‘The shortest and scenic base camp adventure in whole Himalaya range’
Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the shortest and most scenic 8,000 m mountain base camp trekking. A fabulous adventure of a week duration that leads you to the heart of massif Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks.
Most worldwide travelers are unaware that Mt. Annapurna is the world’s tenth highest peak. As well the first eight-thousander mountain ever climbed in the history of mountaineering, the first ascent by French Expeditions. In the year 1950 three years ahead than Mt. Everest was conquered in 1953 by Tenzing & Hillary.
Annapurna Himalaya is a massive group of peaks, with the main Mt. Annapurna-I at 8, 091 m / 26, 545 feet. Extends with A-II, A-III, and A-IV, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli peaks, and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Gangapurna Himal. As well with Singhu Chuli / Fluted peak, Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli, Machhapuchare Himal and Mardi Himal.
Adventure to Mt. Annapurna Base Camp, where you will be amidst an array of towering peaks within a picturesque Sanctuary. Amazing things to know about Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. The only base camp trek in the whole Himalayas, having the comfort of a nice cozy lodge.The interesting thing about Mt. Annapurna Base Camp is a trek of fewer worries without a problem of catching altitude sickness.
Elevation rises gradually as trekkers get acclimatized on day-to-day walks with overnight stops at designated destinations. A wonderful adventure of delightful moments, from the beginning of trekking right to the end at the beautiful location of Pokhara.
Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an adventure for all, one can enjoy being on the foot of the world’s towering peaks. Walk from low farmland heading towards cooler hills to a nice village of Chomrong, the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. The route leads further north following the Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp.
Enjoy the climb into the serene alpine forest and enter the Modi River gorge, as the walk proceeds reaching a scenic plateau. A magnificent area at Sanctuary and then a slow pleasant walk to Annapurna Base Camp. Located within amphitheaters of giant peaks and mountain ranges facing everlasting views and in the comfort of a nice lodge. After a glorious time at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary, return journey following the exciting path to Jhinu village. At Jhinu for the last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas, enjoy a refreshing time at its natural hot spring.
From Jhinu a short walk downhill to the road-head, where a few hours’ drives bring you back to beautiful Pokhara. On completing a marvelous adventure to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by our guide and staff with traditional greetings. Taking care of your baggage, and then a short drive to the hotel, located in the heart of a city near the exciting areas at Thamel. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag, join in with other members for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offering information regarding the trek, hotels, local lodge.
As well of local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali Restaurants. Entertains the environment with folk cultural program as introduction to Nepalese heritage and culture.
Morning after breakfast, at given time our city and cultural guide will receives you at the hotel. A short drive to the hub of Kathmandu city, for exciting tour of old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. The area is teemed with life and activities, a great way to soak into Nepalese cultures. Visiting historical and religious monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites most of the ancient buildings.
After an interesting time at Durbar Square, a short drive to Nepal’s most important landmark, the Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history. A Buddhist monument tucked on a hill top west of the city, from here visit the Hindu holy temple of Pashupatinath. The tour continues to large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, as well known as ‘Little Tibet’. A great place to enjoy the tour of the world’s largest Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Enjoying the day tour, transfer back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for the trekking and packing the right gear.
Depending upon the trip cost where flight or drive included, as per the size of a group either travel by private car, coach or in regular Tourist Bus to Pokhara.
An interesting overland journey and the best way to observe Nepal’s rural farm life, as drive heads beyond Kathmandu valley. Views of snow peaks along the drive following the Trisuli River for some hours. As drive diverts due west then reaching at beautiful city in Pokhara by the serene Phewa lake side.
Where most good hotels, shops and restaurants are located, an exciting place for overnight stop.
(Options for short flight of half hour to Pokhara from Kathmandu)
Morning enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas along with breakfast, and then a short drive takes you beyond Pokhara city. On reaching Nayapul town drive follows the Modi River to a long bridge near Jhinu village to start the walk.
The trail follows uphill facing beautiful landscapes of terrace fields, and into a cool forest as walk continues through farm villages. Finally the first day trek ends on reaching at a large village of Chomrong for overnight stop, check into a nice lodge.
Chomrong the gateway and the last permanent village on route to Annapurna base camp and Sanctuary. A lovely settlement of Gurung people the main tribes of Southern of Annapurna region interwoven to Buddhism religion and culture.
Morning walk leads down for a short while, on crossing the Chomrong stream, with steep climb on stone steps. As walk reaches at Sinuwa Danda, a small place on a ridge top with few lodges and shops. After a refreshing break walk on winding forested path with short downhill to a nice clearing at Bamboo.
A settlement with number of lodges close by the Modi River amidst forest of rhododendron, pines and bamboo. Possible lunch stop in one of its best lodge restaurants, afternoon few hour walk uphill into a dense forest.
