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Annapurna Sanctuary via Poon Hill

  • Annapurna 8
  • Annapurna 9
  • Annapurna 10
  • Annapurna 11
  • Annapurna 2
  • Annapurna 1
  • Annapurna 3

Highlights

  • 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

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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