Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

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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Outline Itinerary

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.

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide and all entrance fees.
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, in a shared twin room with breakfast.
  • Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  • At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  • Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  • Return transport by tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to trek start point and from trek end point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • 1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • 1 Annapurna region trekking map, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
Any meals in Pokhara other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
Hot shower during the trek.
Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
10 March 2016 26 March 2015 Book

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Nepal

Max Elevation: 4130m

Best Season: Sep-Nov, Mar-May

Advantage : Vast Glaciers, Undying Culture and Traditions

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