15 Days Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking
Annapurna Sanctuary trek is starts in the lush lowlands and continuesup to a high elevation amphitheater at the foot of Annapurnas. We have unimaginable views of Annapurna I, the first peak above 8000 m to have been climbed, a feat accomplished by a French team in 1950. The feeling of being in the heart of the Himalayas will be cherished for a lifetime.
This trek is specifically designed for those trekkers who want to explore theAnnapurna Himalayas in more comfortable zones as the program is planned to involve you more with the flora and fauna, taking you to spots where the open vistas of the Annapurna Himalaya including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and many other snow capped peaks are better positioned for you to get better sights of these world famous mountains as you hike the walks
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the gods…Kathmandu and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and you will have some time after the tour so, you can buy your trekking hear if you need.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus
After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, you will have a short drive to Phedi in the Annapurna foothills and we will start our trek that will take about 3 hours to reach Dhampus.
Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Langdruk
After having an early breakfast at lodge, we start trekking from Dhampus to Landrung, and we will have some climb steadily out of chestnut forests to the small village of Potana and to Deurali and slightly down hill to Landruk.
Day 06: Trek from Landruk to Chhomrong
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek departing the Landrung village and today, the trail leads us down hill to cross the Modi Khola on a suspension bridge then the trail ascends to a ridge top, passing through rhododendron forests and terraced fields. We reach Jinu Danda (hot springs) and continue another two hours to the Gurung village of Chumrung, the Gate way of Annapurna Sanctuary.
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan
The trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan.
Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Deurali
We will gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. It’s real pleasant hereabouts on our way to the Annapurna Base Camp. The first town you reach is Himalaya Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascending up to Hinko Cave, this is named so because it’s a huge overhanging rock which provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty five minutes through a normally ascending path to reach Deurali.
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan
It takes about five hours. It's much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.
Day 11: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and we take the same route trek back to Chomrong crossing Chumrung Khola.
Day 12: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek descending to Kimrong Khola and after crossing the bridge we hike up to Kimrung dada and another few hours walk to our destination of Ghandruk, the Ghandruk is a truly picturesque traditional Gurung settlement and is considered a model village within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first and largest conservation area established by the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal.
Day 13: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara
Today is our last day of our trek day and it is easy trek down by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and trek flat part until Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.