Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done in about 8 to 14 days (depend on your walking pace). The Annapurna Base Camp trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountain top. The mountain reaches 8091 meters above sea level, and the base camp’s altitude is 4130 meters above sea level.
The trek is not easy, and the adjustment to high altitudes may be difficult, and altitude sickness is very common. On the other hand, anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness can walk the trek.
While on trek you will reach two popular base camps these are Machhapuchare base camp and Annapurna Base camp. Annapurna base camp trekking trail give you beautiful views of Himalaya range including Machapuchare known as fishtail mountain, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Peak, Gangapurna.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Extreme Adventure representative will collect you from the airport. It’s a free day. Later in the evening, there will be a group briefing and welcome group dinner.
Free day and preparationThe trekking guide or experience staff will first do a gear check at your hotel and organize renting any equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Heritage sites in Kathmandu (Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Pahupatinath and Boudha Stupa).
Drive to Pokhara and Trek to Ulleri
We will drive early in the morning to Pokhara by private vehicle and trek at Birethanti, which is large village with many shops and tea houses. Start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours, we will reach the place Ulleri, a large Magar village, where we will spend a night.
Ulleri to GhorepaniWe will start our next day trek. We will be enjoiyng the breathtaking views of Machapuchare mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli peak (6441m), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Following the quite easy trail we will also pass the forest area where we can observe rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani.
Visit Poon Hill and to Tadapani
Early morning we will hike to Poon Hill (3232m) which offers the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. Hike down to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek to Tadapani. We can enjoy a trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees.
Tadapani - ChomrongThe trails offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. The village of Chhomrong lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli.
Chhomrong - Himalayan Hotel
Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, 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.
Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchre Base Camp
The trek remains on the west bank of Modi, now following through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral Morain of the South Annapurna glacier.
Annapurna Base Camp - Hinku Cave
The trial passes through Machhapuchare base camp and all the way down hill to Hinku cave.This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains.The spectacular Mountain View can be see from this trial
Hinku cave – Chomrong
The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across 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.
Chomrong – GhandrunkThe trail through flatland, forests and terraced fields; a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter 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 excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. Rest of time free and leisure.
Pokhara – Kathmandu
Early morning, transfer to Kathmandu by Private car or tourist bus(takes about 6 hours), uplon arrival check in at hotel, rest of time free and leisure.
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The accommodation in Kathmandu as well as extra activities like city tour, rafting, paragliding, jungle safari, mountain flight is not included in the above package. The company will provide you the above information according to the visitor’s choice and interest.
Accommodation in Kathmandu:
As mentioned in the note, hotel accommodation is not included in the package. Therefore, if you need accommodation in Kathmandu, we will provide you with hotels of different categories (1 star to 5 stars) as per your choice.