On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Regulus Treks and Expedition will be ready to receive you from the airport. Then you will be taken to the hotel via our private vehicle. You will be spending your first night at the hotel. On the first day, you can explorethe beautiful ancient capital city in the evening. You will get a lot of options for cafes and restaurants around the city where you could dine out.
Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Namaste! Regulus Nepal welcomes to Nepal!
Day 2 Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours (by Tourist Bus -A/C)
We will drive towards Pokhara second largest city of Nepal, which is 6-7 hours (by a/c -Tourist Bust) far from the capital. On the way, you will get to see lovely natural scenery of luscious paddy farming, barley filed, rocky gorges, big hills, and isolated valleys. You will be spending your second night at the hotel. and you can explore the coolest Night file in Lakeside ares
Day 3 Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours
After breakfast, we will drive towards Nayapul (41 km from Pokhara) passing through the village of Lumle. From here, we will hike towards Birethanti, an appealing prosperous town.
The trail follows the main street of Birethanti through absolutely gorgeous bamboo forests and past large waterfalls glimmering with the ethereal light of the sun.
Following the main street of Birethanti through bamboo forests and past large waterfalls glimmering with the ethereal light of the sun We will continue to go towards Rangha. From here, we will gradually go upwards, all the way to Tikhedhunga.
Day 4 Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours
On the fourth day, you will have an experience suspension bridge over a stream from Tikhedhunga near a campsite. From there we climb upwards, climbing the steep stone steps (about 3300 of them!) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080 meters.
We will then ascend from Ulleri crossing dense pasturelands and continue on for an hour until we reach the campsite where we can stop for a break. Continuing the trail, we will pass by two iridescent streams and have a final climb to Nangethanti where we will stop for lunch.
During winter, the trail can be filled with snow. You will take rest in between in ‘Thanti’ which is resting house in Nepali. From Nangethanti, we hike to Ghorepani at an elevation of 2850m and will experience the panoramic view of the exalted Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), the Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), The Hiunchuli Himal (6441m) and the Tarke Kang.
Day 5 Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours
We will get up early this day for a hike to Poon Hill (3180m/10430ft). The purpose of this morning hike will be to experience beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Ranges gleaming yellow during sunrise.
The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountain peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m) are to name a few.
The stunning view here will give you a great background for your pictures. After visiting Poon Hill, we will come back to Ghorepani and continue on our trek to Tadapani where we will spend the night.
Day 6 Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours
From Tadapani, we will descend through lush Rhododendron and dense oak forests and continue through the riotous woodland and forest as we reach Chommrong, the village of the Gurung groups.
Chomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary, home to a large number of Gurung ethnic tribe of Nepal. We will stay here overnight at a lodge and you can experience the hospitality of the Gurung community.
Watch out for various different species of birds on your way. This route is a popular destination among the bird lovers. Here you can sight exotic birds and you will probably hear them chirp all on the way.
Day 7 Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends through 2500 stone steps and cross the suspension bridge that goes over the Chommrong River. Then we climb a rocky trail where we will cross the beautiful village of Sinuwa, at 2350m following a beautiful forest to Kuldahar at 2380m.
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Check-post is situated here. The trail is a continuous easy descend to Dovan from there where we will spend the night.
Day 8 Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours
We embark on a damp trail adjacent to emerald and jaded bamboo forests, the sweet sound of bamboo leaves rustling in the wind provides aesthetics to the soul, and the zenith of blooming Rhododendrons hail our journey to Deurali.
We will pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek on to Hinko (3020m), a trail lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. Deurali lies above the ridges of Hinko, and once we reach Deurali, we will retreat to our guesthouse.
Day 9 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours
The trek begins with a gentle climb through a river bed. The trail then ascends steeply over to the mountainside. After a steady hike, we reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Enjoy the excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhare along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna.
The vegetation is sparse on our way to ABC and after a mild two-hour uphill climb, we’re finally at the Annapurna Base Camp. At 4130 meters, you will be in the glorious foothills of the magnificent Mt. Annapurna. From the foothills of the 10th tallest mountain in the world, experience the spectacular view of the sun rising on the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us.
The imperial elegance of the snowy mountains, isolated and standing vigil for time eternal under the heavens will us. The monumental mountains, towering above in astronomical proportions are a sight to behold. From the base camp, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10 Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours
We will descend through same trials and hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation dropping by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses, isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation.
Day 11 Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 12 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours
After breakfast, we will begin the day with a hike to Chhomrong, passing through Kalgidhar where many people have established an experimental sheep farm.
From Chhomrong, the trail descends steeply to Jhinu Hot spring where you can respite in the naturally salubrious hot spring and have an interlude and rejuvenate yourselves.
Day 12 Return from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
From Jhinu Danda, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola to Siwai then drive to Pokhara for overnight. Today is the final day of the hike. Walking distance, 4.4 km, 3 hours hike and 2 hours’ drive.
Day 13 Return from Pokhara to Kathmandu
From Pokhara, we shall drive back to Kathmandu, the journey filled with the ever diverse landscape and changing the topography.
Day 14 Farewell/ Trek Ends
Day 14 marks the end of this wonderful journey. A representative from Regulus Treks and Expedition will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We bid you farewell so you can go home filled with memories and wonderful stories to tell.