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Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain of the world located in north central of Nepal. Annapurna region is protected by the largest conservation area of Nepal named "Annapurna Conservation Area Project" within the 7639 km/sq. The journey to the basecamp of Mt. Annapurna I is one of the most popular trek in all over the world. The trek to the ABC begins in "Pokhara" the city is also known as the "Lake City". We follow our trail through the Gurung Villages of Ghandruk, Chomrong and Bamboo consist of rivers, waterfalls, rhododendron forests and beautiful panorama mountain views with Annapurna, Fistail and Himchuli. Very famous trekking route for trekkers Annapurna Basecamp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary.

During the trek the valley called Modi Khola Valley brings you to Annapurna Sanctuary via the base of Mt. Fishtail 6993m. The Mt. Fishtail is one of the best attraction of this trek because of it structure shaped as Fishtail. The Annapurna Sanctuary collects the 360 degree views of the snow covered peaks above you and the prettiness of the landscapes around you. This trek will provide you really enjoyable nature, culture, religions and traditions.

 

Trip Facts

  • Activity: Trekking
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Highest Alt: 4140m
  • Trek Type: Hotel / Camping Trek
  • Best Season: Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May)
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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, after completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), Sherpa Khangri Outdoor representative will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel.  Depending on time if we have enough time we will hang around thamel and buy some necessary gears.

In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner and short briefing.

After breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight or will take a tourist vehicles (Van/Bus) to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. On your own you can take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at Phewa lake. Overnight stay in Pokhara. - Included meals:  BLD
After having our breakfast in the morning we drive 1 hour 30 min to Naya Pul and the trek start from here. Eventually, from Nayapul we will walk on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream for 30 minutes to Birethanti. Next, we trek to Ghandruk (5 hours approx.), a beautiful Gurung village and If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

Included meals:  BLD

 

Today, after breakfast we climb up to Kimrungdanda (1 hour max). During the walk to Kimrungdanda we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. After taking the steep descent to the Kimrong Khola and another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda we take descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong on the lap of Annapurna Mountain. Overnight in Chhomrong. Included meals:BLD

 

The trail start from Chhomrong 2500 stone steps incline and crosses the Chhomrong Khola via suspension bridge. From there after uphill climbing to Sinuwa we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar. Next, following an easy downhill walk we reache to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo. Included meals:BLD

The day we walk through the Bamboo forest which is little cold and some steep ascend will take us to Himalaya Hotel where the forest opens and sun welcome us with amazing views of glacial river. Up to Hinku Cave from the hotel we take steep ascend through the drier forest. Next, we climb to Deurali, on the way to Deurali we cane the beautiful valley, river below and wispy wasterfalls. Overnight in Deurali. Included meals:BLD

Smooth climb through river beach and steep walk over the mountain side the trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (Fistail BC) from Bagar the amazing views of the Machhapuchhre mountain along with Mt. Annapurna Siuth, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna I and III, Ghandharvachuli and Mt. Gangapurna which refresh our mind and increase our excitement. The path goes bit wider and the vegetation disappears as we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. There are few tourist lodges. From here keep on walking up through grassy land for few hours then you will reach to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Included meals:BLD

This day from the Annapurna base camp we take out steps to Bamboo. With the excellent nature views downhill trek to Bamboo is not much difficult.

Overnight in Bamboo. Included meals:BLD

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar and downhill up to Chhomrong Khola. Next, we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The descends walk leads us to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest till tomorrow morning. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda.. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Included meals:BLD

On the way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda we enjoy the amazing hill landscape and take lunch in the mid of the trip. Our trek ends at Naya Pul where we take our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals:BL

Earlier morning, we take a car/tourist bus or fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel and we can enjoy our day in Kathmandu. In The evening to celebrate our successfull journey, we will have a farewell dinner with Traditional Nepali Cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:BLD

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Sherpa Khangri outdoor representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Included meals:B

 

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Hotel and lodge during trekking.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and others.
  • Trekking guide and porter
  • Staff Insurance and Salary
  • Transportations from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) *only on flight
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal Trekking equipment.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters