This is the most popular trek in Nepal. Among other things, it is distinguished by the diversity of people, rich culture, beautiful landscapes and nature. The path takes you northwest from Pokhara lake, along the ancient road to Tibet, passing glaciers, canyons and turbulent waterfalls. Along the road following a cold glacier river is Tatopani, a hot spring with water that has a temperature of 40 degrees! Swimming in the pools with a view of the Himalayan peaks is spectacular. From the Annapurna base camp, you can enjoy a close up view of the peaks of Annapurna I and Annapurna Machapuchare. Our final goal is the Sanctuary located at 4200m, which is also the maximum height we will reach on this trip.
Local residents appreciated the Annapurna Sanctuary as a spiritual refuge long before trekkers “discovered” it. The natural amphitheater that is surrounded by Annapurna South (7219m) and Annapurna I (8091m), Varashikar (7847m), Gangapurna (7485m) and Machapuchare (6993m), serves as a base camp for expeditions, and is also a favorite destination for mountain lovers. Starting from Pokhara, you will climb to Naudande (1463m) and make a gradual increase in altitude from there to the Annapurna base camp. The Gurung people live in this region, and they will show us their rich cultural heritage through song and dance. As you walk through the authentic villages you will meet wonderful people, get to know their culture and religion (Buddhism) and, at the same time, will be fascinated by the rich vegetation that reaches up to 4000m.
Meeting in Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour with your guide. Swayambhunath Stupa and Buddhist Monkey Temple. The temple is located on the hill with a beautiful view on Kathmandu Valley landscape. Lunch at the hotel. Trip to Thamel, a modest town which represents an interesting center of the touristic region. Dinner.
KATHMANDU - POKHARA
Breakfast. Transfer to the Kathmandu airport. We are going to Pokhara lake by plane. The lake is located at the bottom of the holy Machapuchare peak (the name means “fishtail” – and indeed, it seems like that). A large number of Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan refugee camps are located near.
Arrival in Pokhara, a small town near the lake with the same name. Transfer to hotel & accommodation. City tour in the evening: a walk by the lake, relaxation in an oasis of tranquility, shopping in the authentic ethnic stores… Dinner. The admirers of good music can enjoy the sounds that come from many clubs throughout the city.
POKHARA - JHINU DANDA
After breakfast, the bus takes us to Nayapul, where we transfer into 4×4 jeeps, and for the next hour, we drive along the Modi Khola River. In order to not spend our whole day driving, we’ll hike for three hours to Jhinu Danda village (1700m). Accommodation in a lodge. In the afternoon, anyone can swim in the thermal hot springs. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total hiking around three hours.
JHINU DANDA - DOBHAN
After breakfast, hike to Jhinu Danda (1700m) – Dobhan (2600m). After passing through the forests of bamboo and rhododendron, a view of the sacred peak of Machpuchara (6993m) will leave you breathless. Lunch. Afternoon break. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around five to six hours.
DOBHAN - DEURALI
Breakfast. Hiking trail Dobhan (2600m) – Deurali (3230m). Walking along the Modi Khola River and passing the Hinku Cave. Accommodation in a lodge. Lunch. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total hiking around three hours.
DEURALI - ANNAPURNA BC
Breakfast. Departure to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m). Arriving at ABC. Lunch. After lunch tour of Annapurna South Glacier. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.
ANNAPURNA BC - DOBHAN
Breakfast. A tour of the Buddhist sanctuary at the Anapurna Base Camp. A tour of the chortens erected in honor of the injured climbers. Return to Dobhan. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around five hours.
DOBHAN - CHOMRONG
After breakfast we’ll start our hike, Dobhan (2600m) – Chomrong (2180m). Descending to Chomrong village, the path we have already walked. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. In the evening, the opportunity to participate in a unique ethnic program with the locals. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.
CHOMRONG - POKHARA
Yup, breakfast. Hike to Jhinu Danda (1700m), then after the break, continue our trek to Siwai village. There we’ll wait for a 4×4 Land Rover to take us to Nayapul. Transfer to Pokhara. Accommodation at the hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.
POKHARA - KATHMANDU
Breakfast again. After, we’ll pack and take a plane to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Lunch by the Trishuli River. Arrival in Kathmandu and settling in our accommodation. Dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Free afternoon scheduled for gift shopping in Thamel district in Kathmandu. Lunch. Afternoon tour of the largest Buddhist stupa in the world – Bodinath. Gala dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home.