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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Details

  • Trip Highlights:Typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chhomorung; Machhapuchhare Base Camp; Great mountains views from Annapurna Base Camp; Sunrise and mountains views from Poon Hill; Visit the inner sanctuary of the Annapurnas; Panoramic views of Annapurna, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, Tent peak, Gandharba Chuli); Hot spring at Jhinnudanda and so on.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


This is a unique trek on the foothill of the Annapurna South specially designed for those who love to enjoy the flora and fauna, panoramic view of the Himalayan range in a comfortable way including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other Himalayan ranges. 

This is an ideal trek best called as a classic walk right into the heart of the mountains and our gentle walk start from lowland to the outstanding high mountains with breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. The walk ends at a point where you are virtually surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks. Once this trek was a real expedition into an uninhabited wilderness area!

The trek involves several ascents and descents but not so hard to attempt as there are several alternative routes to the sanctuary, all meeting at Chhomorong.

This Annaurna Sanctuary trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating glimpse of rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle and ultimate thrill of trekking in the Himalayas at the high elevation.

Itinerary

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Map
Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Map
Day 01:
Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara; drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga.
After breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, we transfer you to the airport to board a 30 minutes exciting flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will pick you up and drive to Nayapul (45 minutes, 1 hour car drive) from where the trek starts!
After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.

From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour gentle walk from Nangethanti, we will reach at Ghorepani at 2775m.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here we will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Fishtail, and many more. After excursion to Poon Hill, we will go back to our hotel; take a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomorung
The day starts with steep downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people. We then take an easy walk to Chhomorung (2020m).

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomorung Khola & again we continue climbing to Khudighar at 2380m where there is an ACAP Check post, and continuous walking to Dovan.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 07: Trek to Deurali
The day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Dovan, Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko at 3020m. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary)
Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary.
we can either end the day at Machhapuchhare Base Camp or trek two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. There, we will view the mountain scenery which is even more spectacular.
Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 09: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and track back to Dovan.
Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at hot spring.
Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana via Landruk
On this day, we will enjoy the views of waterfalls, landscapes, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and many more.
Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 12: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Early morning we can enjoy the view of Sunrise, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre & the countryside. After breakfst, we take a 2 hours easy downhill walk to Phedi where the road links to Pokhara. It is simply half an hour drive to Pokhara from Phedi. Afternoon relaxing or shopping on your own in Pokhara.
Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 14: Spare day in Kathmandu, or guided Kathmandu Heritage tour (optional tour in extra cost). Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

Abbreviation: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pickup & drop-off by car / Van.
  • Tourist standard accommodation (twin sharing) in Kathmandu & Pokhara inclusive of breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a cup of tea or coffee in each meal during the trek.
  • Accommodation at guest houses / lodges during the trek.
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 members), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal).
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and private car transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Permits (ACAP & TIMS).
  • First Aid medicine (You are also advised to bring your own).
  • Duffle bag (if required)
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (if you don't have your own).
  • Government tax & office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu (please remember to carry 2 passport size photos)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and hot shower charges on the mountain, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Tipping for guide, porter(s), driver...

NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Testimonials

  • 02.12.13 17:15Good Morning Bhairam,

    We wanted to write to you to once again thank you very much for arranging a wonderful trek and experience for us in Nepal. The entire trip was professionally organised without fault.

    I would also like to inform you of the very high standard of customer service provided to us by both Raghu and Vim. At all times during the trek they were attentive, professional, punctual and always looking out for us to secure good accommodation and to ensure that we were comfortable. Please pass on our many thanks and high praise to both gentlemen.

    Thank you very much Bhairam. We will recommend Nepal Trailblazer Trekking to any friends or family travelling to Nepal.

