Annapurna Base Camp Trek
This trekking area is covered and handled with assistance of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature conservation and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Total area of ACAP is 7629 sq km that encompasses forested middle mountains, high Himalayas and trans-Himalayan desert plateau ecosystems. In this region lies the deepest gorge in the world. The area is dominated by Annapurna I 8091 m the 10th highest in the world, Schima and chestnut trees are found in the subtropical forest between 1000-2000 m which give way to rhododendron, oak, hemlock and silver fir as you ascend to the temperate zone (1700 – 3000 m). Rhesus monkeys, yellow-throated martens & Himalayan weasels are some of the wildlife commonly encountered. Among the birds found in this region are the Himalayan griffons, Lammergeier, forktail, redstart, thrush and kingfisher to name a few. Gurung, Magar, Thakali & Brahmin villages dot the lower elevations. The Tibetan cultural influence becomes stronger as you go north
Day 01 : Drive – Pokhara 8 hours or fly 35 minutes or transfer to the Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 02 : Drive – new bridge 1½ hours and commence trek to Ulleri (2073m.) – 5½.
Day 03 : Ulleri – Ghorepani (2855m) through the rhododendron forest – 6 hours.
Day 04 : In the early morning ascent to Poonhill (3200m) – 45 minutes for the beautiful sunrise and majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After breakfast proceed to Tadapani (2700m) – 6 hours.
Day 05 : Climb down to Chhumrung (1900m) – 6 hours.
Day 06 : Chhumrung – Dovan (2600m)- 6 hours.
Day 07 : Dovan – Machhapuchhre Basecamp (4000m) – 5 hours.
Day 08 : Machhapuchhre Basecamp – Annapurna Basecamp (4300m)-2½ & rest
Day 09 : Annapurna Basecamp – Dovan – 5 hours.
Day 10 : Dovan – Jhinudanda (1600m) – 6 hours, visit hot spring.
Day 11 : Jhinudanda – Ghandruk (1950m) – 4 hours, visit ACAP headquarter and Gurung
Day 12 : Ghandruk – Pothana (1800) through another Gurung village Landruk – 7 hours.
Day 13 : Pothana – Phedi – 2½ hours & drive to Pokhara – 45 minutes.
All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking period
National park permit
Domestic airport tax
English speaking guide
Highly experienced staffs
Staffs food, clothing & salary
All necessary grounded transportation
Airport picks up & drops
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Personal nature expenses
Rescue & Evacuation
Gratitude (tip) for staff