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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Our travel to Pokhara, the lake city, is on a tourist bus, a ride that should last for around six hours. With breakfast and lunch on the highway, the bus stops at the bus park in Pokhara. The Lakeside, the tourist hub, is a ten-minute ride on any vehicle. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 3 One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri (1,960 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Nayapul, about an hour and a half away on a vehicle, is our trailhead for this trip. Sudame, where we stop for lunch, is about two and a half hours further to the North on a trail that is a gentle ascent. It is the numerous waterfalls on the way that should attract the attention of many. With two hours up to a steep climb towards the end, the walk arrives in Ulleri. The Himalayas on sight from this village is the magnificent Annapurna South and Mt Huinchuli. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 4 Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,835mt.). Walking 6 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
The walk today requires us to go through a dense rhododendron forest throughout. The panorama continuously changes as we traverse through the hills, going to a corner then another up a steady uphill. First, it’s the Annapurna Southisand Mt Huinchuli replaced by Mt Machhapuchre (the Fishtail) next. It is not Banthanti, a settlement on the way, but Nangethanti, which arrives sometime later, where we stop for lunch. We move on aiming for Ghorepani after lunch. Trudging on a similar route, we reach Ghorepani, situated amidst a forest largely dominated by rhododendrons. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 5 Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2,520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Early morning is a time for a walk to Poon Hill for that sunrise view: the brightening of the tops of the Dhaulagiri Range in an array of bright shades with the peaks of the Annapurna Range to the East in shadow. Back in Ghorepani and we leave for Tadapani after breakfast. It starts out up a steep incline for almost two hours before eventually arriving atop a ridge. It’s to downhill from here on through a forest one more time until Banthanti, where we stop for lunch. After a downhill for some time then a sharp uphill, we arrive in Tadapani. is is where we stop for the night.
Day 6 Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,300 m.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Today, we start out on a steep descent. Don’t be surprised if the legs wobble a little. Through the greenery, the downhill stops and the trail turns into a steep ascent, followed by a steady one before taking us all to Gurjung, where we stop for lunch. From here on, Sinuwa is about three hours away. Our stop for a tea break in Chomrong Village on the way pays off well. Mt Machapuchré is to the right and the Annapurna and Huinchuli are right before us. After a sharp uphill for about an hour and a quarter, we arrive in Sinuwa. This is where we stop for the night. The place is known for the sunset view of Mt Huinchuli and Mt Machhapuchre.
Day 7 Sinuwa to Deurali (3,300 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Dovan on the way is where we stop for lunch. It takes around three hours and includes a steep downhill for some time before Bamboo Village. From here on, the arrival of to takes another hour or thereabouts. With the majestic Mt Machhapuchré nearby, lunch here is a treat of its own. The route, roughly a mix of gentle and sharp uphills as well as those periods of walking on relatively flat paths, takes us past an appealing waterfall and finally brings us all to Deurali. is is where we stop for the night.
Day 8 Deurali to ABC (4,130 mt.). Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Out of Deurali and in the presence of Mt Ganagapurna, the Glacier Dom and Annapurna III, all joining in at some point or the other, the route six hours Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) in about two hours. The Base Camp presents a different face of both Mt Machhapuchré and the Annapurna South. After a short stop here, we move on, up a sharp ascent for around an hour before this sharpness comes down to a comfortable level. ABC is where we stop for the night and the view from here is spectacular: surrounded by all those mountains we wanted to experience up close, including Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Huinchuli, Annapurna I and III, Tent Peak and Mt Baraha Shikhar.
Day 9 Retreat trek to Bamboo (2,300 mt.). Overnight at guest house.
Absorbing those effects of the sunrise atop the Annapurna South and Annapurna I, we reach Bamboo Village in just about five hours, stopping in Deurali for a cup of tea and in Himalaya Hotel for lunch. Bamboo Village is where we stop for the night.
Day 10 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,600 mt.).Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Today, we retrace our footsteps first to Sinuwa then to Chomrong for lunch. From here on, we change course and walk a steep downhill to Jhinu Danda, where we stop for the night. The hot springs nearby on the banks of Modi River is inviting for a relaxing dip.
Day 11 Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1,600 mt.).Walking 6 hours and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Our walk today lasts for around three hours to Siway on a path which is a combination of ups and downs. After lunch in Siway, we catch a public vehicle to Pokhara, where we stop for the night.
Day 12 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Our return to Kathmandu is on a tourist bus, a ride that should last for around six hours. With breakfast and lunch on the highway, the bus stops in Sorhakhutte in Kathmandu. Thamel, the tourist hub, is a stone’s throw from here.
Day 13 Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Depending largely on your travel fixture, you will be leaving for Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from Nepal either in the morning or six hours the afternoon or in the evening.