Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp TrekAnnapurna lies the 10th highest peak in the world standing massif at 8091 meter. It was the first 8000 meter peak ever summitted, in June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog. Annapurna region is a paradise for people who enjoy the flora and fauna as animals and birds are in abundance in this region. 440 species of birds and animals like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard live in this area.

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) trek takes you in the lap of this beautiful, majestic and magnificent mountain, Annapurna I (8,091m). The journey to this awe-inspiring scene starts with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From here we start the ascend traversing the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, terraced farm lands, passing Gurung and Thakali villages such as Ulleri and Ghorepani and along the way getting Nepal's magical and majestic vistas with a spectacular panoramic sunrise over the Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill (3,910m). As we climb further into the alpine and more rugged area with glaciers the majestic mountains seems to be within touching distance. Upon reaching the Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Base Camp (3,700m) we will have only few hours uphill hike the next day to reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,030m). Early morning the sunrays heating the top of Annapurna I as it gradually illuminate turning the white top of the mountain into orange color is a memory that will last you a life time.

We start heading back to Chhomrong via Doban and from here take another route via the village of Landrung to reach Phedi and take a vehicle back to Pokhara.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive / Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,577m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m)
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2,590m)
Day 07: Trek to Chommorong (2,340m)
Day 08: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,840m)
Day 09: Trek to Machapucchre Base Camp (3,700m)
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Day 11: Trek to Doban
Day 12: Trek to Chommorong
Day 13: Trek to Landrung (1,565m)
Day 14: Trek to Phedi via Dhampus & Drive to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Half Day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 17: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Trek Period: 10 Night / 11 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
In Pokhara: 02 Nights
Trek Type: Strenuous
Highest Altitude: 4,130m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Nayapul
Trek End Point: Phedi
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Annapurna National Park (1,148 sq. Kms)
Mountains: Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri etc.
Base Camp: Machhapuchhare Base Camp & Annapurna Base Camp
Rivers: Modi Khola, Burgundi Khola Kimrong etc.
Tribes: Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek