01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Northern Trekking Team extends a warm welcome to you in this city of temples—Kathmandu. One of our team members will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and escorts you to the hotel.
On this day, we will introduce you with a guide who will lead you to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). He will assure you with all the requirements and brief you about your adventure that will begin soon. If time permits, we suggest you to roam around the streets of Thamel and enjoy this beautiful touristic center of the country, Nepal.
02:Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours
We will be heading toward the city of lakes—Pokhara—today by bus. It is roughly a drive of six hours. Trishuli and Marshyangdi river are major attractions of this ride followed by towering mountains while entering in Pokhara.
Pokhara is one of the most liked touristic cities of Nepal. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain and Fewa lakes are the main attractions of this naturally blessed city. You can enjoy the city on your own. Boating and evening walk on lakeside are must do things here.
03:Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Ulleri (1,570 m) – 4 hours
Hurray! Trek beings from today! It takes approximately one and half hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. We will hire a taxi to get here.
Walking for a quarter of an hour will bring us in Birethanti. The gradual climb will get us in Hille followed by Tikhedhunga. A further couple of hours walk will take us to Ulleri.
04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hours
The walk to Ghorepani is one of the pleasant walks of your life as you pass through woods, oak, and rhododendron. It takes nearly six hours to reach Ghorepani. The literal translation of Ghorepani is horse-water. It means the site used to be the center where people used to provide water to their horses when the country used to have trade with Tibet back then. Annapurna South and Himchuli are the attractions of today.
05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 7 hours
Yeppy! You will be in Poon-Hill today. It is probably the best vantage point of the entire Annapurna region. Early in the morning, we proceed toward the site to catch the sight of the sunrise. The majestic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Poon-Hill is truly astounding which you will treasure as one of the best memories of life. Here we will spend around an hour.
We retrace the path to Ghore-Pani and have breakfast. Now we head toward Tadapani. We cross Deurali and banthanti prior to getting in Tadapani. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are key attractions for today.
06: Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m) – 5 hours
The initial part of the trek is an uphill climb and it will lead us to Kimrungdanda. We follow descend trail to reach Kimrong kola (river). We pass through Chere Danda to arrive in Chomrong. The site will unfold the astounding view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna mountains.
07: Trek to Bamboo (2,345 m) – 6 hours
The first part of the trail is downhill and we will be walking on stone stairs to reach Chomorong Khola. Now we will follow the uphill course and it will lead us to Sinuwa. Bamboo is still a couple of hours distance from Sinwa.
The first part of the trail is descending. We walk on stone stairs to arrive at Chomrong Khola (river) and from here begins uphill trail until we reach Sinuwa. A further couple of hours easy downhill walk will get us in Bamboo. Today’s key attractions are Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail mountains.
08: Trek to Deurali (3,230 m) – 7 hours
Trek today will deliver you a kind of pleasant feeling as you will passing through the bamboo forest. The trail will lead you to Himalaya Hotel from where you get a mesmerizing view of the glacial river below. We cross Hinku Cave while on the way to Deurali.
Day 09: Trek to ABC (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC/3,700m)
Approximately six hours walk from Deurali will take you to the destination of your dream, ABC. But prior to getting there, you need to pass through relatively tough climb which will lead you to MBC at first. As we head toward ABC, the green vegetation starts disappearing gradually.
Today’s major attractions from MBC are Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna from MBC whereas Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and many more are key mountains to view from ABC.
10: Trek to Bamboo (2,345 m) – 5 hours
Following the same path which we took earlier to get in ABC will lead us to Bamboo.
11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (16,35 m) 4 hours
Following ascending trail, we get in Kuldighar and the downhill trail after Kuldighar will take us to Chomrong kola. Now we will follow stone steps (uphill) and this will lead us to Jhinu Danda.
12: Trek to Nayapul (1,100 m) and drive to Pokhara
It is your last trek day. Nearly six hours of a walk will take you to Nayapul and from here you will catch a vehicle to Pokhara. We will be spending the night in Pokhara but before that, you will get a couple of hours to stroll around the city along with an evening walk in Lakeside.
13: Drive to Kathmandu
We will catch a tourist bus early in the morning and it will take roughly six hours to get in Kathmandu. We will offer you a farewell dinner today and share your trek experience. We expect feedback from your side so that we can improve further.
14: Back to your destination
Here ends your Annapurna Base Camp Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination as Nepal is a country with more than 100 trekking trails!