Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd leads you to one of the most popular and scenic adventure destination to Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary the abode of gods and mountain spirit. The name Annapurna, Anna the crops (food) Purna means enough or sufficient. So Annapurna is “sufficient crops or food”. As the snow makes the glacier, the glacier feeds the river then it helps and supports the agriculture fields yielding a good harvest.
First Explored by The British Adventurer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts
Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventurer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1950. And exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.
As this trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a popular choice among the trekkers due to its varied sceneries of landscapes, vegetations, villages, people and constant views of the high snow-capped peaks, the land, and its people change daily offering the travelers an interesting and exciting introduction to Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.
Starts From Pokhara
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions adventure trip to the Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary starts from Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most amazing and scenic spots in Nepal and probably on this planet. Adventure combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible and cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. On reaching the Base Camp and into the Sanctuary offering you amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna I (26,545ft-8,091m)
Other major peaks overlooking the Sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m). This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camp. Our return journey, descend through the lush terraced Modi Khola valley and finally concluding the adventure at Pokhara. A popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machhapuchare (Fish-Tail).
Trip Highlights: “Panoramic views of the midwestern Himalayan range of mountains, from the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic, alpine to arctic terrain, walking through traditional mid hills villages with friendly locals and into the heart of the towering Annapurna mountain range.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hrs journey 220 k.m.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and start 3 hrs trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m. approx 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Ponnhilll and Tadapani 2,630m. approx 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 2,170m. approx. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Himalaya 2,930m. via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m. 3 – 4 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Dada 1760m (Natural hotspring) 1,500m. Approx. 5 – 6 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 6 hours walk with 1 hour drive.
Day 13: Free and leisure day at Pokhara
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
Day 15: Final departure