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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

It 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 best.

Fact Box
Duration of the trek: 13 Days Total days 16 Days
Maximum elevation 4300 meter Trek grade Moderate /Strenuous
Destination Annapurna Santuary Accommodations Lodge / Camping
Transportation Car / Van / plane
Best Season Best season - Mar - May-Oct to Nov.
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02 Full 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.
It 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 practices.
One 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.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This former royal palace complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of 55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Patan Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda temples, is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Pokhara
This morning you will be driven to Pokhara (200km), taking approximately 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight Pokhara.
Day 04 Pokhara- Tirkhe Dhunga
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.
Day 05 Tirkhe 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). Overnight Ghorepani.
Day 06 Ghorepani - 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 Tadapani.
Day 07 Tadapani - Chhomrung
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 Chhomrung.
Day 08 Chhomrung - Dovan
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.
Day 09 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.
Day 10 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.
Day 11 Bamboo- Chhomrung
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.
Day 12 Chhomrung- Ghandrung
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.
Day 13 Ghandrung- Pokhara
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 Pokhara.
Day 14 Sishtseeing in Pokhara Valley
An enchanting Himaloayan Valley: if Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is its center of adventure.
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.
Day 15 Pokhara - Kathmandu
We take the bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where you have the option of taking one of our First48 accommodation packages.
Day 16 Free day in Kathmandunu
Day 17 Tour ends

Trek Price as per above program

Group Size
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 Tourist Standard
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park Fee
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
  • An experience 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, tips etc.
  • 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
  • All the meal while you are in Kathmandu

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The most prominent ethnic groups in the annapurna region are the Gurung, Braman, chetri, Thakali and the Manangba.

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