Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal

  • 14 days
  • Treking & Hiking
  • Any

$1150 / Per Person

Package Details

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a spectacular 14 days trip on the southern face of Annapurna I, a pleasant hike through the landscape and culture of Nepal. This walk leads to the fabulous amphitheater of highlands also known as Annapurna Base Camp. The course passes through waterfalls, impressive villages, terraced farmland, lush rhododendron forests and remarkable mountain views before heading the steep Annapurna. This is a good time to witness the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna giants that surround the mountains of the basin in the Annapurna region of the imperative center. Furthermore, a trip to Annapurna Base Camp is synonymous with entertainment and fun, as well as an extraordinary view of Nepal's plant and cultural heritage. This is by far one of the most enjoyable walks through various ethnic groups' lifestyles as well as the types of woods, plants, trees, and wildlife.


The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin located beneath a ring of eleven major peaks in Nepal. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you directly to the frozen heart of the Annapurna Range, a magnificent arena of rock and ice of epic proportions. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary is designed for hikers who want to visit World Heritage sites and Poon Hill on their way to the Annapurna Base Camp in a relaxed manner. This allows enough time to admire the breathtaking peaks of all the Annapurna Giants that surround the Annapurna Basin Mountains from the center of the imperative, which includes Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, and others.

Highlights of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

    1. Discover the city of Kathmandu and its heritage sites.
    2. Panoramic and closed views of the Annapurna massif, explore the city of Pokhara on the shores of Lake.
    3. Unimpeded sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill, picturesque villages.
    4. Experiencing with lifestyle and culture of Gurung and Magar people who is very famous for Gorkha arm.
    5. Walk the narrow, cobbled path in the valley and the remote villages.
    6. Visit of the old monastery, ancient tradition of the Gurung museum and waterfalls.
    7. Panoramic mountain flight to and from Pokhara.
    8. Walk through the dense forest of Rhododendron which even more beautiful in the spring.

Detail Itineries

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)


Our trip to Nepal starts today. A representative of the Go Nepal will greet you at the airport. Then we drop at your hotel, where you can rest, refresh and drink local tea. In the evening you can enjoy a welcome dinner organized by the Go Nepal. During dinner you can enjoy Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation


Today we visit the World Heritage sites of UNESCO. These sites highlight Nepal's cultural and religious heritages. Our first stop will be Kathmandu's Durbar Square, which shows the rich architectural skill of Kathmandu during the Malla Dynasty (C1201-1769), and then the Swayambhunath Stupa, which tourists commonly call the 'Temple of the Apes' due to the large population of monkeys in the vicinity. The next is the Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus around the world, followed by the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, which is one of the largest stupas in the world. Finally, late in the evening, we gather together at your staying hotel for a brief orientation on our hike for next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek


We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. As soon as we land in Pokhara, we will notice the spectacular view of the Himalayas with which the city is adorned. We can see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five summits of Annapurna and others. From Pokhara, we head to Naya Pul and start the trek. We cross a forest of valleys, than cross Khola Bhurundi before reaching the village of Tikhedhunga. Ulleri Hill, with more than thousands of steps and continually rising rocks, will be a test of our resistance. We arrived in Ulleri in the evening. Overnight in Ulleri.

Day 4 : Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek


After breakfast, we climb the village of Ghorepani by a stone staircase. As we ascend, we admire the spectacular scenery, while Annapurna South occupies an important place, which comes and goes from our point of view. We shall pass through waterfalls, small towns and several tea houses before arriving at Ghorepani. We will stop at the highest part of the village of Ghorepani with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna South and Nilgiri Mountains. The Ghorepani village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and handicrafts. The village also has a good Wi-Fi connection. Night in Ghorepani.

Day 5 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 - 7 hours

We wake up early in the morning to get to 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 the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and watch 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 having a cup of coffee or local chai(tea), we return to Ghorepani. After our lunch here and then we walk to east and climb a ridge. Our path descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before reaching Tadapani. Night in Tadapani.

Day 6 : Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek


The trail begins with a descent into a large forest of rhododendrons. The forest path ends and our path opens onto magnificent terraced fields. We walk about 5 km upstream, pass through the waterfalls and arrive at a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the hilly area and mountainous regions of Nepal. A few additional kilometers of uphill and downhill hiking, we will arrive at our destination, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village just below the giant Annapurna massif. We will spend the night in Chhomrong.

Day 7 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours


We leave Chhomrong and walk on a series of stone steps before arriving at Chhomrong Khola. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and begin to climb towards Sinuwa. Our path crosses a beautiful forest to Kuldihar. From there, we embark on an easy descent to bamboo. Bamboo Night.

Day 8 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours


Here before we reach Deurali we are going through a bamboo forest which is wet and cold. Then we climb sometimes a steep road. Only after arriving at the small villages containing hotel and lodges, the forest opens up and we are again exposed to the sun with an impressive view of the glacier river. It is a steep climb through a much drier forest before reaching the Hinku cave. From there, our path descends to a river before climbing Deurali. From here we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. We notice that the vegetation has become rare, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below and the cliffs adorned with waterfalls. Night in Deurali.

Day 9 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours


We follow the path of the valley in a regular climb. The trail adheres us to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk along a fairly flat path before going to Machhapurchre base camp. From here we have an excellent view of the Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, the Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains. We turn left and begin to climb slowly towards the Annapurna base camp. During our ascent, we can admire the spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. Walking further, we reached the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and it's amazing. We are surrounded by beautiful peaks and the only way to get there is to cross the gorge in which we have just walked. Overnight at Annapurna base camp

Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours


From Annapurna Base Camp, our trail descends rapidly through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali and Doban and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. Today's descent is downhill so it should not be very difficult. Bamboo night.

Day 11 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours


We take our step back in order to return to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. From Chomrong, the descent is steep towards the Modi Khola valley. The stone steps leading to Chhomrong are as delicate as before. The path then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest at night. On the way, we can enjoy our walk through tropical forests and farms. After arriving at Jhinu Danda, we can spend the rest of the afternoon resting and relaxing. We will spend the night in Jhinu Danda.

Day 12 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive


We leave Jhinu Danda early in the morning and enjoy the beautiful mountainous landscape of western Nepal towards Naya Pul. We have lunch on the way. The walk to the Annapurna Sanctuary and back ends today. We board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13 : Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu


We fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. After landing at the airport, you will be dropped to the hotel. You can spend the day taking the rest you need or making some last minute purchases. Anyway, we celebrate the end of our trip with a farewell dinner organized by the Taleju Adventure, where we can share our hiking experiences before returning home the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Final departure

Our trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of the company will drop you off at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Includes/Excludes

Includes:

o   All arrival and departure transfer in private vehicle

o   3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and during trekking will be local tea house/ guests house

o   All meals (lunch and dinner) as described in itinerary

o   A private vehicle as per group size

o   An English-speaking guide throughout the tour

o   Trekking TIMS and permit.

o   2 guests = 01 Porter

o   Tea House Trekking package (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Excludes:

o   Any kind of medical and personal insurance

o   Any kind of personal nature items like bar and Laundry bills.

o   Evacuation in case of emergency

o   Domestic flights

o   Tips to the guide and driver

o   Entrance Fees

o   ANY ITEMS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE    

IUseful Information

  1. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is breathtaking and an excellent introduction to Himalayan trekking.
  2. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is categorized as moderate. It is one of the easier treks in the Annapurna region, but it still requires a basic level of fitness due to the 5-6 hours of trekking per day.
  3. Annapurna is the most dangerous 8000m peak to climb, with the fatality to successful climb ratio of 38%.
  4. The Annapurna massif is protected in the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area in Nepal.

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