• Duration

      11 days

    • Group

      16 Pax

    • Difficulty


    • Accommodation

      Hotel / Lodge

    • Season

      All Season

Called as one of the most accessible areas in Nepal, the Annapurna range is a short distance from the lake town of Pokhara. With mountain ranges over 8000 meters and with lowlands and foothills full of ethnic inhabitants, the Annapurna region is the most visited trekking destinations of Nepal. From the deepest gorge in the world to the sacred Fishtail Mountain, the Annapurna sanctuary trek exposes all of the jewels of the Annapurna region. The high point of the trek is reaching the base of the sacred Annapurna Mountain. Ringed by giants such as the Annapurna 1, Macchapuchhre, and Glacier Dome, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has been graded as a difficult yet a hugely adventurous one.

The itinerary has been created, so as to eliminate the threat of suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness. Proper acclimatization and good physique is the key to success in this trek.


  • Day 1
    Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

    Today, upon arrival from your respective countries, our representative will transfer you to the hotel from the airport. The rest of the day will be spent in the hotel itself. You can either relish the unique and delicious Nepali cuisine that Nepal is famous for or decide to stroll around the streets of your hotel. Breathe in the ambience of Kathmandu as much as you can. There will also be a full trek briefing on this evening.

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara; Drive to Ghandruk (1980m)

    After breakfast early morning drive to domestic terminal of Kathmandu. On board to Pokhara. After arrival in Pokhara, drive to Ghandruk (1980m) bust park and continue walk to lodges for approx. 20 minutes. Flight approx. 25 minutes, Drive from Pokhara airport to Ghandruk approx. 3.5 hrs.

  • Day 3
    Trek from Ghandruk- Chhomrong (2170m)

    After breakfast, we will walk toward to KimrongDanda and descend for a short time to reach KimrongKhola through forested areas filled with rhododendrons, which is the tributary of ModiKhola. After this, the path takes on an upward path. The ascent up to the village of Chhomrong takes about 6 hours.

    Chhomrong is a Gurung village which stands tall at the height of 2170 m. this village is also the last permanent settlement in the valley. Beyond Chommrong, we will be observing the views of Yersasa. Yersasa is the shelter of herdsmen, which are used in the summer months. Chhomrong also greets us with the views of the MacchapucchreMountain as well as the Annapurna South in its full glory.

  • Day 4
    Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2630m)

    Today, the track starts with a descending stone staircase. After some time of descending, we will come across the banks of the ChhomrongKhola. Upon passing it, we trail finally climbs out of this side valley to enter the ModiKhola Valley.

    After this point, the trekking trail will pass through rhododendron, oak, and hemlock trees to reach the settlement of KuldiGhar at the height of 2540m. KuldiGhar was initially a sheep breeding area. The trail now follows an undulating path through dense bamboo shoots. These bamboo thickets are utilized to make the carrying baskets which are used by our porters, called locally as the ‘doko’. Bamboo shoots are also used for creating roofs and flooring. After climbing up through the densely packed bamboo thickets, we will come across rhododendron forests again. If you happen to come by this area in the spring season, we will be greeted with snow. The forest now clears out to Dovan(2505m), where we will spend the night. Dovan is home to several teahouses. The trek will take approximately 7 hours in total.

  • Day 5
    Trek from Dovan to Macchapucchre Base Camp (3720m)

    The path today passes through the forest. We will firstly come across the lodges at the Himalaya Hotel. After this, we will come across the Hinko Cave. Initially, when there were no treehouses in the valley, trekkers used to spend their nights in the Hinko Cave. Upon crossing a ravine, the trail starts becoming steeper and steeper. Leaving the trees behind us, we will cross boulders as the valley becomes wider. Wild scenery greets our path after which we will be greeted with the gates of the sanctuary. We will pass through the heights of Macchapuchhre and Hiunchuli. After relishing the views of the awesome peaks, we will reach the base camp of the sacred Macchapucchre Mountain. The Macchapucchre Base Camp (3700m) is where we will spend the night. The stupendous views include the panorama of Macchapucchre, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Gangapurna and much more. The trek from Dovan to Macchapucchre Base Camp completes in 7 hours.

  • Day 6
    Hike to Annapurna Base Camp & return to Macchapucchre Base Camp (3720m)

    Today, we will get the chance to explore the high alpine wilderness put forward by the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will start off on an early morning trek today. A 2-hour walk will take us to the highlight of the trek, the Annapurna BaseCamp. The ABC is surrounded, by the extremely beautiful snowcapped peaks which are among the highest mountains in the world. We will be encircled by the unbroken soaring ramparts like the Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna and the Macchpucchre. The sunrise views from the Base Camp are truly splendid.

    At times, the Annapurna Base Camp is almost full with snow. This makes it difficult to spend the night in the heavenly place. This is why we will make a return back to the Macchapucchre Base Camp. Approx. 3-4 hrs. trek.

  • Day 7
    Trek from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Bamboo Hotel (2340m)

    After gathering our belongings, we move descend back down the valley. Descending past Hinko, we will leave the sanctuary behind. Through paths adorned by bamboo thickets and rhododendron forests, we reach Bamboo Hotel. Bamboo Hotel is called so, as the entire area is full of dense thickets of bamboo. We spend the night in the Bamboo Hotel. Approx. 7 hrs. trek.

