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You’ll drive to Pokhara by tourist bus enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on way to Pokhara. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206 KM and takes around 6 hours.
From Pokhara to Ulleri it’s about 45 KM drive which passes through villages like Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle. After reaching Nayapool, the trail descends steeply to Birethanthi and follows the East banks of Bhurungdi Khola, and Tikhedunga. You’ll then reach Ulleri.
The trail ascends through small villages and pass rhododendron forest. After arriving at the top of Ghorepani you’ll halt overnight.
Get up early to trek to Poonhill. From there, you’ll witness spectacular sunrise. From Poon Hill, you can view over 30 white–capped Peaks and the whole Annapurna range. After that tantalizing experience, we walk through the forest filled with flowers (in the spring) and later stay overnight at Tadapani.
Tadapani offers good view of upper Modi Valley. The route starts the long ascents above the West Bank of Modi Khola from Sinuwa. From here, you can see the Mt. Machhapuchere.
The trail continues to Khuldi Ghar for about two hours and from there goes down steeply to the bottom of the gorge. Take caution will crossing the river to go to the West side of the river. You'll pass the pasture of Tomoe and then the very neck of the George at Panchen Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Overnight stay in Deurali.
From Deurali, the trail continues into the sanctuary. You’ll cross two wide avalanche tracks on narrow trail that huddles up against the cliff (rock face). The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola and follow the river to Bagar. From Bagar, you will get a chance to cross more avalanche paths across a moraine and a stream. You’ll then climb towards an area known as Machhapuchhere Base Camp (MBC) at the elevation 3700m.
After 2 hours journey, we finally arrive at our destination Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and Overnight stay is arranged here.
We see morning sun rise and take our breakfast at 7. 00 AM and move towards Himalayas for lunch and finally come back to Sinuwa with the same trail and stay overnight there.
We follow same trail up to Chhomrong and the trail goes to descend Jhinu. We see hot spring and take lunch there. After lunch, we start our journey, pass with beautiful rift valley and finally reach to Kyumi and stay overnight there.
The trail goes up and down through Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the developed village and most of the inhabitants are Gurung. Gurung is another ethnic group closely resembling the Magars in many aspects. Gurungs are of Tibeto-Burman race and have their own distinct language. Most of them practice shamanism. Many find employment in the British and Indian army. After Gandruk, you’ll continue your journey to arrive at Nayapool and take lunch there. You’ll rest there for an hour and from there you will be driven back to Pokhara and stay overnight there.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus