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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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Tour details
Destinations: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna Sanctuary
Type of adventure: icon-11.png Climbing & Mountaineering
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1522
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Explore Annapurna Base Camp
At a glance
3 nights standard hotels, 11 nights teahouses
One of Nepal's best treks amidst the varied scenery of the Annapurnas
The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif with several peaks above 7000m. Part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, ringed by such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchhare. The trek starts through forested hillsides before arriving into the Sanctuary with its panoramic views of the Annapurna. At higher altitudes the close-up mountain views are perhaps the finest in the world. There is a day to explore this breathtaking mountain eden before returning to Pokhara via a different route.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 2.0km/1.2miles
Day 3 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 4 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 5 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 6 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 7 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 8 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 9 3.0km/1.9miles
Day 10 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 11 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 12 15.0km/9.3miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 6hrs walking per day
High altitude; good paths with some steep ascents and stone steps

Day 1
Start Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara and on to Naya Pul; short walk Birethanthi.

Day 3
Climb one step at a time to the top of Ulleri.

Day 4
Ascend through rhododendron forests to Ghorepani.

Day 5
Optional early morning ascent to Poon Hill for incredible views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare and Dhaulagiri at sunrise. After breakfast head through rhododendron forests to Chuili.

Day 6
Descend to the Kyumnu Khola and climb up and contour round into the Modi Khola valley to Chomrong.

Day 7
Trek up the Modi Khola valley towards the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 8
Continue up the valley to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m)

Day 9
Explore the high alpine wilderness of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10
Descend back down the valley to Bamboo.

Day 11
Trek up and down on stone steps to Chomrong. Descend steeply through terraces to Jhinnudanda.

Day 12
Trek down to Birethanti, on the banks of the Modi Khola. Transfer from Naya Pul to Pokhara.

Day 13
Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 14
Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city and its numerous historical sites.

Day 15
End Kathmandu.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotels & Lodges
3 nights will be spent in standard hotels and 11 nights in local lodges. Some lodges now have showers (charged at about £1.50 per shower) and all have some form of washing facilities along with toilets. Most lodges have twin bedded rooms but you may have to sleep in multi-bedded rooms (especially on nights 8 to 10).

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara is on a twin share basis, but single rooms for these four nights are usually available for a supplement (payable in advance) from £70 in 2015 and from £90 in 2016. Please let us know as early as possible if you would like a single room.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 24 Sep 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,395
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,395
Sat 22 Oct 16 - Sat 05 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,395
Sat 05 Nov 16 - Sat 19 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,295
Sat 19 Nov 16 - Sat 03 Dec 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,295
Mon 12 Dec 16 - Mon 26 Dec 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,295
Sat 25 Feb 17 - Sat 11 Mar 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
Sat 18 Mar 17 - Sat 01 Apr 17


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Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
Sat 15 Apr 17 - Sat 29 Apr 17


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Sat 23 Sep 17 - Sat 07 Oct 17


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Interesting facts
The best trekking and climbing routs in Greece - Mount Olympus

Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.