12-day Annapurna base camp trek will reward your effort with some of the most spectacular views.
Starting in Kathmandu, you will be eased in with a full day tour of the valley introducing you to the craft, culture and customs of Nepal before you head to Pokhara for a good night’s sleep at a lakeside hotel to set you up for the adventure ahead.
Hitting the trail at Nayapool, you will trek for an average of 6 hours a day, allowing you to acclimatise to the increasing altitudes slowly, reaching a max of 4130m. Knowledgeable guides and porters will be at your side every step of the way to help navigate you through the breathtaking Annapurna sanctuary so you can relax, enjoy the walk and get your camera ready to capture the spectacular mountain scenery - you'll be passing 10 peaks in the space of just 6000 m.
Over the next few days you will hike past terraced farms and ricefields, beautiful mountain and riverside villages, and through rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests, staying in lodges and tea houses along the way. There are spectacular views of Mount Annapurna south, Hiun Chuli and Mount Fishtail to soak in as you press onwards and upwards to the Annapurna base camp.
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the views here are worth taking time over and are particularly stunning at sunrise, when we take our breakfast. Luckily you have the next four days to enjoy them as you slowly make your way through the sanctuary, and back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (2,986ft): 6hrs drive or 25 min flight
Day 04: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk (1,950m): 1½ hr drive, 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05: Ghandruk - Chhomrong (2,210m): 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Chhomrong - Dovan (2,550m): 4-5 hrs
Day 07: Dovan - Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp - Sinuwa (2,360m): 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Sinuwa - Jhinu Danda (1,780m) - Landruk (1,565m/5,133ft): 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Landruk - Phedi - Pokhara (910m): 5-6 hrs, 40 min drive
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km
Day 12: Final departure
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.
Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (910m), Approx. 6 hours drive or 30 minutes flight
After breakfast, scenic drive or fly to Pokhara. Afternoon, walk around Lake city. Early evening, Trek briefing and final preparation.
Day 04: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk (1,950m/), 1½hr drive, 5-6 hrs trek
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul (trail foot) and begin the trek to Birethanti, a prosperous riverside village on the Modi Khola. Walk upstream through terraced paddy fields to Syauli Bazaar, then cross the suspension bridge and ascend, with breathtaking views of mountains and climb to the beautiful Ghandruk village.
Day 05: Ghandruk - Chhomrong (2,210m), 5-6 hrs
This trail follows descends down to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the village of Gurung. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiun Chuli and Mt. Fishtail.
Day 06: Chhomrong - Dovan (2,550m), 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, the trail drops to cross the Chhomrong Khola and then ascends to the charming village of Sinuwa. Thereafter the trail enters the upper Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of cane, rhododendron and oak. It rises then drops to the village of Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft) on the banks of the river: a prefect lunch spot. After lunch, continue up through uninhabited forest to Dovan,
Day 07: Dovan - Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), 6-7 hrs
The day begins with climbs to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900meters) and to Annapurna base camp. Since the area surrounded by the mountains of every side, Known as Annapurna Sanctuary. The area gives you an spectacular views of the Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Barah Shikhar.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp - Sinuwa (2,360m), 6-7 hrs
Early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Sinuwa. Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. The trek continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa
Day 09: Sinuwa - Jhinu Danda (1,780m) - Landruk (1,565m), 6-7 hrs,
From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day Back to Landrung with the remembrance of Annapurna south and the giant Himalayan peaks.
Day 10: Landruk - Phedi - Pokhara (910m), 5-6 hrs, 40 min drive
The trails enters the narrow wooded valley of the Modi Khola and take us through the village of Dhampus. Trek down to Phedi, and half an hour car drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara-Kathmandu (6 hrs), 220km
After breakfast, scenic drive back or fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
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