Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna, the forgotten giant of Nepal doesn’t receive the hype or coverage of its neighbor Mount
Everest but is every bit as intimidating and more picturesque than its rival. Standing at 8091 meters,
Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world and is the gem of the Annapurna range. The trek to
base camp features crystal clear natural waterfalls, terraced mountainside farms, intimidating forests of
local trees and rhododendron with plenty of mountain scenery along the way.
The journey begins in Kathmandu, the heart of Nepalese culture and the countries’ largest and most
interesting city. Here you will spend a day absorbing the bustling city streets taking in the environment
where you pass by timeless shrines on one side of the road while a local peddles authentic handicrafts
nearby. With a certain mystique, Kathmandu is a wonderful blend of Buddhist roots coupled with a
strong Hindu influence that needs to be experienced to appreciate. You will see everything from the
bustling backpacker hub of Thamel to the worlds ‘largest stupa to Hindu cremation sites and maybe spot
a living Hindu Goddess in between. After a day exploring Kathmandu you travel to the peaceful lakeside
city of Pokhora to prepare for the trek.
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1+ Pax
After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and take to the hotel. There will be a welcome dinner hosted by SummitMadness. You will be served an authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Take early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. After landing in Pokhara, you will drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek.Overnight in Ghandruk.
Today you will see some of the great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. In the evening you will reach Chhomrong, a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, you will walk through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Trek thru the scenic stretches of the forests and giant mountains. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base you’ll get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. From the base camp mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks are visible. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Today’s trek is downhill towards Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.
Walk uphill trek to Kuldighar. Then climb the stone steps of Chhomrong and descends to Jhinu Danda. Evening, you can enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. You will have the lunch on the way. Trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon, enjoy the day leisurely. You can do shopping or explore any landmarks you missed. Farewell dinner in the evening.
A SummitMadness representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
You can customize and tailor-made this trek. If so, please mention that in the message section. Joining with a existing group is also possible.