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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the most popular destination. This trail offers views of world tallest peak, mountains and undisturbed culture and religions. This most popular trekking destination of Nepal lies north of Pokhara. This trek offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the tallest mountain peaks in the world. The abrupt variations in altitude provide an astonishing experience. The summit of Machhapuchhre (6997m) is less than 30 kilometers from the airstrip in Pokhara (850m.). In less than a week we move from the sub-tropical areas around Pokhara to high tundra and the glaciers. Making our way to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking areas.
 
On the way of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek most of the locality we will find the inhabitation of Gurung and Magar people. The friendly smiling people from the famous Gorkha regiment. Most of them have served the British and Indian armies. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek well known for its destination of Nepal offers a good mix of high mountains and Himalayan culture on this trek The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valleys, forming a solid, mountain bastion.  In its span of 40 miles, it encompasses some twelve peaks higher than 7000 m. and many others over (6000 m) also frequented by many Hindu pilgrims is in this area.  The Annapurna Sanctuary forms a 360 Degree natural amphitheater. Ringed by Huin Chuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), Tharpu Chuli (5663 m) and Machhapuchare or “Fish Tail” as we can see.
 
In near future construction of the roads will offer us the enduro ride of Annapurna Sanctuary trek in motorcycle tour. The only remaining obstacle is the Thorang la Pass. Once complete riders seeking for the extreme ride connects with Parikrama Treks and Expedition. Imagine the opportunity to take your motorbikes and explore whole of Annapurna Region. Be sure to check our moto Expedition on Nepal Himalayas.

01 DAY: – Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel:
Our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight hotel.

02 DAY: – Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation:
After breakfast, our professional tour guide will take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. We visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa and return to the hotel.

03 DAY: – After breakfast at the Hotel, drive to the north of Pokhara to Phedi. From Phedi, the trail climbs to Dhampus 1750m which stretches for several kilometers from 1580 to 1700m.The trail climbs to Potana 1990m. Total 3 hours walk.
Overnight at lodge in Potana

04 DAY: – Potana/Landrung 1646 m. The trail descends first and then climbs up all the way through Gurung villages. From the ridgeline beautiful mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare can be seen. Landrung has many lodges with all the basic facilities for trekkers. Total 3hlf/4 hours walk.

Overnight at Lodge in Landrung.

05 DAY: – Landrung /Chhomrong: The trail descends again for 10 minutes and then splits – north to Chhomrong and the sanctuary, or downhill to Ghandrung. Chhomrong at 1950m has a choice of hotels. Total 3half 4 hours walk.

Overnight at lodge Chhomrong

06 DAY: – Chhomrong/Bamboo Lodge: The trail drops down to Chhomrong Khola, then climbs to Kuldi at 2520m where there is an Annapurna Conservation Area project office, checkpoint and information center. Continue on to Bamboo Lodge 2340m, a collection of four hotels.Total 6 hours.

Overnight at Lodge

07 DAY: – Bamboo lodge /Himalayan Hotel: The trail climbs through Bamboo, then a small town en route continues through rhododendron forests to Doban 2630m and on to Himalayan Hotel at 2900m. Total 6 hours.

Overnight at Lodge

08 DAY: – Himalayan Hotel/Machapuchare Base Camp. From Himalayan Hotel on to Machapuchare Base Camp at 3720m. Uphill walk for the almost whole day. Total 5 hours walk.

Overnight at lodge

09 DAY: – Visit Annapurna Base Camp 4095 and return to Machapuchare Basecamp. The climb to Annapurna base camp takes about 2 hours. Start early as clouds often come in before noon and can make the trail hard to find. The route passes a few roofless shepherd’s huts. There are good views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the sanctuary to the northeast. Several peaks that are accessible from the sanctuary are on the trekking peak list. Tharpu Chuli 5663m offers to command a 360-degree view of the entire sanctuary. Its higher neighbor to the north is Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) 6501m, to the south is Hiunchuli. There are few birds in the sanctuary, but there are tahr, Himalayan weasels, and pika. Total 4 hours walk.

Overnight at lodge

10 DAY: – Machapuchare  Base camp to Dobang 2400m.  Compare to previous days now the walk is much easier going down through mostly forest and sometimes scanty villages area to Dobang.Total 5 hours.

Overnight at lodge

11 DAY: – Dobang/Chhomrong: At times return trek will be retracing your steps. Again mostly downhill walk with the combination of villages and rhododendron forest area to Chhomrong. Total 5 hours.

Overnight at lodge in Chhomrong

12 DAY: – Choomrong/Tadapani 2300m. Full view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range including the Machapuchare can be seen from the ridgeline. Continue downhill walk to a small Gurung village of Tadapani. Total 5 hours.

Overnight at lodge Tadapani

13 DAY: – Tadapani/Ghandrung: Ghandrung a huge Gurung village at 1970m is the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal (the largest is Siklis).The hotels are scattered throughout the village and are quite far apart, both in distance and elevation. There are neatly traced fields both above and below the town. Total 3 hours walk.

Overnight at lodge in Ghandrung

14 DAY: – Ghandrung/Nayapul: Turn south at the foot of Ghandrung and start the long descent to the Modi Khola. The trail drops at first on a staircase, then traverses high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail. Reach Berethanthi and another 20-minute walk on the rough trail to Naya Pul, where our vehicle will pick you up and drive to Pokhara.

Overnight hotel.

16 DAY: – Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours):
We take tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces, and green rural landscapes.

Overnight hotel.

16 DAY: – Transfer to the airport for your final departure:
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

Cost Includes:
12 days trekking,
05-night accommodation in Kathmandu & in Pokhara on twin sharing in a 3-star hotel on B&B plan
all meals 3 times a day i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared at the lodge
Accommodation in teahouses/lodge during the trek
An English speaking professional trekking guide license holder, porters ( 1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
Insurance for the Nepalese staff
Entry Permit for Conservation area project fee & TIMS card
All necessary transportation/arrival & departure by private vehicles.

Excludes:
Expenses of personal nature, personal gears, hard/soft drinks, personal medication
Rescue in case of emergency
Flights ticket i.e. Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu
Tipping (tips).

Extra: Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu roundtrip airfare US$196.00 per person. (includes insurance surcharge and fuel surcharge/subject to change...

 

Grade: moderate to strenous Max-Altitude: 4170m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: 02 April - 18 April 2018 Fixed Departure
Trek Duration: 17 days (12 days trek) Type of trek: Lodge/home stay
Best Season: March- May August- Mid November

Check Trip facts for Best fixed Departure Dates.

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