Annapurna Base camp ( ABC) trekking is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. There are many different ethnic groups along the trail, but the predominant people in this area are the Gurungs. Together with the Magar and Chetrie people, the Gurungs are famous as soldiers in the British Army, better known as Gurkhas.
Along the trail the views of Machapuchare and the Annapurnas are magnificent. The various trails from which we can choose lead us towards such Himalayan giants as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Machapuchare (6993m). Climbing higher, the winding trail passes through magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron that line the southern foothills of the Himalaya. The terrain varies from sub-tropical valleys with banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges clad in thick rhododendron forest. In January and February these may well be covered in snow, while during March and April they will be a blaze of red rhododendron flowers.
Very famous view point from Poon Hill fantastic sunrise and 360 deg view of all the Annapurna Range including Annapurna South (7272m) Annapurna I (8091m) with imposing views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m). After Dovan walking through alpine meadow and breath taking views of mountains. Once arrived at Annapurna Base Camp, we will be surrounded by snowcapped mountain sanctuary.The altitudes of this trek between about 915m at Pokhara to approx.4200m at Annapurna, going up and down will test the best pair of knees. The secret is, take it slowly.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport,you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 - Fly to Pokhara 25 minutes then drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1hr. trek to Hile(1445m) - 3 hrs.we begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. from there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille.overnight gesthouse.
Day 03 - Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5/6 hrs We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m.The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04 - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,610m) Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 05 - Trek to Chommrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 06 - Trek to Dovan (2,500m) - 5 hrs Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar 2,380m. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 07 - Trek to Deurali (3,200m) - 4 hrs. It's a short walking day today because of altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 08 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) - 5 hrs Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which is really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 09 - Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m. to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 10 - Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 11 - Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4/5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1hr From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 12 - Drive back to Kathmandu 6 /7 hrs with tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd. will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
01. Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
02. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotels with breakfast
03. Accommodation guesthouse during the trek
04. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking.
05.welcome or farwell dinner in Kathmandu
06. Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage
07. Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porters
08. All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
09. TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
10. All additional government tax
13. Kathmandu / Pokhara flight /Pokhara/ Nayapul Pokhara transportation.
Cost does not include:
01. Nepal entry visa fee
02. International air fare.
03. Travelers insurance
04. Lunch and dinner Kathmandu/Pokhara.
05. Bar bills,all kind of drinks and other personal expenses laundry)
06.Tips to guide and porters
07. hot and cold drings
08.Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and Pokhara
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