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Annapurna Base Camp Trek-10 days
If there is trekking trail which consists of waterfalls, forests, caves, rivers, mountains, villages and wilderness adventure spots in abundance then it has to be the trekking route of Annapurna region of Nepal. There are numerous prodigious trekking routes full of diversified attractions both natural and culture in this region of Nepal Trekking. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the most popular and alluring trekking trail. The trekking route is also called as the trekking on the Annapurna Sanctuary. Well conserved and taken care of under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project the trail takes trekkers to the foothill of world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091 m).
The journey towards Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) worth every penny and hardship endured on it. The beautiful hilly landscape and green lush forests creates effervescent and vivacious trekking moments. Moreover, the chance to witness Machhapuchre (Fishtail) base camp en-route to Annapurna Base Camp worth so much of wilderness adventure trekking. The flight or drive will take trekkers to Pokhara. From this Lake City of Nepal the trip heads to Nayapool on a private vehicle. The walking starts from Nayapool. The trail is along the green lush forests of rhododendron and uphill trail of Ulleri until trekkers reach Ghorepani passing by Tikhedhunga. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) is fascinating activity to do for the experience of Himalayan sunrise view. The outstanding view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Neelgiri, Machhapuchhre and others shining is resemblance of almighty’s greatest blessings. The trekkers follow the trail towards Annapurna Base Camp passing by Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Take as many pictures as possible for the memorable collection. During return trip to Pokhara the natural hot water springs bathing in Jhinu and Nepalese authentic folk music with local food as well as drinks would make your trip effervescently memorable.
Book the most prolific Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package with us. Experience the amazing splendors of nature like caves, waterfalls, forests, mountains and hills along with the most hospitable multiethnic people in the mountains of Annapurna region. Mountain Path Treks always ensure the staged authenticity during traveling avoiding any kinds of touristic traps. We are relentlessly working towards achieving healthy sustainable tourism in Nepal. Come and let’s explore magnificent Himalayas and rural villages of Nepal.
Day 01: 200 km drive to Pokhara/800m, takes 6/7 hours. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Pokhara –Tikhedunga/1525mm, 3 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 03: Tikhedunga – Ghorepani/2855m, 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Ghorepani – Poon Hill/3210 – Tadapani/2680m, 5 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Tadapani - Chhumrung/2170m - 4-5 hours
Day 06: Chhumrung - Dovan/2630m, 5 hours walk
Day 7: Dovan - Deurali/3230m, 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 8: Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp/4130m, 5-6 hours walk.
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo/2310m. 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 10: Bamboo - Jhinu/17800m, 6-7 hr4s walk.
Day 11: Jhinu - Pokhara,
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu. Drop to hotel by your guide. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)
After the breakfast , Drive about 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range are seen. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga/1525m – 3 hours easy walk.
Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara by car/van. It takes 1½ hours to get to Nayapul/1070m and start the trek to Thikhedunga. It is an easy walk of 2-3 hours to Thikhedunga through Birethanti and Ramghai. We walk through the bank of Burundi Khola and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepaani/2800m – 6-7 hours walk
Our journey continues after hot breakfast at around 08:00 o’clock in the morning. Today, it is a bit demanding steep walk up of stone staircase to Ulleri for about one and half hours. Lunch break at Banthanti and beyond Banthanti, the trail goes through magnificent rhododendron and oak forests. It is 6/7 hours walk in total to get to beautiful Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni/2570m, 5/6 hours walk
An early-morning hike up to Poon Hill/3210m for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Mountains, It takes about 45 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying sun rise and Mountain View come back to hotel and after breakfast trek to Tadapani/25400m. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chhumrung/2170m - 4-5 hours
Leaving Tadapani, the triail descends down through forest and we can hear birds chirping. After walking down about 45 minutes the trail goes very steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola, cross the suspension bridge and walk to Gurjung, the trail ascends up after Gurjung village during 45 minutes then straight walk to Chhmrung at the elevation of 2170m. It takes 4-5 hours from Tadapani to Chhumrung. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan/2630m, 5 hours walk
The trail descends down 310 meter through thousands of stone staircase crosses then crosses Chhumrung Khola on bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa at the height of 2340 meter. It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having lunch there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour to Dovan at the elevation of 2630 meter. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Deurali/3230m, 6-7 hrs walk.
We have a silence jungle walk today to Himalaya from Dovan. It is believed that mountains are sacred and holy. As it is already believed that Annapurna means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "... the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess ... the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation and a universal fear. Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth so from the religious view it is important to respect the Mother Nature, create peaceful and calm surroundings. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp)/4130m, walk 5-6 hrs.
Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains more seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thin. You can see 360?degree Mountain View from Base Camp. There are tremendous view of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo/2310m. 6-7 hrs walk.
After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu/17800m, 6-7 hr4s walk.
From Bamboo we walk up during 30 minute and it is pleasant jungle walk to Sinuwa then head down to Chhumrung Khola and walk up long stone staircase up upper Chhomrung then walk steep down to Jhinu, book room and after eating lunch go down to the hot spring, it takes about 20 minutes. Take bath in natural hot water and come back lodge. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara by car.
After breakfast we to Nayapul via Birethanti. It takes about 4-5 hours walk to Nayapul then we drive to Pokhara by private car or van. Stay in hotel in Pokhara.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu. We have lunch on the way to Kathmandu. Shop some souvenir for dear ones back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.
Trip Cost :$550 Per person.
Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.
The trail is equally a pleasure for natural experiences. On the third day of our trekking, we leave our luggage in a hotel at Ghorepani for Poon Hill hiking before dawn to enjoy a spectacular panorama. Poon Hill is the best viewpoint during the trek for a sun-rise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. (SHOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU REACH ABC, in this part?). Finding yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degree Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday expereince in Nepal.
There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.
People and Culture
The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mix ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.
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