Overview of 10 Days hiking in Nepal
There are many hikes out there that claim to provide the best hiking experience. However, all of them pale in comparison to the Annapurna base camp hike. This 10-days hike will provide you an unblemished hiking experience that goes along hills, rivers, and mountains. A sprinkle of culture accentuates this trek even more and once you complete it, you can call it the best hiking in Nepal.
During this trip, you will get an opportunity to take part in Kathmandu’s cultural melodrama and Pokhara’s natural wonders. Find yourself rejoicing in nature’s lap while you stroll past the Chhomrong Khola and Modi Khola. Also, relish in the vicinity of the Macchapucchre and Annapurna mountain while visiting the base camp. To top it off, soothe your senses while relaxing in the hot springs near Jhinu Danda.
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Factual Statements regarding this hiking
Terrain type: Hills and mountains
Location: Kaski, Manang, Mustang
Difficulty level: moderate to difficult
Time needed: 10 days
Max Altitude: 4130 meters
Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
Local residents: Gurung, Brahmin, Chettri
Transportation: private jeep and airplane
Highlights of 10 Days Hiking in Nepal
Sightseeing around the major landmarks of Pokhara like Fewa Lake and Rupa Lake
Indulging in a cultural awakening in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley
Witnessing the sheer scale of the Annapurna mountain at the base camp
Understanding Gurung culture and tradition during the visit in Ghandruk
Relaxing in the hot springs near jhinu Danda while enjoying a soft drink
Food and Accommodation
While you take part in this best hiking in Nepal, you will reside in hotels and lodges inside the major cities. During the trek, you will stay in teahouses and small lodges. These lodges are equipped with basic facilities but they might not have the internet. In some cases, you might have to pay extra for hot shower facilities. For food, you can choose to eat either in the hotel or nearby restaurants.
Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to take part in the best hiking in Nepal. At the hotel, meet the company representative who will take you to the hotel. At the hotel, meet with the company officials and take part in the welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
The objective for the day includes making a quick visit to the most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley. Our tour takes us to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath. These sites tell a story about what Kathmandu valley was in the past and how it is moving ahead. Also, it gives travelers a much needed cultural and religious awakening. It proves helpful before taking part in the best hiking in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk
Wake up early and head to the airport to catch a flight that will take you the gateway of the Annapurna region, Pokhara. The flight lasts approximately 40 minutes. The flight provides unperturbed views of the Annapurna mountain range and Macchapucchre. From the airport, we shall head to the hotel for breakfast. Later, we will head out to Nayapul via jeep to start the trek.
The road to Ghandruk includes going through dense forests and uphill routes. Meet fellow climbers and locals along the way and share some pleasantry. We finally arrive at Ghandruk after trekking for 4-5 hours. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong
Witness the surreal view of the Annapurna mountain range and Macchapucchre from Ghandruk while having breakfast. After that is sorted, we head out to Chhomrong. The road takes us through the steep trails till Kimrungdanda. Find yourself walking on the slippery trail to Kimrung Khola too. Once we get past the Chere Cave, we arrive at Chhomrong. This quaint village is an ideal resting destination. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Day 5 of Hiking in Nepal goes a trek from Chhomrong to Deurali
The day commences with us walking towards Chhomrong Khola. The journey involves numerous natural aspects like crossing elongated suspension bridges and observing glorious views of the roaring Modi Khola. Take a break at Kuldi and climb the treacherous staircases to Doban. The final leg of the trip sees us cross the Hinko cave. Explore the cave quickly and arrive at Deurali where we shall spend the night. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 6: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
The best aspect of this hiking in Nepal experience is visiting the Annapurna Base Camp and today, we shall do just that. The trek for the day sees a sudden rise in elevation and you will indulge in steep climbing. Cross the meadows and snowy terrain to reach the Macchapucchre Base Camp. Witness the sheer magnitude of this mountain while having lunch here.
After a short break, we continue our journey again. As we proceed ahead, the view of Annapurna becomes clearer. We arrive at the base camp after trekking for 2-3 hours. Bask in the glory of the Annapurna mountain and understand the meaning of natural beauty. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 7: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
From today, we shall begin the journey back to Kathmandu. The first step includes heading to Bamboo. It is a small settlement in the dense forests of the Annapurna region. There are a handful of lodges and teahouses here which tend to get packed easily. So, it is advised that you reach here as early as possible. However, it does not mean that you should travel haphazardly. By slowly descending the steep terrain, we arrive at Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 8: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
The trek sees a further decrease in elevation as we make our way to Jhinu Danda. Pass through the dense forests that are inhabited by exotic creatures. Walk past the Chhomrong Khola while making the journey to Jhinu Danda. There are hot springs near Jhinu Danda which many believe, possess healing properties. Relax in these hot springs and recall your experiences in this best hiking in Nepal.
Day 9: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
The road from Jhinu danda to Nayapul is relatively short and comparatively easier. We shall proceed through the Shauli Bazar and enjoy the pleasant walk while admiring the gushing Modi Khola. Once we arrive at ay Nayapul, a private vehicle will take you to Pokhara. In Pokhara, take part in a farewell dinner and celebrate after completing the trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 10: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, you shall fly to Kathmandu via an airplane. Our representative will drop you off at the airport and once you reach Kathmandu, proceed to your hotel and decide your next step.