Annapurna is one of the richest cultural and geographical regions in Nepal. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) located amidst Annapurna massif boasts ethnic lifestyle, exquisite wildlife, vegetation, comfortable tea-houses and magnificent scenery. Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world.
The trek begins from Phedi, at the outskirts of Pokhara. The trail ascends to Landruk via Dhampus, one of the major stops. It’s popular for its Gurung inhabitants and ethnic village lifestyle. From here, the trail may ascend as well as descend hundreds of meters, hence offering a challenging trek experience. Chhomrong village en route is a sight to see, along with the Machhapuchchhre Base Camp.
The early morning hike takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp and offers one of the best scenery in Nepal. While returning, you will take an alternative route and reach Ghorepani-Poon Hill section of the trek. Poon Hill offers one of the best sights for sunrise in the entire Nepal.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is suitable for both the amateur and expert hikers. It can also accommodate small kids and elders too..
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Kathmandu Day Tour||–|
|Day 3||Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara||30 mins|
|Day 4||Drive up to Phedi & Trek to Dhampus 1,650 m (5,577 ft)||2-3 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Landruk 1,646 m (5,530 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Chhomrong 1,070 m (3,510 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Dovan 2,605 m (8,546 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 m (12,139 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (13,549 ft) and Back to Dovan||5-6 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Chhomrong||3-4 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Tadapani 2,600 m (8,528 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Ghorepani 2,800 m (9,156 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 13||Early Morning Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m, Trek back to Tikhedhunga||5-6 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara||7 hours|
|Day 15||Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu||30 min|
|Day 16||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Note: Flight to/from Pokhara has been included in the price to avoid the road travel which may last over 9-10 hours. You can choose to lower the package price and take tourist bus instead.
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||16 days|
|Trek Length||11 days|
|Max. Altitude||4,130 meters (13,549 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Domestic Flight, Private Vehicle|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|