Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

  • Trek Code: BATE NEP 04
  • Trek Name: Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 4000m/13123ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
  • Meal: All meal on trek & Bed & breakfast in cities
  • Transport: Flight or Private vehicle
  • Trek Days:  09
  • Total Days: 15



The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – more popularly known as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek – is considered to be one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. Among the many good things the trek has to offer is – the added opportunity to make it to the sacred Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fish Tail) Base Camp which falls upon the same route.
From trekking along rivers, and over rocky Himalayan terrain you will find yourself greeted by friendly villagers and awed by the immensity of the Himalayan Ranges. You can also view the first rays of the rising sun fall on the Annapurna ranges and Mt. Machhapuchchhre.

 

15 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in  Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing BB)
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing BB)
  • Full day guided sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Full day guided sightseeing and boating in Pokhara
  • All necessary transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All necessary entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in best available lodge en-route during trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter @ 2 clients (weight max. 15 kg per clients)
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • National park fee
  • Transportation to and from trek initiation and end point by necessary vehicle
  • Nepali staff daily wages
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist coach for clients & guide
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by local bus for Sherpa & Porters
  • Fully loaded medical kit box
  • Trekking kit bag to each group member                                                                                                                                                                             

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Bar bills (hard and soft drinks)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Services not mention herein

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Visit to Annapurna and Machhapuchhere base camp
  • Meet ethnic Gurung community
  • superb views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mt Fishtail and Annapurna I
  • Spectacular glacier and mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Enjoy delicious local food.
Itinerary
Days Date Itinerary Overnight
01   Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel .(1400m/4592ft) Hotel (BB)
02   Sightseeing tour of  Baudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur and Pashupatinath Stupa Hotel (BB)
03   Drive to Pokhara. Lunch at Pokhara (1400m/4592ft) Hotel (BB)
04   Trek Begins. Trek to Tirkhedunga.(1570m/5150ft) 5 hrs. Lunch at Hille Lodge
05   Trek to Ghorepani (2820m/9252ft) 5 hrs. Lunch at Banthati Lodge
06   Poon Hill visit in the early morning and then trek to Tadapani: (2590m/8497ft) 6 hrs, Lunch at Banthanti Lodge
07   Trek to Ghandrung: (1940m/6365ft) 6 hrs, Lunch at Ghandrung Lodge
08   Trek to Chomrong: (3210m/10531ft) 6 hrs, Lunch at Kimrong Khola Lodge
09   Trek to Landrung: (1640m/5381ft) 6 hrs, Lunch at New Bridge Lodge
10   Trek back to Pokhara: (820m/2690ft)  , Lunch at Pokhara Hotel (BB)
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Free day
Optional  activities:
Sightseeing, visit to Gorkha Museum, International Mountain museum, Paragliding, Ultra light flight, Zip line :

 

Hotel (BB)
12   Drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel Hotel (BB)

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Free day:
Optional activities:
Organic farm & lunch/cooking class/introductory Yoga/meditation/Momo Cooking class & lunch/visit world heritage site

Final Departure

Hotel (BB)

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: (1300m/4265ft)
Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel, just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N in Hotel in Kathmandu.(BB)


Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites:
After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Evening: welcome dinner hosted by Basanta Adventure.  O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu. (BB)


Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus (1650m/5412ft), 3hrs:
Today we move to Pokhara and then trek to the trekking start point. Trek to Dhampus for 3 hours. Dhampus is a popular vantage point in Annapurna region to close Himalaya’s views, local culture as well as sunrise and sunset. It is also the transit point to trek in Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon hill trek. O/N at Lodge in Dhampus. (AP)
Day 04: Trek to Langdruk (3210m/10531ft), 3hrs:
Today the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali. Descend through forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka. The trail then descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Langdruk. O/N in Langdruk (AP)


Day 05: Trek to Chomrong: (3210m/10531ft), Lunch at Timrung Khola:
A short day today before we start the climb into the Sanctuary. From Ghandruk we cross the bridge to the north with the view of the twin 'fishes tail' peaks of Machapuchare gradually unfolding as we go. Crossing the Khyumnu Khola, we ascend the wide hillside opposite, and then contour out to the ridge over the Modi Khola. Just round the corner we come to the comfortable lodges of Chomrong the last Gurung village on the route. It’s a longish morning, but worth getting there for lunch, giving us a relaxing afternoon in this splendid location with the peak of Annapurna south now directly in front of us. O/N in Lodge at Chomrong (AP)


Day 06: Trek to Bamboo (2340m/7677ft), 6hrs.
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. We continue to climb a little more gradually to reach our lunch spot at Kuldi Ghari (2377 m). In the afternoon we ascend through bamboo forest next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. O/N at Bamboo (AP)


