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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 13 days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: ABCT
Trip Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 4130M
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Nayaul
Trek End Point: Phedi
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Freakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mode of Travel: Trekking
Transportation: flight Drive and flight
Minimum Pax: 2
Best season: September to December & March to May

“Annapurna sanctuary trek” Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a variety of terrain from lowland villages to the Glacier and offer beautiful high mountain views. This trekking also offers a fine opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan peaks without heaving to contend with the altitude and flight problems. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is no Hesitation one of the outstanding trekking. It lies on the hill of Annapurna south. The route is specially designed for those trekkers who love to enjoy the flora and fauna and panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Annapurna sanctuary trekking takes you both Annapurna base camp and Jomsom at once, offering the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlements of Gurungs and their slate-roofed houses, incredible rhododendron forests ablaze with ivory, rose, apricot and crimson bouquets and deep sub-tropical valleys. Below the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, there is the Ghorepani poon hill (3210m) one of the best panoramic view centers of Annapurna trekking.

It is also considered as ideal trekking, as there involves no risk at all than other areas. During the trekking, one can encounter with gorgeous lowlands to the wonderful high mountains and breathtaking scenes of the Annapurna range. Annapurna sanctuary trekking begins in the terraced foothills close to Pokhara. The Dhampus Ridge is the starting point and it passes through the Gurung villages of Landrung and Chomrong where we spend a night and then we pass through rhododendron and bamboo forests of Hinko Cave. Slowly after seeing excellent views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, we climb high above the Modi Khola River, through the ‘gates’ of the Sanctuary. On the other side, we can see the views of mountains Machupuchare Base Camp, (3480m), and Annapurna Base Camp, (3900m).

Annapurna sanctuary trekking is considered to be the best ways to explore Annapurna Himalayas from both sides as well as the perfect destination in Annapurna trekking region. Annapurna sanctuary trek fits for both adventure travelers and nature explores with amazing lifetime experience.


Day 01 Kathmandu to pokhara fly or drive to pokhara, 200 km.

Day 02 Pokhara to Tirkhedunga( 1,577m.)

Day 03 Tirkhedhunga to  Ghorepani ( 2,855m.)

Day 04 Ghorepani to Ghandrung (1,951m.)

Day 05 Ghandrung to Chhomrong (1,951m.)

Day 06 Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,873m.)

Day 07 Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base camp (4130m.)

Day 08 Annapurna Base visit

Day 09 Annapurna Base to Dovan

Day 10 Dovan to New Bridge

Day 11 New Bridge to Dhampus(1,799m.)

Day 12 Dhampus to Pokhara

Day 13 Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft): then pick you up and take a short drive from the airport to the hotel check in the hotel and rest for few hrs then we meet again with guide and barging about the trek what we need the equipment for then trek and what time we live from Kathmandu details

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours:-We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! Stay overnight hotel in Pokhara.

Day03:- Pokhara to Tirkhedunga( 1,577m.) Drive to naya pul and then trek to Birethanti and follows the east bank of Bhurungi Khola and reaches to Tirkhekhunga.

Day 04:- Tirkhedhunga to  Ghorepani ( 2,855m.): The trail ascends to Ulleri village more pleasantly through Rhododendron forest, arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass and  Stay overnight in Ghorepani at tea house Lodge.

Day 05:- Ghorepani to Ghandrung (1,951m.): This area is the finest and most famous trekking area of Nepal. The Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre (fishtail) dominates the Mountain View through glimpses farther east to Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range. The route towards chhomrong passes through a village and is rewarded with the most attractive scenarios of rural village life of the hills of Nepal .

Day 06:- Ghandrung to Chhomrong (1,951m.): Ghandrung offers good views of upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascends high above the West Bank of Modi Khola. The Chhomorng village lies at the base of Himal Chuli (6,441m.) .

Day 07:- Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,873m.): Forward to Kuldi Ghar for about 3 hrs. and from there the route goes down very steeply to a band of rock and then levels out, rounding through thickets of bamboo’s at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. The pasture of Tomo is passed by, and then the very neck of the gorge at panchen Barth, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Then the trail climbs to Himalayan Hotel for camp.

Day 08:- Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base camp (4130m.): The trek remains on the west bank of Modi, now following through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral Morain of the South Annapurna glacier and Modi follows the Machhapurchhre base camp and one can either camp here or continue to North- west, staying above the glacial moraine.

Day 09:- Annapurna Base visit: On up the broad grally path referred to above for about one and half hours and then climb on to the lateral moraine and down the other the glacier is safe and quite easy and the British Expedition Base camp is reached after another one and hours and the camp is based at the elevation of 4,237m. The trip is best done from the lower camp, Carrying only lunch and the best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine which may be followed until cut by the glacier following down from Himal Chuli to the north.

Day 10:- Annapurna Base to Dovan: Descend and follow the same way to pleasant camp spot at Dovan.

Day 11:- Dovan to New Bridge : The trail continues through Rhododendron and Bamboo forests then continues steeply up and to Kabre Chautara and soon after the trail to Landrung leaves the Gurung path dropping away towards the river.

Day 12:- New Bridge to Dhampus(1,799m.)Walk towards the easy way down to the Gurung village Landrung. And all the way down to Dhampus.

Day 13:- Dhampus to Pokhara: All the way down to pokhara via phedi, then drive to pokhara and Stay overnight in Pokhara at the Hotel.

Day 14 Pokhara to Kathmandu: After breakfast you’re return to Kathmandu by road. After arrive in Kathmandu You’re free to shop and pike up some last minute souvenirs, rest and visit the shop etc. Stay overnight in  Kathmandu at Hotel.

Day 15:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport:- today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing then  We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

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Your Program Duration = 15 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

• 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B basie plan
• Flight fear from kathmandu-pokhara-Kathmandu
• 2 night accommodation in Pokhrar with B/B basic plan
• All airport and hotel transfers
• Pokhara to Nayapul and Phidi to Pokhara private car.
• National permit & TIMS permit (Trekking Information Management System)
• Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
• Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
• For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Food in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
    • Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
    • Bakery food during the trek
    • Nepal Visa fee
    • International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
    • Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    • Tips for guide and porters
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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