The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Himalayan Alpine Adventure takes place in the one of the most appreciated locations of Annapurna region of Nepal. Generally the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek gives the meaning of a walking adventure in the Annapurna region that starts from Phedi or Nayapul of Pokhara and ends on the Annapurna Base Camp from where the travelers take their planned route leading back to Phedi or Nayapul of Pokhara. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a fantastic walking travel to the South Face of Annapurna I. This is a delightful walking experience through mountain foothills of Annapurna region passing through beautiful forests, traditional ethnic highland settlements and fascinating photogenic landscapes and Himalayan panoramas. In the end of the travel experience the travelers will reach the base camp of Annapurna Himalayas which is world 10th highest peak.
Annapurna is a name of a Himalaya range that is made up of more than 13 highest peaks of the world which are above 6000 meters above sea level. It is a known fact that all the highest peaks above 6000 meters above sea level resides in south Asia in the borders of Tibet, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan and other countries of south Asia. The Annapurna Himalayan range broadens from east covering the valley of Kaligandaki River and Marshyandi River. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes place on the hidden mountain vegetation covered with in the folds of southern face of Annapurna Massif known as Annapurna Sanctuary residing 26 miles north of Pokhara City. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a popular trekking destination due to easy accessibility from Pokhara and wonderful walking experience through exotic natural vegetation of lush mountains in the splendid high Himalayan locale. The Himalayan summits that forms the rim of the Annapurna sanctuary is incorporated of eight peaks of 7000meters height and above and they are Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna V, Annapurna III, Mt. Machhapuchhare etc. The walking experience through the Annapurna Sanctuary provides a taste of great variety of photogenic landscapes that includes lush mountains, green natural vegetation, excellent Himalaya panoramas and ethnic traditional tribes of Himalayan people.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek starts from capital city of Kathmandu where the travelers take a vehicle or airplane ride to Pokhara. After a good night rest the travelers reach Nayapul or Phedi of Pokhara from where they start walking through mountain trekking trails till they reach Annapurna Base Camp home of the Annapurna Sanctuary. During their walking adventure the travelers encounter sub-tropical climate, pretty villages, terrace rice fields, rhododendron woodland and scattered farming lands till the last settlement of vegetation. After crossing all the human settlements, forests and green vegetation the travelers enter in to the world of ice and snow which denotes the foot of the Annapurna I Himalaya of Annapurna Sanctuary. The travelers stay there for overnight while continuing their exploration and investigation of Annapurna Base Camp. It is a beautiful region of ice glaciers and focal eye view of Annapurna Himalayas which is the most outstanding plane of the nation. After the satisfied stay at Annapurna base camp the travelers take the alternative routes consisting the fascinating views of Kali Gandaki Valley with views of additional Himalayan range of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. The travelers finally reach Phedi or Nayapul of Pokhara and after taking a good night rest at Pokhara. The travelers can contintue their sightseeing at Pokhara or take ride back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Bamboo to Deurali, 3230m five hours trekking
We arrive at Himalaya Lodge and walk up the Modi Khola. The valley narrows into a steep-sided gorge.By the time the large fire-blackened rock overhang known as Hinku Cave is reached, the vegetation has thinned and the gorge narrowed to be only a few hundred metres wide.
Day 09: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700m 4/5 hours trekking
Now the valley narrows into a steep gorge rising above the vegetation line until we pass through into sanctuary ‘gates’. Once through the sanctuary, we cross moraines to a cluster of huts called Machhapuchhre Base Camp, with Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna Fang (Varaha Shikhar) and the magnificent Machhapuchhre, the Fishtail mountain, towering above us.
Day 10: MachhapuchhreBase Camp to Annapurna Sanctuary 4130m 2/3 hours trekking
In places the path is a little rougher as it crosses rocks and a small stream. Tantalizing glimpses of the massive peaks that form the sanctuary appear and urge us on. When we reach the moraines the view on all sides of snow-capped mountains, fluted walls of ice and enormous rock buttress are incredible; this is a mountain amphitheater of spectacular size. Whenever you stand in the sanctuary the 360 degree views are breathtakingly beautiful. Starting from Hiuchuli 6451m and turning clockwise we see:Mt Annapurna South 7667m,Fang 7646m, Mt Annapurna I 8105m, Tent Peak 5673m, Mt Gangapurna 7467m, Mt Annapurna III 7568m and the most spectacular of all Machhapuchhre 7055m. Bask in the sunset and sunrise when the mountains glow in pink and gold – unforgettable! As you lie in your sleeping bag listen to the glacier cracking throughout the night.
Day 11:Annapurna Sanctuary to Doban six hours
We retrace the trail which we came up but of course this time it will be much easier as we will be descending to lower altitude.
Day 12: Doban to Chhomrong 6/7 hours trek
Still retracing our steps down the Modi Khola valley, passing rhododendron and bamboo forest, we reach Chhomrong, the Gurung village.
Day 13: Trek to Tadapani 2900m
We descend down to the Kyumun Khola and trek through the rice fields before we finally start climbing up to Ghandruk. The picturesque Gurung village is surrounded by paddy fields and set against the peak of Mt Annapurna South and Himchuli.
Day 14: Ghandruk to Birethanti 5 hours trek and 3 hours drive
Our descent continues to Syauli Bazaar for approximately 1500m and we continue down to Birethanti, crossing the Modi Khola Bridge and finally reaching the road. After arrival of all our kit we depart by car to Pokhara where we are accommodated in a very comfortable hotel.
Day 15: Morning flight back to Kathmandu
We fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where we return to our group hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 16: Depart Nepal
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