The Annapurna region is home to the best and yet the most dangerous trekking locations in Nepal which consists of the deepest gorge, the lake with the highest altitude, the amazing hot springs and the most welcoming people in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a highly appraised trail which incorporates the exquisite views of all the peaks present in the Annapurna region. Trekkers are awarded with views of Himalayan ranges including the Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare enclosed perfectly in a circle.
The beginning of the trek is marked by a flight to Pokhara and then a drive to Nayapool. Though many paths are available this is the most suitable one. The rewarding trek from Nayapool to Gorepani is followed by the ascend up to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. Upon reaching Chomrong from Ghorepani, then moving north, trekkers will get to enter the Modi Khola Valley. Further ascend brings the Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4130m from where the breathtaking views of all the aforementioned mountains can be seen.
The return trek can retrace the same path or can include the path including the Jhinu Danda, to soothe the aching muscles in the delightful hot springs. A visit can be done, also to the villages of Ghandruk or Landruk. There are many options available for chosing the path, however proper knowledge of the dos and don’ts of the Annapurna region is absolutely mandatory.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the few treks which provide the amalgamation of varied landscapes in such a short period of time. The welcoming people, mind boggling landscapes and adventurous ventures will leave trekkers wanting for more. Proper acclimatization however is absolutely necessary for health reasons, to take part on this beautiful experience. There is no doubt however, about the wonderful experience this trek will provide trekkers who chose to embark upon it.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 01: Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, And Transfer to your hotel and free day.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shourine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu.
Day 03: We drive to Pokhara early in the morning at about Nepali time 7:00 AM. It will takes 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 04: Pokhara to Naya pul drive 1 hrs and walk to Ulleri. 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani Deurali.(2860m)4 hrs.
After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours
To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 6 hours trek
We descend from Tadapani on a steep trail through a dense rhododendron forest. The trail opens up to perfectly manicured terraced fields. Next, ascend steadily and pass a few surging waterfalls before reaching a suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trek and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 – 5 hours
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 09: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 – 4 hours
We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
Climb gently thorough a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda.
Day 13: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.6 to 7 hrs.
Day 15: Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Bold Adventures representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On your way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast.
# Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance,medicine.
# City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
# Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
# Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
# Annapurna conservation fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Foods during the trekking and in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
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