10 Days 9 Night
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. It brings you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in a short period of time hardly other trek does.
The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes, and panoramic view of Annapurna most of the times.
The Annapurna Base Camp is located at 4130 m height and is surrounded by Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
This Trek can easily be done by yourself if you have a strong desire to do it. This trek can be done in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.
Trail- Side Trails
Days- 14 Days
Max Altitude- 4130 M
Season- All seasons but Autumn(Sept to Nov) and Spring(Mar to May) are the best.
Permits Needed- ACAP, TIMS
Day 01: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1540m) Driving duration: 1 ½ hours Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours
Having breakfast at Pokhara, We will head towards Nayapul (1050m), starting point of our trekking by a private vehicle. Then after, our trek will starts and We will bypass through old villages and meandering green hills. Lunch will be on the way and accommodation for the night will be in a lodge in a small local village which takes about three to four hours to reach.
Day 02: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2750m) Duration: 6 to 7 hours
We will be ascending up at a slow and gentle pace, passing through Ulleri (2070m). Along the way, one would enjoy the majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) and the world's largest rhododendron forest. One can get a chance to view the unique and colorful scenery of forest flowers during March and April. Overight accommodation will be in a lodge.
Day 03: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m) via Poon Hill (3210m), Duration: 6 to 7 hours
We will start trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and then to Tadapani (2650m). We will be covering the distance within six to seven hours of normal trek. We will begin the trek to Poon hill (3210m) in the early morning so as to catch the first ray of sunlight peeking from behind Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m. Breakfast will be at Ghorepani, and the trek to Tadapani (2650 m) will begin through the tranquil deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. Lunch will be on the way. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge at Tadapani.
Day 04: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m), Duration: 5 to 6 hours
During this trek, we will pass through jungle areas. Along the way, we will pass by many Gurung villages. You can make a stop over to enjoy lunch and interact with the locals then head on to the village of Chhomrong.
Day 05: Chomrong to Hotel Himalayan (2920m), Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
The trail from Chhomrong descends down to the river and ascends up to enter the Sanctuary after crossing the bridge. You will pass by the village of Sinwa and head to the next village of Bamboo. Lunch will be at Bamboo before heading to the Hotel Himalaya.
Day 06: Hotel Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), Duration: 5 to 6 hours
The trek gradually ascends to higher altitude as you push on to attain your goal of reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. Lunch will be on the way. We will be able to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) slowly but surely. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.
Day 07: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), Duration: 2 to 3 hours
We will begin your hike to the Annapurna Base camp in the early morning. There is a small, hill view point which offers a majestic view of Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, and Annapurna I and III and many more neighboring peaks. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2505m), Duration: 6 to 7 hours
The trail backtracks to Bamboo and overnight will be in a lodge.
Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m), Duration: 6 to 7 hours
From Bamboo, it is a 3 hour walk to Chhomrong. From there, we will backtrack along the same trail to Tatopani. The trail then descends down to Jhinu village, where you will spend our night in a lodge.
Day 10: Jhinu Danda via Birethati to Pokhara, Duration 5 to 6 hours, Driving
The trail passes through green jungle, past rice terraces and small farming villages. From Syauli Bazaar the trail runs along the river Modi Khola. After a nice trip and a last look at the Machhapuchhre we will arrive in Birethati, where we will take a car for back to Pokhara.
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