Nepal Trekking Annapurna is the best travel journey to Annapurna Base Camp. It will take you along the route use by expeditions attempting the massive south face of Annapurna I. The walking holidays combines some of the most spectacular Himalayan scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of the Nepali people. The journey into the Annapurna sanctuary is unbelievable, and you will see the stunning peaks which surround the area, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,218m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Manaslu (8,163m), as well as Nilgiri (7,041m) and the sacred fishtail of Machhapuchhre (6,993m). The Annapurna walking holidays will be unforgettable!
Annapurna is a Sanskrit word meaning Goddess of the Harvests. This is fitting, since the area around the mountain is covered with fertile fields. The Annapurna region is the second most popular trekking in Nepal.
This is medium walking holidays and a good level of physical fitness is required for Annapurna walking holidays. No need to carry heavy bag pack since there is well developed tea house facilities along the trail. We stay at guest house and eat there during Annapurna walking holidays. A good trekking gear or equipment is necessary like good sleeping bag, used trekking shoes. Electricity is available at most of the places.
Annapurna trek Nepal will be wonderful if you trek with professional trekking guide. Annapurna trekking permit and TIMS card is required for waking and trekking holidays.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
We meet and receive you at Kathmandu airport once you arrive in Kathmandu airport, the transfer to hotel. Free day remaining of the days and walk around Thamel market on your own.
Day 2: Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (1,300m)
After having breakfast and a short pre-departure meeting, we offer a guided sightseeing tour around the three royal cities of the Kathmandu valley, including Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square. On this tour, you will get to see dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples detailing the rich cultural history of the Nepali people.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m, 6 hours)
We start our journey early by driving to the beautiful city of Pokhara. The spectacular journey along Nepal river valleys will offer wonderful views of organic biodiversity. The journey will take approximately six hours. In option you could take 30 minute Kathmandu Pokhara scenic flight as well. We will spend the night in a hotel overlooking the stunning Lake Phewa.
Day 4: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m, 5 hours)
We begin our trek at Nayapul, an hour drive from Pokhara. We will journey through the village of Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River, then climb gradually on the main trail up the side of the valley. We reach Hile just before Tikhedhunga.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2,856m, 5-6 hours)
From Tikhedhunga, the trail crosses a stream and ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). Our trek gently ascends up to Banthanti through oak and rhododendron forest before arriving at Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region.
Day 6: Ascend Poon Hill (3,200m) and trek to Tadapani (2,540m, 6-7 Hours)
We break camp early to trek to Poonhill, which provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas, as well as a panoramic mountain view. After watching the sun slowly rise over the majestic peaks of the Himalayas, we will return to Ghorepani before passing through the pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. We descend to Banthanti before winding our way to Tadapani.
Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (2,342m, 5-6 Hours)
This is a fairly easy descent through forests of oak, pine and rhododendron before reaching the village of Chhomrong, around noon. Chhomrung is home to the Gurung people, one of the many ethnic groups native to Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume and lifestyle.
Day 8: Trek to Doban (2,509m, 5-6 Hours)
We descend to the bottom of the valley. After passing a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola, a steep climb will take us to Sinuwa village (2340m). Post-lunch in Sinuwa, we continue through the rhododendron and bamboo forest toward Doban.
Day 9: Dovan to Deurali (3,100m, 4-5 Hours)
We climb to Deurali through a lush rhododendron and bamboo forest. The village is nestled in the valley of the Modi Khola River, in the foothills of the Annapurna massif, surrounded by mountain peaks.
Day 10: Trek Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m, 5-6 Hours)
The day begins with short two-hour hike to Machhapuchhare Base Camp at 3,900m, then onto Annapurna Base Camp. Both sites are surrounded by steep glacially carved cliffs. The camps give a spectacular view of the Himalayas, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar.
Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m, 5-6 Hours)
We begin our journey back to Kathmandu. The trek follows the same trail which led us deep into the Annapurna Sanctuary. From Annapurna Base Camp, we will retrace our steps back down the trail, through Deurali and Doban, until we reach Bamboo.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,750m, 5-6 hours)
We trek back to Chhomrong, then journey another hour to Jhinu Danda, where you can enjoy a relaxing dip at the natural hot spring.
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1,890m, 6-7 hours)
After breakfast, we continue along the trail to Pothana. From the village, there is an excellent view of Machhapuchhure peak (6,697m).
Day 14: Pothana to Pokhara (850m, 3-5 hours)
We return to the beautiful forests of Nepal as we descend into the village of Phedi. From Phedi, we take a 30-minute drive to Pokhara, where we will stay overnight and enjoy the city.
Day 15: Return to Kathmandu (1,300m, 6 Hours)
From Pokhara, it is about a six-hour drive to Kathmandu. The highway is cut into the side of the river valley and follows a series of steep rocky gorges, landslides and roaring rapids crossed by precarious suspension bridges, before entering the Kathmandu valley. This is a free evening for shopping and last-minute sightseeing. There is a celebratory dinner with us.
Day 16: Kathmandu Airport (1,300m)
We will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home. We hope you enjoyed your journey with us.