The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a classic for trekkers and it can easily be combined with a trip to Pun Hill or other lower altitude treks. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter within a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center.
From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge below fully 4000mtrs deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can also be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region and Muktinath to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls the valley floor between around 4300 mtrs can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather or alternatively you can stay at a lodge.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private vehicle
- Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
- Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
- Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
- Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
- Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
- Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure
What's not included ?
- Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmanduaccord warm welcome / pick up /transfer to hotel / tour briefing
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valleyVisiting many of the important sites of interest and UNESCO world heritage sites within the valley / overnight hotel
Day 03 : Kathmandu – PokharaApprox., 6 hours / scenic drive / arrive Pokhara / overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Naya Pool / start trek to Ulleri (2073m)Start day / one hour drive to Nayapul / trek starts / first to Birethanti / lovely village at the head of two rivers / follow the left route up along the Burungdi River / climb to Hile1495meters / on to Tikhedhunga 1525meters / The trail leads steep up to Ulleri 2073meters / large beautiful Magar village / overnight lodge
Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2856m)Today mainly up to our day destination / Ghorepani 2856meters / start / gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250meters) / through Oak & rhododendron forest / trail gets steeper to Nangeythanti (2460meteres) / on to Ghorapani /overnight lodge
Day 06 : Trek to Tadapani (2625m)Climb up to Poon Hill for sunrise (3210meter) / early morning / stunning panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges / back Ghorepani / breakfast / continue trek to Tadapani (2625meter) / ridges / river bed /rhododendron and pine forest / overnight guesthouse
Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (2020m)Today’s trail down / rhododendron forest / to Kimrong stream / then up through the village of Gurjung /on to Chhomrong / some fantastic very close up views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli / Machhapuchhre (fishtail)
Day 08 : Trek to Himalaya (2920m)Down to Chhomrong stream / climb up to Dovan / through rhododendron forest / on to Himalaya / overnight lodge
Day 09 : Trek to Annapurna base camp (4131m)The day mainly up and up / Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) /on to Annapurna base camp / fantastic amphitheater surrounded by mountains / spectacular views of the Himalayas / including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar / overnight lodge
Day 10 : Trek back to Bamboo(2310m)Down down (retracing trail) / to Bamboo / overnight guest house
Day 11 : Trek to Jhinu hill (1780m)Today very easy / natural hot spring located at the bank of Modi river / relaxation / overnight guesthouse
Day 12 : Trek to Pothana (1890m)Follow river to / Landruk / mainly flat to Tolka / on still flat / to forest and climb up through wood / gradual descent to Potana / overtnight guesthouse
Day 13 : Trek to Phedi (1130m)and drive to Pokhara,Around 2 hour trek / to Phedi / drive back to Pokhara / transfer hotel
Day 14 : Pokhara at leisureboating / paragliding / zip lining, etc. of your interest
Day 15 : Scenic drive back to Kathmandutransfer to hotel / p.m. at leisure, shopping, strolling around Thamel, etc.
Day 16 : Departure dayAfter the breakfast / transfer to the airport / fly to onward destination with beautiful memory back home