|: Moderate to Difficult
|: 11 Nights/12 Days
|: 4130 meters
|: Trekking & Hiking
|: Lodge Trekking
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate nature trek that commences at Phedi, a short 45-minute drive from Pokhara. This enchanting journey leads you to the foot of Mt. Annapurna, standing at 4130m, one of the most breathtaking peaks globally. The trail winds through captivating traditional villages inhabited by Nepal’s ethnic communities, including the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali, known for their warm hospitality.
As you trek through dense rhododendron forests with towering snowy peaks in the backdrop, the experience becomes truly mesmerizing. The return journey adds to the fascination, winding around different points towards Ghorepani. Here, witness the spectacular views of an early morning sunrise, where a red halo bathes the snow-covered peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries encountered throughout this trek enhance the Himalayan landscape, creating an unforgettable experience that defines the beauty of nature in ways that can never be unseen.
Drive to Phedi. From there onward starts your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you mount uphill, you will relax in the finery of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside cafes and at last your trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes your trip of the day. For the night at Tea House.
Your trail narrows as it skirts round a crease snout. On going further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find yourself towering up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. Carrying with your trekking for four hours until you reach a picturesque Gurung area of Landrung. Stunning views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli inspire more zest and enthusiasm into your adventure spirit. Overnight at Tea House.
From Landrung, you walk along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a village, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the peacefulness of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu, where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and compelling view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food. Overnight at Tea House.
Passing Chomrong Khola, you maintain trekking along steep stone steps. On your tracks, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day. Overnight at Tea House.
You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for approaching trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations. Overnight at Tea House.
Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp. You ascend and descend as your route opens up new tracks. On climbing steeply for a while, you reach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge field enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deorali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food. Overnight at Tea House.
On hiking the Annapurna route for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Tea House.
As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the surrounding area of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course of the downward track across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across the Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong which provide accommodation and food. Overnight at Tea House.
From Cameroon, we take a different route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers outstanding views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. It accommodates several hotels and teahouses. Camping in its terraced fields can be very exciting and adventurous. Overnight at Tea House.
Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we stride along the zigzag path on a steep slope. As you ascend steeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is a perfect vantage point to glance heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti. Overnight at Tea House.
From Banthanti, you continue further along sharp trails. Nature spreads striking sight of magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks, green vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a settlement and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses, lodges provide food and accommodation to travelers. Overnight at Tea House.
After savoring the thrilling sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and walk ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your tracks of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps]] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. Overnight at Tea House.
• Pokhara to Dhampus (Trek starting point by private car).
• 11 days Tea House trek to Annapurna Base Camp, as specified in the above itinerary on full board basis (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
• Sherpa guide and Sherpa porters for the Trek portion.
• All the surface transfers in the above itinerary with private vehicle.
• Equipments, clothing’s for porter.
• Prevailing government taxes, ACAP fee, Tims card fee.
• Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.
• Expenses on alcoholic /non-alcoholic beverage. Camera fees, telephone & laundry bills.
• Any kind of insurances and any extra cost arise during the trip due to the natural calamities.
• Political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the reach of Venture Travel.
• Any other services which are not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.
• Hotel to airport transfer in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
• Kodari to Kathmandu, transfer by private vehicle.
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