Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be your next adventure in Nepal. You will gain access to the beautiful landscapes, lovely people, vibrant cultures, blooming Rhododendron forests and views of several 8000 meter plus high Mountains. Annapurna Base Camp Trek (also called Annapurna Sanctuary Trek) is a classic trek sited north of beautiful Pokhara valley. This trek is a mixture of some of the most fabulous mountain scenery, lively cultures and traditional ethnic people, the Gurung and Thakali people and natural hot springs along the trail. Approximately, two thirds of all trekkers make their way to Annapurna region each year. This is the first Himalayan region in Nepal explored for Mountain adventure after Nepal has opened for international visitors some eighty years ago.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers unparalleled access to the spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will see five mountains with the name of Annapurna; ANNAPURNA I, II, III, IV and ANNAPURNA SOUTH in the region all ranging above 7000 meters. Mt. Dhawalgiri (8167 m) which is highest in the region and Mt. Machapuchre (Fish tail 6997 m) which dominates the skyline over Pokhara are other notable mountains of the region. The trek starts from beautiful lake city of Pokhara and winds through the lush subtropical forest along the narrow Modi Khola valley and incredible farming villages to the celestial base camp of Machapuchre into the Annapurna sanctuary. Once you stand in the Annapurna sanctuary, will find yourself 360-degree mountain views around you. The scenery is simply out of your imagination. We use best available mountain lodges called “tea houses” for good night sleep and meals during the trek, which will be arranged by our experienced guide & field staffs.
Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will meet you at hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary stuffs & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact & ask any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, then drive approx 6 hours to Pokhara by SIC Coach- A popular town in the lap of Mountain & Lakes. On the way enjoy beautiful landscape, scattered village, Local market place & revarine valley. Arrival, Check in, Leisure & stroll around the market place or Lake, O/N at hotel in Pokhara
After an hour drive, we arrive at Nayapul- the popular trail head for Annapurna region Trekking, including Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We commence the trek along the Modi Khola towards Tikhedhunga. The trail is mostly ascending as will cross, Birethanti, Hille and other small village, rhododendron forest on the way. Approximately 5 hours of walking on the well marked trail will reach Tikhedhunga. Further, an hour+ push through the straight up steeps will lead us to Ulleri-a nice ethnic village on the way for good night stay. Rest of the day enjoy looking the beautiful scenery or leisure, O/N at local lodge
After breakfast, we proceed towards Ghorepani. The trail is more gentle but offer the same of wonderful views of Mountain as well as lush woody experience along the way. As we arrive at Ghorepani, we are already at conservation area and some of world best mountains like: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli are on the sight, O/N at local lodge
Today is the most important day on Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. Wake up early in the morning & hike up to the Poon Hill for first sight of best Sunrise over the Mountain. The spectacular views of Himalaya is simply out of description on words. The cascading hills & mountains makes the moment like a dream on the heaven. We’ll spend an hour enjoying with the scenery, taking pictures & get back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Later, head out to Tadapani through the dense rhododendron forest for overnight at local lodge
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomorong will take around 5 to 5.5 hours. Walking down the beautiful rhododendron forests, we will reach a traditional village of Gurungs. Here, you will be able to see the lifestyle and culture of the Gurungs. From here, the trail becomes relatively easy, O/N at local lodge
In the morning, we will continue trek to the next destination, beautiful village of Himalaya hotel. It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach. The trail first drops down the river Chhomrung Khola and then elevate through Khuldighar. Here, in the past used to be Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We will walk through the forests for a while and then follow the trail steeply downhill towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. Then another 1.5 walking to Himalayan hotel (2900m) through the lush green forest, O/N at local lodge
After breakfast, we will start our final destination Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). After a short break and Lunch at MBC , we will again continue our push to reach our ultimate destination Annapurna Base Camp. It will take total of five to six hours to reach the landmark destination. We will walk along the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to arrive there. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, this place is guarded by mountains in all direction. Annapurna Base Camp is two hours walk from there. On reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you will be granted truly overwhelming view of the Himalayas with 360* scenery, O/N at local lodge
After spending some unforgettable moments on the land of breathtaking mountains, we will hike down to beautiful Bamboo. It is around 6 hours walk. We will return following the same trail. Our trail drops by around 1,700m along the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m. On reaching bamboo, we can go for a short exploration of the place, O/N at local lodge
In the morning we will hike down to Jhinu Danda. We will make a steep ascent to Kuldi Ghar. From there to Sinuwa, and following the stone steps to Lower Chomrong. Then we will climb up thousand stone steps to reach Upper Chhomrong. Then, we will descend through the steep trail to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy on the natural hot springs and release all the stress & body ache since several days, O/N at local lodge
Pothana lies at height of 2,100m. Pothana boasts views of the myriad of spellbinding mountains and hills. It will take us around 6 hours to reach this scenic village of Pothana. On, reaching Pothana we can go for a short exploration. We can explore the traditional villages or watch the sunset in the mounts, O/N at local lodge
This is the final day of walking over the lovely mountain. Approx 2 hours of walking, will arrive at Phedi- a roadside trek ending point. We have no more to walk as a short drive will lead us to Pokhara. Upon arrival Pokhara, you can just relax or chill out along the Fewa Lake bars; O/N hotel in Pokhara
Breakfast at hotel & drive back to Kathmandu with same awesome experience along the way, you will have some spare time to spend for shopping or personal activities in Kathmandu, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, enjoy till airport time & transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your wonderful Nepal holiday has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime…
|Best Season||Sep to Dec | Mar- June|
|Group Size||02- 12|
|Accommodation||Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House|
|Transportation||Car/ Van/ Bus|
|Culture||Nepali/ Gurung/ Magar/ Thakali|
|Attraction||Culture, Landscape, Remote Village, Hills, Lakes, Glacier, Falls & Mountains|
|Route||Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Chomrong - Dovan - Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo - Jhinu - Nayapul - Pokhara - Kathmandu|
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.