Amazing and most scenic high mountain destinations in all Himalaya enclosed within high white peaks that surrounds and the only adventure that offers an experience of lifetime with wonderful and best time is on Annapurna base camp trekking.
Annapurna base camp trekking takes your picturesque country and in the heart of massive Annapurna ranges of high mountains.
Where wide-world travelers might be aware that Mt. Annapurna-I listed as world 10th highest peaks at the height of 8,091 m, and the first 8,000 m mountain ever climbed in 1950’s by French Expeditions three years before Mt. Everest was conquered in 1953.
Adventure leads to great scenic journey with time to explore around traditional hill villages of Gurung people the main tribes of Annapurna region where you can observe local culture of great interest.
Starting from beautiful Pokhara a city located on the laps of high and massive Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its serene calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes, a leading and charming as well number one touristic spot of Nepal and in all Himalaya.
A drive to the base of a hill where climb takes you on high cooler hills after staying overnight at low warm climate in Pokhara, as walk progress entering into nice wonderful villages at Ghandruk and Chomrong dominated by Gurung tribes of Buddhism religion.
After the last main village Chomrong with climbs and walking into tranquil and lovely forested area to reach Modi River gorge then following the river upstream as tree lines fades entering into a wide and scenic plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary.
Enjoy fascinating views of great mountains panorama that surrounds the area of beautiful sanctuary all the way to Annapurna base camp on the highest spot at 4,130 m high, in the backdrop of giant groups of peaks.
Annapurna a massive range includes main Annapurna -I, A-II, A-III to A IV with Annapurna South, Huinculi, Tent / Tharpu Chuli, Fluted / Singu Chuli / Fluted peaks to Gangapurna and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang.
Enjoying the best moments of the adventure descend back into lush green vegetation and tree-lines reaching Chomrong and then at Jhinu village a place with natural hot spring to enjoy where short walk and drive brings you at Pokhara, after a remarkable time and experience on Annapurna base camp trekking.
Best Time to Visit
Nearly all months of the year from March to May and September till February within spring-autumn / fall and winter times, except the summer and monsoon wet season of June to mid September heavy rains on southern sides of Annapurna Himalaya range.
Best months and high season is from March to May when days are longer with much sunlight hours clear morning till late afternoon, chances of light shower and snow on mid hills above 2,000 m high.
Spring seasons, hills are alive with bright colors from wild-flowers in full blooming time especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush, also a national flower of Nepal.
Another peak times to visit from mid September to December months when days are clear for mountain views and pleasant walks, much shorter sun-light hours due to autumn and winter season.
Freezing cold temperature in the morning and night times above 1,800 meters higher can expect snow above 2,500 m onward.
Brief Standard Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Morning sightseeing tour of Kathmandu around places of interest.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Drive to trekking point and walk to Ghandruk 1,940m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
Day 09: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-04 hrs.
Day 12: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 13: International Departure homeward bound.