Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Hotel: Upon your arrival at the atribhuwan International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to hote in Thamel. After refreshment if time permits, you can visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square or Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Meet with your guide and make discussion about your plans and receive the documents. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu - Pokhara Your trekking guide will receive you from your hotel in Kathmandu at 6:30 AM and take you to the Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath. At 7:00 AM the bus will leave for Pokhara, exiting the valley of Kathmandu at Thankot and then descending through the winding highway. During the fascinating drive, you will be allowed to make two short stops for tea and breakfast at some convenient locations. After arriving in Pokhara at around 2:00 PM, you check-in at your hotel, freshen up and have lunch. Walking along the Lakeside would be a good idea for the evening. You are advised to get some good sleep to begin trekking next day.
Day 3: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1540m) A private vehicle, leaving at 8 AM will transfer you to Nayapul (1050 m), the starting point of this Annapurna trek. After this 2-hours drive, you will walk for about an hour to reach Birethanti, a village of diverse ethnicities. Then you will go uphill to arrive at Tikhedhunga (1,540 m), where you will spend the night at a local teahouse.
Day 4: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2875m) After breakfast, you begin ascending the terraced path all the way to Ulleri, from where you can see Annapurna South, Machhapucchre and Himchuli peaks. Take a short break and resume the walk to Banthanti, from where the path routes through a thick forest. After having walked for about 7-8 hours, you will reach Ghorepani (2875 m), known to be a major settlement of Pun ethnic people. If the weather is fine, you will be able to a greater part of Annapurna Range from your room and the setting sun paints the scenery leaving an artistic effect on the horizon.
Day 5: Ghorepani - Poonhill (3210m)- Tadapani (2630m) Tadapani (2660m) You need to wake up by 5 AM and take a short walk to Poonhill (3210 m) if you do not want to miss the view of a captivating sunrise. Take photographs at will and return back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. Resume trekking and after 5-6 hours, arrive at Tadapani (2660 m), your stopover for the day.
Day 6: Tadapani - Sinuwa (2360m) Your next segment, Tadapani to Sinuwa (2630 m-2360 m) will take about 6-7 hours, the first 2 hours being a downhill trek. After you cross a bridge, you will pass a Gurung village and stop at Chhomrung for lunch. Later, you will walk to Sinuwa and spend the night in a local teahouse.
Day 7: Sinuwa - Deurali (3230m) The total duration of today’s trek will be nearly 7-8 hours and is a bit tougher. The trail goes mostly through forests and on the way passes Bamboo, Dovan and Himalaya Hotel. The final portion of the trek involves some steep uphill climbs as you head to Deurali (3,230 m), where you will stop for the night.
Day 8: Deurali - Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m) - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Today you will trek for about 6 hours, the first stopover being Machhapuchre Base Camp where you will stop for lunch and acclimatization for a few hours. In the afternoon you will walk upto Annapurna Base Camp, see the beautiful sunset and take a walk in the vicinity. You can also explore the nearby glacier.
Day 9:Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo (2310m) To trek down to Bamboo (2460 m) you will have to walk for about 6-7 hours.
Day 10: Bamboo - Jhinu Danda with natural hot springs (1780m) From Bamboo, a 5-hour walk will take you to Hot Spring (1780 m) and on your way you will cross the Chhomrung Village, have lunch and walk down to Modi river. A bath in the natural hot water spring will help you release your fatigue and feel relaxed.
Day 11: Jhinu Danda - Ghandruk (1950m) Starting trek at an early hour, you will arrive at Ghandruk (1950 m) in about 5 hours. After having lunch and a short break, you can visit the old Gurung Museum and Monastery. Spend some time with the local Gurungs to learn more about their past and present. It is very likely that you will get to know some of them who have served in the British Gurkha forces.
Day 12: Ghandruk - Pokhara This is the last day of the trek and you will walk all the way to Nayapul via Syaule Bazar, which normally takes about 4-5 hours. From Nayapul, you will be transferred back to Pokhara in 2 hours.
Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu The standard scheme is to provide you a tourist coach to Kathmandu. However, if you wish to spend some extra days by yourself in Pokhara, the return ticket can be issued for your desired date
Day 14: Departure
Airport transfer will be provided on your required time