Annapurna Base Camp
MODERATE ADVENTURES (GRADE 3)
March-May & September-December
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu, the beautiful capital city of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Upon clearing airport formalities, transfer to your hotel, Evening briefing about the trekking at hotel lobby. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara (200 KM/ 5-6 Hours drive)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pokhara. Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, with a magnificent lake of crystal-clear Himalayan water, Pokhara is a serene hill town in the foothills of Himalayas. Pokhara offers fascinating view of Annapurna range including the fish tail peak of Machapuchare. The locals, called Pokhralis, will greet you with warm smiles and unforgettable hospitality. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.
Afternoon free & easy and you can hang out to lake side. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and trek to Trikhedhunga
After breakfast, we will depart Pokhara at around 7:30 by a private car. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi River draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi River. We follow upstream Burungdi River climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where we will spend the night.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2800 M/ 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will start our days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 05: Excursion to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540 M/ 5-6 hours)
Early morning excursion to Poon Hill which will be around 45-50 minutes trek. Poon Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. We will hike for about 50 mints to Pun Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each.
Day 06: Trek to Chhomroong (2100 M/ 5-6 Hours)
You can see the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail Mountain from Tadapani. After breakfast we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung River. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offers the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).
Day 07: Trek to Dovan (2400 M/ 6-7 hours)
After breakfast, Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of ‘Bamboo’ in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m).
Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3300 M/ 5-6 hours)
After breakfast at Lodge, we start trek to Deurali. Above Dovan we enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace we gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4300 M/ 5-6 hours)
The trail from Deurali to fishtail base camp is avalanche prone area. So we will change the route to the other side of the Modi River according to the situation. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world’s highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree.
Day 10: Trek to down to Bamboo (3500 M/ 6-7 hours)
After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before we climb to Sinwa. Overnight in Lodge at Bamboo.
Day 11: Trek to down to Jhinju Danda (1600 M/ 6-7 hours)
We follow the same trail that we took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steps to the village of Jhinu. We settle into our lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the Shore of Modi River. Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain. Overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
After breakfast we walk gradual downhill for about 3 hours to reach Nayapul. We stop for lunch at Birethanti. At Nayapul we catch land transfer to go to Pokhara. The drive lasts for an hour. Check in at Hotel and afternoon free & easy on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon free & easy. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with Nepalese cultural performance.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight for onward destination.
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LEISURELY ADVENTURES (GRADE 2)
These treks generally involve 5 to 6 hours walking per day on average. Any active person can easily participate on these trips and any reasonably fit person will find them exhilarating. For preparation, we recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, swimming, etc.) minimum of 2 to 4 weeks before departure. Remember that the fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the adventure.
MODERATE ADVENTURES (GRADE 3)
These are moderate treks involving 6 hours plus walking on certain days. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips, provided they do not suffer any medical conditions affected by strenuous exercise. For preparation, we recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, swimming, etc.) minimum of 4 to 6 weeks before departure.
ADVENTUROUS TRIPS (GRADE 4 )
These are harder treks. They are within the capabilities of most people but you must quite fit before departure. Older people, particularly over the age of 50, must prepare themselves well and should not consider joining these trips if fitness is not an important routine of their normal life. Those with high blood pressure, asthma and heart conditions should not participate on these trips. We recommend a program of sports or aerobic activities (cycling, stair walking, running ) minimum of 6 to 8 weeks before departure.
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