Annapurna Base Camp (a trek in sync with ecological beauty at its best), Trekking in the shadows of the Annapurna – 15 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Nayapul, a drive of about 2hrs from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. Witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains from Poon Hill. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].
PRICE FOR 2018: Based on Gap Trek (Guide, Porter and Accommodation excludes meals during trek 02 Persons: USD 985 per person on twin sharing basis 03-05 Persons: USD 935 per person on twin sharing basis Single Room Supplement: USD 160 (if no one to share room with)-hotel in Kathmandu –Pokhara only Service Includes:
You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at Hotel. .
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath- most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. At Patan Durbar Square, we will delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square. Overnight at Hotel. .
Today we will drive to Pokhara early in the morning drive by a private vehicle. The total distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is approx. 210 km. You will drive from Kathmandu to Naubise on the Tribhuvan Highway. Then continue the journey straight on the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. The total time takes approx. 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel. .
After breakfast, we will set off to Nayapul through beautiful green hills of Annapurna region. In about 2 hours we will reach Nayapul, the starting point of out trek. The trail starts with easy down and flat walk before starting our gentle climbing to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Local Lodge..
We will have breakfast in the hotel and start our trekking to Ghorepani; one of the most important destinations of our trek. The trek starts after crossing the same Modi River through a suspension bridge. Right after crossing the bridge we will have to make a steep climbing for an hour or a little more to reach Ulleri Village (2080m / 6824ft). Continuing the trekking inside the Rhododendron forests, we will be reaching our destination for today; Ghorepani Village. These Rhododendron forests look amazing during March - Late April. The village is one of the biggest villages of the whole trekking and offers you beautiful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri range etc. Overnight at Local Lodge..
We will have an early-morning excursion up to Poon Hill/3210m for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Himalaya. It takes about 45 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying the sun rise and mountain view, we will come back to hotel for breakfast. Then we will trek to Tadapani/25400m. Overnight at Local Lodge..
Leaving Tadapani, the triail descends down through forest and we can hear birds chirping. After walking down about 45 minutes the trail goes very steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola, cross the suspension bridge towards Gurjung. The trail ascends up after Gurjung village for 45 minutes, then straight walk to Sinwa at the elevation of 2170m. It takes about 6-7 hours from Tadapani to Sinwa. Overnight at Local Lodge..
Today, the trail continues gently up till the ridge and the level trail through the rhododendron forests until reaching Bamboo which takes about 2 hours. Again the trail continues through the bamboo forests till Dovan in about 1 hour. We will have lunch here. After lunch, the trek starts climbing up through the rhododendron forests until reaching Himalaya in about 1 and half hour. Overnight at Local Lodge..
We will start the day by hiking a pleasant ascend, making our way through streams and falls until a steep ascend to Hinku and further small but steep hike to Deurali. Immediately after Deurali, the damp trees of lush green forest change into drier grassy land. The trail is more relaxed from here onwards but undergoes one of the most adventurous sections being it prone to avalanche. The views of distant Machhapuchhre become more dominant and we get the first glimpse of majestic Annapurna. On this day we will start to feel the effect of altitude. Overnight at Local Lodge..
Early in the morning with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchre, we will retrace the journey back to Bamboo. Overnight at Local Lodge..
After breakfast, the trail goes right down to Chomorong. Then the path steeply descends to Jhinu Danda. Jhinu danda is a popular and beautiful place for its natural hot spring, where we can enjoy with hot water. Overnight at Local Lodge..
After breakfast we will trek to Nayapul via Birethanti. It takes about 5-6 hours walk to Nayapul then we will drive to Pokhara by private car or van. In the evening, you are free to do your activities, like relaxing, strolling along the lakeside etc. Overnight in Hotel..
Today we will go for the city tour. We will visit the popular landmarks of Pokhara like Devis waterfall, Seti gorge, Bindabasini temple and Guptseshowor Cave. In the evening, we will go for a boat ride in the tranquil Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel..
Today we will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes around 6-7 hours. The rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Hotel..
Today is your last day in Nepal. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight or you can extend your Nepal tour by joining other tour packages and activities..
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