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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 17 Days

Annapurna Sancturay Trek  
Trip Duration : 17 Days
Trek Length : 12 Days
Trip Rating : Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 13,546ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Lodges
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : Sep-Nov & Mar-May
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Land Cost :
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Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

Annapurna Sanctuary trek offers you the best opportunity to see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range; the trek passes through beautifully terraced fields and villages where you can see the traditional Nepalese way of life. Magar and Gurung people are the main inhabitants of the region. In the lower foothills and along the Pokhara to Mustang trade route, we will meet diverse ethnic groups including Chhetri, Brahmin, Thakali and others who greet you with a smile.

Annapurna and Machhapuchhare Base Camp area; often referred as the natural amphitheater is surrounded by Annapurna 1, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna, Tharpu Chuli, Machhapupuchhare, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli; is within the sanctuary and is at the highest elevation we trek. The sanctuary requires trekking up and returning the same way. It is strenuous, and winds through the verdant bamboo forest along the Modi River. The rest of the trek is highlighted by spectacular scenery and seeing the amazing culture and traditional way of life of the Nepalese people.

Moreover, this trek goes through rhododendron forests interspersed with various other species, and contain some of the best preserved forests in Nepal. There are over 30 species of rhododendrons found in Nepal. The Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and found in several colors, red, white, purple, and pink, when in blossom in the spring. If you love to see the spectacular rhododendron flower covered forest scenery with snowcapped peaks in the background, you should consider trekking in the spring season from March to April. Other species of floras found along the trail are conifers, Silver Fir, Acacia, Chestnut, Walnut, Birch, Rosewood, Silky Cotton trees, Oak, Hemlock, Alder, Maples and Blue Pines to mention a few. In addition to the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains towering above the lush green hills and deep valleys, you will likely see Langur monkeys, and various birds as you trek through the forest trail. October to December and February to May are the best times to trek this region for spectacular views.

Poon Hill viewpoint at 10,529ft above sea level in the foothills of the Annapurnas is another highlight of this trek as we catch the magical moments of sunrise over the majestic peaks such as Annapurna I (8,167m), Annapurna-II-IV, Annapurna Fang, Machhapupuchhare, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki River gorge, Mount Dhaulagiri (8,091m), Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Himalayan range.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing,
Day 3 Flight to Pokhara (3,149ft) and trek to Dhampus (5,248ft),
Day 4 trek to Landruk (5,379ft),
Day 5 trek to Chhomrong (7,249ft),
Day 6 trek to Doban (8,528ft),
Day 7 trek to Machhapuchhre base camp (12,923ft),
Day 8 trek to Annapurna base camp (13,546ft) and rest,
Day 9 trek to Doban camp,
Day 10 trek to Chhomrong
Day 11 Trek to Tadapani (8,758ft),
Day 12 trek to Ghorepani (9,184ft),
Day 13 trek to Pool Hill viewpoint at 10,529ft and continue to Birethanti,
Day 14 Trek to Naya Pool and drive to Pokhara, hotel,
Day 15 Flight to Kathmandu, hotel,
Day 16 Leisure day in Kathmandu, hotel,
Day 17 Departure from Kathmandu,

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Domestic airfare Pokhara to Kathmandu including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, to and from trailheads and departures,
  • Trekking with overnights in lodge accommodation includes:
    Twin bedroom sharing with breakfast at the lodge you are staying,
    (en-route trek lodge rooms will be as per local standards with basic comfort)
  • Lunch served en-route, and staff provided are a guide and porters,
  • Kathmandu lodging and sightseeing, transportation including domestic flight, and entrance fees for monuments visited as per itinerary in Kathmandu Valley and Annapurna Conservation Project,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Dinners on lodge trek and lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • Sleeping bag,
  • Hot shower and towel while on trek,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips, and toilet papers,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

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