Annapurna sanctuary trek s one of the most popular moderate treks on earth. The trail passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages. Terraced farmlands lush rhododendron forests, and fantastic mountain vistas. Before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna. Trek offers enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in the Annapurna region from the central core, but it is not the tallest, because they rise in the heart of Himalayas. The whole Annapurna Himalaya ranges, Mount, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu Himalaya ranges, in the left side Dhaulagiri ranges and in far Lamjung Himal, etc. are some of the mountains in this region.
Annapurna sanctuary trek is the best moderate great trek in Nepal. As a result, The trek is renowned for its notable mountain vistas. Before conducting the bottom of the robust Annapurna.
Annapurna sanctuary trek is the glorious journey of stunning mountains, farm terraces, and beautiful villages with various ethnic group settlements. We will visit the base camp on the elevation of 4160 meters in the city Pokhara. And it is the base of the 10th highest peak of the world Mt. Annapurna (8091m.). the Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is 10 days including Poon hill the best viewpoint of the region.
The Annapurna sanctuary trek is also guaranteed you fun, pleasure, and great insight about the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. The trekking route will pass by a diverse ethnic group’s culture and a verity of vegetation forest and wildlife. To reach the Annapurna region, we need to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense, beautiful forest of rhododendron, Gurung community traditional and cultural villages.
The trek starts from Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes drives from Pokhara. Pokhara is the Gateway of Nepal Annapurna sanctuary rekking, you feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. Firstly we will reach to Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, and Deurali.
We will be in many viewpoints. Among them, Poon hill will be the most beautiful viewpoint from where we can see the combination of more than ten mountains serially. Since our trial goes clockwise, we will not return the same way. After the best sunrise and magnificent view, we will make our descent to Pokhara. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.
The journey to Annapurna trek via poon hill is from Pokhara includes various cultural villages like Dhandruk, Jhinu, Deuralietc on the way, and also the very beautiful location Poon Hill. Poon Hill is famous for giving the best view of the Himalayan Ranges. It is the place where we can see the best view of sunrise and sunset. The beautiful villages on the way reflect the ethnic culture of Gurung and Magars. One can enjoy cultural food, festivals, and also get introduced to the lifestyle of these local residents.
It is a beautiful experience to get familiar with the new cultures, traditional tools, products, and ethnic settlements. It also gives an opportunity to the visitor to be aware of the local lifestyle of these ethnic groups. And then the journey includes another major attraction; Machhapuchhrebase camp, providing you the opportunity to visit two camps at once. Machhapuchhre mountain is famous for the unique shape of its peak which is shaped like the tail of the fish. And after this beautiful journey, you will reach the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp.
This camp provides a clear up to down view to Mt. Annapurna and a base camp surrounded by immense and naturally wonderful mountains. It also provides a beautiful view of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri mountains. You can enjoy the breathtaking natural scenarios and at the same time, you can also enjoy photography. The amazing surroundings of Annapurna sanctuary provide a great view of nature photography as well.
The sunrise and sunset in this place make it a small paradise of its own. Also being surrounded by flowering and non-flowering plants and wildlife around the camp make this place magnificent. The place also has hot springs. Tourists to relax and enjoy during or while returning from the trip. And the rivers like Modi-Khola, the dense forest with variations, and the exotic flora and fauna. Around it make this place the most beautiful expenditures on the land of Himalayas.
Annapurna trek via poon hill, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges. And above the massive Annapurna glacier. We will follow the same route down to Chomrong and furthermore, to the Jhinu Danda where is the natural hot spring and you can enjoy in the small bath pools. From here The trail leads to rhododendron forest and passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar.
Generally, the Annapurna sanctuary trek is considered at moderate trekking. Because our trek will be at high altitude but not in the steep path, the month of September, October, November, December, March, April, May, and February will be the most favorable time to do the trek in this region. Nepal Base Camp Treks is always on your front foot to help by making your trek in Annapurna sanctuary throughout the year. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday with the provision of the best trekking guide for you. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to Pokhara.
Duration: 10 Days
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4160 m)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter; We can go for the trek can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.
Trip Snippets: 10 days, 9 nights Lodges, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 2 to 16 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on the trek you can store in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van
Day 01 - Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 4 hours, 540 meters ascent - 9.6 km
Enjoying the breakfast every morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about one and a half hours through a large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a full stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). We are following the small bamboo forest and waterfalls. The first small village we will arrive in is Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch, We need to start climbing to the uphills up to the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive at Tikhedunga. We spend overnight at the guest house.
