Annapurna Base Camp Trek



Annapurna Base Camp Trek is all about wandering on the lap of Annapurna which begins from Nayapool. The ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) and MBC Machhapuchre Base Camp) are the two base camps that allow both the climbers attempting summits of the snow Himalayan peaks of Annapurna range and those visiting the most recognized climbing areas of the world called Annapurna Sanctuary. Though, Machhapuchhare Himal is restricted to summit climbers, its basecamp is famous for trekkers tending to experience the classic Himalayan adventure.

The major attractions of ABC are the peaks of western parts of the great Annapurna ranges like Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. These mountains altogether make a circle about ten miles in a diameter with a deep glacier covered in the center. The breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset from behind the Annapurna ranges are magnificent and when the rising sun change the colors of the ivory snow of the mountains into golden, it makes you feel like being in the paradise itself.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and trek to Tikhe Dhunga
Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani
Day 05: Hike to Poonhill Trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 07: Chhomrong to Dovan
Day 08: Dovan to Deurali
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda ( hot spring)
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
Day 13: Free day in Pokhara
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
On this day, we pick you up at the airport and assist to the hotel. After some leisure time to overcome the tiredness of the journey we brief you about the trip in the meantime.

Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
After a breakfast at the hotel we drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu which is about 200 Kms far and it is about 6 hours drive to reach Pokhara. On the way we get to enjoy the countryside’s and rivers with the hills and landscapes of green farmland. When we get to Pokhara we check in the hotel and spend the the rest of the time as per our interest which might be taking a walk on the lakeside or going for the boating in the fewa lake. We spend overnight in the hotel and get prepared physically and mentally for the trek.

Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga
We wake up at 6:30 in the morning for the breakfast and afterwards we drive to Nayapool which is 42 km far from Pokhara. After we get to Pokhara we start trekking to Birenthanti which is a pretty developed town. We take a lunch at Birenthanti and make our way through gorgeous bamboo forests, wonderful waterfall and small swimming streams to the Ranghai. After Ranghai we slowly climb up side of the valley to the way to Tikhedhunga. After the wonderful walk from Nayapool to Tikhedhung we stay overnight in here.

Day 04 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani
We take a breakfast in the morning and head to cross a suspension bridge near a campsite. After taking a walk upwards to the 3300 steep stone steps we get to large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080 m. above sea level. We continue walking up from Ulleri through dense pasture-lands until we get to the camp to enjoy some rest time. We then keep on walking to cross two iridescent streams and climb to Nangethanti for the lunch. After a lunch and a break for sometimes we hike to Ghorepani which is at an elevation of 2850 m above the sea level. When we get here we get welcomed by the breathtaking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri ( 8167 m) Tukuche Nilgiri ( 6940 m) Hiunchuli ( 6441 m) and the Tarke Kang. We stay overnight at Ghorepani enjoying the panoramic views and a good dinner.

Day 05 : Hike to Poonhill Trek to Tadapani
This is the say when we have to get up very early in the morning to trek to Poonhill. Poonhill is the wonderful view point to have the glimpse of glorious sunrise over the very famous Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. After a wonderful time in Poonhill we get back to Ghorepani for a breakfast and continue hiking to Tadapani for an overnight stay.

Day 06 : Tadapani to Chhomrong
We leave Tadapani in the early morning after breakfast and descend down to continue hiking through woodland and thick forests. We reach Chhomrong after 5 hours of trek at the end of the day which is a Gurung village and stay overnight.

Day 07 : Chhomrong to Dovan
The good night stay in Chhomrong and a breakfast in the morning energize us and start hiking through Chhomrong Khola. Afterwards, we descend up to Khuldighar which is at an elevation of 2380 m. We find the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) post here and get our permits checked following the rules of ACAP. After Khuldighar we descend down to Dovan and stay overnight.

Day 08 : Dovan to Deurali
We get up early in the morning and after having breakfast we start our journey for today. We continue walking pass the jaded bamboo forests, the magnifying sounds of bamboo leaves which touches the heart, the red blossoming Rhododendron which happens to be the national flower of Nepal. When we get to Himalayan Hotel we trek to Hinko which is 3020 m above the sea level and the trail in lined with petrified tress and burnt sienna foliage. The way from Hinko to Deurali is considered to be the most suitable for avalanches, the terra firma, the rich marshal of rickety soil and loam. We stay overnight at Deurali which lies over the ridges of Hinko.

Day 09 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
We take a breakfast in the morning and climb up to Machhapuchre Base Camp which is at an elevation of 3700 m. which is not permitted to climb. After a good hike for about 2 hours we get to Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC ) which is at an elevation of 4210 m. The surroundings and the mountains around the area is protected by the government of Nepal. While we reach ABC we get overwhelmed by the elegance of snowy and monumental mountains. The isolated place makes us wish to spend rest of the time in here. No words can describe the eternal beauty as it is worth a visit once in a life. We stay overnight in ABC enjoying the views and the magnificent environment.

Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
As everyday we take a breakfast and descend down to the same trail at Modi Khola which is at an elevation of 1700 m. The areas of Bamboo which is quite isolated have a good number of lodges and tea houses. We get greeted by the vastness of open mountains and a cold air every morning we wake up in Bamboo which is at an elevation of 1780 m. By the time we reach Bamboo, we have a dinner and stay overnight.

Day 11 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda ( hot spring)
After the breakfast we hike through the same trail to Chhomrong through Khuldighar enjoying the rhododendron forest and the experimental sheep farm by the local people.The blooming colours in red, white and pink of rhododendron makes the green bamboo forest more beautiful. The trail descends down steeply to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) after Chhomrong. We respite in the naturally salubrious hot spring and recharge ourselves with the warmness of natural and religious value. At the end of the day we stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 12 : Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
We wake up to the wonderful morning in Jhinu Danda and take a breakfast. After the breakfast we start our trek through the bank of the Modi Khola. We get to enjoy the most relaxing walk of the trek where we get to see birds wandering for their prey on the bank of the river, blossoming flowers and the lifestyle of the people. After 5 hours of walk, we reach to Birethanti and take a break for relaxation. When we reach Nayapool, we take a car to drive to Pokhara for an hour. Pokhara welcomes us at the end of the day for an overnight stay.

Day 13 : Free day in Pokhara
On this day, we wake up late in the morning and after taking a breakfast we go for a sightseeing in Pokhara. Pokhara is truly blessed by nature and it is considered to be the most beautiful city of Nepal. You can see the places like Fewa lake, Barahi temple, Mahendra cave, Bat cave, Bindawasini temple, Peaceful stupa, Begnas lake, Sarangkot, Davi’s Fall and many more. We stay overnight in Pokhara after a well spent day.

Day 14 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
After a breakfast we take a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu. After 6 hours of drive we get to Kathmandu and stay overnight.

Cost Includes:
• All the transfers including the airport pick up by private vehicle.
• Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu
• Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a hotel in Pokhara
• Full board meals including (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
• Accommodation in the best available lodges during the trek
• The well experienced guide and a porter including their salary, equipment, insurance, meals and accommodation.
• The permits including ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS ( Trekking Information Management System)

Cost Excludes:
• Personal equipment and gears
• Any kinds of hard and soft drinks during the trek
• Tips, travel insurance and unforeseen losses.

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