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Annapurna ( Sanctuary ) Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking offers Nepal's most famous treks Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 14 Days Trekking is a moderate trek. Mt. Annapurna rises to 8091m and is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna Region lies in the foothill of Mt. Annapurna in North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. This invigorating trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m), commonly known as Annapurna Sanctuary, one of the most popular Treks in Nepal. Enjoy mountain views, thick bamboo and rhododendron forests and a mix of cultures unparalleled by other treks as you venture deep into the Annapurna Himal. The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara. This magnificent amphitheatre is called a "sanctuary" because of its natural serenity, beauty and the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machhapuchhre, as well as Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome.

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Trip Itinerary Old Version

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)by tourist bus takes about seven hours. 
This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. 
Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 3 : Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours. 
To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 4 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours. 
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise from Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous Snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 5 : Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours. 
It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 6 : Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four hours. 
At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7 : Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) takes about five hours. 
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m check post. You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 8 : Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours. 
You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.) Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 9 : Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) 
via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 10 : Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours. 
Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 11 : Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about six hours.
The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 12 : Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) takes about five hours. 
For the first part of the trek is a descent. Here you find beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.). Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascends to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now, the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 13 : Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takesapproximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car. The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 14 : Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takes 
Approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car. The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 15 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours. 
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu

Trip Itinerary New Version

Day: 01; kathmandu to pokhara by tourist bus, we leave from kathamndu at 7 Am with tourist bus and rich pokhara around 2 pm and stay in hotel in pokhara.

Day 02:  Pokhara - Naya Pul-Ulleri [2050m/6725ft]: 1 hr drive and 5hrs trek  drive and trekking.
Early at dawn at around 8 am, we start drive to trekking start point.
Drive to Naya Pul to start our trek. From Naya Pul, we follow the south bank of the river. After several hours of trek, we will pass through sub tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. We further trek along the trail quite steep at times. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 03:  Ulleri - Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft):  4 - 5 hrs trek
We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means horse-water owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight at Ghorepani. (B, L, D)

Day 04:  Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2700m/8,860ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek
Today will be a special day because we conquer Poon Hill- an icon of Annapurna region. We climb the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3200mtrs). The efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. Upon breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 05:  Tadapani to Sinuwa via Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hrs trek
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. The route passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola. Then, we descent steeply down the village of Chuile coming over to the Kimrong Khola. Then, we continue a steep climb till to Chhomrong. Upon arrival at Chhomrong, we encounter with the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. Upon leaving behind Chhomrong along the Modi Khola, we will be at inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. Overnight at Sinuwa. (B, L, D)

Day 06:  Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): Via Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek
The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick and dark arresting rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then the trail passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. The day starts with gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. We cross two streams over small bridges. The trail further passes through solitary places. The nature's wilderness and solitariness give peace to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, and snow leopard. Overnight at Deurali. (B, L, D)

Day 07:  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft): Via  Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5-6 hrs trek
Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). The trail climbs gently through a river bed and then it rises steeply over the mountain side. There are also avalanche prone areas at some points on the trail. After about half an hour's walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on mountains shine and river valley is filled with warm sun rays. The hike to Machhapuchhare Base Camp is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience.
On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhare Base Camp, the vegetation disappears. We will encounter with the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the Sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. Upon arrival at this juncture, we will have sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. The heart inspiring views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks will be the boon of our hard efforts. Climax of our trip almost ends today! Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft). (B, L, D)

Day 08:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek
At dawn, we relish the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp. Upon our breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo back through Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. We will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We further pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight at Bamboo. (B, L, D)

Day 09 : Bamboo to Ghandruk (1940m/5770 ft): 7 hrs trek
Upon our retreat from Bamboo, we trek back to Sinuwa and then descend to Lower Chomrong. Then again we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong, we take a different route and instead of going to Ghandruk. We further descend to Kimrong Khola and assecent to Kimrong danda which is 2400meter than to walk about 40 minutes to ghandruk village. a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. (B, L, D)

Day 10 : Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) which takes about 6 hours.
First part of your trek is steeply down following stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now, your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From this point you can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11 : Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours.
Your trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we will take a vehicle to reach Pokhara stay at pokhara .

Day 12; Pokhara to Kathmadnu by tourist bus.

Cost Details

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide/porter
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking)
  • Accommodation in Tea house (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation by tourist bus and private taxi
  • First aid kit
  • Necessary insurance and equipment for trekking staff
  • Two night hotel Accomodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport pick- up and drop-off service

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Road Blockeds and personal Expense.
  • We can offer you a customized itinerary and cost for this trip as well please make some days in Kathmandu to see the city and other places as well, please advise us also regarding to hotel which we have very good hotels  as well we can pick up you from airport. You can fly in and fly out from kathmandu to Pokhara.

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