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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is also known as Annapurna Base Camp trekking which is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal. Our trek commences from Nayapul, which is an hours scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Nayapul, a half hour walk brings us to Birethanti, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, here the route divides. We take the West trail towards Ghorepani, a trading village situated at an elevation of 2850 meters., where there is a tremendous vantage point (Poon hill - 3210m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply stunning.

From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the hamlet of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna Base Camp. The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge ramparts of Himchuli and Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome Amphitheater, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I tower almost vertically above us.

If you are looking to do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek? We offer Annapurna Sanctuary Trek for individual trekker with a guide and porter, the price will be bit expensive but you will get better experience without follows with other tourists and walks on your speed. Whatever, we have special dates fixed for group join basis trekking trip for those who have entirely desire to join with other trekkers for Annapurna Sanctuary trek please check the available dates and book your holiday or If you are coming with friends or family we will offer this trek as private trek (A trek with friends or family) within our group join basis package cost/price and start the trip any dates that suitable to your holiday schedule.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu drive tourist bus to Pokhara (850m)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 04: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m)
Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170)
Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2600m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700m)
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) visit Hot Spring and take a bath
Day 11: Trek to Pothana (1900m)
Day 12: Trek to Dhampus phedi and drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 13: Pokhara drive tourist to Kathmandu (1350m)


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Nayapul
Trek End Point: Dhampus Phedi
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4130m
Duration: 13 Days

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
We begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570m. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey allowing to get use to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at teahouse

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2080m. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani at 2855m. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m).

Today, early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m), a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli Peak, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal etc. After enjoying the views then returning to Ghorepani we take a breakfast at teahouse then leaving Ghorepani to go for Tadapani (2610m), we make climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170)

Today, we start our journey with steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung village which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chhomrong (2170m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2600m)

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380meters 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 then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700m)

The trail continues for about 2 hrs. from here, the route winds up steeply to a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of Bamboo at the bottom of the gorge keeping always on the west side of the river. It then reaches the small shrine at Panchen Barah and from here the trail climbs to Himalaya Hotel it's about an hour walk, first on a rocky trail through forests then up a steep ravine, to Hinko at 2,960m. The trail crosses a ravine & a major avalanche track just beyond Hinko, then climbs through large boulders. About half an hour beyond Hinko we reach Deurali at 3,000m. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs. The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola & follows the river to Bagar. From Bagar we climb across more avalanche paths cross a moraine & a stream, and then climb towards an area known as Machhapchhre Base Camp at 3700m. One can have panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna & Machhapuchhre (6,997m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

On the way to Annapurna base Camp (ABC) from Machhapuchhre base Camp (MBC), the vegetation disappears. We'll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna base camp. After taking breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo back through Machhapuchre base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Dovan and finally reach at Bamboo (2310m). Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight at teahouse

Day 10:  Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) Hot Spring

From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda but there is not available teahouse so you have to return Jhinu Danda. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana (1900m)

Jhinu danda trek to Pothana (1900m), The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here you find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk village (1545m), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Dhampus phedi and drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara it takes about 35 minutes driving distance. Overnight at hote

Day 13: Pokhara drive tourist bus to Kathmandu
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Tourist standard hotel)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transportation by Car/Van/bus depend on group size
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert (Fresh fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • One Government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two tourist get one porter)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Accommodation and meals/Food during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets abd airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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NOTE:
Above trip price is Per Person in minimum group size two people and above but if you are solo traveler better to ask with us somebody booked yet or not for your desire date because if not booked yet, you need to pay some additional cost than above price to arrange your trip as a private incase we unable to collect the people to join with you. Above fixed departure dates are published to collect people for the group join trip. If departure dates are not appropriate for you or looking to make your own private trip? No worry, we will happily start the trip on your suitable dates as a private or group trip on request.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed and departure the trip any date that suitable to your holiday schedule especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

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