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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

 Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the trekking in which you will experience sacred valley ringed by enormous peaks, as a hidden glacial hollow that shimmers like a jewel in the mountains. This is a trek to a land of enchantment. The trails a ridge hides the mountains as makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues.

The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfall over a jumble of boulders. Walking up the bed of the glacier is safe and quite easy and the British Expedition Base Camp is reached after another 1 and ½ an hr. Base Camp is at 4, 237 m. The trip is best done from the lower camp.

Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 18 Day(s)
  • Max Altitude: 4,237
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Best Season: April - May / Aug - Nov
  • Region: Trekking in Annapurna Region
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you.  O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)

DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we'll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

DAY 03: KATHMANDU / POKHARA
This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 7hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch spot one the way to Pokhara.  You will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 O’clock.  Pokhara lakeside villages sit, "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. In the evening you will prepare yourself for your ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Trekking. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)

DAY 04: POKHARA/ TIKHEDHUNGA (1491m.)
After breakfast approx: 7:30 AM drive to Nayapul  (42km) 1.5 hr by Car via large village of Lumle and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near by Tirekhedhunga. Along the way, various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to Tikhe Dhunga. O/N in Tirkhedhunga at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 05: TIKHEDHUNGA / GHOREPANI (2855m)
Breakfast served in morning 7:00 AM. From Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the campsite at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There are magnificent more pleasantly through rhododendron and oak forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr. above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling clear two streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti.  Your lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hour trek, climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. O/N in Ghorepani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 06: GHOREPANI / POON HILL / GHOREPANI
Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, you’ll return to our camp and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means "horse water" and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom.  O/N in Ghorepani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 07: GHOREPANI / TADAPANI (2540m)
From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoil that offers good mountain views, is including views of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Grohrepani pass), and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. It is similar views from Poon Hill. Climbing along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to a top 3030 meters then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali, at 2960 meters. The trails a ridge hides the mountains as makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfall over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle way to reaches Banthanti and stop for Lunch approx.: 1 hour. From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point  "Tadapani (2540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means,  "Far water". The village water supply is a long distance, it takes porters more than half an hour to fetch a load of water. O/N in Tadapani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
 
DAY 08: TADAPANI / CHHOMRUNG
Breakfast served 7:30 AM. From Tadapani, the trails Dropping down rhododendron, oak forests, one the way offers good views of White Mountains trails to Chhomrung. It takes approx. 4 and ½ an hours trek. Our lunch and dinner spot in Chhomrung. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village has evolved into two sprate parts. This is highest permanent settlement in the valley. There is a tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village, and there are good views of Machhapuchhare (Machha “fish” and puchhare “tail”) across the valley. O/N in Chhomrung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
 
DAY 09: CHHOMRUNG / DOVAN
Breakfast served in the morning. Start your journey to Dovan apporximately 8:00 AM. From Chhomrung the trail descends on a stone staircase and cross the Chhomrung khola. Climbing high above the Modi Khola on its west banks, the trails pass through forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach at Sinuwa, 2250 meters. The trails continues rhododendrons forest, climb Kuldi. From Kuldi, the trails descend a long steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests, then short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo and time for Lunch. From Bamboo the trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, occasionally dropping slightly to cross the tributary streams, its take approximately 1 and ½ an hours trek to Dovan. O/N in Dovan at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 10: DOVAN / ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
From Dovan the trail is muddy and high above the river, but is no problem, for those who suffer vertigo, because thick stands of bamboo block the view of the rushing river and waterfall, then crosses a landslide and another avalanche track, to the Himalaya Hotel at 2680 meters. Lunch spot in Himalaya Hotel. From Himalaya Hotel is about 1 hour walk first on a path referred to above for about 1 and ½ an hour and then climb on to the lateral moraine and down the other side on to the glacier. Walking up the bed of the glacier is safe and quite easy and the British Expedition Base Camp is reached after another 1 and ½ an hr. Base Camp is at 4, 237 m. The trip is best done from the lower camp, carrying only lunch, and the best views are probably obtained from to the north. O/N in Annapurna Base Camp at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 11: ANNAPURNA BASE CANP / BAMBOO
Being of the early morning wake up and climb to view point spot where you can see sunrise over the mountains. You’ll also visit near by ABC.  The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine. After the sunrise trip, return to our camp and time for breakfast. After breakfast you’ll return same way to Bamboo. O/N in Bamboo at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 12: BAMBOO / CHHOMRUNG
From Bamboo, the trail short distance is muddy, and then descends a long steep stone staircase in to uphill through the Bamboo, the bamboo and rhododendrons forest to Kuldi, 2300 meters. The trail continues in rhododendrons forests down to Sinuwa, 2250 meters. Your lunch spot in Sinuwa. After lunch trek to Chhomrung. From Sinuwa the trail is down hill till Modi Khola. After passes the river, the trail climb steep way approx. ½ an hour Chhomrung. O/N in Chhomrung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 13: CHHOMRUNG / LANDRUNG
From Chhomrung the trail follow the down hill to Hot Spring through the village, terraced fields. The trails is very easy after Hot Spring till Nayapul where we've lunch. After luch cross the New Bridge and climbs to Landrung . O/N in Landrung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 14: LANDRUNG / DHAMPUS
From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual ovalshaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails. The trail emerges into the main Modi Khola Valley. The trails climb through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge at 1690 metres, the trails climb Bichok (also known as Bheri Kharka). The trails climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 metres where there are views of mountains can be see from Deurali and break 1 hour for lunch. From Deurali all way is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 metres. It takes approx. 2 and ½ an hour. The trails down through Pothana pass a police cheek post. At Dhampus, you are rewards with great views of the mountains that continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge. O/N in Dhampus at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 15: DHAMPUS / POKHARA
From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 meters, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park, the trail down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at 1080mtres. It takes approx: 2 hours treks catch our vehicles and drive to Pokhara. Our lunch spot in Pokhara Hotel. After Lunch you are free as your own in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)

DAY 16: POKHARA CITY TOUR
After breakfast we've sightseeing around Pokhara valley. You're free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. After lunch you're free to shop for souvenirs or rest. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)

DAY 17: POKHARA / KATHMANDU
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu by bus. Along the way you can enjoy with good scenery views. You will be arriving in Kathmandu at late afternoon. You are free for shopping and pick up some last minute souvenirs. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)

DAY 18: DEPARTURE
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final destination(B)

Service Includes

01.Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
02.All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
03.All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
04.Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
05.All trekking permit and national park fees.


Service Excludes

01.Travel insurance.
02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
03.Personal nature expenses.
04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
08.Emergency flight by helicopter

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