Day 02 - Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m) : walking distance 5-6 hours 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 km
The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large deck at 1520m. Today we are climbing the most beautiful stone staircase which are nearly 3300 steps. This beautiful store staircase trails will continues till the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). After a short break at Ulleri we will climb through pastures and cultivated fields. We will mostly follow the small stream with fresh oak and Rhododendron forest. We will pass the two small streams in thick rhododendron forest to Nangathanti (2460m). We can take lunch here or if you already have lunch at Banthanti, you stop here just for tea and for some rest. If you are traveling in winter you can see the snow from here. We have another 1-hour climbing left to reach at Ghorepani (2750m).
Day 03 - Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m) : walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hours, 550 meters descent 710 meters ascent
Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. We enjoy the magnificent view today which are from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South. Also we see the Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m), and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m). We can watch the beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas and make the best picture here.
Down to Ghorepani for a breakfast, and continue trekking to Tadapani. In the first part, we are climbing up again till Deurali. you can see another great panoramic view over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We need to descent from here in the forest of Rhododendrons and pine. You can also enjoy the abundant birdlife to Tadapani. Enjoy the best sunset view after your sunrise today morning. Overnight at a local tea house.
Day 04 - Tadapani Trekking to Chhomrong (2040m) : walking distance 3-5 hours,780 meters descent and 240 meters ascent - 9.8 km
Today we will trek to Chhomrong, the trekking trail follows with almighty rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. We will follow the Jungle part and arrive more open valley. after the kimrong Khola we need to flat up to Chhomong village. The views of the peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtails are very close up from here. You can have good lodges here providing excellent facilities. This is the entrance point for our Sanctuary trek and, It is inhabited by Gurung people, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.
Day 05 - Chhomrong trekking to Dovan (2540m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 740 meters ascent and 510 meters descent - 8km
Today we will descend ina nice stone staircase trail to the Chhomrong khola you can see the small farmland of millet. After we cross the small Suspension bridge. We need to climb the other parts of the valley. We will mostly be passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. We have another portion of the day’s trek follows of climbing up hills tillKuldi (2470m). Start our descending to a long steep, slippery stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.
Day 06 - Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m): walking distance 5-6 hours, 1260 meters ascent - 8.5 km
Today our trek enters the small narrow Modi Khola valley brings all the way to the base of M.B.C. This mountain is prohibited for climbing purposes. Enjoy the best panorama of the Mountains including The Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since the mountains are surrounding it. You also get the view of the snow-capped peaks nearby you. They are Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare.
Day 07 - Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 430 meters ascent - 3 km
Today after breakfast we will climb to the Annapurna base camp. We will do some part of the flat and start climbing up hills. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, you will have impressive picturesque landscapes, a majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Finally, the last point of the trek makes your heart a bit fast Range. Enjoy the chilly morning with the best photograph, have breakfast in the base of the mountain. We will give you a whole day to chill out around to explore Annapurna base camp.
Day 08 - Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2340m) : walking distance - 12.7 km
Heading back down the valley is much more comfortable. We will have some fantastic glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. You can see the best sunrise over Mount Annapurna from here. Enjoy your breakfast at the base of the Mountain. Now is the time to return from our last stop. today we are reaching Bamboo passing through the Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. We are ascending all the way with the small bamboo forest and when we are more down with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. We will spend our beautiful night in the local guest house.
Day 09 - Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m) : walking distance - 8.5 km
After breakfast is ready for another exciting trek today. Now we are going to steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar. From here we walk quite a flat route until you reach to Sinuwa. We will walk down to the Chhomrong Khola and pass the small suspension bridge. Start climbing the same stone staircase until we arrive at Chhomrong. Today we walk through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountain scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. Have a rest at Chhomrung with a cup of tea and enjoy the downhill view. We have another easy step down to Jhinu Danda about in 1 hour. this place has a small natural pool of hot spring, you can go to enjoy them.
Day 10 - Jhinu Hot Spring trekking to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hour 30 minute drive. - 13.5 km
Today we are coming to the end of our Annapurna sanctuary trekking. We are going to Nayapul to catch the vehicle for Pokhara. on our way to Nayapul, the trip leads on the downhill with stone steps through farm terraces passing another Nayapul (New Bridge) small settlement by the River Modi, walk leads further downhill to Syauli-Bazaar. We will walk on the Modi River valley mostly flat trail till Birethanti and our trek end at Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara transfer to the hotel.
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local lodge tea house