• Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-HAS02
Duration: 14 days
Program Type: Tea House Trekking
Minimum Pax: 1+
Maximum Altitude: 4095 M
Mode of Travel: Flight / Land
Start Trip: Naya Pul
End Trip: Naya Pul
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Overview

Annapurna sanctuary trekking has become one of the popular trekking destinations in Annapurna region, because it is easily accessible from Pokhara and offers tremendous potential for scenic walks and for alpine exploration in a splendid high Himalayan setting. The principal peak of western portion of the great Annapurna himal, including Annapurna, Annapurna south and Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles diameter with a deep glacier covered amphitheater at the center.

Highlights: Birethanti water fall, Ghorepani-Poon Hill-sunrise, Ghandruk Village, Annapurna Base Camp, Chhomrong Village and Dhampus Villge.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1hrs) and trek to Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m).

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani.

Day 07: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m).

Day 08: Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m).

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2870m).

Day 11: Dovan to Chhomrong (2170m).

Day 12: Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940m).

Day 13: Ghandruk to Pokhara (820m).

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hrs drive).

Day 15: Transfer from hotel to international airport for your final departure.

Day 01: Upon arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport.
Our Trip and Trek representative will assist you at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfers you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
After breakfast our expert guide will assist you at the hotel and take you to the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath, one of the holiest sites of Hindus all over the world, situated at the bank of holy Bagmati River. Boudhanath, the biggest Buddha Stupa which used to be the trade centers between Nepal and Tibet. Swayambhunath 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock 77 m above from the sea level, which is also known by the name of  “monkey temple”. And Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Hanuman Dhoka- an ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty. Drive back to hotel and overnight on BB basis.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m).
After the breakfast, drive to Pokhara along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi river. It takes about six hours to reach Pokhara by tourist bus/car. Pokhara is a tourist paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves and temples of Buddhist and Hindu along with mountains. Pokhara is also known by the name “City of Lakes”. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1500m).
After breakfast, drive by a luxurious car for 1 hour to Nayapul. From there, start your trek to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti. The first part of the trekking is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m).
Today the first two hours will be steeply ascending and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri. On the way you could see the breathtaking view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani.
Early morning hike to Poon Hill to see the panoramic view of sunrise over the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II and III, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal and other numerous snowcapped mountains. After enjoying the view of sunrise trek down to Ghorepani for breakfast and lunch. After lunch continue trek to Tadapani through rhododendron forest. During spring, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful when they bloom. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m).
After breakfast start descending gently through the rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests till kumrung khola. Then ascend steeply to Chhomrung. Chhomrung is the gateway to Annapurna century (base camp) trek. The trail continues through the bamboo and rhododendron forest. We cross the suspension breidge and trek to Sinuwa. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m).
The trekking begins from Sinuwa through the dense jungle of rhododendron and different species of birds. After about 5 hrs of walking, the trek will pause at Deurali which is above Hinko. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
After breakfast, trek to Annapurna Base Camp. As this area is surrounded by Mountains it is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. Here, you can get the stunning view of the mountains with your naked eyes. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2870m).
After getting through the beautiful scenery of that place, we will walk down for about 6 hrs to Dovan. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Dovan to Chhomrong (2170m).
After breakfast, trek to Chhomrong village which is spread in a hill side from where one can get panoramic view of the Annapurna and the Machhapuchre. Overnight at Lodge/Guest House.

Day 12: Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940m).
Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk, which takes almost four hours. The trail stretches at flat level for early an hour passing through rhododendron forests, terraces and green scenarios. At this point, you have to go gradually down till Kimrung Khola (Kimrung stream). Now the trail keeps on ascending steeply before you reach Kimrung Hill. Here the path goes gently descent all the way to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a Gurung village where one can find different cultures and tradition residing there. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Ghandruk to Pokhara (820m).
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti, which takes about six hours. You begin your trail following gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche the trail descends through human settlements and terraces up to Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now have a short walk till Nayapul. From Nayapul one hour drive to pokhara. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hrs drive).
After breakfast, drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hrs). En route, you could enjoy the green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Lunch on the way. Overnight at Hotel on BB basis.

Day 15: Final Departure.
Our Trip and Trek representative will assist you at the Hotel and transfers you to the Airport for Final Departure.

Cost Include

•   Annapurna conservation area permits,
•    Trekking Map of Annapurna region
•    Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
•    Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
•    Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
•    Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan,
•    An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
•    Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
•    Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
•    Medical kit box
•    TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
•    Trekking Equipments
•    All government tax
•    All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
•    All necessary transportation while sightseeing
•    Airport pick up and drop with an escort

Cost Exclude

•   Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
•    Your travel insurance,
•    International flight and departure tax,
•    Any expense of personal nature,
•    Nepal entry visa fee,
•    Any kinds of Bar bills,
•    All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
•    Rescue operation.

When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.

We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.

1. Basic Symptoms:
(I) Loss of appetite
(II) Sleep disturbance
(III) Difficult to pass urine

2. Medium Symptoms:
(I) Headache which is bad
(II) Irregular breathing
(III) Nausea
(IV) Mild weakness

3. Serious Symptoms:
(I) Slight swelling of hands and face
(II) Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
(III) Can hear gurgling sound in the chest.
(IV) Zero energy.

What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.

If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such a case, an emergency situation arise, horse or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes. We can also arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.

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