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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking -9 nights/10 days - 10 Days

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Tour Itinerary
Agreeably one of the most celebrated treks among the foreign as well as domestic visitors in Nepal, the classical Annapurna Base Camp Trek Camp via exquisite Machhapuchhre Base Camp tread on the heels of the trail that proceeds through picturesque and tranquil landscapes. The magnificent trail continues across foothills of majestic Annapurna Massif to the enchanted Annapurna Base. Our fascinating trek to ABC commences from Nayapul. We make our way across numerous small human settlements inhabited by the native communities. Eventually, we trek on the scenic trail that traverses Bamboo Village through deep gorges, rich bamboo, and rhododendron forest. En route, we’ll be witnessing delightful vistas comprising of the beautiful snow-capped peak. Finally, we then arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Ahead of us, the MBC reveal the sublime glimpses of the prominent Himalayan range; a visually striking panorama that sustains the ability to change the direction of hearts.

In Details
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338m/4,390ft)
Namaste!! After your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal; we will meet you outside the terminal hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport. With the exchange of the greetings, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and introduced to your trekking guide. You can have a conversation with him, discussing the necessities for trekking expedition. Definitely, the surroundings will be new to you; therefore, an evening stroll around the lively Thamel market is recommended to get accustomed (to some degree) with the vivid Nepalese lifestyle.

Day 02: Drive or Flight to Pokhara (8,30m)
Today in the morning, you’ll be picked from your hotel for a drive to Pokhara on a private vehicle or tourist bus. It's approximately 200km journey that takes you westward on the Prithvi Highway utilizing about 7-8 hours depending on the traffic conditions. Along the highway, you can observe the deep gorges of Trishuli River and greenish water flowing through it. The river Trishuli is also renowned for whitewater rafting. Also, you can observe alluring landscapes, rural residential areas, and green agricultural lands with snow-capped peaks comprising Annapurna, Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal and Lamjung Himal as the backdrop.

Or you can take a 30 minutes long domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara Airport. The flight minutes are delightful as the sights of Himalayan peaks are spell-binding from up above the endless blue sky. Once you arrive in Pokhara aka “The city of lakes”, you can enjoy your rest of the day by exploring the local markets especially the lakeside region of the lake city. Also, you can take pleasure watching the charming outlook of Annapurna Massif and Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Day 03: Pokhara to Jhino Danda (1,500m) via Nayapul (6-7 hours walk and 1-hour drive)
It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Nayapul. So, after having some breakfast, we now head from Pokhara on a private vehicle. Located on the banks of Modi Khola, Nayapul is the starting point of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. From Nayapul, we will now walk for about 30 minutes across the forest and arrive in the village of Birethati (1,015m). Here, we are required to show our TIMS and trekking permit in the office of Annapurna Conservation Area. Then, we continue on the trail that follows the banks of Modi Khola to Kyumi Village then to the Syaulibazar. We’ll then move across the new bridge and trek through lovely green paddy fields where we can smell the unique aroma in the cool breeze throughout this stretch of the trail. Finally, we arrive in frugal Jhino Danda (1,500m) where we can enjoy the hot springs that this place has to offer.

Day 04: Jhinu Danda to Bamboo (2,310m) 5-6 hours
Leaving Jhinu Danda, we continue on the trail that proceeds with the more upward climb to the Modi Khola Valley and ascends abruptly to the village of Taklung. We now mount to the village of Chhomrung (2,210m) which is also the final permanent human outpost in the region. We continue to pursue the trail that descends to the set of stone steps that lead to the Chhomrung Khola and then ascend to Sinuwa. From here, we move through terraces and the forest that comprises chiefly rhododendron vegetations to Kuldi (2,470m) and finally, we set foot in the Upper Modi Khola Valley. This belt of the trail is narrow that leads to the Bamboo (2,310m). At this elevation, it is usual to spot snow during winter. The Bamboo Village consists of few lodges that are operational only during the soaring tourist season.

Day 05: Bamboo to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m) 7-8 hours
It’s the fifth day and we leave to Machhapuchhre Base Camp from the Bamboo Village. We ascend a gentle climb leading us to Dovan (2,600m). From here, we trek along the Modi Khola through the dense forest embodying bamboo and rhododendron as the primary vegetations. Subsequently, we arrive at Hotel Himalaya (2,920m) and ascend abruptly Hinko Cave (3,170m) from where the trail drops closer to Modi Khola before climbing again upward to Deurali (3,200m). Deurali is also renowned as the “Gateway to Annapurna Base Camp”. We now softly ascend over an abrupt section of the trail through the riverbed above the hillside to Bagar. From this point, the trail becomes narrow and strenuous to trek on. After 2-3 hours tiring trek; we ultimately arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m). As climbing Mt. Machhapuchhre is not permitted due to religious reasons, MBC is not an actual base camp. Here, we will come across the suitable place to stay, therefore; it’s a good idea to provide a stopover to our worn out feet. MBC is an adorable place that bestows astonishing outlook of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Hiunchuli.

Day 06: Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) to Bamboo via Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m) 6-7 hours
As the clouds can disrupt the excellent view; early in the morning, we set off to Annapurna Base Camp with an aspiration to feel the mighty Annapurna in the close proximity. As the path widens up, the trail is smooth and gradually climbs up. ABC is based in the middle of the exquisite snow-capped mountains. From this very spot, you can gaze at widespread terraced fields flaunting euphoric grasslands and splendid farming land. At ABC, you’ll be rewarded for you toil with the awesome vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks and tempting landscapes. Along with it, you will also observe the southern slant of Annapurna range established in the lap of the formidable Himalayas; the sight worth its weight in gold and is unsurpassed to anything else in the world. After capturing these moments in our hearts and of course, in our cameras; we will return back to Bamboo (2,310m).

Day 07: Bamboo Village to Jhinu Danda (1,500m)
Today, we leave Bamboo village and we trek to Kuldi (2,470m). Pursuing the trail first; down to Sinuwa, and then to Lower Sinuwa through the forest of rhododendron, we now climb down the stone steps to Chhomrong (2,210m). Withdrawing back from Modi Khola Valley; we eventually trek downwards to Taklung village. From now onwards, we continue on the trail that descends to Jhinu Danda (1,500m).

Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Nayapul (6-7 hours walk and 1-hour drive)
From Jhinu Danda, we set off back to Nayapul. Then, we will head for Pokhara on a private vehicle. Once in Pokhara, you can visit various landmark sites of the Lake City such as Davis Falls, Phewa Tal, Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, World Peace Pagoda and much more. Also, you can enjoy an evening walk or cycle around the alluring Lakeside region which is a tourist hotspot. A full Nepali cuisine as the dinner will be the perfect way to celebrate your successful completion of the expedition.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, you’ll travel back to Kathmandu via a private vehicle or tourist bus. The 200km journey via the Prithvi Highway will provide you the opportunity to have a glimpse of mountains, green hills, towns and colorful markets that passes by its side. It will take about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara depending on traffic conditions. Or you can take 30 mins domestic flight to Kathmandu. Once in the capital city, you can enjoy your rest of the moments in this Himalayan nation via visiting sites listed in UNESCO world heritage list such as Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath and much more, buying souvenirs and collecting memories as pictures.

Day 10: Final Departure
Today marks the end of your journey and the wonderful stay in this country. We are happy as choose us to help and guide you through your entire adventure sharing and forging precious moments together. We hope that our services and expertise fully satisfied you. Our representative will escort you to the airport so that you will have no problems to take your flight back to your homeland.

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