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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 14 days

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Max. Elevation
4130.00m
Group size
1 + 18 max
Trip grade
Beginner
Transportation
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by ( Tourist coach Bus ) Pokhara to Nayapul - Phedi to Pokhara ( private car )
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
3***Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lodge twin sharing bed basis during the trekking
Meals
All meals (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast) with cup of hot drinks during the Trekking.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Highlights

    Spectacular Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges - including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint.

    • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
    • Rich flora and fauna.
    • Natural Hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
    • panoramic mountain views from poonhill 3210m.
    • Exploring Gurung culture & community .
    • Tourist Hub in Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the best trekking routes so far left untouched by the modern civilization. Comparing to other trekking areas of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking areas in Nepal is the only Trekking route so far not disturb by the road construction. Some years before, Annapurna Circuits trekking was one of the top 20 long trekking routes in the world that one shouldn’t miss. But unfortunately, however this is my personal opinion, is no more because of the rough road built up to Jomsom from Pokhara, and Benshisahar to Managing village respectively. Thus, Annapurna Base camp is an alternative choice to replace the gap.

In general Annapurna Base Comp Trekking required 14 days to complete starting from Pokhara and end at Pokhara. This two weeks trek commences from Nayapul, which is an hour’s scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Nayapul, a half an hour’s walk brings you to Birethanti, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, from here the route divides.

Annapurna Base Camp, the west trail towards Ghorepani, a trading village situated at an elevation of 2750 m., where there is a tremendous vantage point (Poon hill  3210 m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply stunning. From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the hamlet of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and further to Annapurna Base Camp. After Base Camp, you might return following different routes after following the same route up to Jhinu Danda (1780m), From here, you will have some choices of route you like to take ending trek at Nayapul or Phedi and drive to Pokhara.The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge walls of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome arena, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I tower almost upright above us.

The peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center.Annapurna Base Camp Trekking also equally knows as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking  or ABC Trekking, and it has involve some detouring/trekking as well.

Trip Itinerary

Early morning, after breakfast, board a bus and drive to Pokhara. It’s a drive of about 8 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riversides. You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants. Upon reaching in Pokhara, you will be received and driven to the hotel. Check into hotel.

Max. altitude

820m / 2,690 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Morning after breakfast, we drive to Nayapul and start our trek to Ulleri. For an average trekker, it is a 5 hours trek. The journey will take about 2 hours over the hill to Chandrakot from where we start walking. Cross the river at Birethanti and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola to start the long steep climb to Ulleri. There we find a lodge to spend a night (full board)

Max. altitude

1,960m / 6,430 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

We continue to walk, making sure that we’re always on the inside of the path, thereby allowing the donkeys to pass. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley. We then proceed to pass through Rhododendron forest and eventually reach Ghorepani. It is a beautiful place from where we can enjoy the most panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range (full board)

Max. altitude

2,750m / 9,022 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Early morning, we will climb for one hour to Poon hill. It is one of the most popular vantage points of this trek. It is situated at an elevation of 3210 meters from where we can see the tremendous views of giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. After admiring the views and taking a good pause, we come down to Ghorepani village and have breakfast and proceed to Tadapani.

From Ghorepani the trail climbs south following a path through deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoll which offers good mountain views, including sight of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Ghorepani) and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. The vantage point is quite similar to that of Poon Hill. Keep climbing along the ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a crest at 3030 m, then descent to two inns, a second pass, also called Deurail, at 2960m. The trail then descends steeply to a stream before the climbing resumes, going through a forest to Tadapani. Overnight stay at Lodge (full board)

Max. altitude

3,210m / 10,531 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Tadapani is a small village from there the trail divides for Chorong and Ghandrung. The south trail goes to Ghandrung, you have to take the eastern one for Chomrong. From here, the way goes down through dense forest to Gurajon village that lies just after the suspension bridge. Then onwards, no more ups & downs till Chomrong village.

Chomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. It’s a typical Gurung village but now is modernized and has almost lost its culture & traditions. Trek duration – 5 hours (full board)

Max. altitude

2,340m / 7,677 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Step down to Chomrong stream, cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. Sinuwa is a beautiful village on the top of this ascends from here the trek becomes flat. From Sinuwa, the trail runs through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar then step down to the Bambboo through the rocky cliff. You continue the walk and reach Dovan where you take shelter and celebrate the evening. Trekking duration 6 and half hours

Max. altitude

2,500m / 8,202 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

We have a silence jungle walk from Dovan to Himalaya because there is a temple in between the Jungle so it is believed that disturbance and big noise is not allowed at the jungle. You can also see many water falls during the journey from Dovan to himalaya. From Himalaya you have to walk steep up then you will reach Hinku- Lake. Deurali seems to be near the Dovan, it takes 40 minutes walk from Hinku- cave to Dovan. Deurali is at 3250m height.

Max. altitude

3,250m / 10,663 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

The trail from here takes right bank of the stream, through the rugged path, which sticks on the rocky cliff and is slippery some times. In winter, this part is most dangerous part of the trek for avalanches. It’s not possible to monitor the situation from down. From here, the way is easy and flat for a while. At the bottom of the cliff lots of moraines can be seen.

