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Gov. Reg. No.: 93044/2068/69
Best Season: Sept - Dec / Mid March - May
Trekking Duration: 10 Days + 4 Days
Trekking Grade: II (Moderate Treks)
Mx. Altitude: 4095m
Mode of Trekking: Teahouse (lodge trek). However, the trek can be operated in both tea house and camping on request.
Himalayan Sights: Dhaulagiri Range, Himchuli, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, etc
Highlight: Extremely varied Landscapes, rice-terraces, Sunrise, Water Falls, Flora & Fauna, and Natural Scenery along the Kali Gandaki river.
Duration: 16 days
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is easy trekking to the base camp of Annapurna South from where you will see almost 360 degree of Panoramic Mountain garland around you. The altitude of Annapurna base camp is 4100m which is altitude low risk base camp but with most superb view. The mountains like Annapurna, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Macchapuchare are in the distance of your reach of your hand.
Annapurna Region of Nepal is rich in biodiversity. The region is not only rich by flora and fauna but also by the beautiful view of landscape and cultural of local Gurung people. The people of this region are brave and and most are recruited Gurkha in Military. In a short vacation too, you can reach amazing Annapurna base camp by walking in Annapurna Region.You will explore most beautiful view from the lower areas like Poon hill when you hike from Ghorepani. The trail passes through local villages, forest and river banks. Most interesting is you will be seeing how river gets birth while going on a Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. You will have experience of staying in two base camp at a time when you join this Annapurna Base camp Trek. The bamboo forest, the view of Modi valley are the attractions of this trekking.
Many people after Trekking in Annapurna Region also drive to Chitwan National Park to do Jungle activities. If you have time you are requested to include chitwan package of 2 nights/ 3 days which will give you complete taste of Nepal. White water rafting in Trishuli River adds much fun in the program. The itinerary presented here for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is standard classical one. if you have short time and would like to make it in from seven days, it is possible. Please ask us for all the options.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening. Program briefing. Meeting with trekking staffs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour to see world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Early morning private transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the drive we will have stunning views of the mighty Himalaya massifs such as Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rising above 8000m,. Stay in Hotel or Yoga Retreat Center in Pokhara. (Day of Preparation for Yoga Trek)
Day 04: Pokhara - Naya Pull - Tikhedunga
We will start trekking from Naya Pull after a 1 hour drive from Pokhara in a private vehicle.
After a 15-min walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1.015 meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. The trail continues through the village then follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, it climbs steadily along the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m. after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570 meters. Today`s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, which allows us to become accustomed to the experience of trekking in Nepal.
Day 05: Tikhedunga - Ghorepani
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently through forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2.250 meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After another hour of walking we reach Ghorepani at 2.900 meters.
Day 06: Ghorepani (Poon Hill) - Tadapani
Today, at 4am, we start an hour trek to Poon Hill, elevation of 3210 meter, for a brilliant spectacle. This vantage point provides a superb view of sunrise over the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare.
At Poon Hill we will spend about an hour, and then return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast at the hotel and continue our trek to Tadapani (2.600 meters).
Along the trail towards Tadapani, we climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests. Our final destination for today, Tadapani, offers magnificent views of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South.
Day 07: Tadapani – Chomrong / Sinwa or Bamboo
The trails drops from Tadapani through dense rhododendron forests to Chiule where a few lodges are located. A maze of small paths leads down through the terraced fields to a big suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. From the bridge, the trail climbs past the school and along terraces to the little village of Klisigo Chiukle. After a series of waterfalls, the trail climbs and contours along the terraces to join the main Ghandrung-Chomrong route, from where we make our way to Chomrong for the night.
Day 08: Sinwa / Chomrong - Himalayan Hotel
After a steep descend from Chomrong followed by a demanding climb to Sinuwa we continue through the forests passing small villages of Bamboo and Doban till we finally reach the Himalayan Hotel.
Day 09: Himalayan hotel - Macchapuchare Basecamp (3.700m)
From the few lodges at Himalaya Hotel (2850m) we climb further past Hinku Cave, where the first expeditions to the base camp used to overnight under the huge rock.
From here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhure (Fishtail) mountain (6997m) and you will understand why the translation of its name means fishtail mountain.
After crossing a ravine, the trail climbs among boulders, finally leaving the trees behind us. The valley broadens and the scenery becomes wilder as we approach the gates of the sanctuary.
Passing between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare, we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m) at the entrance to the great amphitheatre, where we spend the night. The views and the panorama of Huinchuli, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare are stupendous,
Day 10: Macchapuchhure Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
After an early wake-up call we climb slightly for about 2 hours till we reach Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna 1 and 3, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhhure (Fishtail) encircling us. Sunset and sunrise are magnificent in this mountain arena.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp - Sinuwa
From just above Annapurna base camp, overlooking the Annapurna South glacier, the panorama is breathtaking. Annapurna I rears above rubble covered glacier, while to the south Hiunchuli and Annapurna South loom in the background. Machhapuchhare is magnificent. Annapurna III can also be seen. For a view of Gangapurna you can climb the moraine with a few rock cairns to the south. Once you have soaked up the stunning views of the Annapurna range, breakfast is served in your lodge at the Annapurna Base Camp, and then we descend back to Sinuwa, passing Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Doban and Bamboo.
Day 12: Sinuwa - Jhinu
When leaving Sinuwa the trail immediately drops steeply to the river from where we have to climb again till we reach Chomrong.
After lunch in Chomrong, we descend steeply to Jhinu Ghandrung (1950m) a large, prosperous Gurung village. After arrival, we have time to explore the maze of narrow alleyways separating the neat slate-roofed houses and watch the sunlight on Macchapuchhare, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. It's also possible to visit the small but interesting Gurung Museum.
Day 13: Jhinu - Naya Pull - Pokhara
From Ghandrung we descend to Syauli Bazaar. From there it is a pleasant, easy walk following the river to Birethanti (1040m) where we cross the bridge. A short walk from the village brings us to the road at Naya Pull where we take transport for the 1,5 hour drive to Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara Retreat Center
Day of Complete Relaxation at the Retreat Center.
There are many possibilities for trekking in this region. Please let us know the number of days you have planned for trekking in order to make an itinerary according to your wishes.
Day 15: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Shopping and Other activities in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Escort to Airport for your fly back home or other destinations.