Annapurna and MBC Trekking is famous for trekkers. This is a unique trek on the foothill of the Annapurna south specially designed for those who love to enjoy the flora and fauna, panoramic view of the Himalayan range in a comfortable way including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other Himalayan ranges which are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
This is an ideal trek best called as a classic walk right into the heart of the mountains and our gentle walk start from lowland to the outstanding high mountains with breathtaking views of the Annapurna range. Our trek begins in the terraced foothills close to Pokhara. The Ghorepani-Chumrung-Dhampus Ridge gives us good panoramic views of the mountains and, as we pass through local farming communities, the vista becomes more impressive. The walk ends at a point where you are virtually surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks. This trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating glimpse of rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle and ultimate thrill of trekking in the Himalayas at the high elevation.
Day To Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrival and meet assistance with our airport representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for your own leisure and trekking permit process. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Pokhara
Early morning we drive for Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight. Check in hotel. Rest of the day free for explore leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: POKHARA- ULLERI (Trekking Begins) (2073M.) Get upearly in the morning and drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul and trek upto Birethati.The journey will take about 4 hrs to Cross the river at Birethati and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where you cross the Bhurungdi Khola to start the long steep climb to Ulleri. Here you will find a lodge for the Overnight Stay.
Day 04: ULLERI – GHOREPANI (2855M) Continue your climb along the trail making sure you’re on the inside of the path along the donkey pass. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley, you pass through Rhododendron forest and eventually reach Ghorepani. If you find a lodge near the top of the pass you’ll have less to walk in the morning. If you are up early enough to walk half an hour up to Poon Hill to see the sunrise and the spectacular views of Machapuchhre, The Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.
Day 05: GHOREPANI – POON HILL – TADAPANI (2540 m) Early morning your guide will take you to poonhill excursion (3210m) one hour climb. One can have the excellent views of peaks of himalayas and in spinning best views of Rhododendron flowers in its vicinity or in the trail in between Ghorepani and Tadapani. The red one called “Lali Guras” is the national flower of Nepal.Overnight at Tadapani in Guest House.
Day 06: TADAPANI – CHHOMRUNG (2040 m)
After breakfast at about 9:00 am your guide will prepare breakfast and descent Trek down to Chomrong.It will take about 5 hrs. Overnight at chhomrung in guest House.
Day 07: CHHOMRUNG- DOVAN (2630 m)
As you leave Chomrong you enter land hot inhabited all the year round by Nepalis.Most parties take 2 days to reach Base Camp but some take 3. There are some new lodges to stay at so rest when you’ve had enough. The trail is surprisingly up and down and can be quite broken in places so take care! Aim to stay around best available guest house in Dovan. The excellent views of Machhapurchhre (fishtail) pass as you begin to walk past in base. The valley narrows and the forest give way to bamboo which becomes scrub.
Day 08: DOVAN – MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP -ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4095 m)
The Valley begins to look very “Glacial” with its steep sides and eventually you climb the terminal mountains and turn left to begin to feel like you are entering the sanctuary you can stay at Machhapuchre Base Camp and visit to sanctuary the next day from there, but if you are happy with the altitude press on to stay the right at the Annapurna Base Camp. The weather can change very quickly here so get prepared and don’t expect good views in the morning.Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 09: ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP- BAMBOO (2340 M) After exploring Annapurna Base Camp trek down to Bamboo. It will be about 6 hrs trek.Overnight at Bamboo in Guest House.
Day 10: BAMBOO- CHHOMRUNG (2040 M) Continue trek down to chhomrung from Bamboo.It will take about 5 hts to reach chhomrung. Overnight at chhomrung in Guest House.
Day 11: CHHOMRUNG- LANDRUK (2012 M)
Trek down from Chhomrung to Ghandruk.It will be about 5 hrs walk. overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 12: LANDRUK – POTHANA Trek down from Ghandruk to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: POTHANA- DHAMPUS – POKHARA. Free saty in Pokhara .Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: POKHARA – KATHMANDU Early morning drive back to Kathmandu by regular tourist couch. Transfer hotel
Day 15: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING:
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
DAY 16 : FREE STAY IN KATHMANDU.
DAY 17 : DEPARTURE