About The Listing
Type of Trip : Trekking
Level : Medium
Location : Nepal
Duration : 14 Days 13 Nights
Trip Start : Kathmandu
Trip End : Delhi
Annapurna sanctuary in Nepal is one of the world’s finest treks, taking us through scenic villages, rich oak, bamboo and rhododendron forests and is a great introduction to the joys of high altitude trekking. Your journey begins in Kathmandu. During the trip you will be staying in beautiful tea-houses. After fun filled camping expeditions you reach the Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m). From there it is only a short climb to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) your ultimate destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Your expedition starts with a flight to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu as you reach your first destination, its check in time. As you settle down its time to step out and explore the city and visit some of its famous temples and do some shopping. With end of day one it’s time to retire.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu-Pokhra-Nayapul; trek to Birethanti (1,000m).
It’s time to rise and shine, after an early breakfast, you drive to Pokhara and then continue on to the road head at Nayapul. From there, you start the trek with a short hike to the riverside village of Birethanti. That’s all for day two, tonight you will be staying in a tree house – a cozy home away from home where you can sit, hang out, dine and of course sleep.
Day 03: Trek Birethanti-Banthanti (2,300m).
Day three starts with Birethanti, you start walking along the Bhurungi Khola, pass through the village of Tirkedunga and after a steep climb, you reach Ulleri. You walk through the beautiful village of Magar, and make your way along a gradual uphill trail to Banthanti. Take rest your tea-house is waiting for you.
Day 04: Trek Banthanti-Ghorepani (2,850m).
Today is a relatively short day, as you continue your ascent and walk past the village of Nangeythanti to reach Ghorepani, meaning ‘horse water’. The village has two parts to it one on a large saddle, the other a little further down the hillside. Day four exploration comes to an end with a sleep at tea-house.
Day 05: Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630m).
Today you’ll welcome the sun early, and climb up Poon Hill before breakfast. Poon Hill is a very famous vantage point with spectacular views of Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Nilagiri and the mighty Annapurna range. You continue your trek towards Tadapani - the trail winds along a ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a crest, then drops down to Deorali. You descend steeply to reach Banthanti and then climb back up through fields of cane on an undulating path, before reaching Tadapani. It’s time to untie your boots and rest.
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m).
Today is a relatively easy day, as you make a long descent to Kimrung Khola, cross by the bridge and begin to climb again on the bank of Modi Khola. Chhomrong village is located just below the ridge. That’s all for day six.
Day 07: Trek Chhomrong to Doban (2,600m).
Good morning! Day seven day starts with a steep descent down some stone steps to the Chhomrong Khola which you cross by a suspension bridge. There follows an undulating climb through terraced fields and bamboo and rhododendron forests to Sunawa. After several ascents and descents you reach the abandoned check post at Kuldi. Another steep descent on slippery stone steps through dense bamboo forests to reach the aptly named settlement of Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail climbs gradually to reach Doban.
Day 08: Trek Doban to Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m).
It’s a beautiful day to continue the trek through lush forests, going past the Hinku Cave. Beyond Deorali, the valley narrows even further as you approach the gushing torrent of Modi Khola. After walking on a level trail for some time you make the final ascent to MBC. Here you have some opportunities to take pictures of the spectacular Annapurna I and II, Gangapurna and of course Machapuchare. With a day of capturing natural beauty it’s about time for some rest.
Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m).
Hellos! It’s a relatively easy day as you make a short ascent to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It’s a pleasant walk along a stream beside the moraine. God's canvas become more and more impressive as you approach the camp and once there, you find yourself in a giant natural amphitheatre, surrounded by mighty 7,000m+ mountains on all sides. With a stay at tea-house, day comes to an end.
Day 10: Trek ABC to Bamboo (2,310m).
With good morning it’s time to say good bye and leave Annapurna Base camp and retrace our steps back to the Bamboo village. As you are going downhill most of the way the walk takes less time although it can be hard on the knees.
Day 11: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu (1,750m).
You continue to retrace your steps as you return to Chhomrong, from where instead of going to Tadopani you descend to Jhinu. The natural hot springs at Jhinu are a brilliant and it offers a remedy for sore and aching muscles. With end of day eleven your tea-house is waiting for you.
Day 12: Trek Jhinu to Tolka (1,600m).
With your expedition coming to an end it’s your last full day of trekking, as you continue the return journey, walking past Landruk village and on to Tolka. Its time to catch-up with a much needed sleep at your cozy tree-house.
Day 13: Trek Tolka to Khande (1,130m) and drive to Pokhara
After a short three-hour walk to Khande via Australian camp, your vehicle will pick you up and take you to Pokhara. The rest of the afternoon is a relaxation in the bustling lake city where you can pick up souvenirs for your friends and family back home. It’s a last night of this high-spirited adventure as you relax in a hotel at Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu to New Delhi
Day fourteen, and sadly your last day of the expedition. Today get up early and catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from where you take the connecting flight to Delhi.
- 3 star Hotel on twin sharing basis.
- Internal flights.
- All Land transport.
- Trip leader & Trek guide.
- 1 porter between two trekkers.
- All permits.
- Twin sharing room.
- International airfare.
- International airport taxes.
- Additional tours.
- Activities during free time.
- Transportation outside tour program.
- Travel insurance.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances.
Terms & Conditions
- Cancellation 45 days prior to departure 95% return.
- Cancellation 45 to 30 days prior to departure 50% return.
- Cancellation 30 days prior to departure NO return.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
Q: How fit do I have to be?
A: The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be a moderate trekking route in Nepal. It has some long days and steep inclines. You do not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. It is not required that you have any technical experience, only that you be in good physical condition and are able to walk for four to six hours per day over hilly terrain with a light bag pack.
Q: What is the level of accommodation like?
A: In Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will usually include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean.
Once you start your trek, you will be staying in “Tea-houses.” Accommodation is limited, especially the higher you get, so your room may vary from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Bed mattresses are usually firm. There is a comman dining hall in all tea-houses offering limited meal choices. Although basic, the tea-houses are clean, friendly and warm resting place after a day trekking.
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