Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Trip Overview

Based on the southern part of Annapurna Region, this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek enables you to get right into the massif and you are surrounded by peaks.

In this trek, there are views of the nearby mountains can be explored from some 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 preciously in a circle about 10 miles in a diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the centre.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begins from Phedi which is around half an drive from Pokhara then hike 6-7 hours through traditional trail all the way to Tolka, first night rest.

The trek to Annapurna sanctuary traverses a variety of terrain, from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers, and offers outstanding high mountain views. A diversion to Ghorepani on the return route provides a view of Dhaulagiri and other mountains from Poon hill. The hill lies at 3200m altitude – from this point you can view spectacular views of mountain in one hand and on the other the great view of Phewa lake and Pokhara city.

Trip Highlights

  • Transportation to Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Two over night Pokhara hotel
  • ACAP permit
  • English spoken guide
  • Pokhara to Phedi & Nayapul to Pokhara private taxi.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival pick up and 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 2 Kathmandu to Pokhara

    [7 hrs drive]lodge] Early in the morning, drive to pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara,check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration.

  • Day 3 Pokhara to Tolka 1700 m [6 hrs/lodge]

    Driving from Pokhara to Phedi on the new Baglung road, the walking trail heads off in a northwest direction soon after the road turns to the left. Continue along here to Dhampus (1600m), 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 (1900m).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 2150m. Immediate after, it is fairly steep descend into Modi river valley and through the village to Bhichok,continue along the northern side of a rocky ridge before again veering north to Tolka (1710m where overnight rest to be placed.

  • Day 4 Tolka to Chomrong 2170 m [6 hrs/lodge]

    The second day, trial leaves Tolka following the contours about 600m above the river.The first village you can be at Landruk (1550m),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 and forest down to the river.After crossing the river at New Bridge, your trial moves to steep ascend 500m and join with the trial from Ghandruk. From here it is a short and fairly walk to Chomrong (2000m). Chomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna south & Machhapuchhre. Overnight rest.

  • Day 5 Chomrong to Dovan 2520 m [5 hrs/lodge]

    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 (2430m) and overnight rest.

  • Day 6 Dovan to Machhapuchare Base Camp : 3700 m [6 hrs/lodge]

    Commence virtually continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avanches. There are regular stream crossing on the trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan (2873m) before to climb to Hinko (3139m) a short path beyond, Deurali (3231m).Walking all the way through Bagar, you can stretch to Machhapuchare Base Camp, continue hike two hours to ABC (4095m)

  • Day 7 Machhapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m [6 hrs]

    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 western mountain offers you the amazing view. Overnight rest.

  • Day 8 ABC to Dovvan via Hinku Cave 2520 m 6 hrs

    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 9 Dovan to Choile [2309 m] 7 hrs

    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 10 Choile to Ghorepani 2835 m [7 hrs]

    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 11 Ghorepani to Poonhill to Ulheri [45 min. + 1.5 hrs] 3210 m

    An hour climb from Ghorepani, you can reach at Poonhill (3210m) from where you can explore a beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna south. Wake up at dawn and walk uphill trail of one hour. After returning from Poonhill, you can descend down to Ulheri. Overnight rest.

  • Day 12 Ulheri to Nayapul to Pokhara [3 hrs]

    The large Magar village (Ulheri-2070m), 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 13 Morning drive to Kathmandu and overnight rest.

  • Day 14 Departure

    Note: If trip commence from Kathmandu and Ending to Kathmandu it is to be 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Service Details

Service Includes
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Three overnight Kathmandu hotel on BB
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist coach or by private coach
  • Pokhara to trek point and trek point to Pokhara transfer
  • Trekking area entry permit and TIMS
  • English spoken guide
  • Necessary porters
  • Two overnight Pokhara hotel on BB
  • Accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Expenses for guide and porters
  • Insurance for trekking crew
Service Excludes
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar and beverages
  • Insurance in case of emergency
  • Tipping
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara

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  • Max Altitute:

    4038 m

  • Trip Duration:

    12 Days

  • Trip Region:

    Annapurna Region

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  • DailyWalking Hour:

    4-5 Hrs

  • Trip Route:

    Pokhara – MBC – ABC – Ghorepani – Poonhill – Ulheri

  • Permit:

    ACAP and TIMS

  • Trip Season:

    September to November and March to May

  • Activity Level:

    Moderate Trek

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