One of the best trekking adventures in the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an adventure that will blow your mind away. With the spectacular views of the mountains and peaceful natural surroundings, the trek offers a wonderful experience to the trekkers.
Of several trekking trips in the beautiful Annapurna region of the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you deep in to the beautiful Himalayan valley. Traversing the trail through the gorge up towards the base camp of Annapurna, you explore nature at the best and Himalayan views that take your breath away.
The trek goes to the base camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill and has so much of natural and Himalayan surroundings to explore and enjoy. Its peaceful trail offers one of the best trekking experiences in the Himalayan. As you trek higher towards the base camp, the trail gets more beautiful surroundings of the mountains.
The places to spend overnight and the trail stretch in between offer quality time and experience. Trekking through the beautiful trail that winds up and down the mountains takes a bit of effort. But the effort is worth the experience that you get in return. From the spectacular view of the mountains to lush nature along the trail, everything you come across gives an incredible experience.
Unlike the Everest Base Camp Trek that goes above 5,000 meters from sea level, Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches 4,130 meters above sea level. Although it doesn’t go as high as many other Himalayan treks, it offers a wonderful trekking experience. Needless to say that it is one of the best base camp treks in Nepal.
As one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, many people have loved this adventure. You will also love this trek in the Annapurna if you –
1st step in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be received by the representative of Step On Himalaya at the arrival gate. Then you will be taken to the hotel and by evening, a welcome dinner is hosted by Step On Himalaya. You will be enjoying the authentic Nepalese food at dinner or you can choose your own choice of food. Briefing of the program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
There are two choices to reach Pokhara. The first option is by air which will be about 30 minutes’ flight. Secondly, the scenic drive that might take about 6 hours in a tourist coach.
After arriving in Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul for about 1 hour and 20-30 minutes. From Nayapul, the trekking starts leading towards Ghandruk via Birethanti. Ghandruk is a beautiful village of amazingly friendly people of different castes, a majority is Gurung. Overnight in Ghandruk.
After having breakfast, you will hike up to Kimrung Danda for about an hour. The views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Gangapurna, etc. are heart-pounding. Then the trek will descend towards the Kimrong Khola followed by another ascent to Chere Danda and another descent and a straight way to Chhomrong. Overnight in Chhomrong.
There are 2500 stone steps to descend from Chhomrong and after crossing the bridge over Chhomrong river, you will climb up to Sinuwa. There is a beautiful forest on the way to Kuldihar. After walking down for some time, you will arrive at Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
You will start the trek from Bamboo heading towards Deurali. After having breakfast, you will slowly climb up a few steep sections of the road passing through a damp, cold forest of bamboo. Then you will arrive at Himalaya hotel where this forest ends up with the sunlight again. After climbing up another steep, you will enter a forest drier than earlier one. Hinku cave arrives. Continuing the walk will lead to the river and walk up towards Deurali. The sparse vegetation with the river flowing, the enchanting views of the valley, the rocky cliffs with gorgeous waterfalls are enjoyable in Deurali. Overnight in Deurali.
A gentle climb from the Deurali through a river bed to the mountainside of Machhapuchhre Basecamp is strenuous to some degree. The glimpse of the snowy peaks like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Gandharvachuli, etc. is magical. On the way from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation starts getting sparser and the roads getting widened. The near-vertical south slopes of Mt. Annapurna can be seen as soon as you enter the Annapurna sanctuary. After arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp, the views are more enthralling and mesmerizing. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
You will trek from the Annapurna Base Camp back to Bamboo for about 7 – 8 hours. As you will be descending now, the walk shouldn’t be tough. All the time you will be enjoying the extraordinary views of the unique landscapes all around. Overnight in Bamboo.
Today’s walk is ups and downs as other days. You will trek uphill to Kuldighar and then downhill to Chhomrong river. Climbing some stone steps to Chhomrong, you will then descend to Jhinu Danda. You can go for the soothing bath in hot springs that is situated at about 15 – 20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
You will return to Pokhara today. After having breakfast, you will walk down from Jhinu Danda towards the Nayapul. The Himalayas will still entertain you on the way. The 6 hours walk from Jhinu Danda will end at Nayapul and then about 1 hour’s drive in a private vehicle from there to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara at a hotel.
As earlier, you have options to fly or drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel and the rest of the day for relaxing, strolling around or shopping. Time is yours. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day of departure from Nepal. The representative from Step On Himalaya will take you to the International Airport about 3 hours before the time of flight. Wishing you a happy journey back home, Sayo Nara … Bon Voyage…