Annapurna Base Camp Trek
This is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. The trail starts from lowland villages and rice terraces deep into the Annapurna Himal. As you gradually climb uphill, the peaks of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli emerge from behind the foothills. Pastures and cultivated fields soon give way to deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches Annapurna Sanctuary from where you will see undeniably beautiful and unimaginable 360 degree views of the Annapurna mountain ranges.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters / 4412 feet)
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Meet and discuss with guide about the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, with our professional tour guide we visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Rest of the time you can use for travelling around Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries.
Day 3: Pokhara (850 meters / 2788 feet)
We start our day early in the morning to catch a tourist bus at 7 am, we then set off for Pokhara via Nepalese country side that offer green hills, river, farms etc. After a 200 km and around six hours drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); a city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. Do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town (walk around few lake, boating etc).
Day 4: Hike to Tikhedhunga (1540 meters / 5052 feet)
After our breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Nayapul which take about an hour. Our first day of Annapurna base camp trek is a bit easier hike through the bank of Modi Khola river, and the beautiful sight of lowland rice fields. Over night at teahouse. First day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850 meters / 9350 feet)
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps), a difficult part for most of the trekkers. During our 6 hrs hike we will experience the majestic views, rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, flora and fauna and many more. Overnight at teahouse. Second day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadhapani (2660 meters / 8727 feet)
Early morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters / 10531 feet( to see panoramic view with beautiful sun rise and after breakfast trek to Tadapani through dense forest; we get chance to see monkeys, birds and other animals. Overnight at teahouse. Third day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong (2600 meters / 8530 feet)
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest to a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive known as Chomrong. Our route from Tadapani to Chomrong route passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola with descent and steep along the way to Chomrong below the towering peaks Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). Overnight at teahouse. Fourth day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 8: Chomrong to Himalaya (2900 meters / 9514 feet)
After descending to the suspension bridge over the Chomrong Khola we hike the undulating trail to the small hamlet of Dobhan via the villages of Sinuwa, Kuldihar and Bamboo. About half an hour past Dobhan a shrine which is the sacred home of the deity Panchhi Baraha and next to it is a view of an impressive waterfall. Passing the Modi Khola the trail goes steeply up to Himalaya. Overnight at teahouse. Fifth day of Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 9: Annapurna base camp (4110 meters / 13484 feet)
The trail continues gradual ascending to Fishtail & Annapurna Base Camp (4130meters) 5 hours. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. Overnight at Teahouse. Sixth day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 10: Bamboo (2340 meters / 7677 feet)
Wake up early morning, explore the hidden valley then trek back to Bamboo (2345meters), after breakfast you will be walking all the way down hill to Bamboo. 6 hours. Overnight at Teahouse. Seventh day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 11: Jhinu (1780 meters / 5839 feet)
Trek to Jhinu (hot spring) (1780meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Teahouse. Eighth day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 12: Nayapul-Pokhara
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Ninth/Last day of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 13: Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu, free time for shopping and other individual sightseeing in valleys of Kathmandu,
Day 14: Departure
Farewell and transfer to airport for flight back to destination country.
2 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu
Accommodation in Lodge during the trekking
Meal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.Tea coffee,Herbal Tea,Hot Water.
Trekking Permit and travel document
Tour and Mountain Sherpa guide and Supporting Staff
Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square,Mahakala Temple,Boudha
Stupa, Swoyambhu Stupa Tilopa and Naropa Cave near to Pashupati Nath Temple.
Insurance for the Supporting Staff.
Porter / Mules to carry your luggage High altitude Tibetan Herbal Pills.
Cost does not include:
Emergencies rescue charge
Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu if more than
the days mentioned above.
Entrance fee during Kathmandu sightseeing.
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