Annapurna trekking is among those few treks in Nepal that combines such a great diversity of landscapes and culture and bring you so close to the foothill of gigantic ice giants in such time period. This trek is the perfect combination of incredible Himalayan visits and cultural diversity. Walking along the cultivated farmlands, cultural villages, magical rhododendron forest and alpine landscapes, ABC trek offers great opportunity to witness the soaring peaks without having altitude problem.
During Annapurna Base Camp Trip, we stay at local-owned teahouse which allows us to interact with local and understand their culture and lifestyle closely. The ethnic group of Magar and Gurung are the major inhabitant of the region; they are well-known for their bravery in Gurkha Battalion.
Nepal Annapurna Base Camp trek commences at Nayapul: one and half hour drive north from main city of Pohara. We start the trek with ascend to Ghorepani and further make a pre-dawn hike to the Poon Hill for mesmerizing sunrise view. Here we enjoy the view of fifth highest mountain, Dhaulagiri soaring high in skyline and Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre standing in front of us. The view from Poon Hill is one of the best part of Annapurna treks. Hiking to Poon hill is also the best way to acclimatize at higher altitude before starting a trip to Annapurna Base Camp.
Next, we climb higher through the narrow gorge of glacial Modi Khola valley, carrying the melt of water from the peak above. We walk through the forested route of oak, rhododendron and bamboo. The real climax starts in stunning Annapurna Sanctuary where we follow the base camp of Machhapucchre to reach ABC (4,130m). Here you will find yourself amidst of immense wall of rock and ice reaching the height of 4,000m above the U-shaped valley. We make returning journey via JhinuDanda and soothe at natural hot spring to relax our tired muscles.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)
Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m/3,002ft.) Takes about seven hours by bus and 25 minutes by flight. Overnight at request hotel accommodation in Pokhara
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/3445ft)then treks to Tikhedunga (1540m/5052ft, 04-05 hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8776ft, 05-06hrs) Lodge accommodation.
Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m/10433ft) to Tadapani (2675m/8776ft, 05-06hrs) Early in the morning you will enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna and Lamjung Himal from Poonhill lodge accommodation.
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m/6693ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m/7677ft, 06hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10597ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,550 ft) Via Machapuchere Base Camp (3820m/12533ft, 04 hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m/8,629ft, 06hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m/5,741ft, 07hrs) lodge accommodation.
Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul(1050m/3,445ft) takes about 5 hours and then Drive to Pokhara, takes about 45 minutes overnight at request category Hotel accommodation.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes about seven hours or You can also take a flight which takes about 25 minutes,overnight at request category Hotel accommodation. Farewell dinner with culture program In the Evening.
Drop to airport for final departure, or alternatively join other programs.