Nepal – Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (NT04)
Annapurna Sanctuary is the most suitable route for the trekkers who don’t have much experience. You will achieve the maximum altitude 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp. The route offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Poon hill and many others. En route you will have opportunity to share your moments of life with friendly and hospitable Gurung ethnic people. In spring, you will love to see the rhododendron forest in bloom that makes your day always inspiring. In HOT SPRING, you might like to take a relaxing bath.
Day 2:Pothana to Landruk: The stone-paved trail climbs through forests to Deurali, atop a hill at 2150m, where there are views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From here the trail descends steeply through forests with birds, ferns and orchids into a huge side canyons of Modi River. You will descend past a couple of guesthouses and restaurants at a Gurung Villages and cross a stream at 1790m. Now the trail gently climbs to bring you to Tolka Village at 1810m where you will eat at your lunch and then descends a long staircase to a suspension bridge across a stream at 1720m. Now, you will have a gentle climb to the ridge top followed by easy walk past streams, fields, cross the suspension bridge an finally arrive at Landruk –a Gurung Village for overnight stay. 6 hours trek.
Day 3:Landruk to Chomrong: The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul (1340m) and descends steeply to Samung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring. Further steep up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m. The trail now is wider and better from here to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley. 6 hours trekking.
Day 4: Chomrog to Dovan: From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where you will climb the mountain flank and pass the hamlet and small inns till you reach the top of the ridge. From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Khurdi Ghar where you will have your lunch. After lunch, descend the stone steps and pass the check post and continue through the bamboo forests to Bamboo Lodge from where you will make a gentle ascent through the forested area and cross at least three steams. Soon you are in Dovan ( 2606m) where you will stay overnight. 7 hours walking.
Day 5: Dovan- Machhapuchhre Base Camp: Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach Himalayan Hotel ( 2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m. Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali ( 3230m) where you will stop for lunch. From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the flank until you come to Bagal ( 3300m) where most altitude conscious trekkers halt the day. From Bagal, climb from the riverbank to the terrace, follow the path on the flank where big rhododendrons are growing and you will come to the end of the ridge. After crossing the stream, you will have a gentle climb before you reach Macchapuchre Base Camp (3703m).
Day 6: Machhapuhhre Base Camp- Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)-Macchahpuchhre Base Camp: You will set our early morning today and follow the ablation valley, which is a corridor-like hollow developed between the glacier and the mountain flank. Cross over about three low hills, go up on the next hill, and you are in the Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary (4130m). In the front you have amazingly standing Annapurna I (8091m) with three lunps. At the right, there are the glittering snow-clad peaks of Khangsar Kang (7485m) with Himalayan ice flutings and Tarke Kang (7193m), stretching further to Singuchuli (6501), one of the interesting trekking peaks. Behind them, you can see the triangular rock spire of Machhapuchhre and snow-clad peak of Annapurna III (755m). The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding its panorama of 360 degrees. After having tea or coffee here, you will retrace the way to Machhapuchhre Base Camp for overnight. ( 4 rounds roundtrip walk)
Day 07: Macchhapuchhre Base Camp to Dovan ( 4 hours): You will take easy walk down to Dovan.
Day 8: Dovan to Chomrong: this is a day with approximately 5 hours walking, descending almost all day along from the higher places;
Day 9: Chomrong to Tadapni: You will continue to retrace till Khumnu above the Khumnu Khola at 1780m and cross the river on a suspension bridge and then walk about 20 m upstream to the site of the defunct old bridge. You will follow a faint trail steeply uphill, which becomes distinct as it switchbacks up through wheat fields to the Melanche Village at 2050m. Above the village the trail becomes less steep, but still climbs steadily through rhododendron forests to Tadapani at 2540m. You will stay the overnight here. 6 hours walking.
Day10:Tadapani to Ghorepani: From Tadapani, the trail descends through the forested area until you cross the Chorom Khola ( River) from where you will climb the flank of the river to Banthanti. Further on is Deorali where you will have lunch break. From here, you will have several small ascents and descents and through rhododendron forests to arrive Ghorepani, Ghorepani offers excellent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri bathed in red in the evening.
Day11:Ghorepani to Ulleri via Poonhill: Early morning, you will climb one hour to reach the famous Poon Hill, you will have a wider view, from east to west, Machhapuchhre ( 6993m), Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Peak and Annpurna I. After taking some beautiful snaps of the snow peaks and the natural scnery, you will descent to Ulleri via Ghorepani. 6 hours walking.
Day12:Ulleri- Birethanti to Pokhara: From Ulleri, Birethanti is about 3 hours steep down trekking. The trail passes through Tirkhedhunga village, Hile and requires crossing of some rivers by suspensions bridges before you arrive at Birethanti where you will take the lunch. From here, Pokhara is an hour’s drive.
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