Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna range situated in central Nepal has one of the most dominating Himalayan
panorama. Placed just north of Pokhara the range from west to east consists of
Annapurna south face 7219m, Fang 7647m, Annapurna I 8091m, Rocnoir 7485m, Glacier
7193m, Dome 7069m, Gangapurna 7455m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525 and
Annapurna II 7925m. The Annapurna south face base camp is known as Annapurna Sanctuary,
and in this trek we shall follow the route into the heart of the Annapurna
range. The trek is not so difficult and is ideal for those wishing a closeup view
of the mountains and having a limited a timetable to contend with. Further, the
worry of tackling extreme altitudes is not a factor. The trek is best suited for
early autumn or late spring as the chance of the route getting snow-bound during
the winter months is high.
Arrival in Kathmandu.
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Free for individual
Overnight at hotel.
to Pokhara. A distance of 200 km. Check in at hotel.
Overnight at Mt. Annapurna.
04 : Pokhara-Chandrakot
Drive to Khare
by jeep. From Khara we start ascend slightly up a mountain path and down to Dhoti
river and further down the mountainside passing through cultivated fields to arrive
at Lumrei. We travel along the wide path to finally arrive at Chandrakot (1600m)
after about 4 hours. Overnight at camp.
along the mountain path with Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (6997m) in sight
and soon descend down to Patlikhet. After crossing the suspension bridge, we enter
a forested ridge and begin to descend a steep slope to the Modi river. After crossing
the Modi river bridge, we began our long ascend to Ghandrung. Along the way we
pass through cultivated land, villages and cross a stream or two. We finally arrive
at the Gurung settlement of Ghandrung (2012m) after about 6 hours. Ghandrung offer
a superb view of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.
Overnight at Camp.
a gentle slope we arrive at a stream that needs crossing. Hereafter we begin our
ascend for Kimron pass (2220m). After we descend through steep forested ridge
to Kyamrong river and onto Kyamrong village. We cut across the cultivated fields
and climb a mountain path to arrive at Tarun. We continue along the ridge path
offering excellent view of the Annapurna range. We then descend to the Modi river
and continue along a leveled path. At the final stretch we descend a stoned path
to arrive at Chomrung after 5 hours of walk. Overnight at camp.
07: Chomrung-Himalayan Hotel
through fields to arrive and cross the Chomrung river. We then ascend through
a forested slope to Kurdi. After Kurdi we descend steeply to the Modi river. We
travel along a rocky path and on through dense bamboo forest to reach Doban and
onto the Himalayan Hotel (2873m).A total of about 6 hours walk. Overnight at camp.
08: Himalayan Hotel-Machhapuchhare Basecamp
A short steep ascend sees us at Hinko, with its overhead rock protrusion giving
a cave-like impression. We cross a stream to descend to the Modi river bed. We
then climb gradually to finally arrive at the ablation valley where the Machhapuchhare
basecamp (3703m) is located. Walking time is about 4 hours, but due to the sharp
increase in elevation, we will go no further. From here Centre-fold views
of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Fang and Annapurna South is quite spectacular.Overnight
09: Exursion to Annapurna Basecamp
Ascending a path along a stream and onto the Centre of a lateral moraine finally
reveals Annapurna I. From here we pass along to the: grass - covered area of Annapurna
Base Camp (3960m). It is a journey of about one hour.After spending the rest of
the morning in the camp, we return to Macchapuchhare.Base camp for the night.
10: Machhapuchhare Base Camp-Chomrung
Descend rapidly to Chomrung. Due to continuous descend, we are able to cover a
longer distance, hence our night stop will be at Chomrung. Total walking time
will be about 7 hours.Overnight at camp.
Proceed to Ghandrung
and onto Tadapani. From Ghandrung we head upward and westward towards Tadapani
(2725m) which is covered in two hours. This stretch passes through streams, forests
and follows a trail hugging the mountainside that offers superb view of both Dhaulagiri
and Annapurna Himal.Total walking time today will be about 7 hours. Overnight
A series of
descends and ascends through forests sees us passing Banthanti and Deorali(pass).
From here we travel along a ridge to arrive at a pass at 3078m, whose views are
as good as if not better than that offered by Poon Hill. We continue along the
ridge path at a slight slope to arrive at Ghorepani (2775m). Total walking time
is about 6 hours. Overnight at camp.
trail as it winds its way down to the Modi river valley. The first part of the
journey is through rhododendron forests and past several small sleepy settlements.
Very soon the forest gives way to cultivated fields and pastures. We pass the
village of Ulleri (2070m) and continue the steep descent to arrive at the Bhurungdi
river. From here the walk is on a more gentle slope and very soon we pass by the
villages of Tirkhedunga and Hile. We continue to follow the trail along the Bhurungdi
river, past cliffs, waterfall and bamboo forest, to finally arrive at Birethanti.
At the end of the day we will have worked for about 7 hours.Overnight at camp.
We walk along
the banks of the Modi river for about an hour before crossing the Modi river bridge.
We start ascending. After lunch the walk is more gentle. Bhaudre is about 5 hours
walk from Birethanti. Overnight at camp.
In the morning
we descend to Pangma. After lunch we shall proceed for Pokhara to night camp by
Phewa Lake. It takes us about 5 hours to reachPokhara from Bhaudre. Overnight
Pick up from Pokhara
and drive to Mugling town.Raft down the Trisuli river. Overnight at camp.
transfer to Chitwan.Jungle activities in the evening.Overnight at Lodge.
Full day of jungle activities.Overnight
at Lodge in Chitwan.
Drive back to
Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu.Overnight