Details

Unique Experiences:
  • One of the most popular trekking destinations
  • Experience the local teahouses
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Rural countryside and villages
Participants:

Up to 16 travelers may book this trip. This trip departs with a minimum of 2 people.

Trip Length: 11 Day(s) 10 Night(s)
Type of Accommodation:
  • Local Tea-House in shared double room with Shared bathroom/bath
  • 1 night in budget hotel in shared double room with private toilet/bath
Physical Rate: 4/5
Included in Price:
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 lunch and 9 dinner (Tea/Coffee, desert, drinking water cost extra)
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 1 Night Budget Hotel in Pokhara
  • 9 Nights at Tea-House Accommodation in Shared Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Guide and porters including their meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Trek Starting Point and Back to Pokhara from Trek Ending Point
  • National Park Fees and TIMS Permit
Excluded from Price:
  • Personal items such as medicine, clothing and equipment. Note that sleeping bags and down jackets can be rented in Kathmandu.
  • Hot showers and attached bathrooms; should these be available in the teahouses and should the lodge owner charges extra for these
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation from remote mountain locations as well as the standard insurance like trip cancellation and lost baggage (Compulsory)
  • Any unforeseen expenses due to delays or diversions due to events outside the operator's control, including but not limited to landslides or strikes

All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Special Information:
Please find our recommended Gear List & Trekking Tips here: http://bit.ly/nepalkbyg

Map

Locations Visited:
Pokhara, Poonhill, Machhapuchere Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp
Start City:
Kathmandu
End City:
Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara

We leave early in the morning from Kathmandu and make our way along river valleys, past terraced fields to Pokhara. It takes around 6 to 7 hours on the local tourist bus.

Accommodation: Overnight at Budget hotel
Transportation: Local Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara

 

Day 2: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga

After breakfast you drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,035 m) by Local Bus. The drive is around 1:30 hours by bus (around 46 kms). After the drive you cross the suspension bridge over the Modikhola river and ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain villages up from the river valley to Tikhedhunga.

Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours
Altitude: Tikhedhunga 1,540 m

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani

You have a steep ascent to get you going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes you to your lodge at Ghorepani. You will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense rhododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes. If the weather is clear you will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani, making the climb well worth it!

Trekking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Altitude: Ghorepani 2,750 m

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house
 

Day 4: Poon Hill sunrise, trek to Tadapani

You get up early to hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise. After breakfast back in Ghorepani you trek onwards to Tadapani through rhododendron forests. If you are lucky you will see some wild animals, such as langur monkeys climbing through the trees. There are excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare from Tadapani.

Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours to Tadapani
Altitude: Poon Hill 3,210 m, Tadapani 2,710 m

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 5: Tadapani trek to Chhomrong

A short distance after Tadapani, the trail veers northwards and comes out into a small clearing before dropping sharply to Chiukle, where there are a few lodges. A maze of small paths leads down through terraced fields to a large suspension bridge over the Kimring Khola. After the bridge, we climb up past a school and along the terraces to the small village of Klisigo Chiukle. After a while we will see a succession of waterfalls. From here the trail climbs a little, continuing along the terraces to join the main Ghandrung - Chomrong route. Chomrong itself is a beautiful village, typically Gurung in style, situated in the lap of the great Annapurna massif. Chomrong has evolved into two separate settlements, new Chomrong at the top (2,040 m) and old Chomrong below (1,950 m), the main part of the village. Chomrong is the highest permanent settlement in the valley.

Trekking time: approx. 4 - 5 hours
Altitude: Chhomrong (2,100m)

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 6: Trek to Dovan

The trail descends from Chhomrong to cross Chhomrong Khola before climbing steeply through a rhododendron and bamboo forest, up the west bank of the Modi Khola. Immediately after leaving, you reach the small settlement of Khuldi Ghat before another steep descent into the valley. The trail follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses and crosses three streams before arriving at Dovan (2,430m) and overnight rest.

Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Altitude: Dovan (2,430m)

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 7: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700M)

This morning you start a long climb through intermittent bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever steeper slopes and there are regular streams crossing on the trial. You can also have some rest at Himalaya Hotel (2,873m) before climbing to Hinko (3,139m), a short path to Deurali( 3,231m) and on through Bagar to reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Trekking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Altitude: Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m)

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130M)

This is a short a hike of around two hours following the left hand tributary of the Modikhola to reach the destination of the famous ABC.

Trekking time: approx. 2 hours
Altitude: ABC 4,130m,

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo

It is around 7 hours mostly downhill walk.

Trekking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Heights: Bamboo 2,300m

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.
 

Day 10: Trek to JhinuDanda

5-6 hours walk

Trekking time: approx. 5 hours
Heights: JhinuDanda 1,700 m

Accommodation: Overnight in tea house.
 

Day 11: Trek back to Nayapul - on to Pokhara

We can enjoy a final down hill walk through forests and villages for about 6 hours to Nayapul. From here we drive for about one hour back to Pokhara where our trek ends and we can enjoy a shower and relax on this stunning Lakeside town and enjoy the memories!

Trekking time: approx. 6 hours

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