Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will warmly receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You can meet your trek guide at the hotel and discuss the itinerary in detail. Later, you can head to the local areas rich in Newari heritage and enjoy the evening.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic road journey from Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara City. A tourist getaway, Pokhara is a popular place for both local and international tourists. It may take around 5-6 hours to commute to Pokhara. Upon your arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the city.
Day 03: Pokhara– Nayapul – Ulleri (1,960m): 1½hrs Drive, 5-6hrs trek
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a brief drive towards Nayapul. Located almost 1.5-2hr northwest of Pokhara, you’ll traverse through Baglung Highway overlooking the beautiful landscape. Nayapul serves as the gateway for the Annapurna treks. After a brief rest, you begin trekking through the terraced fields and continuous uphill trail towards Ulleri. You’ll walk past Birethanti, Lamdawali, Sudame, and Hile villages en route.
Day 04: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,880m), 5-6hrs trek
Leaving Ulleri, you’ll begin climbing the stone-steps that leads you directly towards Ghorepani. This can prove to be a difficult affair for most trekkers, however, with enough rests you can easily complete the hike. The trail to Ghorepani boasts amazing rhododendron forests which are said to be one of the biggest in the country. Ghorepani is a popular Gurung village that offers a magnificent panorama of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna massif. You’ll cross Banthanti and Nangethanti villages en route.
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) - Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,630m), 7-8hrs trek
An early morning hike will take you to Poon Hill. Atop a hill, you’ll enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the majestic panorama of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges from the watchtower. It is one of the best viewpoints to enjoy the views of the surrounding and the towering Himalayas. Later, you’ll hike down to Ghorepani for the breakfast and then begin trekking towards Tadapani village. Passing Deurali Pass (3090m), you trek through pasturelands and rhododendron forest to reach Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani - Sinwa (2360m), 5-6hrs trek
Tadapani lies in between Ghorepani trail and Annapurna Base Camp trail. From Tadapani, you’ll begin trekking north towards Sinuwa village and cross the Kimrong River en route. Sinuwa connects you to the usual route to Annapurna Base Camp. The trek goes past Kimrong, Chhomrong, and Talung villages. Once at Sinuwa, you can take a hot shower and relax at the tea-house.
Day 07: Sinwa – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m), 6-7hrs trek
Leaving Sinuwa, you’ll begin trekking through the lushly decorated forests that leads you directly to Bamboo village. Lying amidst the bamboo forest, the temperature is cooler here. From Bamboo, you’ll begin tackling the rocky trail that leads you towards Dovan village. Continuing along the Modi River, the trek concludes at Himalaya Hotel.
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), 6-7hrs trek
You’ll resume the trek along Modi Khola as you exit Himalaya. The trail climbs up through Deurali village and Hinku valley towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Lying just below the Machhapuchhre (6997m), the base camp offers a sublime view of the surrounding landscapes and Himalayas. You’ll head west from here and trek along slippery trails to reach Annapurna Base Camp. A short trail this, it offers some majestic sights of the surrounding peaks. You’ll spend the rest of the day enjoying the mountains basked under the sunset.
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2,300m), 5-6hrs trek
The morning will welcome you with a gorgeous sight of Annapurna I (8091m) engulfed in the glimmering rays of sunlight. You can head out and hike around the glaciated terrain to capture the beautiful sights. You can enjoy the mountain panorama of the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges from here. After breakfast, you’ll begin descending through the same path towards Bamboo. Going down will be easier and you’ll cover more ground.
Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (1,780m), 5-6hrs trek
Leaving Bamboo, you’ll begin trekking through the lush forests and walk past Bamboo trees to reach Sinuwa. The trail from here drops to Chhomrong Khola and again climbs towards Chhomrong village. From here, the trail drops towards Jhinu Danda that is home to the natural hot-spring. You can take a break and immerse yourself in the hot-spring to end the day.
Day 11: Jhinu Danda – Nayapul – Pokhara (820m), 5-6 hrs trek and 1½ hrs drive
Leaving Jhinu Danda, you’ll begin descending through many stone-steps. The trail doesn’t climb much from here on. You’ll continue trekking through the lush forested path to arrive at Nayapul. From Nayapul, you’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara. In the evening, you can celebrate the completion of the trek with your guide and colleagues.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
You’ll bid farewell to Pokhara city today. The majestic sights of Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna I (8091m) will be clearly visible while you depart. The return drive will go through the lush forested hills, gorges, and towns along the Trishuli River to Kathmandu. For the rest of the day, you can rest at the hotel and take leisurely strolls around the hotel.
Day 13: Final departure
Today, you’ll bid farewell to Nepal. Our representative will drive you off to the airport so you can catch your flight back home. We hope to see you again in the future!
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