- The view of Himalayan giants up close.
- Macchapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
- The soothing natural hot spring bath after week long exhausting trek.
Located in the mid-western region of Nepal, the passage to Annapurna goes through picturesque villages comprising of mostly Gurung and Magar communities. Walking through rhododendron forest is certainly one of the major attraction of this trek, along with visiting the protected area of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP). You can enjoy the majestic scenery of surrounding mountains, which includes; Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Hiunchuli etc.
The trek is designed to offer a unique outlook on the western Himalaya region of Nepal. Starting beneath the hills, the trek concedes at the bed of Himalaya. Spending a night at the ethnic Gurung villages, Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MB) and ABC can be the greatest experiences of this trip.
Distance of driving: 1 hr drive
Today, we take a short drive continues along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Nayapul, where from our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region and follows the Modi River to Birethanti where you can see the confluence of the two river of Modi and Bhurungdi khola. We trek to Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follow the stabilized trail and after 3-4 hrs continuing walk will reach at Tikhedhunga village for overnight stay.
Morning we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan scenery. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest and stream sound, we continues walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reaches you at Ghorepani for overnight stop. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at Ghorepani
Morning, we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view point of this Annapurna. En-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fir forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.
The trail is steeply downhill to the Kimrong Khola through clean forest of oaks and rhododendrons with closest view of the Annapurna south & Fish Tail. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chhomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary. One of the biggest Gurung village in the surrounding area and we stop here in hotel.
Today, our trail leads to the long terrace village & farm fields as you descent to the Chhomrong Khola, after the bridge it's uphill most of the way for 2 hours till a small place of Sinuwa hill. Further trail leads downhill for 2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach at Bamboo, a place in the midst of the bamboo and rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After lunch stop here an hour walks on the gradual uphill path brings you to Dovan for overnight stay, Dovan means confluence of river where is few teahouses surrounding by bamboo forest. If you still feel good walking for an hour further you could reach Himalayan hotel to overnight at same day.
The trail continues for about 2 hrs. from here the route winds up steeply to a bank of rock and then level out, running through thickets of Bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river, then reaching to a small shrine at Panchen Barah, from here the trail climbs to Himalaya Hotel. It’s about an hour walk, first on a rocky trail through forests then up to the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs and get Bagar. After here climb across more avalanche paths cross a moraine, then climb towards an area known as Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) for lunch break. After wards the walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is cold and windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the sanctuary in your way.
This morning wake up with glimpse of sunrise view on top of the Annapurna ‘I’ and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.
This morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill, here after long downhill to the Chhomrong Khola and trek up to the Chhomrong.After a lunch break trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the dip bath and relax.
Distance of driving:2 hrs drives
This will be long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river reaching at Syauli Bazaar for lunch. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- Accommodation and Meals (Meals other than those mentioned in Itinerary, Welcome and Farewell are excluded)
- Domestic Flight/Transportation
- Trekking Permit (TIMS)
- Duffle bag, T-shirt, Down jacket and Sleeping Bag
- Entry fee for the national parks
- First Aid
- Trek Guide
- Insurance for Guide/Porter
- Certificate for Trek Completion
- International Flight
- Additional Excursions (Applicable to those not mentioned in Itinerary)
- Trekking Equipments
- Personal expenses
- Insurance coverage
If the company cancels the booking in the case of natural disasters, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, government intervention, weather conditions etc, the full refund will be made, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the similar cost.