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Annapurna Base Camp trekking also known as "Annapurna Sanctuary", is one of the most beautiful in the world. The combination of easy walking and magic scenery makes it a trekker's must, it goes through bamboo and rhododendron forests, and upstream of the Modi Khola. Crossing the door of the Sanctuary (passing between
For a short trek with few altitude problems, the Annapurna region provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of snowy peaks, so high that you’ll find yourself looking twice before you believe that they are not clouds. As well as providing the views for which the trek is famous, the trail takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and tiny local villages.
Highlight: 8000 meters h
Day 02: Sudame to Ghorepani (2853m). Walk through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools invite you to swim. Ascend a steep stone staircase to Magar village of Ulleri (2070m.) where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.
Day 03: Ghorepani – Tadapani ( 2540m). A short early morning climb to the Poon Hill (3200m.) and Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, and all the way south to the plains of India. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird lives to Tadapani for beautiful sunset views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare Himalaya.
Day 04: Tadapani – Chhomrung (2040m). The trail drops down from Tadapani, through dense rhododendron forest. From Ghandrung there are good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola and continues up the village of Chhomurung, Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.
Day 05: Chhomrung – Himalayan Hotel (2680m.) . We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside Bamboo thickets along the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban. We stay above Himalays Hotel.
Day 06: Himalayan Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4234m) via Machhapurchhare Base Camp. The track remains on the west bank of the Modi now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3480m.) form which can be seen a spectacular panorama of Mountains. We either stay here or continue north west staying above the glacial moraine. The route begins on a broad grassy path, before climbing over lateral moraine and down to the beautiful ablation valley. We soon reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.), The best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine which we follow until it is cot through by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.
Day 08: Dovang – Modi Khola. The trail passes the small village of Khudi Bank, before continuing through rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Alpine-style village of Chhomrung. Stony steps climb steeply to Kabre Chautara and soon after we turn off Landrung, leaving the Ghandrung path dropping away towards the river.
Day 09: Modi Kohla – Dhampus. After an easy descent to the Gurung village of Landrung, the trail crosses a pass before arriving at the tiny village of Dhampus, perched high on a ridge.
Day 10: Dhampus – Phedi. 1 hr trek and half an hr drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing at David fall, Gopetesor Mahadev cave Mahendra cave, Bindabasini Temple and boating an hour at Phewa lake.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and check in Hotel than leisure time for shopping. Over night in a Hotel.
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Dear Shankar, We are back in Germany, full of impressions and new experiences. It was a very great journey in Nepal and Tibet, without any problems. That's why we have to say a big THANKS to you and your friend for the perfect organization. I think that this kind of contact between an ... Peter, Germany
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Hi Shankar, Today it is my first working day after 4 weeks. I have to say you sorry. As you know at the beginning I was not totally convinced to make this tour with your agency. No single German or other agency were able to make it better than you, I am sure about. And I am also sure, ... Ergin, Germany