Our representative will pick you up from the airport with putting garland on your neck which traditionally means you are welcome. Then you will be driven to the hotel. After refresh you will be briefed either hotel or at our office for your trip. At last if you will have time you can roam around at Thamel market.
Annapurna Base Camp (via Ghandruk) Trek
Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) by deluxe tourist bus or private vehicle. 6-7 hour. We can fly as well only 30 minutes scenic flight
After breakfast at Hotel we leave for Pokhara. While driving we follow villages and Trishuli River until mid part of the driving journey. Trishuli is famous for white water rafting as well. Then again drive flat till Pokhara by passing small cities.
Day 03 Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft) drive 3 hours and hike 1 hour
Journey will start after breakfast by having private car, jeep or bus direct to Kimche. Then we start trek to Ghandruk only for 1 hour gradually up to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a big Gurung (an ethnic cast) village from where can see Annapurna South and Himhuli and fishtail clearly.
Day 04 Trek from Ghandruk to Chumrung Village (2170m/7120ft) 5-6 hrs
From Ghandruk the trail go straight till Kimrung through tiny villages on the way then down to the river through jungle. After crossing the river we gradually climb back uphill to the village of Chhomrong, where will have lunch and relax, as we stay here overnight. Chhomrong is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with tremendous views across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.
Day 05 Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8530ft) 5-6 hours
The trail descends via a stone staircase and then crosses the Chhomrong Khola. We climb till we reach Sinuwa. After we leave Sinuwa, begin to pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests to the village of Bamboo. From bamboo we walk another 1.5 hours to Dovan where we will stay for the night.
Day 06 Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10595ft) 4-5 hours
The day starts with a gentle gradual walk following the trail above the river through bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests. We cross two rivers as we follow the trail along the Modi River. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer and langoors (monkey).
Day 07 Trek from Deurail to Annapurna base camp (4130m/13547ft) 4-5 hours
Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). The trail climbs gently through a river bank and then rises steeply over the mountain side. There are a few areas prone to avalanche on the trail but only after or during the winter season. From MBC to ABC the environment will change to a bare plateau devoid of plants. We will witness snow boulders melting to form small rivers and sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. The heart inspiring views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks will be the reward for all our efforts.
Day 08 Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo (2310m/7577ft) 7-8 hours
Early morning start as we relish the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp. After our breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, back through Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. We will see the many waterfalls cascading down from high above, to the rocks below.
Day 09 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (1780m/5838ft) 5-6 hours
After breakfast we hike up to Sinuwa then down to Chhomrong khola. We then ascend up the thousand stony steps taking us to Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we further descend to Jhinudanda. Upon arrival at Jhinudanda, we have an opportunity to soak in the hot springs lying just 20 mins down from Jhinu Danda.
Day 10 Trek from Jhinu Danda to Siwai 3 hours and drive Back to Pokhara 3 hours
We begin our walk from Jhinu danda to Kyumi village via New Bridge. After having lunch in Kyumi, we drive by car to Pokhara. The drive will take 3 hours. Upon arrival in Pokhara we will have an opportunity to visit some more places around the lake city until the evening. A post trekking massage is always a great way to relax.
Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle, tourist bus, about 7 hours or flight 30 min
We leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Once back at your hotel you can relax or go explore the maze of souvenir shops in Thamel.
Day 12 Full day sight seen at the world heritage sites
After breakfast around 9 am a tour guide with vehicle come to your hotel to do sight seen in Kathmandu valleys world heritage sites including Pashupatinath ( One of the biggest Hindu temple with cremation centre), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Stupa), Swayambhunath calles monkey temple as well and Patan Durbar square (An old palace with ancient art and architect).
Day 13 Fly back to home
Today we do farewell to you as you are flying back to home. We put you khada on your neck as a symbol of peace, protect and love from Nepal. See you again
If you have extra days you can involve other activities as well.