Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
This itinerary is designed for trekkers who would like to get to Annapurna Base Camp but are restricted time-wise. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most famous Himalaya trekking regions in Nepal. This itinerary takes you right into the heart of the Annapurna mountains and returns via a small circuit route that delivers fantastic mountain views on the northward and returning southward leg of the journey. The climax of the trek is the stunning Annapurna Base Camp where you will be surrounded by peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchchhre all arranged almost precisely in a circle about 15 kilometers in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. So, if you want to experience the best trekking in the Himalaya Mountains in just one week, this is the trek for you.
Your guide will collect you from your hotel bright and early this morning and then start the drive to the southern border of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek starts at Nayapul where we lace up the boots and pulls on the packs for the walk up the Modi Khola Valley. Our outward trekking trail will take us along the western side of the valley where we will ascend through beautiful Rhododendron forests and pass through many small and welcoming villages. Take your time and make time for a cup of tea and bite to eat as you go. Make sure you have your camera ready as you approach and walk over the amazing suspension bridge as you near Ghandruk. As you ascend the valley the views to spectacular Himalayan peaks just get better and better - your guide will no doubt point out Madi Himal (5,553m), the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre (6,997m) also known as Mount Fishtail and towering Annapurna III (7,555m). We finish today at Ghandruk with an opportunity to watch a fantastic sunset over the countless peaks of the Annapurna Massif.
The trail now takes us on a loop to the west and then north as we initially ascend the small valley that Ghandruk sits above. We climb up to the head of the valley and cross the 2,664m pass into the next valley and then descend to the village of Kimrong and a spot of tea and lunch. The walk through the forests this morning is certain to reward us with wonder sights of many colourful and noisy birds and even some wild animals such as monkey. After lunch we trek along the contour of the steep Kymrong Khola valley, so this part of the walk is not too demanding. We then turn north again and complete the short ascent to the village of Chhomrong. From here you are once again rewarded with even closer and more spectacular views of Mount Machhapuchhre and the many nearby beautiful peaks.
We start the day by crossing another amazing suspension bridge just below Chhomrong. We then hug the western valley wall as slowly gain altitude while also making our way down to the valley floor and the Modi Khola river. The walk takes us through more wonderful rhododendron forests of Kuldi Ghar and then dense bamboo closer to the river as we pass the villages of Bamboo and Dhoban. We are now deep deep down in the bottom of a massive valley with Mount Hiun Chuli (6,441m) towering to our left and Mount Machhapuchhre (6,997m) to our right - the photo opportunities just seem to get better and better with every step.
Today we trek higher up the valley where we pass the tree line and meet the South Annapurna Glacier. The walk continues along the west valley wall and we pass the little trekking village of Deurali - nice spot for a rest and cup of tea. As we continue to gain altitude we reach the lateral moraine of the glacier and see the Modi Khola flowing fast just to its right. We are now at about 3,500m altitude and perhaps breathing a little faster in the thinning air. Mount Machhapuchhre now towers high above us on the right and we feel like tiny ants far down in the enormous and very steep valley. The end of today's trek brings us to a ninety degree bend in the valley and glacier and Mount Machhapuchhre Base Camp just on the corner at 3,720m altitude. When you arrive you will just stare in wonder at the might and power of the mountains looming above you. This is one of the very special scenic locations in the Himalayas.
We start our trek early today to try and reach Annapurna Base Camp in time to see the best of the morning sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow and ice depending upon the season. We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna i (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldren of unmatched natural beauty. Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks and the routes brave clinbers have followed to reach their summit. But eventually we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhomrong.
From Sinuwa we cross to the eastern side of the Modi Khola Valley and continue south along the eastern valley wall to the village of Tolka. Make sure you take a break now and again and look over your shoulder towards the north – this trail delivers some spectacular views of the Annapurna South summit and the many neighbouring snow-capped peaks. The trekking trail takes a different route than our ascent a few days earlier. This time we stay in the main Modi Khola valley and traverse another fantastic suspension bridge to walk the trails on the eastern valley wall. When you reach Tolka your group will no doubt relax outside your trekking lodge to take in the spectacle of the beautiful mountains you trekked just a few days earlier.
In the morning after breakfast we will leave Tolka and walk down the crest of the main ridge heading south. We will pass through beautiful forests and carefully tended terraced farmlands as we briefly visit the villages of Pitam Deurali, Pothana and skirt the wonderful little village of Dhampus. These final ridges near Dhampus deliver the final spectacular Annapurna mountain views of the trek. We then descend steeply to the valley floor and the village of Phedi where our transport will await us for the very short journey back to Pokhara.
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Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, charger and personal medical kit.
We had a great experience with Lang Tang Ri Trekking (LTR). Our guide, Pasang, was so friendly, helpful and obviously an expert on the trek, and our porter, Jangbu, was a sweet and helpful guy (though...View More
We felt very safe and well cared by our guide during the entire tour. thumbs up! :)
I joined a trip coordinated by Langtang Ri together with 8 other trekkers. It was a 7 days of trekking to ABC, two days in Kathmandu and one day in Pokhara. The trip was well organised and we had the ...View More