This is an unique trek on the foothill of the Annapurna south specially designed for those who love to enjoy the flora and fauna, panoramic view of the Himalayan range in a comfortable way including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other Himalayan ranges. This is an ideal trek best called as a classic walk right into the heart of the mountains and our gentle walk start from lowland to the outstanding high mountains with breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. The walk ends at a point where you are virtually surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks. Once this trek was a real expedition into an uninhabited wilderness area.
The trek involves several ascents and descents but not so hard to attempt as there are several alternative routes to the sanctuary, all meeting at Chomrong. This trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating glimpse of rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle and ultimate thrill of trekking in the Himalayas at the high elevation.
Day 1: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Nayapul (trek starting place) via Pokhara by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga
After having early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Nayapul (the trek starting place) via Pokhara, 6 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu. After reaching Nayapul, our trek starts! 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.
From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short and relatively easy day, during journey and allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani. This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Trek to Chomorung. The day starts with steep down hill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people. We then take easy walk to Chomorung (2020m). Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Trek to Dovan. Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380m where there is an ACAP Check post, and continuous walking to Dovan. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Trek to Deurali. The day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Dovan, Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko at 3020m. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko and is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can either end the day at Machhapuchhare Base Camp or trek two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. There, you will view the mountain scenery which is even more spectacular. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and track back to Dovan. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at hot spring. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Trek to Pothana via Landruk. On this day, we will enjoy the views of waterfalls, landscapes, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and many more. Overnight at Guest House. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 12: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Early morning we can enjoy the view of Sunrise, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre & landscape. After breakfst, we take 2 hours easy down hill walk to Phedi where the road links to Pokhara. It is simply half an hour drive to Pokhara from Phedi. Afternoon relaxing or shopping on your own in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 14: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!
Note: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
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