Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 m (19,690 ft).This section is a 55 km-long (34 mi-long) massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. Annapurna I is tenth among Earth’s fourteen eight-thousanders. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I rises 34 km to the west across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, considered Earth’s deepest canyon.
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food” (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is “… the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess … the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: This makes Annapurna a universal goddess … Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga.” Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.
The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.
The Annapurna peaks are among the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using figures from only 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate. As of the end of 2009, there had been 157 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 60 climbing fatalities on the mountain. This fatality-to-summit ratio (38%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all climbs.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : City guided tour in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara (910m) O/N at Hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Naya Pul (New Bridge) for an hour and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m). Walking 3:30 hours,O/N at guest house.
Day 05 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
Day 06 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
Day 07 : Tadapani to Chhomrong. Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 08 : Chhomrong to Dovan. Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 09 : Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3800m) or Annapurna Base Camp (4200m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 10 : Annapurna base camp to Dovan (2600m) . Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 11 : Dovan to Chhomrong (2310m). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 12 : Chhomrong to Syauli (1040m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house
Day 13 : Trek to Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel
Day 14 : Pokhara valley sightseeing
Day 15: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure