Annapurna base camp trekking offers a magnificent and overwhelming mountain views where you will be fascinated with amazing dramatic change in culture, temperature, vegetation to unique landscapes.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts on leaving the suburb of Pokhara valley one of amazing touristic spot in whole Himalaya with awesome views of Annapurna Himalaya which reflects on the simmering Lake Phewa.Trek heads higher lands with a climb on stone paved steep steps sometimes on leaving the village area waling into alpine woodland of wonderful rhododendron, pines, oaks and bamboo trees, walk leads to a large Gurung village of Chomrong at the height of 1,951 meters, the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trekking and at Sanctuary.
After a short drive to the starting point of trekking and then walking from the warm areas with a slow climb towards mid hills through several traditional Gurung tribes’ farm villages with constant beautiful views of Annapurna Mountains with majestic Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail). The trail pass through the rural farms and villages, variety of terrain and to glaciers. It is more distinct than any other treks by its multi ethnic villages, their rich culture, beautiful landscape and natural scenery. It is a good introductory route for close encounters with the Himalayas in a short period of time. It is also known as Annapurna sanctuary trekking. This is one of the most popular and spectacular trekking trails in Nepal. The base camp is situated at 4320m.
The Annapurna base camp trekking is combined with Poon Hill (3210m) trek. This trekking route can observe a close up view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m,) mount Annapurna I (8091m), mount Annapurna (II 7939m), mount Annapurna III(7555m), mount Annapurna IV (7525m), mount Annapurna south (7219m), mount Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m). After Chomrong walk heads downhill over terraced farm fields to Chomrong River, and then an uphill climb through cool dense forest to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River from here trek advance to more cooler area after leaving the tree lines at Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. Machapuchare Base Camp located at the base of towering North Face of Fish Tail peak, the starting point of the sanctuary and towards Annapurna Base Camp.
From here with close views of Annapurna mountain range heading high on grassy uphill slopes, to reach at Annapurna Base Camp overlooking towards magnificent Annapurna peaks and Annapurna I a wall of a mountain. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp with ample time to marvel and enjoy the mountain views. Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.
With amazing and marvelous time at Annapurna Base Camp heading back to Pokhara via an alternative route leading you to the best of Annapurna area walking past Chomrong with downhill to to Jhinu danda, perched on a ridge offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill by Modi River continuous to Landruk and Tolka and Dhampus village and to the road head for a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara before leaving to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable experience with Himalayan Smiles Treks Annapurna Base Camp Trekking because of professional trekking crew and reasonable price.
After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu
Wake up early in the morning. Have a breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Tourist bus station with your trekking guide. Tourist bus departs for Pokhara at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Pokhara around 2 o’clock. Check in at Pokhara hotel. The rest of the day is free. O/n at hotel in Pokhara
After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. After you reach Nayapul, you will start your trekking slowly. After 20-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left route through the village. Your trek continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. O/ n at mountain lodge
After breakfast you start your walking. Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. You should gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Today you will walk approximately 5 hours. O/ n at mountain lodge
Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas. After experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, you descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tadapani (2625meter). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani. O/ n at mountain lodge
Today’s trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. You then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre). O/ n at mountain lodge
Today you descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan (2505m) crossing through silent rhododendron forest. O/ n at mountain lodge
Today, we climb to Deurali (3200m) through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche. O/ n at mountain lodge
The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and then to Annapurna base camp (4131m). The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you an spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. Annapurana Base Camp is the final destination of your trekking. O/n at mountain lodge
After visiting Annapurna Base Camp you trek back to Dovan (2505m) with exciting memory of Annapurna South and other giant Himalayan peaks. It takes around 8 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge
Today you descend to Chhomrong village (2340m) following the previous route. Normally it takes around 5 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge
Today you walk to Landrung Village (1940m).. In the trail you still have you great views of Mt. Annapurna South and Himchuli. It is also 5 hour of walking. O/n at mountain lodge
After breakfast first of all you move towards Tolka, another beautiful village of Annapurna region. Then you climb steps through the forest until Deurali. Deurali gives you nice views of Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna range in the north. Then you will descend to Dhampus (1830m), another beautiful Gurung village. O/n at mountain lodge
Finally you finish your trekking after descending to Phedi. From Phedi you take half an hour drive to Pokhara. Our vehicle picks up you there. Check in hotel at the Pokhara hotel. Have a rest at the hotel. O/n at hotel in Pokhara
After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu
Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.