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Highlights of the Trip

Trip Name: Annapurna B.C. Trekking Grade: Moderate
Destination: Western Region, Nepal Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Accommodation: Teahouses Max Height: 4210 m
Trip starts- ends: Pokhara - Pokhara

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Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the unique treks in the world, matchless in terms of close-up mountain views to many of the world’s highest mountains. However this is a tough but rewarding trek, with many days being spent on the rugged, enormous glacier  giving you an inside experience into  a beauty and simplicity of ice and rock.With its diverse wildlife and vegetation, as well as its rich culture, where villages and rustic dwellings makes this trek even more interesting and enthusing.See the Himalayan beauty of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and other surrounding peaks that takes you to the entrance of Annapurna Sanctuary, or the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.During the trek apart from witnesses rich cultural diversity, you will also pass through remote farms as well as villages occupied by Gurung ethnological tribes who are popularly known all over the world for their boldness.
The Annapurna base camp trekking being one of the most difficult treks in the Nepali Himalayan region the journey requires several acclimatization bases. The actual trek to annapurna Base Camp commences from a flight from kathmandu to pokhara, which is takes almost half and hour. From Pokhara the trail heads to Nayapul which is approximately 43.1 kilometers from pokhara. From Nayapul the trek uphill goes through the beautiful valley beautiful farming lands and people working there. Walking through the forests across several valleys, climb up to small settlements of Hiley which would be the perfect spot for overnight stay. On the very next day, we will make our way towards Ghorepani , an amazing place to see best views of villages and landscapes. Early morning short hike to Poonhill rewards us with magical sunrise views over Annapurna which would be a never seen before experience. Continuing our journey, we pass Tadapani, Chomrong villages, where the cultural highlights are experienced. One can explore the vicinity and capture the changing colours of the massif and camp overnight. From the base camp the trail downhill follows the same route and get back to pokhara.

Annapurna is the most important region of Nepal for the development of Tourism and Adventure Trekking. Since the first ascent of Annapurna I by French Adventure Climber Maurice Herzog in 1953, Adventure Trekking becomes very p1953, Adventure Trekking becomes very popular in Nepal. This classic adventure trekking allowing you to reach the heart of the mountains quickly and safely from Pokhara. From the beautiful city Pokhara begin our trek, ascending through the terraced hillsides . From Poonhill we enjoy a splendid panorama of the Annapurna range including close views of the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna II and Lamjung. The trail then passes through beautiful forest crossing rivers ascending and descending to the the Annapurna Sanctuary. 

Our route then heads via Chomrong following a spectacular narrow valley northwards. We trek through bamboo and rhododendron forest with steep cliffs towering above the trail that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural and magnificent amphitheatre of Himalayan giants and tumbling glaciers. This is one of the most dramatic and spectacular locations in Nepal. From our lodge at Annapurna Base Camp we view the massive south face of Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Our return route you can enjoy hot spring pool in Jhinu popular for natural spring. Finally, the trekking will end from Phedi.

Major Attractions: The POONHILL 3210 m. & view of sunrise over Himalayan Range including Fishtail 6993m., Annapurna South 7219 m., Dhaulagiri 8168 m. and its ranges / The Jungle of Rhododendron which blooms in the month of March - April / The village life and great landscapes  / Annapurna Sanctuary and the Glacier are just amazing. Students, Adventure Lovers can enjoy the trek.

Day 1 :

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer Hotel.

Day 2 :

Drive or Fly to Pokhara

Day 3 :

After breakfast in the hotel drive an hour to Nayapul and start walking (trek.) It will take some 4/5 hrs to reach Tikhedhunga 1577m.The trail slightly ascends this day following the river most of the time.

Day 4 :

Trek to Ghorepani 2850m. This is little longer day and need to walk up for the first couple of hours steep and then gradually up in the Rhododendron forest with cool air. Lunch in the Banthanti.

Day 5 :

Climb up to Poon Hill 3210 m. early in the morning for an hour to view the sunrise and the Mountains including the Annapurna South 7219 m., Fishtail 6993 m., Himchuli 6441 m., Other Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri 8168 m. and its range. After the breakfast again in the Hotel in Ghorepani trek to Tadapani 2650m.

Day 6 :

Trek to Ghandruk which is nice village with the Gurungs local peoples most of them serves in British and Indian Army as Gurkhas.

Day 7 :

Trek to Chhomrong 2070 m. Chhomrong is the Gurung village which is the last big village to the Base camp route. You can see grand view of the Fishtail 6993 m. taken as the virgin mountain and unclimbed till and restricted to do so with.

Day 8 :

Trek Chhomrong to Himalaya 2920 m. from Chhomrong the trail is only one and between the mountains making small gorge with the forest. It will take some 7 hrs.

Day 9 :

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4210 m. passing the Deaurali 3900 m. and Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700 m.. The Annapurna Base camp is in the great valley surrounded by the mountains in all directions. The view of the Annapurna I 8091 m. is best seen and it is majestic.

Day 10 :

Enjoy the rising sun on top of the Annapurna I, Annapurna South and others. After enjoying the morning in the Sanctuary trek back to Bamboo.

Day 11 :

Trek to Jhinu Danda where the small pool of natural hot spring is situated some 20minutes down from the Hotel in the river bank. Overnight stay in the Hotel in the Jhinnudanda.

Day 12 :

Trek to Tolka 1760m. It will be easy day comparatively to the previous days.

Day 13 :

Trek to Dhampus.

Day 14 :

Trek to Phedi for couple of hours and then catch the car to Pokhara. It will be short day after the trekking to relax in Pokhara and touring around if you are interested.

Day 15 :

Drive or Fly to Kathmandu

Day 16 :

Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Services Include :

  • Required ground Transfer.
  • Accommodation in 2 nights Kathmandu  & 2 night Pokhara . 
  • Meals three times a day ( Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner )
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit.
  • English Speaking Guide and Porter/s with food and accommodation.
  • Accommodation for 11 nights in the Lodges in good possible standard.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter/s covers personal accident and medicine.
  • Government Tax.
  • Other assistance.

Services Exclude :

  • Expenses of Personal nature.
  • All sorts of Drinking [ Water / Beer / Tea Coffee ]
  • Meals in Kathmandu allow USD 10 - 20 per day. 
  • Others not mentioned in inclusion above. 
  • Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.