A 16 day trek to the Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill, in the spectacular heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary
It is easy to see why the hidden mountain stronghold of the Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. After some time looking around Kathmandu, we have an early morning flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara, we transfer to our hotel, which is in the quite Lakeside district. In the morning we will be transported to the start of the Annapurna base camp trek. Our trekking days are not long, this is to allow us to acclimatise slowly. From the terraced farmland above Pokhara, we trek on good trails through scattered villages and thick forests, climbing up slowly to the Annapurna base camp. Here we are surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna 1 (8091m) and Machhapuchhare the famous Fish Tail Peak. This high and glaciated wilderness is quite simply, awe-inspiring.
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The Annapurna Sanctuary / Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheatre formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself. we. The vast amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach to Annapurna base camp,follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.
The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants . We start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti(1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary – a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.
The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier .Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machapuchare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.