Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m)and Prayer FlgasAnnapurna Base CampView from Annapurna Base Camp

This 11 Days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya is intended to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the significant mountain holiday at the base of the world´s famous Annapurna Himal 8091m, the region’s most beautiful peak Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Hiuchuli etc. in the region. The place is high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an elevation of over 4130 meters, and is enclosed by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are above 7000 meters. With the only access a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, from where Modi Khola River run-off glaciers drain into, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956. Because of high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer. The unique combination of heights and depths in the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an astonishing diversity of ecosystems. The south-facing slope are “covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo”, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “a drier colder weather similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.”

The entire sanctuary was considered as holy to the Gurung people, one of the many resident people to inhabit the area. They believed it was the storage area of gold and a variety of resources left by the Nagas, the serpent-gods known in India. The sanctuary was believed to be the home of several deities, from Hinduism and Buddhism as well the older animistic gods. The peak of Machhapuchhre at the doorway was said to be the home of the god Shiva, and the daily plumes of snow were thought the smoke of his divine incense. Until recently, the local Gurang people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary, and women and untouchables were prohibited from going there as well.

In recent years, the number of trekkers to the Sanctuary has increased substantially, in part because the Sanctuary forms the base of one of the major routes to the peaks of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which places restrictions on number of outside travelers, gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing. This program is only for guidelines so our itinerary is flexible and can be redeveloped as per your interest and time you have. Thanking you! Namaste!!!
 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive 7 hours to Pokhara by tourist coach. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive to Kande and trek to Tolka (1700m), 5 hrs walk. Overnight in Tolka.
Day 03: Trek to Jhinu (1750m), 5 - 6 hrs walk. Overnight in Jhinu Danda in lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Sinuwa (2350m), 6 hrs walk. Overnight in Sinuwa in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Himalaya (2900m) 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Trek to MBC (3720m), 5 hrs walk. Overnight in MBC in lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), - Deurali (3200m), 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek to Chhumrung (2170m), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Chhumrung in lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 5-6 hrs walk. Stay overnight in in Ghandruk in lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara in Hotel.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

  
A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara.
After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and incredible view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.

Day 02: Trek to Tolka (1700m) 5 hours walk.
Half an hour drive to Phedi and start trek to Tolka/1810m. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Deurali then the trail descends steep down to Bherikharka and 30 minutes walk takes us to Tolka. Stay there overnight in lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 5 - 6 hours walk.
We walk a pretty flat trail until Landruk then descend down and trek along the river through Himalpani and cross suspension bridge over Modikhola near New Bridge. Then we walk until reaching Jhinu located on the ridge. We hike down to natural hot spring after getting there to take healing bath and come back to hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Sinuwa (2350m). 6-7 hours walk.
The trail ascends steep up to upper Chhumrung then it descends down 310 meter through thousands of stone staircase crosses then crosses Chhumrung Khola on bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa at the height of 2340 meter. The place has magnificent view of Mt.Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Himalaya (2900m) 5-6 hours walk.
It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having lunch there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour walk takes us to Dovan and 1 and half hours to Himalaya at he height of 2630 meter. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720m), 4-5 hours walk.
In the morning after breakfast, the trail ascends up and the valley widens after Deurali and we can see beautiful view and Gangapurna. One hour hiking takes us beautiful to Machhapuchre Base Camp from the place of Ice Cave. You can enjoy the wifi service there to write back to family and friends. Stay there overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Trek to ABC(4130m) – Deurali (3200m), 6-7 hours walk.
In the early morning, we hike up to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) at height of 4310m. Explore Annapurna Base Camp and after breakfast walk down to same hotel at MBC and trek down to Dovan. Stay there overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Chhumrung (2170m), 4-5 hours walk.
Today, we trek to Chhumrung passing Bamboo, Sinuwa and Banuwa. You can enjoy the cyber café at German bakery and update your trekking news with family. Stay there overnight.

Day 09: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 5-6 hours walk.
The trail goes through a pretty flat at first then descends down Kimrong Khola and hike up to Komrong Danda. We can stop there for lunch break then continue our trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village also known as a “Gurung Heritage” there we can visit Gurung museum and a monastery. Stay there overnight.

Day 10: Ghandruk - Pokhara
Today is our last day of trekking. We descend down to Kimche, there we can catch the jeep to Nayapul if you feel tired if not we continue walking until reaching Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist coach or private vehicle or fly back to Kathmandu. It depends on package service you buy with us. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfer by private car or van as group size
  • 1 Registered and experienced local trekking guide.
  • 1 Sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 20kg)
  • 2 Nights deluxe room in one of best tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Twin/triple sharing trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist coach.
  • Car/cab transfers to/from trekking starting and ending point.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation, and transportation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Fixed Departure Dates

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Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Annapurna in Nepal
Total Duration:
11 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
1-15
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
4130m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Bus, Car and Jeep
Trip Cost :
$745 Per person

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