is easy to see why the hidden mountain stronghold of
the Annapurna Sanctuary is one of the most popular trekking
destinations in Nepal. Surrounded by a ring of impressive
mountains, including Annapurna 1 (8091m./26538ft), this
high and glaciated wilderness is, quite simply, awe-inspiring.
From the terraced farmland above Pokhara, we trek on
good trails through scattered settlements and abundant
forest, climbing gradually into a world of ice and snow.
The combination of pretty villages and farmland, set
against the panorama of high peaks beyond, makes this
one of the most picturesque of treks. After exploring
the inner sanctuary, we walk out via an alternative
route, following high ridges to Ghorepani. Here, a pre-dawn
start for the walk up to Poon Hill is rewarded by inspirational
views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. Presenting a
magical mix of excellent trekking, friendly villagers
and outstanding mountain views, this is Nepal at its
of the trek:
||Lodge / Camping
Van / plane
- Mar - May-Oct to Nov.
||5 to 7
to Day Itinerary
in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage
sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath
Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that
Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old,
and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on
all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of
Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where
pilgrims from all over the world come.
is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath
Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims
site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the
biggest in the World. Every morning and evening,
many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate
enabling the visitors to observe local religious
of the holiest hindu shrines in the world,
The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of
Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River
with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually.
Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During
religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings,
and it is sometimes very crowded.
Durbar Square: This former royal palace
complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of
55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting
melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda
temples, is the center of Patan's religious and
This morning you will be driven to Pokhara (200km),
taking approximately 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight
We drive to Nayapul via the large village of Lumle
and then start our trek to Birethanti, a large and
prosperous town. Our path follows the main trail
to Sudami where we climb steadily up the side of
the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing
on to Tirkhe Dhunga. Overnight Tirkhe Dhunga.
Dhunga - Ghorepani
From Tirkhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream and
then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large
Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). We trek through
rhododendron and oak forests and across streams
before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti.
From Nangethanti we trek up to Ghorepani (2850m).
- Poon Hill - Tadapani
We rise very early and start our climb to Poon Hill
(3195m). A brilliant spectacle, this vantage point
provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the
high Himalayas. From Ghorepani the trail climbs
along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests
to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti,
then wind our way to Tadapani (2540m). Overnight
From Tadapani the trail drops down through rhododendron
and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrung for lunch.
Chhomrung is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent
settlement in the valley with tremendous view across
to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Overnight
The trail descends via a stone staircase and then
crosses the Chhomrung Khola. We climb high above
the Modi Khola on its west bank, passing through
forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The trail
now climbs to Kuldi, before descending a long, steep,
stone staircase to Dovan. Overnight Dovan.
- Annapurna Base Camp
From Dovan the trail climbs high above the river,
on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side
to the glacier. Walking up the bed of the glacier
we arrive at Base Camp (4237m). Overnight Annapurna
Base Camp - Bamboo
We climb very early to the viewpoint for a stunning
sunrise. After breakfast we retrace our steps to
Bamboo. Overnight Bamboo.
From Bamboo the trail descends a long, stone staircase
through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi.
The trail continues through more rhododendron forest
and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail leads
downhill to the Modi Khola, where we then climb
steeply to Chhomrung. Overnight Chhomrung.
From Chhomrung the trail heads back to Taglung,
then descends gently through forests to Kummu. We
carry on down the trail to Ghandrung where there
are fine views of Annapurna South. Overnight Ghandrung.
From Ghandrung we trek down hill through villages
and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar and on to Nayapul.
Here we arrange transport back to Pokhara. Overnight
in Pokhara Valley
enchanting Himaloayan Valley: if Kathmandu is the
cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is its center
Pokhara is resort city of remarkable beauty. The
serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit
of Machhapurhcre rising behind it create an ambiance
of peace and magic.
We take the bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where
you have the option of taking one of our First48
||Free day in Kathmandunu
Trek Price as per above
2 - 3
Price in US$
Package Price Includes
Airport / Hotel
/ Airport pick up & drop off by car
All the ground
Transportation by bus
- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
All the meal
during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
& National Park Fee
- Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary
guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), necessary
Trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
Package Price Excludes
- Personal bar bill, travel
insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
- Items of personal expenses
such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry,
- Nepal entry visa fee US$
30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available
at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates
abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International
Airport in Kathmandu.
- All the entrance fee of temple
in Kathmandu and Pokhara
the meal while you are in Kathmandu