The hidden stronghold of Annapurna Base Camp Trek (also known as Annapurna Sanctuary or ABC) is another one of Nepal’s scenic and adventurous trekking routes.During Annapurna Base Camp Trek,we can see cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.
It is a deep glacier, which gives the effect of an amphitheatre surrounded by a ring of impressive high peaks including: Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna l, Ganggapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. The trail to this awe-inspiring scene ascends the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, where we are given a taste of Nepal’s magical and majestic vistas with a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri at Poon Hill. It continues through scattered Gurung settlements, cross terraced fields and abundant forests before climbing gradually into a world of ice and snow at Base Camp, the “Sanctuary of the Gods’’.
Returning to Pokhara by a different route this trek offers truly fascinating scenery, with a combination of picturesque rice-fields, villages and a panorama of high peaks.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||4130 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Drive or /fly to pokhara (800m) 6 to 7 hrs. drive or/30 min fly to Pokhara
After breakfast we drive to Nayapul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek.
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours
Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours
Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Drive to Kathmandu