Annapurna, the tenth highest top in the world having an elevation of 8091 meter above the sea level calls you for a journey you’ll never forget. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the exciting and popular trekking route not only of Nepal but the whole world. The trek to Annapurna begins from the beautiful city Pokhara (City of Lakes). We will go through picturesque villages, beautiful pouring waterfalls, green meadows, captivating Rhododendron forests, and of-course startling scenes of snow capped peaks before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.
During these 15 days of the incredible expedition, you’ll be able to see thirteen peaks above 8000m. To add to that, other sixteen peaksabove 7000m. Majestic view of Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Hiunchuli (6,641m), and Annapurna make this trek extremely gratifying. Mounting up through the Modi Khola valley towards the Annapurna conservation area, we are driven and inspired by the views of soaring summits and stupendous tall rocky walls with waterfalls roaring down into the dwindling river below. As the valley broadens, we rise to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m) on the glacial deposit of Annapurna South Glacier.
The sturdy hike up to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) divulges the full grandeur of the fastest growing mountains of the world! On reaching our destination, we will be overwhelmed by the grand mountains guarding in all directions. We will walk along an altered trail to our destination and relish the views of Annapurna I from a different angle. There will be a short diversion up to the beautiful Poonhill (3,210m) before exiting the Annapurna Conservation Area, which will offer to us a chance to view the absolutely regal Himalayan peak Dhaulagiri (8,167m). The scenery of daybreak, painting the mounts golden is stunning. We have fifteen days package for you to travel to the land of Himalayas. We will readily make changes as per your need!
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu.
Once you land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our airport representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. Our representatives will brief you about the trek. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.
Day 02:Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 8:30 am, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupati Nath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to Boudha Nath, and Swayambhu Nath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.
Early morning after breakfast, we will travel to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. The scenic bus ride will be around 6-7 hours long. We can see western Himalayans, on our way. Beautiful but tad tiring bus ride to the beautiful valley of Pokhara, it is our gateway to the mountains. We can explore around this beautiful lake city in the night or go for boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04:Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1430m)
On fourth day, our actual trek will begin. We will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It takes around an2 hour. We will hike to Hile (from there the view of beautiful villages, hills and mountains will be gratifying and refreshing. Hike to Hile will take around 3-4 hours. We will walk around the bank of the Modi Khola.On reaching there, we will have dinner and spend the night at a local guesthouse.
Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m)
After breakfast, early morning we will hike to reach Ghorepani. We will hike through Tikhedhunga (1,577m) and Ulleri (2,070m). At Ulleri, you will be able to witness the exquisite culture of the Magar people. We will walk through the beautiful oak and rhododendron forests to reach the small village called Banthanti (2,250m). After walking for a few hours uphill from there, we reach picturesque Ghorepani (2,840m) where we will spend the night at a teahouse.
Day 06:Hike up to Poonhill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani (2,610m)
Very early in the morning we will hike to reach the beautiful Poonhill (3,210m). Poonhill is famous as the best viewpoint of the grand Annapurna region. The sunrise from here is truly splendid. The view of sunlight pouring into the panoramic mountains such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri truly is heaven on earth. After spending an hour or two at Poonhill, we will hike down to Ghorepani. After a nourishing breakfast there, we will continue our climb along the ridges through pine and rhododendron forests. It will bring us to Deurali (2,690m). A short incline from there will bring us to our destination for today, Tadapani (2,610m). We will stay overnight in a guesthouse after dinner.
Day 07:Trek to Chhomrung (2,140m)
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2,140m) will take around five 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. From there, we will continue our trek to Chhomrung (2,140m). We will stay the night at a local guesthouse.
Day 08:Trek to Dovan (2,500m)
In the morning, we will continue our trek to our next destination, beautiful village of Dovan. It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach there. Our 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. We will be staying at a local guest house for the night.
Day 09:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
After breakfast, we will continue our mount up to Deurali (3,230m) first. It will take us about 4 hours. After a brisk break, we will again continue our trek to reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp (4,131m). It will take total of five hours to reach our destination. We will walk along the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach 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 Himalayans, after witnessing superb sunset in the Himalayans, we will spend the night at a local guest house.
Day 10:Trek to Bamboo (2,345m)
After spending some unforgettable hours with the 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. We will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Day 11:Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m)
In the morning we will hike to reach 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 yourself in the natural hot springs 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda. We will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Day 12:Trek to Pothana (2,100m)
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. We will spend the night at a local guesthouse.
Day 13:Trek down to Phedi (1,500m) and back to Pokhara.
It’s around 6 hour hike down to Phedi. Phedi lies at altitude of around 1,500m on average. We will now leave the snowcapped mountains in the background as we hike down to Phedi. After reaching our destination, we will take a short refreshing break and drive to the lake city of Pokhara to spend the night.
Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will travel to capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you can once roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home.
Day 15:Final departure.
The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayans with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!
Essential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal.
Warm backpacking sleeping bag comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius.
Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go.
Spare boot laces.
Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
Warm hiking trousers.
Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
Wide rimmed sun hat.
2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
Warm gloves or mitts.
Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
Day sack. (25 to 40 liters)
High factor sun-cream.
Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
1 liter 2 water bottle.
Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
Non essential but recommended Equipment
Walking or hiking pole(s).
Light-weight windproof jacket.
Sleeping bag liner.
Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet)
Half a dozen clothes pegs.
Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking)
Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses.
Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges)
Hand cleansing gel.