Overview


This trekking passes through rice fields, charming villages with their slate-roofed houses and beautiful rhododendron forests to the heart of Annapurna, Annapurna Sanctuary. This 4000 meter high glacial basin north of Pokhara is fully surrounded by the Annapurna range and offers spectacular views of Nepal’s major vast massifs, such as Annapurna I , Annapurna South, Fang and Macchapuchare (fishtail). From here you take a different route back to the civilised world.


Trip Highlights

- 3600 view from Annapurna base camp

- Varied landscapes

- Stunning sunrise and panoramic view

- Natural hotsprings


Day to Day


Note: Below itinerary can be customized. For more information please contact us


Day 01 – Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri – 4-5 hours

After breakfast, you will take a one and a half hour drive to Nayapul. From here you will start trekking. You will walk along the Modi stream to reach Birethanti, a village with loads of tea shops and guest houses. Then you continue along the Burungdi stream, hike up to the valley of Hile and Tikhedhunga, which leads you to Ulleri village. Ulleri is a beautiful Magar village. Here you will stay for the night.


Day 02 – Trek to Ghorepani (2,855m) – 5-6 hours

Today’s trek is a steeper uphill walk, with stone staircases. During the walk, the first views of Annapurna South appears. You then pass through Rhododendron forest. After crossing a stream, you will arrive at Banthanti. Following a stream up a narrow valley with more stairs you eventually end up in Ghorepani, where you will stay for the night. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.


Day 03 – Hike to Poon Hill (3,200m) and trek to Tadapani (2,595m) – 5-6 hours

You get up early in the morning, for a one hour climb to Poon Hill. From here you can see tremendous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range at sunrise. After viewing all the mountains, you trek down to Ghorepani for breakfast and proceed to Tadapani. From Ghorepani you will follow the path through forests. You keep climbing along the ridge through pine and rhododendron forests, with more spectacular views on the way. The trail then descends to a stream, leading to Tadapani, where you will stay overnight.


Day 04 – Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m) – 4-5 hours

Today you will go up and down through two river valleys, including Kimrong Khola. The route to Chhomrong might be blocked by landslides or a washed away bridge. In this case you will take a small detour. Chhomrong is a nice village located against the hill of Annapurna South, with spectacular views.


Day 05 – Trek to Dovan (2,540m) – 6-7 hours

From Chhomrong the path descends to the river, which you cross with a suspension bridge. Then you walk steep uphill, from where you can see the valley of Modi Khola. From here the valley gets narrower. The path narrows and has some steep ledges. The valley is filled with bamboo. You will reach Dovan, where you spend the night.


Day 06 – Trek to Machhapuchhre B.C. (3,700m) – 6 hours

This day will be tough, but beautiful. The route runs on the bottom of a gulch between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. The walls are so steep you cannot see the tops of the mountains. When the sun disappears it can get cold and foggy. You are a lot higher and it will be more difficult to walk. You walk all the way to Machhapuchre Basecamp. 


Day 07 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,100m) – 2 hours

It’s only 400 meters up to Annapurna Sanctuary. Here you are surrounded by mountains more than 6,000m high. From here you have mind-blowing views of Annapurna I , Annapurna South, Fang, Machhapuchhre (fishtail).


 Day 08 – Trek to Bamboo (2,310m) – 6-7 hours

Today you will retrace your steps, past Machhapuchhre B.C, to the village of Bamboo. This is an enjoyable trek, with great views on the way.


Day 09 – Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m) – 5 hours

You continue your trek downhill, crossing rivers and farmland, and countless steps on the way to Jhinu Danda. Here you can relax in natural hot springs!


Day 10 – Trek to Pothana (1,400m) – 6-7 hours

Today is a longer trekking. You will walk through forests and cross several bridges over the fast-flowing river below. The rich greenery of the area, with beautiful flowers, will make this day rewarding.


Day 11 – Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara – 2 hours

Today you will walk the short distance from Pothana to Phedi. Check out the views of the Annapurna range, as you walk through green fields and forests. From here you will drive back to Pokhara.

Prices


The price per person is €700


Included in the price are all necessary permits, transportations, a professional English speaking guide and porter (and all their expenses including their insurance, equipment, meals), accommodation and meals with tea/coffee, water and softdrinks.

 

Not included is your own insurance, alcoholic beverages, optional tips for guide and porter, and personal expenses. 

Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and accommodation in Pokhara can be arranged at an extra cost.

Extra


It is also possible to walk straightway from Nayapul via Ghandruk to Chhomrong. In this case you will avoid the popular Poonhill and save two days. Contact us for the possibilities.

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