    All the best,
    Cameron and Jessie

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  • 28.07.13 15:37Dear Tilak,
    Again it was a fantastic travel for me. This third time, I was in Nepal with my two cousins for 1 month. And we have done, seen and heard so much and we enjoyed all of it. We have been trekking to Poon Hill, to see the most famous sunset of the world. We continued our trekking to that amazing spot: Annapurna Base Camp. Before and after our trekking we visited Pokhara and his highlights. We had a home-stay on the countryside of Tansen, which was so lovely and showed us the live of Nepal people living there. We have seen the birthplace of Buddha: Lumbini with all those stupas and temples from all over the world. Thereafter we went to Chitwan. Again very special experiences: sitting on the back of an elephant spotting the rhinos; sitting in a canoe spotting birds and crocodiles.

    All that time we were guided by that fantastic guide: Tirtha Man Lama. He was always on our site. A real member of our team. Giving support when needed. Explaining what we must know about the mountains, the nature, the jungle, the culture, the living of the Nepali people we met. Looking for the best places to stay, to eat, to walk. And last but not least: arranged everything everywhere. And always looking for what was the best for us, so there was nothing to worry about for us. When we returned to Kathmandu we had to say farewell to him and we call him: my friend. So we were pleasantly surprised when we met him again as a guide on a trekking to Matatirtha and Chandra Giri Hill in the southern hills around Kathmandu.

    Together with you, Tilak, we had a sightseeing trip in Kathmandu. We felt very honored that you take your time to guide us by yourself along all those beautiful and interesting places in Kathmandu. And about our stay in Kathmandu I can be short: it was an unique experience and I appreciate it greatly what you did for us.

    So, I want to thank you, Tilak, and your family for hospitality we received.

    Finally I want to say that I am very satisfied with your company and your staff and I will tell all my friends in Holland to contact you if they plan to go to Nepal. Myself I am quite sure I will travel back to Nepal in the future.

    Kees
  • 28.05.13 17:46Nepal Trailblazer was fabulous! From the planned tour to assisting me with last-minute plan changes, the group was professional, courteous and friendly. I felt safe and well-taken care of on my visit.
  • 23.04.13 23:52Last year we went on the Annapurna Circuit trek with Trailblazer. This year we did a shorter (7 day) trek up the Langtang valley, following a trip to Bhutan. Once again Nepal Trailblazer were flawless in their organisation and service. We requested and were provided with the same guide and porter as last time (Chhabi and Arjun), who again were first rate and good company. The Langtang valley is unspoilt (no roads yet) and very beautiful. The rhododendrons (of all shades of red and pink) were stunning (we were trekking in early April) and the forests were alive with an amazing variety of birds. We also saw gray Langur monkeys and some brown monkeys (Rhesus?) that seemed to be eating wild marijuana plants! We started the trek at Syabrubesi but returned via Thulo Syabru and although the latter route is more up and down, we would recommend it. Thulo Syabru is a much more pleasant village to stay in. Our recommendations for places to stay on the trek include Jungle View in Lama Hotel (although the Lama Hotel lodges can get very busy and you might want to consider staying in Upper Renche, which seemed quieter); Eco Guest House in Langtang village (just by the cheese 'factory'); Yala Peak Guest House in Kyanjin Gompa (which has a great coffee shop/bakery next door and try the local yak cheese in the nearby cheese factory); a good lodge at the top of Thulo Syabru next to the cyber cafe, whose name escapes me but I think it was 'Snow' something. We certainly would recommend Nepal Trailblazer to fellow trekkers.

    Phill and Emily, from UK
  • 04.05.12 18:54We just spent 1 month in Nepal and we completed a 18-days trek with Nepal Trailblazer. We bought the trek on the internet and were a little concerned by the agency and services offered. From the first until the last day, Tilak and these employees have managed to make it unforgettable and they exceeded our expectations at any time. A special thanks to the guide and the porter, they have been wonderful with us.

    Thank you once again to Tilak and his team. I highly recommend this agency.

    Serge and Denise
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code:NTB09
  • Best time:March, April, October & November
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  • Accommodation:Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, inclusive of breakfast, and full board meal during the trek.
  • Meal Includes:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner with tea / coffee during the trek
  • Per day walking:5 to 7 hours
  • Transportation:Car / Van

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