Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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This fantastic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, takes you to the base of Mt. Annapurna (8091m) which is ranked 10th highest peak in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most fascinating treks on earth. There are fewer treks that combine so many different sceneries and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 meter high peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Like any other treks in the region, Annapurna Base Camp trek also begins from Pokhara, generally known as the "City of Lakes" and city of natural beauty. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp goes through pouring waterfalls, charming villages, terraced rice fields, lush rhododendron forests, and wonderful mountain panoramas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna Himalaya. Our 12 days carefully designed Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is intended for those trekkers who would like to trek to the base camp of Annapurna with relaxing time and enough time to get acclimated to avoid getting Acute Mountain Sickens. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 14 days to get to your dream destination depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary offered here is of 12 days package, starting from Nayapul, a one and half hours drive from Pokhara, and going up till Ghorepani to the north and the well-known viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Ghorepani you go eastwards to Chumrung and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up till the Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp at the elevation of 3700 meters from seas level.

Many other trekkers just trek the circuit Nayaul – Ghorepani – Ghandruk – Nayapul or either Continue through Landruk – Tolka – Australian Camp or Dhampus then end the trek at Phedi, This Trek is called Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well. From Annapurna Base Camp you can return via Jhinu Danda, and give your tired body a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs for natural hot spa. Upon your return it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk depending on your tour plan as well.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m). meet and greet at airport. Transfer to Radisson Hotel

Day 02: Get permits, preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1525m), 3 hours easy walk.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepaani (2800m), 6-7 hours walk

Day 06: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni (2570m), 5-6 hours walk.

Day 07: Trek to Chhumrung (2170m), 4-5 hours walk.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m), 5 hours walk.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m), 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 10: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp)/4130m, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 11: Trek down to Dovan/Bamboo (2310m), 6-7 hours walk.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu (17800m), 6-7 hours walk.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure to home country.

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