Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Flights

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek starts and ends from/at Pokhara. This trek goes through Pokhara-Ghandruk-Chhomrong-Dovan-Deurali-ABC-Jhinu Danda-Nayapul.

Trip Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swayambhu
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 8 days trek 3-6 hours each day passing spectacular waterfalls and Gurung villages overshadowed by high snowy peaks
  • Highest altitude we reach in this trip is 4,130 meters at Annapurna Base Camp

Trip Cost Includes:

  •  All airport pick ups and drops in tourist cars and Pokhara Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  •  Kathmandu-Pokhara Flight with airport departure taxes
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu hotels (3 Nights)
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara hotels (1 Night)
  •  Best available lodges and guesthouses during the trekking days (8 Nights)
  •  12 Breakfast, 8 Lunch,8 Dinner (including Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with Dance)
  •  An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
  • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 guests)
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking.
  •  Medical Kit will be carried by Trekking Guide
  •  All Government and Local Taxes   

Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival ~ Kathmandu (1300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner


Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

BouddhanathStupa (World Heritage Site) Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site) a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms.  Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple  is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport.  Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Kathmandu DurbarSquare (World Heritage Site): is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple  (World Heritage Site): This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

Today we  take a short flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, just outside of the town and we begin our trek. Todays walk follows a stone pathway, and for the most time we are climbing roughly - it can be tough on the knees so bring walking poles. Along the way we pass through lots of little villages – Mathathanti, Lamdali, Sudame, Hile, and Tikhedhunga – getting a nice glimpse at the local rural lifestyle. We stop for lunch at Tikhedhunga and start going up through the steep steps of  Ulleri which will need a great deal of stamina. 

Overnight in Ulleri
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we start climbing up thousands of additional stone steps again to enter the village of Ghorepani. As we are ascending we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view.  We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. The village has good wi-fi and shops selling handicraft items.

Overnight in Ghorepani.
Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 - 7 hours

Getting up early in the morning we reach Poon Hill which is a viewpoint for the spectacular Himalayan panorama extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre; that stretches from Dhaulagiri I ( 8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke  Kang (7193m). We then trek back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and then walk towards east and climb a ridge. Our trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before we reach Tadapani.

Overnight in Tadapani
Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek

Today we trek for 6 hours with an initial descent of 3 hours through rhododendron forests. For another 3 hours we walk through suspension bridges and millet fields to reach beautiful village of Chhomrong. 

Overnight in Chhomrong
Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 07: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

Today we walk though stone steps and cross the Chhomrong River on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb that takes us to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we walk through forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. 

Overnight in Bamboo

Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 08: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

Today is a short day walk of 3 to 4 hours climbing past lodges and over the stream to the boulder lined path. The trail then crosses several rivers and a beautiful waterfall and forest to reach Deurali. 

Overnight in Deurali

Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp; Descend down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (5-6 hours walk)

Starting early morning, today we climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a bit strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the  Machhapuchhre (machha, fish' and puchare, 'tail') along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. The vegetation disappears on our way to Annapurna Base Camp and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. We descend down to lower altitude at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for sleep overnight.

Overnight: Guest House in Machhapuchhre Base Camp at an altitude 3720m

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Trek to Jhinnu Danda ( 6 hours walk )
Descending through rhododendron forest full of noisy birds - mostly Black-capped Sibia, we then cross the Chommrong Khola and climb up to Chommrong village (2060m) where we take a rest break. We then begin a short climb back up through forest to the small village of Komrong Danda (2654m). Shortly we reach Jhinnu Danda.

Overnight: Guest House in Jhinu Danda at an altitude 1700m

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul; drive to Pokhara (5 hours walk)

Today on our final day of trekking we first descend to the Kimrong Khola which we cross and then tackle a short ascent. Descending further we follow the Modi River until we reach Nayapul where we meet our car and make the short drive back to Pokhara where we have hot shower and relax in the hotel or stroll around at lakeside.

Overnight: Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu. We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 13:  Airport Transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

 

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You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Given below are the fixed departure dates for online booking.  If the given departure dates are not suitable for you, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily customize your trip on the date more appropriate for you.

2019

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
28th Aug 9th Sep Available USD 1648
4th Sep 16th Sep Available USD 1648
11th Sep 23rd Sep Available USD 1648
18th Sep 30th Sep Available USD 1648
25th Sep 7th Oct Available USD 1648
2nd Oct 14th Oct Available USD 1648
9th Oct 21st Oct Available USD 1648
16th Oct 28th Oct Available USD 1648
23rd Oct 4th Nov Available USD 1648
30th Oct 11th Nov Available USD 1648
6th Nov 18th Nov Available USD 1648
13th Nov 25th Nov Available USD 1648
20th Nov 2nd Dec Available USD 1648
27th Nov 9th Dec Available USD 1648

2020

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
26th Feb 9th Mar Available USD 1648
4th Mar 16th Mar Available USD 1648
11th Mar 23rd Mar Available USD 1648
18th Mar 30th Mar Available USD 1648
25th Mar 6th Apr Available USD 1648
1st Apr 13th Apr Available USD 1648
8th Apr 20th Apr Available USD 1648
15th Apr 27th Apr Available USD 1648
22nd Apr 4th May Available USD 1648
29th Apr 11th May Available USD 1648
6th May 18th May Available USD 1648
13th May 18th May Available USD 1648
20th May 1st Jun Available USD 1648

Best Months for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The springtime from March, April, May and the autumn months from September, October, November is considered the best months for this trek.
 

Maximum Altitude in this trek: 4,130 meters at Annapurna Base Camp
 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Trekking. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.


Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

 

Acclimatization

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.

 

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket.


Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).


Accommodation

We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional USD 200. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.


Meals

While on trekking, meals are provided at Guesthouses and Lodges on the way in Kathmandu breakfast is provided in the hotel where you will stay. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.


Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.


Communication while trekking

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide


Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

As women travellers, we had researched for our trip very carefully before booking our trip with Eve Holidays and now after our wonderful experience with them we can proudly say that their service is excellent in every aspect. 

Sarah and Emma

We just got back from our best vacation ever and we wanted to thank you and your team for your excellent work organizing our trip. You delivered on all of your promises.

Harry F

Hi I did Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with this company. This was my first experience trekking in Nepal and I was a bit anxious about altitude problem and safety issues.I also wanted the trek to be in my budget. But when I started exchanging emails with them, my doubts were made clear and I finally decided to book with this company. It was a wonderful experience trekking in Nepal and I thank Eve Holidays team for this. My guide in the mountains,Pasang was very caring,funny and he knew the area very well. I enjoyed his stories about people and his experiences with people from different parts of world. Food and accomodation was very good (dont expect as back home, you are trekking in the remote mountains) and families running these tea house lodges were very friendly and welcoming and the mountain views was just amazing.

Inspire1868, Scotland