Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 Days

The Annapurna region, Central Nepal is one of the most famous trekking routes in the Himalayas. The trail to the Annapurna Sanctuary brings us to the foot of the south face of the mountain, via the Machhapuchhre base camp location. The trek crosses a great variety of terrains: the plains outside Pokhara, the rice fields, the small villages on the Modhi khola (river). We pass through leafy forests and the bamboo jungles where the sun hardly penetrates, and finally leave the cofferdam valley, and suddenly there is one of the highest mountains in front of us. The visual spectacle is extraordinary and unforgettable. We have scheduled a whole rest day at the Annapurna base camp, at the spot known as the Sanctuary of Annapurna because of the majestic presence of the place. This trek is a good way of seeing high mountains, glaciers, forests, and jungles at close hand in a short period of time.

Upon arrival you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be free to prepare for the trek.

Overnight at Hotel [-/-/-]

After breakfast today, you will be briefed about your trek by your guide. Later begin sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

Flight Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Trek Time: 4-5 hours approx.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Pokhara. Later, drive to Naya Pool.

On arrival at Naya Pool we will commence our trek to Birethanti, a huge and flourishing town beside the Modi River. From there we head up the main trail towards Sudami, where we climb gradually up until we reach reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhedhunga. The trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 6-7 hours approx.

Start your day with a trail climb through stone steps.

We trek through oak and rhododendron forests passing a brook before making a final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we ascend up to Ghorepani for overnight stay.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 6-7 hours approx.

Today we will start early and hike to Poon Hill (3210 m/ 10,529 ft); this will lead us to a brilliant sight. This point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the mighty Himalayas. After spending sometime enjoying the spectacular view, we return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and continue our walk to Tadapani.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 4 hours approx.

We start our trek descending from Tadapani that offers the view of the upper Modi valley. Then the trail ascents above the west bank of the Modi River (Khola). Leaving behind Modi Khola we arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2410m) the last permanent settlement in the valley.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 6 hours approx.

As we start our trek, the trails descend until Chhomrong Khola, and then head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. Further, we proceed towards Kuldi Ghar (2470m) which will take around two and half hour to three hours. We continue our trek descending to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2500 m).

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 6 hours approx.

The trail goes through landslide and avalanche track and enters to meadow of Bagar. The entire trail is uphill today. Finally crossing a Marian, we reach at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where there are few lodges. Excellent views of Annapurna’s, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre can be seen from the camp.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 7 hours approx.

Today we ascend towards Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m/ 13,546 ft) for around 1.5 hours. The Annapurna Base Camp or Sanctuary is one of the best places for scenery. You will be surrounded by snowcapped mountains at the Sanctuary and can see 360 degree panoramic views of surrounding mountains including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchare etc.

After spending about an hour at Sanctuary, we return to Deurali via same trail.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 7 hours approx.

Today we descend from Deurali to Chhomrong via hinku cafe, passing through the bamboo forest to the Himalaya Hotel, which takes about 7 hours.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 6 hours approx.

This is an alternate route from Chhomrong; Landruk is a beautiful large Gurung village. From here we can see spectacular views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. The trekking pathway from Chhomrong narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. Trekking continues for another four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landruk. At this point, you get rewarded with spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli making your journey very worthwhile.

Overnight at Tea House/Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Trek Time: 7 hours approx.
Drive Time: 40 minutes approx.

The route proceeds to Tolka, then climbs gently through the fine green forest full of beautiful birds, ferns and orchids, and reaches Deurali. The trail descends to Pothana observing the view of Machhapuchhre along the way. From Pothana the trail descends to Dhampus observing the excellent agricultural fields until finally reaching Phedi. From Phedi you will have 40 minutes’ drive to Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

Flight Duration: 30 minutes approx.

Today you will be transferred to Pokhara Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

-Trip Ends-

B = BREAKFAST, L = LUNCH & D = DINNER



Destination Nepal
Trip Duration 14 Days
Arrival In Kathmandu
Departure From Kathmandu
Meals Bed & Breakfast basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Best Season March to May and September to December
Activity Trek
Grade Strenuous
Includes •    Arrival/Departure Transfers
•    Meet assistance at the airport
•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
•    1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
•    9 nights’ tea house/ lodge based trek in Annapurna region in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
•    Annapurna conversation area permits (ACAP) and TIM’s card fee
•    All the transfers as per the itinerary with Local English speaking guide and by private vehicle
•    Monuments and entrance fees as indicated in the above program
Excludes •    Nepalese Visa fee
•    International airfare and airport tax
•    Insurance and rescue of any form
•    Items of personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
•    Personal insurance policy – suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization
•    Excess baggage
•    Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers
•    Lunches and dinners during their stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
•    Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances
•    Any other items and services not mentioned on cost inclusions