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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

 

Summary:

One of the best treks through some of the most diverse scenery of Nepal

Duration
15 Days
Next Departure
06-Nov-2021
Starting at
± USD 2,376.00
Price per day
± USD 158.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years


Summary

One of the best treks through some of the most diverse scenery of Nepal

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Start Kathmandu.
Day 2.
Drive To Pokhara And On To Naya Pul; Short Walk To Birethanthi.
Day 3.
Climb To Lower Banthanti.
Day 4.
Ascend Through Rhododendron Forests To Upper Ghorepani.
Day 5.
Optional Early Morning Ascent Of 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 Into The Modi Khola Valley To Chhomrong.
Day 7.
Trek Up The Modi Khola Valley Towards The Annapurna Sanctuary; Overnight In Dobhan.
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.
Ascend And Descend Stone Steps To Chhomrong. Descend Steeply Through Terraces To Jhinnudanda.
Day 12.
Trek To Sinwai; Transfer From Naya Pul To Pokhara.
Day 13.
Free Day In Pokhara.
Day 14.
Fly To Kathmandu.
Day 15.
End Kathmandu.

Visited cities (2): Kathmandu, Pokhara

 

Details

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 arena before returning to Pokhara via a different route.

Remarks

Highlights

  • Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp surrounded by mountainsExplore the
    Annapurna Sanctuary, a huge amphitheatre ringed by glistening peaksEnjoy
    sunrise views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare and the Annapurnas from Poon
    Hill Trek through magnificent forests, terraced fields and pretty
    villagesTime in historic Kathmandu and lakeside Pokhara
  • Included in Price

    • Breakfast is included throughout the trip. On trek the breakfast will be a
      fixed set menu usually consisting of porridge or muesli, with either toast,
      chapatti or pancake, plus an egg or omelette and a cup of tea/coffee. Any
      additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and
      paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner on trek allowing you
      to choose what you want to eat. Lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route -
      sometimes one of your guides will go ahead with the group’s order to make
      it more expedient. Dinner will be in the same teahouse that you sleep at
      (this is custom in Nepal as teahouses base their room rate on it).The menus
      in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied choice,
      ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal
      bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but
      generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some
      rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of
      Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables.Although
      meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The
      meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days
      before reaching the lodges and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can
      also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.If
      you have a gluten free diet, then we strongly recommend you bring some extra
      food and snacks with you to supplement the food on trek as there will be
      little variety available for you, particularly for breakfast. Even many of
      the soups are from powder/packets and contain gluten.If you buy imported food
      and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested
      amount.Drinking WaterStaying hydrated is important when undertaking any
      physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally
      recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.We strongly
      encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the
      growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.A few
      villages along the Annapurna Sanctuary route have safe drinking water
      stations selling UV treated water for Rs40-50 per litre but these are not
      always open.The teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per
      litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require
      treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a
      hot water bottle.Alternatively, all teahouses will provide cold water free of
      charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we
      recommend that you bring a reusable bottle (or two) and use an effective form
      of water treatment. There are a wide range of products available these days
      which are more effective than traditional purification tablets - we recommend
      talking to an outdoor retailer for the latest advice as technologies are
      improving all the time: make sure to check the product’s performance in
      cold/freezing conditions and consider battery life (lithium batteries are
      best in cold conditions).Handheld UV filters such as a ‘SteriPEN’ are
      widely available to purchase from online retailers such as Amazon and Ebay
      – they’re very effective, can treat 1 litre of water in a couple of
      minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium
      battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle
      (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices.There are also an array of water
      filter and purifier bottles on the market but be wary of their weight,
      bottles with a small capacity and the products performance in freezing
      conditions. Exodus has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that
      eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt
      water source – please visit Water-to-Go for more information. Exodus
      customers can cla
    • All breakfasts Morning bed-tea on trekWelcome drink at each overnight lodge4
      nights standard hotels and 10 nights teahousesAll transport and listed
      activitiesTour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of
      1:4 on trek)Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)Arrival and
      departure transfersFull porterage throughout trekExodus kitbag Trekking map
      (provided locally)Trekking permit and national park fees

    NOT included in price

  • Travel insuranceSingle accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu and
    Pokhara only)Visas and vaccinationsSleeping bag (possible hire in advance
    through Exodus)Down jacket (possible hire in advance through Exodus)
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour (Round Trip) Kathmandu Kathmandu

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    Tour Variations

    Annapurna Circuit (22 Days)

    This route is said to offer the most varied scenery of any classic Nepal trek

    Next Departure: 31-Oct-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 2,656.00

    Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury (13 Days)

    An introduction to Nepal - from Himalayan views to Chitwan's wildlife

    Next Departure: 26-Oct-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 4,474.00

        

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