The aptly named Annapurna Sanctuary Trek but also known as the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. The Annapurna range is a vast massif with several peaks, which lies between the Kali Gandaki, and Marsyandi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. Within its span of 40 miles, it encompasses dozen of peaks that are higher than 7000m and numerous others over 6000m. Leaving Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we trek to Annapurna base camp as rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high desert landscapes. Passing through the Machhapuchare and Annapurna base camp directly below the dramatic fishtail peak, our destination is the vast natural amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary where we are ringed by glistening peaks.
The Annapurna Sanctuary trek gives us 12 days of superb trekking, up into the heart of the Annapurna range. We pass below some of the highest mountains on earth as we follow the valley as it changes to a deep gorge and on to its glaciated beginnings at the foot of the towering Annapurna. We take enough time to acclimitise well and to make the most of the superb setting to our trek, this includes making time to visit the hot springs at Jinnu, a real luxury on the trail and of course Annapurna base camp.
12 Days Annapurna Base Camp trekking has a lot to offer from the diverse culture of Magar and Gurung community and from breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges to the awe-inspiring courtyard of beautiful lakes of Pokhara valley. Move past amazing glaciers, relax on the banks of untouched rivers, cross mountain pastures, get detoxified by natural hot springs and encounter caravan of mules carrying supplies to remote villages.
||Annapurna Base Camp – Lodge Trek|
||11 Nights / 12 Days.|
||Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon hill, Annapurna Sanctuary.|
|MODE OF TOURS:||KTM – PKR – KTM Drive + 10 Days Annapurna Trek|
||2 to 20 persons.|
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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a moderate type of trek that is relatively easy even for unseasoned trekkers. This trek takes you to the feet of beautiful Mount Annapurna. Since Annapurna Base Camp Trek doesn’t demand any advanced physical fitness level, normal person with a good health condition can go for this trek.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
Initially before starting our Annapurna sanctuary trek, we take a long 6 hrs comfortable drive to Pokhara. Watching the beautiful green valleys, ridges, rivers, fields and settlements in between, we enjoy our tourist bus ride to Pokhara. We do have lunch stop in restaurant. And upon arrival at beautiful lake city, valley of seven lakes, Pokhara, enjoy overall atmosphere, take stroll around lake side of fewa lake or simply shop and hop into any nice restaurant, pubs etc.
Drive: 6 hours, 510m descent
Day 02: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Pokhara then a drive of less than an hour to Nayapul. You start your trek here. In 15 minutes or so, you reach Birethanti, a large village featuring many shops and tea houses. The trail goes along the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, climbing steadily until Hille is reached. At the end of a short climb is Tikhedhunga where you stay for the night.
Drive: 45min, Trek: 3-4 hours, 540m ascent
Day 03: Trek to Ghorapani (2850m)
After Tikhedunga, there is a steep climb to the large village of Ulleri. The ascent then continues, but more gently. You will pass through forests of oak and rhododendron before reaching Banthani. You then continue to Nangethanti. An hour after that, you come to Ghorepani where you stay for the night.
Trek: 4-6 hours, 1360m ascent
Day 04: Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani (2590m)
An amazing pre-dawn trek to Poon Hill reveals a stunning sunrise over the Himalaya. One of the finest views you are ever likely to enjoy. After a well earned breakfast your trek continues to Tadapani through pine and rhododendron forests.
Trek: Poon Hill: 1.5 hours, 400m ascent/descent. To Tadapani: 5-6 hours, 550 descent, 710m ascent
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong (2210m)
At first, the trail leads sharply downhill through forests but later it eases as you approach the village of Gurjung. The walk to Chomrong is fairly easy. You stay at Chhomorung for the night. There are many chalet-style, wooden lodges in Chomrong (2210m) which have great views out toward the prominent Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail Peak). A brilliant place to end the day!.
Trek: 3-4 hours, 600m ascent, 900m descent
Day 06: Trek to Doban (2505m)
Today the trail descends steeply to the banks of the river Chumrung Khola. We cross over the river on a suspension bridge, then climb steeply through bamboo thickets leading to the small village of Sinuwa Danda. Here, the trail levels off and follows a ridge traveling through rhododendron and bamboo forests, always in view of the mountains. After descending through Khudi and Bamboo village, we hike for about 1.5 additional hours before arriving at Dovan for the evening..
Trek: 4.5 – 5.5 hours, 700m ascent, 500m descent
Day 07: Trek to Deurali (3140m)
The day begins with the trail winding through bamboo forest, before you climb gradually but steadily to the open spaces above treeline. After hiking across a grassy pasture at Tomo (8,400′ / 2545m), you reach the narrowest point in the canyon, Panchenin Barha, the natural “gate” to the sanctuary, with its small trailside shrine. Before 1956, no one of low caste, no foreigners, and no “impure” foods such as pork, beef, chicken, garlic, and eggs were allowed beyond this shrine into the sacred confines of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Trek: 3.5 – 4.5 hours, 750m ascent
Day 08: Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3680m)
This day is shorter, to aid acclimitisation. The gorge widens as you finally feast your eyes upon the full glory of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Ahead of you lies the lateral moraine of South Annapurna Glacier, with the Modi Khola flowing to our right. Reach your home for the night, Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3680m), site of a 1957 British Expedition to Machhapuchhare that climbed to within 200′ of the summit. Because the peak is sacred to the Gurung people and considered the home of a Gurung goddess, Nepal’s government subsequently declared it off limits to climbers and it has remained unclimbed since.
Trek: 2.5 – 3 hours, 500m ascent
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) and descend to Doban (2505m)
Wake up early in the morning for your final ascent to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail contours the broad, grassy, and sometimes snow-covered valley. When you reach base camp you are surrounded by a 360-degree panorama of incredible Himalayan peaks: Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna II, Roc Noir, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. After some time taking in the incredible views, begin your descent. Pass back through Machhapucharre Base Camp and, after you enjoy our last views of the Annapurna Sanctuary, head out the “gate” and follow your outward track back down the valley to Doban.
Trek: 7.5 – 8 hours, 500 metres ascent followed by 1720m descent
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m)
You continue downhill, then detour off your former trail and head steeply down to the “New Bridge” on the Modi Khola. From here, the route flattens out somewhat until reaching the small settlement of lodges, known as Jhinu Danda. There is a small hot spring so bring a bathing suit if you’d like to take a dip!
Trek: 6 – 7 hours, 900m descent, 550m ascent
Day 11: Trek to Birethani (1080m) & drive to Pokhara
The final day on the trail contours through fields and villages to Biethani, where you will meet your transport for the drive back to Pokhara. The lakeside town of Pokhara is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a cold beer or browse the Tibetan curio market.
Trek: 5 – 6 hours, 1000m descent, 300m ascent
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast you fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival a tour of Kathmandu awaits you. The capital of Nepal is a fascinating city bursting with energy.Your trip ends with a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
11 Days guide and porter service during the trek
2 Nights standard hotel in pokhara with bed and breakfast basis
Kathmandu Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus
Guide & Porters transportation
All accommodation, food & salary for the guide & porters
TIMs Card and Annapurna Conservation park permit
Government and local taxes.
Airport pick up and drop service
Hotel in Kathmandu
All kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
Your accommodation & all foods in the mountain region.
Your Personal Equipment.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).