Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna in the Annapurna mountain sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, 8091 m above sea level, is the first 8000-meter mountain that saw humans on the top. The mountain was summited in 1950.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek: A Walking Adventure to the Mountain Sanctuary
Trekking to the base camp of Annapurna mountain is certainly a glorious thing to do. While the Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular destination in itself, the journey that takes us there is also incredibly wonderful. Starting the journey in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, it goes via the heavenly like places before it reaches the Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking through cultural villages, natural forests, alongside beautiful mountain stream is certainly a delightful experience.
This astonishingly magnificent trekking leaves you in awe of the astounding beauty of the region and the Himalaya. Join into a trek to the famous, beautiful adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Trek and see how marvelous nature and mountains are.
Group Size: 15 People Max People
Max Altitude: 4130 m
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: All Major Meals on the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu
Accommodation: Tourist Class hotel in Kathmandu, tea house on the trek
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach an eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from close up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine. Have an option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.
Today is the first day of our trek which starts after a one and half hours’ drive. Starting from the place called Nayapul, the trek goes alongside the Modi Khola, a Himalayan river flowing down from the Annapurna, to Birethanti and to Hile and finally to Tikhedhunga. We spend approximately five hours including the lunch time before we reach Tikhedhunga where we will stay overnight today in a simple tea house.
The second day of trek, we trek to Ghorepani today after breakfast. It is an uphill walk all the way through and the trek passes through beautiful Himalayan foothills settings of villages and rhododendron forest. As we walk up on the well-trodden mountain trails, it brings some of the incredible things in our view including the majestic Himalayas. Once we reach to Ghorepani at the elevation of 2875 meters above sea level, we will be stunned by the real close up view of the Himalayan peaks. If we reach there for the sunset time, it will be one rewarding sunset experience.
It is going to be a very early morning today as we are hiking up to Poon Hill at the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalaya. Given the good weather condition, the one hour hike up early in the morning will be rewarded by a heavenly view of the mountains and sunrise that makes us feel exalted. After sunrise we hike down to Ghorepani tea house to have our breakfast and start the trek to Tadapani. After an approximately five hours trek, we reach another spectacular place, Tadapani, and stay overnight in a tea house there.
The beginning of the trek today is all downhill followed by an uphill walk so the beautiful breakfast we devoured at the tea house in Tadapani is turned to energy much quicker and already used. After an effort of walking up and down the hill for about five hours, we come to the beautiful village of Chhomrong. We stay here tonight.
Another approximately five hours of trek takes us to Dovan today from Chhomrong via Sinua. It is also a day of mountain trekking thrill like others on the way to famous Annapurna Base Camp and we are marching ahead closer to the base camp of the famous Mt. Annapurna.
The walk from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp abbreviated famously for MBC is an incredible one with spectacular views. The day will be of about six hours of walking through the rugged mountain trail.
Today is another early morning start to hike to the Annapurna base camp which is the culmination of this trip. Reach to the base camp of Annapurna after a cool early morning walk to enjoy the majestic sunrise and spectacular view of the mountains. Trek back to Macchapuchhre Base Camp to enjoy the beautiful mountain breakfast after the refreshing morning walk. Trek down to Dovan after breakfast.
Start the trek of the day to Jhinu after breakfast. The trek down for about seven hours to find a natural hot spring where you can wash away the tiredness caused by the several days of walking up and down the mountain.
Today, as the last day of the trek, is a little shorter walk compared to the other days. After walking for about four hours, we take a jeep ride back to Nayapul and another one and half hours’ drive back to Pokhara. Check into the hotel and take some stroll around lakeside after you freshen up.
A free day in Pokhara to do some sightseeing, boating or some adventure sports like paragliding, zip flying, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping etc. The day’s activities would be at an extra cost. We will be happy to organize those extra activities for you, should you choose to do any. Or simply take your leisurely time on your own to get some massage, strolling around lakeside, shopping etc.
Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.
You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.
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