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  • Price
  • USD 1600
  • Trip Grade
  • Moderate
  • Max Elavation
  • 4,130 m/13,545 ft
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 14 Days
  • TGroup Size
  • 2-40 people

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 14 Days

 This Annapurna Sanctuary trek leads to the fabulous high mountains amphitheater also known as Annapurna base camp. The trekking route passes through many varied climatic condition from sub tropical to alpine. Thus inevitably the vegetation changes accordingly giving trekkers a wonderful variety of flora and fauna. You will meet many different ethnic groups – it is rather like trekking through a live, open museum.  You will experience some of the diverse but equally friendly people and cultures of Nepal. We start the trek with gradually ascend through the beautiful varied landscape of cultivated terraced field and lust forest of oaks, magnolia and rhododendron trees. The early morning hike to Poon hill (3230 meter) will give you the best possible panoramic sunrise view on whole fabulous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This hike also allow time of proper acclimatization on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed villages set among the narrow terraced fields with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountain ranges makes it is one of the most picturesque treks in the Himalayas.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02  :  Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03  : Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
Day 04  :  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 05  : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 - 7 hours
Day 06  : Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
Day 07 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
Day 08  : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 09  : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5- 6 hours
Day 10  :  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours
Day 11 :  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 12 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Day 13 :  Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14 : Final departure
Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Majestic Himalaya representative will pick up you upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport and then head to hotel.  In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Majestic Himalaya. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.

Day 02 :   Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. Also our guide will give you short brief about our overall trek activities that we are gonna do. We get checked all required equipment this day.

Day 03 :  Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. As soon as we land in Pokhara, we notice the spectacular Himalayan vista the city is adorned with. We can see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. From Pokhara, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We walk through a valley forest, cross the Bhurundi Khola (river) before reaching Tikhedhunga Village. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.

Day 04 :   Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view.  We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts. The village also has good wi-fi.

Day 05 :  Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 - 7 hours

We get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. From Poon Hill, we also get incredible views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, we trek back to Ghorepani. We have breakfast here then walk towards the east and climb a ridge. Our trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before we reach Tadapani.

Day 06 :  Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek

The trail starts off with a descent through a large rhododendron forest. The forest trail ends and our trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trekking and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna massive

Day 07:  Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

We leave Chhomrong and walk on quite a number of stone steps before reaching the Chhomrong Khola. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and begin an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Our trail passes through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar. From here we embark on an easy descent to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 08 :  Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold. We then walk uphill on a trail which is sometimes steep.  It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here our trail descends to a river before ascending to Deurali. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. We notice that the vegetation has become sparse allowing magical views of the valley, the river below and cliffs adorned with waterfalls.

Day 09 :  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5- 6 hours

We follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to Machhapurchre Base Camp. From here we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains. We then turn left and begin ascending gently to the Annapurna Base Camp. During our ascent we can admire spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. Walking further we reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and it is amazing. We are surrounded by magnificent peaks and the only way into this area is through the gorge we just hiked.

Day 10 :   Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours

From Annapurna Base Camp our trail rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel and Doban and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 11:   Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

We retrace our step back to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. From Chomrong it is a steep descent down to the Modi Khola valley. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through rain forests and farms. After reaching Jhinu Danda, we can spend the rest of the afternoon taking a rest and relaxing. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 12:  Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

We leave Jhinu Danda and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Naya Pul. We have lunch on the way. The actual trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and back ends today. We  board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Day 13:   Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the morning. After landing at the airport, we will be dropped off at our hotel in the city. We can spend the day taking the much needed rest or catch up on some last minute shopping.  Either way, we mark the end of our successful trip with a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier where we can share our experiences of the trek before flying back home the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14:  Final departure

Today your Nepal stay is going be  end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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2017/10/01 2017/10/14

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • The cost of international flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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