After our breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Nayapul which take about an hour. Our first day of Annapurna base camp trek is a bit easier hike through the bank of Modi Khola river, and the beautiful sight of lowland rice fields. Over night at tea-house.
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps), a difficult part for most of the trekkers. During our 6 hrs hike we will experience the majestic views, rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, flora and fauna and many more. Overnight at tea-house.
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest to a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive known as Chomrong. Our route from Tadapani to Chomrong route passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola with descent and steep along the way to Chomrong below the towering peaks Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). Overnight at tea-house.
Descending from Chomrong we reach Chomrong Khola and we climbing again to Khuldighar (2380 meters / 7808 feet) and to Dovan. Overnight at tea-house.
Gradual ascending through the river bank of Modi Khola we reach base camp of Machhapcuhre which also known as Mt. Fishtail. Overnight at tea-house.
The trail continues gradual ascending Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. Overnight at Tea-house.
Wake up early morning, explore the hidden valley then trek back to Bamboo (2345 meters), after breakfast you will be walking all the way down hill to Bamboo. 6 hours. Overnight at Tea-house.
Trek to Jhinu (hot spring) (1780meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Tea-house.
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. You will have free time to relax, get message and enjoy your evening in lake side. Overnight at hotel.
Spend some hours in Pokhara and late morning flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Free time is for shopping and other individual sightseeing in alleys of Kathmandu, specifically Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550feet.) trek is a moderate nature trek that starts at Nayapul, a short drive of 2 hours from Pokhara. The trail takes you through forests and fascinating traditional villages of the Nepal’s indigenous communities of Gurung and Magar who will greet you very warmly(if you cared to stop for a conversation). The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn magic of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayans from Ghorepani (Poon Hill,3210m.), that is absolutely magnificent. The hike continues through jaw-dropping blossoming dense rhododendron forest and Bamboo with unparalleled snowy peaks scenery in the background to Tadapani. After reaching to Chhomrong Gurung village, we follow the breathtaking Modi Khola gorge and passes through stands of rhododendron and bamboo. By the time you reach the large rock over hanging, known as Hinku Cave, you will have noticed that the vegetation has thinned and the gorge narrowed to be only a few hundred meters wide. Steep snow-clad ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhre on the right from the sanctuary. We get to Annapurna base camp hardly.
The Ghorepani (Poonhill 3210m), Ghandruk village, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) view point and Jhinu (Natural hot spring) are major attraction point of this trek. The Annapurna Region is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and famous virgin Fishtail(Machhapuchhre) mountain. The Annapurna base camp trek will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. The imaging trip can be done anytime of the year.
This is a classic trek which allows access to the high mountains of the Himalaya within a reasonable time-frame and with a maximum altitude of 4000m. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges.