Annapurna Santuary Trek

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This trail takes you deep into the Annapurna and Mahhapuchare Himal. You will also be seeing 360 degree panoramic views of Annapurna I south face and Machhapuchare North Face.

During the trek, witnessing the Gurung village with houses hipped with slated roof is much more interesting. The Trek traverses a variety of terrain from lowland village and rice terrace to glaciers and offers stunning mountain views

Grading of Trek : Moderate to difficult
Type of Trek : Lodge/ Tea House
Highest Elevation : 4130m (Annapurna Base Camp)
Highest point accommodation : 3700 meters (Machhapuchare Base Camp)

Day 01

Tourist Bus to Pokhara( 6hrs), overnight at hotel

Day 02

Transfer to Phedi (1130 m) and walk up to Australian Camp ( 2230m/ 4.30 hrs).
The first day of walk will be short climbing up to a ridge by a “Nepalese Staircase” Dhampus (1700 m.) is a large village strung out along that ridge, here you will be rewarded with great mountain views. We still continue our walk ascending and enter rhododendron forest and follow a trail paved with stones. And finally come to the top for the halt to Australian Camp for the night.

Day 03

Pothana-Landrung (1620 m).
After breakfast we take easy trail up to Pothana and then the trail begins climbing up to Deurali(2080 m), views seen from here are of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. We again walk steep descent through forests witnessing different kind of trees and birds.
The trail keeps going down and slightly up and later emerging into the main Modi valley and come up to small settlement at Tolkha (1790 m). Now the trail descends a long stone staircase to a suspension bridge and then climb up through forests to a ridge. The walk is now easier than previous one with streams, paddy fields and oval-shaped houses. We further walk through school cross the GhoraKhoal on a suspension bridge and finally come to the stop of the day “Landrung”, situated at 1620 m. this is a Gurung valley.5.30 hours walk

Day 04

Landrung- Ghandrung (1951 m):
We straight go down up to ModiKhola by walking about an hour and crossing IronBridge. After crossing steep walk up to Ghandrung about 2.30 hours of we reach to Ghndrung village, a Gurung village. While climbing up from Modikhola the stunning views of Annapurna South, HiunchuliHImal and Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) are clearly seen.



Day 05

Ghandrung –Chomrung (2170 m)
The trail follows the stone paved road up to Chautara off the village. We follow the road with stone pavement steps along the stone walls which right side is the farm fields and you will reach Kumrong (about 2100 m). Now the trail is steep descent towards Kyumnung in the valley. The trail continues with gentler slope and again little upward climb till we reach Kyumnung (1829 m). Again, the trail becomes slightly up with zigzag path with some place with stone staircase and later the trail becomes level and easier up to Taglung (2180 m). Now, again climb up the stone steps and before long, you will see the houses and lodges little far ways which later appears to be Chomrung. Our night stop will be here for the day. 6.30 hours walk.

Day 06

Chomrong - Doban (2500m).
The trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the ChomrongKhola on a suspension bridge then climbs through mountain flank, rocky path through the forested area and later reach to KhurdiGhar
This may be good place for lunch and after lunch, the walk descends (about 350 meters) the stone steps, through t he forests and you will reach Bamboo Hotel. The walk is now gently ascended through the forest, streams that flows down from the flank on your left side. Now our final destination of the day “Dovan” is approaching nearer in 10 minutes, where we will stoop for the night. 7 hours walk.


Day 07

Doban - Machapuchare B. C. (MBC)(3700m).
The muddy trail goes up along the ModiKhola then on a rocky trail through forests to reach a cave at Hinku. From here you will reach to Deurali and along with the river bank, climbing little up from Bagal witnessing rhododendrons and by the end of the ridge you will come to the halt at the Machapuchare, ”Fish Tail”, base camp. The stupendous mountain views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna and Machapuchare will make your day accomplished. Our night stop over in one of the lodges here. 6.30 hours walk.


Day 08

M. B. C. - Annapurna B. C. (4130m).MBC.
Today we explore Annapurna Base camp, by climbing alongside a moraine up to a knoll. Crossing three low hills, go up on the next hill, and you are in the Annapurna BC, sanctuary (4130 m), you will also see some of the breath taking views of Annapurna I (8091 m)with three lumps.
To its left, VarhhaShikar (7647 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). Also, mountains like Khansar Kang, Tarke Kang, Singuchuli, and behind them you can see the triangular rock spire of Machhapuchare and the snow-clad peak of Annapurna III (7555 m). After so much stunning and majestic views of the mountains we retreat back the same trail to MBC and stop for the night. 4 hours walk.



Day 09

MBC-Dovan .
Retrace your steps back down. 4 hours walk.

Day 10

Dovan -Chomrong (2000m).
Retrace your steps back down. 6 hours walk.

Day 11

Chomrong - Banthanti (2700m).
The trail descends gently then steeply to the KhumnuKhola we cross before climbing through rhododendron forests to Thadapani.
From here it descends to a river then climbs the same difference level to reach Banthanti, a village in the shadow of a huge rock face. 6.30 hours walk.

Day 12

Banthanti - Ghorepani (2800m).
The trail climbs through deep forests to a crest at 3030m then descends to a grassy knoll which offers good mountain views, similar to that from Poon Hill : the Daulaghiri range, the huge Annapurna range. From here you see the Ghorepani pass below. 4 hours walk.


Day 13

Ghorepani – Hile(1460m/6 hours walk) via Poon Hill (3193m):
Set your alarm for 4 am today. It is 45 minutes hike up to the vantage point of Poon Hill by the torch light.
Gaze westwards as the purple shadows recede and the awesome peaks catch the first dazzling rays of orange sun.. Next you can walk up to Ulleri&Tirkhedhunga and to HIle.Today’s trail is all the way descending.


Day 14

Hile-Nayapul (1070 m/ 2.30 hrs)
It is all the descending down to Nayapul. After having some time there will be a transfer to Pokhara. (820m). Today we shall stay at the hotel booked in advance. Afternoon & evening is free and you can utilize it by witnessing small town of Pokhara.

Day 15

Bus to Kathmandu.
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