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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
From romantic Pokhara’ Phewa lake, rice paddies and forests of rhododendrons to bamboo groves, terraced crops and the spectacular Annapurna Circus, this short trek offers all the aspects of the Himalayas.
In the heart of Nepal, the Annapurna Sanctuary is a huge amphitheater surrounded bya 3000 meters barrierof peaks and ice. At an altitude of 4130 m, enjoy a incomparable360° view of the Annapurna range’s 13 summits. This is the highlight of this trek but every single trekking day is enlightened by the contemplation ofMachapuchare (6993 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Annapurna IV (7525 m) .
Bath in the hot springs at JhinuDanda, crossing sleepy villages surrounded by terraced crops, hidden trails in the heart of a gigantic bamboo plantation, walking through flowering rhodos in spring, all the ingredient of an outstanding trek offering all the pleasures and emotions of Nepalese Himalayas.
Welcome by Base Camp Trek staff, transfer at hotel
Road to Pokhara. The road winds through the hill region separating the Terai jungle from the Himalayan range. Approximately 8h drive to Khoramukh (1000 m) where our trek starts. From the bridge, a short village walk to reach the beautiful Gurungvillage of Luwang (1460 m) specializing in tea plantation. Great view of the valley and surrounding villages. North-facing panorama on Mardi Himal, Macchapuchare and Annapurna III. Homestay with an incredible hospitality in local houses and overnight.
Elevation positive 460 m
From Luwang, great but quite steep walk through rhododendron forests, with eventual wild life such asdeers, monkeys and many birds. Lunch at Deurali (2100 m) then down sometimes steep by a small path at first then wide track till the village of Landruk. Dinner and overnight in Landruk (1560 m).
Gradual descent passing beautiful waterfalls. We cross the ModiKhola River on a suspension bridge (1340 m). Lunch at JhinuDanda (1780 m), possible bath in hot springs. Short steep climb to reach Chomrung village.
Reaching Chomrung River by stairs, then steep climb to reach Sinuwa. Beautiful view of the Machapuchare. Through balconies and terraces, we arrive at Bamboo Lodge and Doban (2600 m).
Gradual climb through the rhododendron forest to Deurali (3200 m), then we reach the MachapuchareBase Camp (3700 m). Overnight at Machapuchare base camp.
Elevation positive 1100 m
Elevation negative: 0 m
After breakfast, walk to Annapurna Base Camp. Afternoon to explore Base Camp and its surroundings to get a closer view at the glaciers. Overnight at Annapurna Sanctuary (4130 m).
At sunrise, an unforgettable 360° view of the 13 peaks of the Annapurna range. Long trekking to Bamboo (2325 m).
We walk about 4 hours to reach Chomrong, beautiful village Gurung facing Annapurna South and Macchapuchare.
Easy walk to reach Ghandruk, beautiful Gurung village with rich dry stone houses. Superb view of the Annapurna Range.
A 4hours descent on a paved path to reachKimche then following the track to the road to Birethanti (1100 m). Vehicle transfer to Pokhara.
Afternoon free to relax inPokhara on the shores of thePewa lake.
Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7h)*. Installation at the hotel and end of the day free for shopping in Thamel.
* Possibility to fly Pokhara Kathmandu on request.
Visit of Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhnath Stupa and Imperial City of Patan.
End of Base Camp Trek services.