Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 11 Nights 12 Days

Trip Code : CAN - 14
Accomodation : Hotel
Duration : 12  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 4,230
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu


Meeting at airport on arrival by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies in a broad valley at the edge of the Himalayan Range.  Its art and architecture are an interesting blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences.

Day 2: In Kathmandu


Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, with its temples and markets, or take an optional excursion into the Kathmandu Valley. 

Day 3: Kathmandu / Pokhara(210 km – 6 hours drive)


Pokhara town (2,352 feet) the 25,000+ peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges rise a scant 20 miles away with no intervening ridges to spoil the view.  The mountains are reflected in Phewa Lake, where you can rent a boat to visit its small island temples. Pokhara offers the best mountain scenery in Nepal without undertaking a trek.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1050 m) & Trek to Ghandruk(1940 m / 5 hours)


Drive one & half hours to Nayapul which is the trek starting point. While in the trail, we enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. We further pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, and Chane. After crossing the bridge over Khumnu Khola, we will be at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung community.

Day 5: Ghandruk / Chhomrong (2170m / 5 hours)


We begin our trek climbing up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then, we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. While climbing, we encounter with the mighty peak of Annapurna South above the village and the view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive.

Day 6: Chhomrong / Himalayan Hotel (2920 m / 7 hours)


We walk through the pretty forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban.

Day 7: Himalaya Hotel / Machhapuchere Base camp (3720 m / 4 hours)


The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We will either stay here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

Day 8: MBC / Annapurna Base Camp (4,230 m / 3 hours) & to Sinuwa (2340 m / 4 hours)


We follow a stream and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Upon arrival at this panoramic view site, we savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Our trip almost ends today then you will trek back to Sinuwa which is most easy descending route.

Day 9: Sinuwa / Ghandrung (1940 m / 5 hours)


We continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimrong. Then we reach the top of the Deurali, from where it is an easy way to reach Ghandrunk.

Day 10: Ghandruk / Nayapul (1050 m / 4 hours) and Drive back to Pokhara


We walk down on the stone paved stone staircase for a while and viewing Landruk village just opposite side of us. After a 2 hours walk down from village, we arrive in Syaulibazar. Then, we will follow the plain dusty road way along the Modi Khola until reaching Birethanti which takes about 1 and half hour. We cross a river over bridge and have our lunch there. Then, 30 minutes further to Nayapul along the Modi Khola. We back to Pokhara by vehicle 1 ½ hours.

Day 11: Pokhara / Kathmandu (210 km & 6 hours drive)


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu


Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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