7. 12 Days Nepal Tour(Annapurna base camp trek from Kathmandu)
Our journey will begin in Kathmandu. From there, we will take a wonderfully scenic drive to Pokhara. In the village of Pokhara, you will get to see a number of amazing Himalayan Peaks, including Manaslu (8,156m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west. After Pokhara, the trekking will begin. You will get to visit and spend a night in several wonderful villages. Those villages include Ghandruk, Chommrong, Dovan and Deurali. After that, you will get to visit the Annapurna Base Camp. The views at the camp are tremendous and will definitely take your breath away ITINERARY Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu we will pick up you from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Overnight stay in kathmandu thamel. Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (7 hours) After breakfast at your hotel this morning, we’ve arranged transportation to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus. This ride should take approximately six or seven hours you’ll enjoy watching the rural landscapes of Nepal pass by your window: lush jungles, terraced fields of barley, glacial rivers sparkling in the sun, and icy mountains towering over it all. Evening time enjoy with lakeside Day 3 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m.) 4 hrs. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village, we start with guide a taxi to bus park and take a bus to Nayapul from Pokhara. The trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village, Initially the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the river bank, we then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. Overnight at guest house. Day 4: Trek to Chommrong (2140m.) 5 hrs After breakfast, climb up for an hour up to Ghandruk and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhommrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massif. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 5 : Trek to Dovan (2500m.) 5.30 hrs. Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380 meters where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) Check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 6 : Trek to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs. A short walking day today because of the altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 7 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5 hrs. Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevations of 4130 meters. From here, you will see unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 8 Trek descend back to Sinuwa (2360m.) 6 hrs. Wake up in the early morning to see the best of the morning sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow and ice depending upon the season. We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna I (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldron of unmatched natural beauty. Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks and the routes brave climbers have followed to reach their summit. But the eventually we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhommrong. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 9 : Trek down to Siwai and drive to Pokhara. The trek down from Sinuwa to Siwai goes through the beautiful villages of Chommrong, Jhinu, Kyumi. Following the Modi Khola, to the prosperous village of Ghandruk. Northern views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are in view along the route. When you reach Siwai, you will be taken shearing jeep to Pokhara city, overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Day 10 : Pokhara City tour by shearing bus. Phewa Lake: Your sightseeing tour might start with a visit to Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal. The lake offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, creating a picturesque backdrop for your trip. Barahi Temple: Located on an island in Phewa Lake, the Barahi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Barahi. Many tourists and locals visit the temple for blessings and to enjoy the serene boat ride to the island. World Peace Pagoda: The World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa) is a Buddhist stupa situated on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the Pokhara valley, Phewa Lake, and the surrounding mountains. It's a great place to experience tranquility and spirituality. Davis Falls (Devi's Fall): This unique waterfall is famous for its intriguing underground passage. It's named after a Swiss woman named Davis who tragically drowned in the waters. The waterfall is locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Falls) due to the dangerous whirlpools it creates. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: This cave is located near Davis Falls and houses a sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Inside the cave, you can see impressive limestone formations and experience a sense of spirituality. Bindabasini Temple: Another significant Hindu temple in Pokhara, the Bindabasini Temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga. It's a beautiful place to visit, especially during religious festivals when the temple is adorned with colorful decorations. Seti River Gorge: The Seti River runs through Pokhara and has carved a deep gorge in the city's landscape. You can witness the milky-white waters of the river rushing through the gorge Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It will take about 7 hours, overland journey by tourist coach. And the gentle light brings us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal’s capital. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight in Kathmandu. Day 12 : Kathmandu City tour by Shearing bus Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant and culturally rich destination with a plethora of historical, religious, and cultural attractions to explore, we will visit Swambhunath,Boudhanath,Pashupatinath,and Budhanilkantha. Tour end.