Annapurna Base Camp Trekking will be your grand adventure holiday in Nepal Himalaya, where you will right beneath Mt. Annapurna at base camp surrounded by giant mountains and within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with White Lotus leads you with enjoyable and scenic moments on daily walks exploring local hill villages and witness its farm life with colorful culture of Buddhism of Gurung people the hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya.
Walk leads you with constant views of high snow-capped peaks after a short drive from beautiful Pokhara, one of the most picturesque places in whole Himalaya region, regarded as best touristic destinations blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and calm lakes. The journey continues heading into cooler hills after being in low warm areas with a great change in temperatures entering into serene woods of tall rhododendron-oaks and pines trees and exploring local villages of Gurung then onward to high hills reaching Annapurna Sanctuary surrounded by giant mountains of massive Annapurna Himalaya.
At Annapurna base camp in the comfort of nice cozy lodge facing views of the dramatic mountain range of all Annapurna peaks, then heading back to Pokhara taking a route on different trails visiting Jhinu village, a place with fresh natural hot spring to enjoy before ending this marvelous adventure Annapurna Base Camp in Pokhara.
Outline Itinerary:Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel. Day 02: In Kathmandu options for a sightseeing tour and trek preparation. Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland. Day 04: Drive to trekking point and walk to Ghandruk village 1,940 m-05 hrs. Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hrs Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs. Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs. Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs. Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hrs. Day 10: Trek to Jhinu-Danda with hot spring 1,700m - 06 hrs. Day 11: Trek to Kyumi drive to Pokhara 860 m- 05 hrs. Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Day 13: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
- Accommodation: Hotels and lodge on treks
- Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Activities: Sightseeing tour, exciting drive, and scenic treks.
- Highest elevation: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m high.
- Trekking duration: 07 Nights and 08 days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
- Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (arrival to final departure)
- Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon times from June to mid-September. March to May the best time when wild-flower are in season October to December another best months for clear mountain views but cold in the morning and night time and a chance of snow
- On high hills of Annapurna with fantastic views on daily walks
- Enjoy grand dramatic scenery of mountains, green hills, and valleys
- Explore local Gurung traditional villages of an immense culture of Buddhism
- In the heart of Sanctuary and at Annapurna base camp enclosed with high peaks
- Lovely green forest of tall rhododendron-oaks and pine tree lines
offer remains constant. But if any case any changes occurs they can be adjusted.
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Guide and porters.
- All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in trekking.
- Tea house/lodge accommodation.
- Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
- All land transportation.
The exclusion remains constant. But if in case any changes occur they can be adjusted.
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes. And client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
Trek Itinerary Detail:Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by White Lotus staff/guide for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area an interesting place after checking into your hotel room, meet at the hotel lobby for group briefing regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with other information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable. The evening includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.Day 02: In Kathmandu options for a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities where you can join in our sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest as Kathmandu valley steeped with world heritage sites, rest of the day preparing for Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingDay 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
Morning overland journey to Pokhara of about 5- 6 hrs drive to reach Nepal Mid-West where ride leads past interesting farm villages and towns with views of snow-capped mountains till you reach Pokhara. On arrival transfer to your hotel by the lakeside of Phewa, with time for a short walk around the lakeside with views of Annapurna peaks. Dinner either in respective hotels or outside restaurants near the lakeside (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Pokhara by air from Kathmandu)Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Ghandruk 1,940 m- 05 hrs.
Morning breakfast and then drive to reach the starting point of the trek beyond Pokhara valley where the walk begins after few hours of scenic drives as walk leads past villages of Bhirethati, and then climb to reach at Ghandruk a large Gurung village for an overnight stop in local lodge.Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hrs
From Ghandruk catching morning views of Annapurna peaks, where walks leads to a short steep climb to Kimrong ridge and then descend entering at Kimrong river valley, after crossing a bridge with uphill to a ridge reaching gradual winding path paved with fine stonework to reach above Chomrong village and then a short descend to reach a nice and large village of Chomrong for overnight stop. One of the largest Gurung villages around Annapurna region and as well the last permanent human settlement on route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary where other areas beyond are just temporary settlement for trekkers.Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.
After a nice overnight stop in Chomrong morning starts on a downhill to cross a bridge over Chomrong river with uphill to Sinuwa located on a high ridge with a couple of Tea-House and shops facing grand views of dramatic landscapes of surrounding hills and valley with snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalaya range. From here walk leads into deeply forested areas on winding ups and then descend into dense woodland with bamboo grooves to a place called also as Bamboo. Bamboo a small settlement to cater needs of the trekkers with many good lodges located in a river gorge surrounded by a forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo. From a Bamboo walk on a gradual path into dense woods with easy ups to reach Dovan located within a gorge of Modi River with few lodges for travelers.Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.
The adventure leads closer to our highlight as walk leads on winding ups into the forest past Himalaya Hotel, located next to large overhanging cave Hinko which is directly beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River then with short climb to reach at Deurali for overnight stop, Deuarli onwards where tall tree lines stops for short alpine bushes, after Deuarli walk continues uphill following raging Modi river right up to Machhapuchare base camp for overnight stop, located at the bottom of majestic North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.
After a refreshing overnight stop at MBC (Machhapuchare base camp) an easy and short morning walk to reach our main highlight at Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground on a huge field or a plateau within Sanctuary enclosed by array of peak and soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest spot at above 4,095 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, one and only base camp in whole Himalaya region with the facility of the nice and cozy lodge, where rooms face views of Annapurna peaks.Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hrs.
Enjoying lovely moments with awesome scenery of peaks at Annapurna base camp, a long walk today on a downhill with few short ups to reach Bamboo place for an overnight stop, and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda with hot spring 1,700 m - 06 hrs.
Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hilltop our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half-hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.Day 11: Trek to Kyumi drive to Pokhara 860 m- 05 hrs.
Our last day of marvelous walks on Annapurna Base Camp trekking ends with downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas and rural village, where an exciting drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near to the shore of Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway past farm villages and town with last few hours climbs to reach the valley rim that takes you into the city of Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by air)Day 13: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
As per your international flight time for homeward bound or to next respective destinations, depart from the hotel where White Lotus staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport with final farewell after a great adventure and experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.