Annapurna Base Camp is a natural ringed by Annapurna South and Annapurna I, Varahashikhar, Gangapurna and the holy mountain Macchapucchre (Fish Tail). The first few days are spent traveling through quaint Gurung villages and lush forests before reaching more barren and rugged terrain.
The trail to Annapurna Base Camp threads up the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives way to a gray screen and scrub before reaching snow fields, there are no villages to speak of for five days. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a wonderful trek with some tremendous views, from base camp a labyrinth of mountains tower almost vertically above with Annapurna I in dominance.
An hour or two is spent here taking in the high mountains before commencing the return journey. Five further days are taken returning to Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous.
Day 01: Arrival – Hotel transfer, tour briefing
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara, sightseeing lake side, peace stupa, Devis fall, hotel over night.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga
Day 05: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 06: Poon Hill for sunrise (3193m) – Tadapani (2590m)
Day 07: Tadapani – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 08: Trek to Chomrong (1920)
Day 09: Trek to Dovan (2505m)
Day 10: Trek to Macchapuchre Base camp (4130m)
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 12: ABC to Bamboo (2170m)
Day 13:Back to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu