Annapurna Base Camp-Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 2018

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Day 1
Arrive @Leh Airport
Day 2
Leh Sightseeing
Day 3
Leh to Nubra Valley
Day 4
Nubra Valley to Leh
Day 5
Sight Seeing Tour
Day 6
Leh to Pangong Tso
Day 7
Pangong Tso to Leh
Day 8
Depart for Home
  • 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 Base Camp TrekkingThe 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.


Fixed Departures
Trip Details
Max. Altitude
Trek Days
Type of Trek
16 April | 14 May | 17 Sep | 02 Oct Moderate 4095m 15 days 11 days Lodge/Teahouse

Detailed Itinerary :-

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel:

  • Our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Overnight hotel.

Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Km., 6 Hours) then trek Pothana (1990m, 3 Hours):

  • After breakfast at the Hotel , drive to the north of Pokhara to Phedi. From Phedi the trail climbs to Dhampus 1750m which stretches for several kilometers from 1580 to 1700m.The trail climbs to Potana. Overnight at lodge in Pothana

Day 03 : Trek Potana to Landrung (1646m., 4 Hours):

  • The trail descends first and then climbs up all the way through Gurung villages. From the ridgeline beautiful mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare can be seen.karLandrung has many lodges with all the basic facilities for trekekrs. Total 3hlf/4 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge in Landrung.

Day 04 : Trek Landrung to Chhomrong(1950m., 4 Hours)

  • The trail descends again for 10 minutes and then splits - north to Chhomrong and the sanctuary, or downhill to Ghandrung..Chhomrong at 1950m has a choice of hotels. Overnight at lodge Chhomrong.

Day 05 : Trek Chhomrong to Bamboo Lodge(2340m., 6 Hours)

  • The trail drops down to ChhomrongKhola, then climbs to Kuldi at 2520m where there is an Annapurna Conservation Area project office, checkpoint and information center. Continue on to Bamboo Lodge 2340m, a collection of four hotels. Overnight at Lodge

Day 06 : Trek Bamboo lodge to Himalayan Hotel(2900m., 6 Hours)

  • The trail climbs through Bamboo, then a small town en route continues through rhododendron forests to Doban 2630m and on to Himalayan Hotel at 2900m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 07 : Trek Himalayan Hotel to Machapuchare Base Camp (3720m., 5 Hours)

  • From Himalayan Hotel on to Machapuchare Base Camp at 3720m. Uphill walk for almost whole day. Overnight at lodge

Day 08 :Visit Annapurna Base Camp (4095m.) and return to Machapuchare Base camp (3720m., 4 Hours)

  • The climb to Annapurna base camp takes about 2 hours. Start early as clouds often come in before noon and can make the trail hard to find. The route passes a few roofless shepherd's huts. There are good views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the sanctuary to the north east. Several peaks that are accessible from the sanctuary are on the trekking peak list. TharpuChuli 5663m offers commanding 360 degree view of the entire sanctuary. Its higher neighbour to the north is SinguChuli (Fluted peak) 6501m, to the south is Hiunchuli. There are few birds in the sanctuary, but there are tahr, Himalayan weasels and pika. Overnight at lodge

Day 09 : Trek Machapuchare Base camp to Dobang (2400m., 5 Hours)

  • Compare to previous days now the walk is much easier going down through mostly forest and sometimes scanty villages area to Dobang. Overnight at lodge

Day 10 : Trek Dobang to Chhomrong(5 Hours)

  • At times return trek will be retracing your steps. Again mostly down hill walk with the combination of villages and rhododendron forest area to Chhomrong. Overnight at lodge in Chhomrong

Day 11 : Trek Chhomrong to Tadapani (2300m., 5 Hours)

  • Full view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range including the Machapuchare can be seen from the ridge line. Continue down hill walk to a small Gurung village of Tadapani. Overnight at lodge Tadapani

Day 12 : Trek Tadapani to Ghandrung(1970m., 3 Hours)

  • Ghandrung a huge Gurung village at 1970m is the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal (the largest is Siklis).The hotels are scattered throughout the village and are quite far apart, both in distance and elevation. There are neatly traced fields both above and below the town. Overnight at lodge in Ghandrung.

Day 13 :Trek Ghandrung to Nayapul

  • Turn south at the foot of Ghandrung and start the long descent to the Modi Khola. The trail drops at first on a staircase, then traverses high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail. Reach Berethanthi and another 20 minute walk on the rough trail to NayaPul ,where our vehicle will pick you up and drive to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.

Day 14 :Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)

  • We take tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes. Overnight hotel.

Day 15 : Transfer to the airport for your final departure

  • You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

Package Inclusions :-

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges.
  • An English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sun glass and daily wages for guide and porter.

Package Exclusions :-

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee (pot size).
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc. Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal