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Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate

Grade

4130

Max altitude

Air and private vehicle

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge

Accommodation

Sep-Dec and Feb-May

Best season

Full Board

Meals

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most well-known and admired trekking destinations in the entire world. Mount Annapurna (8,091 m), located in Nepal, is the tenth-highest peak in the world and is nestled in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas, part of the Great Himalayas range. It would be best if you hiked to reach its base camp, which is 4,130 meters above sea level.

The journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek offers some of the most majestic mountain views, fascinating glimpses into Nepalese life in the mid-hill, and a taste of the welcoming Gurung culture at the several tea houses along the trail. The Gurungs are the dominant ethnic group in this area, producing legendary Gurkha troops for the Nepal Army, British Army, and Indian Gurkha Army. Driving routes to Nayapul for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begin in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

We start our trip by gradually climbing into the stunningly variegated environment of farmed terrace fields and lush woods of oak, magnolia, and rhododendron trees. A trek to Poon Hill (3230 meters) in the early morning offers the most panoramic dawn views of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed communities interspersed among the limited terrace fields and the beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks in the background makes it one of the most scenic climbs in the Himalayas.

You will be able to engage with the stunning natural art of the mountains, rivers, lakes, andpeople's diverse personalities and priceless faiths. During the trails, you will cross two suspension bridges. The base camps of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna offer plenty of time and opportunities to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. The 15-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary is full of adventure and mysterious hamlets.

Best time to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is accessible all year, but the finest seasons are spring and fall. The spring season lasts from March to May, and the autumn season lasts from September to early December. In the winter, heavy snowfall makes it difficult to detect the trekking path, and in the rainy season, the risk of rain and landslides increases.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost is determined by the number of people in your group, the services you want to employ, and the guides/porters you wish to hire. Private transportation will increase the cost of your trip. Hiring guides and porters also increases trekking prices. A single guide may lead up to 16 people, and one porter can carry up to 20 kilograms of luggage. Our organization provides one porter for every two trekkers.

 

Itinerary

Trekking at Annapurna Sanctuary begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. On the first day, you will stay in a hotel, rest, and enjoy traditional Nepalese thakali cuisine for dinner.

After having the renowned Malekhu fish, we will drive for 6 hours to Pokhara, where you will be provided with a hotel room. We will go on a short journey to Pokhara, where you may experience the harmonious splendor of the green forest and the Trisuli river. While resting, you may enjoy the lakeside vista and the lovely culture of Pokhara.

We will drive up to Nayapul, have breakfast, and then continue to the south side of the river from Nayapul. We started walking from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga, which took about 4 hours.

In Nepali, horse water is known as Ghorepani. It's an intriguing spot with various small shops and kiosks selling restricted items and crafts. The village is split in two; one part is a kloof, while the other is a few hundred feet below. Because Ghorepani is substantially higher than the lasthalt, we notice the chilly weather, especially at night. Spend the night at Ghorepani, which has a stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

We hiked to Poon Hill for around 45 minutes in the morning. From Poon Hill, we can enjoy the Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, and other mountains. We take a rather lengthy walk down the stream. We arrive at Tadapani after hiking up and down the trail.

We descend into the forest from Tadapani. The route descends steeply and offers a beautiful view of the cascade. We slowly approach the suspension bridge and cross the creek. We arrive at the lovely village of Chhomrong.

Cross the suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola, then go up a stone staircase through terraced fields and lush hills in the direction of the little settlement of Sinuwa. A small settlement on a ridge, Sinuwa provides a breathtaking, up-close view of Mt. Fishtail and a fantastic landscape.

We hiked from the Himalayan hotel to ABC. The route from Deurali to MBC is straight, upward, and downhill. However, there is an excellent risk of avalanches in several areas. From Deurali, cautiously navigate the stones and pastureland along the Modi Khola before climbing to MBC. The path ascends to ABC from MBC and offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of multiple snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South, etc. After a walk of 1 or 2 hours from there, we reach Annapurna base camp.

The most beautiful day of the hike is today as we take in the stunning 360° vista of the Annapurna massif and other glittering peaks like Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, and Gandharva Chuli. Early in the morning, we get up and prepare for the breathtaking sunrise above Mount Annapurna. After that, our trip will commence to Bamboo.

After having a delightful breakfast at Bamboo, we use a stone step to descend to Chhomrong Khola before using a long, steep staircase to get to Chhomrong village. After leaving Chhomrong, we descend to Jhinu Danda, where we soak our weary bodies, enjoy a natural hot-spring bath, and unwind.

From Jhinu village, we ascend to Tolka village through thin woods. And we will stop for a whole day trip at Pothana, where we get the opportunity to see the beautiful scenery of Phewa Lake and a sparkling glimpse of the fishtail mountain.

We are celebrating tonight in Pokhara, the country's primary tourist destination. To go to Dhampus Phedi from Pothana, we first descend for an hour, then walk along a gravel path for a few hours. From Pothana to Phedi, the way is currently simple and pleasant. We will take a car back to Pokhara from Phedi.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Cost Includes and Excludes

Package Includes

 

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by comfortable private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop)
  • 02 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel mandala Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Tourist bus service to Pokhara (Transportation in a Private jeep or flight upon request and extra cost)
  • Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffees in a cup only, seasonal fruits)
  • Tea-house and Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • One Adventure Victory Team Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek Sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggage (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • Trek T- shirt and Map
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking permit fee / TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card fee and ACAP permit fee
  • Adventure Certificate (upon completion of the trek)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Final departure transfer from Kathmandu

 

Package Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee (US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and Breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc.), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must include Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips

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Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most well-known and admired trekking destinations in the entire world. Mount Annapurna (8,091 m), located in Nepal, is the tenth-highest peak in the world and is nestled in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas, part of the Great Himalayas range. It would be best if you hiked to reach its base camp, which is 4,130 meters above sea level.

The journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek offers some of the most majestic mountain views, fascinating glimpses into Nepalese life in the mid-hill, and a taste of the welcoming Gurung culture at the several tea houses along the trail. The Gurungs are the dominant ethnic group in this area, producing legendary Gurkha troops for the Nepal Army, British Army, and Indian Gurkha Army. Driving routes to Nayapul for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begin in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

We start our trip by gradually climbing into the stunningly variegated environment of farmed terrace fields and lush woods of oak, magnolia, and rhododendron trees. A trek to Poon Hill (3230 meters) in the early morning offers the most panoramic dawn views of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed communities interspersed among the limited terrace fields and the beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks in the background makes it one of the most scenic climbs in the Himalayas.

You will be able to engage with the stunning natural art of the mountains, rivers, lakes, andpeople's diverse personalities and priceless faiths. During the trails, you will cross two suspension bridges. The base camps of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna offer plenty of time and opportunities to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. The 15-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary is full of adventure and mysterious hamlets.

Best time to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is accessible all year, but the finest seasons are spring and fall. The spring season lasts from March to May, and the autumn season lasts from September to early December. In the winter, heavy snowfall makes it difficult to detect the trekking path, and in the rainy season, the risk of rain and landslides increases.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost is determined by the number of people in your group, the services you want to employ, and the guides/porters you wish to hire. Private transportation will increase the cost of your trip. Hiring guides and porters also increases trekking prices. A single guide may lead up to 16 people, and one porter can carry up to 20 kilograms of luggage. Our organization provides one porter for every two trekkers.

 

Itinerary

Trekking at Annapurna Sanctuary begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. On the first day, you will stay in a hotel, rest, and enjoy traditional Nepalese thakali cuisine for dinner.

After having the renowned Malekhu fish, we will drive for 6 hours to Pokhara, where you will be provided with a hotel room. We will go on a short journey to Pokhara, where you may experience the harmonious splendor of the green forest and the Trisuli river. While resting, you may enjoy the lakeside vista and the lovely culture of Pokhara.

We will drive up to Nayapul, have breakfast, and then continue to the south side of the river from Nayapul. We started walking from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga, which took about 4 hours.

In Nepali, horse water is known as Ghorepani. It's an intriguing spot with various small shops and kiosks selling restricted items and crafts. The village is split in two; one part is a kloof, while the other is a few hundred feet below. Because Ghorepani is substantially higher than the lasthalt, we notice the chilly weather, especially at night. Spend the night at Ghorepani, which has a stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

We hiked to Poon Hill for around 45 minutes in the morning. From Poon Hill, we can enjoy the Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, and other mountains. We take a rather lengthy walk down the stream. We arrive at Tadapani after hiking up and down the trail.

We descend into the forest from Tadapani. The route descends steeply and offers a beautiful view of the cascade. We slowly approach the suspension bridge and cross the creek. We arrive at the lovely village of Chhomrong.

Cross the suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola, then go up a stone staircase through terraced fields and lush hills in the direction of the little settlement of Sinuwa. A small settlement on a ridge, Sinuwa provides a breathtaking, up-close view of Mt. Fishtail and a fantastic landscape.

We hiked from the Himalayan hotel to ABC. The route from Deurali to MBC is straight, upward, and downhill. However, there is an excellent risk of avalanches in several areas. From Deurali, cautiously navigate the stones and pastureland along the Modi Khola before climbing to MBC. The path ascends to ABC from MBC and offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of multiple snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South, etc. After a walk of 1 or 2 hours from there, we reach Annapurna base camp.

The most beautiful day of the hike is today as we take in the stunning 360° vista of the Annapurna massif and other glittering peaks like Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, and Gandharva Chuli. Early in the morning, we get up and prepare for the breathtaking sunrise above Mount Annapurna. After that, our trip will commence to Bamboo.

After having a delightful breakfast at Bamboo, we use a stone step to descend to Chhomrong Khola before using a long, steep staircase to get to Chhomrong village. After leaving Chhomrong, we descend to Jhinu Danda, where we soak our weary bodies, enjoy a natural hot-spring bath, and unwind.

From Jhinu village, we ascend to Tolka village through thin woods. And we will stop for a whole day trip at Pothana, where we get the opportunity to see the beautiful scenery of Phewa Lake and a sparkling glimpse of the fishtail mountain.

We are celebrating tonight in Pokhara, the country's primary tourist destination. To go to Dhampus Phedi from Pothana, we first descend for an hour, then walk along a gravel path for a few hours. From Pothana to Phedi, the way is currently simple and pleasant. We will take a car back to Pokhara from Phedi.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Cost Includes and Excludes

Package Includes

 

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by comfortable private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop)
  • 02 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel mandala Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Tourist bus service to Pokhara (Transportation in a Private jeep or flight upon request and extra cost)
  • Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffees in a cup only, seasonal fruits)
  • Tea-house and Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • One Adventure Victory Team Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek Sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggage (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • Trek T- shirt and Map
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking permit fee / TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card fee and ACAP permit fee
  • Adventure Certificate (upon completion of the trek)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Final departure transfer from Kathmandu

 

Package Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee (US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and Breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc.), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must include Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips

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