Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you closer to the peaks over 7,000m and 8,000m. With 8 peaks over 7,000m, the highest is Annapurna I standing at 8,051m. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the queen of treks in the Annapurna region. The trail takes you through the rice fields, colorful rhododendron forests and stunning landscapes. With Annapurna ranges peeking through at all times.
It stands at an elevation of 4,130m. The sanctuary is amidst the beautiful Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Himchuli 6,441m. Its natural beauty and cultural essence is a significant part of this trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 14 days package which includes the best elements of Annapurna. Starting from TikheDhunga (1,495m) you ascend to Ghorepani (2,850m), the largest Gurung ethnic settlement of the region. From Ghorepani you move to the famous vantage point, Poon Hill (2500m) which presents the panoramic views of the ranges. You ascend the trail from Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Deurali to Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You’ll return to a completely new path from ABC to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda Hot Spring and then to Pokhara. Through this trek you’ll trek a new destination each day never repeating the same destination twice.
Anytime of the year is suitable to do this trek. Still, monsoon might not be as suitable. There is probability of heavy rainfall and dark clouds. The bad weather prevents you to view the beautiful ranges clearly. Also, the high number of leeches, and slippery ways makes trekking quite risky.
The 4 major seasons of Nepal are:
Spring (March- May)
From Pokhara Airport you will be transferred to your hotel & you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program & you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
After having breakfast early in the morning drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stop, and trail slightly goes hot sparing, follow the Modi Khola, the village of Sauli Bazar, Queme new bridge and finally crossing several rice field beautifully settled hamlets and reach to hot sparing jhinu danda and overnight at Lodge.
After morning breakfast in hot sparing trail slightly goes uphill to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and the trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point. From here one walks to Dovan and overnight at lodge
From the Dovan via Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary. At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.
The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine from your lodge and trek downhill to Dovan via Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and arrive Dovan overnight at lodge.
after morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private vehicle transfer to you hotel & visit our office for the certificate!
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