Tackling The Annapurna Base Camp Trek The Best, Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Treks-min

Date: 20 Jul, 2022

Author: rakeshchaudry

Amazing Annapurna Base camp trek is situated at an altitude of 4.130 metres. Total distance of Annapurna Base camp trek is 67 kilometres. Trekking to the Annapurna Region can be challenging  but this doesn’t mean that you can not do it. If you like trekking and if you have that energy level, fitness level and potential then you can definitely reach your destination.

The average trek in this region is not difficult, still you should prepare yourself moderately fit. After all, you are trekking through the great Himalayas. While doing this trek you can witness the rich flora and fauna this will simply stir your mind. In the lodges you can explore local culture.

Some Important Information:

How To Reach At Pokhara:

By Road:

From Sunauli and from Kathmandu you can take buses. Local buses are available at the new bus stand that is in Kathmandu. Luxury tourist buses like the Greenline are also available at the tourist bus station.

By Air:

One can take a direct flight from New Delhi or other cities to Kathmandu. Them you can fly to Pokhara directly.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

While entering the Annapurna Conservation Area trekkers will need another permit. These all permits are arranged by your trekking provider. This is not an expensive trek in Nepal.

Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS):

The cost is NRS 2000 per person. The cost equals about 15 EUR or 17 USD. This permit is important for every hiker who is wishing to hike in this region. 

Trek Route:

Day 1:

Kathmandu to Pokhara:

On the first day you need to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara this will save some time. After reaching Pokhara , stay here overnight.

Day 2:

Pokhara to Ghandruk:

You will start your day with a short bus to Nayapul. From here the trekking begins. Your first trek will be downhill to Birethanti by crossing a suspension bridge built over the Burundi river. Here you will sign some formalities with the authorities. 

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Following this route the trek starts to climb upwards towards the Ghandruk via Chane. Trek to Ghandruk is originally flat along the Modi River. Spend overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 3:

Ghandruk to Sinuwa:

In the morning you will leave the village of Ghandruk and trek towards Sinuwa. This long trek first goes along the Modi River. Here you will be crossing several boulders before coming to a bridge on the beautiful Kimrong River. From here the trail becomes little steep till you reach to the Gurung Village by crossing Jhinu Danda. Here you will cross another suspension bridge over the Chhomrong River. After arriving Sinuwa you need to stay here overnight.

Day 4:

Sinuwa to Deurali:

Next morning you will start your journey from Sinuwa to Deurali. For this you need to start from Sinuwa to Kuldhigar.

At this part a stone staircase will lead you Dobhan through a bridge crossing. On this trail you can experience rhododendron, Oak forest and bamboo forest. After trekking through the valley to Hinku Cave and  Himalaya you will be reaching your destination, Deurali. Here you need to stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 5:

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp:

On this 5th day you will begin the final stretch towards the Annapurna Base Camp.

A walk along the River Modi will bring you to Bagar which is the starting point of the trek to Machhapuchhre base camp. After spending some quality time at Machhapuchhre the trek will lead you to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

After trekking a little more you will reach the base camp of the South of Annapurna. Here you will have a 360 degree view of some of the highest mountains in the world around you. You need to stay overnight at a lodge in the Annapurna Base Camp or you can live in a tent.

Day 6:

Spending some more time in the base camp again you will be retracing your steps to reach Bamboo , Deurali and then Dobhan. Here you can experience many waterfalls, some temples, amazing caves etc. You need to stay overnight at a lodge at Bamboo.

Day 7:

You need to start your day from Bamboo to Kuldhigar. After arriving at Jhinu Danda. Stay here.

Day 8:

In the morning your day will begin  by crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi River. Before arriving at Syauli Bazar you need to cross some villages, settlements, forests etc. From here you will find that the trail becomes flat till Nayapul. Arriving at Nayapul a bus will take you to Pokhara city where you need to stay overnight.

Day 9:

This morning you can shop amazing artworks, some lovely pashminas etc. or can checkout from your accommodation or visit the nearby local places.

By rakeshchaudry

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