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Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trekking - 17 Days
Travel to Nepal
Day 01 - Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel Himalaya or Similar.
Day 02 - Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath and Patan.
Day 03 - Fly Kathmandu / Pokhara - Commence trek. Overnight at Dhampus.
Day 04 - Dhampus to Ghandrung
Day 05 - Ghandrung to Chomrong
Day 06 - Chomrong to Hinko Cave
Day 07 - Hinko Cave to Machhapuchhare Base Camp
Day 08 - Layover day at the Base Camp (3939m.)
Day 09 - Machhapuchre Base Camp to Bamboo Hotel
Day 10 - Bamboo Hotel to Kyummu Khola
Day 11 - Kyummu Khola to Deurali (2606m.)
Day 12 - Deurali to Ghorepani (2853m.)
Day 13 - Ghorepani - Hile (1750m.)
Day 14 - Hile to Pokhara (830m.)
Day 15 - Fly Pokhara/ Kathmandu, overnight at same Hotel
Day 16 - Full day sightseeing of Bhaktapur, Pashupati and Boudha.
Day 17 - Transfer to the airport for the final departure.

 

Itinerary Detail
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure, overnight at Hotel Himalaya or Similar.

Day 02 - Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu, Swoyambu Nath & Patan.
Post breakfast then you have sightseeing around the Kathmandu city. It includes Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, and the temple of living Goddess the Kumari. You visit kasthamandap, the famous temple built from a single tree from which Kathmandu derives her name. A Short drive takes you to Swayambhunath; the oldest Budhist shrine, located to the west of Kathmandu city on the hill. You will have lunch break at suitable and nice place will be shown by your guide.
In the afternoon you will be taken to the city of Patan, an ancient city of fine art. The King Vera Deva built it in the year 299 A.D. It's renowned for fine arts in Copper, Silver and Bronze. Some time called ‘the city with a thousand golden roofs.' The city remains a center for craftsmen and artist who are anxious to protect the tradition. We also visit the Tibetan handicraft center to watch the weavers weaving fine quality rugs. The back to the Hotel for overnight.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara to Dhampus (1787m.)
After early morning start, you will fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Prokhara is beautiful lakeside town. Upon your arrival you will drive for 30m. through the Tibetan refugee camp, the village of Brahmins & Chhetries. The drive ends at Dhampus phedi from where the trek begins. Before you leave for trek you will have lunch nearby Yamdi Khola. Lunch is usually long & relaxing affair through out your trip, which gives you ample amount of time to write dairy, washing, exploring around the area or simply stretch your legs and enjoy the atmosphere. Right after the lunch you start the trek. From the starting point the trail continues up to the ridge for another couple of hours to the Guesthouse area, in the Gurung Village of Dhampus. This is your first over night in the mountain with dramatic view of Annapurna south (7219m.), Hinchuli (6441m.), Machhapuchre (6993m.), Annapurna III (7555m.) & IV (7525m.) so takes time to enjoy the magnificence.

Day 04 - Dhampus to Ghandrung (1950m.)
As you wake up in the morning and peep through your window, you see the breathtaking view the Annapurna range. The Fishtail Mt. is right in front of you. The wonderful spot for picture taking. After your breakfast you walk about an hour to reach the top of the Dhampus ridge called Pothana from where the mountain reappear. From Pothana you move along the ridge through the village of Bhichuk and Bherikharka. Descending steadily through the forest of tropical trees, fern, shrubs, you come across a stream where you might have a lunch break. The afternoon takes you down through the forest and small villages to Landrung. Along the way you pass by schools, people tending their stocks, working in the filed, presenting an opportunity to become acquainted with village life.
We go over the Modi Khola suspension bridge and then ascend above Modi valley along terraces, coming to our first encounter with stone as we climb up to Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a large and prosperous Gurung Village and is home to many of Gurkha Solders. Its also first regional headquarters for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

 

Day 05 - Ghandrung to Chomrong
Beyond the Ghandrung village, you trek through the spare forest to Kimru Khola. From Khimru Khola the trail ascends through the scattered villages and descends to the village of Chomrong, the last settlement of the Annapurna Sanctuary. It takes about four hours from Ghandrung to Chomrang.

