Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-17 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Cultural Tour, Sightseeing in Heritage, Explore Pokhara & Fewa Lake, Landscape & Green Nature, Trekking in Annapurna
Duration : 17 Days Trip Code : HNABC017
Trip Grade : Moderate to fairly challenging Max-Altitude : 4130m/13582 ft.
Meals : Full Board on Trek/ BB in City Accomodation : Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Toursit Bus/Private Car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus-MBC-ABC-Nayapul-Pokhara- Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is incredibly spectacular, set under the shade of majestic peaks Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441).

The western Nepal offers verities of landscape with welcoming culture, where Annapurna region lies. Annapurna is the most popular trekking region of Nepal and encounters by 50% and above tourists every years. The beautiful landscapes, the gorgeous mountain views, dense vegetation of rhododendrons, bamboos and giant firs throughout the trial are luring beauties of the trek. Apart from these, the rock strewn steep trials, rushing rivers, deep waterfalls and the exceptionally unique cultural practices in the villages mostly dominated by Gurung inhabitants is  equally worthwhile to explore. As the trek comes closer to the Annapurna Base Camp the improving views of the wide range of Himalayas and the cool Himalayan breeze provides the sensational joys. Every moment the trek rewards with the worthwhile watch. It may be culture, landscapes or the pleasant weather. Annapurna Conservation Area Project has the lead role in preserving the floras, faunas, wild lives, and fragile nature of the region. The conserved area includes both the Base Camps Machapucchre and Annapurna. The trek in the region is also particularly popular because the trial also takes you the famous trekking peaks of Nepal including Tent Peak, Fluted Peak and Hiunchuli.

In addition, if you have limited time and wish to enjoy natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences; you could join our Annapurna Base Camp Trek-14 Days or even Annapurna Base Camp Trek-10 Days. You could also join our challenging trekking route to Annapurna Region by joining our Round Annapurna Trek-19 Days.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com 

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu International Airport (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 04 Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus (Altitude: 1650 m/5577 ft.; Drive: 2/3 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Trek to Landruk (Altitude: 1,646m/5530 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek to Chhomrong (Altitude: 2,170m/7293 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek to Dovan (2,600m) (Altitude: 2,600m/8580 ft. Trek: 6-7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (Altitude: 3,700m/12210 ft. Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude: 4130m/13582 ft. Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek back to Himalaya (Altitude: 2,873m/9423 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek back to Chhomrong (Altitude: 2,170m/7118ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Trek to Tadapani (Altitude: 2,600m/8528 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek to Ghorepani (Altitude: 2,800m/9156 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Early Morning Excursion to Poon Hill, Trek to Tirke Dhunga (Altitude: At Poonhill: 3210 m/10531 ft. Tirkhe Dhunga: 1,577m/5157 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Trek to Nayapul via Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara (Altitude: 823 m/2691 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Drive: 1 hrs. Meal: BL)
  • Day 16 Fly /drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)
  • Day 17 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu International Airport (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.


Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)

Early morning, after breakfast, catch Tourist bus or we can also organize a private vehicle for you. Viewing countryside villages, farm, shops and river, you will reach at Pokhara. A beautiful place with tremendous views of mountains and lakes. You can also go for Boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 04 Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus (Altitude: 1650 m/5577 ft.; Drive: 2/3 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After having breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu, our guide and driver will receive you for drive to Phedi. You can view the mountains, forest and scattered village settlements. It will takes around 6/7 hours’ to reach Phedi, from where, you will hike up to Dhampus. You will walk through lush forest and beautiful landscape to the hilltop village Dhampus. From here, you can see the mesmerizing mountains including Annapurna South, Fishtail (Macchapucchre), Hiunchuli and Lamjung. Overnight at local lodge.


Day 05 Trek to Landruk (Altitude: 1,646m/5530 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Taking picturesque views of the mountains, ascend through the forest trail that are paved with stones making somewhere a bit steeper. Following narrow path, you pass Pothana then reach Deurali. It is aplace where you find yourself in high up of the East Modi River flowing down the Annapurna Circuit surrounded by complete ambience of nature.  You will reach at typical Gurung Village Landruk from where, the splendid views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli can be grasp. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 06 Trek to Chhomrong (Altitude: 2,170m/7293 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will walk along the stone steps mountain path, cross a new bridge towards the dense forest of bamboo. At this time, you will experience yourself in a complete isolation in the tranquility of nature. You will stop at Jhunu for a short rest, then headed towards Chhomrong.  It is located on a steep hillside with few shops, several tea-houses and wooden cottage lodges. From here, you can have impeccable and awe-inspiring view of Mt. Macchapucchre. Overnight at Local lodge.


Day 07 Trek to Dovan (2,600m) (Altitude: 2,600m/8580 ft. Trek: 6-7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will walk along terrace village and farm fields descending to the Chhomrong River, then crossing a bridge, walk uphill to Sinuwa. Then onwards, you will enter to the dark and thick forest of Rhododendron till Khuldighar. Now, you will follow a long and steep steps downhill trail crossing Bamboo, oaks and Rhododendron forest towards Bamboo. From here, you will walk a short while to reach Dovan where you will stay overnight.


Day 08 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (Altitude: 3,700m/12210 ft. Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Climbing steeply for a while on a rocky trail through the forest, you will reach at Hinko cave. From here, you will encounters several gorge and avalanche track till Daurali, where you will take rest and have lunch. Following the trail to the Sanctuary crossing avalanche path, ascend toward the Macchapucchre base camp, a grassy moraine platform with several lodges. Allowing time, you can go to ridge to grasp the picturesque views of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Macchapucchre.


Day 09 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude: 4130m/13582 ft. Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

A charming day of Sanctuary trip is when you reach at Annapurna base Camp. It will be a short but exciting walk in a fairly gentle ascent trail to Annapurna South Base Camp. An impressive views of picturesque landscape and snowcapped Himalayas surrounding you really feels amazing. Remaining time you can explore as you wish. Overnight at local lodge.