Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is a fabulous and complete adventure starting from former old Himalayan Kingdom of Kathmandu to scenic Pokhara valley in the shade of majestic Annapurna where the mountains reflect on its serene Lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
Trekking through traditional villages of Gurung, Poon / Magar tribes, and into dense rhododendron forest, wherein flowering season this place will be a paradise with beautiful natural garden.
Annapurna Sanctuary trekking with Poon Hill adventure continues with breathtaking sceneries after visiting Ghorepani and Poon hill with fabulous sunrise towards Annapurna base camp within the sanctuary enclosed with an amphitheater of peaks.
From here heading back via an alternative route and with a pleasant walk back to scenic Pokhara after an enjoyable and mesmerizing Annapurna Sanctuary trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin a trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs walk.
Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali - 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m - 04 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: International departure homeward bound.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff with warm welcome transfer respective hotels our guide / leader will inform regarding trekking to Annapurna base camp- hotels –lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle towards picturesque Pokhara valley through Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks. (By air options 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).
Morning 2 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, from here walk follows an old Nepal / Tibet Trans Himalayan Caravan route through farm villages of Bhirtethati and Hille to overnight stop at Tirkhedhunga in the comfort of nice local lodge after a good walk.
Morning begins with steep climb to Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. From Ulleri the trail gets better through Bhanthati, Nagethati villages, walking into beautiful rhododendron forest to our overnight stop at Ghorepani Deurali.
Morning an hour climb up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m high for amazing views of mountains with stunning sunrise over chain of peaks, and then continue trek to Tadapani into tranquil rhododendron woodland with grand vista of mountains. Around this beautiful area in spring it will be magic with wildflowers in full bloom.
From Tadapani morning walk leads downhill to Kimrong valley through thick woodland. On reaching Gurjong village an uphill climb for few hours to the top of Chomrong village. From here a short downhill to overnight stop at Chomrong village. This is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek.
After Chomrong walk with short downhill to Chomrong River, on crossing an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa danda with few lodges. From here into dense forest to reach at Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forested area. After Bamboo an hour walk up to Dovan for overnight stop, situated in the middle of forest in the river gorge.
From Dovan onwards gets cooler with fresh mountain air entering towards Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp. Walk leads on a pleasant winding path with few ups beneath Hiunchuli peak to cross a small bridge reaching at Deurali before Machapuchare Base Camp. Here onwards tree line fades away with only short bushes and shrubs, as the walk climb following the raging Modi River upstream to reach at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop.
Morning with views of Annapurna Mountains heading uphill reaching higher elevation at Annapurna Base Camp with close up views of magnificent Annapurna peaks with Annapurna I a massive mountain. At Base Camp 4,095 the highest spot of this trip, enjoy the views with afternoon free to marvel the surrounding beautiful peaks and glaciers.
After grand time around Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, morning walk heads downhill all the way to Deurali. From here with few ups and downs and some gradual section back into tree lines into serene forested area to reach at Bamboo place for overnight stop.
From here a short steep climb to Khuldi Ghar, and on the winding downhill path through dense forest to Sinuwa danda. From here walk descends to Chomrong khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour to reach Chomrong village for rest or for lunch. After Chomrong with half hour climb to the top of Chomrong ridge. From here route descend to Jhinu danda for overnight stop. This village on a ridge offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill by Modi River.
Morning on downhill walk for an hour to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by the Modi River, after the bridge a gradual walk with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk through terraced farm fields and villages reaching cool forested area. From here a short climb for 40 minutes to Deurali ridge. After Deurali a nice pleasant walk leads to Pothana with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including views of Fish Tail peak.
Morning with super views leads to Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains, from descend to Kande village on the road head connecting Baglung-Pokhara highway, from here an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (By air to Kathmandu 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu).
Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna Sanctuary with Pun Hill, as per your international flight, View Nepal Treks staff transfers you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
Perhaps Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the best country walks although it leads to up / down hills with stone steps, as altitude wise is safe the trek lead on moderate altitude with less chance of getting AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness) the highest is at ABC 4,095 meters high.
As per season wise, autumn and winter months can get cold above 2,000 meters especially morning and night time but day time with pleasant sunny days above 2,000 m sun gets glaring requires sunscreen due to high altitude above 3,000 m with strong UV. In spring and summer above 2,300 m with 15°-18° C average and minimum of 0° to 5° C, autumn / winter day time 15°-16° C and can get below -5° C during morn / night time.
Altitude wise this trek is safe with slow walk and acclimatization every day before reaching above 3,000 to 4,000 meters. However some people might get sick with personal problem or diarrhea which is common due to change of meals and environment, we carry medical kit and our guide goes through medical training course every 6 months, they will advice what is best and in case of serious illness and accidents emergency evacuation required by any means of transport or by helicopter to reach the nearest hospital.
Most of the time Sat and local Cell phone works, however if walking in deep gorge like in Bamboo –Dovan-Deurali few places it won’t work, in this case there are Landline (STD /ISTD) available along the lodge on route ABC.