The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapool at 1 1/2 driving from Pokhara, and going north up till Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you go eastwards to Chomrong and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up till the Base Camp.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done by yourself if you wish to. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.Many people only trek the circuit Nayapool-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapool, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Day free to relax and get over your jet-lag.
Leave for Pokhara by bus. Here, participants will receive a final briefing and prepare for the first leg of their trek in the afternoon.
Transfer to the starting point of the trek, Naya Pul. Take an easy walk along the sub-tropical Modi Khola River Valley to Birethanti (a large village on the old Nepal-Tibet trading route). Pass through the checkpoint before continuing through the intricately-terraced rice paddies, arriving at Tirkhedhunga for an overnight stay.
From Tirkhe Dhunga, and this trail crosses a stream before ascending a steep, stone staircase to the large Magar Village at Ulleri (2070 m). The trail then winds through rhododendron and oak forests; across streams before making a short, final ascent to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, the journey will trek up to Ghorepani Book Your Tour(2850m) for an overnight stay.
Trekkers will rise with the sun, ascending to Poon Hill (3195m) where an awe-inspiring sunrise greets observers from over the mountains. Clear climate permitting, onlookers can experience a magical, panoramic view of the mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8019m), and Manalsu (8156m). Also: views of the 6,000-meter-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the trans-Himalayan ranges are viewable – forming the border of Nepal with Tibetan China – making this one of Nepal’s most sought-after vantage points.
After this panoramic treat, descend to the lodge for a late breakfast before continuing onto Ghorepani (2780m) – an important stop-over on the old trading route to Tibet. From Ghorepani, the walk is all downhill through beautiful forests before arriving at the village of Banthanti – finally ending the day’s journey at Tadapani for an overnight stay.
From Tadapani, the trail descends through additional rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrung for a midday lunch. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with a tremendously vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. The day closes with an overnight stay in Chhomrung.
Here, the trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrung Khola. Participants climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day’s trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldi before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to Dovan for an overnight stay.
From Dovan, the trail climbs high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. This leg of the journey takes trekkers up the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4237m) for an overnight stay.
Beginning with an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay.
Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. The trek continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung where trekkers will remain overnight.
From Chhomrung, the trek heads back to Taglung – descending gently through forests to Kummu. Once again, the journey passes Ghandrung – offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South before ending the day’s voyage with an overnight stay in Ghandrung.
Trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, then ontoBook Your Tour Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.
Sight-seeing tour in Pokhara: consists of visiting various sacred places as well as Fewa Lake and an extensive city tour.
This is sample Itinerary and can change to meet the changes in the field conditions
The Itinerary Includes :
- Stay in chosen hotel / guesthouse / Camp
- Surface transportation as per the itinerary including toll, tax, parking and driver
- Arrival / Departure assistance at chosen station
- Necessary railway station transfers
- Trekking: Complete Trekking arrangements with English speaking guide, porters/ponies to carry your baggage (10 kg each), Tent for sleeping with mattresses, kitchen tent & utensils, toilet tent and All Meals during trek (Chinese, Indian & continental)
- Trekking permit, camping & wildlife fees & Current government taxes.
Does not Include :
- Tips to trekking staff
- Air Fare, & Travel insurance
Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, telephone & Laundry etc
- Personal equipment for trek
- Expenses due to bad weather, Land Slide, Road block and any other natural reason beyond our control.