Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Trip Overview

Based on the southern part of Annapurna Region, this ABC sanctuary trek enables you to get right into the massif and you are surrounded by peaks. In this trek, views of the nearby mountains can be explored from the trek points such as Chomrong, Bamboo, Tadapani etc. The peaks of the western region of the great Annapurna Himal, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, III and Machhapuchare are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in a diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the centre.

Outline Itinerary

Day  01  Arrival pick up & transfer to Hotel.
Evening exploration to Kathmandu durbar square. Durbar square is an ancient city where you can see traditional monuments, palaces, museum, and many more other attractions.

Day  02  Early in the morning,
transfer to Pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration.

Day  03  Pokhara to Tolka – Driving from Pokhara to Phedi
on the new Baglung road, the walking trial heads off in a northwest direction soon after the road turns to the left. Continue along here to Dhampus (1600 m), a ridge village with the first nice views of the mountains to the north. Continue the smooth climb along the ridge as the trial turns a short distance from Dhampus. The rocky path is comfortable to follow as it goes through forest  crosses a couple of stream on its way to Pothana (1900 m). Soon after leaving Pothana, the trial divides. Going to the right path in a northern direction as it ascends through forest to another good view point at 2150 m. Immediate after, it is fairly steep descend into Modi river valley and through the village to Bhichok, continue along the northern side of a rockey ridge before again veering north to Tolka (1710 m) where overnight rest to be placed.

Day  04  Tolka to Chomrong
The second day, trial leaves Tolka following the contours about 600 m above the river. The first village you can be at Landruk (1550 m), a typical Gurung (out of ethnical group) community. High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes &  forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, your trial moves to steep ascend 500 m and join with the trial from Ghandruk. From here it is a short & fairly walk to Chomrong (2000m). Chomrong is a village which offers a spectacular views of Annapurna south & Machhapuchhre. Overnight rest.

Day  05  Chomrong to Dovan
The way descends from Chomrong to cross Chomrong khola before climbing steeply through rhododendron & bamboo forest up the west bank of the Modi khola. Immediate after leaving off,you reach the small settlement of Khuldi Ghat before another steep descent into the valley. The trial follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses & crosses three streams before arriving at Dovan (2430 m) and overnight rest.

Day  06  Dovan to Machhapuchare Base Camp
Commence virtually continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avalanches. There are regular stream crossing on the trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan (2873 m) before to climb to Hinko (3139 m) a short path beyond, Deurali (3231 m). Walking all the way through Bagar, you can strech to Machhapuchare Base Camp. Overnight rest.

Day  07  Machhapuchare Base camp to Annapurna Base Camp 
It’s a hike of around two hours to ABC (4095 m). The trial follows the left hand tributary of the Modi khola which drives just before Machhapuchare Base Camp. Overnight rest.

Day  08  Annapurna Base Camp to Hinku Cave
The trial passes through Machhapuchare base camp and all the way down hill to Hinku cave. This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. The spectacular mountain view can be see from this trial. Overnight rest.

Day  09  Hinku Cave to Bamboo Lodge
The trial descends to Dovan &  through bamboo and rhododendron forest with superb mountain view to Bamboo. This is the stretch of trial that is most subject to avalanches. Overnight rest.

Day  10  Bamboo Lodge to Tadapani
The trial descends down to Kyumrong and all the way to Tadapani. From the trial,you can have superb view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri etc. and the forest of rhododendron flower.

Day  11  Tadapani to Ghorepani 
Ascend the walk with magnificient view of western himalaya, all the way to the base of best view point of Poonhill called Ghorepani. This point can be accessed either from Tirkhedhunga or from natural hot spring Tatopani.

Day  12  Ghorepani to Poonhill to Ulheri 
An hour climb from Ghorepani, you can reach at Poonhill (3200 m) from where you can explore a beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna south. It is best at dawn. After returning from Poonhill, you can descend down to Ulheri. Overnight rest.

Day  13  Ulheri to Nayapul to Pokhara 
The large Magar village (Ulheri – 2070 m), path descents some stone steps to Tirkhedhunga. The trial goes through cultivated area and some pastures to dense forest of rhododendron, danphe and azalea mixed with giant conifers. The all the way to Nayapul & drive two hours to Pokhara. Overnight rest.

Day  14  Morning drive to Kathmandu & overnight rest.

Note: This tour can be extended to Chitwan national park for two more nights for jungle excursions.

Detail Itinerary


1. Service Includes

Airport arrival & departure transfer,three overnight Kathmandu hotel,Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist coach,Pokhara to trek point & trek point to Pokhara transfer,Trekking area entry permit,English spoken guide and porters,two overnight Pokhara hotel,accommodation & meals during the trek at lodge.

2. Service Excludes

Personal expenses,tips & donation to staff & others,drinks,meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara,insurance in case of emergency,flight fare etc.

Date & Availability

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Trip Overview

  • Max Altitute: 4095 m
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Region: Annapurna Region
  • Trip Start From: Pokhara
  • Trip End In: Pokhara
  • DailyWalking Hour: 5-6 Hours
  • Max Altitude: 4095 m
  • Trip Route: Pokhara - Dovan - MBC - ABC - Poonhill
  • Permit: ACAP and TIMS
  • Trip Season: September to November and March to May
  • Activity Level: Moderate Trek
  • Group Size: 1-10