- Annapurna base camp and famous hill station (Poonhill)
- Panoramic views of mountain range
- An ideal place to Chill-Pokhara
- Traditional villages and beautiful landscapes
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a moderate grade trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that takes you to the southern base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain with a side visit to Annapurna Poonhill. You’d want to do this trip with your loved ones or those closest to you, for sure. Out of this world views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill, and you get to see Machhapuchhre (fish-tail) peak upfront, the ‘centurion’ of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Look through the amazing sunrise on the south face of Annapurna I from Base Camp and marvel with the wonderful and pleasant differences of Nepal’s climate zones, its rich wildlife and sublime landscapes. Visit the famous Himalaya viewpoint, Poonhill (3210m) and the south base camp of Mt. Annapurna (4,130m) in a single itinerary
This venture takes us north of sizzling Pokhara, a great trek into Himalayan journeys of a unique kind as you enter into the inner chambers of the legendary Annapurnas. Hereabouts, massive mountains such as 8,000 metres, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre, surround the original geographic amphitheatre known as the Sanctuary of the Annapurna, a feast for the eyes that beholds nature at its zenith. The blending of this outing into the sanctuary with a visit to the classic Himalaya viewpoint of Poon Hill is the jackpot of a dream vacation; this hike is a wonderful combo that provides us with a little over two weeks of some quaint walks into the great Himalayas of Nepal, at its best.
We experience sub-tropical forest swarming with interesting wildlife, lovely villages with trimly terraced rice fields, and pleasurable ridge hiking accompanied by stunning Himalayan vistas that leave us panting for breath. Strolling through the ‘gates’ of the Sanctuary, we culminate into a haven of ice and snow that finds us enclosed by huge Himalayan peaks which leave us gaping awestruck. We then return to evolution of nature as we hike by the plummeting Modi Khola (river), through a portrait perfect countryside of overlapping hills dotted with villages of clean colourful houses and flower beds, surrounded by terraced fields. On the way, we meet fellow travellers from around the globe where we stop over for a teeter-totter to share our exciting experiences of a world we never knew existed, till now. And then we head back to the city of lakes – Pokhara – and the ancient valley of Kathmandu and a soft warm bed.
Is this trek for you?
|Total Duration||14N/15 Days|
|Trekking Duration||09N/10 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||4,130m/13,550ft at ABC|
Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. The perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
|Trip Start Date||Trip End Date||Price||Status|
|06 Oct, 2019||20 Oct, 2019||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|20 Oct, 2019||03 Nov, 2019||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|03 Nov, 2019||17 Nov, 2019||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|17 Nov, 2019||01 Dec, 2019||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|15 Mar, 2020||29 Mar, 2020||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|29 Mar, 2020||12 Apr, 2020||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|12 Apr, 2020||26 Apr, 2020||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|26 Apr, 2020||10 May, 2020||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
|10 May, 2020||24 May, 2020||USD 1350||Available||Book Now|
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- Twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Dandelion or similar category for 2 nights
- Internal flight (KTM-PKR)
- All required permits for trek (TIMS Card & ACAP)
- Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
- Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts on private A/C Vehicle
- All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private A/C Vehicle
- Comprehensive first aid kit
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Staff insurances, allowances and equipment
- Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
- Group welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for staff
I had the most wonderful first experience of Nepal through Highland Expeditions. Passang and crews attention and personal care ensured it was a safe and memorable adventure.
I highly recommend them
Highland Expeditions came highly recommended by a friend who had previously trekked with Passang. We were very impressed and satisfied with the service level provided to us 3 ladies. We had the honor of having Kunga as our guide (very experienced climber). Assistant guide, Shyam and porters Sunil and Samir were very friendly and the team took very good care of us and met our every need, always ensuring we were comfortable and well fed. The daily treks were timed very well so we arrived at our home for the day early in the afternoon with sufficient time to enjoy the rest of the day. The porters would arrive at our lodge early to ensure we got the good rooms. Overall, it was an amazing and memorable trek with Highland Expeditions and I’m already looking forward to my next trek with them!