Annapurna Sanctuary

April- May 2024 & October- November 2024

Duration: 12 Days
Max elevation: 4130m

Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) is well known to be one of the most beautiful treks in the world offering incredible views of the Himalayas. Crossing from the jungle to the glaciers the landscapes will surprise you every day

Annapurna is the tenth world highest peak on Earth (8091m) located in Western Nepal, and also one of the most difficult that only intrepid climbers dare to attempt.

The trekking begins in the city of lakes, Pokhara. No technical difficulties make this trip feasible. There are lodges set out at every checkpoint. This route is mostly recognized for the panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Annapurna Sanctuary

Highlights

01.

Called the Sanctuary of the Gods

This route offers an expedition to explore scenes of majestic mountains and the Annapurna range from the first day.

03.

Night in Base Camp

Spend the night in Base Camp in Annapurna’s shadow.

05.

Various animal species

Observing various animal species, unique flora, and wildlife, which can be found at various altitudes.

02.

Rich Gurung, Magar, and Thakali culture and traditions

Be part of the overwhelmingly rich culture

04.

Trekking through dense bamboo forests

Bamboo forests, perennial rivers rhododendron woodlands, and big waterfalls

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival to Kathmandu

Landing in Kathmandu and transferring to the Hotel, is the beginning of a life-changing adventure!

The capital of Nepal is a vibrant and alive city. You can walk through the streets of Thamel, a popular tourist destination with stores and temples on every corner. Spend the time renting or purchasing any last-minute equipment, going for a stroll and exploring the neighborhood, or simply unwinding until the welcome dinner.

DAY 2 - Kathmandu-Phokara (823m)

After breakfast, we head to Pokhara in private Jeeps (5-6h) to get involved in a unique adventure.

Pokhara is a beautiful city surrounded by lakes and the gateway to Annapurna. Nepal’s second-largest city and one of the few locations on earth where mountains above 6,000 m can be seen clearly from an 800 m within a 28 km radius.

We will enjoy the rest of the rest relaxing around the city and getting ready for the next day.

DAY 3 - Phokara- Hile (1900m)- Ghorepani (2874m)

Distance: 7.4km
Elevation gained: 830m.

Today marks our entry into the famous Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yaks will be plentiful as we’ll traverse rivers, valleys, and amazing hanging bridges like the popular Hilary Bridge. You’ll get the first chance to glimpse Mount Everest on a clear day!

We’ll spend two nights in Namche Bazaar, the trail’s happening town, to ensure a smooth journey and adjust your body to high altitude.

DAY 4 - Ghorepani (2874m)- Poon Hill (3210m)- Tadapani (2680m)

Distance: 9.8 km
Elevation gained: 230m.

It will be an easy day where we won’t gain much altitude to help us to adjust the body to the altitude and acclimatize.

You begin your walk following the Modi River’s bank. After climbing for a bit, you leave the river behind and move in the direction of the big boulders. Following the boulder’s passage, you must cross a bridge over the Kimrong River and then ascend a trail that leads to Chhomrong.  The trail continues up to Sinuwa while taking in the scenery of the bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests before arriving at the lodge for the night.

DAY 5 - Tadapani (2680m)- Sinuwa (2300m)

Distance: 7.6 km
Elevation gained: 140m

Today’s hike begins with walking down several stone steps to reach the Chomrong Khola.

We cross a suspension bridge and start the ascend out of the valley through thick bamboo land.

Re-ascend to Kuldi at 2,470 meters, and then take a long stone staircase to the bottom.

The bamboo village is a collection of teahouse cabins created especially for hikers in a dramatic gorge.

DAY 6 - Sinuwa (2300m)- Deurali (3230m)

Distance: 7km
Elevation gained: 920m.

We start hiking through a bamboo forest up.  The trail rises steadily with fewer steep sections up a steep hill to reach Hinku Cave.

A spectacular view of the valley, the river below, and the steep rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls are made possible by the sparser vegetation.

We cross various tributaries over bridges made of logs and grass before arriving at our night stay destination, Deurali.

DAY 7 - Deurali (3230m)- Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Distance: 7.7km
Elevation gained: 900m.

From Deurali we will ascent to the majestic Annapurna Sanctuary through Machhapruchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Today’s journey begins with a walk through Bagar, a riverbank area, after which we continue on an upward track towards Machhapuchhre BC, the spectacular views of the massive mountains  Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. We can see the enormous mountain above us as we walk further along an icy trail viewing the mountain range from the Annapurna Base Camp’s 360° vantage point, where we will sleep, a magical magnificent place, the veritable house of the Gods

DAY 8 - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)- Chomrong (2170m)

Elevation gained: -2370m.

DAY 9 - Chomrong (2170m) - Naya Pul (1070m)- Pokhara

Elevation gained: -690m.

Drive to Pokhara

DAY 10 - Pokhara – Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

DAY 11- Kathmandu sightseeing

Today is a perfect day to take a break and explore the wonders of Kathmandu Valley. This culturally rich and historically significant region has plenty to offer. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling city, visit ancient temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and delve into the fascinating local traditions and customs.

DAY 12 - Departure

Buffer day in case of bad weather and guided visit to Kathmandu Valley, Durbar Square, and Monkey Temple.

You can spend your leisure time, if any, exploring the busy streets of Thamel, visiting the largest stupa in Asia, discovering the historic cities of Bhaktapur and Patang, or simply unwinding in a local spa.

Annapurna Sanctuary total cost for just AED 6.995,00-

Cost

INCLUDES

  • Transfers: Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights in 3* on B&B in a double room. 2 nights in Pokhara (same conditions)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Permits:  All necessary paper works. Annapurna Conservation area permit TIMS card, and conservation entry fee
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day including tea, coffee, and soft drinks with accessible accommodation in the twin bedroom. 2 l. of boiled water to carry per day per member
  • Medical kit
  • Guide: Government-licensed guide (English speaker) and international team leader
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Monkey temple, and Durbar square by a professional guide
  • Luggage: Up to 15 kg per member during the trek
  • Satellite phone: Thuraya sat phone carried by the guide in case of an emergency. Internet is also available to buy in the lodges
  • Complete guide and consultancy with gear list, recommendations, customized training & nutrition program (medical kits, insurance, internet, general info) WhatsApp group.
  • Porters
Cost

EXCLUDES

  • Airfare: International flight from and to Kathmandu
  • Nepal Entry visa fee: $30 per person for 15 days.
  • Lunch &dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except the welcome dinner or in case of early return from trekking than the schedule)
  • Rescue evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required (rescue, evacuation, helicopter, mediation, tests, hospitalization costs)
  • Filming: Special filming, camera, and drone permits
  • Personal equipment: Clothing, sleeping bag, climbing gear
  • Tips for the staff
  • Personal expenses: Telephone, internet service during the trek, hot shower, toiletries, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages
  • Extra: Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary or any other item not listed in the «cost included» section

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