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Annapurna Base camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

By Outfitter Himalaya HolidaysPublished 3 months ago 8 min read
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The Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base Camp is a world-renowned trek into the lap of the Annapurna Himalayas where you will be greeted by unforgettable views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trekking begins from lush lowlands and continues up to a high-elevation amphitheater at the foot of Annapurna. You will have thrilling views of Annapurna I, the first peak above 8000 m to have been climbed.

The trek lies in the Annapurna Conservation project area and is one of the most popular trails among many trekking trails in the Annapurna region. The trekking passes through many villages of different ethnic communities having different cultures and lifestyles with terraced fields to forests of rhododendron and bamboo with a wide range of floras & faunas and eventually the alpine heights. It provides non-stop natural diversity with lovely mountain views and landscapes. The sub-tropical forests come alive with an immense variety of bird life, waterfalls thunder down from cliff sides and monkeys chatter from the tree-tops.

Our Annapurna base camp trek starts with a day sightseeing tour of the Historical heritages sites in Kathmandu and a scenic drive from to Pokhara (you have the option of taking 30 minutes flight to Pokhara instead of a drive as well) the charming lakeside town with scenic views of the Himalaya and the lake. After staying overnight at Pokhara, you will take an hour and a half drive to Nayapul – the trek starting place and trek continue to the Base Camp by staying overnights at Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan & Deurali.

The Kathmandu Day Tour includes visit to Swoyambunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

You will visit Poon Hill with breathtaking panoramas of the peaks in this trekking holiday and once we explore the Base camp and the Annapurna Glacier then we retrace and will have overnight at Jhinu Dada where you can enjoy the Natural hot spring.

We have designed a 14-day itinerary for the base camp trek and we frequently organize departure to this trek, see your selected dates for the trek and confirm your spaces, or if any of the dates are not suitable for you- no worries, we organize private departure for any day that is suitable for you and These types of departures are suitable for couples, families, charity and small groups of friends who like it cozy & natty.

Itinerary detail:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel

You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel; your evening is free.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide, we will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to the hotel, you will have some time to shop your trekking equipment.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and a half hours, then we start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this part of trekking is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

We start our trekking after having breakfast at the guest house and we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Our trail now gets quite easygoing as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp.

Day 06: Hike to Poonhill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani

Today, We hike to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise views over 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 mountains in the morning; Poonhill has always been a symbol of beauty for the Annapurna region; we then hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at our lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650m.), Most of the trail we trek is through blooming rhododendron forest; the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong

We start our trekking after having breakfast at the lodge and we will enjoy our hike by descending gently through rhododendron, oak, and other kinds of dense forests. We hear the chirping of different kinds of birds on the way to Kimrung Khola. We then straightaway ascend steeply and walk at a flat level for 45 minutes with gentle steep paths in-between and flat to Chomrong which is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is a village that is situated at the base of the Himalchuli.

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to the Himalayas

We start our trek after taking a hot breakfast at the lodge; the trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and a half hours and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan and Himalaya.

Day 09: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp

We start our trek after having breakfast at the lodge, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek, we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will 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 meadows and after some distance, our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp at (4170m.), congratulation that you now have reached the Annapurna Base Camp, the destination of our holiday.

Day 10: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan

After having breakfast at the guest house, we will visit the Base camp and surrounding views, the Views of the Himalayas from the base camp are amazing, then we will start our trekking back to the Dovan, Which takes about six hours, it’s much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problems going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.

Day 11: Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda

After having breakfast at the lodge, We start our trekking, the path is a descent to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks, and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up for an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descending to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steep down to Jhinudanda. We enter our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm natural hot waters.

Day 12: Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our trekking the first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Birethati, we will stop at Birethati for lunch and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul, there will be our car/van waiting for us to take us back to the civilization, Pokhara the city of lakes and natural wonders.

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We take a tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we can see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces, and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your departure

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loved home.

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Outfitter Himalaya Holidays

We focus on guided travel and our best seller packages are Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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