The Annapurna region is home to the best and yet the most dangerous trekking locations in Nepal which consists of the deepest gorge, the lake with the highest altitude, the amazing hot springs and the most welcoming people in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a highly appraised trail which incorporates the exquisite views of all the peaks present in the Annapurna region. Trekkers are awarded with views of Himalayan ranges including the Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare enclosed perfectly in a circle.
The beginning of the trek is marked by a flight to Pokhara and then a drive to Nayapool. Though many paths are available this is the most suitable one. The rewarding trek from Nayapool to Gorepani is followed by the ascend up to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. Upon reaching Chomrong from Ghorepani, then moving north, trekkers will get to enter the Modi Khola Valley. Further ascend brings the Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4130m from where the breathtaking views of all the aforementioned mountains can be seen. Nepal has unbelievable paragliding sites to enjoy the freedom of flying like a bird, and to view the alluring magic of Himalayan range. Pokhara, the lakeside town is the best site for paragliding in the world. Paragliding in Pokhara is full of magnetic scenery on earth such as beautiful lakes, spectacular peaks, and stunning overhead view of the city, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle. The thrill commences from Sarangkot, the capital site of paragliding in Pokhara. The hill station itself is famous for amazing sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. The adventure reaches apex as the gliding commences amid of breathtaking views of Annapurna range, beautiful landscape, and serene view of Phewa Lake.
The return trek can retrace the same path or can include the path including the Jhinu Danda, to soothe the aching muscles in the delightful hot springs. A visit can be done, also to the villages of Ghandruk or Landruk. There are many options available for chosing the path, however proper knowledge of the dos and don’ts of the Annapurna region is absolutely mandatory.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the few treks which provide the amalgamation of varied landscapes in such a short period of time. The welcoming people, mind boggling landscapes and adventurous ventures will leave trekkers wanting for more. Proper acclimatization however is absolutely necessary for health reasons, to take part on this beautiful experience. There is no doubt however, about the wonderful experience this trek will provide trekkers who chose to embark upon it.
Arrival In Kathmandu
After the arrival in Kathmandu, Limitless Vacation wills manag everything to pick you up from the airport & transfer to the hotel. In the late afternoon, you can take rest at our hotel room. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Limitless Vacation for dinner; you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will just left you mesmerized with countries delicious food variation.
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
After breakfast, we will spend 2nd day visiting sites that are enlisted in world heritage sites by UNESCO and are present in Kathmandu valley they are Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square. First of all we will be visiting to Pashupatinath temple a very holy temple of lord shiva situated on the banks of sacred river Bagmati. Then we will move to the Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas built on Kathmandu which is also believed to be built on the ancient trade route to Tibet.Then visit to Bouddhanath stupa is follow by visit to another stupa called swayambhunath stupa which has got largest population of the monkeys in the valley pardon to say this but they will have no harm on us . Finally at the end of the day we will visit to Kathmandu durbar square or its called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square as well. It’s surrounded by quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is wonderful showcases of Nepalese art & architecture which was designed by newar artists & craftmen with the amazing idea of Malla/shah kings who has over ruled Nepal form 12th to 18th century.Included meals: Breakfast
We drive to Pokhara early in the morning at about Nepali time 7:00 AM. It will takes 6 to 7 hrs.
Early in the morning, we will see the sun rising from the ferocious Himalayas. Next, we will have breakfast then we will leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City which posses the large number of lakes in the country. Upon our arrival in Pokhara we are welcomed with spectacular views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also amble in thebeautiful cleanest streets of country in pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most glamorous cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.Included meals: Breakfast
Pokhara to Naya pul drive 1 hrs and walk to Ulleri. 5 to 6 hrs.
Breakfast at Hotel , we drive to Nyapul take about 1 hours and walk to Ulleri is about 5 to6 hrs . Overnight.
Ulleri to Ghorepani Deurali.(2860m)4 hrs.
After the night stay in ulleri in the fourth day of our tour, we will have breakfast in the morning and with more excitement we will move towards Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’because before it was an important campsite for traders but now it has become a trekker's halt .It facilitates trekker’s with small shops and stalls for buying local products and crafts. The place has two parts: one higher in the saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We halt at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that provides long & narrow range of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna &Nilgirimountains. Obviously Ghorepani is located in higher altitude than our previous halt, we start to feel more chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight inGhorepani.Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours
We make an early morning climb along the steep ways to the viewpoint of poon hill to catch the glamorous sunriseview over the glitering Himalayas. Poon Hill is situated at 10,529ft above .It is the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region and exposes a great view point to enjoy amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We can observe panaromic snowy Himalayan views glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs of beautiful scenary and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we trace back to Ghorepani. After breakfast,we start climbing up a cliff in the eastern side from ghorepani .While descending, along the way we will catch the amazing rhododendron forest and we will also spend sometime in the waterfall .Overnight in Tadapani.Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 6 hours trek
We descend from Tadapani on a steep trail through a dense rhododendron forest. The trail opens up to perfectly manicured terraced fields. Next, ascend steadily and pass a few surging waterfalls before reaching a suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trek and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 – 5 hours
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 – 4 hours
We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
We should climb gently thorough a river bed then over a steep trail to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda.
Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.6 to 7 hrs.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.6 to 7 hrs.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Bold Adventures representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On your way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.