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Trip Type:
Tea house / Camping

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
4,170 m

Transportation:
Land

Group Size:
1+

Best Season:
Spring and Autumn
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Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a moderate trek which is suitable for all kinds of trekkers, and it can be done all seasons.

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek usually takes 14 days to complete. For those trekkers who have limited time, but wish to reach to Annapurna Sanctuary, the 11 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek will be a good choice.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about 7 and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360 m.) via Chhomrong takes approximately 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3220m)) takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours.

Day 10: Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours.

Day 11: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

After early morning breakfast, our guidhmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: After early morning breakfast, drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. 

Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours. 

To begin your trek, you ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then gently pass through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, both Magar villages. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about 7 and half hours.

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise/sunset and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.). After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2650 m.). From Tadapani to Ghandruk, it is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360 m.) via Chhomrong takes approximately 6 hours.

Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360 m.) via Chhomrong takes approximately 6 hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3220m)) takes about six hours.

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3220m)) takes about six hours. Leaving Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpost, the trail up to Khumdighar gentle. Afterwards you slowly descend to bamboo and then ascend to Deurali. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) takes about five hours.

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees up to Macchapuchre Base Camp. It is further 2 hours walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is a vantage point to see the Himalayas at a 360 degree turn. Some of the impressive ones include Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) etc. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about five hours. The trail completely descends through bamboo forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for hot spring where you can relax. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours.

Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours. You will pass through local villages, farms and terraced fields. Views of Annapurna II and Macchapuchre and sunrise should not be missed along the trail. Pothana is beautifully located surrounded by green forests.

Day 11: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara.

Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. The trek from Pothana to Phedi takes about 3 hours followed by an hour long drive to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. 

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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