The trek, starting near Pokhara, will take you from rice fields to glaciers. You will walk through beautiful Gurung villages, along ancient trade routes, corn fields and rain forest gorges.
You will see fantastic views of the Annapurna Range plus other incredible and panoramic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp and Machha Puchere base camp.
Experience the culture of Nepal plus an amazing trek to Annapurna Base Camp - A wonderful opportunity to view the Annapurna mountain range and the daily life of the local people.
Day 1: 7th Oct: Sat - Leave Sydney
Day 2: 8th Oct: Sun - Arrival in Kathmandu
Meet our local leader Mingmar, at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel.
You will have a good rest at the hotel. You may explore the city. There are many restaurants in Thamel for dinner. If you feel tired you may eat in the hotel and catch up for the trek ahead.ACCOM:HOTEL - 1
Day 3: 9th Oct: Mon - KTM Sightseeing (B)
Today we will start our half day tour. Our tour guide and driver will be waiting at the hotel lobby to pick you up for the tour. We will explore the famous Buddhist stupa "The Bauddhanath" that is called "Little Tibet" as well as the famous Hindu temple the Pashupatinath. After this we will drive to Shyambunath ("Monkey Temple") then on to Thamel for lunch. After lunch we will walk through Kathmandu "Darwar Square". Our tour will be finished here allowing you to walk back to Thamel or perhaps a rickshaw back to the hotel.ACCOM:HOTEL - 1
Day 4: 10th Oct: Tue - Drive to Pokhara (B,L,D)
We will take a tourist bus to Pokhara. It will take about 7 hours to get by bus. The total road distance is only 200 km (about 165 miles). The drive is very beautiful. We drive through Nepali countryside along famous white water rafting river Trishuli. We will drive to Kande and trek about one hour to Australian camp. ACCOM:Lodge- 1
Day 5: 11th Oct: Wed - Trek to Landruk: (B,L,D)
From here our trail gradually flattens out to Pothana through Deurali. We will be walking through rain forest with beautiful views of Fish Tail Mountain and others.After lunch we will descend down to Bheri Kharka before our trail goes gradually flat to Landruk where we will spend the night.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 6: 12th Oct:Thur - Trek to Chomrung:(B,L,D)
Today we gradually climb up through a beautiful forest. The forest is mixture of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Oak etc. You may see some wild life today on the way like monkeys, barking deer etc. After walking about 2 to 3 hours we will have lunch at Bhaisi Kharkha. After lunch it will take about 1 and half hour to Chomrung. a small village where few lodges are available.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 7: 13th Oct: Fri - Trek to Dhovan (B,L,D)
Dhovan is a very beautiful place. From there you will see a really good view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, lower Mustang and upper mustang which is the border between Nepal and Tibet.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 8: 14th Oct: Sat - Trek to MachhapuchhreBase Camp (B,L,D)
Today we trek to Macchha Puchere Base Camp. We will be gaining altitude quite a bit today. Walking slowly will help you better to acclimatize. We will be above the tree line. Thereare not many lodges from now on. We will see a really good view of mountains from here too.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 9: 15th Oct: Sun - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp(B,L,D)
Today we will trek to Annapurna base camp early in the morning. You will spendwhole afternoon at the ABC. There are not many lodges at ABC as well.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 10: 16th Oct: Mon - Trek to Bambo Lodge (B,L,D)
From now on we will trek back through the same way we came.ACCOM:LODGE - 1
Day 11: 17th Oct: Tues - Trek to Jinu Danda or New Bridge (B,L,D)
Day 12: 18th Oct. Trek to Nayapul Bus to Pokhara (B,L)
This is our last day of trekking. We will trek down to Birathanti and have lunch. After lunch cross the bridge and trek about half hour and take bus ride to Pokhara. You can explore around the lakeside of Pokhara. Tonight we enjoy one of the many fine restaurants available in Pokhara. ACCOM:HOTEL - 1
Day 13: 19th Oct: Thu - Explore Pokhara(B)
This is our rest day in Pokhara and you have the opportunity of taking an (optional) tour to go to the other viewpoint Sarankot. To go to Sarankot, we will take a taxi about 10 to 15 minutes and than walk about 45 minute to the top of viewpoint. There is also an (optional) chance for the adventurous to go Paragliding over Pokhara lake.ACCOM:HOTEL - 1
Day 14: 20th Oct: Fri - Departure Pokhara to KTM: (B,L)
Time for breakfast before our drive to KTM. Ouarzazate is on the way to the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou. Explore the streets of this clay kasbah at a relaxed pace, then have lunch with a meal of delicious couscous. We continue on and arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoonACCOM:HOTEL - 1
Day 15: 21st Oct: Sat - Leisure day in KTM (B)
Today we have a leisure day in KTM or an (optional) tour to the old capital, Bhaktapur.
Day 16: 22nd Oct: Sun - Leisure day in KTM flight leaves 2100 (B)
You may take the Everest Scenic flight for an hour. (optional). Afternoon at leisure. This is your final shopping and toddling around the Thamel and prepare for our flight home.
Day 17: 23rd Oct: Mon - Arrive Sydney