Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) is not only the world’s 10th tallest mountain but also the deity of harvest for the locals. Culturally rich people of Nepal worship goddess Annapurna for the prosperity and abundance of food. Mt. Annapurna is an emblem of such a kind and adorable goddess. Yes, your trekking towards the foothill of such a magnificent mountain could become spiritual memory of your life. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is fun, adventure and culture filled Nepal trekking route worthy to be called the best among all across the globe. Reach the base camp (4130 m) of Mt. Annapurna and behold spirituality, mountain grandeur and Himalayan tranquility at once.
Trip starts with an amazing trip of Lake City Pokhara. The place is the most popular touristic destination of Nepal after Kathmandu. Plethora of caves, lakes, eateries, bars, museums and paragliding spots make this place popular for foreigners and locals. Formally the walking starts from Nayapool which is 2 hour drive from Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking has two phases as initial phase is towards iconic Poon Hill (3210 m) for the gorgeous sunrise view experience. Trekking along the green lush woods of colorful rhododendron, fig, bamboos, juniper and others trekkers reach the Poon Hill. The trekking onwards is towards Himalayan belt where you can encounter Tibetan origin people. The view of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna series, Neelgiri, Himchuli and others will be ever present during the trip. Take as many pictures as possible while you stay at base camp of Mt. Annapurna. The Machhapuchhre Base Camp experience is the bonus while doing this trek in Nepal. As trekkers return the feat of hot water natural springs near Jhinu assists in revitalization of soul and muscles. Enjoy the local culture of Gurung, Ghale and Magar on last day of trekking before departing to Kathmandu after finishing the trek.
Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition highly recommends trekkers to use Annapurna Base Camp Trekking as a chance to explore Himalayas, traverse hills and encounter multiethnic cultural people. At the most competitive rate you can book this vibrant trekking package with us. We are confident that once you trek this trail you will never forget the grandeurs of Mother Nature available in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara, from where you will depart on your trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha
Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga (4:30 hrs).
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)
Today we spend a pleasant day’s walking, trekking through rhododendron and oak forests and across the Bhurungdi Khola stream before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti (2460m). After lunch in Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (6 hrs)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
Today is the day for sunrise view from poon Hill. So, Early morning we have to ascend to Poon Hill (3210m), this is steep climb, but not to hard and it will take us about 1 hour and leads us to a brilliant viewpoint, providing an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way down to Tadapani (6 hrs).
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley (5 hrs).
Day 08: Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)
The trail descends until Chhomrong Khola, then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. We then proceed to Kuldi Ghar (2470m) about 3 hrs walking. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. We can expect snow from here in the winter months (Dec-Febr.) We continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2540m) (6 hrs).
Day 09: Doban to Deurali (3170)
After climbing 300 meters up we pass Himalayan Hotel at 2840 meters. We then continue to Hinko Cave (3100m) and Deurali. During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhare mountain (6997m) and you will understand why the translation of its name means fishtail mountain.
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base camp
Trek through the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (5:30 hrs).
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp descend to Sinuwa
Today we follow our way back to Sinuwa, it’s more easy as we descend the most part of our route (5 hrs).
Day 12: Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m)
we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimrong. Then we reach the top of the Deurali, from where it is an easy way to reach Ghandrunk. Ghandrunk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandrunk is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers known for its beautiful mountain views. (It is an easy to reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.) Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the one of the Gurung Museum and explore the village (4:30 hrs).
Today you have one another option to make your holiday memorable in the Jhinu danda which known as point of hotspring . The trekking routes is divert to the Jhinu and Birethati too.
Day 13: Trek to Birethanti, Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara (910m)
From Ghandrung it’s easy walking, all down hill, to Naya Pul where our trekking ends (4 hrs). Our private transport to drive us to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu.
The price include the following
Airport pick-up and drop off service,
Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation during the trekking
Yatri Sweet and Spa or equal level hotel in Kathmandu
Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
Trekking permit of National park,
TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
Round Transport ( Kathmandu to Trekking starting point to Kathmandu )
Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
First aid kit
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
The price does not include:
Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in kathmandu
Single suplimenty (perperson for accommodation USD 80) Per night
During the trekking single suplimentary is USD 250
Tips for guide and porter
Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary )
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