Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingAnnapurna I standing at the height of 8091 meters is the tenth highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also called as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek exposes the flora, fauna and the majestic Himalayan ranges at their best.The trails of this trek gives you beautiful views of Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lanjung Himal, Machhapuchhre (6993m), Nirgiri, Dhaulagori (8167m), Himchulu (6441m) many peaks.
Kathmandu / Pokhara / Ghandruk / Chhomrong / Doban / Deurali / Mbc / Abc / Bamboo / Jhinu Dada / Pothana / Phedi / Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1330m)
On arrival make your way through customs and the restricted zone to the passenger pick-up area outside the terminal building, from here you will be met and transferred to hotel, Welcome drinks & our officer will short briefing for your tour & trekking program. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (823m)
Early morning flight to Pokhara and from the plane catch the best views of Himalayas. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others, Transfer to Hotel Meera, rest of time boating on the Phewa lake, visit tourists area, mountain museum, David fall. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 6 hrs
After breakfast drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, Chane etc. Cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola. Finally we arrive at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong Village (2170m), 5 hrs
Climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Overnight Lodge.
Day 05: Trek Chhomrong To Doban (2580m), 6 hrs
We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The trail passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which we reach Doban shortly. Overnight Lodge.
Day 06: Trek Doban to Deurali (3230m), 4 hrs
The day starts with gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. We cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. Wilderness of the Mother Nature gives piece to our mind. There is also the possibility of spotting wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. Climb again to the Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. Climbing further arrive at Deurali. Overnight Lodge.
Day 07: Trek Deurali to Mbc (3700m), 3-4 hrs
Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). At first a gentle climb through a river bed rises steeply over the mountain side. These are avalanche prone areas at some point on the trail, be alert to protect yourself if there is wind, this might be pre-avalanche sign. After about half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on mountains shine and river valley is filled with warm sun rays. We reach Bagar. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna. Of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself. Overnight Lodge.
Day 08: Trek Mbc to Abc (4,130m), 2-3 hrs
On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation disappears. We’ll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. Overnight Lodge.
Day 09: Trek Abc to Bamboo (2310m), 6 hrs
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight Lodge.
Day 10: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m), 6 hrs
From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. Enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Dada.
Day11: Trek Jhinu Dada to Pothana (1890m), 5 – 6hrs.
Today, your adventure leads to beautiful village of Landrung village mix cultural and religious with lovely views of river as well as rice paddy agricultural seasonable vegetables still you have great views of Annapurna south and Himculi. Overnight Lodge.
Day 12: Trek Pothana to Phedi 2-3hrs, Drive from Phedi to Pokhara (16-18 kms)
Early in the morning, you can enjoy the sunrise over the mountains in the vicinity of the hotel. We descend to Dhampush another beautiful Gurung village. The last part of your hike takes you to Dhampush phedi about 1hr, drive to hotel and rest of time leisure.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur, Patan & Pashupatinath
After breakfast drive to Pokhara airport, fly to KTM. In KTM visit 400 A.D. built Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beautyand is also known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings. It is regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.
Bhaktapur: Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and Shikhara – Style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place – struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows – all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.
Patan: known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy. Overnight Hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure
Our staff will arrange your safe and timely arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details.