The brilliant Annapurna base camp trek is popular to experience the difference during the foothill excursion in the Annapurna Himalayas. This is also renowned as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, which is 4130 meters of its highest elevation. The moderate trek offers the magnificent Himalayas, evergreen forests, superb stone step trail and the picturesque ethnic valleys that are scattered.
Is it slog to plan the journey to Annapurna base camp? Of course not. Just you need to have a determination to walk through the villages and steady climb up to the bowl shaped base camp. Comfortable lodge based accommodations are available. Kick off from Nayapul, the trek proceeds enjoying the echoing sound of the cascading waterfalls on Bhurungdi Khola. Passing Tikhedhunga and steep climb to Ulleri, journey through the rhododendron forest leads you to Ghorepani. Poon Hill is just a step up of Gorepani, which is the best viewpoint of enchanting mountains as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and others. From Tadapani, the trail descends to Chhomrung and the sweat dripping climb begins. Low land villages are bustling but the high land are less populated on the Annapurna base camp trekking trail. The sublime experience surpasses your imagination once you witness the magnificent Annapurna range encircling the base camp at 4130 meters. Enjoy the meditation at this point, which gives you a lifetime experience during the Annapurna base camp trekking. While descending, a natural hot spring bath at Jhinu sets your muscles and soothes the tiredness.
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Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
Optional program:- early morning you can take mountain flight to see mt.Everest and other hundreds of nice peak.
From Kathmandu, we drive to the tourist town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna region peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach to Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, the gateway of Ghorepani trekking and begin the trek through the terrace hillside trail. A stream flows beside the trail. In autumn, the scene of the rice fields can be seen astounding. We pass Hile and ascend to Tikhedhunga. As it is the first day of the trek, we take a rest here. Overnight at lodge.
The second day of the trek, we reach to Ghorepani. The trail is mixed. At the beginning, we ascend through the steep up trail for a couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. While ascending, we meet many trekkers both ascending and descending. The route we use is clockwise and some do anti-clockwise trek. Then we reach a Magar village at Ulleri. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest. We reach to Nangethanti for the lunch. Gradually, we walk to Ghorepani and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to the Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest. The hiking trail is fine that has been made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is a famous/best viewpoint of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and the surrounding peaks. You can take an abundant snaps and hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek to Tadapani through up and down a zigzag trail. Overnight at lodge.
Through the rhododendron forest, we continue descending to the Modi Khola via Gurjung village. Crossing the stream, we walk up to the typical Gurung village- Chhomrong. The second half trail is relatively easy. The fabulous Annapurna South and Fishtail peak at the backdrop expose their beautiful youth. Enjoy the Gurung hospitality and with the breathtaking view of Mt. Fishtail, we leave Chhomrong. We trek down to the Chhomrung stream passing some lodges. Crossing the stream we gradually climb up and reach Sinuwa. Overnight at lodge.
After the breakfast, continuing our excursion, we head to Khuldi Ghar, entering into the Modi Khola valley. Then we walk through the bamboo forest and reach the Bamboo village, which are fewer habitats. The tiny villages start to appear as we walk higher and higher. we direct our trek through the rhododendron forest and reach to Dovan. Passing the Himalayan Hotel, we ascend to explore the Hinku cave. The trail is isolated and the scenery of biological diversity astound us. As we are heading through the high altitude, the symptoms of dizziness can be felt. Then we continue climbing to Deurali, enjoying the magnificent Fishtail. Overnight at lodge.
We proceed to the Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) base camp. It is virgin and sacred mountain. Annapurna base camp is also known as Annapurna sanctuary. It is in the shape of natural amphitheatre, surrounded by the white mountains. Annapurna region peaks as Annapurna I, II, Fishtail, Gangapurna and others can be seen. Mostly, this part remains snow covered. Overnight at lodge at Annapurna base camp.
Early morning sunrise view from the Annapurna base camp is outstanding. Exploring the white peaks, we take breakfast and begin to descend through the same trail via Machhapuchhre base camp. Passing Deurali, we climb down to Dovan, beautifully resided by the River. Overnight at lodge.
After the breakfast, we trek through the steep trail from Bamboo. Reaching Khuldi Ghar, we trek down further to the Gurung village of Chhomrong. Climbing down to Jhinu Danda, we hike down for about 20 minutes to enjoy the natural hot spring . It is taken as a natural cure of various skin diseases. Then back to Jhinu Danda. Overnight at lodge.
We begin to trek down from the Jhinu Danda, approaching to Naya Pul. It is a walk through the wide trail for about 6 hours via Syauli Bazaar. From Nayapul, it takes an hour to drive Pokhara. Overnight at lodge.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, its half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Optional program: If you are going for the jungle safari and village tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.