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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is combined with Poon Hill (3210m) trek in Annapurna Region. It is more distinct than any other treks by its multi-ethnic villages, their rich culture, beautiful landscape,

  • Trip Fact - 15 days
  • Trip Code: HST-AT-18
  • Trek Start/End: Phedi / Nayapul
  • Grade : Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation : 1110m/3640ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4130m/13546ft
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 person
  • Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Duration: 15 days
Annapurna Sanctuary trek

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the most popular treks across the Annapurna Region Trekking. The trail pass through the formidable bamboo forests and thickets t open up the great amphitheater of the sanctuary for recreational use. Annapurna Sanctuary trek is more distinct than any other treks by its multi-ethnic villages, their rich culture, beautiful landscape, and natural scenery. It is a good introductory route for close encounters with the Himalayas in a short period of time. It is also known as Annapurna sanctuary trek. This is one of the most popular and spectacular trekking trails in Nepal. The base camp is situated at 4130m/13546m.

From Pokhara half an hour drive to Phedi by private car. Annapurna Sanctuary trek commences from Phedi. From Phedi, the trail passes through the Sal trees with sections of stone steps, the village inhabitants of Brahmins, Chhetris and Gurungs in Dhampus.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is commenced from Phedi and end at Nayapul. During trekking days trekkers enjoy spectacular mountain scenery with incredible cultural diversity although it has some steep climbs in trekking trail until Dhampus village. The village Superb views of the Annapurna ranges including the Dhaulagiri, Fishtail etc mountains, beautiful sunset and sunrise on the Himalayas, countryside experience

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is the incredible diversity of the Annapurna’s offer naturalists the perfect environment for discovering a wealth of bird life. Its unique habitats shelter diverse groups of bird species. In Annapurna region, birds are diurnal, seasonal and altitudinal migrants birds such a the cuckoo visit spring in the spring for breeding.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is combined with Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft). From Poon hill can observe incredible sunrise with panoramic view plethora peaks Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri (8167m/26788ft), Nilgiri (7041m/23094ft), Fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m/22953ft) mount Annapurna I (8091m/26538ft), mount Annapurna II (7939m/26039), mount Annapurna III(7555m/24780ft), mount Annapurna IV (7525m/24682ft), mount Annapurna south (7219m/23678ft), mount Himchuli (6441m/21126ft), Lamjung Himal (6986m/22914ft),Tukuche peak. The trail descends through the forest to Ulleri. From Ulleri trail drop on the staircase of a few thousand steps to the Tirkhedunga. The trail follows the Burundi Khola with warm weather to the Birethanti.  The Annapurna Sanctuary trek end at Nayapul.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Highlight

  • Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Walk around Phewa Lake
  • Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre and Annapurna I
  • Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.
  • Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast 10 minute walk from your hotel to Green line Bus stand. From Kathmandu scenic  four hours drive to Kurintar. In Kurintar one hour break for Lunch. After lunch three hour drive to Pokhara. After one hour refreshment in hotel walk around the Phewa lake. Evening stunning sunset view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. O/n at hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast half an hour drive to the Dhampus Phedi(1130m/3706ft). Your trek commence from Phedi. From Phedi to Dhampus hike is can be sweaty through the forest of Aal trees with sections of stone steps .It takes two hours from Phedi. From Dhampus(1650m/3706ft) the route  climbs the ridge passing farmhouse and meadows up to Pothana(1890m/6200ft). Lunch. From Pothana the trail climb steady through the forest to the Deurali(2100m/6888ft). The trail descends through rhododendron forest to the Bhaise Kharka. The trail contouring around the hillside the trail goes through cultivated fields to Tolkha(1700m/5576). O/n at mountain Lodge in Tolkha.

From Tolkha the trail drop little to the stream where you can view water grindstone mill. The trail pass through the beautiful Gurung settlement and overlooking the Modi valley and Ghandruk village your in Landruk village at 1565m/5133ft.  The trail descend to the Modi Khola until crossing suspension bridge you are in New bridge(1340 m/4395). Lunch. After lunch trail begins to climb around the the Kimrong Khola. The trail became a steep and slippery just before the Jhunu Danda(1780m/5838ft).  After  an hour rest you can visit natural hot springs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Jhunu Danda.

From Jhinu Danda the trail accent   400m/1312ft continuous to the Taglung village. It is one of the toughest sages in Annapurna sanctuary trek. The Chhomrong village 2170m/7117ft one of the biggest Gurung settlement  and the village home to many ex- Gurkha soldiers. Lunch. From Chomrong the trail steep decent staircase ta side stream. After cross iron bridge the trail climbs steps steeply upwards to a few corner until Sinuwa at 2335m/7658ft. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Sinuwa.

