Annapurna conservation area is the most visited trekking destination of Nepal. This area treasures 4 Annapurna massifs, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Behind the mountain is a living tibetan civilisation in the valleys of Mustang. Annapurna region is also famous for its Hindu religious shrine Muktinath temple. There is also world’s highest lake Tilicho lake at an altitude of 4919 m. Annapurna conservation area has been home to diverse flora and fauna. During the trekking season the trail is accompanied by lush green forest of Rhododendron, chirping of birds and kaleidoscope of butterflies. The trail is clean with warm sun and cool mountain breeze. Trekking Annapurna conservation area can range from 6 – 23 day trip depending upon sites and weather.
Suggested typical day to day itinerary
Kathmandu – Ulleri
Flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, then start trekking to Ulleri (1940 m) 6 hours (1 1/2 hrs)
Ulleri – Ghorepani
5 hours (2750 m)
Ghorepani – Poon Hill
Ghorepani (2750 m) – Poon Hill (3194 m). Get an early start to watch the sunrise over the Annapurnas from Poon Hill, then on to Tadapani (2590 m) 6 hours
Tadapani – Chomrong
Tadapani (2590 m) – Chomrong (2210 m) 4 hrs
Chomrong – Himalayan Hotel
Chomrong (2210 m) – Himalayan Hotel (2840 m) 7 hrs
Himalayan Hotel – Machapuchare BC
Himalayan Hotel (2840 m) – Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) 4 hrs
Machapuchare BC – Annapurna BC
Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) – Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) 3 hrs (1/2 day hike to glacier optional)
Annapurna BC – Bamboo
Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) – Bamboo (2310 m) 7 hrs
Bamboo – Jhinu Danda
Bamboo (2310 m) – Jhinu Danda (1780 m); visit hot springs
Jhinu Danda – Ghandruk
Jhinu Danda (1780 m) – Ghandruk (5 hrs)
Ghandruk – Nayapul
Ghandruk – Nayapul (5 hrs) and by bus/taxi to Pokhara (1 1/2 hrs)
Pokhara – Kathmandu
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner according to available menu.
Hot water, Coffee, Snickers, Fruits
Accommodation in a teahouse or tent
Well experienced mountain guide and Climbing gears
Flight and Bus tickets
National park entry permits and other permits
First aid kit and satellite phone.
Alcohol, Cigarettes and other personal expenses
Travel, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory).
International airfare and airport tax, Visa fee Guides/ Porter’s tip.
Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc).
Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat, 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.
Comprehensive list will be provided after you book the trip.
Most of the items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.
Note: This trip can be customized according to the group size, stay duration and budget. Please send us an inquiry to get the details.