The Annapurna region is Nepal’s the most popular trekking destination with four of the world’s highest mountains and the world’s deepest valley within its boundaries. Gateway to the region is the lovely lakeside town of Pokhara, an idyllic place to relax after a long trek. Central Nepal is dominated by the Annapurna Himal and the village of Pokhara. There are three major trekking routes in central Nepal: to Jomsom, to Annapurna Sanctuary, and a circuit of the Annapurna Himal itself. Pokhara is also a good starting place for short treks of one to four days, including the “Royal” trek, which is described here. Mustang is also geographically a part of the Annapurna region, but because treks to Mustang are subject to special restrictions, this is described it in the separate page on restricted area treks. About two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The area is easily accessible, hotels in the hills are plentiful, and treks here offer good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapool to Tikhedhunga 

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani

Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong

Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalayan hotel

Day 08: trek to Machhapuchhre base camp

Day 09: Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna base camp

Day 10: ABC to Bamboo

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapool to Pokhara

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Your flight will be landed at the international airport of Nepal. A representative of Anu Treks (Nepal Travel Guide) will be there to welcome you with the warm greetings and then we will be guided towards the hotel room of Kathmandu. The night will be at Kathmandu discussing the trekking along with the crew members.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

From Kathmandu, we will drive towards the Pokhara. The scenic drive will go for about 8 to 9 hours through the main trail. The night will be fantastically spent at Pokhara visiting around the valley visiting around the lakes and caves of Pokhara. The night will be at one of the best hotels in Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapool to Tikhedhunga 

 From Pokhara, we will have the drive over to Nayapool which will take about 2 hours for us to reach. Then we will begin our trek following the trail to Tikhedhunga. The trail will pass through four beautiful villages. The night will be at Tikhedhunga at the altitude of 1577m.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

From Tikhedhunga, we will have the breakfast and continue to walk towards the Ghorepani to the altitude of 2855m. The trail will firstly go for 2 hours ascent to Ulleri and the trail will continue seeing the glorious view of the mountains like Himalchuli and Annapurna south. We will spend the night at Ghorepani.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani

Early morning at Ghorepani, we will hike towards the Ghorepani Poon hill to view the glorious view of the sunrise and after viewing that mesmerizing view, we will return back to Ghorepani to have our breakfast and will continue to walk towards the Tadapani. The trail will offer us many glittering views of the surrounding. The night will be at Tadapani at the altitude of 2590m above sea level.

Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong

 We will continue our journey towards the Chhomrong which will go steeply downhill through the forest of rhododendron and through the two beautiful villages. The trail will offer us magnificent view of the surrounding mountains like Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and other many mountains. The night will be at Chhomrong.

Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalayan hotel

From Chhomrong, we will walk towards the Himalayan hotel following the steep path to Sinwa village. We will trail across the bamboo forest to reach the Himalayan hotel to the altitude of 2900m above sea level. The en route beauty will be interesting to watch.

Day 08: trek to Machhapuchhre base camp

From the bamboo, we will trek towards the beautiful region to Machhapuchhre base camp the trail will pass across the Hindu cave. We will follow the same trail across the path to reach Deurali and will continue towards the Machhapuchhre base camp. The night will be at MBC at tented camp.

Day 09: Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna base camp

From the base camp of Machhapuchhre base camp, we will trek along the icy path to the Annapurna base camp. We have enough time to explore the region viewing the great scenario of the mountains. The night will be at tented camp at the altitude of 3700m above sea level.

Day 10: ABC to Bamboo

From the base camp of Annapurna Mountain, we return the path to the Bamboo. The trail will pass through many beautiful bamboo forests. The route will offer us the same scenario as it has offered earlier. The night will be splendidly beautiful at the bamboo at the altitude of 2240m.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

From the bamboo; we will walk towards the Jhinu Danda. The trail will pass through the Chommrong and downhill to Jhinu Danda. The night will be splendidly beautiful at Jhinu Danda at the altitude of 1780m.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapool to Pokhara

From Jhinu Danda, we will have the early morning bath at the natural hot water and will continue our trail towards the Nayapool. The trail will continue through the river bank of Modi River. Walking for about 6 to 7 hours will be enough for us to reach to Nayapool. Form Nayapool, we will drive for about 2 hours to reach back to Pokhara to stay the night calmly at the nearest hotel.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

From Pokhara, we will take the returning bus back to Kathmandu which will go for about 7 to 8 hours. The scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will surely mesmerize us during the returning journey to Kathmandu. The night will be at Kathmandu enjoying with friends.

Day 14: Farewell

After completing our exhilarating trekking, we will do some shopping at the local market of Kathmandu. Then, we will arrange our Packages and will move towards the airport to catch the splendid flight over to our own destination. We will surely enjoy the farewell party organized by the Guide-Nepal. We will hope for your better further journey.

COST INCLUDES

  • Annapurna conservation area permits,
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
  • Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan,
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
  • Airport picks up and drop with an escort

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation.
Area: Annapurna Region

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Trip Length: 14 days

Departures: Every Day Throughout Year

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: 4,210m/at Annapurna Base Camp

Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse

Transportation: Private vehicle/Tourist Bus

Best Month: Sept – Nov and Mar – May

Group Size: 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Altitude Sickness

1. Basic Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Difficult to pass urine

2. Medium Symptoms:

  • A headache which is bad
  • Irregular breathing
  • Nausea
  • Mild weakness

3. Serious Symptoms:

  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
  • Can hear the gurgling sound in the chest.
  • Zero energy.

What to do about Altitude Sickness? Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail, you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.

If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse or porter will be arranged, or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes? We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.

NOTE: IF THE ABOVE ITINERARY DOES NOT MEET YOUR NEEDS, WE CAN DESIGN INDIVIDUALIZED TRAVEL PLANS BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCES.

We are happy to customize for your Trekking to all over Nepal as per your time and duration, email us at info@anutreks.com or trekking@bardiajunglecottage.com.np with your interest of areas and the number of pax, we will deliver you the customization Itinerary for your convenience.