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Located in western Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the outstanding moderate nature trekking trails. This trail has been attracting anyone’s attention through its geographic diversity including breath-taking landscape; panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of great Himalayas such as Annapurna-I(8,091m), Annapurna-II (7,937m), Annapurna-III (7,555m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,998m), and Gangapurna; scenic river banks; picturesque forest valley; Hindu and Buddhists temples; culturally rich traditional villages of ethnic communities of Magar, Gurung, Ghale, and Thakali and their hospitality. The trek is relatively shorter and can be completed in 16 days.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara and Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus 
Day 04: Trek to Landrung 
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 
Day 06: Trek to Himalaya Hotel 
Day 07: Rest Day in Himalaya Hotel
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp 
Day 10: Trek to Chomrong 
Day 11: Trek to Ghandrunk 
Day 12: Trek to Banthanti 
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani 
Day 14: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara 
Day 15: Fly/drive to Kathmandu
Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu

Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration: 16 days
Grade: ModerateTrek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sight seeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotels, Lodges, Teahouses
Transportation: Private car and flight
Maximum altitude: 4,130m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley 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 valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara and Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus (1,700m)
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. For this, in the early morning, after having breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara city, 200 km west from Kathmandu. It takes 5-6 hours on a tourist vehicle or you can take a flight as well. We will be passing through beautiful forests, deep gorges and Nepali villages on our way to the destination. Upon arrival in Pokhara we will take a short 1-hour drive to Phedi where the trek starts. After 2 hours of hiking we will reach Dhampus. 
 
Day 04: Trek to Landrung (1,550m)
You can have your first glance of snow-capped mountains from Dhampus with the early morning sunrise. After breakfast, we will head towards Pothana which offers splendid view of Mount Machhapuchhre and other mountains. Walking through farmlands of villages and forests, we will eventually reach Landrung and you will be accommodated at local teahouse.
 
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong (2,100m)
From Landrung, you will march along the mountainous path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then come across a dense forest of bamboos. Your trek will not stop here. After trekking for a while, you will approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy drinks or snacks. Thereafter, you will resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after walking for five hours you will reach Chomrong which is the best place to observe the prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre. 
 
Day 06: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,850m)
Today you will have to first go downhill to the river called Chomrong and then uphill to Khudi-ghar. Hiking through dense bamboo forest and rhododendron bushes, amazing landscapes, and the Annapurna Himalaya range, the trail will take you to your final destination of the day, i.e., Himalaya Hotel.
 
Day 07: Rest Day in Himalaya Hotel
After continuous trek of four days, today is the rest day. You will spend your entire day taking complete rest, contemplating and planning for upcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations.
 
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)
After breakfast, your day will start climbing the route onwards Himalaya Hotel. On the way you can explore the Hinku cave. After lunch, the trail will continue to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp for overnight stay where you can have the closest glimpse of Machhapuchhre along with Annapurna-I and Gangapurna.
 
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp (4,130m)
This day you will be descending through a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming lands. As soon as you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, you will witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif.
 
Day 10: Trek to Chomrong (2,100m)
Upon discovering the Annapurna South Base Camp, today you will head towards Chomrong by passing the dense forest of mixed plant life, cultivated lands, and grasslands. 
 
Day 11: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)
This day you must trek to Ghandruk by walking around for 3 – 4 hours. This trail offers you the similar kind of objects to see and observe as you saw during the previous days of trek i.e. forests, landscapes, and sights of great Himalaya range.
 
Day 12: Trek to Banthanti (2,410m)
Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will move on a path of a steep slope. As you ascend, you will pass through the dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to view heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. Then, 3 hours of walk will finally take you to Banthanti.
 
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani (2,880m)
Today, you will proceed ahead and a continued walking for 3 hours will lead you to Ghorepani which is considered to be one of the best tourist spot. Here, you will be accommodated at the local teahouse.
 
Day 14: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara 
After enjoying the mesmerizing sights of Dhaulagiri and other popular Annapurna Himalaya range, you will leave Ghorepani and walk ahead to Nayapul where you will be picked up by vehicle to transfer to Pokhara. The drive takes about one hour to reach the downtown city.
 
Day 15: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be either driven to the Pokhara airport to take a flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and relaxation.
 
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.

 

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