Trip Duration: 13 Days
Trekking Duration: 09 Days
Region: Annapurna Region
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Max-Altitude: 4,095 Meters
Seasons: Spring || Autumn
Start Point: Kathmandu
End Point: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Tea House
Size: Minimum 01 Persons
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a big part of the ultimate Himalayan adventure which offers the chance to get to know the locals intimately and experience their cultural hospitality.
Recognized as one of the world's best trekking destination, this trek takes you through scenic villages, rich oak, pine and rhododendron forests and affords you spectacular views of the giant snow-peaks- Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchchhre (6999m).
Exotic flora and fauna, immense glittering Himalayan ranges, mesmerizing local culture and tradition are the trinkets of this region. Getting to this region you are in for an experience of a lifetime.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal's ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation.
The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains.
The sceneries are seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with Rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives you and then a short drive to hotel within the heart of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will inform regarding trekking to Annapurna base camp- hotels –lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Starting the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp trekking with an overland drive to Pokhara through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to serene Lake Phewa with afternoon free for short strolls. (Options by Air 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Ghandruk 1,750m.
On leaving Pokhara valley towards mid hill villages with constant views of snowcapped peaks as the drive ends at Nayapul starting the walk following the Modi River most of the way passing a nice Bhiretahti village, and then a climb to Ghandruk for overnight halt. This is a large Gurung village around Annapurna region, Gurung are famous as gallant soldiers and mercenaries in foreign legion with British and Indian Gorkha battalions.
Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hours.
Morning walk leads above Ghandruk village, trekking on gradual path and with uphill to Kimrong ridge, from here route descends to Kimrong valley into cool forested area. On reaching Kimrong River, an uphill climb for few hours to the top of Chomrong village. From the top a short downhill to overnight stop at Chomrong village for overnight stop, this is a last permanent village door to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hours.
After Chomrong walk leads to short downhill through terraced fields to Chomrong River. After crossing a bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa danda, from here walk to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forested area. Walk continues after Bamboo with gradual up to Dovan for overnight stop, situated in the middle of forest and river gorge.
Day 06: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali - 06 hrs.
From here onwards air gets cooler as the walk gets close to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp. Walk leads on glacier and moraine formed by old avalanches near Deurali the last place with lodges before Machapuchare Base Camp. Here onward tree lines disappears with only short bushes, a final climb following Modi Rivers upstream brings at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop. Located beneath North Face of Machapuchare Peak, from here onwards begins Annapurna Sanctuary.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m - 04 hours.
Starting the morning walk with views of mountains reaching higher elevation at Annapurna Base Camp, with close up views of magnificent Annapurna peaks with Mt. Annapurna I, after a good walk to Annapurna Base Camp for lunch and overnight stop with ample time to marvel the mountain views and just relax in this beautiful surrounding.
Day 08: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.
After grand time at Annapurna base camp within the Sanctuary, morning walk heads downhill all the way to Deurali. From here with few ups and downs and some gradual section back into tree lines to reach at Bamboo for overnight stop.
Day 09: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.
Morning a short steep climb to Khuldi Ghar, and then downhill through dense forest passing Sinuwa danda as the walk leads lead to Chomrong khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for an hour to Chomrong village for lunch. After Chomrong with half hour climb at Chomrong ridge and then descend to Jhinu danda for overnight stop. This village offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.
Day 10: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.
After a pleasant stop continue downhill walk to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by the Modi River, after the bridge a gradual walk and short climb to reach at Landruk village, and then through terraced farm fields and villages reaching cool forested area, a short climb to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. After Deurali a nice pleasant walk leads to Pothana with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including views of Fish Tail peak.
Day 11: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Morning starts with super views of mountains and heading up at Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a beautiful place with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains, from here trek concludes with an hour downhill to Kande village on the road connecting Baglung-Pokhara highway, from here an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a remarkable Annapurna Base Camp trek, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and souvenir shopping. (Options by air with 30 mins scenic flight back to Kathmandu)
Day 13: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience and fond memories of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, as per the flight time, our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
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