Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Trip Description

Annapurna Sanctuary 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 Sanctuary Trek. The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna base camp trek 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.The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek begin 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.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing by private coach around Kathmandu. Tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhnath stupa and Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath) with English speaking tour guide.

Day 03 : By bus to Pokhara. Bus drive will take approximately 8hours. Over nights in hotel (850m)

Day 04 : Pokhara to Tikhedhunga(1577m) After breakfast take a bus ride to Nyapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanty for 30minates where trekking permit and national park permit will be checked. The trail continues along the Bhurungdi Khola pasing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tikhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.

Day 05 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2800m) After crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola, you will have to start a steep ascent to Ulleri( 2073m)using a continues stone steps. This is the hardest ascent in this course. From Ulleri trail continues gradually uphill through small village and Rhododendron forest you will be in Ghorepani.

Day 06 : Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani(2650m) Early in the morning climb uphill for one hour to reach poonhill(3110m) for sunrise tour and wider view of mountain. In front of you will see the imposing Dhaulagiri accompanied by Tukuche Peak, Annapurna south, and a Hiumchuli. To reach to Tadapani, climb through Rhododendron forest opposite side of Poonhill. Which will take about 5hrs.

Day 07 : Tadapani to Chomorong(2110m) Trail continues down hill through Rhododendron forest to reach to kimrong Khola(1930m). After crossing the suspension bridge climb uphill through gurung villages to reach to Chomorong village.

Day 08 : Chomorong to Himalaya. As soon as crossing suspension bridge in Chomorang Khola trail continue rocky path through the forested area until Kurdi Ghar. After here trail start to decent through stone path and bamboo forest till bamboo. After bamboo ascent gently through forested area and move on the crossing about three streams soon you will arrive to Dobang.

Day 09: Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna base camp (4130m) Trail continues towards to Himalaya hotel. About one hour walking from here there is a huge rock that forms Hinko cave. Between Hinko cave and Deurali it is the area of boulders and low scrubs (no trees). It is a sign of avalanche area. After Deurali the trail crosses several streams towards to Machhapuchhare base camp. You will follow the ablation valley, which is a corridor like hollow developed between the glacier and the mountain flank. Crossing over the low hills and up hill you are in the Annapurna base camp. It boasts of a dynamic view of mountain.

Day 10: Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Trail continues down hill for 6hrs to arrive in Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo to Zhinu Danda. Today you have to decent 1140m and ascent 510m till Zhinu danda. Where it has hot spring and it is one of the highlight of the trek.

Day 12: Zhinudanda to Deurali or Potana. Walking through some time in Bamboo forest to reach to Nyapul. After crossing suspension bridge in Modi Khola. You have to ascent all the way to Deurali.

Day 13: Pokhara to Approxmately drive back to Kathmandu by tou

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night´s accomodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Two night´s accomodation in Pokhara twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation bus/ car/van for Trek. (We could provide you private vehicle and domestic flight Kathandu/ Pokhra round trip on your require)
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Annapuran conservation permits.
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers´ Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case, only if your condition requires the rescue (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal´s airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International Airfare and Airport Taxs.
  • All sightseeing entry fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water) (Hot drinks boiled drinking water and Hot shower)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.