Annapurna SAntuary Trekking

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

  • 17 Days
  • 8,091 meters
  • 2-10 pax
  • 5-6 hrs per day

Price: $1235.00

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The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin to the north of Pokhara at the very heart of some of Nepal’s highest and most famous mountains. This magnificent amphitheatre is called a sanctuary not because of laws that protect wildlife within its boundaries, but because of its natural beauty and the divine presence of the goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna, both important figures in Hindu myth and folklore.

The trek allows a couple of days in the Sanctuary meadows at around 13,000 feet, to enjoy the superb views of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Hiunchuli and many more.


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight a hotel in Kathmandu

Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to the hotel

Day 2 Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centres; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats, nearby Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world; Where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa and this is also kind of prayer centre for Tibetan school of Buddhism, Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing, exploration & final preparation for next morning to trekking. In the late afternoon your tour guide will confirm departure information for the next morning.

Day 3 Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Drive to Start point of trek,Nayapul. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

After breakfast, fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Meet our guide at the airport and drive to trek start point Nayapul.

The first days walk is generally just enough to stretch one’s legs and get you away from the road head. Depending on the time available one might choose to continue on to Ghorepani Hill.

Day 4 Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2520m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

The morning ascent takes us eastwards for about an hour until we come to the crest of the hill. For a brief period the trail becomes fairly even before it descending through thick forest to Banthati where we stop for lunch. Banthati is a small place comprising of a few houses turned into lodges and restaurants. From here we descend for another hour before climbing a steep hill at the top of which lies Tadapani. Tadapani comprises of a few nicely built houses turned into lodges. The people here are all from Ghandrung and they settled here just for the purpose of setting up in business for the trekker who pass this way. A more central and close-up view of Machapuchare can be enjoyed from here.

Day 5 Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

Begin by a gradual climb after which we descend to the Modi Khola. We then start climbing all the way up to chomrong Danda and then descend to Chomrong village. Time – 6-7 hours.

Day 6 Day 06: Trek from Chomrong to Dhoban (2505 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

Proceed to Kuldi Ghar . The name Kuldi is strictly speaking applied to a single house perched on the west side of the valley. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on.

From Kuldi the route goes very steeply down to a band of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo in the bottom of the gorge, keeping on the west side of the river. The pasture of Tomo is passed and then we reach Dhoban our campsite for the day. Approx 6- 7 hours trek.

Day 7 Day 07: Trek to South Annapurna Glacier Basin (3659 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

This day we begin by climbing towards Hinko Cave, and from the first big cave, descend a short way and cross a broad gully full of avalanche debris. The tracks remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the south Annapurna glacier. This is the site of the Machhapuchare base camp and one can either camp here or continue north-west, staying above the glacial moraine. Time – 5½ hours. Overnight at Tea house /lodge

Day 8 Day 08 :Rest/Acclimatization day.

Can be used this in any day in-between.

Day 9 Day 09: Annapurna South Face Camp Visit

On up a broad grassy path for about 1.5 hrs, and then climb on to the lateral moraines and down the other side onto the glacier. Walking up the bed of the glacier is safe and quite easy and the 1970 British expedition Base Camp is reached after another 90 mins. Base Camp 13,900′. The trip is best done from the lower camp, carrying only lunch, and the best are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine. Return to camp around tea time. Time – 6 hours. Overnight at Tea house /lodge

Day 10 Day 10 : Trek to Bamboo Camp (2310 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

The descent follows same route to pleasant camp spot at Bamboo camp. Time – 6-7 hours.

Day 11 Day 11: Trek to Ghandrung (1940 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo. After Chomrong the trail continues steeply up stony steps to Kabrey Chautara and soon after the trail to Ghandrung leaves the Landrung path dropping away towards the river.

Day 12 Day 12: Trek to Dhampus (1700 m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge

The trail climbs quite rapidly to the Gurung village of Landrung, after which there is generally pleasant trekking through farmland with the odd outcrop of houses and the occasional school. After lunch there is a longish climb through rhododendron before cresting the ridge and dropping down towards Dhampus. Time – 4½ hours.

Day 13 Day 13:Trek from Dhampus to Pokhara .Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

On our last day we have a choice of routes to return to Pokhara: we can either descend the ridge to Dhampus and on down steeply to the Yamdi Khola valley and trek to Pokhara via Henja; or turn south from Austrian Camp to the Kaski Ridge via Naudanda and Sarangkot. From Sarangkot the main trail leads straight into Pokhara, or a poor trail to the banks of the Phewa Tal can be followed. The lakeside walk is a great way to end this fine trek.

Day 14 Day 14:Full day guided sightseeing in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise view. Drive back to Hotel and have breakfast. Half day sightseeing of Davis falls, Mahendra cave and Bindabasini Temple. Free time in lakeside for boating. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 15 Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Kathmandu.Fly back to Kathmandu. Day on your own. Evening enjoy with the dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with Cultural performances.

Day 16 Day 16: Final Departure

Trip ends, return back to your home town taking with you the best memories of a life time.

Price Includes

  • All Airport and hotel transfer by private a/c vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle for pre and post trek.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two night’s accommodation in a star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Three times meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Full board accomodation in sharing basis during the trek.
  • Kathmandu city and Pokhara city tours including: all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
  • One highly experienced male guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Sleeping bag with liner and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee.
  • All forms of Government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • All personal nature expenses, bar bills, Laundry, Tips, Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Extra Cost:

Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu is USD 299.00 per person which is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines at any time.

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