Our trek commences from Nayapul, which is an hours scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Nayapul, a half hour walk brings us to Birethanti, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, here the route divides. We take the West trail towards Ghorepani, a trading village situated at an elevation of 2750 m., where there is a tremendous vantage point (Poon hill – 3194 m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply stunning.
From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the hamlet of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna Base Camp. The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge ramparts of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome Amphitheater, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I tower almost vertically above us.
Day 01 Kathmandu / Pokhara, drive (7 hours).
Day 02 Drive, Pokhara to Nayapul trek to Ulleri (2080 m.), overnight lodge
Day 03 Ulleri / Ghorepani (2750 m.)
Day 04 Morning, excursion to Poon hill (3194 m.) trek to Tadapani (2520 m.)
Day 05 Tadapani / Chhomrong (2340 m.)
Day 06 Chhomrong / Dovan (2505 m.)
Day 07 Dovan / Deurali (3100 m.)
Day 08 Deurali / Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.)
Day 09 Annapurna Base Camp / Dovan (2505 m.)
Day 10 Dovan / Chhomrong (2340 m.)
Day 11 Chhomrong / Ghandrung (1940 m.)
Day 12 Ghandrung / Pothana
Day 13 Pothana / Phedi, drive to Pokhara
Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu