- The terraced farmland above Pokhara
- Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000 MTRS
- Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I 8091m (26540ft.)
- The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung
The Annapurna Base Camp trek begins from Pokhara, a beautiful city in western Nepal with some wonderful lakes. From Pokhara, we take a short drive passing through terraced farmland and local villages. Having reached the trekking trail, we make our way through old oak and rhododendron woodland, crossing sparkling streams, with beautiful waterfalls gurgling in the background, the universe of snow and ice beginning to unfold above us. This blend of pristine villages, terraced fields of millet and rice, in combination with the splendor of amazing mountains such as Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Himchuli, makes this trek truly worth the effort. Moving up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary, we get to enjoy some amazing views of the mountains and witness high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the thunder of the stream underneath. As the gorge extends, we climb to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp on the parallel moraine of the Annapurna South glacier.
The relentless climb to the Annapurna Base Camp gradually reveals the full splendor of the majestic colony of gorgeous Himalayan mountains. When we finally reach our destination, we are rewarded with amazing views of the full Himalayan panorama. A short trek to Poonhill at an altitude of 3,210 m offers us an opportunity to get extraordinary views of another Himalayan monster – Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Please see the itinerary for a day-by-day route.
After breakfast, we will travel to scenic city of Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. The beautiful bus ride will be approximately 6 hours long. We can see luscious green hills, dwindling rivers and faraway Himalayans on our way. Pokhara will serve as our gateway to the Annapurna Region. We can travel around this beautiful lake city in the evening, Transfer in Pokhara hotel on the lake side.
We will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which will be few hours along. From there we will walk through an easy route along the banks of beautiful Modi Khola and Modi Khola River Valley to reach the ancient village of Birethanti, which is a very old trading route of Nepal and Tibet. On reaching Tikhe Dhunga we well rest for the day and have a nice meal at a local inn.
We will now continue uphill to reach the popular tourist destination of Ghorepani. We will cross a stream and then ascend through steer staircase of stones to reach Ulleri (2,070 m) first. It is a Magar village. We will then walk through the enchanting rhododendron forests and oak forests and cross small streams to reach Nangethanti. From there, we will trek for around 3 hours to reach Ghorepani (2,850). We can go for sightseeing here, once we have rested.
We will wake up early in the morning to reach Poonhill to catch the magnificent sunrise on mountains. We will trek to Poonhill which is a beautiful hill situated at height of (3,195m). the sunrise from here is truly magical as the sight of orange light shining on silver mountains is heavenly. We can also have great view of Annapurna I (8019m), and Manalsu (8156m) and Dhaulagiri 1 (8,167m) among others. In addition to that, we can also see the Nepal-Tibet border, 6000m deep gorge of Kali Gandaki. We will descend after some time to Ghorepani to have breakfast. From Ghorepani, we will descend once again through the beautiful forests to arrive at the village of Banthanti, from where we will finally go towards Tadapani.
On midday we will arrive to Chhomrung walking through the oak and rhododendron forests once again. We will stop in this Gurung village for delicious Gurung palette. We can go for a short walk to explore this highest permanent settlement in the region.
We will now descend through stone staircase which will be relatively easy and then cross the cold Chhomrung Khola. Today along with rhododendron and oak forests, we will also walk through tall bamboo forests. We will ascent mostly throughout the day to reach Kuldi. From here, we will descend through the steep stone staircase to reach Dovan.
Today we will ascent up from Dovan. The trial climbs high above the river, on lateral moraine, also down the other side to the glacier. We will trek up the bank or bed of glacier and then reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp (4,237m). From here, we get outstanding views of the regal Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna 1, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and. The vegetation now gradually disappears on our way uphill to ABC and the path widen as we reach the Annapurna sanctuary. We are rewarded with astounding views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna looming above us. We again get to relish mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
We will begin the day early today for a small ascent to witness another mesmerizing sunrise. The trek to Bamboo today will be downhill so it will be comparatively easy. Besides, the beautiful landscape will keep us company throughout. Overnight stay in Bamboo.
We will trek uphill from Bamboo to Kuldi and then downhill walk along the Chhomrung Khola. We will climb the steep stone steps to Chommrung and then descend to Jhinu Danda. We can have the experience of enjoying bath in natural hot spring. From Sinuwa, the trail is downhill to Modi Khola. We will call it a day with a steep climb to Chhomrung.
After having delicious breakfast at Chhomrung, we will big goodbye to the beautiful valley of Modikhola and lead towards Kim Rung Khola. We will walk through rural mountain villages and reach Kim Rung Khola. From there, we will trek towards the famous gurung village of Ghandruk, which is famous for its beauty and ambience.
After our breakfast, we will trek for three hours downhill to reach Birethati. We will stop for a short break in a local tea house. From there, after walking for half an hour we will reach Nayapul and from there catch a bus to Pokhara.
- Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
- All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek with A cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast.
- Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
- Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own.
- Well English speaking guide, experienced, with government license holder, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
- Monastery fees.
- Insurance of Guide.
- Trekking Permit. (National Park fee)
- TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
- Two night standard accommodation in Pokhara on B/B
- A Trekking route map.
- Emergency helicopter rescues service arrangment pay by your travel insurence
- Tourist bus to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Car from Pokhara to Nayapool ( Trek starting point) and Nayapool to Pokhara ( Trek eniding point)
- First aid service.
- Hotel and activities in Kathmandu.
- All kind’s of Drink’s like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
- Sweet things like chocolate and others
- Your personal expenses.
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-Duffel Bag (No Wheels or Rigid Frames)
-Day Pack (21L-35L)
-Sleeping Bag (1°-14°, Lightweight, Compressible)
-Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
-Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
-Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
-Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
-Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
-Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
-Day Pack Rain Cover
-Sport Sunglasses with U.V protection
-Sun Block and Lip Balm
-Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms (Heavyweight, Synthetic, Colder Travel Periods)
-Water Bottles (Two 1-Quart) or Hydration System Plus One 1-Quart Water Bottle
-Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms (Midweight, Synthetic)
-Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)