The Annapurna Basecamp Trekking 12 days is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas. You will see traditional mountain village life, thick rhododendron and bamboo forests in this area. Annapurna Conservation Area is one of the largest protected sites in Nepal. Going in through you will explore variety of flora and fauna found in multiple ecosystem. All of these lie in the distance of few days walk. As the result of its unique combination of highlands, moderate and lowlands trekkers find this place sacred. This place is a heaven for nature lovers. It has resulted the substantial increase of trekkers in recent years.
All these bizarre and picturesque imageries lie at the lap of the long ranging Annapurna Mountain Range. Annapurna means “the goddess of grains or food” in Nepali. She is considered as one of the sacred deities in the region. Many rivers and rivulets originate here, make their way to Ganges and then the Bay of Bengal. This is one of the important part of water cycle in this region. As the result people in this region worship and honour Mother Annapurna in their own way. The way of worship differs from one ethnicity or culture to another. As the result you will see a lot of Thans meaning small temples in Nepali. Not mention you will experience lot of festivals while on Annapurna Basecamp Trekking.
The Annapurna Basecamp Trekking starts in the quaint lakeside town of Pokhara. The trail then heads to Tikkhedunga and Ghorepani. It continues through lush forests and farmland to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail). The Annapurna Basecamp Treking trail takes you to the heart of the Gurung as well as Magar cultures and their traditional way of life. It introduces you to a vast variety of birds and wildlife whilst offering you the most magnificent views of the snow capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Our destination is Annapurna Basecamp. Furthermore, we will be encapsulated by a mountainous wonderland surrounded by the some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. A trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill will also offer you stupendous mountain views.
There are challenging days to meet our 4130 meter elevation goal, from rocky trails to the ascent of 3300 stone steps to Ulleri. However all will be worth the effort as you accompany these majestic mountains to ABC over an array of different and exciting landscapes. Descending from ABC, you get the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot spring at Jhinu before returning to Pokhara to regale us with your adventures and achievements in the Annapurna Himalayas.But Annapurna Basecamp Trekking will never disappoint you. We guarantee it.
Our representative will come at your door, in your hotel in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
The trip starts with a drive of around 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside.
You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
After we get to Pokhara, we take rest for a while and explore Pokhara City and Lakeside during evening.
After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night.
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III.
Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer.
An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descend to Tadhapani.
From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching our teahouse for the night.
A lot of ups and downs today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail.
After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan and our teahouse for the night.
A gradual ascent following the banks of the river Madi brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophophorus bird, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp and our teahouse for the night.
After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. Overnight in teahouse.
We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo hut.
We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters.
Our last day of trekking, an easy descent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul. We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.
We come back to the capital and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Thamel.
We serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant as our regard.