A short and medium trek of just 8 to 9 days to Annapurna base camp trek is something everyone should try once. A short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and we get to see the incredible Mt. fishtail (6997M), Annapurna 1st (8091M). The Ghandruk and Chhomrong village trek offers remarkable natural panorama, enchanting views of Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchchhre(6,997m), Himchuli (6,434), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and many more from where we get to experience the hospitality of the local Gurung people as well as the tradition of Gurung people including museum, monasteries, cultural program, and magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan Range And ABC and MBC will offer stunning natural panorama, incredible views of all the ANNAPURNA Himalaya range. Waking up on a crystal-clear Himalayan day and seeing 8000-meter peak towering over you and Wakening to the uncanny stillness of the Annapurna Sanctuary as down reveals the awesome sight of the surrounding peaks soaring overhead. Something that makes this trek so attractive.
Our trek starts from Nayapul. From Nayapul we start our trail through beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. The main trail leads to Birethanti after which we reach Saulibazaar in the bank of the Set river. The next stop is Siwai which eventually leads us to beautiful Ghandruk village overnight. As the sun peeks out from the majestic mountains, you will see the light. You will see the rays from heaven shine right at you. Mountains like Annapurna South (7119m), Himchuli (6,646), Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna 3, Singa Chuli, etc. we go down and climb up to Kimrungdanda. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascends steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Then to your dream ABC:-
Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountainside. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp, we again get to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and many other peaks. From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps to Bamboo. This day’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. This day we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda. Walking downhill from Jhinu, we will then reach Newbridge and Syaulibazar after 3 hours. Out trek finally comes to an end after we reach Nayapul, from where we drive back to Pokhara.
This whole trip will always remain in the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cherish these memories and you will want to make more of them. Happy Trekking...
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Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and flight to Pokhara (823m)
Day 2 – Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk 1:30 hour drive and 4 hours trek
Day 3 – Trek to Sinewa (2250m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 4 – Trek to Deurali (3350m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 5 – Trek to MBC to ABC (4130m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 6 – Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 7 – Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 4 to 5 hours
Day 8 – Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 5 hours of trek and 1:30 hour drive
Day 9 – Drive / Flight to Kathmandu
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu for 1 night and in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast and best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Annapurna reason is providing the room with attached bathrooms, we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (9 breakfasts), 7 lunches and 8 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
NNTR’S TREKKING CRUE FOR YOUR ADVENTURE!
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and flight to Pokhara (823m).
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Your guide and representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Then guide you to the domestic terminal for your flight to Pokhara.
35 minutes flight to Pokhara offers a wide range of Himalayan Panorama, the countryside of Nepal, many green Hill, and Riversides. Once you arrive Pokhara Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held at your hotel. During this meeting, we will introduce your rest members of the crew. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. In the evening boating in the Fewa Lake and hike up to world peace Stupa for Sunset view over the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Annapurna massif.
A perfect starting for your trek!
Day 2 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk 1:30 hour drive and 4 hours trek.
After morning breakfast, we will start our journey to the mystical land of the Annapurna massive. Drive 1.30 hours from Pokhara will bring us to Nayapul; a Trekking starting point. After a short 15-20 minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and hotels. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Modi Khola valley. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley from SAhaulibazar to Kimche and after a short climb; we reach the village of Ghandruk at 1950m. One of the biggest village of Annapurna offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchere. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy.
Day 3 : Trek to Sinewa (2250m) 5 to 6 hours.
After having a close look at the Annapurna massive with a hot cup of tea in the morning. We will Leave Ghandruk, we will climb gently to GurJung danda and descend steep downhill through the rhododendron forests to Gurjung Khola. and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung Village which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 1950m. stone steps from Chhomrong drop down to Chhomrong Khola, where we cross a suspension bridge. Then we take a steep climb up to lower Sinewa then to upper Sinuwa for the Night.
Day 4 : Trek to Deurali (3350m) 5 to 6 hours.
After a short walk along the jungle, followed by an easy downhill, we reach Bamboo. Passing the damp bamboo forest, we take the step towards Dovan, the bottom of a Modi river gorge. Not much to see here today.
The trek from Dovan to Himalaya is a silent one as big noises are not allowed in the jungle in regard to a temple sites along the way. The route first comprises bamboo forests and then changes to rhododendron forests and contains plenty of waterfalls and streams. Upon reaching Himalaya, clearings appear and Glacier Rivers are visible along the trail as we ascend to Hinku cave. After a short walk, the trail first drops to the river and then ascending again to reach Deurali that offers exotic views of the valley below. We are again up in the open sky. From Deurali we can see beautiful views of Machhapuchre and Gangapurna.
Day 5 : Trek to MBC to ABC (4130m) 5 to 6 hours.
Today is the final and most important day of our trekking. From Deurali, the trail passes through a bank of Modi River, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, etc are very rewarding. 2 hours up from MBC The way to ABC is wider with scanty vegetation. Mountain View unveils to clarity. Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the snow-covered mountains including the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak, Himchuli etc.
Day 6 : Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 to 6 hours.
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise view from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan and all the way to Bamboo. Today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi River to Bamboo at 2,345m where we will stay for the night.
Day 7 : Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 4 to 5 hours.
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Down to Chhomrong Khola and climb the stone steps for lunch. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu danda where they have natural hot spring. Jhinu dada is known for its natural Hot Spring where you can take a relaxing bath. The spring is a 20 min walk from the guesthouse on the bank of Modi River.
Day 8 : Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 5 hours of trek and 1:30 hour drive.
From Jhinu Danda we trek along the right side of Modi River for 5 to 6 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then a 1:30 hour drive will take us back to Pokhara. There will be an optional ride from
Day 9 : Drive / Flight to Kathmandu.
We will take an early morning deluxe tourist bus/afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you have time and interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, paragliding, sightseeing will be ideal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Day 10 : Final departure.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.