Nepal has several awesome trekking routes offered by the diversity in geographical structures, with a memorable trek and conquering various obstacles you can have a spectacular view of Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre Mountain.
There are 2-3 routes to reach the destination and the trek duration can be between 10-13 days depending on the routes and trekking hour per day. Also, the trek is one of the shortest treks that allow experience on the close feel of the mountain breeze.
Not to mention, Annapurna Mountain is the tenth highest mountain in the world, so visiting the starting lap of one of the highest mountains of the world is itself a captivating reason to start the journey. Furthermore, the reaching destination is promising but the travel journey, the trekking procedures and the things that you will come across while reaching there is what makes this trek one of your unforgettable trips ever.
|Trip Duration||10-13 Days|
|Per Day Hike||5-7 Hours|
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)|
|Day 2||Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri|
|Day 3||Trek to Ghorepani|
|Day 4||Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani|
|Day 5||Tadapani to Chomrong|
|Day 6||Chomrong to Dobhan|
|Day 7||Dobhan to Deurali|
|Day 8||Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)|
|Day 9||MBC to Annapurna Base Camp|
|Day 10||Trek to Bamboo|
|Day 11||Trek to Jhinudanda (Hot spring in Jhinudanda)|
|Day 12||Jhinu Danda to Pothana/Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk|
|Day 13||Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara/ Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara|
(P.S.: The trek can be reduced to 10 days if you skip trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill and move directly from Ghorepani to Tadapani.)
The trekkers need two permits as an authority of the Government of Nepal. They are:
Tourist Bus – You can book a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Nayapul, which would cost you about USD $8 – $12.
Private Car / Private Jeep – The cost of the private cars would be USD $120 and up to 4 people can travel and the private jeep would cost you USD $170 while up to 8 people can go at once.
Flight – The flight costs USD $125 for one way ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from there you can take a cab or local bus.
Any person who is healthy and not suffering from any major illness can do this trek but a person needs to be mentally prepared too.
Electricity is available there so you can charge your batteries as long as you have your charger and the hot water facilities are free on lower elevation while it may cost you as elevation increases.
It depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costly but they will plan everything for you. If you want, you can go solo on this trek. You can hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.