Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Green Valley airport representative well come you at airport then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. At evening we will meet and brief about Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking and introduce with your guide and porters.

  • Day 2 Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

    Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu where your guide will show you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    Drive to Pokhara, from where you will depart on your trek. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Day 4 Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha (1,525m).

    Green Valley Trekking guide will meet you at the hotel around 07:30 in the morning then short drive to the Nayapul from where we start our Annapurna Sanctuary trek. We start our trekking from Nayapul, a large and successful town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hille (1,495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga.

  • Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m).

    Today we spend a pleasant day’s walking, trekking through rhododendron and oak forests and across the Bhurungdi Khola stream before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti (2,460m). After lunch in Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2,750m).

  • Day 6 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,520m).

    After an early start at around 04:00 hrs we will ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m), this is steep climb, but not to hard and it will take us about 1 hour and leads us to a brilliant viewpoint, providing an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way down to Tadapani (2,540m).

  • Day 7 Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,210m).

    Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2,210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley.

  • Day 8 Chhomrong to Doban (2,540m).

    From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola, then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. We then proceed to Kuldi Ghar (2,470m) about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. We can expect snow from here on in the winter months (Dec-Febr.) We continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2,540m).

  • Day 9 Doban to Deurali (3,170).

    After climbing 300 meters up we will first pas the Himalayan Hotel at 2,840 meters. We then continue on to Hinko Cave (3,100m) and then onto Deurali. During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhare mountain (6,997m) and you will understand why the translation of its name means fishtail mountain. In Deurali we will stay overnight.

  • Day 10 Deurali to Annapurna Base camp.

    Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views.

  • Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp descend to Sinuwa.

    Today we follow our way back to Sinuwa, it’s more easy as we descend the most part of our route.

  • Day 12 Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1,940m).

    From Sinuwa we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimrong. Then we reach the top of the Deurali, from where it is an easy way to reach Ghandrunk. Ghandrunk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandrunk is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers known for its beautiful mountain views. (It is an easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.) Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the one of the Gurung Museum and explore the village.

  • Day 13 Trek to Birethanti and then drive to Pokhara (910m).

    From Ghandrung it’s easy walking, all down hill, to Naya Pul where our trekking ends, then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 15 Departure from Kathmandu or onward for next program.