Annapurna Base Camp
Trip Duration 6 Days
Start-End Point pokhara to pokhara
Highest Altitude 4130 m
Best Season February to may and September to november
The Annapurna base camp trek, , also called the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a medium level trek. This trek requires a good experience of walking and a good physical condition. It covers views of the Machhapuchare, Annapurnas, Daulagiri, Nilgiri and other beautiful mountains. The trail passes through different ethnic villages, forests, and cultivated land. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, which is blooming in March-April. This route steps ascending up to 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp and descends towards Ghorepani and Ponn Hill fro there we can observe the charming of the panoramic Himalayas views.
The Name “Annapurna” came after the Mount. Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountaintop. The mountain reaches 8091 meters above sea level, and the base camp's altitude is 4130 meters above sea level. If you really want to know what it feels like to be in the wonderland, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is certainly your thing. It would not be unbelievable to state that you get to experience an exotic place that is beautiful and at the same time that gives you the joy of a life time. It all begins at one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Pokhara. Annapurna has derived its name from the popular cultural belief that she provides the food for all. In Sanskrit, Annapurna means copious of food. As its very name suggests, the trek guarantees you nothing short of fun, pleasure and a deep insight about the natural and cultural heritages of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is accompanied by the Modi River alongside and luxuriant rhododendron forests and bamboo bushes. As soon as we head out from Nayapul, which is the starting point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you feel saturated by the nature and an unidentifiable calm in your heart and soul. Not only do you get to know nature in person, you are going to have the opportunity of talking to the native residents along the way who are known for their hospitality and warmth. The Gurung, Thakali and Magar communities have one of the most special and unique cultures in the country. It is one-of-a-kind experience to be one of them for a while and rejoice their hospitality.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with the river bank of the Modi River and keeps changing the settings as you ascend uphill, it transforms its natural landscapes from the river bank to the thick forests and from lush green grazing lands to the paddy field. Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins to raise the adrenaline level when these natural settings bid farewell and the giants themselves get down on the floor to check on you. Within few hours of trek, which is nothing less than fun and pleasure, you arrive at Birethanti. You can stop by at one of the restaurants and spend some time sipping at your cups of local tea and coffee before you move ahead. By the time you call it a day, you will already have been captivated by the nature and the unprecedented moments you have earned yourself on the very first day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
That is not even the best part. There is more to come and more than you have expected. On your way up, you can find the mountains like Annapurna watching you stepping 3000 stairs of Ulleri. Beautiful mountains all around and serene nature everywhere, it does not get any better than this. It can be almost unbelievable to get back home without a scratch and not even feeling fatigue after you have spent some days of your life at the most beautiful trail in the world. It feels unreal and you feel like there is nothing more you could bargain for when you see the colorful rhododendron blossoming along the trek, nine species of rhododendron, to be specific. If that is not enough, this region is shelter to 100 species of mammals, 60 reptiles and amphibians and more than 450 species of different birds.
day 01:-Arrive in airport or bus station and transfer your Hotel
From pokhara Airport or bus station you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
Day 02: drive to Nayapul 45km and Trek to hot sparing (1730m)
After having breakfast early in the morning with a half flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes hot sparing, follow the Modi Khola, village of syaulibazar, Queme new bridge and finally crossing several rice field beautifully settled hamlets and reach to hot sparing jhinu danda and overnight at Lodge.
Day 03: Trek from hot sparing to Dovan (2600m)
After morning breakfast in hot sparing trail slightly goes uphill to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and the trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point. From here one walks to Dovan and overnight at lodge
Day 04: Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)
From the Dovan via Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary. At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.
Day 05: Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)
The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine from your lodge and trek downhill to Dovan via Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and arrive Dovan overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m
after morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m)
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara.