Trip Overview

This is probably the most ideal trek- lovely, short and intense, a direct route into the heart of the Himalaya. Spectacular mountain vistas and easy access make it among the most popular treks, with over 10,000 visitors per year. The sanctuary is a hidden pocket of meadow, moraine and glacier, ringed by magnificent sheer-walled 6,000 – 8,000 meter peaks: the Annapurnas, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, Himchuli. The trek requires ten to fourteens days and begins from Pokhara, passing through lowland villages and rice terraces to mountain glaciers. The trail rises nearly 2000 m in the last 8 km and one needs to plan for acclimatization.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-Feel the magic of the Himalaya

Program Itineary

Tour days

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu:

Our company representative will pick up you from international airport and you will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu (1300 meter)

Day 02: City tour

Our city guide will take you to historical places around Kathmandu valley which is also listed on world heritage sites by UNESCO. In the evening you will be given general information about trekking regarding Do and Dons during trekking and daily routine / schedule of trekking will be given to you by our tour guide every day.

Trek days

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)

Beshisahar can be reached in 6-7 hours driving all the way through tourist bus or private Jeep from Kathmandu. We follow the Prithivi highway.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana ( 1900m)

We take a car in the morning and drive 45 minutes to the Phedi. It’s the base of Dhampus form where we have to walk steep up to the around 45 minutes among big trees and then following the local village trail we go up to Potana in gradual ascending up. The famous Mt. Machapuchhre and other mountains in same range can be seen from the way.

Day 05: Pothana to Landruk (1565m)

The trail to Langdruk goes down wards little further from Potana and then slightly up and down forward to Landruk an attractive terrace field full of crops and the can be seen to the left side while walking. In around 5-6 hours of average easy walking we can reach to Langdruk, a typical rural village.

Day 06: Landruk to Chomrong (2170m)

The trail heads steady downwards till the new bridge and then it heads almost straight up from Jhinu Danda until we reach to Chhomron . It’s a beautiful Gurung village situated at slope landscape terrace field and facing toward north to Annapurna mountain range.

Day 07: Chomrong to Doban ( 2505m)

From Chhomrong we move further ahead following the stone steps in gradual downwards to the chhomrong khola and the it goes slowly upward to Sinuwa (2360 m) from here we go throughout the forest and after passing Bamboo we can reach to Dovan in totally 4 hours.

Day 08: Doban to Macha puchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Keeping the Himalaya village and Deurali village in back we step ahead towards Machapuchhre Base Camp. With the increment of altitude we can see the variation on plants and landscape here around. On this day we will cross tree line. From here the Big Mountain Machhapuchre can be seen toward south east and Annapurna Mountain to the west.

Day 09: Machapuchhre to Annapurna base camp (4130m)

The same day back to Doban Annapurna base camp can be reached in three hours from here after continuing slope upwards walking. We view the marvelous vista here around take lunch. After little rest we head back down to the Dovan keeping the entire vista on our background.

Day 10: Doban to Chomrong (2170 m)

From Dovan we go throughout the forest following same way back which is in gradual downwards to the bamboo village , Sinuwa village and the Chhomrong khola and the it goes slowly upward to Chhomrong (2710 m)

Day 11: Chomrong to Tadapani (2590m)

The trail heads gradually down to Kimrong village and Kimrung Khola and from this river bridge the it slopes upward , which we follow to reach to the Tadapani . We need 5-6 hours time to reach in this village, It’s a village having 6-7 teahouses lodge in the rhododendron forest.

Day 12: Tadapani to Ghorapani (2775m)

Form here the path goes steep downward following few stone steps for one hour to the small bridge and then it steep upward around one and half hours upto the teahouse at the top hill the little forward for few minutes up to another small river where we can stop for lunch and the we have to go upward for around three hours then few minutes little Dowan ward walking we can be reached to Ghorepani village.

Day 13: Walk to Poonhill and trek to Hile ( 1430m)

Early in the morning before breakfast we climb up to a hill, which a very good view point called Poonhill (3210 m) from where many world famous mountain range Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range can be seen on rising sun light. From Poonhill we return to Ghorepani and start walk down to the Hile after breakfast .This is 6 hours walking in the forest and on the way we can meet few teahouses.

Day 14: Hile to Pokhara (820m)

We start walking down to Nayapul (1070m) seeing the typical daily life, local cultures and beautiful landscape. We exit from Annapurna conservation area and from Nayapul we take bus or jeep ride for around 2 hours to get to Pokhara. Tour days

Return to Kathmandu

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu (1300 m)

To return to Kathmandu by tourist bus which departs 7 O’clock in the morning and takes around 6-7 hours to get to Kathmandu. We have two alternatives. Either we can take 30 minutes flight

Day 16: Reserve day

This is the day for looking around city and also for buying something as per your interest. We will have farewell dinner all together in Kathmandu on this evening.

Day 17: Departure

This day we will come to hotel and take you to airport on your given time for the final departure to home with wishing you a nice journey.

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Major Highlights
  • Total trip duration: 17 days
  • Max elevation: 4,130m/13,546ft
  • Trek Grading Moderate to strenuous
  • Trek style: lodge-to-lodge /camping
  • Best season: March-June, September-November
  • Trek starts/ends: Besisahar/Hile
  • Highly spectacular scenic short trek in Nepal
  • Meet with many smiling people
  • Explore Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Witness magical sunrise
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