No sooner the thinking of trekking arises, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking immediately strikes in your mind. To get the handy experience of standard trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking shall not be missed. In the world of trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is preferred by almost every trekker.Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the world's best treks.
Although the trek is of moderate type but is best for any type of trekker, be it beginner or experienced. Tourist of any age group can enjoy the beauty of Annapurna base camp trek. Leading travel based companies of the world recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trekking as a most visiting site of the world. In other words, it is a trail dedicated for the people of the world.
The trek unfolds many types of beauty including flora and fauna one after another. You witness different species of plants and animals while on this trek. It is reported that more than 170 species of birds are found in this region.
The trail that takes you to Annapurna Base Camp is literally glorifying. The actual trip begins from Pokhara. On your route to Annapurna Base Camp, you will be escorted by various natural beauties such as forests, waterfalls, hills and mountains.
Annapurna Base Camp is fortified by Annapurna Conservation Area, the first conservation area of Nepal. The area covered by it is 7,629 square kilometers. Annapurna I, the world’s tenth highest mountain lies at an altitude of 8,091m above sea level. Annapurna Massif is restricted by Marshyangdi River from north and east. Likewise, Pokhara Valley from south and Kali Gandaki gorge fragment it from west.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)
Day 05: Tikhedunga - Ghorepani (2,840m)
Day 06: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3,210m) - Tadapani (2,610m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomorung/Sinuwa (2170m/7120ft)
Day 08: Sinuwa to Himalaya or Deurali (3230m/10,595ft)
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft)
Day 10: Explore Hidden Valley
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft)
Day 12: Jhinu Dada to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara
Day 14: Back to your destination
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)A representative of Regulus will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeingFrom the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) After having a breakfast we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara- City of lakes. We either go in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Pokhara. The journey in between is so marvelous. You can view Trishuli River, cable car and various waterfalls on the way. Right before entering Pokhara the breathtaking view of Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) mountain will leave you speechless. You will be at Pokhara by noon. You can roam around Pokhara. If interested, you can enjoy boating at Phewa Lake. You can see the lifestyle of pokhara.
Day 04Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) After breakfast we leave for Nayapul from Pokhara. It is a starting point for jomsom trail. Tikhedhunga is our instant destination where we will spend our night. A short walk along Modi Khola will lead you to Birethanti where many tea houses and tea shops are found. Again, we follow the north bank route of Bhurungdi Khola. We arrive at Hille after a steady climb and further a short climb will take us to Tikhedhunga. Walking for around 15 minutes will take us to Birethanti where many tea shops and tea houses are found. Following the north bank route of Bhurungdi Khola we we reach at Hille. A short and steady climb from Hille will get us to Tikhedhunga where we will spend a night.
Day 05Tikhedunga - Ghorepani (2,840m) The first destination is Ulleri for today. So, after breakfast we will move towards Ulleri where majority of Magar people inhabits. Ulleri is sited at an elevation of 2,070m from sea level. Moving forward we reach Banthanti. Witnessing beautiful forest we come to Nangethanti. After walking for an hour we reach Ghorepani where we will halt tonight.
Day 06Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3,210m) - Tadapani (2,610m) Today we will witness something unusual. We wake up early in the morning and move to Poon Hill to experience the beautiful view of sunrise. As the rays of sun strikes the surface of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the awesome scene will lighten your day and somehow your life too! Being there for an hour we will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast we will move further ahead to reach Deurali. In the middle of the way you will see beautiful pine forest. Our next stop is Banthanti. To spend our night we further take a route and reach Tadapani.
Day 07Tadapani to Chomorung/Sinuwa (2170m/7120ft) Today we will walk downhill. To arrive at Gurjung we need to cross a beautiful forest. Gurung people are found at Gurjung. We easily go to Chomrung from here. The Sanctuary Valley actually originates from Chomrung. We will spend a night at Sinuwa which is few kilometers far from Chomrung.
Day 08Sinuwa to Himalaya or Deurali (3230m/10,595ft) From Sinuwa we move further to Bamboo, our next quick destination. To reach Bamboo we even have to pass through a thick bamboo forest. We cross a doban to get to Himalaya Hotel and have a short sun bath. Furthermore, we walk for some time to arrive at Durali and conclude our day for today.
Day 09Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft)Finally the much anticipated day has come. To reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp we climb upwards through hidden valley. We take a short break there. Actually Machhapuchhre Base Camp is not a base camp in real. A name is just given to it. The government of Nepal has not given any permission to climb Machhapuchhre Mountain. At a distance of around two hours walk, Annapurna Base Camp is located. It is at an altitude of 4,130m above sea level.
Day 10Explore Hidden ValleyToday we explore the hidden valleys and back to Bamboo It is a day to discover hidden valley and glaciers. This place is encircled by mountains. Visible sky and beautiful mountain will energize you. The ending destination is Bamboo for today. To reach there we walk for some time and spend a night to get a sound sleep.
Day 11Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft) We again climb upwards to reach Kuldighar. After walking downhill we arrive at Chomrung. For the purpose of relaxation we travel further to Jhinu Dada and spend a night there.
Day 12Jhinu Dada to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara The route to Birethanti is not tough. To arrive at Nayapul we have to come across Modi Khola following a descending trail. We take a break and have a lunch. We move further to be at Birethanti. Now we take a vehicle and drive to Pokhara. You have an option of wandering around Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara Today, after breakfast it is a free time for you to explore Pokhara before returning back to Kathmandu.In afternoon we will fly back to Kathmandu.After arriving,we will be guided to the hotel.The day is yours now,you can either enjoy your last minute shopping or hangout with your friends in Thamel or you can have a rest & relax.In the evening, the staff of Regulus will accompany you for your farewell dinner which will be offered for successfully completing the trip.
Day 14Back to your destination Here concludes your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking & is a last day of your journey in Nepal. A representative of Regulus will drop you to airport three hours prior your scheduled time. See you again!