9. From Pokhara: 5-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Simrong and trek to Sinwa. After breakfast at the hotel, our guide pick you up. We drive to Simrong via Nayapul which takes easy 3 hours. On the way, our guide stopped by Birethanti to register our details for the Annapurna base camp trek permits post. Take a bit of rest at Simrong. We start our first day at Annapurna base camp short trek to Jhinu danda, Chhommrong (2170m). And to Lowe Sinuwa. This hike takes about 4 to 5 hours through the beautiful Gurung villages, High suspension bridges along with agricultural farmlands along the views of the mighty mountains of Fishtail, Annapurna, South, and Himchuli. The 3 hours drive also combines the best experience of a good and off-road. Day 02: Trek To Deaurali (3200m). We woke with sunrise and mountain view with a cup of fresh tea/coffee. After seeing a great sunrise view and having breakfast, we start our second day at Annapurna base camp short trek to the Deaurali. The total duration of this day trek is about 7 hours. We first ascend via a stone staircase to the top of Sinuwa and a little up again. Later we decent to Bamboo with stone stairs. Continue our easy inclined route to Dovan, and to Himalaya where we enjoy our lunch. Later we hike 2 easy hours to Dearuali. Day 03: Trek from Himalaya to Macchapuchchhre camp, 3 hours, and to Annapurna base camp (4130m) – 2 hrs trek Today is the shortest day of our Annapurna base camp trek 5 Days but as we start our hike we feel how easy it will be. The first 1 hour to Bagar is easy, later 1 hour to Macchhapuchre base camp is a little hard as it contains some steep parts. We enjoy our lunch here before we headed to Annapurna base Camp which takes easy 2 hours. Here you will not feel any easy difficulties your body recognizes since your mind is enjoying the magical beauty of Annapurna and other mighty mountains. Let’s not talk more, just don’t forget to experience the golden sunset at Mount Fishtail. Day 04: Experiencing sunrise at Annapurna base camp and trek down to Lower Sinuwa 8 – 9 hrs trek. The most beautiful and long day. Our day starts way ahead of the sun waiting for sunrise. From Annapurna base camp, you will be surprised by mountains and their panoramic scenes including the most iconic Machhapuchchhre aka Fishtail, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (the world’s 10th highest mountain), Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, Tharpu Chuli, Shinga Chuli, and Gangapurna along with deep and giant glacier below of Annapurna base camp. Later we enjoy breakfast and hike down to Lower Sinuwa. Day 05: Trek to Jhinu hot spring, lunch, and drive to Pokhara. 3-4 hrs trek and drive back to Pokhara (3 hrs) We start our day as early as possible to experience the natural hot spring pool, which takes about 20 minutes to detour hike. Later we enjoy our lunch, hike for 30 minutes, and drive back to Pokhara. Drop you at your hotel in Pokhara, and the 5-day Annapurna base camp trek comes to end.