From Sinuwa the trail accent muddy and rocky trail the Kuldighar from here you can view spectacular massive Mt. Fishtail(6996 m). Trail pass through the slippery,  misty  with rhododendron forest near by Modi Khola. After crossing bamboo branches, rotting trees trunks  your in Bomboo at 2335 m. After Bamboo one hour continuous walking thick forest to the Dovan 2505m. Lunch. After Dovan  the trail climbs up from the murky gorge on to the high upland meadows. The trail soon penetrates the dense bamboo forest at Himalaya Hotel (2875 m). O/n at mountain Lodge in Himalaya Hotel.

The trail continues accent to the Hinku Cave at 3150 m the risky area of the avalanche  from Hiunchuli  the period of monsoon until early October. From Hinku Cave the trail dives across a small ravine and straddles small climb your in Deurali at 3230 m. From Deurali trail flow the stream Modi Khola with spectacular view of Gangapurna and Machapurchhere to the Bagar(3300 m).The trail across the Modi  Khoal and continue on the east bank  before crossing back to the main track. The final accent through the rocky  meadows trail to the Machapuchhre Base Camp at 3700 m. Evening beautiful sunset view  west face of the Machhapuchhre. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Machhapuchhre.

From Machhapuchhre Base camp the trail climb steadily wide meadows three hour walking in thin air.  We will recommend you to start trek little earlier as usual before the sun makes a warm the icy platform.  The cloud is below  until lunch so that the mountain views are incredible. After lunch  you can climb  for acclimatized  and energetic up to the ridge of the southwest, on the moraine alongside the glacier drops from Annapurna south. After gaining height provide more spectacular mountain views in Annapurna sanctuary the Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli both trekking peak. To spent overnight in Annapurna base camp gives a different perspective to this great amphitheater of mountains. It is truly is a land of the magical make believe. O/n at mountain Lodge in Annapurna base camp.

Early morning spectacular sunrise view in Annapurna Mountain including Annapurna south , Annapurna I,  Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre. After break fast the trail retreat  down to the Dovan. 1o hours walking. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Dovan.

After breakfast the trail accent to the Khuldi Jhar than  few time up and donwn small hill  through the thick forest your in Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trial steep decent to the stream. After crossing bridge the trail continuous accent stone staircase to the Chomrong village.  After decending  from high altitude is always relaxing and refreshing  on body and mind. O/n at mountain lodge in Chomrong.

From Chomrong  the trail leads west into the side valley of the Kmrong Khola valley.  The trail descend to the Gurjung village (1900m) .After few minutes rest with hot tea and coffees you will cross long suspension bridge in stream. The trail begins long climb. The trail is quite steep over the terraces gaining height brutally at times and cool forest near Chuuli. Lunch.  After lunch the trail continues up to the Tadapani(2590m) through the thick rhododendron forest. O/n at mountain Loge in Tadapani.

From Tadapani the trail  descends steeply to the streams, you will encounter white longueur in  left side cliff. After crossing small bridge the trail accent through the rhododendron forest  to the Banthanti height amazing view of Annapurna south. After few minutes walk you will be small settlement of Banthanti(2520 m) nearby stream. From Banthanti the trail accent through the muddy and slippery belongs in waterfall, so that  you have to careful under such conditions. After two hour continuous walking through the high woodland in ridge to Deurali (2990 m). Lunch. After half an hour accent the trail up and down small hill through the rhododendron forest you will be Gurung Hill. From Guring Hill you can  observe panoramic  view of Annapurna range , Dhulagiri range and Kaligandaki valley which better than poon hill view. After half an hour descend you will be Ghorepani(2870m). O/n at Mountain Lodge in Ghorepani.

Early morning climb one hour to the Poon Hill(3210 m) to view panoramic sunrise view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. After breakfast the trail descend to the thick rhododendron  forest to the Ulleri (2010 m) . From Ulleri trail steep decent to the Tikhedunga(1500 m). Lunch. After lunch the trails descend to the Birethanti(1025 m) than Nayapul(1070 m) through the Bhurundi Khola. 9 hour walking. From Nayapul  one and half hour drive to  the Pokhara. O/n at hotel in Pohara.

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 7 hours drive. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

The Himalayan Smile Treks  staff will come to drop Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport for final departure before three hour. Onward your safe Journey.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Price

Silver Price - US$ 750 Per Person (Twin sharing)
The  Package Cost Includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation
The Package Cost Excludes:
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
  • All Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • International air fare
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
Gold Price - US$ 1070 Per Person (Twin sharing)
The Package Cost Includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket. Other ground transportation
The Package Cost Excludes:
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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