One of the more popular treks of Nepal known for its stunning scenery allows trekkers with a shorter length of time to witness some of the landscapes and get in close proximity to the Himalayan peaks as you would on a longer trek. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the time. It’s overlooked by the domineering peaks of Annapurna (8091m) and Machapuchare (6993m), meaning “Fishtail” for its distinctive summit. At the top you will witness a 360-degree view of some of the highest summits in the world, with a view like this it’s hard not to feel humbled.
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara by bus (6-7 hours). Alt 820m/ 2690ft.
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul (1 hour) then trek to Hile (3 hours). Alt 1430m/ 4690ft.
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (Alt. 2800m/9184ft.) (6 hours).
Day 4: Trek to Poon hill for sunrise (3200m, 45 mins up and 30 mins down). Then trek to Tadapani (2630m/ 8626ft)(5 and 1/2 hours).
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrung Alt. 2170m/7117ft. Length 5 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Bamboo Alt. 2310m/7576ft. Length 4-5 hours.
Day 7: Trek to Deurali Alt. 3230m/ 10594ft. Length 5 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then to Annapurna Base Camp. Alt 4200m/ 13776ft. Length 5 hours.
Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo. Alt 2310m/ 7576 ft. Length 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu (hot springs). Alt 1780m/ 5838ft. Length 5 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Landruk. Alt 1565m/ 5133ft. Length 4 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Kande (1720m, length 4 hours) then drive back to Pokhara (1 hour).
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Type of Trek: Tea house
Max. Altitude: 4130 m
Grade: Moderate – Strenuous
Per Day Walk: 4-7 hours
Best Season: Feb to June & Sep to Nov
Attraction: Annapurna 1