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.

Annapurna Sanctuary TrekThe 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 confront 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.

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Trip Destination: Annapurna Region

Trip Destination: Annapurna Region
Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
Highest Altitude: Thorong la pass 5416M
Grade: Challenging
Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
Total Days: 18 Days

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Day 01 Kathmandu – Bhulbhule Drive to Bhulbhule, overnight at the tented camp or Teahouse Lodge.
Day 02 Bhulbhule – Sange Trek passed through green terraces, Marshyangdi rivesrside.
Day 03 Sange – Tal This day follow riverside climb mountain path reaching Chyamche can view of magnificent waterfall.
Day 04 Tal – Bagarchhap This day we crossed decent view of Manaslu and we can over look the view of Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi. Annapurna II becomes visible ahead.
Day 05 Bagarchhap – Chame Trek pass through thundering waterfall and Marshyangdi Khola becomes a George.Now we can over look the magnificent Manaslu and Phungi. e cross through the village and climb through a fir and pine forest to Chame.
Day 06 Chame – Pisang This day we reach the small settlement of Taleku. When we cross Buradhan on the right bank there are military station who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution. Can see the east peak of Annapurna II and Pisang peak.
Day 07 Pisang – Manang There are two options to reach Manang upper Gryru and lower Hongde airfield of Manang. This day is special view of Annapurna III, IV , Gangapurna Tilisto peaks with large Chortens and Mani and Monastery.
Day 08 Manang Manang rest day, explore the surroundings. Manang is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region, all its houses are line up with prayer flags.
Day 09 Manang – Latdar Our path this day is full of ups and down as the elevation gradually rises, after crossing Kenzan Khola path towards to Latdar.
Day 10 Latdar – Thorang High Camp This day we cross difficult first part we cross high wind, steep hill through rocky area frozen stream. This day we can see wild blue sheep.
Day 11 Thorang High Camp – Muktinath Trek with high windy climb eases we begin to ascend Thorung pass (5416 M) Better view of Kali Gandaki U shaped valley. Ahead we can see Dhaulagiri II and III. Now we trek in gentle slope with steep cliff through sacred land of Muktinath .
Day 12 Muktinath – Marpha Descend from Muktinath view to Jharkot with its ancient citadel remains and another sacred village Kagbeni. Trek path down below close view of Kali Gandaki and reach famous airfield Jomsom and heading toward Marpha valley popular for its apple and home made apple wine.
Day 13 Marpha – Kalopani Trek towards a stream of Tukuche Village. This day we have clear view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri I, Tukche peak, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri Icefall.
Day 14 Kalopani – Tatopani We cross through pine tree valley with suspension bridges. Known as a deepest gorge valley, water fall Rupsi Chahara to reach Tatopani can relax in hot spring.
Day 15 Tatopani – Ghorepani Walk through local Magar villages and picturesque Rhododendron Forest to Reach Ghorepani.

Day 16 Ghorepani – Ghandruk Morning excursion to Poon Hill for panoramic view of all peaks. Descent down Through forest of different species of Rhododendron. Reach the bigger Gurung village Ghandruk.
Day 17 Ghandruk – Pokhara Last days trek back to Pokhara valley through Modi Khola, reach Naya Pul and Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
Day 18 Pokhara – Kathmandu Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

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Cost Details

Cost per pax
1 to 2 pax
On Request
3 to 5 pax
On Request
5 to 8 pax
On Request
Above 8 pax
On Request

 Service includes

  • Transfer Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus
  • One English speaking government registered guide
  • Lodge accommodation on trek
  • Three meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on trek
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Protection permit
  • Nayapul back to Pokhara by local bus
  • All expenses for guide
  • One night hotel in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara Kathmandu by tourist bus

Service Does not Includes:

  • Hard and soft table drinks, tea and coffee (pot size), all confectionary and snacks,
  • private vehicle transfer or flight fares, heating charges for hot water for shower and boiled drinking water,
  • personal expenses, personal insurance, meals in Pokhara, departure tax, and tips etc.
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NOTE: The above information is an example of our standard tour, and can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

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