Annapurna Base Camp trek is a complete amalgam of adventure and beauty seared with the textures of endangered flowers and animals.There is just so many things this single trek can offer offer. For this reason, it remains one of the most chosen trekking destinations in the world.
You will get to stroll through the beautiful rhododendron forest as you pass by gushing rivers. You will get to watch someterraced farmlands on your way to the base camp and world’s highest peak. Getting a warming bath in the hot spring will be an ice to the caking.
There are plethora of mountain ranges that shall accompany you throughout the trek. Montain ranges , namely, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre will keep you grounded. The best of the views of these mountains can be enjoyed from Annapurna Sancturay. Past the Magar and Gurung villages, you shall get opportunities to experience different cultures from your firsthand observation.
This trek covers a 12 day itinerary which starts from your arrival in Kathmandu. You will also get to spend a day watching some beautiful attractions of the valley. The very next day, you shall fly to Pokhara.
Drive of an hour from there takes you to Naya Pul. Then you shall start trekking towards Ghandruk, the beautiful village on a slope inhabited by Gurung community. Next day, you shall make to Chhomrong Village, and then another day takes you to Bamboo Villlage. Walking through the dark, cold, and damp trail in the bamboo forest, you shall reach Deurali. Next day you shall reach to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Our representative shall be expecting you at the Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up to the hotel. Once you have a refreshing rest , you are free to stroll around the city. We shall enjoy typical Nepalese dishes at a restaurant together. Spend overnight in Kathmandu.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m
Popularly known for its
art, architecture, culture, and temples,there are so many things
Kathmandu can offer to you. There are
some UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple,
Swayambhunath, Boudhhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square you might fancy a
visit. You can entertain yourself with some
shopping for your trek in the afternoon. After a brief orientation session , you can rest at your
hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Your flight to Pokhara shall be enamoured with mountain
views. Once you show up, you will be transferred to Nayapul in a vehicle. Then,
you shall start trekking towards Ghandruk. Via Birenthanti when you reach this
beautiful village of Ghandruk. The
amazing scenic beauty of the mountain views shall greet you with heartfekt
hospitality. Gurungs are the native inhabitants of this village. You wouldn’t
want to miss the gurung museum. Stay overnight
Altitude: Pokhara: 823m; Ghandruk: 1,940m
The climb to Kimrung Danda is enamoured
with views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, etc. After
an hour of climb to his place, you shall climb down to Kimgrong Khola
beforeclimbing up to the Chere Danda. An easy trail lends you a descent down to
Altitude: Chhomrong: 2,170m
There are about 2500 steps all the way through the long
descent down to Chhomorong Khola . Cross the bridge in the river, and then
ascend uphill. On you way, you shall pass Sinuwa Village through the dense
forest of rhododendrons before reaching the Kuldihar Village. Descend down
comfortably to reach the Bamboo Village. Stay overnight at Bamboo.
Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310m
Initially, the trail goes in the midst of the forest, damp,
cold and blocked light. The Himalayan
Hotel is just on your way. A gacier river down
below will definitely charm you. Leaving the Hinku Cave, a descent
brings you to the river. Crossing the river, an ascent uphill leads you to Deurali.
The beautiful memory of waterfalls, uneven vegetation, river and cliffs shall
flood in as you spend your night here.
A walk through the
river bed takes you to the Macchapuchhre Base Camp. The journey is
relatively strainous.There area few scattered vegetations on the way. The
Annapurna Sanctuary shall be another sight to watch with close ups of Annapurna range with Mt.
Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and other mountains.
Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp: 4,130m
Now begins the return journey. After breakfast in the
morning, enjoying the sunrise view, you shall descend down to Deurali. Few
ascents and constant descents takes you to the Hinku Cave, Himalaya Hotel, and
the again back to the damp, cold, and dark forest of Bamboo. Today is mostly
about the descent. For this reason , there will not be any added problem.. Stay
overnight at Bamboo
Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310m
Through your venture climb to Kuldighar, a gentle descent
takes you to Chhomrong Khola. Then comes the long stone stairs you had left in
the descent earlier on. Although , this time it will be about the ascent.The
mountain vistas, dense vegetation, and fresh air shall never leave you
throughout the journey. You might fancy a bath in a natural hot spring here;
the feel of warm water in this place far from your home captivates you. Stay
overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Altitude: Jhinu Danda: 1,760m.
After an early
breakfast , we will begin our descent down to Naya Pul. You shall
then drive back to Pokhara. Since you
probably didn’t have time to explre Pokhara early on, this will be an
opportunity. Have a great time visiting the lakes, waterfall, caves, and
evening strolls in the lakeside. Stay
overnight in Pokhara.
Altitude: Naya Pul: 1,070m; Pokhara: 823m
A short flight from Pokhara leads you to Kathmandu. Our
representative shall drop you at your hotel. Take a handful of rest and we will
visit the other attractions of the city. We shall again be sitting together for
a dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m
Get your bags ready; our representative shall be waiting in the hotel. They shall drop you at the airport in time and part away from there. Have a safe and happy journey back to your destination. Relish all the memories of the trail.