Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the best trekking routes of Nepal. It is also regarded as the classic route which leads us towards the high lands of Annapurna region. The route through the mountain will offers us great view of high summit of the region like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and many more soaring white snow capped mountains. The path to the high lands goes through the terraced lands, forest of rhododendron and some of the beautiful traditional villages. The trekking to these lands is generally in high altitude which may create problem in some fellow trekkers. So, we need to be careful by acclimatizing ourselves while trekking at this region. Generally, the season of October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May is considered as the best season to trek in these high lands. But according to the wish of the trekkers, A Nepal Trek will arrange the trekking at these high lands throughout the year with the provision of better guides.
Annapurna base camp trekking commence with a spectacular drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive may further continue to Nayapul. But after Nayapul, we must have to trek enjoying the beautiful trekking route. The trekking route will follow the path to Ghorepani, Poon hill, Tadapani, Sinuwa, Deurali and finally to the base camp of Annapurna mountain. The trek will be undoubtedly spectacular and enchanting as it goes from low land to high lands viewing some panoramic view of great ranges of mountains all around our eyes.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early morning, the trekking will starts with a drive over to Pokhara. The route goes for about 7 to 8 hours on bus. We will certainly enjoy the panoramic view of the roadside houses and forest. The night will be fascinating at Pokhara viewing some spectacular places around the valley. The night will be at one of the best hotel at Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul (drive) and to Tikhedhunga (trek)
At Pokhara, we will rise early in the morning to view the best view of rays of sun piercing the white snows on Machhapuchhre Mountain and other similar mountains of same region. After enjoying that eye-catching view, we will take a short drive to Nayapul. And after then, we will trek further to Tikhedhunga for about 3 hours.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
From Tikhedhunga, we move towards the steep hills to Ulleri. Ulleri is one of the beautiful Magars villages of Nepal. Then the trail will move following the forest of Pine and oak along with some rhododendrons. After passing through several villages, we will be finally at Ghorepani at 2840m. The night will be exciting at Ghorepani after a walk of 5 hours.
Day 05: Hike up to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani
Early morning, with the energy of hot and refreshing breakfast, we will take a short hike to Poon hill from where we can get the spectacular and unobstructed view of mountain ranges. After spending some glorious moments at the Poon hill, we will return back to Ghorepani and will trek towards the Tadapani. The route to Tadapani will follows the forests of rhododendron and pine to the elevation of 2610m. the night will be resting at Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong
From Tadapani, the trekking route goes towards the down of the hill through the forest of rhododendron. The path passes through the villages of Gurung people. The trail goes easy and smoothly to Chomrong at 2140m.
Day 07: Chomrong to Dovan
The trail drops down to the river of Chomrong and will again goes steeply to Khuldighar at 2380m. Then the trek follows the down path from the forest keeping away the west side of the river. The night will be at one of the better guest houses of Dovan.
Day 08: Trek to Deurali
From Dovan, only a trek of about 4 to 4.5 hours will be enough to reach to Deurali, but is very risky as snow avalanches and attitude is becoming nerve for many trekkers. The trail stars following the forest of bamboo and rhododendron to the Hinko cave. The continue trail will leads us at Deurali at 3200m. The night will be at Deurali.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp
From derail, we will trek towards the Annapurna base camp following the mountain surrounded area where once there used to be a base camp of Machhapuchhre Mountain. We need to continue the trail without stooping to Annapurna base camp. The phenomenon may go for about 5 to 6 hours long. The night will be spectacular at tented camp.
Day 10: Return from Base camp to bamboo
We will wake up early in the morning to view the morning view of Annapurna Mountain though our naked eyes. The view will be simply spectacular. The trail will then goes towards the downhill to the height of 2345m with a fall of about 1700m to the bank of Modi khola and to bamboo. We may get the opportunity of spending the night at one of the tea houses/ resorts available there. The night will be remarkable.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu
From bamboo, we will start our trek earlier by following the way to Chommrong. We won’t stop ourselves there and will continue passing the Khuldighar. We need to continue our trail towards the forest of rhododendron and bamboo to reach ultimately to Jhinu Khola where we may enjoy the hot spring water to relax ourselves. The night will be at Jhinu at nearest hotel.
Day 12: Jhinu to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara
From Jhinu, after enjoying the life time remembering experience of hot natural spring water bath, we will motivate ourselves further to Nayapool. The reach of Nayapool will be fine for our lunch time. We will have our lunch at Nayapool and will take the short drive to Pokhara. The night will be at Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu.
Day 13: Farewell
Finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure. We wish for your better journey ahead.