This is the classic trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, the world’s tenth highest mountain and to an astounding viewpoint of Poon Hill.We start by taking the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will get superb views of the Himalayan mountains. Like any other trip in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake city’. The trek passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna. One of the stops along the trek is Poon Hill from where we can see superb view of the Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and Machapuchare (known as Fishtail mountain). From here we follow the Modi Khola river through the gates of the Sanctuary into a hidden amphitheatre with a superb view of the Annapurna massif.
This trek would be a good choice if you would like to get into the Himalayan mountains without the longer acclimatization period required for some of the other treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp. The highest altitude reached on this trek is 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp.
Arrive at any time.
Spend a free day in Kuta. Opt to take a surf lesson, explore the shops, chill out on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns.
Travel to Kubutambahan, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Settle in to the charming guesthouse for the evening.
Try your hand at Balinese cuisine with an included cooking lesson. Opt to trek around the village, visit a waterfall or swim in a natural spring, or check out a nearby dragon fruit farm.
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax. Later, travel to cultural Ubud, visiting the picturesque Gitgit waterfall en route.
Check out the monkey forest before exploring more of Ubud with free time. Opt to take a yoga class, get a massage, or visit the numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.
Transfer to Padang Bai and catch a fast boat to the laid-back island of Gili Trawangan. Beautiful Gili T is home to clear waters and an assortment of beachfront bars, and – best of all – the island doesn’t allow motorized vehicles. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore.
Spend another day in paradise. Chill out at a café, rent a bike and cruise around, or just kick back and relax on the beach. This evening, enjoy a final night out with the group.
Depart at any time.
Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bali? Book the Bali Express post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.