Acme Treks and Expedition

This route in the Annapurna Sanctuary to the site of the Annapurna south face base camp is a spectacular short trek. Although it has some steep climbs, the trek is not difficult. This trek is a fine opportunity to be surrounded by Himalayan peaks within a short time, without having to contend with altitude sickness or flight problems. It is advisable to allow two weeks to fully appreciate the high altitude scenery.

Day 01:Meet upon arrival at Kathmandu airport by Acme Treks & Expedition, Kathmandu representative and transfer to hotel. After getting refreshed, and having lunch, proceed for walking tour to Kathmandu Durbar square visiting, ancient palace, living goddess temple Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka and Kastamandap temple. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02:Proceed on sight seeing tour to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple, Patan city known as the City of Fine Arts, Pashupatinath temple the hosliest shrine of the Hindu people and Boudhnath stupa. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara:
Fly or drive to Pokhara (200 Km). Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day 04:Pokhara to Tikhedhunga: (1,577 m.):
After a 45 Km drive from Pokhara via Naudanra, Kanre, and Lumle villages, the trek commences at Nayapool, from where the trail descends steeply to Birethanti. It then follows the east bank of the Bhurungdi Khola to reach Tikhedhunga.
Day 05:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani: (2,855 m.):
The trail ascends to Ulleri village pleasantly through rhododendron forest and reaches the top of Ghorepani pass. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
Day 06:Ghorepani to Tadapani:
Early in the morning we trek to Poonhill where one may witness a truly memorable sunrise. From Poonhill one can view over 30 white-capped peaks, comprising the whole Annapurna range.
Day 07:Tadapani to Chomrong:
Tadapani offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts with a long ascent high above the west bank of Modi Khola. Chomrong village lies at the base of Hiunchuli (6,441 m.)
Day 08:Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel: (2,873 m.):
The trail continues to Khuldi Ghar after about 3 hrs and from there decends very steeply to its rocky banksite before levelling out and running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge. Keeping always on the west side of the river, the pasture of Tomoe is passed. At the very neck of the gorge at Panchen Barah there is a small trail and a shrine. The trail then climbs to the Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 09:Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC):
From the Himalaya Hotel it is about an hour's walk, initially on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine to Hinko at 2,960 m. The trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track just beyond Hinko, after which it climbs through large boulders. Approximately half an hour beyond Hinko is Deurali at 3,000 m. Here, as the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks via a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs. The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar. From Bagar we climb across more avalanche paths, crossing a moraine and a stream before climbing towards an area known as Machhapchhre Base Camp (MBC) at an elevation of 3,480 m. Overnight stay here.

One can have panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre (6997m.) from this location.
Day 10:MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) & back to MBC or Deurali:
It is about a 2 hr climb up to Annapurna base camp (elevation 3900m.). The route passes a few roofless shepherds' huts along the side of a moraine. The area is cold and windy and is often snowbound. After lunch, it's back to MBC for another overnight stay.
Day 11:MBC/Deurali to Bamboo:
Descend via the same route to the Himalaya Hotel.
Day 12:Bamboo to Chomrong:
Follow the same trail to Chomrong for overnight stay.
Day 13:Chomrong to Ghandruk:
Follow the route back at Taglung, at the junction of the trail from Landrung and New Bridge. We stay on the wide main trail, walking west above the potato and wheat fields of Taglung before descending gently through forests. The trail then drops steeply on switchbacks to Kimrong village, situated above the Khumnu Khola at 1,720m. After crossing the suspension bridge at Khumnu Khola or Kimrong village, the trail makes a steep climb to teahouses at Uri situated on a pass at 2200m. The trail descends gently to Ghandruk village (1940m.) for an overnight stay.
Day 14:Ghandruk to Tolkha:
Descend through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several teahouses. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail emerges into the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha, a small settlement at 1,710m.
Day 15:Tolkha to Dhampus:
The trail descends a forested path paved with stones. It continues its descent past several teahouses at Bheri Kharka to the head of the canyon and the ridge at Dhampus at 1,510m. There are several hotels at Dhampus.
Day 16:Dhampus to Pokhara:
Continue a few hundred metres along a trail to the road that descends to a taxi stand. Take a taxi, jeep or bus from Phedi and back to Pokhara.
Day 17:AM: Drive to Bhaktapur also known as the City of Devotees for sight seeing tour. Lunch in Bhaktapur and later drive back to Kathmandu.PM: Free for last moment's shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18:Free till departure and later transfer to the International Airport to connect the flight to onward destination.

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