Annapurna sanctuary trek is well known tea house trekking trail in the southern face of Annapurna base camp. Trekking that has begun in Pokhara will bring you to miraculous Modi Khola gorge which lead you to panorama of vast mountains.
In this trekking trail you pass through bamboo and rhododendron ultimately leading to awesome view of Annapurna range. In his trail we walk in the path sandwiched between Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.
The maximum altitude we reach in this trial is 4170m The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek / Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheatre formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare.
Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
The vast amphitheater of the ABC Trek is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks - the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m).
The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants.
We start our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti (1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m).
Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary - a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier.
Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
Early in the morning after having breakfast you will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer your hotel. Afternoon if time permits boating in Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside.
Half hour drive From pokhara to Pedi and the trail directly goes uphill to Dhampus (1750m) which stretches for several kilometers from 1580 to 1700m and has number of lodge along the ridge.
Trail climb to Pothana 1990m and downhill steeply through a forest towards Bichok. It emerges in the modikhola valley and continue drop to Tolka village. Overnight at lodge.
From Tolka the trail descends to long stone staircase and then follows a ridge to the Gurung village of Landruk (1620m).
Ten minutes path from here splits north take you to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village.
Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and overnight at Lodge.
The trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m).
The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point.
The trail climbs through rhododendron forest to Dovan 2840m. This stretch of the trail passes several avalanche chutes.
If you arrive early in Himalaya hotel. It’s possible to continue on to Deurali to make the following day easier and comfortable.
From the Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary.
At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.
The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow.
The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine a short stroll for your cosy room.
Early morning sunrise view from Annapurna base camp, have great breakfast and trail directly leads you downhill to Dovan via village of Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and overnight at Dovan.
After morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo?
Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola.
First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to joyful Gurung village of Ghandruk.
Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati.
With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Your last day trekking celebrates in Pokhara with your trekking staff.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.
Departure for your onwards flight.
My husband and I trekked the ABC Santuary Trek for 11 days and had an amazing time with Adventure Nepal Eco Trek
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There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.
For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.
In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.
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We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
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This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.
Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.
It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.
If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.
Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.
Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.
All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.
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We embarked on the 16 day package on 1 May '16, trekking through the villages to ABC before heading up to Tharpu Chuli for a taste of mountaineering.Kumar was our guide. But he was also our comedian, friend, cook, and big brother, going the extra mile to ensure our safety and enjoyment of the trip.
“ABC Sanctuary + Tharpu Chuli Peak (5663m)” 2016 May
15th Mar, 2022
My husband and I trekked the ABC Santuary Trek for 11 days and had an amazing time with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks. Our guide, Ramesh and porter, Tilok were fantastic.
“Amazing time on the Annapurna Santuary Trek”
15th Mar, 2022