After a good climb then reaching at Dovan, a small settlement with few simple guest house and lodge. Situated on a gorge of a Modi River, enjoy the overnight halt with the sound of a raging river flow.
From Dovan, morning walk leads a steep climb close to a waterfall as route leads above Modi River. Walk leads close to a large overhanging cave known as Hinko Cave close to a small settlement of Himalaya Hotel.
Having a short rest, continue walk over a rock fall of old avalanche area of Hiunchuli peak. As trail leads to short climb reaching a flat area at Deurali, a nice place with number of good lodges. Stopping here for lunch, from here onward tall tree lines fades for short alpine bushes and shrubs.
A steep climb for few hour to Machhapuchare Base Camp, in short MBC, located at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal. Popularly called as the Fish-Tail, the virgin and unclimbed peak, the area with few nice lodges for overnight halt.
Morning faces the grand views of Annapurna-I with Annapurna South with Hiunchuli peaks. Having breakfast, a short day walk of few hours to the main highlight of the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp. From here on entering the spectacular and beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary, enclosed by array of snow peaks.
As walk heads to a short climb on a grassy slope then reaching a flat plateau with Sanctuary. A slow gradual walk to Annapurna base camp, situated beneath towering mountain wall of Annapurna-I and Gangapurna Himal.
A picturesque and highest spot of the adventure, enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge. Every room faces grand views of surrounding snow peaks, having lunch, afternoon at leisure to marvel the glorious mountain panorama.
After an enjoyable time of a life time experience standing in the heart of massive
Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks. Return journey back to Bamboo with long descend encountering few short ups and gradual winding path.
A nice place for overnight at Bamboo, after a long day walk from Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary.
Enjoying a pleasant overnight with the sound of a river, morning walk short climb towards dense tree lines. As walk follows on winding pleasant path to Sinuwa Danda, and then down to Chomrong River. On crossing a bridge with last steep climb to Chomrong village for lunch stop facing excellent views of snow peaks.
After lunch a short climb and then down to Jhinu village, situated on a high ridge with several nice good lodges for last overnight halt. At Jhinu enjoy a refreshing warm dip and a bathe in its natural hot-spring close to the village.
Enjoy the breakfast on the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas, and then a short walk to a road-head. On ending the last walk of the adventure few hour drive to Pokhara, heading past villages and towns. As drive reaches Pokhara valley and the city area, and then transfer back to the hotel. After lunch rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.
Depart from the hotel in Pokhara, for interesting overland journey back to Kathmandu on the same scenic highway. On reaching the hotel in Kathmandu by late afternoon, rest of day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
(Option for short flight of half hour to Kathmandu from Pokhara)
Your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after an amazing great adventure to Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
The best seasons for Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is in spring and autumn/fall however one can visit nearly all year round, except the wet monsoon time of July and August.
The main flow and high season are spring starting from March to May, where days are longer with enough sun-light hours. Lower areas below 1,500 m are much warmer throughout the day, but on high hills cooler air for pleasant walks and views.
This is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to shorter bushes.
Morning and late afternoon till night time is cold from 2,000 m above, chances of light rain and snow-fall sometimes.
The next best season is autumn/fall, the high time for trekking around the Himalayas. Most days are crystal clear for scenic walks and best views, but short days due to sun-light hours. Can be much colder from late afternoon till the next morning before the sun hits the area. Chances of snow-fall sometimes from 2,500 m high.
Nepal is a country of the world’s highest mountain range known as the Himalayas, where 80 % of landscapes are covered by hills. As well as greater ridges and mountains, where one can expect walking ups and downhill. The only flat land of the country is located south, which extends from the Far East to the Far West of Nepal. The low land is known as the Terai belt, of sub-tropical climate, the country with most mid and high hills.
The people around the hills, especially around Annapurna Himalaya’s southern range and route Base Camp populated by Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya range. Practice Buddhism with ancient Bon a pre-Buddhism cult and religion. One can witness around the villages with every houses festooned with Buddhist with prayer flags.
The lower areas of Annapurna Himalaya are heavily cultivated with paddy and other seasonal crops. The hills are cooler covered in beautiful rainforests and higher areas. The hills are lined with rhododendron, oaks, hemlocks, and pine trees. Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages, with a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions.
On this trek expect more uphill and downhill walks, but with constant views of snow-capped peaks. Overlooking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri as far as Manaslu Himalaya range.
People with enough time in Nepal, can join in for various adventure sports activities in Pokhara. Likewise Paragliding, Ultra-Light Flight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer, White water or scenic float Rafting. Other extension program is Mountain Biking for few days, and trip to Chitwan National Park for Wild-Life Safari.