Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhinu Hot Spring
Day 01: Arrive in Pokhara (820m/2, 690ft).
Arrival in Lake town Pokhara, tour briefing and leisure days.
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,364ft) 6-7 hour.
Today is the first day of the trek and Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village, is the destination set for the day. We start with a 2 hour (max) bus ride to Nayapul from Pokhara. On reaching Nayapul, the trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village, where trekkers will have to fulfill the necessary check in formalities at the office of ACAP. Then the ultimate upward walk begins towards the village of Ghandruk. Initially the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the riverbank, we then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. The evening can be spent exploring the village. On request, we can also make the arrangements for a cultural show in the evening. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) 6-7 hour.
Sinuwa is the destination set for today. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk behind, it isnow time to hike up towards the destination of the trek. Initially following the bank of the Modi River, we ascend for some time and then leaving the river behind, we climb towards the huge boulders. Walking past the boulder, we cross the bridge over the Kimrong River and climb a steep trail that will take us to the Gurung village, Chhomrong, crossing Jhinu Danda. From Chhomrong, we cross the bridge across the Chhomrong river and enjoying the view of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forest, we hike up to Sinuwa. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sinuwa.
Day 04: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6-7 hours.
Deurali is the destination set for today. We start with an easy walk from Sinuwa that continues till bamboo passing Kuldhigar. Then a steep stone staircase will take us to Dobhan, crossing a suspension bridge. The trail is accompanied by bamboo, rhododendron, and Oak forest. Then a steep climb continues through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku Cave. Then we finally reach Deurali. The night will be spent at a lodge in Deurali.
Day 05: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 6-7 hours.
This day will finally take you to the base camp of Annapurna, which is both - the destination of the day and the trek. A gentle climb on a trail along the Modi River will first take us to Bagar. From Bagar, a strenuous hike will first take us to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3,700m). After resting here for about an hour taking snaps, enjoying the view of Machhapuchhre along with other snow capped peaks towering above 7000-8000 meter; we follow a wide trail that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then finally reach our destination, the South Annapurna Base Camp that greets us with 360 degree vista of snow covered peaks. The night will be spent at a lodge in the Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 06: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours.
Bamboo is the destination set for today. After enjoying the mighty Annapurna Sanctuary, we retrace the same trail that drops all the way down through Bagar, Deurali and Dobhan to Bamboo. The trail is accompanied by waterfall, cave, temple and passes through the forest of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forest. After walking for about 6 hours, we finally reach the destination of the day, that is, Bamboo. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bamboo.
Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft) 6-7 hours.
Jhinu Danda is the destination set for today. From Bamboo we first hike up to Kuldhigar, where the office of ACAP and the visitor center is located. We then hike down to the bridge across the Chhomrong River passing Sinuwa. We cross the bridge and enter a beautiful Gurung village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, a steep descent will take us to Jhinu Danda. The Jhinu hot spring is 15-20minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. You can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool. The night will be spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda. Day 08: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 7 hours. Today is your last day with Amigo family and Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Crossing the bridge over the Modi River, the trail initially passes through sporadic bamboo forest, which then crosses various small settlements up and down hill, decorated with terrace farms featuring seasonal crops till Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar onwards, the trail is flat up till Nayapul. Following this flat trail, we walk up to Birethanti, where your guides will complete the necessary check out formalities. Then crossing the bridge over Bhurungdi River we walk up to Nayapul. We catch a bus or a private vehicle at Nayapul, which will take us to Pokhara after about 2 hours ride. The evening can be spent exploring the attraction of Pokhara city.
Day 09: Trek Ends, departure.
2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
Annapurna trekking permits and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits.
All accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house).
Three Meals a day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) during the trek. Only with food inclusion package.
Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses.
A porter (one porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses.
Pokhara to Nayapul drop and pickup in a private vehicle.
All required local tax and gov tax.
Trekking route map.
Travel expenses to reach and return from Pokhara.
Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions section.
Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health, or any other reason.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury, or any health problem.
Nepalese visa fee (if applicable).
Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
100% advance payment
25 or more days before the date of departure: 30% of the total cost.
18 – 24 days before the date of departure: 40% of the total cost.
10 – 17 days before the date of departure: 50 % of the total cost.
1 - 9 days: 80% of the total cost.
No refund if trip get started.