After a while, the path goes gently up until Machhapuchare base camp. There are few tourist lodges. From here keep on walking up through grassy land for two hours then you will reach to the Annapurna Base Camp. Trek duration 5 hours (full board)

Max. altitude

4,130m / 13,550 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From Annapurna Base Camp the route rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel and Doban and comes Bamboo

Max. altitude

4,130m / 13,550 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

The route passes through beautiful fields of rhododendron flowers, oaks and bamboo. We trek through Sinuwa, cross the Chhumrung Khola and continue on to Chhumrung Village. From here it is downhill to Jhinu Danda. Jhuiu Danda is small local commercial village where we stay tonight. For those with enough energy there is a 20 min walk to a nearby hot water spring to relax all those muscles.


Max. altitude

2,350m / 7,710 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

The trek starts with a downhill section of about 20 minutes to the Kimrungkhola river where we will cross a suspension bridge before reaching a small village. We continue to the Modi Khola river and up to the Langdruk village where we will stay for the night.


Max. altitude

1,620m / 5,315 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

On this day you will once again be stunned by spectacular views of Annapurna South. Once we reach Dhampus, the largest village on the trek, we will see cars again, even a local school- all signs that we are almost back to civilization.

Max. altitude

1,650m / 5,413 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

The last day of your trek is a quite steep downhill hike into Phedi, where you will catch a ride back into Pokhara where we will overnight.

Max. altitude

820m / 2,690 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

It takes about 7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure.

Max. altitude

1,350m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
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Includes

                            • Airport drop and Pick up in Kathmandu.
                            • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
                            • Drive to Nayapul by Private Car 
                            • Kathmandu -  Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
                            • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
                            • Experienced and licensed trekking guide.
                            • Porter service to carry your luggage (one porter for every two trekkers).
                            • Accommodation in teahouses or lodges twin sharing bed basis during the trek.
                            • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with cup of hot drinks during the trek.
                            • Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment, and allowances of guide and porter.
                            • Annapurna Conservation permit fee
                            • Basic first aid kit.
                            • Emergency evacuation arrangements (helicopter rescue, if needed).
                            • Government taxes and service charges.

                          Doesn't Include

                                                • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
                                                • Nepal entry visa fees.
                                                • Personal travel insurance (covering medical, evacuation, and trip cancellation).
                                                • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (beyond the itinerary).
                                                • Extra activities or sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.
                                                • Personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, internet access, etc.
                                                • Additional porters or services if needed.
                                                • Tips for guides, porters, and other staff (tipping is customary in Nepal).
                                                • Any expenses arising due to unforeseen circumstances, such as flight delays, natural disasters, political unrest, etc.

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                                              All in all we enjoyed our trek and their accompanies much and satisfied with your arrangement

                                              I would like to thank you and your tour officer Dipendra for all the arrangements in Kathmandu. We had a great time trekking in your beautiful country. Although at times we want to give up due to unexpected weather conditions and long hours trek, we still made it in the end thanks to Darupa, the warm hearted guide whose friendly demeanor made the trek more enjoyable. The porter Manji is also a great boy with polite and humble disposition. All in all we enjoyed our trek and their accompanies much and satisfied with your arrangement. Thank you once again and given chances we would come back to your country. Best Regards, Sandar and Myint

                                              Sandar and Myint
                                              Myanmar

                                              Wonderful trek to ABC with Nature Trail!

                                              Our trek to Poon hill and Annapurna Base Camp was such a wonderful experience. Our guide went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and provided us with background information about all the things we could see on our way. He was also very understanding when we told him we wanted to go up to ABC and come back down the same day because we both felt good and wanted to walk a bit more that day. We, unfortunately, couldn’t stay at ABC anyway because of the recent avalanche. This resulted in finishing the trek early. Nature Trail made sure to book the extra nights at the hotel back in Pokhara. So, thank you Nature Trail for giving us the experience of a lifetime while exploring the beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annika & Tommie Berlagestraat, Netherlands Annapurna Base Camp

                                              Annika & Tommie
                                              Netherlands

                                              Annapurna amazing altitude with an edge

                                              I arrived to Nepal to meet my friend Jude G (review below) with little idea about Nepal, Annapurna trekking and what it would be like. Firstly, Bishnu the office manager met with us on a Saturday afternoon, outside of his work hours to talk us through some options. He arranged us to visit a monastery as well as to the Annapurna trail to suit our needs (both timing and distances). Bishnu planned our trek for us with very little organisation required from us which was perfect. Our guide Phura was to me, so much more than a guide. As a Sherpa he takes his duty very consuentciously. Not only does he share knowledge and insights, he helped me with the descent down, and was a helpful singing buddy passing those hours trekking. We had a lot more fun on this trek than expected. The lodges in the villages were more comfortable than imagined. Our guide really was exceptional, even reaching out to help others who didn’t have guides and were underprepared for the journey. How lucky we were! I would just really question why any trekker wouldn’t get a guide to share in local traditions (like Rhaksi local wine) or Tibetan tea, which were only able to be arranged through his social and language skills. We were able to relax mentally to give our energy to the task of a trek as well as the lovely evening hours socialising with the Sherpas and other trekkers. I didn’t expect to be so well supported on a personal level and the guide support really meant so much that I couldn’t imagine trekking again without his company. Nepal is meant to be the most re-visited country on earth, and with all my interactions with this company and the relationships they build, I can easily see long lasting connections and future returns to Nepal! DANYARBAD!

                                              Jude G
                                              United States
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