Day 01- Arrival at Kathmandu
You shall be met at the Tribhuvan International Airport by a Guru Travels agent who will transport you to your hotel after we arrive. Then we check in at the hotel, get ready, and rest. Guru Travels will provide a welcome supper in the evening. Spend the night in Kathmandu.
Meal: Guru Travels provide Welcome Dinner
Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu
We visit the world heritage sites of Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bouddhanath Stupa. The Durbar Square provides insight into old royalty's way of existence.
One of the most significant locations of pilgrimage for all Hindus is the Pashupatinath Temple. The Baudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupas in the world, is located in Swayambhunath, also referred to as the Monkey Temple. We meet our fellow participants.
Meal: Breakfast and Dinner only
Day 03- Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 210 km North West of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours.
Our trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive to pokhara. This is 7 hrs scenic drives through mountain terrain. On the way, we will stop for half an hour for lunch. Then drive continues till you reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley and gateway to Annapurna Trekking where we can see the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. Evening you enjoy strolling around Lakeside Street Market, do some last-minute shopping and self-exploration around the town (walk around Fewa Lake, boating etc). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04- Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trekking to Ghandruk (Alt. 1940m/6,364ft). Driving 1 hour. Walking 5 hours.
After breakfast, you will take a 1-hour drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is the trekking starting point of Annapurna Base Camp. You begin your trekking with following the trail drops down to Birethanti village by crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Then, the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the river bank, you then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk, after crossing Chane. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Day 05- Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,117ft)
You begin your walk today by staying close to the Modi River's bank. After climbing for a bit, you leave the river behind and move in the direction of the enormous boulders. Following the boulder's passage, you must cross a bridge over the Kimrong River and then ascend a difficult trail that leads to Chhomrong. You go to a site called Jhinu Danda before Chhomrong. You descend to bridge the Chhomrong River from Chhomrong.
Day 06- Trek from Chhomrong to Deurali (3,230m)
You continue your walk from Sinuwa by ascending to Kuldi (2470m). You enter the upper Modi valley from here. Then you make a steep descent on a lengthy stone stairway to reach Bamboo (2310m). To get to Dobhan from Bamboo, you must once more climb continuously through bamboo groves and rhododendron forests.
As you leave Dobhan, you have to cross a stream and a landslide. You come to a little shrine in the forest where locals leave floral and clothing offerings for Baraha, a local deity. You ascend over a cascade over a rock platform before crossing another Shiva temple and arriving at two lodges in a deep gorge with the names Himalaya Hotel on both.
Day 07- Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft)
As the mountains really begin to rise above Deurali, the valley becomes wider and less steep, and you can see the sanctuary's gates. You reach Bagar by following the trail that takes a detour to the east side of the valley and ascends through an interesting mixture of bamboo and birch.
From Bagar, you ascend through a sparse birch forest while navigating further avalanche tracks. Descend to a creek after traversing a moraine. Then you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp after ascending a stone stairway (3700m).
The trail ascends to a few huts where shepherds graze their sheep during the summer from Machhapuchhare Base Camp after following a creek for a short distance. You soon notice the base camp hotels, and then you arrive at Annapurna Base.
Day 08- Descend from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
You get up early today to watch the dawn over Annapurna and the nearby mountains. Retrace your steps back to Bamboo after breakfast, via Machhapuchare Base Camp, Hinko, the Himalaya Hotel, and Dobhan. Even though it takes about 7 hours to walk there, there is no difficulty because it is downhill. In a mountain lodge for the night.
Day 09- It is an uphill climb from Bamboo to Kuldighar and then a downward stroll to Chhomrong Khola.
It is an uphill climb from Bamboo to Kuldighar and then a downward stroll to Chhomrong Khola. You then ascend Chhomrong's stone steps. After that, the trail drops to Jhinu Danda. Today you will have the chance to relax in the hot springs, which are just a 15-to-20-minute downhill stroll from Jhinu Danda. In a mountain lodge for the night.
Day 10- Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Tenth/Last day of Annapurna Base Camp trek. You will have free time to relax, get message and enjoy your evening in lake side.
Day 11- Fly back to Kathmandu (Can extend further stay at Pokhara)
Fly back to Kathmandu (Can extend further stay at Pokhara). Spend some hours in Pokhara and late morning flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Free time for shopping and other individual sightseeing in alleys of Kathmandu, specifically Thamel.
Day 12- Departure
Today marks the end of our trip to Nepal. A few hours prior to the scheduled departure, a Guru Travel agent would deliver us to the Tribhuwan International Airport.