• Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days


With mountain ranges over 8000 meters and with lowlands and foothills full of ethnic inhabitants, the Annapurna region is the most visited trekking destinations of Nepal. From the deepest gorge in the world to the sacred Fishtail Mountain, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek exposes all of the jewels of the Annapurna region


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Description

With mountain ranges over 8000 meters and with lowlands and foothills full of ethnic inhabitants, the Annapurna region is the most visited trekking destinations of Nepal. From the deepest gorge in the world to the sacred Fishtail Mountain, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek exposes all of the jewels of the Annapurna region

 


About this activity

Duration 9 days
Maximum altitude 4130 m
Pick up point Your hotel in Pokhara
Drop off point Your hotel in Pokhara
Accomodation Teahouses
Meals As described in the itinerary

 


Highlights

  • Magnicifient views of Annapurna mountain range
  • Opportunity to visit ancient villages and experience the local culture

Itinerary

 

Day 1   Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & Trek to Ghorepani 

Today marks the beginning of the trek. We will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Nayapul is the point from where we will commence our adventure. Drive continue to Tirkhedunga. Then we will need to cross a huge number of steep, slate steps. The climb from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri takes approximately two hours. From Ulleri, the trail will now enter the area filled with rhododendron forests. If you happen to cross the area in the spring season, the rhododendron flowers will be in full bloom and the entire area will be a blaze of color. The continuous ascent today will be interlude by trains of mules. The mules carry rice and other supplies towards the Kingdom of Mustang. Led on by the bells of the mules, we emerge from the rhododendron forests to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani is home to the views of the massive mastiffs including the likes of Annapurna, Dhaulaigiri, Lamjung, Macchapucchre and other Himalayan giants of the Annapurna region.

 Meals : Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 02    Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) & trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600m)

With the magnetizing views of the mountain peaks in all their glory in mind, we embark on a 5-hour walk from Ghorepani to Tadapani after breakfast. The first hill to be climbed, the Deurali Danda, offers more spectacular views of the mountain peaks of the Annapurna region. After this the path today will pass through the more open country. We will descend downwards to a jungle which hides the views of the mountain peaks. After passing through the area with a few lodges, we will come through to a clearing which consists of the village called Banthanti.

We climb back to the height of 2745 meters and reach another pass of Tadapnai. Tadapani offers splendid vistas of the Annapurna South as well as the Macchapuchcre. We will spend the night in the beautiful village of Tadapani (2600m).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


Day 03    Trek from Tadapani- Chhomrong (2170m)

After breakfast, we will descend for a short time to reach Chuili. Chuili is another perfect spot for amazing views of the mountains. After this, the trail further descends downwards through forested areas filled with rhododendrons. We will finally reach the KyumnuKhola, which is the tributary of Modi Khola. After this, the path takes on an upward path. The ascent up to the village of Chhomrong is a steep one and the entire passage from Tadapani to Chhomrong takes about 7 hours.

Chhomrong is a Gurung village which stands tall at the height of 2170 m. this village is also the last permanent settlement in the valley. Beyond Chommrong, we will be observing the views of Yersasa. Yersasa is the shelter of herdsmen, which are used in the summer months. Chhomrong also greets us with the views of the MacchapucchreMountain as well as the Annapurna South in its full glory.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


 

Day 04    Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2630m)

oday, the track starts with a descending stone staircase. After some time of descending, we will come across the banks of the ChhomrongKhola. Upon passing it, we trail finally climbs out of this side valley to enter the Modi Khola Valley.

