The Annapurna Sanctuary / Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheatre formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The vast amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingThe flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants . We start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti(1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary – a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.
The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier .Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machapuchare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus at 7:00 am from Kantipath.
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.experience Nepalese tradition and culture.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 mtr. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Visit to Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sun rise viewing and trek to Tadapani (2650 mtr. 5hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (1920 mtr. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan (5 hours walking) 2505 mtr Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to MBC (4700 mtr. 4/5 hours walking) Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to ABC (4130 mtr. 2/3 hours walking) then trek back to Deurali to stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek back to chhomrong (7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek back to Ghandrung (5 hours walking) Explore around Ghandruk village at afternoon then stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek back to nayapul (4 hours walking) and drive by local bus/ taxi to Pokhara then stay overnight at selected hotel at Pokhara.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus at 7:30 am from pokhara. And stay overnight at selected hotel in kathmandu.