You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where one of the team representatives from Snowland Treks will welcome you. He will take you to your hotel and rest of the day is free for you to relax. Later, in the evening, you will meet with your guide in the lobby of your hotel, and he will accompany you to your restaurant where you will have delicious welcome dinner along with cultural dance. Overnight in the hotel.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek -12 days Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (900m) in a tourist vehicle, 7-8 hrs
After having breakfast, you will begin your drive towards Pokhara. The drive will be long and scenic. You will get to see lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, dense forests, small settlements, and terraced fields along your way to Pokhara. Even though the ride will be long, the wonderful scenery will accompany you throughout the journey.
Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be taken to your hotel. After resting for a bit, you will go on a boat riding on tranquil Fewa Lake. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Nayapul (1,070m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m), 4 hrs
Today, you will drive to Nayapul after having breakfast. From Nayapul, you will begin trekking towards Tikhedhunga. You will trek along the bank of the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti. Birethanti is a large village with numerous teahouses and shops. Further, you will follow the bank of Bhurungdi Khola and ascend towards the Hille Valley located at 1,495 meters. The short ascend from here will take you to Tikhedhunga where you will stop for the night. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m), 5 hrs
You will ascend on a steep trail and reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village located at 2,070 meters. From here, you will ascend slowly through the lush forest of oak and rhododendron. You will approach Banthanti village (2,250 m) and trek towards Ghorepani (2,840 m) crossing Nangethanti village (2,460 m). You will get to see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) from Ghorepani. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 05 Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,610m), 6 hrs
You will wake up early in the morning and have tea. After that, you will ascend towards Poon Hill to witness probably one of the most beautiful sunrises of your life with the backdrop of Himalayan mountains. You will spend some time here and trek back to Ghorepani. You will then have a warm breakfast, and ascend along the ridge. Further, you will trek through a dense forest of rhododendron and pine to reach Deurali. You will descend to Banthanti village and follow the trail towards Tadapani. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 06 Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m), 5 hrs
You will begin your day with steep descend through beautiful rhododendron forest. The trail will take you to Gurjung, which is a Gurung village. From here, you will trek through a forested trail to reach Chhomrong, your last stop of the day. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 07 Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950m), 6 hrs
You will descend down to the Chhomrong Khola. From here, you will ascend to Khuldi Ghar (2,380 m), which was an early location of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. Further, you will descend on a steep rugged trail and enter into a dense bamboo forest. Trekking through the bamboo forest, you will reach the bottom of a gorge and again trek through another rhododendron & bamboo forest to reach the Himalayan Hotel. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 08 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m), 7 hrs
After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards one of the most famous destinations of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). You will ascend and passing through Hinko Cave, Deurali reaches Machapuchare Base Camp. As a matter of fact, Machapuchare Base Camp is not really a base camp as Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) is not allowed to climb. From here, you will trek for around two hours and reach Annapurna Base Camp. ABC will welcome you with panoramic views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), and many other mountains.You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 09 Trek to Bamboo (2,345 m) – 6 hrs
Today, you will follow the same trail to reach Bamboo. You will descend back on the same trail and reach the bank of the Modi Khola. From here, you ascend to reach Bamboo village where you will stop for the night. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 10 Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) – 5 hrs
You will trek back on the same trail until you reach Chhomrong village. Passing Khuldi Ghar, you will come across an experimental sheep farm. The trail from here descends through rich rhododendron and bamboo forest. You will reach Jhinu village where you will stay for the night. You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 11 Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), drive to Pokhara – 5.5 hours and guided tour of Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake
You will trek along the side of Modi Khola and reach Birethanti village. From here, you trek back to Nayapul. You will take a small lunch break here, and after that, drive back to Pokhara. You will check-in at your hotel in Pokhara and freshen-up. Further, you will visit the holy Barahi Temple and explore the Lakeside market. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a tourist Vehicle, 7-8 hours
After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu following the same route as previous. The drive will again be long and scenic. You will get to see amazing views of lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, dense forests, small settlements, and terraced fields along your way to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. Later, in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner. You will stay overnight at the hotel.