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Annapurna Base Camp Trek (16 days)…..easily the bestAnnapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of theoutstandingmoderate nature trekking trailslocated in western Nepal.This trekking trail will be able to attract anyone’s mind through itsgeographic diversity of breath taking landscape, panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of greatHimalayas like Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre,Gangapurna, scenic river banks, picturesque forest valley, temples of Hindu and Buddha withcombination attractive traditional villages of ethnic communities of the Magar, Gurung,Ghale,and Thakali and their hospitality behavior.Heartfelt affection of local people, scenic beauty, terrace landscape, snow capped mountains,flora and fauna, religious sights make the trek totally lifetime memorable experience that cannever forgotten.OUTLINE ITINERARYDay 01 - Arrive in KathmanduDay 02 - Sightseeing in KathmanduDay 03 - Fly to Pokhara& drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]Day 04 - Trek to Landrung [1550m]Day 05 - Trek to Chomrong [2100m]Day 06 - Trek to Himalaya hotel [2850m]Day 07 - A day for rest dayDay 08 - Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3700m]Day 09 - Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m]Day 10 - Trek to Chomrong [2100m]Day 11 - Trek to Ghandrunk [1940m]Day 12 - Trek to Banthanti [2410m]Day 13 - Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]Day 14 - Trek to Nayapul, drive to PokharaDay 15 - Fly to KathmanduDay 16 - Depart Kathmandu
Trip Facts:Name: Annapurna Base Camp TrekDduration: 16 daysGrade: ModerateTrekStarts in: KathmanduEnds in: KathmanduActivity: seeing and trekkingAccomodation: Hotel and LodgeTransportation: Private car and flightMaximum altitude: 4110mPer day walking: 4-5 hoursDETAILED ITINERARYDay 01: Arrive in KathmanduUpon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver meet you at the TribhuvanInternational Airport and escort you to your designed hotel. The representative will help you check intoyour hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.Day 02: Sightseeing in KathmanduKathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination fortourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The Kathmandu valley offers you awonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning afterhaving breakfast, you will be guided to visit famous and biggest Hindus Pashupatinath temple,Buddha stupa, Swoyambhunath and in the afternoon having lunch you will visit Kathmandudurbar square and Patan durbar square.Day 03: Fly/ drive toPokhara& drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]This day is important day to you because your trek is starts from today. For this, in the early morningafter having breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara, 200 km distance from Kathmandu and it takes 5-6hours on tourist vehicle/ you have another option i.e. fly to Pokhara. On the way to our destinationwe will go through beautiful forests, deep gorges and pass Nepali villages. Once in Pokhara wewill take a short 1 hour drive to Phedi where our trek starts. After 2 hours of hiking we willreach Dhampus.Day 04: Trek to Landrung [1550m]You can have your first glance of snow-capped mountains from Dhampus with the earlymorning sun rising. After breakfast we head towards Pothana which offers splendid view of Mt.
Machhapuchhre and others. Walking through farming villages and forests we eventually reachLandrung and you will be accommodated at local tea house.Day 05: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet,cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Your trek doesnot stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can restand enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daauluand after having walked for five hours you, reach yourself at Chomrong which is the best placeto observe the prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre.Day 06: Trek to Himalaya hotel [2850m]Today you have to first go downhill to the river called Chomrong and then uphill to Khudi-ghar.Hiking through dense bamboo forest and rhododendron bushes, landscape, AnnapurnaHimalaya range the trail will take you to your final destination of the day, Himalaya Hotel.Day 07: A day for rest dayToday is rest day you spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips andgetting habituated to your trekking destinations.Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3700m]After having your breakfast, your day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). Onthe way you can explore the Hinku cave. After lunch the trail continues into theMachhapuchhre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchhrealong Annapurna I and Gangapurna.Day 09: Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m]This day you proceeds descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass tomountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertilefarming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesquelandscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayancultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif.Day 10: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]After discovering the Annapurna south Base Camp, today you will go ahead to Ghandruk bypassing the dense forest of mixed plant life, cultivated land, and grassland. After the 5 hourswalk, you will be at Ghandruk where you catch the pictures of majestic great Himalaya range ofAnnapurna region.Day 11: Trek to Ghandrunk [1940m]This day you must trek up to Banthali by walking around 3 – 4 hours. This trails offer you thesimilar kind of objects to see and observe as you saw in the past i.e. forests, landscape, sight ofgreat Himalaya range. You will reach Banthali via Tadapani which is the vantage point toglimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapauchhare, Dhaulagiri etc.
Day 12: Trek to Banthanti [2410m]Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we move on path on a steep slope. As you ascendsteeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantagepoint to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. Afterhaving walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti.Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]Today, you precede further trail to explore the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped AnnapurnaHimalaya range, forest, landscape, cultivated fields with rich flora and fauna really impress you.Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will reach at Ghorepani which is one the best placefor tourist and you will be accommodated at the local tea house at Ghorepani.Day 14: Trek to Nayapul, drive to PokharaAfter taking the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri and other popular Annapurna Himalaya rangeyou will leave Ghorepani and go ahead to Nayapul where you are picked up by vehicle totransfer to Pokhara which takes around 1 hour to reach the downtown city.Day 15: Fly/Drive to KathmanduAfter having breakfast you will drive to the airport and take a flight to Kathmandu or will bedriven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for enjoy someshopping, relaxation.Day 16: Depart KathmanduAfter checking out of the hotel, our representative will take to the airport for your flight home. Or if youwant to stay longer for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, and mountain biking, hiking, etc.do not forget to inform us.