Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Duration15 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude4,130m
Group SizeAny
Travel StyleTrekking And Tour
Best TimeMarch to April and September to November

Regulus Nepal has designed 15 days of thrilling & awe-inspiring Annapurna Sanctuary Trek for those trekkers who want to fulfill their dream to conclude the Annapurna base camp with a calm & tranquil. Annapurna sanctuary trail will take you to Ghorepani & the famous Poon Hill, a place to view sunrise over Mt.Dhaulagiri & Mt Annapurna ranges. The glimpse of Mt.Machapuchhre (Fish Tail in Nepali) & the complete & spectacular views of Annapurnas is heart-taking.

Highlights 

  • Breathtaking view of Annapurna range, and other 10th highest Peak of the World along with several above 7000m’s peaks
  • Ghandruk and Chhomrong Village
  • Hot Springs at Jhinu.
  • Sunrise and Sunset over the Annapurna; Himalayas
  • Trekking witnessing beautiful Rhododendron, bamboo forests, etc
  • View of various species of plants and animals.
  • Way of living of Gurung and Magar people along with the architecture of their temples, houses, and surroundings.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek begins from Nayapul. First of all, trekkers reach Pokhara by bus or air from Kathmandu. Nayapul is within driving distance from Pokhara. While on the trek you get endless views of beautiful sceneries. You feel as if you are taking bath in beauty. First, you will arrive at Ghorepani by climbing stone staircases and crossing rhododendron forests. Early in the morning, you hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise view. It is around a 45-minute walk. Poon Hill is the place where people flock from all over the world to capture a breathtaking sunrise view of the Annapurna range. Furthermore, you will go through places like Tadapani, Chhomrong (gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary), and Machhapuchhure Base Camp finally reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at around an elevation of above 4100 meters. While trekking back you spend two nights in the tea house. We walk along Modi Khola (River). Before driving to Pokhara you enjoy one night in Pokhara and this is really refreshing.

Annapurna Sanctuary Weather, Best Time to Trek

The best time to trek at Annapurna Base Camp is from late May to mid-September. September through November, as well as February through May. This month the weather is good with good visibility. The Base Camp temperatures reach about -6°C during these periods. Trekkers encounter groups of climbers who are preparing for their summit attempts if you trek to Nepal Annapurna Sanctuary trek in late April or early May, The temperatures in this area n between late November and February are around -15°C extremely cold. during the day and even colder at night.  

Itinerary
Trip PlanExpand all
01Day

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

02Day

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

03Day

We ride on Prithivi Highway along Trishuli River. The view is really nice. The scenic beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain ahead of you simply symbolizes that you are about to approach the City of Lakes—Pokhara. You can spend your leisure time by walking in lakeside at the edge of Phewa Lake. It is really pleasure walk. We will spend night in a hotel in Pokhara.

04Day

Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul. It is around one and half hour drive. From here we walk few hours to arrive at Tikhedhunga where we will spend night. Walking along the bank of Modi Khola River we arrive at Birethanti where there are lots of tea houses. Following the course of Bhurungdi Khola we ascend to Hille arriving at Thikhedhunga.

05Day

We start ascending after breakfast and Ulleri is our first stop of the day. Magar are inhabitants of Ulleri. Banthanti is our next destination. Couple of hours further will bring us at Nangethanti and Ghorepani is few distance away from here. We accommodate at Ghorepani.

06Day

We wake up early in the morning to arrive at Poon Hill. It is around 45 minute walk. Poon Hill is a vantage point from where you will get mesmerizing sunrise view above Annapurna range. After spending few hours here we retrace route to Ghorepani where we will take our breakfast. Now we move to Tadapani. Crossing pine and rhododendron forests we arrive at Deurali followed by Banthanti. Few more hours of walk will take us to Tadapani where we will halt for a night. 

07Day

We follow downhill track to arrive at Gurjung. Gurung are native of this place. Walk to Chhomorong from Gurjung is easy. Chhomorong is a starting point of Sanctuary Valley. We put off at Chhomrong.

08Day

After breakfast we measure way to Himalaya Hotel and on the way we cross Bamboo. We arrive at Bamboo passing through bamboo forests. Further climb will bring us at Dovan from where Himalaya Hotel is not that far. We will put off near around Himalaya Hotel.

09Day

It is a day of our dream realization. We cross through ‘Hidden Valley’ to be at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Here we will be spending precious time of our life. The government of Nepal has not given climbing permit to Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain. Here we will spend a night.

10Day

Annapurna Base Camp is two hours walk in distance from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is at an altitude of 4,130m from sea level. Here you get the mesmerizing view of Annapurna Ranges. The sight is ecstatic and so beautiful that you will behold in your eyes forever. We halt at Annapurna base Camp tonight.

11Day

After breakfast we retrace path to Dovan. It is around four to five hours walk enjoying mountains and its view. We will stay overnight in Dovan.

12Day

Exploring Hidden Valley and glaciers we move towards Jhinu. In some of the places you are surrounded by mountains. We cross bamboo forests arrive at Kuldighar and descend to Chommorong before reaching Jhinu Dada where we take rest at night.

13Day

Birethanti is our first destination today. The route is simple and easy. It is a downhill course along Modi Khola River. Finally, we arrive at Nayapul. From here we drive to Pokhara. You will have some time to enjoy Pokhara today especially, lakeside walk at evening or boating in Phewa Lake. We will spend night in a hotel here.

14Day

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu following Prithvi Highway, the route that we followed couple of weeks earlier to arrive at Pokhara. In Kathmandu you will get some time to enjoy Thamel. Here you can purchase gifts for your friends and families. Overnight in a hotel.

15Day

Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon! 

Cost Details
Included
  •  2 nights of standard accommodation in Kathmandu. & Pokhara (BB plan).
  •   tea houses accommodation on Mountain while trekking including 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
  •   Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  •   An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  •   A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  •   Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
  •   One way domestic flight (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm).
  •   Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
  •   One way bus service (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm) bya tourist bus.
  •   Bothway private transportation(Pkr-Nayapu-Pkr) by a car.
  •   Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
  •   Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit &,
  •   All applicable fees.
  •   One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  •   Trip Completion Certificate.
  •   First Aid Kit.        
Excluded
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.
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