Arrive Kathmandu & Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu/Some Preparations.
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Boudhanath Stupa
Join the welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by Makalu Adventure.
Flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel Overnight.
Drive Pokhara – Nayapul (1 hr) & Trek to Ulleri (1960m / 4 hrs)
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Nayapul. Now you start the trekking, mostly through the rice fields, forests and small villages that will take you to Ulleri. Camp Overnight.
Ulleri to Ghorepani ( 2774 / 5 hrs).
The trail ascends a steep stone staircase then more pleasantly through rhododendron forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr above Ulleri, and further on the stream is followed, providing water for a meal stop. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there.
Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3200m) - Tadapani (2590m / 4 hrs)
Hike up to Poon hill early in the morning for the sunrise views over the mountains. Descend further and the remaining day is up and down walking through the magnificent stand of giant rhododendrons. Camp Overnight.
Tadapani – Chhomrung (2170m / 6 hrs).
Dropping down from Tadapani Ghandgung offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. The village of Chhomrong lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli
Chhomrung - Himalaya Hotel (2920m / 6 hrs)
Proceed to Kuldi Ghar 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on. From there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. The pasture of Tomo is passed by, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Then the track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the camp site.
Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m / 5 hrs)
The track eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the south Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp and one can either camp here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.
Continue to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m / 2 hrs). Return to Doban (2505m / 4 hrs)
Ascend for an hour to Annapurna Base Camp. Views are unforgettable from here. Later descend further to a pleasant camp spot at Doban.
Doban – Chhomrong (2170m / 5hrs)
Once we have passed Khuldi Bikas where there is an experimental sheep Farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields.
Chhomrong – Ghandrung (1940m / 5 hrs)
After Chhomorung the trail continues steeply up stony steps to beautiful village of Ghandrung.
Ghandrung – Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara. Hotel Overnight.
All the way down to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara. Enjoy and explore grat evening there. Stay at hotel.
Morning flight to Kathmandu. Free Day. Overnight Hotel.
Final Departure from Nepal.