Annapurna Sanctuary is an immense basin of mountains cradling mammoth glaciers within its ever frozen and craggy confines at a distance of 40k north of Phokara. The great circular plateau is suspended at a height of 4000m surrounded by the steep Annapurna range with most peaks in sight above 7000m, because of which the basin only receives seven hours of sunlight per day. There is only one gateway into this high range, mountain locked area which lies through a long and narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare. Drainage from the glaciers collects at the entrance and runs off into Modi Khola River, which is surely some of the purest water on earth and is worshiped by local tribes.
The Sanctuary had no foreigners trespass its untouched terrain until 1956 and has since become renowned around the world for its magnificent beauty. The southern facing slopes have dense jungles creeping along like a huge flood of luminous green while the north facing slopes, which abide in the rain shadow area, have a more arid and frigid climate. Annapurna Sanctuary has long been sacred to the native Gurung tribe who believe that the sanctuary is home to many deities like Shiva, who is thought to reside upon Mount Machapuchare. Though the Gurung are very traditional and spiritual people they still warmly welcome guests with gladness in their hearts and plenty of hot tea.
The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is no less beautiful than the Sanctuary itself. People come to trek in Nepal to see thriving wildlife, ancient temples, timeless traditions and a landscape of abundance that has no shortage of spectacular sights; every step of the way this is what we offer you!
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Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing &Trek; Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).
Day 3 :Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (915 m), 5-6 hours drive.
Day 4 :Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1, 577m.) 5 hours trek.
Day 5 :Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,800m.) 5- 6 hours trek.
Day6 :Hiking up to Poon hill (3,200m.) & trek to Tadapani (2,710m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Day7 :Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m.) 6 hours trek.
Day 8 :Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,580m) 6 hours trek.
Day 9 :Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3,230m.) 2-3 hours trek.
Day 10 :Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,170m.) 5 hours trek.
Day 11 :Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo (2,310m.) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 12 :Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (1,750 m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 13 :Trek from Jhinudanda to Tolkha (1,700 m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 14 :Trek from Tolkha to Dhampus (1,500m) – Phedi- Pokhara: 30 minutes drive & 6 hours trek.
Day15 :Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 16 :Depart Kathmandu for home sweet home.
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status|
|10 March 2016||26 March 2015||Book|