Situated at an altitude of 4130m, Annapurna Base Camp - a short trek is one of the most admired tourist destinations of Nepal. This 5-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp is initiated from Pokhara and drives to jhinu danda and trek towards Ghandruk; a culturally rich village of the Gurung community. From Ghandruk we will reach out to Kimrong Danda and spend the night there. We will then trek towards Deurali via Sinuwa and follow our trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). The entire trekking trial offers the uplifted vistas of the delightful Himalayas, ancient villages, and dense green forest. Then our trek continues backward to Nayapul via Bamboo and then to Siwai and ends at a drive back to Pokhara city. The highlights of the trek are the encounter with the Gurung community, exploration of dense forest enriched with exotic flora and fauna, relishing the delightful views of Annapurna massif and alluring landscapes.
Day 1: Drive to jhinu Danda bridge, trek to Upper sinuwa (2300m): 3-4hours’ drive and 5 hours trek.
Max. Altitude: 2400m, Upper Sinuwa
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
On the third day, we will first drive from Pokhara to Kimche which will take about 3-4 hours. We will drive past Nayapul before reaching Jhinu Danda. you will walk towards another small yet beautiful village called Sinuwa. Leaving Jhinu behind, you will walk through Chomrong Village's dense sub-tropical forests that have a variety of flora and fauna. If the season is appropriate, you can hear little birds chirping, colorful rhododendrons, and even wild beings.
Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South start appearing as you climb upwards. On the way also lies some rivers and green fields. The moderate trek of this day will be pleasant as the atmosphere is very rejuvenating.
You may also spot the mini hydroelectric power plants that run teahouses. Though you may not see the Modi Khola flowing alongside. You will hear its sound though.
Walking for 4-5 hours, you will finally reach the charming village of Gurung and Magar settlement, Sinuwa.Overnight in Guest House.
Day 2: Trek to Deurali (3230m): 5 - 6 hours
Max. Altitude: 3230m, Deurali
Travel Duration: 5-6 hours
After an early breakfast, you start your journey to the next destination, Deurali. This day of trek might be tough as you will be crossing 3000 meters. At first, you climb up to upper Sinuwa which has dense bamboo forests and green vegetation.
Then, you will cross other villages like Bamboo (2340m), Dovan, and Himalaya (2900m). The scene of beautiful landscapes and mighty mountains keeps you motivated and relieved. After walking for another two hours, you will reach Deurali for your overnight stay.
Deurali is a small village with few guest houses. You will have a little view of mountains like Fishtail from Deurali.
Day 3: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.
Max. Altitude: 3700m (Machhapuchhre Base Camp), 4130m (Annapurna Base Camp)
Travel Duration: 5-6 hours
Today is the ultimate day of your trek when you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp. This day too will be tough as you reach the vantage altitude of 4130m. You will begin your trek after having breakfast at Deaurali. You will have to brace yourself as you will walk straight uphill.
The atmosphere becomes chilly and the mountains begin to appear clear and closer. Within 2-3 hours of walk, you will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will have your lunch there.
MBC is the major aspect that will add rejoice during the adventure. You will have a fantastic view of Fishtail that pleases your eyes. If you have an extra day, it is recommended to spend a night here.
Then, you head towards your ultimate spot. Along the way, you get to have a majestic view of Mt. Fishtail (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m). All the vegetation is covered with glistening snow and mist. The scene is just breathtaking. Pick a spot at the edge of the Annapurna glacier and enjoy the views.
After walking for another 2-3 hours, the range of towering mountains welcome you. You will get a 360 panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Tent Peak (5663m), and much more.
This is an absolute rejoicing day as you get to stay at the base camp for the night stay.
Day 4: Trek to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
Max. Altitude: 2140m, Bamboo
Travel Duration: 7-8 hours
This way, you will wake up early in the morning. You surely can’t miss the amazing sunrise through the soaring mountains. Make your cameras ready as you get to capture a lot of beautiful memories with you.
Foremost, the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains looks mesmerizing in the sunlight. You will have the best view of the high peaks of the Annapurna Range. They look very beautiful from the top and add charm to your trek.
After exploration, you will have your lunch at the camp and start descending towards Bamboo. On the way, keep an eye out for black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys.
Day 5: Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1500m) and drive back to Pokhara
Max. Altitude: Pokhara (910m), Jhinu Danda(1500m)
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Retracing your steps, you will descend to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy your final downhill trail through the forest, terraced fields, high hills, and small villages.
From the jeep station, you will drive back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. You can relax there and are free to visit different places. Pokhara, ‘the city of lakes, is a famous tourist hub of Nepal. There are many amazing spots like Peace Pagoda, Mahendra Cave, Lakeside, etc. You just can’t miss them!
And after a hectic day, you can enjoy your evening in a good pub or restaurant. You have a variety of options to choose from. There is no better place than Pokhara to celebrate the victory of your trek.