Serene Trails amidst fabulous nature with flora and fauna growing wild & running free in the backdrops of colorful villages and extraordinary mountain culture. All this in the laps of the towering Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
What to Expect
Annapurna Base camp trekking is well known for the beautiful scenery of the snow laden high peaks as well as the traditionally and culturally rich Gurung and Magar communities that inhabit their colorful vibrant villages. The trek starts from Nayapul after an exciting visit of the beautiful valley of Pokhara.
Trekking to the Annapurna base camp gives you an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchchhre (6999m), Lamjung himal (6986m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), and many more peaks that surround this attractive route. The Annapurna I is one of the tenth highest peaks in the world. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.
The trail climbs gently through friendly traditional villages, terraced fields on the banks of the Modi River, cascading waterfalls and lush rhododendron forests. Not only this, you will find the diversity of flora and fauna in the protected regions of the Annapurnas.
This trek is a wonderful experience that blends with the splendid beauty of nature, warm cultural hospitality along with the journey into the true wilderness that you will rarely find anywhere else.
Day 01: Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative and transfer to your hotel. After refreshments & your registration, you can go to your room and relax. Get familiar with your surroundings. You can also take a walk down the street. In the evening, your senior guide will visit you at your hotel to give you an orientation about your trek. Your Overnight in the valley of temples. B.B plan.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (it is 6-7hour journey) as we drive through the Prithivi Highway we get to see some wonderful scenery of the mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and jungles as well as farm terraces and villages that gives us some insights into Nepal’s colorful rural landscapes. The drive takes about 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. After a rest and some refreshing snacks, you can walk around the lakeside of this beautiful city of lakes to explore the many attractive surrounding areas. Your first overnight in the city of lakes. B/B plan
Day 03: After breakfast, we drive to Nayapool by private Car / Van, & then get set to begin our trek to Tirkhedhunga. After reaching Nayapul, our exciting trek starts! After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From hereon, the trail continues through the village. We could interact with the local folks to learn of their traditions & culture; this will be interesting. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.
From here, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day during the journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at a teahouse lodge B.L.D plan.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani - Leaving Tirkhedhunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through pine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we take our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour gentle walk from Nangethanti, we will reach Ghorepani at 2775m. Overnight at our teahouse lodge B.L.D.plan
Day 05: Hike to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poonhill. From here we will get fantastic views of sunrise, and awesome views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Fishtail, and many more. After excursion to Poonhill, we will go back to our lodge; enjoy a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at our lodge B.L.D plan
Day 06: Trek to Chhomorung
The day starts with a steep downhill hike. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is a village occupied by the Gurung people. We then take an easy walk to Chhomorung (2020m). Overnight at our lodge BLD plan
Day 07: Trek to Himalaya
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomorung Khola & again we continue climbing to Khudighar at 2380m where there is an ACAP Check post, and continue walking to Dovan take lunch and continue walk to himalaya.overnight at guiest house BLD plan
Day 08: Trek to Machapuchare B.C
The day begins with a climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests on our way to Machapuchre B.C 3700m. The accommodation will be in Machapuchare B.C, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of a trail that is most subject to avalanches. Overnight at our lodge B.L.D plan
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. We can either end the day at Machhapuchhare Base Camp or trek two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. There, we will view wonderful mountain scenery which is even more impressive. Overnight at our Guest House B.L.D plan
Day 10: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and track back to Dovan. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D plan
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at hot springs; it is said the waters of the hot springs have curing properties which are good for the body and those who have skin problems. Even the local folks visit this hot spring. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D plan
Day 12: Trek to Nayapool and drive to pokhara. This day walk to down all the way down to get nayapool about 4hr. and drive to pokhara. overnight stay at hotel .B.L plan.
Day 13: Drive to kathmandu by tourist Bus. (6-7 hr). overnight at hotel B/B plan.
- pick up at Tribhuban international airport transfer to the hotel
- 2 night hotel (3*level)in kathmandu with B/B plan.
- kathmandu to pokhara by tourist Bus.
- 2 night hotel (3*level) in pokhara in B/B plan
- An experience trekking guide.
- An experience porter
- Guide & porter equipment, food,accommodation,salary & insurance
- pokhara to Nayapull drive by car
- Trekking permit & TIMS Card.
- Three times meals in each day break fast,lunch & dinner during the trek.
- Three times cup of tea in each day during the trek.
- lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Nayapool to pokhara drive car
- pokhara to kathmandu drive by tourist bus
What's Not Included
- Kathmandu & pokhara lunch and dinner
- Cold drinks
- domestic flight ticket
- Nepal visa
- Your personal nature expenses
- Your Travel insurance
- Trekking equipment