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A MARVELOUS TREKKING IN NEPAL
WALKING HOLIDAY to ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP of NEPAL
Annapurna Base Camp trek of Nepal is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek or ABC trekking. To reach to the base camp of Annapurna the hiking path goes through a hidden alpine amphitheater overshadowed by surrounding ice bound giants including Annapurna One peak over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), & sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft).
Lonely planet recommended Annapurna base camp trek as the best place to travel in October 2015 although there was an earthquake in Nepal. …most of Nepal was untouched by the disaster, including the most popular trekking areas like Annapurna. It further says … the classic trekking routes such as the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek climb breathlessly into the Himalaya, offering the kind of views normally reserved for mountaineers. In the process, you’ll be performing a valuable social service, helping Nepal to rebuild after the disaster by investing directly in the local economy….
The gateway to ABC trek is the Lake City of Pokhara. A 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara takes us through lush subtropical forests and traditional farming villages offering a Himalayan panorama with Annapurna in the south, Fishtail and Himchuli soaring above to the trek starting point at Nayapul. Trekking the narrow Modi Khola valley brings you to the base of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and into the Annapurna sanctuary. Here you will spend two remarkable days gazing with breathtaking 360-degree views of the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you, that make up the Annapurna Sanctuary.
The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin surrounded by eleven of Nepal’s major peaks and is accessed by a deep gorge that carves through this mountain fortress. It is referred to as the Annapurna “Sanctuary” because of the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses – Annapurna (Hindu Goddess for nourishment) and Gangapurna (Hindu Goddess of Ganges River Water).
Following some part of a traditional route of the Tibetan traders we will trek for 5 to 7 hours daily, passing through terraced fields and bamboo forests, remote villages and into the ice-bound heart of the vast mountainous amphitheater of the Annapurna Base Camp. In total, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers adventurers a great opportunity to explore the mountains and enjoy their magic.
- Day 1 : Arrival Day
- Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
- Day 3 : Kathmandu - Drive to Pokhara
- Day 4 : Pokhara - Tikhedhunga
- Day 5 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani
- Day 6 : Ghorepani - Poonhill - Tadapani
- Day 7 : Tadapani - Chhomrong
- Day 8 : Chhomrong - Dovan
- Day 9 : Dovan - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)
- Day 10 : MBC - Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) - Dovan
- Day 11 : Dovan - Jhinu (Hot Spring)
- Day 12 : Jhinu - Tolkha
- Day 13 : Tolkha - Pokhara
- Day 14 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
- Day 15 : Departure Day