Annapurna Base camp Trek 12 days
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our tour/trekking leader will pick us up from the airport and make arrangement for the transfer to hotel. We can have a rest in the hotel and in the evening we will be joining for the welcome dinner where we will be tasting the authentic Nepalese food. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 950m–6 hrs journey.
The most well-known valley on the southern Himalayan slope is Pokhara. From the valley you can get the view of the magnification mountains like Annapurna, Fish Tail and the ranges. Three striking lakes—Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa—in its region hide the greatest of Himalayan charisma. Pokhara overnight stay.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m-5 hrs. approx.
We’ll drive from Pokhara to Nayapul early in the morning, then hike down the hill alongside a river to Birethanti, which is located at a height of 1,025m by the bank of the Modi River. Ascending to Syali bazaar, we shall follow the river.
Then we’ll venture down a sloping, zigzag trail that runs alongside the Modi River. We will climb to Jhinu danda for the night after a short ascent to another New Bridge with the name Nayapul. You can also have a hot springs dip here. In Jhinu Danda, spend the night.
Day 4: Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,839ft) to Bamboo (2,380m/7,808ft) approx. 7 hrs
Following breakfast, everyone will leave Jhinu Danda and head for Bamboo. The most of the walk today is steep and also has stone-paved stairs. Knee pain at the end of the day is more likely to arise from the hilly path. You will pass through a number of gorgeous villages, a bamboo forest, and random waterfalls as you walk.
You’ll pass two major settlements in the Annapurna region along the way: Sinuwa and Chhomrong. Chhomrong, the last permanent village along the full journey, is located at 2,170 meters. You may see the Gurungs’ simple way of life, regional culture, and welcoming nature here. Up until you reach Bamboo, the trail you’re traveling will be mostly lovely. Overnight at Bamboo.
Day 5: Trek from Bamboo (2,380m/7,808ft) to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) – 6 hours
You leave Bamboo after a full breakfast to start your stroll through a thick bamboo forest. Keep in mind that the Bamboo forest trail is always cold and damp. We highly suggest you to remain cautious since parts of the route may be slippery and steep.
As you reach Himalaya’s teahouse settlement, the trail progressively ascends and the tree lines get thinner. You will be able to see the continuously running glacier river below once you arrive at Himalaya. You’ll continue on your journey toward Hinku Cave from here. Once you pass Himalaya, the trail becomes comparatively more difficult. The path leading to Hinku Cave is significantly more barren and dry than the wet bamboo forest.
The trail eventually descends in the direction of the Modi Khola River bank. You go toward Deurali by crossing a short bridge over the river. As you go down the trail, you’ll see various types of vegetation, occasional waterfalls, and a number of settlements. From Bamboo, it will take you around six hours to trek to Deurali, where you will spend the night.
Day 6: Trek from Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft) – 5 hours
The ultimate best moment of this trek came this day. You will be trekking from Deurali to the Annapurna Base Camp on this day. You’ll begin your trek to the avalanche site early in the morning by trekking up the trail. You can see gorgeous mountains in the distance from the location.
From the avalanche site, you will steadily rise until you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You can enjoy a stunning view of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna as the valley widens at this point. You’ll spend some time at Machhapuchhre Base Camp before starting the hour-long trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
You will be surrounded by mountainous peaks including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, and Annapurna III as you arrive at the summit of this trek, Annapurna Base Camp. You can also catch a close-up view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Singu Chuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, and Tent Peak from this location. You can rest in the late afternoon while soaking in the magnificent sunset in the base of the Annapurna Mountains. Overnight at Annapurna Base camp.
Day 7: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft) – 6 hours
Right outside your teahouse, you’ll see the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas to start the day. You will leave the Annapurna Base Camp and head to Dovan after breakfast. The trail initially drops slowly in the direction of Machhapuchhre Base Camp before continuing towards the avalanche site. You’ll get to soak in the distant views of the mountains along the way, including Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Machhapuchhre.
You will continue to descend hill toward Deurali past the settlement of Bagar. The trail steeply falls from here to the bank of the Modi Khola River. After passing over the narrow bridge, you will begin the difficult climb into Hinku Cave and the Himalaya. From Himalaya, the trail becomes comparatively comfortable and lovely till you Dovan . Overnight at Dovan.
Day 8: Trek from Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft) to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft) – 5 hours
You will travel back from Dovan to Chhomrong on this day. The day will begin with a challenging downhill from the village into Bamboo. You’ll be traveling to Bamboo while going through a vast bamboo forest, where the trail is mainly wet and treacherous. From here, the trail gradually climbs up between oak and rhododendron trees in the direction of Khuldighar.
You will continue the slow ascent towards Sinuwa along the stone-paved stairs after you pass through the settlement of Khuldighar. The trail also descends from Sinuwa to the large suspension bridge across Chhomrong Khola. You will arrive at Chhomrong, where you will spend the night, after crossing the shaking suspension bridge.
Day 9: Trek from Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft) to Ghandruk (1,940m/6364ft) – 4 hours
You open the day with a nice walk from Chhomrong towards Taulung after breakfast. From Taulung to Kimrong Khola, the trail ascends gradually before lowering. Additionally, you’ll keep walking because the trail rapidly ascends a slope toward Kimrong Danda.
A distant view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna will warmly welcome you as you arrive at this little hill station. You’ll continue trekking for another hour or so over a pleasant trail after soaking in the spectacular mountain vista to get to the settlement of Ghandruk.
At an elevation of 1,940 meters, Ghandruk is one of the region’s most interesting features. The spectacular display of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna is presented in this well-known Gurung community. You can observe the Gurungs’ distinct culture, rural way of life, and traditional stone-roofed homes in the village. In order to learn more about the culture and history of the Gurung tribe, you will also visit the Old Gurung Museum. Overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 10 :Trek from Ghandruk (1,940m/6364ft) to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) and Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft) – 6 hours
Breakfast will be served early in the morning as you enjoy the stunning view of the mountains. You will then pack your backpacks and start walking in the path of Nayapul. On this day, the majority of the trail gradually dips and is passably comfortable to walk on.
You can initially descend the stone-paved stairway toward Kimche as you start the walk from Ghandruk. Then, as you make your way towards Birethanti along the Modi Khola River, you’ll pass by a number of little towns and stunning scenery. Once in Birethanti, go in the direction of Nayapul by crossing a massive steel bridge across the Modi Khola River. You will take by local jeep which will drop you at Pokhara. Overnight night at Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara (827m/2,713ft) to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft) – 6 hours
You will return from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. Along the trip, you’ll pass by a number of tiny towns, green hills, various landscapes, and terraced farms. You’ll also catch one last view of snow-covered mountains if the weather is clear. From Pokhara, it takes roughly six hours to travel to Kathmandu.
In the evening our official team and we all together will be joining for the farewell dinner together.
Day 12: Fly back home.
Today signifies the conclusion of our absolutely amazing trip in the Annapurna region, which included visits to the base camp of Annapurna and high Himalayas.
Three hours prior to our departure time, a representative of the company will meet you from your hotel and transfer you to the airport.