Ghorepani-Annapurna Bc Trek
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2 & more
- Best Seasons: All season
- Accomodation: Lodge
Ghorepani-Annapurna Base Camp trek, which reaches the apotheosis at Annapurna Base Camp (4120m), is one trek that completely envelopes the travelers into the capsule of the mesmerizing Annapurna region. The easy trail, comfortable tea-houses, and the availability of some of the unique natural wonders make Annapurna one of the most popular trek destinations in Nepal. Both amateur and experienced trekkers can enjoy the trek to Annapurna. Additionally, the trek also offers insight on the lifestyle and culture of the indigenous Gurung tribe of mid-west Nepal.
The 13-days trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. You’ll embark on the road journey to the touristic city of Pokhara before heading towards Nayapul. To cut the route short, you can choose to fly to Pokhara. The trek begins at Nayapul. A neatly built 3,200 stone steps from Ulleri will take you to the village of Ghorepani. You’ll also hike to the watchtower of Poon Hill to catch the sunrise before heading towards Tadapani. You’ll pass through the picturesque villages of Sinuwa, Bamboo, Deurali, Dobhan, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp before resting at ABC. The culturally rich villages are mostly inhabited by the Gurung inhabitants, an indigenous hill-tribe. You can witness their culture, lifestyle, architecture, and cuisines along the way. ABC is surrounded by Himalaya peaks on all sides. While trekking from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to ABC, you can catch the serene sight of surrounding Annapurna range and peaks like Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Hiunchuli (6441m).The Kali Gandaki gorge separates Annapurna massif from Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the 7th highest mountain in the world. While trekking back, you’ll retrace your previous path and cross Deurali, Dobhan, Sinuwa, Chhomrong and Jhinu Danda before conceding the trek at Siwai. The availability of roadways at Siwai enables you to cut the trek short and catch a ride back to Pokhara. Ghorepani-Annapurna Base Camp remains mostly accessible during spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov).
Himalayan Treasure Trekking has been organizing custom treks around Nepal with great care and expertise. We offer all-inclusive trek packages which cover entire transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits and the entire logistics.
- Himalayan Flora and Fauna
- Sunrise and sunset view over the Himalaya
- Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Magar and Gurung lifestyle and culture.
- 360 Degree view of Annapurna Himalayan range from Annapurna Base Camp.
- Close up view of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchre (6993m) from Annapurna base camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu|1300m
Our representative will warmly receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, and bring you to your hotel. You’ll meet your trekking guide at the hotel. He will brief you on the trip. Afterward, you can choose to relax or go out to take a stroll around the vicinity. You can shop for trek accessories, goodies, or snacks too. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara|820m, 7 hours’ drive (Option: private transport or domestic flight)
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll embark on a road journey to Pokhara. Pokhara lies 141km west of Kathmandu. The 6-7hr route can either be completed by a road journey or by a 25min short-flight. You’ll drive along the Trishuli River and pass through Malekhu, Manakamana, Muglin, and few other popular towns en route. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you’ll be welcomed with the mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna I (8091m). Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Hile via Nayapul (3-4 hr), and Trek to Ulleri|1960 m| (3-4 hr)
An early morning drive from Pokhara through Baglung Highway will take you to Nayapul. Once at Nayapul, you will begin trekking. The first stop for the day is at Hile which goes past Birethanti, Lamdawali, and Sudame. After lunch, you’ll resume the trek and head to the next village of Ulleri which boasts the 3,200 stone steps towards Ghorepani village. Overnight stay at Ulleri.
Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani |2880m| 4-5 hrs
The day’s hike begins with the assault of the 3,200 steep stone steps. The neatly-adjusted stone steps lead to the village of Ghorepani. After lunch, you’ll continue ascending the steps and crossBanthanti and Nangethanti villages en route. Once at Ghorepani, you will be welcomed with the mesmerizing view of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and few other mountains. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani|2630m via Poonhill|3193m (Morning Poonhill Hike)| 5-6 hrs
Today, you’ll make an early morning hike to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. The hike begins as early as 4:30 in the morning to enable the beautiful sight of the sunrise along with the majestic view of Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Hiunchuli peaks at dawn. After a brief stop at Poon Hill, you’ll make your way down to Ghorepani. After a brief breakfast, you’ll make your way to the village of Tadapani along a trail among the Rhododendron forests. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong|2170m|5-6 hrs
From Tadapani, you’ll trek further north to the village of Chhomrong. It connects you to the usual route to Annapurna Base Camp. The 5-6 hr trekgoes throughChuile, Ghurjung and Taulung villages.Chhomrong lies inside Annapurna Conservation Areaand the whole village is painted in white with the rich texture of red, brown, orange, and yellow on the windows, roofs, and edges. Overnight stay at Chhomrong.