Day 06 - Chomrong to Hinko Cave
Chomraong to Hinko Cave (3000m.)
The trail, all the way from Chomrong to the Annapurna Base Camp is quite interesting and challenging. As you cross the Chomrong Khola, the trail ascends up gradually along the west bank of the Modi Khola, through the thick Bamboo and Rhododendron forest to Kuldi. Walking through the clumps of Bamboo and shrubs brings you to the campsite at Hinko cave where a big overhanging rock is.

Day 07 - Hinko Cave to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3939m.)
The valley widens up further to the Sanctuary gate and the trails gets less narrow. The forest disappears and gives way to rocky hard ground. Continuing the trail you reach a place called Bhaati, Hut, highest camp of the trip. Another an hour & half from the Bhatti you reach Machhapuchre Base Camp.

Day 08 - Layover day at the Base Camp (3939m.)
A layover day here provides you the opportunity to walk up the Annapurna Base Camp and explore the amazing peaks and glaciers. Walk back to the camp for lunch.

Day 09 - Machhapuchre Base Camp to Bamboo Hotel
You retrace your walk back to Bamboo Hotel, passing Hinko.

Day 10 - Bamboo Hotel to Kyummu Khola
Return to Kyimmu Khola after having lunch at Chomrong.

Day 11 - Kyummu Khola to Deurali (2606m.)
Crossing the Kyummu Khola, the tributary of Modi Khola the trail climbs through the dense rhododendron and oak forest to Banthanti in two and half hours. Having lunch here the trail descends to Deurali for another two hours. Along the trail from Kyummu Khola to Deurali you have very good views to Annapurna South (7219m.) and Fishtail (6993m) at close distance.

Day 12 - Deurali to Ghorepani (2853m.)
Today again it is steady climb through the dense forest. You head up to the open ridge, 3030m. and get magnificent views of giant peaks of north west and Kaligandaki valley, the deepest gorge in the world. From the same ridge you descend to Ghorepani where you will encounter more travelers, both locals and westerners. While you are at Ghorepani you can walk up to the Pun hill to enjoy the entire Dhaulagiri Range.

Day 13 - Ghorepani - Hile (1750m.)
Today you go up to the Pun Hill early morning about 40 minutes from Ghorepani, the view of the Thak Khola valley is unique and to enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Nilgiri (7061m.), Fang (7062m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.) in the north and Annapurna I (8091m.) & Annapurna II (7937m.), in the northeast. And back to your guest house for breakfast then
you will be descending for about 5 hours to Hile, The trail heads southeast through the dense evergreen forest and the terraces around the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2073m. where you will have lunch then the trail drops steeply to the river and some more easier walk to Hile for overnight..

Day 14 - Hile to Pokhara (830m.)
After your morning breakfast you will be walking down along the river an excellent spot for wash and swim, if you are willing to dare the cold water. After the lunch at Birethanti you will walk along the flatten road for about 40 minute to end trek at Nayapul where your vehicle would be waiting for your drive to Pokhara. For over night.

Day 15 - Fly Pokhara/ Kathmandu, overnight at same Hotel.

Day 16 - Full day sightseeing of Bhaktapur, Pashupati and Boudha.
Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley's most medieval city Bhadgaon also known by its alternate name Bhaktapur. Here are ancient temples and palaces that show off the Newar craftsmanship of intricately carved wooden windows and latticework. We get to visit the Lion gate, Picture Gallery, Palaces of windows etc. after Bhaktapur you will visit Pashupati and Boudha as well. Then back to your hotel.

Day 17 - Transfer to the airport for the final departure.

 

 

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