On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.
Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Morning leaving the hotel for exciting overland journey to beautiful Pokhara, the renowned tourist city in Nepal. The drive leads on the main highway following the Trisuli River, quite popular river for rafting. On reaching Mugling Bazaar, then heading due west facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas.
As the drive reach Pokhara city, and then transfer into a nice hotel by the calm Phewa Lake side. Where all good hotels, restaurants and shops are located.
Morning after a good breakfast, a few hours interesting drive leads beyond the Pokhara city and the valley outskirt. During drive enjoy views of Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail. Which dominates the Pokhara valley. The drive leads on Pokhara-Baglung, Beni highway reaching Nayapul town, and then following the Modi River past nice Bhirethati village, the end the drive at a small farm village of Syali. From here walk begins with climb leaving the low warm farm land of paddy fields. The uphill walk continues through several farm settlements to Kimche village, and then a slow climb up to a large village of Ghandruk. A place on top of a hill facing views of Annapurna Himalayas, and surrounding lovely country landscapes.
At Ghandruk check into a nice mountain lodge, with time to explore the Gurung village, the main hill tribes of southern Annapurna region.
Enjoy the morning glorious views of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalayas, then on the trail to Annapurna base camp. A short climb on top Ghandruk village, then on gradual winding path for short while, then an hour climb to Kimrong ridge. A small settlement with few Tea-Houses and shops, after a short rest, the on downhill to Kimrong valley for lunch in a nice small lodge restaurants.
Afternoon leaving the lovely Kimrong river valley with steep climb of few hours then reaching a level winding path. Walk on stone paved trail all the way to
From Chomrong morning walk follows down to Chomrong River, and crossing over a bridge, and then steep on stone steps to Sinuwa Danda. A small place with few nice lodges and shops, having refreshing rest, continue walk through dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees to reach a small area of Khuldighar.
The trail from Khuldighar leads to short descent reaching Bamboo, a nice settlements with several simple good lodges. Located on a forest clearing amidst thick bamboo thickets, above Modi River, a possible stop for lunch.
Afternoon walk leads to slow climb into forest reaching a small settlement with few smaller lodges at Dovan. Located above the raging Modi River gorge, enjoy the overnight stop in of its nice simple lodge, guest-houses.
Slowly our adventure gets closer to our main highlights and destination to Annapurna Sanctuary and the base camp. Morning from Dovan heeding slowly with steep climb through forested path to a Himalaya Hotel, close to a large Hinko Cave. From here downhill close to Modi River and then a short climb reaching a nice small plateau at Deurali. A temporary settlement with number of nice lodges and restaurants for lunch stop, located beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. Afternoon following the river upstream with steep climb through small bamboo grooves and then ending the climb reaching Machhapuchare Base Camp for overnight halt. MBC for short located beneath towering North Face of Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak with views of Annapurna-I and A-South at close distance. Transfer in a nice lodge, with time to marvel the lovely views of surrounding giant peaks.
Having good breakfast at MBC, a short day walk of few hours to Annapurna base camp, morning a short climb. Then enter the most scenic plateau where Annapurna Sanctuary locates, enclosed by an arrays of peaks. The walk follows to slow gradual ups reaching the entrance gate of Annapurna Base Camp. A short climb to where all lodges and guest houses are situated beneath massif Annapurna-I and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang peaks.
Reaching the lodge at ABC by lunch time, rest of the afternoon at leisure for short hike around arctic zone terrain. Facing incredible panorama of Annapurna Himalayan peaks.
Morning enjoy the fantastic views of surrounding towering giant peaks of Annapurna with Gangapurna Himal and Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli.
Return journey a long walk down hill after MBC to Deurali, and then with short ups and down back into tall tree lines to Bamboo for overnight stop.
After a marvelous time around Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, check into a nice lodge.
After a pleasant overnight in Bamboo with the sound of river flow, a short climb and then on winding trail to Sinuwa Danda. From here down to Chomrong River with steep climb on stone steps to Chomrong village for lunch break.
Afternoon a short walk down to Jhinu village for last overnight around the hills of Annapurna Himalayas. At Jhinu enjoy the refreshing dip and a warm bath on natural hot-spring, situated close from the lodge at Jhinu.
Having breakfast walk over the bridge and then reaching on a road-head for exciting drive back to beautiful Pokhara for lunch and overnight stop.
Enjoy the afternoon exploring the lakeside facing grand views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himal range. Pokhara offers wide range of short Adventure Sports activities, like Para Gliding, Bungee Jumping, Zip Line and Ultra-Light flight etc.
Morning leaving the hotel in Pokhara, drive in a private vehicle or on regular Tourist Bus, as per size of a group. The scenic and interesting overland journey to Kathmandu on the same exciting highway. After hours of driving reaching back to your hotel in Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu with individual activities or get into shopping spree. Interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas with Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Age is no bar for this short moderate trek for a week duration, family with young kids and elderly people can join. But all needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy.
For young infants, can hire extra porter to carry the kids if required, especially on ups and downhill.
Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity from Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
From Pokhara onwards to ABC one can enjoy the comfort of nice lodges and guest house. As well with warm traditional hospitality in every overnight stops, people can choose from budget, standard lodges. But from Chomrong onwards to ABC the lodges are simple with basic rooms having common bathe and toilets.
But serving good foods as per the menu provided on every lodge restaurants in a nice large dining rooms.
The foods includes from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods, as well Mexican, Italian, Korean or Japanese in some lodge restaurants. Includes fresh bakery products also.
From Pokhara aerial distance of 37 k.m. / 23 miles, but walking after the drive covering maximum of 15 k.m. and minimum of 4-6 k.m.
The total walking distance is approx. 75 k.m. or 47 miles, the longest hours of walks is from Chomrong to Dovan and back to Bamboo, from Annapurna Base Camp. Rest of the walk average of 4-6 hours, depends upon one physical fitness also.
Yes, certainly of course a short panoramic flight of 30 minutes to land at Pokhara domestic airport, and vice versa on the way back. But the flight airfare depends upon the cost as set on the itinerary days. If the flight is not included on trip cost, it will be at extra cost, where trekkers needs to inform the Trek Landers Adventure on early booking.