Day 07: Trek to Dobhan|2600m|5-6 hrs
The trek begins with a slight descend until ChhomrongKhola. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail ascends upwards until the village of Sinuwa. After a brief stop, you’ll resume the trek and pass through the lush forest and vegetation towards Bamboo village. From Bamboo, it’s a gentle trek towards Dobhan. You’ll pass the thick bamboo forests and tackle rocky terrain before reaching Dobhan. Overnight stay at Dobhan.
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp|3700m| to Annapurna Base Camp |4130m|6-7 hrs
Today’s trek accounts for a special journey as you make your way to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From Dobhan, you’ll continue ascending along the ModiKhola towards Hinku Cave, a natural ice-cave. You’ll continue your trek up through the Deurali village towards MBC. MBClies directly below the Machhapuchhre ridge or the Mt. Fishtail (6997m). From MBC, you’ll make your way to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). From ABC, you can explore the vast mountainous expanse and spend the day relishing the views of the nearby peaks of Annapurna range, Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight stay at ABC.
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo|2,335m| 6 hrs
From ABC, you’ll retrace your path back to Bamboo. You’ll walk along the ModiKhola along with some great scenery of the glacier and mountains. Crossing Deurali and Dobhan, you reach Bamboo village. En route to Dobhan, you can also explore the Hinku Cave and descend through dry forests till Himalaya. From here, you trek through the thickly forested trail to reach Bamboo. Overnight stay at Bamboo.
Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to JhinuDanda|1,760m| 6 hrs
From Bamboo, you’ll make your way to JhinuDanda. The trail goes through Sinuwa and Chhomrong enroute. After a brief stop at Chhomrong for lunch, you’ll resume the trek towards JhinuDanda. The Machhapuchhre peak will be visible until Chhomrong. JhinuDanda is popular for its natural hot spring. You can choose to take a dip in the spring and give a rest to your ailing body. Overnight stay at JhinuDanda.
Day 11: Trek to Siwai and drive back to Pokhara|820m, 5 hrs trek and 2.30 hours’ drive
From Jhinu Danda, you’ll make an ascent and cross the lush forest to reach Siwai. Siwai village lies inside Annapurna Conservation Area. The availability of roadways in the village enables to cut the trek short and catch a ride back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you can spend the evening celebrating the completion of the trek with your guide, staff, and colleagues. The availability of great diners, bars, and restaurants makes Pokhara a lively city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu|1,300m|7 hours (Option: private transport or domestic flight)
You’ll check-out and catch a comfortable tourist coach back to Kathmandu in the morning. While departing Pokhara, you’ll also bid adieu to the magnificent sights of Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) which are visible for a length of time. To cut the road journey short, you can also choose to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer to airport for final departure
Our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will leave for the airport approx. 2 hours early. On the way, you can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us.
What is included:
– All local transportation services.
– Hotel booking in Nepal suiting the budget.
– Either flight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu or tourist Bus ticket
– During trek- All Meals and accommodation at local lodge.
– Experienced Trek guide with necessary staff and porters.
– All allowances for trek crews including their Insurance.
– Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
– All government and local taxes
What is NOT Included:
– Nepal entry Visa fee.
– International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
– Monument entrance fees. (if required)
– Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15kg luggage)
– Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the original itinerary
– Altitude chamber (PAC) and oxygen set
– Personal insurance of any kind.
– Emergency rescue costs (if required) or costs of early departure from the mountain.
– Personal clothing and equipment including sleeping bag.
– Personal Porter during the trek. (if required)
– Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
– Charges NOT listed specifically in itinerary.
– All Personal nature expenses like phone & internet bills, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, heater etc.
– Tips for support crew.
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