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Annapurna Base Camp Trek (16 days)

Trip Facts

  • Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Grade: ModerateTrek
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Activity: seeing and trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge
  • Transportation: Private car and flight
  • Maximum altitude: 4110m
  • Per day walking: 4-5 hours

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the outstanding moderate nature trekking trails located in western Nepal.This trekking trail will be able to attract anyone's mind through its geographic diversity of breath taking landscape, panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of great Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, scenic river banks, picturesque forest valley, temples of Hindu and Buddha with combination attractive traditional villages of ethnic communities of the Magar, Gurung,Ghale, and Thakali and their hospitality behavior.

Heartfelt affection of local people, scenic beauty, terrace landscape, snow capped mountains, floraa  and fauna, religious sights make the trek totally lifetime memorable experience that can never forgotten.

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03  - Fly to Pokhara& drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]
Day 04  - Trek to Landrung [1550m]
Day 05  - Trek to Chomrong [2100m]
Day 06  - Trek to Himalaya hotel [2850m]
Day 07  - A day for rest dayÂ
Day 08  - Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3700m]
Day 09  - Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m]
Day 10  - Trek to Chomrong [2100m]
Day 11  - Trek to Ghandrunk [1940m]
Day 12  - Trek to Banthanti [2410m]
Day 13  - Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]
Day 14  - Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara 
Day 15  - Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designed hotel. The representative will help you check into your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The Kathmandu valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning after having breakfast, you will be guided to visit famous and biggest Hindus Pashupatinath temple, Buddha stupa, Swoyambhunath and in the afternoon having lunch you will visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square.

Day 03: Fly/ drive toPokhara& drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]

This day is important day to you because your trek is starts from today. For this, in the early morning after having breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara, 200 km distance from Kathmandu and it takes 5-6 hours on tourist vehicle/ you have another option i.e. fly to Pokhara. On the way to our destination we will go through beautiful forests, deep gorges and pass Nepali villages. Once in Pokhara we will take a short 1 hour drive to Phedi where our trek starts. After 2 hours of hiking we will reach Dhampus. 

Day 04: Trek to Landrung [1550m]

You can have your first glance of snow-capped mountains from Dhampus with the early morning sun rising. After breakfast we head towards Pothana which offers splendid view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and others. Walking through farming villages and forests we eventually reach Landrung and you will be accommodated at local tea house. 
 

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, reach yourself at Chomrong which is the best place to observe the prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya hotel [2850m]

Today you have to first go downhill to the river called Chomrong and then uphill to Khudi-ghar. Hiking through dense bamboo forest and rhododendron bushes, landscape, Annapurna Himalaya range the trail will take you to your final destination of the day, Himalaya Hotel.

Day 07: A day for rest day

Today is rest day you spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations.

Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3700m]

After having your breakfast, your day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way you can explore the Hinku cave. After lunch the trail continues into the Machhapuchhre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchhre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna.

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m]

This day you proceeds descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif.

Day 10: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

After discovering the Annapurna south Base Camp, today you will go ahead to Ghandruk by passing the dense forest of mixed plant life, cultivated land, and grassland. After the 5 hours walk, you will be at Ghandruk where you catch the pictures of majestic great Himalaya range of Annapurna region.

Day 11: Trek to Ghandrunk [1940m]

This day you must trek up to Banthali by walking around 3 – 4 hours. This trails offer you the similar kind of objects to see and observe as you saw in the past i.e. forests, landscape, sight of great Himalaya range. You will reach Banthali via Tadapani which is the vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapauchhare, Dhaulagiri etc.

Day 12: Trek to Banthanti [2410m]

Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we move on path on a steep slope. As you ascend steeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti.           
 

Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]

Today, you precede further trail to explore the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped Annapurna Himalaya range, forest, landscape, cultivated fields with rich flora and fauna really impress you. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will reach at Ghorepani which is one the best place for tourist and you will be accommodated at the local tea house at Ghorepani.

Day 14: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

After taking the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri and other popular Annapurna Himalaya range you will leave Ghorepani and go ahead to Nayapul where you are picked up by vehicle to transfer to Pokhara which takes around 1 hour to reach the downtown city.

Day 15: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

After having breakfast you will drive to the airport and take a flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for enjoy some shopping, relaxation.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, we will take to the airport for your flight home.Or if you want to stay longer for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, and mountain biking, hiking, etc. do not forget to inform us.

 


Contact Address

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Namaste Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.

Khadka Bhadrakali - 7, Hepali, Kathmandu,

Nepal

Tel : 977 1 4378035 / 1 4378938

Fax : 977 1 4370940

24X7 days contact : 9851035637 / 9801035637

Contact Person : Jangbu Sherpa

Email : namastetrek@ntc.net.np

Web : www.namastetrek.com.np

North American Contact : Steven Tickle (Seattle, WA)

Email : trekwithsteve@gmail.com

Phone : 1-425-830-3590


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