The Annapurna region undoubtedly provides some of the worlds best trekking routes, including a variety of scenery and culture. Based in the southern part of the Annapurna region, a trek to Annapurna base camp enables you to get right into the massif and your are surrounded by peaks. The Annapurna is a vast range with several peaks above 7000m and Annapurna Base Camp forms a natural amphitheatre comprised of such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. In autumn the views should be wonderfully clear, while in spring the rhododendron forests provide a colorful foreground to the splendid mountain vistas
Our trek program ventures into the deep forests following the trails through oak and rhododendron forest where the sound of the bird calls fill the air and camp in serene locations that afford magnificent views of the Annapurna range along with the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. All along the trek there are views of nearby mountains, especially at Chomrong, a Gurung village with brilliant views of the nearby mountain ranges. Making the most of these surroundings, we head high on a mixture of good paths, glaciers and easy scrambling ridges. As we approach the top end of the valley the scenery opens out to provide spectacular and breathtaking views of the peak.
Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres, thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres, and sixteen more over 6,000 metres.
Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu. Loben Expeditions representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, recover from jet lag, or explore on your own.
Kathmandu sightseeing (check detail IN and around Kathmandu). Evening preparation for trek & trek briefing
Transfer to airport for board to Pokhara (800 m), short drive and trek to Potana.