Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Facts of Trip

Destination: Annapurna Region, Nepal

Duration: 14 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Group Size: 1 - 30

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Max. Altitude: 4130 Meters

Transportation: Car,Bus And Flight

ACCOMODATION: Hotel/Teahouse

Activity: : Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip Highlights

 
  • Scenic drive to Nayapul through the Prithivi Highway
  • View of Annapurna Massif
  • Sunrise view and mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Close interaction with ethnic group of Magar and Gurung
  • Annapurna Base camp, the hidden treasure
  • Walking through river gorge betwen 2 mountains peaks of Hiuchuli and Machhapuchare
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhin
  • Boating in the tranquil Fewa Lake
  • View of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp

     

 

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Base Camp Trek) is an ideal trek best called as a classic walk right into the heart of the Annapurna mountains and our gentle walk start from lowland to the outstanding high mountains with breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalaya ranges. The walk ends at Annapurna Base camp, which is at an altitude of over 4000 meters, where you are virtually surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks of Annapurna which are over 7000 meters. Once we reach at Chhomorung, we walk through the gorge of between the 2 peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare following the Modi Khola River. Once this trek was a real expedition into an uninhabited wilderness area!

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (also known as Annapurna Base Camp trek) involves several ascents and descents but not so hard to attempt as there are several alternative routes to the sanctuary, all meeting at Chhomorong.

This trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating glimpse of rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle and ultimate thrill of trekking in the Himalayas at the high elevation.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu)

Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 03 : Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 04 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13.5 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 05: : Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 06: : Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: : Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: : Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 09: : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 10: : Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 19 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 11: : Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 13 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours

Day 12: : Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) - 4 to 5 hours (910m/2985ft)

Day 13: : Drive Back to Kathmandu (1350 m) in a Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 14: : Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

Cost Include

              
  • Airport pick  up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu We use Kathmandu suite home or similar.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category We use mount views hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
  • T-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes 

Cost Exclude

  • Meals<span rgb(82,="" 82,="" 82);="" font-family:="" "roboto="" slab",="" serif;="" font-size:="" 13px;"=""> lunch, and dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance (it is mandatory, that you need to provide us a copy of your insurance before trek embarkation)
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu (please remember to carry 2 passport size photos)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call,
  • internet.
  • Trekking Equipments (please bring 4 seasons sleeping bag)
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc

Day 01Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu)Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Accessible Adventure signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 03Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transported by car through the small village of Lumle to reach Nayapul, the town from which you’ll access the trailhead of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This is a 42-kilometer drive which should take approximately 90 minutes. From here, you’ll begin hiking through verdant green hillsides, following a path through flawless bamboo woodlands to reach the little settlement of Birethanti. You can stop to enjoy a mug of tea here while watching traveling mule trains carrying goods throughout the valley. Taking up the trail again, look out for cascading waterfalls glistening in the strong sunlight and lush fields sprinkled with grazing foals and stallions. You’ll continue to ascend throughout the day, passing through Shanghai and finally arriving in the hillside hamlet of Tikhedhunga. You’ll overnight at a guesthouse here; there’s some steep hiking on tomorrow’s agenda, so make sure to get plenty of rest. Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 04Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13.5 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts. The village also has good wi-fi. Overnight in Ghorepani. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05:Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) - 6 to 7 hours We get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. From Poon Hill, we also get incredible views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, we trek back to Ghorepani. We have breakfast here then walk towards the east and climb a ridge. Our trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before we reach Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06:Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours The trail starts off with a descent through a large rhododendron forest. The forest trail ends and our trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trekking and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07:Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours Today the trail drops down to the Chomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380 m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, climbing up the steep staircases to Dovan. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08:Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours Today, we trek up through the rhododendron forest alongside Modi Khola to Himalaya Hotel (2,920 m). Taking a lunch break on the way, we will ahead to Hinku Cave which used to be a landmark for the earlier Annapurna I expeditions as it was used as a camp and a supply depot. We walk uphill through the jungle trail to reach Deurali (3,200 m). Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09:Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours We follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to Machhapurchre Base Camp. From here we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains. We then turn left and begin ascending gently to the Annapurna Base Camp. During our ascent we can admire spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. Walking further we reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and it is amazing. We are surrounded by magnificent peaks and the only way into this area is through the gorge we just hiked. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.guesthouse tonight; today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10:Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 19 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours From Annapurna Base Camp our trail rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel and Doban and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Overnight in Bamboo.overnight here in Bamboo. Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 11:Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 13 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours We retrace our step back to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. From Chomrong it is a steep descent down to the Modi Khola valley. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through rain forests and farms. After reaching Jhinu Danda, we can spend the rest of the afternoon taking a rest and relaxing. Overnight in Jhinu Dandabreakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 12:Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) - 4 to 5 hours (910m/2985ft) With the high peaks of the Himalaya now behind you, your Annapurna trekking adventure has almost come to an end. You’ll only spend about two hours on the trail today, gently descending at a comfortable pace alongside the riverbank of the Modi Khola. After a brief climb towards the villages of Matque and Siwai, you’ll be picked up by private transportation and returned to Pokhara. This two-hour drive is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the incredible distances you’ve traveled and the amazing sights you’ve seen along the way. When you get back to Pokhara, check into your hotel for the night and enjoy its luxury amenities—you’ve earned them! Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 13:Drive Back to Kathmandu (1350 m) in a Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. Now that your Annapurna Base Camp Trek is complete, you’ll return from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy a final opportunity to indulge in the shopping and dining options of Nepal’s capital city Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast

Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

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When is the best time for this trek? Considerable months for this trek are in Spring (March through May) and Autumn (October - November).

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