Best of Annapurna Trek


Annapurna

Duration
20 Days - Contact for dates

Starts from
USD 2150

Elevation
4130m

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Best of Annapurna Trek

Circuit of Annapurna base camp, Kopra Ridge and Pun Hill

The Annapurna region is Nepal’s original trekkers playground. This trek journeys through the best parts of the Annapurna range with stunning views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountains. We will follow old foot trails used by hardy Gurung and Magar hill tribes who live here in the temperate forests amongst rhododendron trees, farming on steep terraces growing staples of maize and millet.!

From Pokhara we'll trek first towards Annapurna base camp in the heart of the Annapurna sanctuary to enjoy an arena view of the 4 Annapurnas (I, 8091m 10th highest mountain and II-IV) and other peaks all above 7000m. We will then return to Chimrong, and from here head west through alpine forests to Kopra ridge. The camp on Kopra hill offers exceptional panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range including a fearsome close view of Dhaulagiri (8167m, 7th highest mountain) with a steep face that plunges into the Kali Gandakhi river creating the deepest gorge in the world. A day hike north east of camp will bring us to Khayer lake (~4000m), a sacred lake worshipped by locals during the Badau Purnima festival. Our trail finally winds down to Ghorepani for sunrise views of the Annapurna range from Pun hill, before we trek back towards Pokhara.

Technical Grading

This is a trek only and it requires no prior trekking experience. Good fitness is required, as most days will involve 2-6 hr of trekking carrying a 5kg daypack. The trail is non-technical but will reach a maximum altitude of 4130m.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna range including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri
  • Traditional culture of Gurung and Magar hill people
  • Annapurna sanctuary
  • Kopra ridge camp

The Itinerary

Twenty Days

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Kande and trek to Pothana
Day 3: Trek to Landruk
Day 4: Trek to Chimrong
Day 5: Trek to Bamboo
Day 6: Trek to Dovan
Day 7: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 9: Trek to Himalaya Hotel
Day 10: Trek to Chimrong
Day 11: Trek to Tadapani
Day 12: Trek to Bailey Kharka
Day 13: Trek to Khopra danda
Day 14: Side trip to Annpurna South’s Holy Lake
Day 15: Trek to Sontha
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 17: Trek to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara
Day 18: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 19: In Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

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