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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Annapurna Base camp trek lies in Annapurna region trekking in the western part of Nepal. This trek is called Annapurna Sanctuary Trek too. Annapurna Base Camp trekking is best for natural view, Himalayan scenery and its beauty. Gurung culture and traditions are it’s another special feature.  Himalayan Glacier, hot spring and Modi River are along the way to Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail goes along with view of beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak which is called Machapuchare in Nepali Language. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek firstly drives from Pokhara to Nayapul or Phedi, then starts walking to follow the trekking trails. Anyway, this trail goes via Nayapul and trekking route follows to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani to Chhomrong and lastly Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Fact of the Trip)

Trek Best Season: Spring Season(March, April, May)/Autumn(September, October and November)

Trekking Days: 16 days

Trek Style: Lodger/Tea House Trek

Trekking Grade: Moderate

Group Size: Minimum one or Two

Trek Attractions: Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna, Fishtail, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Ghandrung, Dhampus and Phewa Lake.

Main Activities: Tour and Trekking

Destination: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chhomrong, Annapurna Base Camp

Trek Starts: Kathmandu

Trek Ends: Kathmandu or Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Our trekking company representative welcomes you at Kathmandu airport. Then transfer to Hotel. Trekking Manager will briefs you about your trip.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley City Tour

After breakfast, Tour guide will lead you some important and popular tour spots which are related with history, culutre and tradition of Nepal. Those are namely Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Monaster and Patan Durbar square which are in records of world heritage sites too.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara

To go to Pokhara there are two options either by flight or overland. it takes 25 minutes by flight and 6 hours by private vehicle or tourist coach. This trip arranged on the basis of client's budget.

Day 04: Trekking from Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1540m):

Trekking starts from Pokhara to Nayapul by overland drive. Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga is on foot. It takes 1 and half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It crosses popular agriculture farm house Lumle and get to Nayapul. This route goes up with Birethanti small town. The trekking trail follows bamboo forests, passes waterfalls with plunge pools. The trekking routes continue to Hile and Tikhe Dhunga. Stay at Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 05: Trekking from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2775m):

Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani Trekking trails ascend to Magar Village Ulleri. This route goes up through Pasture and cultivated fields. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail ascends to Ulleri village up a stone staircase. As you climb up you walk beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forests. There are some small restaurants on the way of Ghorepani but not sure where to be served lunch. Though lunch will be had any suitable time and place as you prefer. Then slowly ascends to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the most beautiful hill station from where one can see majestic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) and other long ranges of mountains.

Day 06: Trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (2540m):

Ghorepani is a prime location for mountain view and natural scenes in Annapurna Region. The particular place is Poon Hill. This is an hour walking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill for sunrise view over the Himalayas. From Poon Hill trekker can see best Himalayan view points in Nepal and sunrise over the himalayan ranges. Those Himalayan ranges and mountains are namely  Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt Fishtail ( Macchapuchre 6997m), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. After complete the sunrise viw with Himalayan ranges, back to Ghorepani and then slowly trek to Tadapani.

Day 07: Trekking Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m):

This trekking slowly steep down to Chhomrong through Rhododendron forest and on the way of between these places trekker has chance to see a spectacle of the towering peaks of Annapurna South, Annapurna (iv) with Fishtail (Machhapachhure) facing it across the valley, dwarfing the villages below.

Day 08: Trekking from Chhomrong to Dovan (2540m):

This route is goes via the forest of Kuldighar, some deep bamboo forest and Rhododendron Jungles.

Day 09: Trekking from Dovan Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m):

Trekking commence virtually continuous climb through deep bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avalanches. There are regular stream crossing on the trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan(2873m) before to ascend to Hinko(3139m) a short path beyond,Deurali(3231m).Walking all the way through Bagar, then get to Machhapuchare Base Camp

Day 10: Trekking from Machhapuchhure Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).

From Machhapurchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp route is about 2 hours. After reaching Annapurna Base Camp have a Lunch. Annapurna Base Camp is mostly surrounded by Himalayas and glacier. It is called Annapurna Santuary too. One can explore around Annapurna Base Camp with breathtaking panorama, magnificent view and Himalayan glacier.

Day 11: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo ( 2300m) . This trekking route is graadually come down to Bamboo through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan, overnight at guest house

Day 12: Trekking from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m).

Trekking back from Bamboo to  Jhinnu Danda  via Chhomrong which is same way, from Chhomrong about an hour walking, it takes 1 hour to get to Jhinu Danda. You find here natural hot spring.

Day 13: Trekking from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1990m):

After breakfast in the morning, the trekking trail continues come down to Landruk which is a beautiful Gurung village. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. Then Tolkha to walk straits some course and steep up to Deaural and after few hours walking down, get to Pothana from where trekker can see an excellent view of Mt Fish tail ( Machhapuchhare 6697m).

Day 14: Trekking from Pothana to Pokhara:

This trekking trails starts from Pothana to Dhampus through some rhododendron forest and road is pavement of stone. Dhampus is Gurung Village which gives perfect gurung culture and tradition. Then slowly steep down and walk down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Pokhara to Kathmandu journey is in option. One is by flight and another is by overland by private vehicle or tourist bus.

Day 16: Kathmandu to onward destination.

Departure from Kathmandu to Airport.

Cost Includes in Services

- Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep

- Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu.

- All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.

- Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trek-/climbing/safari/rafting/expedition/hiking

- Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and national parks

- Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide/Trekking Porter

- Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.

- Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.

Cost Excludes in Services

- Any unexpected costs that occur due to:

* Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,

- Due to circumstances such as:

* Sickness, Government action, flight delays,

- Insurance and Emergency Rescue.

* Major changes in the itinerary

* Personal and free-time expenses

* Cold drinks or alcohol

* Extra hotel expenses

* Laundry

* Excess baggage charges

* Airport taxes

* Entry visas to Nepal

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