Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
A trek to
Annapurna Base Camp in the heart of Annapurnas
starting from Pokhara is a hidden alpine
amphitheatre, overshadowed by surroundings
ice-bound giants of 20,000ft and more. Actually
this trek is with few altitude problems,
providing you with unparalleled access to
spectacular horizons of snowy peaks, so high
that you'll find yourself looking twice before
you believe that they are not clouds. As well as
providing the views for which the trek is
famous, the trail takes you through an
ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty
forests and tiny local villages. You will climb
gradually along the ridges that are the
foothills of the Annapurnas. You will pass
through many villages where you will have ample
time to take photographs and chat with the local
people. There are many different ethnic groups
along the trail, but the predominant people in
this area are the Gurungs. Together with the
Magar and Chhetrie people, the Gurungs are
famous as soldiers in the British Army, better
known as Gurkhas.
Along the trail the views of Machhapuchre,
Annapurnas as well as Dhaulagiri and Lamjung are
magnificent. Climbing higher, the winding trail
passes through magnificent forests of oak and
rhododendron that line the southern foothills of
the Himalaya. You will visit the famous Poon
Hill where you will hopefully be blessed with a
fantastic sunrise view of all the Annapurna and
Dhaulagiri range to the West. Finally your will
trek down to Birethanti from where we drive back
Lodge/ Camping Trek
(Annapurna Base Camp)
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
Arrival in Kathmandu airport and then transfer
to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room
with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be
taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy
temples and interesting surrounding sights of
Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Drive in tourist bus for about 6 hrs to Pokhara,
a beautiful town set on the banks of the Phewa
Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than
Kathmandu and is the perfect starting point for
our trek. Your first day in Pokhara can be spent
just relaxing or you may enjoy a visit to the
Tibetan Refugee Camp and David Falls.
Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ulleri
Drive an hour to Birethanti (1140m) from Pokhara.
Trekking starts through the lush, green Modi
river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools.
Ascend steep staircase to Magar village of
Ulleri (2070m,) where you will be rewarded with
breathtaking views of the valley below and the
peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani
A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated
fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up
beside the cascading river through refreshingly
cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani
Day 06: Ghorepani - Tadapani
Early-morning climb to the Poon Hill and enjoy
sunrise over the peaks and magnificent mountain
panoramic view. A short ascend to Deurali pass
for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and
the Annapurnas. Trail descends steeply through
dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to
Tadapani (2540m) for beautiful sunset views of
Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Day 07: Tadapani - Chhomrung
The trail drops down from Tadapani, through
dense rhododendron forest. The route starts the
long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi
Khola, and continues up to the village of
Chhomrung (2040m.) Towering above the village is
the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the
Fishtail facing it across the valley.
Day 08: Chhomrung - Himalayan Hotel
We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar, before
the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and
then levels out, running through riverside
bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge.
Then the track winds steeply up through deep
bamboo and rhododendron forest to the Himalaya
Day 09: Machhapuchhre Base Camp
The track remains on the west bank of the Modi,
now flowing through a more open valley, and
eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight
ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South
Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep
cliff to the right. This is the site of
Machhapuchhre base camp (3480m) from which can
be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains.
Day 10: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit
The route begins on a broad grassy path, before
climbing over lateral moraine and down to the
beautiful ablation valley. We soon reach the
British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base
Camp (4234m.) The best views are probably
obtained from the crest of the moraine, which we
follow until it is cut through by the glacier
flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.
Day 11: Annapurna South Base Camp-Dovan
Descend and follow the same route to a pleasant
Himalaya hotel, which lies on the boundary of
Day 12: Dovan - Modi Khola
The trail passes the small village of Khuldi
Bikas, before continuing through rhododendron
and bamboo fields to the Alpine-style village of
Chhomrung. Stony steps climb steeply to Kabre
Chautara and soon after we turn off for Landrung,
leaving the Ghandrung path dropping away towards
Day 13: Modi Khola - Dhampus
After an easy descent to the Gurung village of
Landrung, the trail crosses a pass before
arriving at the tiny village of Dhampus, perched
high on a ridge.
Day 14: Dhampus - Pokhara
It's a short climb down to Phedi, where we meet
the road and drive back to Pokhara. Sadly this
is the last day of your trek you return to
Pokhara. Pokhara will seem like a teeming
metropolis after the serenity of the hill
trails. You're last night in Pokhara is a great
opportunity to throw a party for the guide and
Day 15: Drive back or fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Rest day.
Join the farewell dinner in the evening most
probably with cultural program.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for Departure.
- All land
and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with attached bathroom in
- While on the trek 3 meals, tea, coffee and
boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking
guide and necessary porters. And also in need we
provide other language speaking guide for trek.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to trekking staffs.
Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert,
items of personal nature, delay due to weather,
equipment failure or situation beyond our
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a
mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.