Day 07: Trek to Deurali (2095m/6873ft)
In the morning, you will have a nice view if the weather is nice. After that, you will have breakfast. You will trek from Bamboo to Deurali. The trail is mostly uphill and jungles walk. It takes 6-7 hours walk. You will pass Dovan and Himalaya during the trek. Deurali is located 3200m. O/N at Deurali(AP)


Day 08: Trek to ABC: (4130m/13550ft), Lunch at ABC:
It’s only a few hours up gradual slopes to our final lodge stop at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), and the extent of the mountains surrounding us are continually revealed as we make our way up. Though this trek stays relatively low compared to others, it can still be fairly breathless stuff. This is a new altitude level that we are still adapting to, and there is absolutely no hurry. We walk deliberately slowly, controlling our eagerness to get there. It takes a long time to take it all in, stop and rest regularly. From just beyond the lodges the ridgeline of peaks is almost uninterrupted - from the snowy slopes up to Hiunchuli behind, to Annapurna South, then the appropriately named 'Fang' peak, to the massive south face of Annapurna itself, across Fluted and Tent peaks in the foreground, to Annapurna lll, Gandhara Chuli and finally the gorgeous north face pyramid of Machapuchare, guarding the narrow entrance. All before lunch! In the afternoon we can take the option to ascend the gentle northern slopes of Hiunchuli straight up from the base camp, where, from successive levels, the view keeps on get better. Soon the whole ridge line becomes visible, and we can see the full sweep of Glacier Dome as far as Annapurna, connecting the two Annapurna’s. In the foreground the majestic sweep of the peak terrain drops down to the glacier. Our lodge alongside seems dwarfed in this vast arena. It is possible to reach a fine height on these even slopes just by plodding on up. Sometimes there is snow on them and then the descent can be even easier - the old 'seated glissade', aka the 'bum slide'. Energy saving if you are not tempted to go up and do it again! O/N in Lodge at ABC. (AP)


Day 09: Trek to Bamboo: (2340m/7677ft), Lunch at Deorali:
As there is still time, the most hardy will be tempted by a pre-dawn excursion up the hillside to catch the magical moment of the sunrise at its best; be sure to take every item of warm clothing with you. The descent to Machapuchare Base Camp takes half the time of the way up, and we continue down to the comfortable and grandly titled lodge at Hotel Himalaya (2870m) for lunch. We should be very careful, however, as the descent can be slippery. Take it slowly. We carry on down as far as Bamboo, our lunch stop on the way up. O/N in Guest House at Bamboo. (AP)


Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda: (1780m/5840ft), Lunch at Chomrong:
The descent is nicely split over these two days and soon we're back at the splendid comforts of Chomrong for lunch. From here we depart from our previous route to take the most direct return to Pokhara. Just beyond Chomrong the path drops steeply down the ridgeline, arriving shortly at the Brahmin (high caste Hindu) village of Chinu. There is not far to go this afternoon so we could choose to detour to a wonderful hot spring just north of the village, where a good soak can ease away any trail weariness. Back on the trail we continue along and down to the river at Himalaya, popularly known as New Bridge (1540m), our night stop. This will be your last night with your trekking crew except trekking Guide. Trekking crew will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong. O/N in Lodge at Jhinu Danda. (AP)

Day 11: Trek to Birethanti then drive to Pokhara: (820m/2690ft), Lunch at Syauli Bazaar:
Alongside the river the trail is good and we usually cover the distance to Birethanti in a long morning's walk. After some lunch we cross the river to the road and take the short drive back to lakeside Pokhara; comfort, hot showers and cold drinks at your Hotel. O/N in Hotel at Pokhara. (AP)


Day 12: Sightseeing at Pokhara:
Pokhara is the most popular destination for visitors to Nepal. The natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains has made in the natural choice for trekkers and adventures. Optional: (If you are adventure lover, Pokhara offers some of the most amazing adventure sport such as Paragliding, Ultra light flight, Zip line.
O/N in Hotel in Pokhara. (BB)


Day 13: Fly or drive Pokhara – Kathmandu:
We take the short but thrilling internal flight past Manaslu and Ganesh Himal to Kathmandu. We are met and brought back to a warm welcome and the comforts of the Hotel. Time in the afternoon for more sights, shopping or shenanigans in the relaxed bars of Thamel. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)


Day 14: Day at leisure:
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure.
Optional activities:
Organic farm & lunch/cooking class/introductory Yoga O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu. (BB)


Day 15: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:
Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight.