Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers Ghorepani Poonhill Trek as well. In springtime, the forest around this area is covered with blooming rhododendron. Poonhill offers fabulous views of the mountains in the Annapurna range, preparing you for the extreme beauty of the destination. Features of the trek include panoramic perspectives of mountain ranges and peaks, captivating sunrise and sunsets, terraced farmlands, adequate time to villages of various ethnic groups, and sufficient time to immerse yourself in the Himalayan lifestyle plus the warm hospitality of the local people.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport, the Outdoor Himalayan treks representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. After refreshment, if time permits, you can visit Kathmandu Durbar Square or Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Meet with your guide and make a discussion about your plans and receive the documents. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Your trekking guide will receive you from your hotel in Kathmandu at 6:30 AM and take you to the Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath. At 7:00 AM the bus will leave for Pokhara, exiting the valley of Kathmandu at Thankot and then descending through the winding highway. During the fascinating drive, you will be allowed to make two shortstops for tea and breakfast at some convenient locations. After arriving in Pokhara at around 2:00 PM, you check-in at your hotel, freshen up and have lunch. Walking along the Lakeside would be a good idea for the evening. You are advised to get some good sleep to begin trekking the next day.
Day 3: Pokhara – Hile (1430 m) by Jeep – Hike to Ulleri (1960 m)
A private vehicle, leaving at 8 AM will transfer you to Hile (1430 m), the starting point of this Annapurna trek. After this 3-hours drive. Then you will go uphill to arrive at Ulleri (1,960 m) which takes about 1H 30 Mins from where you can see Annapurna South, Machhapucchre, and Himchuli peaks, where you will spend the night at a local teahouse.
Day 4: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2875m)
After breakfast, you begin ascending the terraced path all the way to Banthanti, from where the path routes through a thick forest. After having walked for about 5-6 hours, you will reach Ghorepani (2875 m), known to be a major settlement of Pun ethnic people. If the weather is fine, you will be able to a greater part of the Annapurna Range from your room and the setting sun paints the scenery leaving an artistic effect on the horizon.
Day 5: Ghorepani – Poonhill (3210m) – Tadapani (2630m)
You need to wake up by 5 AM and take a short walk to Poonhill (3210 m) if you do not want to miss the view of a captivating sunrise. Take photographs at will and return back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. Resume trekking and after 5-6 hours, arrive at Tadapani (2660 m), your stopover for the day.
Day 6: Tadapani – Sinuwa (2360m)
Your next segment, Tadapani to Sinuwa (2630 m-2360 m) will take about 6-7 hours, the first 2 hours being a downhill trek. After you cross a bridge, you will pass a Gurung village and stop at Chhomrung for lunch. Later, you will walk to Sinuwa and spend the night in a local teahouse.
Day 7: Sinuwa – Deurali (3230m)
The total duration of today’s trek will be nearly 7-8 hours and is a bit tougher. The trail goes mostly through forests and on the way passes Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya Hotel. The final portion of the trek involves some steep uphill climbs as you head to Deurali (3,230 m), where you will stop for the night.
Day 8: Deurali – Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m) – Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Today you will trek for about 6 hours, the first stopover being Machhapuchre Base Camp where you will stop for lunch and acclimatization for a few hours. In the afternoon you will walk up to Annapurna Base Camp, see the beautiful sunset and take a walk in the vicinity. You can also explore the nearby glacier.
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2310m)
In the morning enjoy the sunrise view over high mountains just in front of such as Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, etc, have breakfast at the lodge then trek down to Bamboo (2460 m) you will have to walk for about 6-7 hours.
Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda with Natural Hot Springs (1780m)
From Bamboo, a 5-hour walk will take you to Hot Spring (1780 m) and on your way, you will cross the Chhomrung Village, have lunch and walk down to Modi river. A bath in the natural hot water spring will help you release your fatigue and feel relaxed.
Day 11: Jhinu Danda – Sewei walk – Drive to Pokhara
Start walking to Sewai (3 H 30 Mins), take the local ride to Pokhara (3 Hours), check in to the hotel in Lakeside. Get refresh then easy walk around Lakeside in the evening.
Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu – Farewell Dinner in the Evening
The standard scheme is to provide you with a tourist coach to Kathmandu. However, if you wish to spend some extra days by yourself in Pokhara, the return ticket can be issued for your desired date. Join farewell dinner offered by Outdoor Himalayan Treks at an authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the live cultural show. Back to the hotel, overnight.
Day 13: Departure Day
Airport transfer will be provided at your required time, but if you intend to extend your stay in Kathmandu we will arrange the airport transfer on your required day.
Specification: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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