Annapurna Sanctuary

The sanctuary falls within the area managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and is an exercise in environmental and cultural protection accommodating the needs of both the visitors and the local inhabitants. There is a good mix of high mountains and Himalayan culture on this trek. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid mountain bastion. In its span of 40 miles, it encompasses some twelve peaks higher than 22,960ft (7000m) and numerous others over 19,680ft (6000m). As rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high-desert landscapes, people of Aryan origin give way to those of Mongoloid race and the dominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism in the higher regions.

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival you will met by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel [-/-/-]
Day 2 Visit Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bhaktapur
Today set out to explore the Kathmandu city and around.
Kathmandu City is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country.  Despite the hustle and bustle of the city, Kathmandu is adorned with ornate palaces, superbly crafted pagodas and monumental stupas.  
Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stupa is perhaps the most enigmatic of all holy shrines in Kathmandu.
Transfer to Bhaktapur and visit the ancient city. Visit Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, literally the ‘City of Devotees’ is a major tourist destination that takes visitors back in time. Bhaktapur is still untouched by rapid urbanization and has managed to retain its brick paved roads, charming red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times.
Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]
Day 3 Fly to Pokhara. 
Drive to Nayapul (1340m) & trek to Tirkhedunga
Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 25 minutes approx.
Drive Time: 1 hour approx.
Trek Time: 5 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,570 m/ 5,150 ft
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Pokhara. Later, drive to Naya Pool. 
From Nayapul commence your trek to Tirkhedhunga. 
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani
Trek Time: 6-7 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,874 m / 9,429 ft
This is a pleasant walking day today as we head to Ghorepani.
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 5 Trek to Poon Hill (3210 m/10,531 ft), further to Tadapani
Trek Time: 6 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,610 m/ 8,561 ft
Trekking through Poon Hill, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. Further we continue to trek towards Tadapani.
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 6 Trek to Chhomrong 
Trek Time: 5 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,410 m/ 7,905 ft
Dropping down from Tadapani, the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. Chhomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley.
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 7 Trek to Doban 
Trek Time: 6 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,500 m/ 8,200 ft
Get to Doban through bamboo and rhododendron forests.
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 8 Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp
Trek Time: 6-7 hours approx.
Altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft
The entire trail is uphill today. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we see excellent views of Annapurnas, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre.
Overnight at Simple Lodge.
Day 9 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/ 13,546ft), Back to Deurali 
Trek Time: 7-8 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,840 m/ 9,315 ft
It is about 1.5 hrs gradual climb to Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna Base Camp or Sanctuary offers 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchare etc. 
After spending about an hour at the Sanctuary, we return to Deurali (2840m) via same trail.
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 10 Trek to Chhomrong
Trek Time: 7 hours approx.
Altitude: 2,410 m/ 7,905 ft
Today we descend from Deurali to Chhomrong, also known as apple pie country. 
Overnight at Simple Lodge [B/L/D]
Day 11 Trek to Landruk 
Trek Time: 7 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,600 m/ 5,248 ft
After breakfast trek to Landruk. This is an alternate route from Chhomrong; Landruk is a beautiful large Gurung village.
Overnight at Simple Lodge.
Day 12 Trek to Phedi (1,130m / 3,706ft) & drive to Pokhara
Trek Time: 2 hours approx.
Drive Time: 45 minutes approx.
Trek to Phedi. From Phedi, drive to Pokhara.
In the evening, enjoy boating at the Phewa Taal, the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, it is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. Visit Barahi Temple – the island temple situated in a small island in the Phewa Lake surrounded by marvelous views. 
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 Sightseeing in Pokhara
After breakfast, visit World Peace Pagoda a Buddhist stupa built by the Buddhist monks of the Japanese Nipponzan Fujii organization at a narrow ridge above the Phewa Taal. 
The International Mountain Museum displays the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the Himalayas. The museum is dedicated to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who have climbed them. 
Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp, in the vicinity of Pokhara - Tashiling and Tashi Palkhel. The Tibetan people living in these villages keep themselves busy by producing and trading in woolen carpets and other handicraft items. They also run souvenir shops around lakeside. 
Visit the Davis Fall, a lovely waterfall that marks the point where a stream from Phewa Lake vanishes underground through a natural tunnel. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, across the Devis Fall, is one of the longest caves in Nepal. Visit Pokhara’s traditional Old Bazaar.
Visit the Bindabasini Temple, one of the oldest temples in Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu and half day sightseeing
Flight Duration: 25 minutes approx. 
Fly back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Pashupatinath Temple with its astonishing architectural beauty is situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. A UNESCO world heritage site, it is also Nepal’s most renowned Hindu cremation site.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most imposing landmarks of Kathmandu and is a center of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
The top portion of the Stupa was slightly damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. Currently renovation is under process.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 Free day in Kathmandu
Today will be free to spend some time at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]
Day 16 Final Departure [B]
Today you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.
-Trip Ends-
Cost Includes
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • Meet and assistance at the airport.
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation at Hotel Tibet - Kathmandu in twin sharing occupancy on bed and breakfast plan.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Dandelion - Pokhara in twin sharing occupancy on bed and breakfast plan.
  • 9 nights / 10 days accommodation at simple tea house/lodge based trek in Annapurna Region with necessary support staff throughout the trek on bed and breakfast plan.
  • All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with local English speaking guide by private vehicle.
  • All monuments entrance fees.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS card.
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Domestic and International Airfare.
  • Airfarefor the sector Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu [Will be Quoted Separately]
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during trekking.
  • Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills.
  • Insurance and rescue of any form.
  • Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
  • Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers.
  • Excess baggage, Extra mileage.
  • Sleeping bags [it can be hired in Kathmandu at the cost of US$ 3.5 per day]
  • Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
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