|Fitness Level||: Moderate||Max-Altitude||: 4130m / 13549.70ft|
|Country||: Nepal||Group Size||: 2-12 people|
|Trip Start||: Kathmandu||Trip Finish||: Kathmandu|
|Meals||: Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals during trek|
|Accommodation||: Standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses on trek|
With varied, stunning landscape the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal has become everybody’s choice as the scenic trek in the Annapurna region. Unlike the Everest Base Camp, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp can be completed within a shorter timeframe; it’s ideal for those having limited time but yet want to have a memorable mountain experience to the fullest.
One would definitely enjoy walking on the trail of Annapurna Base Camp trekking which is well-trodden taking you through terraced farmlands, verdant rhododendron forests and diverse landscape with spectacular Annapurna range in view. Our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp follows the itinerary with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Siwei, a little different from the usual ABC trek itinerary. It’s a rewarding experience to savour this trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Once you reach the Annapurna Base Camp you’d be welcomed by the superb view of the Annapurna massif. It’s an unforgettable experience you’d have in this trip.
Trekking to the base camp of Annapurna is the perfect choice should you want to trek to high altitude in the Himalayas with short acclimatization period reaching 4130 m at the Annapurna Base Camp. Less arduous than the Everest Base Camp trek, the trails of the ABC trek would be apt for any with moderate fitness level.
Our trips are always well guided and should you want to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp we assure you’d be placed in hands of an experienced guide who knows the Annapurna region like the back of his hands.
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Altitude: 1300m/4264 ft
As you make your way out of the arrival gates, look out for a cheerful face of our Wind Horse representative holding a placard, with your name on it. He will drop you to the hotel. Rest awhile to shake off that jetlag! Stroll around the vicinity and acquaint yourself to the city, the vibrant marketplaces and the colorful ambience of the surroundings will definitely spellbind you. It may seem chaotic at first, but eventually you will give in to the city’s charisma. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Altitude: 823m/2,700ft | Drive 6-7 hrs
Following breakfast, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara offering views of rivers, terrace fields and captivating view of the Annapurna range as you near the city- scenic lake city of Pokhara. Feel free to take a stroll through the city in the evening or relax by the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.
Altitude: 2170m/6944ft | Drive 2-3 hrs |Trek 3-4 hrs
After you’ve had your breakfast, you’d be driving to Siwai meandering through beautiful landscape with the majestic mountains in view, passing many local settlements till you reach Siwei. From here you’d ascend till you reach the village of Chhomrong. You’d be welcomed by the stunning view of the huge Annapurna massif. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Altitude: 2920m/9344ft|Trek 7-8 hrs
Following your breakfast, this day also involves similar walking having to walk down on 2500 stone steps, then crossing the swaying suspension over the Chhomrong River. Then you’d trek uphill to Sinuwa, and the trail traverses a beautiful forest to Kuldihar, followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Then, you’d carry on walking traversing the bamboo forest here you are hid from the sun most of the time; the area is damp and cold. The day has some steady climb sections that are steep; make sure you are wearing sturdy pair of trekking boots. Once you have reached the Himalaya Hotel (name of the place) you can find yourself bathing in the sun again. There are amazing views you don’t want to miss like the remarkable view of the glacial river while trekking. Overnight in Himalayan Hotel.
Altitude: 4130m/13216ft|Trek 6-7 hrs
Today’s walk initially starts with a steep climb you’d reach the Hinku Cave trekking through a drier forest. The trail here goes down close to the river and climbs to Deurali offering scenic view of the mountains getting closer. You’d be entering in the valley, that’s just too astounding with less vegetation with rock cliffs so steep above with cascading, silvery waterfalls. The trail goes up a river bed then it steepens against the cliffs. Following a short trek you’ll reach Bagar. Now, be prepared for a bit arduous trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp- a real test for your legs. The views from Machhapuchhre Base Camp will leave you stunned the highlight being the grand, untouched Machhapuchhre with other peaks like Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna you cannot miss those views at all. As we approach the Annapurna we traverse alpine meadows and later the trail gently climbing up. The vegetation becomes sparse en route to Annapurna Base Camp with trail really wide when entering the Annapurna sanctuary. This is where the view of south face of Annapurna appears really up close which makes this trek one of the scenic experience. The are other mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks from the Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Altitude: 2360m/7552ft| Trek 7-8 hrs
It’s our day to trek back to Sinuwa which is a long walk. Watch out! It’s time to challenge if your knees are shaky while trekking downhill to Dovan though it’s less strenuous. Then, trek uphill to reach Bamboo. Enjoy the beautiful, picturesque landscape which can indeed make you forget your tiredness. Next you’d be trekking uphill traversing rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests. From Bamboo, you’d reach Kuldighar trekking uphill followed by trekking to Chhomrong River downhill to reach Sinuwa. You’d be halting for the night. Overnight in Sinuwa.
Altitude: 827m/2712ft |Trek 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, from Sinuwa you’d be climbing up the stone stairs to Chhomrong. Then you’d reach Jhinu Danda descending downhill, and carry on your walk to Siwei. If time permits you can relax at the hot springs in Jhinu Danda. At Siwei, your vehicle would be waiting for you to take you back to Pokhara. It’s time to pamper oneself after the trek or hop into one of the bars or pubs by the lakeside to unwind and relax. Overnight in Pokhara.
Altitude: 1300m/4,264ft | Drive 6-7 hrs
Following an early breakfast, get ready to drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Enjoy the drive which is indeed fantastic passing by beautiful Nepalese countryside of little towns, river and villages. Once you reach Kathmandu, check in at your hotel. Free to explore on your own, indulge in some last minute shopping or visit some UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. It’s time to get triumphant of your journey, so a farewell dinner in the evening will be arranged for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our cheerful representative will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. The mystic land of the Himalayas holds many more secrets to be told. Come back again for another adventure visiting our spectacular mountains.
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