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 at the airport. Transfer & accommodation in hotel.
Breakfast. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with a 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 “fish tail” – 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.
Drive towards Nayapul after breakfast. Start of the trek which begins with walking through the picturesque villages. Passing by Bhurungdi Khola river and its beautiful waterfalls. Authentic lunch in Tikhedhunka village. Walk towards Ulleri village (1960m). Accommodation in the hostel. Dinner.
ULLERI – GOREPANI
Hiking from Ulleri (1960m) to Gorepani (2750m). Going through a strange villages of Gurung people. The lush vegetation and crystal clear rivers that cross their fascinating appearance. Arrival at Ghorepani. Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch. Individual village sightseeing and meeting local people. Dinner.
GOREPANI – TADAPANI
Breakfast. Hiking from Gorepani (2750m) to Tadapani (2630m). Rest on the viewpoint above the village from which Dhaulagiri (8167m) can be seen. Passing through the blooming rhododendron forest. Arrival at Tadapani village. Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch. Ethno program by Gurung people. Dinner.
TADAPANI – CHOMRONG
Breakfast. Hiking from Tadapani (2630m) to Chomrong (2180m). This region is interlarded with various contrasts of nature. At one moment we will passing by the blossoming cherry tree, then the woods with a green bananas, then fascinating gnarly Indian nuts….Crossing the picturesque Khimrong Khola river where women wash clothes the traditional way. Arrival at Chomrong – one of the largest villages in Annapurna region. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.
CHOMRONG – DOBHAN
Breakfast. Hiking from Chomrong (2180m) to Dobhan (2600m). After passing through the bamboo and the rhododendron forests, the view of the holy peak Machpuchare (6993m) will leave you breathless. Arrival to Dobhan, a village with a small hydropower plant. Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch. Rest. Dinner.
DOBHAN – DEURALI
Breakfast. Hiking from Dobhan (2600m) to Deurali (3230m). Walking beside Modi Khola river and Hinko cave. Accommodation in the hostel. Lunch. Afternoon rest. Dinner.
DEURALI - ANNAPURNA BC – MACHAPUCHARE BC
Breakfast. Departure to Annapurna base camp (4200m). Visiting the Buddhist shrines in Annapurna base camp. Visiting Chorten built in honor of climbers. Arrival at Machapuchare BC (3700m). Lunch. Afternoon rest. Dinner.
MACHAPUCHARE BC - DOBHAN
Breakfast.Hiking from Machapuchare BC to Dobhan (2600m). Lunch. Afternoon rest. Dinner.
DOBHAN – JHINU DANDA
Breakfast, Hiking from Dobhan (2600m) to Jhinu Danda (1720m). Descent to Chomrong village taking the path which we have already passed. Lunch in Chomrong, than descent to Jhinu Danda and accommodation in the hostel. Arrival to the beautiful hyper-thermal springs Jhinu Danda. Bathing in the thermal springs.Dinner.
JHINU DANDA – POKHARA
Breakfast. Hiking from Jhinu Danda to Phedi village. Minibus transfer to Pokhara. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Free afternoon for individual sightseeing or relaxation on the lake. Dinner.
POKHARA – KATMANDU
Breakfast. Transfer to the Pokhara airport & take a flight to Kathmandu. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Afternoon we are going to visit Bodinath stupa. Dinner.
Breakfast. Free time for the shopping in Thamel quart in Kathmandu. Lunch. Going to OR2K. Dinner.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport Tribuwan, Kathmandu. Departure flight.