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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Duration :

12 Days

Description :


The Annapurna massif forms an almost complete ring of peaks. The only breach in the wall is that of the Modi Khola canyon to south. The “Sanctuary” within is a strange, yet fascinating amphitheater of ice, snow, glacier and moraine.

Our approach route takes us along the highly cultivated terraced hillside of rural Nepal through a region populated by Gurung, a tribe whose manpower contributes greatly to the Gurkha Brigades. Higher up the cultivated areas give way to rhododendron and bamboo forest and eventually to rocky and barren terrain.
Day   Activity
  1   Kathmandu-Pokhara-N (1100m).
    A fascinating and at times spectacular, Flightfrom Kathmandu to Pokhara. On a clear day views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna will be seen. Over night at a lodge.
  2   Pokhara-Nayapul-Ghandruk(2000m).
    In the morning we drive form Pokhara to Ghnadruk.From here we walk through rice fields, tropical forests of alder and Mimosa to Tirkhedunga then the ascent is aided somewhat by a well-maintained Gurung staircase trail to Ghandruk. Overnight at a lodge.
  3   Ghandruk-Chumrung (2040m).
    Descend to Kyumnu Khola for lunch. Afterwards make a steep ascent through Kyumnu village passing terraces and scattered small settlements before descending to Chomrung (1971m), the last permanent settlement up the valley. Over night at a lodge.
  4   Chumrung-Bamboo Lodge (22190m).
    From Chomro we descend to cross the Chumrung Khola and then once again ascend to rejoin the Modi Khola valley. We continue to climb a little more gradually to reach our lunch spot at Kuldi Ghari (2377m). In the afternoon we ascend through bamboo forest to Bamboo Lodge. Over night at a lodge.
  5   Bamboo Lodge â?? Himalaya (2680m).
    The trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, and then through rhododendron forest, we pass Dovan. The trail then crosses a landslide track to Himalaya. Over night at a lodge.
  6   Himalaya -Machhapuchare Base Camp (3480m).
    We continue to ascend through forest sometime steeply and eventually reach a rock overhang known as Hinku Cave (2960m). We are now above the tree line and follow the rock-strewn trial along the west wall of the valley, which has now widened considerably. A large lateral moraine lying roughly east-west divides the valley, with the river in a deep ravine to the right and the Sanctuary on the left. The trail continues to ascend to reach the site of the 1957 British Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Over night at a lodge.
  7   Machhapuchhare B.C. hike to Annapurna Sanctuary.
    We make an early start and ascend along the moraine, ridge the Sanctuary. There are tremendous views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the sanctuary to the northwest.
  8   Machhapuchhare BaseCamp - Bamboo.
    We retrace to Himalaya. Over night at a lodge.
  9   Bamboo-Chomrung.
    Retrace our steps to Chomrung. Over night at a lodge.
  10   Chomrung-Landrung (1646m).
    We descent to Kyumrung Khola ascends steeply through woods and then descent to one of the largest Gurung Community villages in the country, from here you will get close view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli etc. Over night at a lodge.
  11   Landurng â?? Dhampus - Pokhara.
    Trek through different villages and forest to cross a small pass at Deurali, then descend via Dhampus to Phedi. From here we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at a Hotel.
  12   After breakfast boating at Phewa Tal Lake or relax. After lunch fly back to Kathmandu.

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