Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Daily Tour 16 days
Annapurna, Narchyang, Nepal Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Base camp ( Annapurna Sanctuary) also popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary, is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the world. This is one of the major trekking route in Nepal The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes it a trekkers paradise. Starting from Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and gain elevation gradually through Ghandrung and Chhomrong. Then follow the ModiKhola valley through thick bamboo and rhododendron forests to the Annapurna Base camp at 4130 m.

The trek to Annapurna base camp combines some of the most spectacular Himalayan scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. Spend at least one full day inside the sanctuary, side trips across the south Annapurna glacier, north Annapurna base camp allow for an even better appreciation of this unique place. Anytime.

Regarded as one of the most popular treks, it takes you through charismatic villages, rich oak, pine and rhododendron forests and grants you fabulous views of the giant snow-peaks- Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchchhre (6999m). The Kaligandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and Tilicho Lake, the highest lake at 4,919 m, are also located in this area. The trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary traverses a variety of terrain, from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers, and offers outstanding high mountain views’but the trekkers must beware of snowfall and avalanches that can block the narrow entrance to the sanctuary.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, we will brief you about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day as leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (PashupatiNath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (SwayambhuNath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 Fly to Pokhara
After breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Pokhara, 25 mins. The flight to Pokhara is spectacular with Himalayan view all along its route. You can enjoy the ambiance in the natural setting with impending Himalayas in a distance. Walk along the Phewa Lake or go boating in the evening.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 Pokhara – TirkheDhunga (1491 m)
After breakfast approx we drive to Nayapul (42 km), 1 hr by Car via large village of Lumle and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley , reaching Hile at 1495 m near by Tirekhedhunga. Along the way, various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to TikheDhunga.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 05 TirkheDhunga – Ghorepani (2855 m) 
Trek from Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070 m. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There are magnificent more pleasantly through rhododendron and oak forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling clear two streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. Your lunch spot in Nangethanti.Thanti is a Nepali words meaning “rest house” also known as  “Dharmasala”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hours trek, climb to Ghorepani at 2850 m.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 06 Ghorepani – Poon hill – Tadapani
Being of the early morning 5:00 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195 m) around 45 min. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of White Mountain peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, you will return to our camp or Lodge and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means “horse water”. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoil which offers good mountain views, is including views of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Grohrepani pass), and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. It is similar views from Poon Hill. Climbing along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to a top 3030 meters then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali, at 2960 meters.
The trails a ridge hides the mountains as makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfalls over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle way to reaches Banthanti and stop for Lunch.
From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point “Tadapani” (2540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means “far water”. The village water supply is a long distance, it takes porters more than an 20 Min to fetch a load of water.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 07 Tadapani – Chhomrung
Trek from Tadapani, the trails Dropping down rhododendron, oak forests, one the way offers good views of white mountains trails to Chhomrung. It takes 4 hours trek. Our lunch and dinner spot in Chhomrung. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village has evolved into two separate parts. This is highest permanent settlement in the valley. There is a tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village, and there are good views of Machhapuchhare (Machha “fish” and puchhare “tail”) across the valley.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 08 Chhomrung–Himalaya
Trek from Chhomrung the trail descends on a stone staircase and cross the Chhomrungkhola. Climbing high above the ModiKhola on its west banks, the trails passes through forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach at Sinuwa, 2250 meters. The trails continues rhododendrons forest, climb Kuldi. From Kuldi, the trails descends a long steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests, then short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo and time for Lunch. From Bamboo the trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, occasionally dropping slightly to cross the tributary streams, its take approximately 2 and a 1/2 hrs trek to Himalaya.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 09 Himalaya – Annapurna Base Camp
Trek from Himalaya the trail is muddy and high above the river, but is no problem, for those who suffer vertigo, because thick stands of bamboo block the view of the rushing river and waterfall.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp -Bamboo
Being of the early morning wake up and climb to view point spot where you can see sunrise over the mountains. You’ll also visit near by ABC. The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine. After the sunrise trip, return to our camp and time for breakfast. After breakfast you’ll return same way to Bamboo.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 11 Bamboo – Chhomrung
From Bamboo, the trail short distance is muddy, then descends a long steep stone staircase in to uphill through the Bamboo, the bamboo and rhododendrons forest to Kuldi, 2300 meters. The trail continue in rhododendrons forests down to Sinuwa, 2250 meters. Your lunch spot in Sinuwa. After lunch trek to Chhomrung. From Sinuwa the trail is downhill till ModiKhola. After passes the river, the trail climb steep way approx 1 hour Chhomrung.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 12 Chomrung – Landrung
From Chhomrung the trail follow the down hill to Hot Spring through the village, terraced fields. The trails is very easy after Hot Spring till Nayapul where we have lunch. After lunch we cross the New Bridge and climb to Landrung.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 13 Langdrung – Phedi – Pokhara, 6 hours
From Langdrung we trek all the way to Phedi. The trail passes through the village of Tolka with fantastic views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli and of the surrounding landscapes. The rhododendron forests are lush and offer a protective canopy for the smaller delicate flora, such as primal and Danphe. As the village is also relatively near the only road that linked to Pokhara, the villagers are less inhibited and more conscious of tourists. We will take the final two-hour hike back to Phedi. This is where the hills meet the road and where our vehicle will be awaiting to bring us back to Pokhara. From Phedi we drive to Pokhara about 30 minutes.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Morning we will drive by regular tourist bus through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel area for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for farewell dinner.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your on wards destination.

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