Walk through villages, forests and upstream along the Modi Khola into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. This is a spectacular trek to the South Face of Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft). Offer breath taking views of the Fishtail Peak (6,993m/22,943ft). Watch a magnificent sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill.
Your journey commences in the ancient city of Kathmandu; from Kathmandu you will board a bus to Pokhara for an overnight stay. The trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara through ever green forests and rhododendron thickets to Jhinu Danda. The village of Jhinu Danda is known for its natural hot springs, so take a dip in the soothing water heated by Mother Nature. After a gradual trek up, the village of Chhomrong is the next attraction and stopping point, boasting crystal clear views of the unconquered Fishtail peak (6,993m/22,943ft). The trail then goes on to the Himalaya Hotel (2840m/318ft), where one can devour even more magnificent views of the Himalayas. Your journey beyond the Himalaya Hotel gets slightly more difficult during the ascent to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft). The peaks Annapurna-III (7,600m/24,934ft) and Annapurna -IV (7,400m/24,278ft) are visible from this point and the gigantic glacier of Machhapuchhre makes its presence felt. You will have easy day for acclimatization is necessary; also a great opportunity for you to enjoy the phenomenal mountain views from here.
The next leg of the trek will take you to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) and the heart of a natural amphitheatre, a picture that will remain with you forever. The sunrise is another view of note as it gradually illuminates the peak of Annapurna-I (8,091m/26,545ft). While on this massive glacier you can orchestrate a snowball fight or build a snowman. The last highlight of this trek is the spectacular view from Poon Hill (3,210m/10,531ft), considered a photographer’s paradise. This spells the end of the experience of a lifetime, bringing you down to Tikhedhunga through rice terraces and colorful rhododendron forests and a last chance to admire the beauty and monstrosity of the Annapurna range. You will continue trek to Naya Pul, from here it is back to Pokhara and a comfortable night’s sleep.
Day to Day Itinerary for Annapurna Sanctuary
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Kumar Adventure will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hotel You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).
Full-day Sightseeing with English/German /other Language Guide (As you Need) (Sightseeing includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple – Hindu Temple & Bouddhanath – The biggest Bouddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Evening pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).
| Day- 03
|| Kathmandu – Pokhara: 6 hour bus dive
Early morning at 7 am bus drive to Pokhara. Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara numerous lakes, known as ‘Tal’ in Nepali offer fishing, boating and swimming. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Phewa. Overnight in Pokhara (823m/2,700ft).
||Pokhara- Phedi – Tolka: 6-7 hours
Transfer to Phedi, this is the starting point of your trek. The trail ascends steep uphill to Dhampus. You are rewarded with immediate views of the mountains, which continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge. The trail climbs on a stone-paved trial through forests to Deurali and lengthy descends to Tolka (1,790m/5,872ft) for overnight.
||Tolka- Chhomrong: 7 -8 hours
The trail descends a stone stair case, then a climb through forests to a ridge. Pass stream, fields, and Gurung village and cross a suspension bridge. After stiff walk you will arrive in Jhinu Danda (where you will get small hot spring); continue uphill trek to Chhomrong (2,190m/7,185ft) for overnight. You will have the greatest panoramic view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fish Tail
||Chhomrong – Bamboo: 4-5 hours
You will descend on a stone staircase through fields and cross the Chhomrong River on a swaying suspension bridge. The trails follow beautiful forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft) for overnight.
||Bamboo- Himalayan Hotel- Deurali: 4-5 hours
Follow the trail above the river, through a thick bamboo and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. The trail becomes rocky, steep, traversing landslide and several an avalanche tracks brings you to Hinko, with its overload rock protrusion making a cave-like impression. Cross a ravine and make your way up through large boulders until you reach Deurali (3,140m/10,300ft) for overnight.
||Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base camp: 3-4 hours
Cross a stream to descend to the Modi river and climb gradually to arrive at the elevation valley where the Machhapuchhre base camp (3,700m/12,139ft) is located. Due to the sharp increase in elevation, you will not go further but the mountain views are stupendous; the panorama includes Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Fang and Annapurna South.
||Machhapuchhre Base camp – Annapurna Base Camp: 2 – 3 hours
The path widens as you enter the Sanctuary, fallows a steam, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding it’s panorama of the 360 degrees. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)
|Day -10 & 11
||Annapurna Base Camp – Himalayan Hotel – Chhomrong
Retrace your steps to Himalayan Hotel. You will appreciate the path as it offers another mountain perspective. Stay overnight in Himalayan Hotel. Next day the trail goes up and down all the way to Chhomrong. After a long day trek, you will enjoy a hot shower and good night’s rest in Chhomrong
||Chhomrong to Tadapani: 5-6 hours
You will cross some Gurung villages, a landslide, and a suspension bridge, last part of the trek is steep climb to Tadapani. This place is surrounding by rhododendrons forest so you will have an opportunity to see lounger monkey. You will see fabulous sunrise over fish tail, Gangapurna and Annapurna range. Stay overnight in Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft).
||Tadapani to Ghorepani: 5-7 hours
The trial descends through rhododendron forest to stream and stiff extended ascending to Deurali, from where you will see fabulous view of Himalayans including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft). The path descends to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) for overnight. You will encounter the first of many elaborately decorated horse and mule caravans.
||Ghorepani-Poon Hill – Tirkhedhunga: 5-6 hours
Early in the morning you will trek to Poon hill (3,210m/10,531ft) for sunrise and views; can view over 30 white-capped peaks, the whole Annapurna range. Many people talk about having a life changing experience after watching the sunrise over the panorama of the Himalayas. After breakfast continue path descends to Tikhedhunga (1,557m/5,108ft) for over night.
||Tikhedhunga to Nayapul to Pokhara: 3-4 hours trek; 1 hour by car
The trails continue through the bank of the river and reach the point (Birethanti) where, possibly lunch held. Half hour walks lead you to catch the Car, and then drive to Pokhara
||Pokhara – Kathmandu
Early morning fly to Kathmandu (catch left side of the airplane for the best views of Himalayas) .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
|Important NoteYour safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Kumar Adventure Trekking. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, the health of member can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Your leader will accompany you on all scheduled activities. During your trip you will have free time to pursue you own interests. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of the Kumar Adventure itinerary and Kumar Adventure makes no representation about the safety of the activity. Please use your own good judgment when choosing optional activities in your own free time.
Our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary is planned with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in the air. On the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft), for example, there is 30% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to adapt to this so for a safe trek it absolutely essential to allow for sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS, which Kumar Adventure Itinerary assure to prevent your risk. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
All airport transfers
Three nights 3 or 4-star hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara on BB
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide all world heritage site & entrance fees.
All accommodation and meals during the trek
All ground Transportation: Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara to Nayapul & Phedi to pokhara Pokhara to Kathmandu flight fare
English-speaking trekking guide, Sherpa & porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All necessary paper work and permits as per rules Government of Nepal
Annapurna Conservation fee (ACAP)
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD Cash)
Excess baggage charges
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides, Sherpa and porters