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Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m high
  • Trekking duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (with drives both ways).
  • Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (Arrival to departure)

‘explore scenic Annapurna hills and its beautiful sanctuary enclosed within peaks’

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

“The only base camp trek in all Himalaya range with the comfort of the nice-warm lodge
A sweeping panorama of whole Annapurna range of peaks within the scenic sanctuary
From low warm areas to cooler alpine hills ending at the arctic zone of ice and glaciers
Explore traditional hill villages of Gurung great interesting culture and heritage
The walk starts and ends at scenic Pokhara blessed with the natural beauty of mountains
Within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pine tree lines”

Adventure to Annapurna base camp beneath world’s tenth highest mountains”

Introduction:

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking a marvelous way to start an adventure of the short duration of time within a little more of the week, enjoyable walks within high green hills, river gorge and impressive farm villages to reach into scenic Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp enclosed by an amphitheater of giant peaks. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking certainly enlightens you entering into high cooler zone of ice and glaciers after walking past low-warm farm areas and alpine mid hills with stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Circuit covered to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and Probably one of the shortest distances walks to Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary, as well the only base camp within whole Himalaya range where one can find the comfort of nice and cozy lodge next to world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna stands high above 8,091 m / 26,545 ft with its massive range of peaks.

The word Anna means crops/food and Purina as Enough a mountain of Food / Crops enough as its glaciers feed the rivers to irrigate the farm and agriculture fields yielding enough crops the name ‘Annapurna’. Annapurna Base Camp where all age-groups and interested travelers can join in the one and only destination within short distance reach from scenic Pokhara where this fabulous trek begins and ends.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads you to high green hills covered within the nice lovely forest of rhododendron and pines trees heading past traditional farm villages of Gurung people where you can witness its age-old culture and heritage as walk leads into deep river gorge of Modi then entering a wide beautiful plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp.

The one and only high altitude trek with least problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as walk leads to slow altitude gain where one can acclimatize well during walks from one place to another with overnight stops. At Annapurna base camp enjoy the great wide panorama of mountains and then heading back on the same route for some days and then diverting to a new direction to reach back into low-warm areas and farm villages for short drive to beautiful Pokhara, after a great mesmerizing experience and adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around
world heritage sites.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2, 170 m- 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,435 m via Bamboo 2,050 m- 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) 3,780 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,700 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara – 05 hrs (walks and drives).
Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02:  Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.
In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Annapurna Base Camp trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes.

On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants and hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m - 05 hrs.   
With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek at Nayapul town or beyond to Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River.

The walk starts heading with slow uphill trail past farm villages overlooking snow peak views within farm areas and then climb to reach Ghandruk, a nice large Gurung farm village facing views of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Huin Chuli and top of Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2, 170 m- 06 hrs.

From Ghandruk catching morning views of Annapurna peaks, where walks leads to a short steep climb to Kimrong ridge and then descend entering at Kimrong river valley, after crossing a bridge with uphill to a ridge reaching a gradual winding path paved with fine stonework to reach above Chomrong village and then a short descend to reach a nice and large village of Chomrong for overnight stop.  A large Gurung village and last permanent human settlement on the route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,435 m via Bamboo 2,050 m- 05 hrs.

After a nice overnight stop in Chomrong morning starts on the downhill to cross a bridge over Chomrong river with an uphill to Sinuwa located on a high ridge with a couple of Tea-House and shops facing grand views of dramatic landscapes of surrounding hills and valley with snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalaya range. From here walk leads into deeply forested areas on winding ups and then descend into dense woodland with bamboo grooves to a place called also as Bamboo. Bamboo a small settlement to cater needs of the trekkers with many good lodges located in a river gorge surrounded by a forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo. From Bamboo walk on the gradual path into dense woods with easy ups to reach Dovan located within a gorge of Modi River with few lodges for travellers.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) 3,780 m - 06 hrs.
Slowly our adventure leads closer to our aim and highlight as walk leads into winding ups into forest past Himalaya Hotel, located next to large overhanging cave Hinko which is directly beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River then with short climb to reach at Deurali for overnight stop, Deuarli onwards where tall tree lines stops for short alpine bushes, after Deuarli walk continues uphill following raging Modi river right up to Machhapuchare base camp for overnight stop, located at the bottom of majestic North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

After a refreshing overnight stop at MBC (Machhapuchare base camp) an easy and short morning walk to reach our main highlight at Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground on a huge field or a plateau within Sanctuary enclosed by array of peak and soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp.

Reaching our final destination and the highest spot at above 4,095 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South.

Annapurna Base Camp, one and only base camp in whole Himalaya region with the facility of the nice and cosy lodge, where rooms face views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hrs.
Enjoying lovely moments with awesome scenery of peaks at Annapurna base camp, a long walk today on the downhill with few short ups to reach Bamboo place for an overnight stop, and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,700 m - 06 hrs.
Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hilltop our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains.

Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

Day 11: Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara - 05 hrs (walks and drives).

Our last day of wonderful walks within high hills of Annapurna, morning catching views of Annapurna peaks as walk leads downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas and rural village, where an exciting drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near to the shore of Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.

Day 12:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara) 

Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

All months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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Name: Benedict A

California, USA


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