Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the famous moderate trek in the world. The course passes via cascading waterfalls, stunning villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and notable mountain vistas before conducting the bottom of the robust Annapurna. This gives sufficient time to witness the staggeringly lovely peaks of all of the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center. It isn’t the tallest, however, rises in the coronary heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc are some of the mountains in Annapurna region. The Annapurna base camp trek moreover ensures you amusing, pleasure and an extraordinary insight about the herbal and cultural heritage of the small Himalayan country Nepal. It’s far one of the most lovable treks passing via the diverse ethnic group’s lifestyle and the kind of plants wooded area and wildlife.
To attain Annapurna Base Camp we need to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense lovable wooded forests of rhododendron, Gurung communities conventional and cultural villages. The trek starts from Nayapul approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Pokhara. Pokhara identified as the stunning metropolis of complete Nepal is the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. You may enjoy saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul. The primary part, Ghandruk Valley is the pinnacle of the ridge, greater than 500m above. Normally, our path might be the highlands of Annapurna region. Because of the excessive altitude, some of us may also feel the trouble in our body but the hassle won’t rise up in a few unspecified time in the future of the trek. Furthermore, our expert guides will be there who will help you out with all the difficulties that occur while Trekking.
First of all, we will attain to Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali and ultimately to Annapurna base camp. We will be passing through many viewpoints. Among them, Poon Hill could be the maximum lovely view factor from where we will see the mixture of greater than 10 mountains serially. Considering the fact that our trial is going clockwise we can not go back returning the same way. We will be returning from the bamboo to get back from our Trek from Annapurna Base Camp. The trail, in the end, stumbles throughout moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna Sanctuary from where you may see superb 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and the large Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where we will enjoy the natural hot spring and the small bath pools. The path leads to a rhododendron forest and passes thru captivating villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar. Typically, Annapurna Base camp trekking is considered as mild trekking because our trek may be at excessive altitude but not within the tough route. The month of September, October, November, December, March, April, may and February is the most favorable time for trekking in this place. Above the Himalaya is continually on your front foot to help you through making you trek to Annapurna base camp in the course of the year. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday with the availability of great trekking guide for you. This great trek finishes at Phedi from wherein we take a quick drive to Pokhara.
Duration: 16 days
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4160m)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 16 days, 5 night’s hotels, 10 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg..
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. you will transfer to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself, you can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat.
Enjoying the breakfast in very morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short waking you will arrive Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.
The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climb through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.
Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.
After breakfast our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close up sunset view.
Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing good faciities. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.
A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There’s technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp’, since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are stupendous; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. A huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare.
The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heart beat for a while; whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC.
Heading back down the valley is much easier. We will have some amazing glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you do exploring in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house.
Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.
After breakfast next morning, the trail descends where you find beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces continuing on to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha (1850m) and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.
Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). The village is inhabitant of Brahmans, Chhetris and a few Gurungs. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.
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