Annapurna Base Camp (a trek in sync with ecological beauty at its best) Trekking in the shadows of the Annapurna

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten. The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].

An outline of your itinerary:  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Over night hotel

 Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Over night hotel

Day 03: Fly/or Drive to Pokhara & transfer to Phedi. The trek starts to Dhampus [1700m] over night camp

Day 04: Trek to Landrung [1550m] over night camp

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong [2100m] over night camp

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya hotel [2850m] over night camp

Day 07: A day for rest. Over night camp

Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp [3700m] over night camp

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna south base camp [4130m] over night camp

Day 10: Trek to Chomrong [2100m] over night camp

Day 11: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m] over night camp

Day 12: Trek to Banthanti [2410m] over night camp

Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m] over night camp

Day 14: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara. Over night hotel

Day 15: Fly/or Drive to Kathmandu. Over night hotel

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu.