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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Location: pokhara
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Season: Autumn, Spring
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Season: Autumn, Spring
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
About The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is ideal for those who have a moderate level of fitness and want to experience trekking in Nepal and the Himalayas. Our 15 day itinerary includes 10 days of trekking along a stunning route where we pass quaint villages, irrigated paddy fields, waterfalls, huge glaciers and giant peaks. We stop and sleep in teahouses along the route, where you get to meet friendly locals and experience the Nepalese way of life and culture.

The highlight of the trek for most people is the night we spend in Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). Located in a stunning amphitheatre of giant peaks, the area is steeped in climbing history. Annapurna was the first of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks to be climbed in 1950 by French climbers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachena.

As well as 10 stunning days of trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary, you have free time for exploring and shopping in both Pokhara and Kathmandu. Pokhara lies on an important old trading route between China and India, which until the end of the 60s was only accessible by foot. It is now one of the largest cities in Nepal and often referred to as the tourism capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is an ancient centre for trade and commerce as well as being the hub of Nepal’s history, art and culture. It is a city with many ethnic influences, dominated by both Buddhism and Hinduism. A true cultural melting pot.

Why Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary with Earth's Edge

100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our Himalayas treks are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals on the trek, trekking permits, a celebratory meal & an Earth's Edge softshell jacket.

Our 15 day itinerary includes 10 days of trekking and time to explore Kathmandu.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Training weekend – Meet an Earth's Edge expedition leader, an Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow trekkers two months before departure. Our training weekend consists of a full brief and two hikes in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the trail as we found it. 

Our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary & Costs

Day 1: Depart Dublin.
Depart Dublin for Kathmandu.

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore! Overnight hotel.

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, 30 minutes; Trek Nayapul to Ulleri, 6 hrs.
Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,050m.

Day 4: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani, 5 hrs.
We pass waterfalls, small villages and several tea houses to reach Ghorepani. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,750m.

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill, 7 hrs.
We rise early to trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) in time to see the sunrise over the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast we follow the trail to Tadapani village where we spend the night. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,700m.

Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong, 6 hrs.
Today is another great day on the trail as we begin to settle into the rhythm of mountain life. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,170m

Day 7: Chhomrong to Bamboo, 5 hrs.
We trek higher up the valley to reach Bamboo. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,310m.

Day 8: Bamboo to Deurali, 4hrs.
A short but challenging day today as we ascend over 900 metres to Deurali. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,230m.

Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp, 6 hrs.
Today is a special day with some of the best views on the trek including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gandharva Chuli (6,248m) and Gangapurna (7,545m). Annapurna Base Camp is truly a majestic place to be, with its stunning views and rich climbing history. Overnight tea house. Altitude 4,130m.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, 8 hrs.
After having breakfast in Annapurna Base Camp we retrace our steps back to Deurali and on to Bamboo for the night. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,310m.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda, 6 hrs.
We descend back to Chhomrong for lunch and reach Jhinu Danda in the early afternoon. Overnight tea house. Altitude 1,760m.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul to Pokhara, 6 hrs.
Our last day on the trail is an easy one as we walk through beautiful hill country to reach the finishing point of our trek in Naya Pul. From there we drive to Pokhara where you have a free afternoon and evening to explore the city or relax. Overnight hotel.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Enjoy a special celebratory meal in the evening. Overnight hotel.

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu .
Free day in Kathmandu. Evening departure for Dublin. Overnight flight. 

Day 15: Arrive in Dublin.
Arrive back in Dublin.

EXPEDITION COSTS:

€399 deposit at the time of booking & €2,600 balance payment two months prior to departure – Total €2,999. Read our best price guarantee.

*If you would like to book this expedition excluding international flights, please contact us for a land only price.

Costs include international flights to Kathmandu, internal flights in Nepal, an expedition leader & doctor travelling with the group from Dublin, all transport in Nepal, all meals on the trek, all accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels & tea houses, all local park and guide fees & an Earth’s Edge softshell jacket & bandana. For more details on inclusions and exclusions please review the expedition information pack.

*Prices were set on November 3rd, 2017.

How To Book

Expedition Dates:

If you would like to sign up to this expedition but need some time before you can confirm your commitment, we can hold a space for you. We will hold your space for 48 hours after which time you will need to complete the booking form & pay your deposit.

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