Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2-3
- Best Seasons: spring
Nepal is surely home to varied topography, yet there is only a few trekking trials in this country, that offer so many different landscapes over the duration of a short time. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the few treks of that caliber. One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, this trail follows varied scenery ranging from wild, arid lands to lush green vegetation in the span of just 12 days.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has been designed by the Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition, with the utmost care to optimal adventure experience and proper acclimatization possibilities. The major highlight of the trek, as the name suggests is the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) which is set amidst the Annapurna I (8091 m), Macchapuchhre (6993), Hiunchuli (6441m) and the Annapurna South (7219m) all around.
Another major attraction of the trek, apart from the changes to amalgamate with the ethnic populations residing in the Annapurna Region, is the chance to witness the spectacular mountain vista and the sunrise views from atop the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill.
Simply get in touch with Alpine Adventure Treks and Expedition, and trek into the depths of the easily accessible Annapurna region, for the experience of a lifetime. The trek starts with a drive to Nayapul and passes through Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepnai, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Macchapucchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, Pothana, Kande and finally ends in Pokhara.
Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
Day 02:Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul 55km and Trek to hot sparing (1730m)
After having breakfast early in the morning with a half flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes hot sparing, follow the Modi Khola, village of syaulibazar, Queme new bridge and finally crossing several rice field beautifully settled hamlets and reach to hot sparing jhinu danda and overnight at Lodge.
Day 03:Trek from hot sparing to Dovan (2600m)
After morning breakfast in hot sparing trail slightly goes uphill to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and the trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point. From here one walks to Dovan and overnight at lodge
Day 04:Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)
From the Dovan via Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary. At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.
Day 05:Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)
The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine from your lodge and trek downhill to Dovan via Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and arrive Dovan overnight at lodge.
Day 06:Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m
after morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.
Day 07:Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.
Day 08:Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) and flight to Kathmandu
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara and same day transfer to airport to fly Kathmandu and transfer your hotel celebrate your adventure with Nepali family.
Day 09:Departure for you’re onwards flight.
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