Upon arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by Dipak/our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After the check, you will have a free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for a briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
Today an early morning breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up timely by your guide and transfer to the bus station through the scenic countryside drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara. After refreshment at the hotel, your guide will take you around the Lake or you can go for boating on the lake. Lather on this evening your guide will brief you about next day program. Stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on a drive with your guide and porters on the good road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arriving at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, the walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the teahouses.
After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay overnight at the tea houses.
Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreader with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.
The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along the sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul known as New Bridge (1340m) and ascends steeply to Samsung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring. Further step up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m, from where the trail getting easier to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley. Stay overnight at the tea house.
From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where the trail ascends all the way to Sinuwa. From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Bamboo, where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trail goes up slowly to the Dovan. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach the Himalayan Hotel (2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m. Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3230m) where you will stop for lunch. From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the narrow path until get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3703m). Stay overnight at the tea house.
Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with a magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 4 teahouses, with the super panorama. Afternoon leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scener Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north-west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon at leisure for the optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery. Stay overnight at the tea house.
After a great time here retrace the journey back to Dovan via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. The route passes a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. The area is cold & windy & is often snowbound and reaches to Deurali where lunch will be served & trek continues further to Dovan. Stay overnight at Dovan.
From Dovan, the morning walk leads with few up and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail descends all the way to Chomrong Khola Bridge from the bride uphill all the way to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu (if you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong khola, stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach the village on the ridge, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi near Jhinu village. Overnight at Jhinu village.
From here the walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river with a short climb on the winding path, after reaching Syauli Bazaar the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast and farewell dinner)
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.
Dipak and the guys from Trekking Planner are the friendliest and best trekking company in the Himalayas. These guys can book everything for you. They are well priced and very professional. We wanted a company that was all Nepalese and treated porters well. Our porters carried light loads and were paid well. They carried about half the weight that most companies required. Annapurna was an amazing trek for the entire journey. The villages, the people, the tea houses were beautiful and we felt very welcome everywhere. The mountains defy description. They are the tallest landforms on earth and the alpine environment of the Annapurna Sanctuary is unique and beautiful. It is a hard walk but quite within the grasp of most reasonably fit trekkers. I recommend this marvelous place and this excellent company as a wonderful introduction to the Himalayas.
Trekking in Nepal: Expectation Vs RealityI came across trekking planner whilst looking for a new adventure and it was the best thing that could have happened. prior to our arrival in Nepal all correspondence with Trekking planner owner Dipak was prompt and helpful, Dipak was always on hand to manage our plans and we changed plans several times without any problems. Dipak collected us from the airport and ensured we settled into our hotel. He arranged for extra excursions an Everest flight and a stay in the national park (Chitwan). we had a lovely welcome meal and were given all the information for our planned trek. Throughout the trek we felt safe and cared for by both our guide(Krishna) and porters. During the trek we had to change our plans (due to illness) this was no problem for our guide and he was fully supportive throughout the trek ensure we were happy and well. He spent time explaining our daily itinerary and ensured we had good rooms and plenty to eat during our trek. He was always happy to answer questions and spent time with us offering local information, socialising and playing cards. By the end of our 10 days we had become a family. The service from trekking planner didn't end there Dipak checked on us during our stay at the national park, met us back in Kathmandu, ensured we were all happy and had enjoyed our trip, arranged transport to the airport and ensured we arrived home safely the overall service from trekking planner, Dipak, Krishna and our porters was second to none, and I cant recommend Dipak and his company enough I would not hesitate to use his service again in the future. Visited April 2017
Overall a very good trip. Lots of guidance from the company. Trekking Planner gave us a very extrovert and good English speaking guide, although still quite young in behaviour sometimes (e.g. often on phone). We were lucky to trek in offseason as we always had a very good room in teahouses and a very quiet hiking path. We definitely enjoyed these 10 days of trekking!
Huge shout out to Nepal Trekking planner who we recently trekked with to ABC. Dipak was very helpful,efficient and patient with all my questions and arranged the trip tailoring it to suit our needs. Our guide Ramesh and porters Milan and Niroj were such beautiful and helpful people and we loved every minute we spent with them. This trip had a very special meaning to myself and husband and son and this was very much respected by our guide and porters. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks for making it happen guys.
I went to Nepal in April and all my trip was organized by Trekking Planner. They answered all my questions immediately before the trip and provided very useful information. When I got to Kathmandu, Trekking Planner was waiting me at the airport and the staff was very kind. I had ten days trekking in Annapurna. My guide, Ramesh was very experienced. He was very kind and positive during the whole trekking that gave me so much energy and made my trip a lifetime experience. I would highly recommend him as a guide for any trek. Everything was very well organized!