Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience that nearly anyone can accomplish. This is not a technical climb, but a comfortably paced walking trip through the majestic Himalayas. While you carry only a light daypack, yaks or porters carry your belongings from lodge-to-lodge. Paced comfortably, you will follow paths traveled by locals for centuries, view skyscraping Himalayan peaks in every direction, and meet the amazing Sherpa people residing in remote villages along the way. Ample time is given to acclimate adventurers to altitude, experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, and visit monasteries and other important landmarks as we make our way to our ultimate goal…Annapurna Base Camp!
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (4,429')
On your arrival in Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the famous Hotel Yak & Yeti. After everyone on the team has arrived, we will meet out in the garden area of the hotel for the team meeting and trek briefing. Later that evening we will host a welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurants just a short walk from the hotel.
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu
This day is a day of adventure, shopping, and preparation for your upcoming trek. We are happy to suggest things for you to do, or places to see and explore, but this is an unguided day. If you need suggestions on gifts to buy, where to buy them, and even how to get the best prices, please let us know so that we can help.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (2,713')
First thing in the morning we will make our way to the domestic terminal at the airport for our flight to Pokhara. This 30 minute flight is always an exhilarating and trip highlight for everyone traveling to the Annapurna region. On arrival to Pokhara, we will meet the rest of our Sherpa and support staff for our trek.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (3,510') - Trek to Tikhedhunga (4,855')
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (9,383')
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (8,628')
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (7,742')
Day 08: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (10,498')
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (13,549)
Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (7,578')
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (5,839')
Day 12: Trek from Jhinu to Landruk (5,134')
Day 13: Trek from Landruk to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (2,713')
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu (4,429')
Day 15: Reserve Day (in the event of bad weather, illness, or any other unforseen event)
Day 16: Transfer to airport, final departure