Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

16 Days / 15 Nights

Day 01: Arrival / Kathmandu (1345m)
Arrival at Tribhuvan Int\'l Airport, Kathmandu. Meet, greet and transfer to hotel. Tour briefing followed by welcome drinks. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, leave for sightseeing tour to Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar square and Bhaktapur Durbar square. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m) 6 hrs
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive for about 6 hrs to Pokhara (200 km approx.) crossing the green hills at the left hand side and rivers at the right hand side. Pokhara is a beautiful and clean city with Phewa Lake on the west and stunning view of Annapurna mountain range on the north. Reach Pokhara and check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel, Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1010m) & trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 5 hrs
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive for around 1 hr to Nayapul; then start trekking along the bank of Modi Khola. After 15 minutes short walk, reach Birethanti (1065m). Continue through the village following the Bhurungdi Khola climbing steadily up the side of the valley to Hille, finally reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m) 6 hrs
Leaving Tikhedhunga, the journey begins with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). Then the trail leads towards Nangethanti (2460m) and after an hour walk arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2680m) 5 hrs
Get up early in the morning and go for hiking to Poon Hill for 1 hr to observe the sunrise and magnificent Mountain View and come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani. Climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (1950m) 5 hrs
The day starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests. An easy way down to Kimrung Khola for lunch, ascend again to Chhomrong Village that lies at the base of Himchuli (6441m), which also offers a close view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2873m) 4 hrs
Forward for about 3 hrs to Kuldighar and down to the bank of Modi River viewing thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, passing by the pasture of Tomo and Panchen. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 4 hrs
Keeping up on the west bank of Modi River, following a more open valley at the side of Machhapuchre Base Camp, which is not really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted, leaving the choice – either to stay or continue to Annapurna Base Camp. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, it takes about 2 hrs to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Unobstructed views of mountain scenery can be seen from there, which is very spectacular. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 
This is usually a rest day. However, the glacial moraine, charismatic mountain views can be indulged in. Excursion of one of the biggest glaciers, Annapurna Glacier, is just another charm. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 hrs
Follow the same trail down, which drops down by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo, where there are few Lodges/Teahouses available to stay at. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m) 4 hrs
Follow the same trail until Chhomrong. Once passing Kuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm; the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chhomrong, the trail descends very steeply to Jhinu Danda. There is a natural hot spring, where one can bathe and relax their body. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 13: Trek to Pothana (1980m) 4.30 hrs
Walk downwards to Modi River and ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurung village; lunch at Tolkha, and yet another easy ascent up to Deurali. Overnight at Lodge/Teahouse

Day 14: Trek to Phedi & drive to Pokhara 3 hrs
Easy way down via Dhampus Village to Phedi, and then half an hour drive will take back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, Pokhara

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu 
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Reach Kathmandu and check in to hotel and free at leisure. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure 
Breakfast at hotel and free till departure. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.