Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Starts from   $1150 USD

  1. 14 Day(s)
  2. Moderate
  3. 2-16

Trip Destination:Nepal

Max Altitude:3100m

Arrival on:Kathmandu,Nepal

Departure from:kathmandu,Nepal

Accomodation:hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and tea house at trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during Trek

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About Trip

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is no doubt one of the outstanding trekking. It lies on the hill of Annapurna south. The route is specially designed for those trekkers who love to enjoy the flora and fauna and panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Annapurna sanctuary trekking takes you both Annapurna base camp and Jomsom at once, offering the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlements of Gurungs and their slate-roofed houses, incredible rhododendron forests ablaze with ivory, rose, apricot and crimson bouquets and deep sub-tropical valleys. Below the Annapurna and Dhualagiri Himalaya range, there is the Ghorepani poon hill (3210m) one of the best panoramic view center of Annapurna trekking, Muktinath (3802m) and Annapurna sanctuary (4230m) the main destinations of the Annapurna sanctuary trekking. There is a comfortable way along with it.

It is also considered as an ideal trekking, as there involves no risk at all than other areas. During the trekking, one can encounter with gorgeous lowlands to the wonderful high mountains and breathtaking scenes of the Annapurna range. Annapurna sanctuary trekking begins in the terraced foothills close to Pokhara. The Dhampus Ridge is the starting point and it passes through the Gurung villages of Landrung and Chomrong where we spend a night and then we pass through rhododendron and bamboo forests of Hinko Cave. Slowly after see an excellent views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, we climb high above the Modi Khola River, through the gates of the Sanctuary. On the other side, we can see the views of mountains Machupuchare Base Camp, (3480m), and Annapurna Base Camp, (3900m).

After that we descent down to Tatopani (natural hot spring) at Ghorepani, where we spend one night and early morning we ascent up of to the Poon Hill, to see the spectacular sunrise over the Himalaya including the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail (6998m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) , Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m) among others. Subsequently we ascend up via Ghasa- Tukuche Marpha village (one of the best apple garden in Nepal) and reach to Muktinath, where you will see and enjoy with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage trekking tour. After excursion around Muktinath temple, we return to Jomsom then we fly back to Pokhara.

Annapurna sanctuary trekking is considered to be the best ways to explore Annapurna Himalayas from both side as well as perfect destination in Annapurna trekking region. Annapurna sanctuary trek fits for both adventure travelers and nature explores with amazing life time experience with Budget Adventure Treks Expeditions

Trip Highlights

Highest Point you will reach is 4130 M from sea level (hight of Annapurna Base Camp).

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in kathmandu

Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03:Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha (1525m)

Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)

Day 05:Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)

Day 06:Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)

Day 07:Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)

Day 08:Doban to Deurali (3170)

Day 09:Deurali to Annapurna Base camp

Day 10:Annapurna Base Camp descend to Bamboo

Day 11:Bamboo to Ghandrung (1940m)

Day 12:Trek to Kimch, Kimche; then drive to Pokhara (910m)

Day 13:Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 14:Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in kathmandu & Pokhara at budget hotels with breakfast
  • All inclusive trek such as Ground transportation
  • Necessary permits entrance fees professional guide
  • Porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Accommodation at lodges en route, all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, etc.
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • Bus Park to Hotel

Cost Doesn't Include

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in kathmandu Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara Fly or drive to Pokhara, from where you will depart on your trek. Overnight in Pokhara. NOTE: Based on the required travel time between Kathmandu and Pokhara we may depart for the trek a day earlier than shown on the itinerary.

Day 03Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha (1525m) Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come to the hotel around 06:30 hrs to pick you up for a short drive to the airport from where we fly to Pokhara. Drive for an hour to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga (4:30 hrs).

Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (2750m) Today we spend a pleasant day’s walking, trekking through rhododendron and oak forests and across the Bhurungdi Khola stream before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti (2460m). After lunch in Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2750m) (5:30 hrs).

Day 05Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m) After an early start at around 04:00 hrs we will ascend to Poon Hill (3210m), this is steep climb, but not to hard and it will take us about 1 hour and leads us to a brilliant viewpoint, providing an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way down to Tadapani (2540m) (6 hrs).

Day 06Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m) Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley (5 hrs).

Day 07Chhomrong to Doban (2540m) From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola, then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. We then proceed to Kuldi Ghar (2470m) about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. We can expect snow from here on in the winter months (Dec-Febr.) We continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2540m) (6 hrs).

Day 08Doban to Deurali (3170) After climbing 300 meters up we will first pas the Himalayan Hotel at 2840 meters. We then continue on to Hinko Cave (3100m) and then onto Deurali. During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhare mountain (6997m) and you will understand why the translation of its name means fishtail mountain. In Deurali we will stay overnight (5:30 hrs).

Day 09Deurali to Annapurna Base camp Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn't really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (5:30 hrs).

Day 10Annapurna Base Camp descend to Bamboo Today we follow our way back to Bamboo, it’s more easy as we descend the most part of our route (6 hrs).

Day 11Bamboo to Ghandrung (1940m) From Bamboo we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimrong. Then we reach the top of the Deurali, from where it is an easy way to reach Ghandrunk. Ghandrunk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandrunk is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers known for its beautiful mountain views. (It is an easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.) Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the one of the Gurung Museum and explore the village (4:30 hrs).

Day 12Trek to Kimch, Kimche; then drive to Pokhara (910m) From Ghandrung it's easy walking, all down hill, to Kimche where our trekking ends (1 hrs). Our private transport to drive us to Pokhara about an two and half hours drive by taxi. Overnight at the hotel

Day 13Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Drive back to Kathmandu by the early morning 7:00 by Tourist Bus. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14Kathmandu Departure from Kathmandu

Useful Info

Available departure dates will have more or less 12 people in a Group. Everyday we have departure date for private and it will be 10% more then group.

Important Note

Drinking lots of drinking water and liquid food is good way to get away from altitude sickiness. We recommends do not eat meat while you are trekking. You most be ready to take a bucket shower shince there is no rain shower or attached bathroom in mountain. Having at least one book is more easy to spend time at lodges because in some places there is no wifi connection.

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