Annapurna Santuary Trekking

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara Nepal's second city, and concealed within the folds of two great southward projecting ridges of the Annapurna Massif, lies the secret mountain fastness of the Annapurna Sanctuary. So narrow is the gateway to this most spectacular high mountain Amphitheatre, at the head of the Modi Khola and squeezed between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Macchapuchare, that it was not until 1956 that any outsider penetrated its defences. More recently, the Annapurna Sanctuary has become a popular trekking destination, and with good reason - It isEasily accessible from Pokhara and offers tremendous potential for scenic walks and for alpine exploration, in a splendid high Himalayan setting.

The ring of mountains which form the rim of the Annapurna Sanctuary includes no fewer than eight of over 7000 meters, including Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1 (8091 metres), Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Annapurna 5. The ring is completed by the peerless Macchapuchare, only 7 metres below the magical 7000 metres. The walk-in to the Sanctuary provides a taste of the great variety of landscape types which serve to make Nepal such a special trekking destination. Starting out at Phedi, we encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields.

Gaining height gradually, we enjoy several days of pleasant ridge walking with a mix of abundant forest and scattered areas of farmed land. Finally, beyond the last of the bamboo and rhododendron woodland, the valley narrows at the entrance to the world of ice and snow that is the Annapurna Sanctuary. Throughout the walk-in, there are always outstanding panoramas of the high peaks to the north and the contrast of the rice-fields and villages with the snow peaks above, makes for very picturesque trekking indeed. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani the dawn views of Dhaulagiri and nearby Tukuche Peak are legendary.

Fact Box
Duration of the trek: 13 Days Total days 16 Days
Maximum elevation 4300 meter Trek grade Moderate /Strenuous
Destination Annapurna Santuary Accommodations Lodge / Camping
Transportation Car / Van / plane
Best Season Best season - Mar - May-Oct to Nov.
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Day to Day Itinerary
Day -01: Arrive to Kathmandu International airport meet (NEAT) airport reprentative assit then transfer to selected Hote.l
AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU(Kathmandu sightseeing)
Day-03 : Kathmandu - Pokhara 202 km 915m
Day-04 : Pokhara- Tirkhe Dhunga (3/4 hour 1577m.)
Day-05 : Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani 7/8 hours 2855m)
Day-06 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill (1 hour 3210 mtrs) - Tadapani (5 hours 2630m)
Day-07 : Tadapani - Chhomrung (5/6 hours 2130m)
Day-08 : Chhomrung - Dovan or Himalaya Hotel (6/7 hours 2980m)
Day-09 : Dovan - (Machhapurchhe Base Camp) or Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) (7/8 hours 4210m)
Day-10 : Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo (7 hour 2640m)
Day-11 : Bamboo- Chhomrung (6 hours)
Day-12 : Chhomrung- Ghandrung (5/6 hours 1951m)
Day-13 : Ghandrung- Pokhara (4 hours walk 2 hours drive 42 km.)
Day-14: Pokhara
Day-15: Pokhara - Kathmandu (202km 7/8 hours)
Day-16: Depart Kathmandu
If you have a group of 5 person, we offer you a very special cost on request and we design itinerary according to your time and interest.
The above price include:
  • International Airport pick up & drop off service by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with transfer and all monuments by private vehicle
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu. ( 3/4 Star)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • The best lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Trek Permit & National Park Fee
  • Trek leader for entire tour (above 12 pax)
  • One English speaking goverment registered guide and support scalled Sherpa crews
  • All expenses for staffs.
  • Equipment like down jacket, sleeping bag with extra linner, water boddle
  • Iodine purify drinking water
  • All the transportation by tourist / local bus
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (Tourist Standard, hotel / Guest house)
The above price doesn't include:
  • Meals while in Kathmandu - allow apppr US$ 10 - US$ 15 per day.
  • Travel insurance for personal
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.
  • Trek to the Spectacular heart of the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Views of Dhaulagiri and kali Gandaki form Poonhill as well as Sunrise views form poon Hill.
  • Great mountains views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Sunrise and mountains views from Poon Hill;
Departure date:
Any day during season
Predeparture Planning
Staying Healthy
Water Purification
Medical Problems & Treatment
Prevention of AMS
Treating Neplis
Tourist Inforamtion
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