‘within array of high mountains at scenic Annapurna sanctuary and base camp’
“Annapurna base camp one of most scenic adventure destinations in all Himalaya Experience beautiful surrounding scenery and walk in short duration of time Explore lovely Gurung villages of Buddhism religion with its age-old traditions From green forest to wide open areas of arctic zone at Annapurna sanctuary Annapurna base camp a short and scenic walks of great landscape variations”
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara with local lodge on trekking.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m / 13, 629 ft.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trekking
March to May and September to mid December months of the year, March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, longer sunlight hours when wild flowers are in bloom, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colors (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May where late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude sometimes.
September to mid December around autumn / fall and pre winter one of the best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.
Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks with chances of snow around higher areas above 1,800 m.
People and Culture
Low warm farm areas of Nepal Mid West are of mixed ethnic tribes of people with mostly Gurung, Magar with some Tamang including Hindu Brahmin, Chettries and Dalits with various cultures and custom with same farm traditional life of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.
Higher mid hill around Annapurna region where villages populated by Gurung ethnic tribe of Annapurna and Western part of Nepal, follows Buddhism religion along with their ancestral heritage rites, worshipping nature and mountain spirits.
Gurung people are traditional farmers and cattle herders where most men folk are famous as courageous and brave Gorkha soldiers in British, Indian Army and as well in Singapore police infantry.
Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trekking a most beautiful adventure destination, located south of massive Annapurna Himalaya range within Nepal North Mid-West.
Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trekking no other places in all Himalaya can beat the experience, where one can walk start and end the adventure in week duration from scenic and beautiful city at Pokhara.
Certainly one of the most magnificent journeys that lead you right in the heart of world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna at base camp with scenic sanctuary enclosed within great walls of high peaks of Annapurna Himalaya.
Mt. Annapurna the first world 8,000 meters mountains ever summated way back in 1950, before Everest was conquered by Tenzing and Hillary in 1953, certainly a great feat and challenge taken by early French climbers.
Short Guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (220 k.m)-06 hrs (30 mins by air).
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Ghandruk village 1,930 m- 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m - 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m - 03 hrs.
Day 09: From Base Camp trek to Bamboo 2,345 m - 06 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring - 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
Day 12: Drive or fly to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride or 30 mins by flights.
Day 13: International Departure to respective country.