Annapurna Base Camp Trek As the world's one of the best trekking region, the Annapurna region offers unparalleled mountain scenery. The region is famous for its spectacular view, beautiful landscape and the unique traditional culture and lifestyle of the local Gurungs. The trail passes through an ever-changing landscape ranging from paddy fields, misty forests, and tiny settlements to alpine forests and high lands. The Annapurna range has a vast massif of a number of peaks above 7,000 m. Some parts of the range form a natural aphis-theatre, which is popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, Glacier Dome,…
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
As the world’s one of the best trekking region, the Annapurna region offers unparalleled mountain scenery. The region is famous for its spectacular view, beautiful landscape and the unique traditional culture and lifestyle of the local Gurungs. The trail passes through an ever-changing landscape ranging from paddy fields, misty forests, and tiny settlements to alpine forests and high lands. The Annapurna range has a vast massif of a number of peaks above 7,000 m. Some parts of the range form a natural aphis-theatre, which is popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchere (fishtail mountain) are some of the major attractions in the Annapurna region. The trekking trail passes through mind-boggling rhododendron and bamboo forests. All is found while going up to the famous Fishtail Mountain Base Camp. Trekkers and adventure lovers can use same trail till Chhomrong downstream (the Modi Khola) before making a sojourn to Ghandrung, a beautiful and large Gurung village.
Day 1 – Kathmandu: Arrival Day
On your arrival, you will be greeted by our representative of Everest Expeditions Nepal Team at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel or Fly to Pokhara ( Option)
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive for 6 hours we travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, or car depending upon the number in your group. You will be walking through exciting panorama of river and landscape. On the other hand, you might take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes half an hour. Then, you will get into the hotel and you relax in the afternoon on your own. You can visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 – Drive to Naya Pul and start trek to Ulleri, overnight at guesthouse
From Pokhara, we drive to Naya Pul and from Birethanti, we go up on the track to Ghandruk where we enjoy the stunning views of the enormous mountains. We go on along a range of small communities like Chimrong, Chane, Syauli Bazaar. After crossing the suspension bridge above Khumnu Khola, we will arrive at Ghandruk, a settlement where we can see stone houses inhabited by the Gurung people. Remarkably close towering views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Himchuli peaks will enthrall us. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 4 – Trek to Ghorepani, overnight at guesthouse
Today, we move further on from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani, one of the renowned spots of Annapurna region located at an elevation of 2856 meters. Our trek easily moves up to Banthanti (2250 m.) going across oak, rhododendron forest. We after that go on trekking to Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 m.). Today we trek just about 5hours. Tonight at guest house in Ghorepani.
Day 5 – Climb to Poon Hill View point Trek to Tadapani / Chuile
Early morning today we march to Poonhill (3195 m.). Here, you can take pleasure in the striking mountain views and eye-catching sunrise view. After an hour, we descend to Poonhill and have then constantly trek to Tadapani taking around 6 hours. Tadapani exactly refer to â€˜Far waterâ€™ which means water is provided in this village from far away. The track ascends all along ridges and all the way through pine and rhododendron woods to Deurali. We move down to reach Banthanti, walk further on the twisting way to Tadapani. Overnight at trekkers lodge.
Day 6 – Trek to Sinuwa Hill, overnight at guesthouse
Moving down from Tadapani the path bestows good sights of the Modi valley. The trail then begins the long way up above the west shore of the Modi Khola. We get ahead of the village of Chhomrong which is located at the base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the way moves down until Chhomrong Khola then we have a slow climb and reach Sinuwa Hill.
Day 7 – Trek to Dewrali, overnight at guesthouse
After move down from Chomrong then we have a challenging ascend to Sinuwa we keep on trekking up through the forests going across the small settlement of Bamboo and Doban till we ultimately reach Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at Dewrali.
Day 8 – Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp Via Annapurna Base Camp overnight at guesthouse
We start from Machhapuchhre Base Camp and we make a temperate climb through a river to abruptly above the mountain side. Walking from Deurali, we will arrive at a point where we will be encircled by huge snow-covered peaks. Moving ahead to Machhapuchhre Base Camp we reach at a set where the views of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli, Annapurna III and, definitely, the Machhapuchhre itself enthralls us.
From Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 m.), we continue to Annapurna base camp. The area is encircled by the peaks and is recognized as Annapurna Sanctuary. This set gives you an impressive view of huge peaks including Annapurna I, Barah Shikhar, Annapurna South and many other giant peaks. We today walk for around 2 to 3 hours.
Day 09 – With the memory of massive Annapurna I and ranges, trek back to Bamboo, overnight at guesthouse
We move early morning and witness the wonderful sunrise over the peaks from Annapurna Base Camp. Then, we move down from Annapurna Base Camp via Deurali, Dovan and eventually reach Bamboo. We gradually, walk down to reach the valley where we again see the waterfalls that pours down from a high above. Tonight, we stay in Bamboo at guesthouse.
Day 10 – Trek to Jhindu Danda, overnight at guesthouse
Leaving Dovan we have a vertical way up to the Kuldi Ghar then Sinuwa, following the stone steps that take us to Lower Chhomrong. After that, we ascend on the stony steps that lead us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we walk down to Jhinu Danda. Here, we will take bath at natural warm water spring. Overnight at guest house in Jhinu Dada.
Day 11 – Trek from Jhinudanda – walk for 1 and half hours and Drive to Pokhara.
Today, we move down again to the next river and after going across the suspension bridge we have to go up for about another one and half hour before we get to the most stunning village in the Annapurna region , drive to Pokhara.
Day 12 – Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Passing all the way through the striking countryside early in the morning and travelling for 7 hours we return back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel and rest of the day rest or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 13 – Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea/coffee), accommodation in teahouses, a guide, ground transportation, entry permits, all necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, insurance etc).
Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses etc.