ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING

Tour Duration: 16 DAYS

The major highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghandruk are as below.

• Relatively short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
• Visit Ghandruk village and experience Gurung culture and lifestyle
• Hiking through rhododendron forest, river, mountain terraces, & villages
• Visit Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhere Base Camp
• Enjoy splendid views of Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna from Annapurna Base Camp
• Visit Natural Hot springs and dip in Jhinu Dada.
• Trekking in Annapurna Conservation Area
• Explore naturally beautiful Pokhara, famous as the Lake city

 

Mt. Annapurna is tenth highest peak in the world with its height of 8091m located in the western zone of Nepal. Annapurna region is protected regions and it is largest conservation area of Nepal. This area spans of 7,639sq km. Within its vicinity, lies one of the most popular trekking destinations of the world; The Annapurna Base Camp, popularly known as ABC Trek. This is located at the altitude of 4130m. There are three routes to ABC namely, Ghorepani-Poonhill, Ghadruk route and Dhampus – Chhomorong route.

The trekking begins from city of lakes, Pokhara. We usually follow the trail through the popular Gurung Village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most popular villages in Nepal for Homestay and Short trek. The trail consists of scenic beauty of waterfalls and rivers, dense and red forest of rhododendron following the narrow Modi khola valley. Moreover, dazzling beauty of Annapurna, Machapuchhre (Fishtail), and Himchuli attract us towards them in our walk. No technical difficulties make this trek feasible for hikers who have no trainings or any sort of experience in trekking. There are lodge set out in every checkpoints. We walk for around 4-6 hours and stop by at lodge and continue trekking next day until reaching the destination. This route is mostly recognized for the panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan Range.

The trek is comparatively short of 12-13 days depending upon your walking speed, however, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route offers an expedition to explore scenes of majestic mountains and be a part of overwhelmingly rich ethnic Gurung , Magar and Thakali culture and traditions.

Day 1:      Kathmandu arrival Transfer to Hotel
Day 2:      Kathmandu-Fly Pokhara (827m.) 25 minutes Flight/7-8 hours’ drive
Day 3:      Pokhara –Landruk 1640m. 6-7 hours walking
Day 4:      Landruk 1640m. – Chhomrong 2170m. 5-6 hours walking
Day 5:      Chhomrong 2170m.- Doban 2600m. 5-6 hours walking
Day 6:      Doban 2600m. –Deurali 3200m. 3-4 hours walking
Day 7:      Deurali 3200m.-Annapurna Base Camp 4130m. 5 hours walking
Day 8:      Annapurna Base Camp 4130m. – Doban 2600m. 5-6 hours walking
Day 9:      Doban 2600m. -– Chhomrong 2170m. 5 hours walking
Day 10:      Chhomrong 2170m.-Tadapani 2630m. 6 hours walking
Day 11:      Tadapani 2630m. –Ghorepani 2860m. 6 hours walking
Day 12:      Ghorepani 2860m.-Hille 1430m. 5-6 hours walking
Day 13:       Hille 1430m.- Drive to Pokhara 827m. 3hrs driving
Day 14:      Pokhara (827m.) to Kathmandu 25 minutes Flight /7-8 hours drive
Day 15:      Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Farewell Dinner)
Day 16:       Departure to Airport
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Group Size: 2 to 12 persons
Max-Altitude: 4130 m
Duration: 16 Days
Walking Days: 13 Days
Activity: Trekking and adventure.
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