  • Day 8
    Trek from Bamboo Hotel- JhinuDanda (1760m)

    After breakfast, the trek descends down the ModiKhola Valley today. We will trek up and down through several stone steps to reach the ChhomrongKhola. Crossing it will bring us back to the inhabited region of the valley. We climb up the stone steps to reach the village of Chhomrong. After spending some time to rest, the path descends steeply downwards to reach Upper Sinuwa, which offers magnificent views ofthe massive Annapurna and Macchpucchre peaks that we left behind. We will pass through several terraces in order to reach JhinuDanda (1760m). The path to the JhinuDanda is a vertical steep descent and somewhat difficult. JhinuDanda is home to the famous Jhinu hot springs where you can relieve your aching muscles. The trek from Bamboo Hotel to JhinuDanda takes approximately 6 hours.

  • Day 9
    Trek from Jhunnudanda to Kyumi& drive to Pokhara

    Today marks the end of this adventure. This is a short day as we drop downwards to the ModiKhola River. We will pass through the banks of the roaring ModiKhola, to trek down to Kyumi through New Bridge and Kyumi. This takes about 4 hours approximately. From Kyumi, it is a 2.5 hours drive to Pokhara via Birethanti. We will be spending the night in a hotel in Pokhara. If time permits, you will be free to roam about and cycle in the streets of the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara.

  • Day 10
    Explore Pokhara in the morning & fly back to Kathmandu

    You will be free in the morning and after breakfast; there is the option of boating in the beautiful Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Phewa Lake offers an extensive view of the vista of the Annapurna and Dahulaigiri mountain range that we were able to view from an up close distance. If time permits, we can also visit the Gupteshwore Cave and the Davis Falls before bidding farewell to the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara. A 25-minute flight will take you back to Kathmandu and you will be transferred to the hotel. The flight will certainly be a beautiful one with the views of the peaks of the Annapurna region glistening all around us.

  • Day 11
    Depart transfer

Life on Trek

Trekking staff

Whilst on the trek, the Nepali guides and porters will ensure that you are well looked after. Every trek has an English speaking guide, known as the Sirdar, who is in overall charge. It is his responsibility to organize the trek en route and manage the guides and porters and deal with the local peoples and they are experts in trek organization, as well as being able to discuss the local culture, religion, and landscape. In addition there will be other guides, sometimes referred to by the generic term Sherpa, who will be your walking companions on the trek and will assist the Sirdar in organizing the logistic of the trek. On camping treks there will be full kitchen crew who are responsible for all aspects of catering. And finally there will be porters who are the transportation system of the Nepali mountains. They will carry the duffle bags and other equipment as necessary.


  • Fully equipped Camping treks - accommodation is provided in spacious 2 person tents. We use this method for our climbing trips and some treks where lodges are less frequent.
  • Lodge trek - accommodation is provided in the local Nepali lodges, some times known as tea- houses. It is usually necessary to share a double room. We use this method for our treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions.


On camping treks, all food is prepared by the trek cook - an expert in preparing delicious camp food. And most importantly, special care is taken to provide well - boiled, purified drinking water. On lodge treks, food is provided in the lodge and this ranges from delicious local specialties to common western dishes. If necessary, bottled water can be purchased from the lodges for a small fee, although many trekkers prefer to use fresh water with the added precaution of a purifying agent. You could bring some Chocolate or special energy drinks for yourself as these are hard to get in the Himalayas.

A typical trekking day

A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset. The day starts with an early wake up call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning's walk. The Sirdar will already be organized loads to porters and or animals, and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon's walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savour the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day's events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal.

Health and safety on the trek General

  • A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on the trek. However we advise that you also carry your personal first aid kit which includes specific items of preference.
  • We will, in an emergency, arrange for helicopter evacuation. (Note that you are required to hold insurance for this unlikely eventuality).
  • All meals on our camping trips are prepared to strict hygiene standards specifically for our groups, under the supervision of the trekking staff.
  • We use tea-houses that we now have strict hygiene standards and provide a broad menu.

High Altitude

Anyone can be affected by Altitude Sickness. However, our itineraries are specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with trekking to high altitudes by building in acclimatization and rest days. In the event of any symptoms we will ensure that the individual descends to a lower altitude to gain a quick recovery.

And finally……….. It must be stressed that whilst trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is challenging and rewarding, you must be prepared for he occasional inconvenience or discomfort. The correct mental attitude to trekking is as important as being physically prepared.


All equipment and food, and your own personal backpacks are carried by the porters or pack animals. It is only necessary to carry a camera or small daypack ! On camping treks all necessary camp equipment is provided - this includes dining tent, dining table and chairs, toilet tent, foam mattresses, and all cooking equipment. The only kit that you will need to bring is your own personal equipment and clothing.

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn - in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking andor for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas.
  • Gaiters ,,in case of rain or snow.

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings: can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves.

Other Items

  • Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally.
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to storeseparate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  • One liter water bottle.
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag 4 season.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Camera and film! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  • Toilet items and towel.
  • Large handkerchief bandana for neck.

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In additional to the items mentioned above for trekking the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Plastic or Leather mountaineering boots, with gaitors & crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or salopettes.
  • Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing.
  • Ice ace, and ski poles (Note: ice axe can hired in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing harness
  • 2 X tape slings
  • 2 X screw gate karabiners.
  • Descended abseil device Ascender

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