Annapurna Base Camp Trek / Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 16 Days
Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal
Drive by private vehicle
Max: 4130 m
Approximately 5-7 Hours Per Day
Tours And Trekking Duration
Mode Of Trekking Tour
Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna Range, Nilgiri, Manaslu
1 Person Or Above
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the most spectacular on-foot trips of Nepal. This 16 days trek is specially designed for the adventure lovers who have relaxed time-schedule. The trek leads to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft) – the world’s 10th largest mountain.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a gorgeous trek through pleasant and picturesque landscape of Nepal that accommodates the gallery of some of the most amazing flora and fauna. Along with such beautiful landscape, you can also experience the lifestyle of some of the most authentic and diversified cultures of Nepal.
The overall trip is a combination of an unforgettable experience into the depth of nature, culture and the ancient site explorations. The trip starts from the ancient city of Kathmandu. The sightseeing itinerary in Kathmandu includes visits to some of the World Heritage Sites and exploration into some of the ancient temples. The trip then leads to picturesque Pokhara where you can stroll through quaint villages, waterfalls, Himalayan river crossings and a set of some of the best rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower) forests.
With this trek, you will surely experience an incredibly journey to the nature and all its glory in a timeframe under your comfort.
DETAIL PROGRAM ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m
After a breathtaking Himalayan flight to Kathmandu, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be warmly greeted by our representative who will also escort you to your Hotel. After check in and refreshment, there will be a briefing session by our tour consultant and the rest of the day is at your leisure to rest or explore the sights of the valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Day:
Second day is basically a sightseeing and Trek Preparation day. After breakfast, we embark on a guided tour to major historical, cultural and spiritual attractions of the valley which includes World Heritage Sites like the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath) etc.
Later in the afternoon, we have a short trip discussion and introduction with our mountain guide and other team members who will accompany you. Rest of the day is at your leisure to rest and prepare for your trip ahead. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m): 6 hrs drive
We take an early morning tourist bus to Pokhara which is an enchanting city dotted by numerous lake stopping en-route for lunch. The 5 hr scenic drive is includes views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks.
An evening stroll alongside the Lakeside city can be a thrilling experience. Overnight in hotel
Day 04: Drive, Pokhara - Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri [2050m]: 1 hr drive and 4 or 6 hrs trek
After a hearty breakfast early morning, we drive to Nayapul which is the start point of our trek. From here you start to walk through sub tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff and follow the south bank of the river. We stop by for lunch after which we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga, here we may take halt overnight as well if you feel tired or depending upon time situation. If time permits & depending your fitness, we may further trek along the quite steep trail at time to reach Ulleri by late afternoon for overnight. Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Trekking, Ulleri or Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m): 4 - 6 hrs trek
After breakfast we ascend to the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani in Nepali means 'horse-water' owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. At Ghorepani we can find small retail shops which sell variety of local products and craft. We make a stop at the higher portion of the Ghorepani village so that one can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. One should be prepared for the chilly evening out here. Overnight at Mountain lodge
Day 06: Trekking, Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2700m): 5 - 6 hrs trek
From Ghorepani we head to Poon Hill(3210 m)- an icon of the Annapurna's making an early climb in order to catch one of the most awesome sunrises. Beside this we also get panoramic views of Mustang, Pokhara valley including close up views of more than 20 highest mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking photos and having some refreshments, we return back to Ghorepani.
After a hearty breakfast, we head east to climb a nearby ridge and then descend through rhododendron forests, and spectacular waterfalls to reach Tadapani. Overnight at Mountain Lodge
Day 07: Trekking, Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 6 hrs trek
After breakfast we descend downhill thorugh dense forest growth to the village of Chuile and the Kimrong Khola (river) after which we start climbing to Chhomrong which is a incredible location right on the lap of the Annapurnas with close up views of the Annapurna south with the Fishtail facing it across the valley. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 08: Trekking, Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m): 6 hrs trek
After a hearty breakfast we walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, slowly climbing through wooded areas up to Sinuwa Danda. From Sinuwa Danda we walk through wooded rhododendron forests and bamboo forest finally reaching Dovan which is our halt for the night. Overnight at Mountain lodge
Day 09: Trek, Dovan to Deurali (3230m): 4 hrs trek
As usual after breakfast we start walking from Dovan following the river through bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the canyon, crossing two streams and small bridges finally reaching Deurali. Overnight at Mountain Lodge
Day 10: Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m): 3 - 4 hrs trek
After breakfast we begin our hike to MBC, Machhapuchre base camp through a trail on the river bed that gently slopes upwards to rise steeply up the mountain. One must be careful of some avalanche prone areas in between MBC and Deurali. It's a tough and strenuous hike but is compensated by the majesty of the Himalayas. Overnight at Mountain Lodge
Day 11: Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): 2 - 3 hrs trek
As usual after breakfast we begin our hike from the Machhapuchhare base cam to the famous Annapurna base camp. During the trial the vegetation gradually disappears and we encounter numerous snow boulders melting to form streams. The path gradually widens as we enter the legendary Annapurna sanctuary with panoramic 360 degree view of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m): 6 hrs trek
After an early morning tea/breakfast with the awe inspiring sunrise over the Himalayas we are ready to leave for Bamboo. Our hike is a gradual drop through various geopgraphical features and fantastic views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m): 6 hrs trek
From bamboo we descend to Jhinu Danda diverging from Chomrong. Jhinu Danda has some great hot springs in which we can rejuvenate ourself with a long soak in the hot water. Overnight at Mountain lodge
Day 14: Trek, Jhinu Dada to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara: 6 hrs trek 1 hr drive
Our last day on the trek takes us through Kyumi village, Syauli bazaar, Birethanti before finally arriving at Nayapul, where our car will be waiting to drive us back to the wonderful home comforts of your hotel in Pokhara. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure and maybe you can take a stroll at lakeside and catch up on the modern world. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Drive, Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30 minutes flight
Morning after breakfast, you can stroll around Lakeside or visit any monuments in Pokhara if you wish. We will then leave Pokhara driving towards Kathmandu.
On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be escorted by our representative to the Hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to catch up on some last minute shopping or stroll down the capital city Kathmandu. Later in the evening there will be a celebration and welcome dinner on the successful completion of an incredible journey. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16 Final Departure
The finale of our journey and we are reluctant to see you go! However our representative will drop you to the airport or if you are interested you can extend your trip by taking another interesting trek, tour or extensions to Tibet, Bhutan or Sikkim, all you need to do is simply ask us!