Trekking in the shadows of the Annapurna
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara. This trek takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world, through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you care to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise. You will be mesmerized to watch the sun’s red halo seeping through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July through August].
Buddha Travels & Tours helps you plan and book this trail from New Zealand and Australia, we also have a local office in Nepal to make sure you get the service you deserve while ticking off this must do activity off your bucket list.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tours of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara & transfer 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.
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp [3700m]
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m]
Day 10: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]
Day 11: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]
Day 12: Trek to Banthanti [2410m]
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]
Day 14: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu.
Trip duration: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Activity: Trekking and sightseeing
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flight & private car
Maximum altitude: 4130m
FOT: Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek
TH: Tea House (Lodge)
GAP: Guide, Accommodation & Porter