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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
The Annapurna Sanctuary / Base Camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheatre formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The vast amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.
The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants . We start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti(1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary – a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.
The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier. Dazzling views greet us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machapuchare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.
Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 3 -4 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani (2840meters) 5-6 hours. Over night at Guest house.
Day 06 – Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Tadapani (2610meters). Over night at Guest house.
Day 07 - Trek to Chommrong (2140meters.) 5 -6 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 08 - Trek to Dovan (2500meters) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 09 - Trek to Deurali (3200meters) 4-5 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 10 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130meters) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 11 – Rest day. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12 – Trek back to Bamboo (2345meters) 6-7 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 13 – Trek to Jhinu (hot spring) (1780meters) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 14 – Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 – Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters) by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 – Bhaktapur Sight seen.Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
Planning your trek
Upper Mustang Region