Nepal is a unique country. It has 8 of the tallest mountains in the World. It is also famous for its unmatched beauty and cultural heritage. Annapurna (which was first successfully climbed by Maurice Herzog from France in 1950. ) has become a matter of trekking for all who enjoy hiking . Trekkers keep their cameras ready to capture the virgin beauty of the mountain peaks while visiting and climbing this region . They not only get a new experience but also get familiar with countless varieties of Himalayan flora and fauna.
Trekking in Annapurna is one of the popular destinations for the trekkers. It is started from Pokhara and as Pristine Mountain Trekking is a Pokhara based trekking company, we can easily handle your trip.
There are a number of ways for approaching this region. The first and easy route is from Pokhara. It can be managed by a drive of about 6-7 hours by Tourist bus or direct flight from Kathmandu (25 minutes) . Then you will meet the enchanting Pokhara .
Normally you can spend one night in Pokhara, in the lap of the Annapurna Mountain range . About 1 hour drive will take you to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. The glacier fed aqua blue water of Modi River along with its tributaries influence the natural colour through-out the whole way up to Annapurna Sanctuary.
Main attractions of this area are historical villages of the Magar & Gurung people (who are also popularly known as the Gorkhas). Poon- Hill, the best place for viewing the sunrise, is a part of this trek. Beautiful tropical and alpine forests along with dense rhododendron forests, the Annapurna glacier and 360 degrees mountain views make your trek worthwhile.
Trekkers can choose to stay at simple and welcoming guest houses run by local people in local style. Treks range from 7 to 10 days according to your preference.
Day 1: Pick up then transfer to the Hotel (1350m.)
Day 2: Full day sigh seeing tour in kathmandu valley.
Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara
Day 4: Half day sight seeing tour in Pokhara (850m.) & trek preparation.
Day 5: Drive to Nayapul by car/van/bus then start trek to Ulleri(1960m.) 5/6 hours gradual & steep up.
Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani (2875m.) steeps ,gradual ups through Rhododendron forest -4/5 hours.
Day7 : Trek to Poon Hill for sunrise view then back to Hotel then trek to Tadapani (2650m.) ups and downs 6-7 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m.) Steep down hill & up 5/6 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2335m.) steep downs & up
Day 10: Trek to Deurali (3210m.) gradual up 4/5 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5/6 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Dovan (2500m.) steep & gradual down 5/6 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Jhinu – Hot spring (1780m.) Ups & downs hills. 5/6 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Pothana(1900m.) down & ups hill 5/6 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Phedi / Milan chowk then drive to pokhara 3/5 hours steep & gradual downhill.
Day 16: Rest day in Pokhara
Day 17: Drive/flight to Kathmandu
Day 18: Rest day , shopping & farewell dinner
Day 19: Fly out or other activities.