We begin in the pretty lakeside town of Pokhara and head to Tikkhedunga, Ghorepani and beyond through lush forests and farmland to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machhapuchru. (Fishtail Mountain.) This route will introduce you to the Gurung and Magar cultures and their warm and welcoming personalities. You will see local people living a simple life where Buddhism influences each and every action.
En route to Annapurna base camp, many species of birds and wildlife can be seen, happily living in this lush environment, whilst you enjoy breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Our destination is ABC where we will be encapsulated by a mountainous wonderland, being surrounded by the icy peaks of some of the word’s highest and most beautiful mountains. You cannot help to fall in love with this region and be blown away by its crisp serenity.
The ABC route visits Poon Hill, giving unparalleled mountain vistas and some perfect photo opportunities. There are certainly some challenging days to reach the altitude of 4130 meters, including rocky trails and an ascent of 3300 stone steps to Ulleri, but your efforts will be rewarded by the majestic mountains, all the way to ABC over an array of different and exciting landscapes. To finish off the trip nicely, on the way back down to Pokhara, we stop at Jhinu where you can replenish your tired muscles in the natural hot baths. An amazing journey into an infamous region of Nepal, what more could you ask for?