ANNAPURNA REGION

Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft.) trek is a moderate nature trek. The Ghorepani (Poonhill 3210m), Ghandruk village, Annapurna base camp (4130m.) and Jhinu(Natural hot spring) are major attraction of this trek. Annapurna base camp is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and famous virgin fishtail (Machhapuchhre) mountain that dominate the skyline above Pokhara.

This trek starts at Nayapul, a short drive of 2 hours from Pokhara. The trail takes you through forests and fascinating traditional villages of the Nepal’s indigenous communities of Gurung and Magar. The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn magic of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayans from Ghorepani (Poon Hill,3210m.), that is absolutely magnificent. The hike continues through heart touching blossoming dense rhododendron forest and Bamboo with unparalleled snowy peaks scenery in the background to Tadapani. After reaching to Chhomrong Gurung village, we follow the Modi Khola and passes through stands of rhododendron and bamboo. By the time you reach the large rock over hanging, known as Hinku Cave, you will have noticed that the vegetation has thinned and the gorge narrowed to be only a few hundred meters wide. Steep snow-clad ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhre on the right from the sanctuary. As we enter to the sanctuary, you find yourself in a huge amphitheatre enclosed by a solid wall of snowcapped peaks. We get to Annapurna base camp hardly. All the snowcapped mountains around the Annapurna base camp which makes you worthwhile and happy. After this imaging view,you will trek down to Pokhara via Jhinu Hot Spring and Ghandruk Gurung Village.

The Annapurna base camp trek will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This imaging trek can be done anytime of the year.

Best Season: March to May & September to November
Altitude: Minimum 900m - Maximum 4130m

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing in world heritage site by professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive / Fly to Pokhara (200 km. 6/7 hours drivingor 30 mins fly) by tourist bus / Car /Flight in the morning and then overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (42 km. 2 hours driving by taxi/ public bus) and trek to Tikhedunga (1520 m. 3 ½ hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2853 m, 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Visit to Poon Hill (3210m, 1 hour walking) early in the morning for the best sun rise viewing and back to Ghorepani , take a breakfast then trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m. 5hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340 m, 6/7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3200 m, 5 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to ABC (4130m, 4/5 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2340 m, 6/7 hours walking ) and then trek back down to (3200m, 3 hours driving) then overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1690 m, 7hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 12:  [View of Annapurna South from Chhomrong Village] Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandrung Via Jhinu Hot Spring (6 hours walking) Explore around Ghandruk Gurung village at evening then stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (4 hours walking) and drive by local bus/ taxi (2 hours driving) to Pokhara then overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus at 7:30 am . And stay overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure to international airport to fly your home country.

PRICE INCLUDES:

    Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
    Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by professional guide.
    3 Nights hotel in kathmandu, (2 Nights before trek & 1 Night after trek).
    Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/ private car/flight.
    2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (before trekking & after trekking).
    Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private car.
    All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
    ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)card permit.
    An experienced and qualified English speaking guide and required porters.
    Guide/Porter's: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
    All government taxes and official expenses.
    First Aids Kit.
    Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.

PRICE EXCLUDES:
    International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    All drinks Hot,Soft and hard coke, beer, mineral water.
    Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
    Your Trekking gears.
    Tips for your guide and porters etc.