Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek along local trails, through forests, villages and terraced farmland treats you to unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers giving you an inside experience into the Nepalese life and culture.
The trek to Annapurna base camp follows the Modi River and passes through dense 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 entrance to the Sanctuary. As we pass through the “gate” and enter to the Sanctuary, you find yourself in a huge amphitheatre enclosed by a solid wall of snow capped peaks.

TRIP FACTS
Country: Nepal
Sector: Annapurna region
Route : Annapurna base camp
Duration: 15 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 4130m
Best Season: March-December
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: POKHARA/POKHARA
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 and ½ hrs. and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs. We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1 and 1/2hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.
Day 4 Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs. We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 5 Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m) Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani.
Day 6 Tadapani trek to Chhommrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs. The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung, which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at Chhomrong
Day 7 Chhomrong trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs. Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at Himalayan hotel.
Day 8 Himalayan hotel trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) - 7 hrs. Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at a Annapurna base camp.
Day 9 Annapurna base camp trek back to Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs. We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at Bamboo.
Day 10 Bamboo trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs. We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at Jhinu.
Day 11 Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1 hr. From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs. to reach Birethanti, which can be, considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach in Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.
Day 12 Free time in Pokhara. Today, pax can take their free time in Pokhara, O/N in Pokhara
Day 13 Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs. After breakfast, we will transfer to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu.
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 15 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination. Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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