Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu and drive to hotel over night Hotel.
It’s a wonderful experience flying into Kathmandu on a bright sunny day. The vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks rambling down below you are almost thrilling and real exciting, beginning a whole connection of memorable experiences that stay with you for a very long time to come. And as your plane hits the runaway, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and the first over night at your hotel in old Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus/car or flight (it is 6 hour journey)
It is a lovely 6-7 hours journey by road as you drive through a scenic highway, getting fantastic views of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles as well as farm terraces and villages that give us some insights into Nepal’s colorful rural landscapes. After a rest and some refreshing snacks, you can walk around the lakeside of this beautiful city of lakes to explore the many attractive surrounding areas. Your first overnight in the city of lakes – Pokhara. Breakfast
Day 03: After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul by private Car /Van; we then begin our trek to Tikhedhunga.
After reaching Nayapul, our trek starts! After a 15 minutes short hike along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m), a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From here, the trail continues through the village. The route follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day; our journey allows us to get used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. We then make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of gentle hiking from Nangethanti, we will reach Ghorepani at 2775m. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 05: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
We will get up early in the morning and after a hot cupper coffee, we go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here we will get superb views of an amazing sunrise, and panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Fishtail, and a lot of other well known peaks. After excursion to Poon Hill, we will go back to our hotel; enjoy a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrung
The day starts with steep downhill hike. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is a village inhabited by the Gurung ethnic community. We then take an easy walk to Chhomrung at (2020m). Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 07: Trek to Dovan
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola & again we continue climbing to Khudighar at 2380m where there is an ACAP Check post, and continuous walking brings us to Dovan for an overnight at our lodge – B. L. D
Day 08: Trek to Deurali
The day begins with the climb through bamboo, and then lovely rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko at 3020m. Our accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanches which will hopefully not happen when we are there. In most cases avalanches occur in the monsoons. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4230m]
Today the trail climbs up past the Machhapuchare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. We can either end the day at Machhapuchare Base Camp or trek for two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. As we get to the Annapurna South Base Camp, we stand to behold awesome striking landscapes, grand panoramic views of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Hereabouts, the mountain scenery literally stops our breath for several seconds, leaving us stunned. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 10: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and track back to Dovan [2030m]
After a hot breakfast, we check out from base camp with the trail descending on a stone staircase, we cross a swaying suspension bridge, and then climb out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on the west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) we reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb through rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then only a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge at Dovan at (2030m.). Stay overnight at our lodge – B.L.D.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). [1750m]
Our path descends to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar where the trail turns quite flat until we reach Sinuwa. We then gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola, where we follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail goes steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town we walk down for 20 minutes to reach the hot spring at the banks of the Modi Khola. We Enjoy the evening at the hot spring and relax our bodies. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 12: Trek to Pothana [1600m] via Landruk
The first part of the trek is descending and then proceeds along flat land until we reach Himal Pani. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, we arrive at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin communities. Our trail then gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascends and returns to level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. The trail then gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. This is a day where we will enjoy hiking by lovely waterfalls, viewing landscapes of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and many more huge peaks. Overnight at our lodge – B.L.D
Day 13: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Early in the morning, we get to enjoy glorious views of a stunning Sunrise through Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchare & the sweet countryside. After breakfast, we take a 2 hours easy downhill hike to Phedi where the road links us to Pokhara. It is simply half an hour drive to Pokhara from Phedi. In the Afternoon, we relax by chilling out with some beers or go shopping on our own by the lakeside in lovely Pokhara.
Overnight at our hotel – B.B
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu by car/ or a tourist coach
If we fly back to Kathmandu, it’s a 35 minutes flight, however, a Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first cable car is operated to reach the Manakamana Temple [the temple of wishes]. This is a great scenic drive that we can enjoy very much. We reach Kathmandu and check into our hotel and a comfortable bed. Overnight in Kathmandu with breakfast
Day 15: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
After a good night’s sleep, we wake up, refresh, have a few cuppers with breakfast and then get set for our Kathmandu cultural tour. Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.
Overnight at our hotel in the valley of the gods – Breakfast
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for our onward Journey home.
After a lovely b/fast, we prepare for our departure to the airport for our connecting flight home. Our vehicle and our office representative will be on standby at your hotel to pick you up for your transfer to the airport. Family Adventure Treks and Expeditions has enjoyed the time we spent together and we do hope in the months ahead you will remember us and the amazing holiday you enjoyed in our country Nepal. Adios friend, we hope to meet again someday!