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Trip Overview of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna sanctuary trek is the famous moderate trek in the world. As a result, 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 the Annapurna region from the imperative center.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is an amazing and most popular trekking adventure in Nepal. It is the glorious journey of stunning mountains, farm terraces and beautiful villages with various ethnic group settlements. It is situated in the gorgeous Annapurna sanctuary on the elevation of 4130 meters in the city Pokhara. And it is the base of the 10th highest peak of the world Mt. Annapurna (8091m.).

Enjoy the best view in Annapurna base camp

It isn’t the tallest, however, rises in the coronary heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna as well as  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 the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Thereafter 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. However, you may enjoy saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul.

Trek through Ghandruk valley

The first part, Ghandruk Valley, is the pinnacle of the ridge, greater than 500m above. Usually, our path might be the highlands of the 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 trek. 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, As a result, we can enjoy the natural hot spring and the small bath pools.

The path leads to rhododendron forest and passes through captivating villages — Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar. The month of September, October, as well as  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 Annapurna sanctuary trek. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday. Therefore 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.


Highlights of Annapurna sanctuary trek

  • Walking through cultivated and pasture fields above Pokhara.
  • The ever-changing landscape of rice fields.
  •  It offers excellent views of Annapurna South and Mount Fishtail.
  •  Explore typical Gurung villages at Ghandruk, Landruk as well as Chhomrung,
  • Rhododendron and Bamboo forests.
  • Great mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Take a bath at a natural hot spring at Jhinudanda.

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 08  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: 08 days, 7 nights Lodges, 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 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 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

Activity: Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

A car drive for about one and a half hours 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 the stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountain scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour’s walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.

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.

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Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible by still providing an excelling service to our customers. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have a same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our prices are net, and there is no hidden cost; everything is clear on cost includes and excludes; this is the main reason all our customers are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip, please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Any services in Kathmandu  & Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/hot water, desserts.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any expense for early returning members due to sickness, injury, or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strikes, etc.
  • Tips & Gratitude  for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
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    Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,550 ft)

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