Annapurna sanctuary trek is the famous moderate trek in the world. The trek passes via cascading waterfalls, stunning villages. Terraced farmlands and lush rhododendron forests. Renowned for its notable mountain vistas. Before conducting the bottom of the robust Annapurna. This trek gives sufficient time to witness the staggeringly lovely peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center.
It isn’t the tallest, however, rises in the coronary heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III are the central mountains. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc. are some of the mountains in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna base camp trek moreover ensures you amusing, pleasure, and extraordinary insight. About the herbal and cultural heritage of the small Himalayan country, Nepal. It’s far one of the most lovable treks passing via the diverse ethnic group’s lifestyle and the kind of plants wooded area and wildlife.
To meet Annapurna Sanctuary trek we need to follow the trail of terraced lands. Dense lovable wooded forests of rhododendron. Gurung communities conventional and cultural villages. The trek starts from Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes from Pokhara. Pokhara identified as the stunning metropolis of complete Nepal is the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. You may enjoy saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul.
The first part, Ghandruk Valley, is the pinnacle of the ridge, greater than 500m above. Usually, our path might be the highlands of Annapurna region. Because of the excessive altitude, some of us may also feel the trouble. In our body but the hassle won’t rise uphill in a few unspecified time in the future of the trek. Furthermore, our expert guides will be there who will help you out with all the difficulties that occur while Trekking.
First of all, we will drive to Nayapul and heading to beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk. The trail, in the end, stumbles throughout moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna Sanctuary. From where you may see superb 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong. And then to the Jhinu Danda where we will enjoy the natural hot spring and the small bath pools.
The path leads to rhododendron forest and passes thru captivating villages — Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar. The month of September, October, November are the best time. However, March, April, May, and February is the second favorable time for trekking in this place.
We at Above the Himalaya is always on your front foot to arrange this trekking. Through making your trek to Annapurna base camp. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday. We are always available here to arrange this holiday for you. The great trek finishes at Phedi from wherein we take a quick drive to Pokhara.
Duration: 13 days
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,550 ft)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can make, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 13 days, five night’s hotels, 7 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek ).
Departure Dates: 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 1 to 12 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 15kg 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, Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport,transfer to hotel.
We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel. Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 03: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive to Pokhara.
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flying, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks, and the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. You will transfer to the hotel. After freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself, you can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat. Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 04: - Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,365ft), drive 1 hr 45 minute trek about 4 hrs , walking distance 10.3km
A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts 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. We walk along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 05: - Ghandruk trekking to Chhomrong (2170m/7119ft) 5 hrs walking .
Today hiking through a low level for an hour passing through terraces, streams and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces went passing through our path to the Chhomrong village. Above the town is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Mt. Fishtail facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing excellent facilities. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 06: - Chhomrong trekking to Dovan (2540m/8333ft): walking distance 4-5 hours, 740 meters ascent and 510 meters descent - 8km
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 07: - Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12139ft): walking distance 5-6 hours, 1260 meters ascent - 8.5 km
A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There’s technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are breathtaking; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since mountains totally surround it. A vast amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 08: - Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 430 meters ascent - 3 km
The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with broad terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush, fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness impressive picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while; a whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 09: - Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) : 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. Even if you do exploring in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 10: - Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5774 ft) : walking distance - 8.5 km
Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. 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 Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.
Day 11: - Jhinu Hot Spring trekking to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hour 30 minute drive. - 13.5 km
Today is our last walking day in the mountain, 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, trek further downhill to Syauli-Bazaar. From here following Modi River downstream to Birethanti and our trek end at Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara transfer to hotel.
Day 12: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive by tourist bus or private car.
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking, etc.).
You can have greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenir.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13: - Final Departure,We will take yo to Airprot for your flying back home.
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for the rest of your life having very high experiences and adventures.
Meals included: Breakfast.
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Hotel in city, lodge in trek
Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,550 ft)