After this point, the trekking trail will pass through rhododendron, oak, and hemlock trees to reach the settlement of KuldiGhar at the height of 2540m. KuldiGhar was initially a sheep breeding area. The trail now follows an undulating path through dense bamboo shoots. These bamboo thickets are utilized to make the carrying baskets which are used by our porters, called locally as the ‘doko’.  Bamboo shoots are also used for creating roofs and flooring. After climbing up through the densely packed bamboo thickets, we will come across rhododendron forests again. If you happen to come by this area in the spring season, we will be greeted with snow. The forest now clears out to Dovan(2505m), where we will spend the night. Dovan is home to several teahouses. The trek will take approximately 7 hours in total.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

Day 05    Trek from Dovan to Macchapucchre Base Camp (3720m)

The path today passes through the forest. We will firstly come across the lodges at the Himalaya Hotel. After this, we will come across the Hinko Cave. Initially, when there were no treehouses in the valley, trekkers used to spend their nights in the Hinko Cave. Upon crossing a ravine, the trail starts becoming steeper and steeper. Leaving the trees behind us, we will cross boulders as the valley becomes wider. Wild scenery greets our path after which we will be greeted with the gates of the sanctuary. We will pass through the heights of Macchapuchhre and Hiunchuli.  After relishing the views of the awesome peaks, we will reach the base camp of the sacred Macchapucchre Mountain. The Macchapucchre Base Camp (3700m) is where we will spend the night. The stupendous views include the panorama of Macchapucchre, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Gangapurna and much more. The trek from Dovan to Macchapucchre Base Camp completes in 7 hours.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

Day 06   Hike to Annapurna Base Camp & return to Macchapucchre Base Camp (3720m)

Today, we will get the chance to explore the high alpine wilderness put forward by the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will start off on an early morning trek today. A 2-hour walk will take us to the highlight of the trek, the Annapurna BaseCamp. The ABC is surrounded, by the extremely beautiful snowcapped peaks which are among the highest mountains in the world.  We will be encircled by the unbroken soaring ramparts like the Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna and the Macchpucchre. The sunrise views from the Base Camp are truly splendid.

At times, the Annapurna Base Camp is almost full with snow. This makes it difficult to spend the night in the heavenly place. This is why we will make a return back to the Macchapucchre Base Camp. Approx. 3-4 hrs. trek.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

Day 07    Trek from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Bamboo Hotel (2340m)

After gathering our belongings, we move descend back down the valley. Descending past Hinko, we will leave the sanctuary behind. Through paths adorned by bamboo thickets and rhododendron forests, we reach Bamboo Hotel. Bamboo Hotel is called so, as the entire area is full of dense thickets of bamboo. We spend the night in the Bamboo Hotel. Approx. 7 hrs. trek.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

Day 08    Trek from Bamboo Hotel- JhinuDanda (1760m)

After breakfast, the trek descends down the Modi Khola Valley today. We will trek up and down through several stone steps to reach the ChhomrongKhola. Crossing it will bring us back to the inhabited region of the valley. We climb up the stone steps to reach the village of Chhomrong. After spending some time to rest, the path descends steeply downwards to reach Upper Sinuwa, which offers magnificent views ofthe massive Annapurna and Macchpucchre peaks that we left behind. We will pass through several terraces in order to reach JhinuDanda (1760m). The path to the Jhinu Danda is a vertical steep descent and somewhat difficult.  Jhinu Danda is home to the famous Jhinu hot springs where you can relieve your aching muscles. The trek from Bamboo Hotel to Jhinu Danda takes approximately 6 hours.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

Day 09    Trek from Jhunnu danda to Kyumi & drive to Pokhara

Today marks the end of this adventure. This is a short day as we drop downwards to the Modi Khola River. We will pass through the banks of the roaring Modi Khola, to trek down to Kyumi through New Bridge and Kyumi. This takes about 4 hours approximately. From Kyumi, it is a 2.5 hours drive to Pokhara via Birethanti. We will be spending the night in a hotel in Pokhara. If time permits, you will be free to roam about and cycle in the streets of the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara.

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch.

 


Includes

  • 8 nights at local lodges on a twin sharing basis
  • Transfer to Tirkhedunga
  • Pick up transfer from Kimche
  • Guide and porter charges
  • Insurance for trekking crew
  • Meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • TIMS & Annapurna conservation area fee 
  • All taxes

Excludes

  • Travel insurance and rescue charges
  • Mineral water and beverages, tips, telephone, batteries etc
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses