads through the village onto a gradual climb through oak and rhododendrons forest to arrive at Bhanthanti. As we climb further up, we arrive at Nangethanti from where Ghorepani is around an hours’ distance. The highlight of today trek, apart from morning yoga, is the trek through the rhododendron forest trail which is full of red, pink and white flowers in spring and autumn. Overnight at a guesthouse in Ghorepani.
We head out to Poon Hill early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is popular vantage point to enjoy the unobstructed view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We perform yoga and meditation session as the Sun rises over dozens of mountains in the background in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After the session, we continue our trek to Tadapani. We trek through a trail of pine and rhododendron forest which takes us to Deurali followed by a descend to Banthanti and a final ascend to Tadapani. Overnight at a teahouse in Tadapani.
We start the morning with a yoga and meditation session followed by a hearty breakfast before starting our trek to Chhomrong. After we descend through rhododendron forest to the Gurung village of Gurung, the trek onwards to Chhomrong is easy. Overnight in a teahouse in Chhomrong.
We start with our daily yoga routine and then prepare for the day’s trek. As we continue the trek, we first come across a steep descent which leads us to Chhomrong Khola and from there we climb up towards Sinuwa. Along the way, we see a variety of vegetation. After crossing Sinuwa, the trail continues through dense oak, fern, and rhododendron forest to reach Bamboo. It is just around an hour from Bamboo to Dovan. Overnight in a teahouse at Dovan.
The day starts with our daily yoga routine followed by a breakfast. We then leave for Deurali. The trail until Himalaya hotel is similar to what we have been taking, surrounded by trees. As we leave the Himalaya hotel behind and ascend to Deurali the scenery changes from big trees to small shrubs and herbs. We also come across many small streams, and a cave called the Hinku Cave. After around 2 hours of the trek, we arrive at Deurali.Overnight in a teahouse at Deurali.
We relax our body with a morning yoga session and then enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head out. Today’s trek begins with an accent over the mountainside to arrive at Bagar. From here we head towards the Machapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) which quite a challenge. But all the hard work pays off as the views of Machapuchhre, Homunculi, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Gandharva Chuli are just fantastic.
The greenery disappears and changes into rocks as we head towards the Annapurna Base Camp (4,210m). We are in the Annapurna sanctuary from where we get to observe the unobstructed 360 views of the mountains including the south face of Annapurna and up close view of Mt. Machapuchhre. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp in a teahouse lodge.
Enjoy a morning yoga session at Annapurna Base Camp as the Sun rises over the Annapurna Massif in the background. After breakfast, we bid the majestic mountains goodbye and descend towards Bamboo. Today we mostly have to go downhill, enjoying the changing landscape. The trek is pleasant. Overnight in a teahouse at Bamboo.
Relax the body with yoga in the morning before we leave to Jhinu Danda. The trek starts with an ascend to Kuldhighar followed by a drop to Chhomrong Khola. We come across stone steps which we climb to arrive at Chhomrong and from here we continue downhill towards our destination, Jhinu Danda. If you still got some energy, you can descend further 15-20 minutes to a natural hot spring and enjoy a relaxing bath. Overnight in a guesthouse at Jhinu Danda.
After a relaxing morning yoga routine, we continue on the trail to Nayapul, the place we started our trekking. As we make our way to Nayapul, we get to enjoy the fantastic landscape of western Nepal. Upon our arrival at Nayapul, we board Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle which will take us to Pokhara. You can enjoy the evening with a dinner at Lakeside. Overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.
With a motivational yoga in the morning, you will drive back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant .Overnight at hotel.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Adventure Club Treks, led by Birendra, is just overall a very experienced team. They carry themselves with such character and pride.The porters and travel guides are very well coordinated, they treat each other with respect and camaraderie, and they love to teach tourists like me about their culture.
Birendra understands Nepal territory like the back of his hand and understands the risks and rewards of trekking. He placed his trust in me to carry out the trek and even scolded me for not nourishing myself during the first few days. He is passionate about his work but the best thing is that he is also just doing what he loves: learning from people and sharing his experiences selflessly.
Sonam (our other guide), Krishna, Raj, Ganesh, and the other very funny porter who's name I forget now, were all just so warm and helpful!
See you cats in everest!!
I had an amazing experience trekking through the Himalayas to ABC with Adventure Club Treks and 180 Retreats. Birendra and Sonam immediately felt like family. Both were very knowledgable about the trail, very trustworthy and were there to support us the whole way. We had porters to help carry our stuff with the exception of what we wanted to keep in our day pack. With their seasoned experience to ABC, they found us the best of the best tea houses to stay at with beautiful views and wholesome filling food. Birendra and Sonam really took care of all of us on the trek, checking in with us how we were feeling our doing, giving us support or encouragement when needed. They always had a smile on their face or laughing, their love for the mountains and people really shines through. I wouldn't trust anyone more with my safety than Adventure Club Treks, I can't recommend them enough. I will be back for Everest Base Camp in a year and possibly more excursions with these guys. Met as strangers, left as friends.
partnered with Birendra and Adventure Club Treks leading a retreat group to do yoga, meditation, reflection and Trekking ABC. Wow! These guys were so accommodating, friendly and on top of details, even as they changed. They helped us find yoga spots and made sure that everyone finished the trek with strength. They did whatever it took. They were fun and made it easy. The best is how honest they are and how their hearts are truly to ensure that we all had the best experiences.
I’ll be returning to do Everest with these guys.
An amazingly planned and executed trek in Nepal! These guys really know what they are doing.I had the trek of a lifetime, staying in excellent and comfy tea lodges with tasty (and plentiful!) food, organized transport, and friendly help from leader Birendra, Sonam, and others including porters that will carry most of your stuff except a few day pack items.This is a physical trip but it's also something for your soul! I am so pleased with hiring these guys and their gracious smiles, help, and guidance.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.