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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Trip Code: AAS

16 Days

Mount Machhapuchare

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is a picturesque walking journey that takes to the foothills of the Annapurna South. It is also popularly called Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary is highly recommended for those who love to explore the rich cultural diversities, typical Nepalese villages, enjoy the flora and fauna and enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

The journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary kicks off from Pokhara with a one-hour drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul the trek begins to Tikhedhunga (1540m.) through terraced fields of potatoes, mustard, corn and vegetables, past small villages of stone-built houses and then, higher altitude, through forests of bamboo and of flowering rhododendrons up to glaciated terrain. While on trek one can  enjoy outstanding Himalayan mountain views in the distance.  From Chhomrong, we walk up the Modi Khola gorge which takes us into the heart of the sanctuary and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth.

Walking slowly and steadily takes us to  Machhapuchare Base Camp and ultimately we  reach at Base Camp of Annapurna South. The huge south face of Mt. Annapurna (8090 m.) provides an impressive backdrop, while the up close views of towering peaks over 6000 m. inspires a joy and lifetime experience for every trekker. With superb views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli in the backdrop, the base camp is a great place to spend one or two days.
The extraordinary variety of ecosystem is compressed into two weeks of Annapurna Base Camp walking. The Annapurna south facing slope of the base camp is covered with dense of tropical jungle of rhododendron and bamboo. On the other hand, the alpine region above 3000 m in the north offers dry rain shadow area with colder climate similar to the Tibetan plateau.

We return to Phedi via Dhampus (1650m.) and catch our vehicle for Pokhara. This area is well developed with lodge facilities.


Note: Annapurna Sanctuary trek is completely safe. Teahouses located along the route were undamaged by April, 2015 earthquake. The tourist infrastructure such as lodges, shops etc. along the Annapurna Sanctuary trail are all safe and have been running normally.

Trip Highlights

One of the best adventure treks in Nepal, Breathtaking mountain scenery, Dramatic sunrise view from Poonhill, Natural gorge and waterfalls, Great cultural diversity in mid-hill region, Opportunity to explore flora and fauna.

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AAS811 Mon ,Mar 12, 2018 Tue ,Mar 27, 2018 USD 1323 Available Book Now
AAS812 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Tue ,Apr 03, 2018 USD 1323 Available Book Now
AAS815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Tue ,Apr 24, 2018 USD 1323 Available Book Now
AAS816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Tue ,May 01, 2018 USD 1323 Available Book Now
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AAS841 Mon ,Oct 08, 2018 Tue ,Oct 23, 2018 USD 1323 Available Book Now
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  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara 
  • Day 04: Drive Pokhara to  Nayapul (1070m) & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Poonhill (3195m) - Tadapani (2630m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Doban (2500m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2500m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Jhinu (1750m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Potana (1600m) 
  • Day 14: Trek to Phedi & drive to Pokhara
  • Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 3 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis
  • Land transportation Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul 
  • Pick up from Nayapul/Phedi  and drive to Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee
  • TIMS card fee
  • Pre-booked accommodation in basic/standard teahouse (lodge) on twin sharing basis on trek
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on tea house (lodge) trek.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Hot shower or bucket of hot water
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 15 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Annapurna, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 16 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 11 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara:2 Night
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May  & Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Lodges (teahouses) on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : From 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Maximum elevation: 4130 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 1:10 pax & 2:11 pax, above, Porter 1: 2 pax (15 kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg) as per IPPG guideline

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