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The Annapurna Basecamp Trek


We customize trips for you, making your trip the best.  Camera Odysseys is offering great trekking into Nepal and Bhutan.   We have great guides located in Nepal and Bhutan. 

Call Bruce to talk about what custom-made trip he can put together for you.  If you want to do a combination of trekking and touring, we have great trips that take you into Nepal and Bhutan.  We do custom trips - from day treks or to base camp.  Part of your group can trek and later meet up with those that are touring.

For the photographers of the group, Bruce can join the trip to bring your photography to a higher level to insure that you come home with your memories in high resolution.

We can do trekking all year around except monsoon season in June, July and August. However, March to May and September to November are treated as the best time to go.

Below is an example of one of our trips.

 

The Annapurna Region

Is the most diverse; culturally and geographically in the central region of Nepal with the total area of 7629 sq. km and the population of around 100,000. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna South (7219m), Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) are the massif of the range. This is one of the finest examples of Sustainable Tourism Development managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Nepal Trust for Nature and Conservation. World’s deepest Gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge, diverse culture, dense forest, flora and fauna are the major highlights of the region. The starting and ending points of the trek is any one of Nayapul, Kande and Phedi.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel. Check-in and refresh. In the evening, enjoy Nepali dinner with cultural program.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.                                                                            

(Meal: Welcome Dinner)

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu city, includes Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holy temple for Hindus in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva at the bank of holy Bagmati River where people cremate the death body.

Boudhanath Stupa, One of the biggest Stupas in South Asia.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a city of devotees and a living museum.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.                                                                                  

(Meal: Breakfast)

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (210kms/7 hours), enroute Rafting at Trishuli River


After breakfast, drive to Pokhara along with the Prithivi Highway. Enroute, enjoy White Water

Rafting at Trishuli River for 3 /4 hours with beach lunch. When you approach Pokhara, you can see magnificent Annapurna range like Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri etc. Walk around to the Lakeside Bazaar.

Rafting in Bhotekoshi

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.                                                                               

(Meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1540m/6 hours)

After breakfast, start drive to Nayapul crossing beautiful villages of Hemja, Kande, Naudanda, Lumle etc.   From Nayaul after preparation, trek to Birethanti along the Modi river. Cross several tributaries, then pass through two settlements- Lamthali and Sudame. After Hile(1470m), you get to Tirkhedunga.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Tirkhedhunga.                                  

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m/6 hours)

The trail descend and after crossing the Bhrundi river, a steep steps climbing begins to reach Ulleri(2073m). From Ulleri, the trails climb steadily to lush Oak forests and crosses numerous small streams. It passes a rest house ‘Dharmashal’ until it emerges Ghorepani.

 Tea House Lodge

Tea House Lodge

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Ghorepani.                              

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)                                                                                                                                              

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/1 hour) and trek to Tadapani (2950m/6 hours)

Wake up early morning to climb up to the Poon Hill to view the magnificent Sunrise over Annapurna Range includes, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurnas, Mt. Nilgiri etc.

Return to Ghorepani means, horse watering place in English, enjoy breakfast and continue to Tadapani.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Tadapani.                            

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 7: Trek to Chomorong (2170m/6 hours)

After breakfast, ascending towards Chomorong through jungles, possibility of witness different species of birds, flowers etc.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Chmorong.                                     

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8: Trek to Dovan via Bamboo (2335m/6 hours)

After breakfast, descend down until the river suspension bridge over Chomorong River. Ascend up and descend down are frequents made by the small streams. You will reach the Bamboo, passing small streams and tropical forests for the delicious lunch. Passing though huge Bamboo forest, you will be reached to Dovan.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dovan.                                            

 (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 9: Trek to Machapuchre Base Camp (3700m/6 hours)

After breakfast, enter the forest to get to the Himalaya Hotel (2873m). After walking to the middle of the forest with so many ups and downs, you will get to Hinko Cave (3140m). After the cave, you will be having lunch at Deurali.  After lunch, walk along to the river and some snows (In winter specially), you will get to the Machapuchre(Fishtail) Base Camp.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Machapuchre Base Camp.         

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/3 hours)

After breakfast, start trek to Annapurna Base Camp passing a small hill and flat land. Lunch there and free day to explore the beauty of massive Himalayan Peaks.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Annapurna Base Camp.                

 Tea House Lodge

Tea House Lodge

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 11: Trek back to Dovan (6 hours)

After breakfast, trek back to Dovan following the same way.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dovan.                                          

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 12: Trek back to Chomorong (5 hours) and to Jhinu Danda (1 hour)

 After breakfast, trek back to Chomorong through the same way for lunch and after rest; descend down to Jhinu Danda to enjoy Hot Spring.

Annapurna Circuit.jpg

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Jhinu Danda.                                    

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 13: Trek to Ghandrung (1950m/6 hours)

After breakfast, ascend up to Ghandrung. Ghandrung village is the biggest Gurung Village in this region. This is a renowned centre of all the Gorkhas, who are mostly, chooses for the British and Indian Army.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Ghandrung.                                 

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 14: Trek to Dhampus(1799m) via Landrung(6 hours)

After breakfast, trek downhill until you reach to Modi River and cross a bridge and ascent up to get to Landrung(1645m).  Landrung is also a Gurung Settlement. Lunch and further proceed with slight ups and downs to get to Dhampus.

Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dhampus.                                   

 Annapurna South

Annapurna South

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 15: Trek to Phedi(2 hours) and drive to Pokhara(30 minutes)

After breakfast, start your trek passing the village of Dhampus through the scattered houses on the trail before reaching the Phedi. Board the awaiting vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.

Check-in at hotel and free day on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.                                                             

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for fly (30 minutes) back to Kathmandu. Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel. Free time on your own.
Eve: Group Farewell dinner.
 

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.                                                    

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

Day 17: Final Departure

Breakfast and timely transfer to airport for departure from Kathmandu.                        

(Meal: Breakfast)  

END OF THE ARRANGEMENTS!!!

Earlier Event: March 24
The Around Annapurna Trek