Annapurna Base Camp Trek
For a long time, Mount Annapurna has remained an emblem of an adorable and kind Goddess. Especially, a large number of culture-rich people in Nepal worship the Goddess Annapurna and the Mountain of same name for abundance of food, progress and prosperity. In addition, Mount Annapurna at about 8091meters is the worldwide 10th highest mountain peak located in Nepal. Indeed, individuals choose for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking will get a spiritual memory of their entire life.
Worldwide Best Trek for Individuals
To accomplish ABC trek, you have to reach at the base camp of Mount Annapurna i.e. at about 4130meters. The complete trekking route remains filled with tons of fun and adventurous activities combined with a glimpse of rich culture in Nepal. Considering this fact, we should say that trek to Annapurna base camp is the worldwide best trek incorporating mountain grandeurs; behold spirituality and tranquility of the entire Himalayan region at a single go.
Pokhara, the Lake City is the Starting Point of the Trek
Pokhara known popularly as the Lake City in Nepal is the starting point of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After the capital city Kathmandu, Pokhara is the second popular destination for tourists visiting Nepal. Home to plethora of lakes, caves, bars, eateries, museums and varieties of paragliding spots, the spot has gained popularity between both local people and foreigners. By following a car or bus drive from Pokhara, you have to start walking from Nayapool.
Poon Hill-the Initial Phase of Your Trek
Iconic Poon Hill at about 3210meters is the initial phase of your trek to Annapurna base camp. The spot gives you a stunning sunrise view. You have to follow green and lush areas consisting of juniper, bamboo and other vegetation areas to reach at Poon.
Himalayan Belt-Next Phase of the Trek
While you go for trekking in Nepal to the Annapurna Base Camp, you will move ahead towards the powerful Himalayan belt. Here, you get the scope of encountering many ethnic people of Tibet. Along with this, you will enjoy various mountain views, which include-
- Entire series of Annapurna Mountains starting from Annapurna I
- Mount Dhaulagiri
- Mount Machhapuchhre
- Mount Himchuli
- Mount Neelgiri and various other majestic mountain peaks
Additional Bonus as Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Besides trekking to the base camp of Mount Annapurna associated with your Nepal Trek, you will get trekking to Machhapuchhre Base Camp as an additional bonus. While you return, you may enjoy natural hot water springs across Jhinu to fresh your muscles and soul. Along with this, on your last day of the tour, you will get glimpse of local cultures related to Magar, Ghale and Gurung before you depart to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will be at Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax. In the evening, a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
After enjoying breakfast, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel and taken around Kathmandu for sightseeing. You will visit world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambunat and Bouddhanath. In the evening, our trekking guide will conduct a briefing about the trekking program before dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
You will take a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight will be short and scenic. Or, alternatively, you can take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 6 hours. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha
Your trekking starts from today. After breakfast, you will drive to Naya Pul, the starting point of your trek. The trek quickly enters a village trail following the Modi Khola river. A 2 hour trek will take you to the small town of Birethanti. En route you will pass through Sudami before reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight in Tikhe Dhunga.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)
Continue your trek ahead through rhododendron and oak forests. You will be crossing numerous streams to reach Nangethanti where you will have lunch. From here it is another 2 hours walk to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
The trek to Poon Hill is perhaps the most popular part of this trek. Poon Hill at 3210m is the most popular viewpoint to view Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaualigir peaks. It will take around 1.5 hrs to be atop Poon Hill from Ghorepani. Return to to Ghorepani and have a sumptuous breakfast before heading towards to Tadapani via Banthanti. Overnight in Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
The trail from Tadapani to Chhomrong goes back and forth along Modi Khola. By the time you arrive in Chhomrong you will be in the cusp of Himalchuli peak. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Day 08: Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)
There is a forest of pine and rhododendron you have to pass after you cross Chhomrong Khola. You will trek past the villages of Sinuwa, Kuldi Ghar and Bamboo. It will not be long before you are in Doban (2540m). Overnight in Doban.
Day 09: Doban to Deurali (3170)
As you go deeper into the Annapurna region, you are likely to find much wildlife in the forests along with amazing views of Himalayan peaks. Today you will get the first taste of Mt. Macchapuchre or Fishtail mountain. On the way you can explore Hinko cave, a natural cave hanging beneath a cliff. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base camp
The challenge of trekking through moraines and boulders remain in this section of the trail. As you approach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From here it is another 45 minutes walk to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp offers surrounding views of tallest Himalayan peaks of Annapurna
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp descend to Sinuwa
Today we follow our way back to Sinuwa. It is easier as we descend for the most part of our route (5 hrs)
Day 12: Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m)
The trail through Sinuwa to Ghandruk goes downhill and then uphill to Kimrong and then to Deurali. The short distance from Deurali to Ghandruk is complemented by superb views of the Himalayan ranges on the horizon. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village which also has a Gurung Museum. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 13: Trek to Birethanti, Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara (910m)
You will again be retracing your steps to Nayapul via Birethanti. You will be driven to Pokhara from Birethanti. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Enjoy a scenic highway drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours.
Day 15: Onward departure from Kathmandu
Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek with breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
- farewell dinners with cultural program.
- All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes.
- International flights.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu and in trekking days.
- Personal expenses.
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