Annapurna Base Camp Trek


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Annapurna Base Camp Trek; a trek to the base camp of world’s 10th highest mountain is one the most popular trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a combination of stunning mountains views and ethnic Gurung culture and their living styles. A stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range is one of the famous treks all around the globe. Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek. One of the best trekking in Nepal collects many snowcapped mountains including Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Mt. Annapurna II (7,939m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m.), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m.) Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m.), Mt. Lamjung (6,986m.) and other many peaks in Annapurna Region. 
 
A trek through the high hills and ethnic villages of Gurung villages, trek to ABC offers both natural and cultural wonders of Annapurna Region and one can enjoy the natural hot spring. A trekking to explore Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) advances to observes rare flora and fauna of Annapurna Region. Ghorepani Poon Hill; a stunning sunrise view point of Nepal, Ghandruk and Chhomrung; culturally rich villages are other highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
 
As more than 70,000 tourist visits Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit each year, most amount in compared to other regions; Everest, Langtang and Manag; the best trekking seasons to trek Annapurna are Pre-monsoon( March-June) and Post-monsoon(Sept-Nov).
 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,334m): As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, a Trek Leader Expeditions representative will be there for your warm welcome and will escort to your hotel. In evening you will having a welcome dinner with our staff in one of the typical Nepali restaurant at Thamel. Overnight at Hotel. 
 
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334m.): Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place. 
 
Day 3:Drive to Pokhara(820m.):This morning you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It will take 6 hours to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city with many lakes. Pokhara is also the starting and ending point of our trekking. We stay overnight at Pokhara .
 
Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga( 1,577m.): After breakfast, this day we take a private vehicle and drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours). From there we start our trekking of Annapurna Base Camp. From Nayapul, an ascending trail takes us to Tikhedhunga. In Tikhedhunga you can get nice teahouses for comfort overnight. 
 
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m.): This day we trek to Ghorepani through dense rhododendron (National flower of Nepal). From Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, we take ascend trail which takes 6-7 hours walking. Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village which offers the stunning views of snowcapped mountains. We stay overnight at one of the wonderful teahouses of Ghorepani. 
 
Day 6: Visit Poon Hill (3,210m.) and Trek to Tadapani (2,630m.): Early morning before breakfast, we trek to Poonhill for sunrise view in the mountains. Poonhill offers stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains ranges. It takes 1 hour to reach Poonhill and we spend about one hour at Poonhill for views. After then we trek back to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani we take our breakfast and trek walk towards Tadapani. It is an ascending trail towards Tadapani which takes 6-7 hours.
 
Day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m.): From Tadapani we first take ascending trail through dense rhododendron forest then takes descend trail and take us towards Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung settlement is situated at the lap of Annapurna ranges. Chhomrong offers the scenic views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiuchuli mountains. Explore Chhomrong, enjoy local hospitality.
 
Day 8: Chhomrung to Himalaya (2,920m.): Take breakfast, tie your shoes and get ready to trek towards Himalaya. We first descent to Chhomrong Khola. We then cross the Chhomrong Khola and trek through rhododendron. We pass a seasonal settlement of Sinuwa. This day we also cross Bamboo and Kaligandaki gorge. With 6-7 hours walking we finally reach Himalaya and stay overnight in one of the teahouse at Himalaya.
 
Day 9: Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m.): A steep up trail from Himalaya takes us to Machhaouchre Base Camp. We will pass Hinku cave on the trail before reaching Machhapuchre Base Camp. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp from Himalaya. At Machhapuchre Base Camp one can enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna II (7,555m.), Himchuli and Machhapuchre (Fishtail) itself.
 
Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,150m.):  An ascend trail from Machhapuchre Base Camp takes you to Annapurna Base Camp-the destiny of this trekking. From Annapurna Base Camp you can enjoy the awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains like Machhpuchre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli and more peaks.
 
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m.):  Early morning you can enjoy the stunning sunrise view at Annapurna Base Camp. After then we take a descending trail towards Bamboo where we stay overnight at Bamboo.
 
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda(1,760m.) from Bamboo: Day to trek Jhinudanda; the hot spring place. Our trail follows the same trail until Chhomrung. From Chhomrung we descend down to Jhinu Danada; overnight place of the day. At Jhinu Danda you will have an opportunity to take a dip in natural hot springs. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. 
 
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (820m.): Final day of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking. This day we first trek back to Nayapul. From Nayapul we take a private vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara you can either take rest or walk around the beautiful city. 
 
Day 14: Drive back Kathmandu (1,334m.):Day to say good bye Pokhara. We take our bus and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu your guide will help you to get to your hotel. Evening will for a farewell dinner with Trek Leader Expeditions Team. O/N.
 
Day 15: Fly back home: Collecting all wonderful memories in Nepal, today is day to fly back home. A Trek Leader Expeditions representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. See you soon in Nepal.