- Annapurna Trekking Packages
- Manaslu Trekking Packages
- Upper Mustang Trekking
- Day Tours
On a whole, this trek offers you the opportunity to visit magnificent high mountains in reasonably short time frame and without the need to climb higher where you get surrounded by soaring peaks of Annapurna and the spectacular glaciers.
Beginning from the lowland villages and farm terraces to glaciers, this amazing trek which is also called Annapurna Sanctuary Trek passes through a variety of topography, different cultures and landscapes. This trek provides you with supreme access to stunning horizons of snowy peaks. It combines some of the most magnificent mountain scenery with an enthralling insight into the livelihood of middle hill Nepalese. This trek will take your through an ever-changing scenery of rice fields, lowland local villages and misty forests to the glacier. It gives you the opportunity to envelop yourself with the Himalayan peaks by observing the glacier basin of Annapurna Base Camp formed by Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.
This region includes the famous view point, Poonhill, from where you can observe the entire Annapurna range. This trek traverses scenic deep valleys, scattered villages and lush rhododendron forests and ascends to the narrow gorge of the sinking Modi Khola. The walk above Chomrong can be coarse and a bit challenging but it will worth your every struggle and effort when you get to rest in the Sancutuary. This trek used to be very complicated due to the problems of lodge and food but nowadays it has become a lot easy as there are many new facilities between Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk.
On a whole, this trek offers you the opportunity to visit magnificent high mountains in reasonably short time frame and without the need to climb higher where you get surrounded by soaring peaks of Annapurna and the spectacular glaciers. The landscape is simply dramatic to get surrounded by high mountains all around.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Check into the Hotel (O/N)
Like most of your predecessors to Nepal, you too will be first catching up a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport with a warm welcome, and then show you to your hotel room. The rest of the day is reserved for your rest.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Plus Shopping (O/N)
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is famous for the Durbar Square site, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath and such other monuments expressing the excellence of the Nepalese art and culture. There are so many places to visit in Kathmandu alone that one day is not quite enough. All the same, our guide will have you tour through the best part of Kathmandu in a single day.
Day 3: Drive To Pokhara From Kathmandu (O/N)
From Kathmandu, your guide will take you to Pokhara, which is just about 6-7 hours drive (or you can take a 25 minutes flight there). If time allows, you may be able to roam through the paradise like city of Pokhara. You could dare yourself for paragliding from Sarangkot or just have a peaceful boating on the pristine Phewa Tal, upon the surface of which is reflected the glorious Mt. Macchapucchare.
Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul then Tikhedhunga (1577m) (O/N)
Another short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul – the starting point at which roads disappear and trails appear. From hereon, your actual trekking begins, with the first hike taking you to Tikhedhunga (1577m). There you will lodge for the night at generally a Tea House (a mountain lodge for accommodation and meals).
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) (O/N)
The next day you will take another climb to Ghorepani, which resides at the height of 2850m. This area has a dense forest, the highlight of which is the red blossom of rhododendron flowers in the spring season. You will spend the night here at one of the mountain lodges.
Day 6: Ghorepani To Poon Hill & Then Trek To Tadapani (2610m) (O/N)
The following morning, you will rise up earlier than the sun, and hike up to Poon Hill public park area, which is less than 1-hour climb. This spot is famous for the scenic view of the Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri mountains. Watch as the first few rays of the rising sun illuminates the summit of these grand Himalayas, with the sky above exquisitely colored with shades of yellow, orange and red.
Trekkers will then descent back to their lodge at Ghorepani for breakfast. Then, in a few hours, you will start fresh for another climb uphill, a descent down a ravine and then another ascent up the other side of ridge, which brings you to Tadapani.
Day 7: Tadapani-Sinwa (2310m) (O/N)
From Tadapani, the route will lead us down a steep hill, blooming with rhododendron flowers. We then cross a bridge over the Khimrong Khola, leaving two villages behind us, and then another 3 hours of hike will bring us to Chhomrong (a great place to watch the Macchapucchare and Annapurna peaks). Next is a descent downhill, and then an ascent uphill, and voila – Sinwa village, where we camp for the night.
Day 8: Sinwa-Deurali (3150m) (O/N)
Dense forests of bamboo and rhododendron will keep us company (watch out for exotic wildlife though, especially for the snow leopard) as we move on from Sinwa to Dovan, and then we pass by the Himalaya Hotel, cross two small streams, climb up the Hinko cave, and then make a final ascent to Deurali. Rest at a guesthouse to relieve your weary feet from the 6 hours long hike of the day.
Day 9: Deurali-Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) (O/N)
This is gonna be a wonderful day. We will be making our way through avalanche tracks, and ascent up through the not-so-steep trail to Bagar (it’s a pretty little meadow with some inactive hotels; 3310m). A somewhat strenuous ascent will then bring us to the fabulous Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 3820m, and offers splendid vista of Himalayan peaks.
Leaving behind the exotic base camp of Macchapuchhare, we follow the trail up through an alpine meadow, devoid of any vegetation and consisting generally of huge snow chunks that melt on to become tiny streams. As we ascent up, the wide trail slowly opens up to the Annapurna Base Camp (aka the sanctuary) popular for its 360-degree panorama of snowcapped mountains, especially that of the grand Machhapuchhare (aka Fishtail mountain, 6997m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7229m), Hiunchuli (6441m) among others. Go on. Take a picture.
Day 10: Annapurna base camp-Bamboo (2310m) (O/N)
We wake up at dawn to catch the exotic sunrise over the snowcapped peaks of the Himalaya, and then after taking a breakfast, we will backpedal to Dovan, making a brief stop once more at Machhapuchare Base camp. From Dovan, we then descent down through thick forests, catch a pretty sight of a waterfall and then walk further downhill to Bamboo, where we will lodge at a teahouse for the night.
Day 11: Bamboo-Jhinu Danda (1760m) (O/N)
From Bamboo, our next 6 hours hike will take us through a steep ascent up to Kuldi Ghar, then to Sinwa village, and after that there’s those thousand or so stone steps that open up at Upper Chhomrong. One final descent from Chhomrong, and we arrive at Jhinu Danda, The major attraction here, besides the scenery, is the hot spring, a bath which can relieve your muscles off fatigue.
Day 12: Jhinu danda-Nayapul-Pokhara (O/N)
Prepare for the last hike, as we descent down from Jhinu Danda, make way across the New Bridge, walk through the Kyumi village and Syauli Bazaar, and then trek to Birethanti in about five hours. One hour further is Nayapul, and from there we can take a public transport to Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara-Kathmandu(O/N)
Next is a short and scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, and afterwards, you can catch your international flight back to your home country. Namaste!