Annapurna Sanctuary via Poon Hill
- Walk beneath the monster mountains of Annapurna II, III and IV
- Climb Poon Hill for spectacular views over the Dhaulagiri Ranges
- Trek and get a taste of the true Annapurnas in just over 2 weeks
The aptly named Annapurna Sanctuary but also known as the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. The Annapurna range is a vast massif with several peaks, which lies between the Kali Gandaki, and Marsyandi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. Within its span of 40 miles, it encompasses dozen of peaks that are higher than 7000m and numerous others over 6000m. Leaving Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we trek to Annapurna base camp as rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high desert landscapes, people of Aryan stock give way to those of Mongoloid stock and the dominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism higher up. Passing through the Machhapuchare and Annapurna base camp directly below the dramatic fishtail peak, our destination is the vast natural amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary where we are ringed by glistening peaks.
Moderate to difficult trekking from 900m (3,000ft) to 3,700m (12,150ft). Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts in Pokhara and includes all meals, road-head transport, services of experienced trek guide and porter to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Trek preparation, Welcome dinner, O/n at hotel
Day 02 World heritage cultural tour in Kathmandu
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara
Day 04 Trek to Ulleri
Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani
Day 06 Trek to Tadapani after Poon Hill morning excursion
Day 07 Trek to Chomrong
Day 08 Trek to Dovan
Day 09 Trek to Deurali
Day 10 Trek to Machapuchare base Camp
Day 11 Exploration to Annapurna Base camp
Day 12 Trek to Bamboo
Day 13 Trek to Nayapul and to Pokhara O/n at hotel
Day 14 Drive to Kathmandu / free time
Day 15 Trip end / Departure
Dates Don't Suit?
No problem. We can run on any date that suits you. Minimum for Private Expeditions is 2 people, so just bring a friend.
- All accommodation in well appointed eco-friendly lodges.
- Transport to and from Kathmandu
- Equipment including sleeping bag, Duvet /Down/ Gore-Tex Jacket and Duffel Bag
- All park and track fees
- Porterage and Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - except in Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation in the Shakti Hotel - Kathmandu
- Conservation fees
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance