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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

Pokhara, 20-Nov-14,
Arrival
Evening: Nepali welcome dinner and trek orientation at the Guesthouse.

Pokhara - Hille, 21-Nov-14,
Trekking Day 1
A 1hour drive takes us to Nayapul ~ the starting point of our trek. We follow the river and then slowly ascend through rice fields to Hille (1475 m) and stop for the night. Walking hours: 4

Hille - Ghorepani, 22-Nov-14
Trekking Day 2
We start our day with a steep ascent to Ulleri (m) where we get our first view of the Himals. We then continue through forests of Rhododendron until we reach our destination ~ Ghorepani (2855 m). Hiking hours: 6

Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani, 23-Nov-14
Trekking Day 3
An early climb to the summit of Poon Hill (3030 m) to watch the sun rise across a magnificent Himalayan panorama. After breakfast we follow a long ridge through rhododendron forests to Deurali. We then walk through impressive river gorges with the chance to see Langur monkeys in the trees. Our destination is Tadapani (2680m) Hiking hours: 5

Tadapani – Chomrong, 24-Nov-14
Trekking Day 4
We walk through a shaded forest trail, followed by terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Chomrong (2170 m), the last permanent settlement in the valley. From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Hiking hours: 6

Chomrong – Bamboo, 25-Nov-14
Trekking Day 5
This day we walk for 6 hours to Bamboo (2310 m) – the trail takes us through beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests.

Bamboo – Deurali, 26-Nov-14
Trekking Day 6
A 4 hours walk reach us to Deurali (3230 m) is a good place for acclimatization before heading to the MBC & ABC.

Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), 27-Nov-14
Trekking Day 7
Slowly but surely we climb up to Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. From the terrace of our lodge we can experience the immensity of the mountains. Hiking hours: 6

Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo, 28-Nov-14
Trekking Day 8
Here the mountain views are even more spectacular. We then descend for 6 hours to Bamboo (2310 m).

Bamboo - Jhinudanda (Himalpani), 29-Nov-14
Trekking Day 9
We re-trace our steps until Chomrong where we take a steep trail down to Jhinudanda (1780 m) Here we can enjoy relaxing in the Hot Springs. Hiking hours: 6

Jhinudanda - Ghandruk, 30-Nov-14
Trekking Day 10
We cross the Modi Khola river follow the trail to the famous Gurung village of Ghandruk (1950 m). In the afternoon we visit the ACAP visitor centre and cultural museum. Hiking hours: 5

Ghandruk - Tolka, 01-Dec-14
Trekking Day 11
We descend to the river, cross over and climb up the opposite side to reach the village of Landruk. From here we have an easy stroll to Tolka (1700 m) Hiking hours: 5

Tolka – Phedi – Pokhara, 02-Dec-14
Trekking Day 12
Today we leave the mountains behind us. A 6-hour hike and a 45-minute drive take us back to the relaxing Lakeside of Pokhara. At the guesthouse we will share an evening of food, fun & laughter with the entire trekking crew.


* MBC ~ Machhapuchhare Base Camp * ABC ~ Annapurna Base Camp
Note: This Itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Days, Description, Ascent/Desent, Kms, Duration

1, Pokhara – Nayapul - Hille,
884m - 1070m - 1430m, 546m Ascent, 42kms Drive, 5kms Walk, 1.30min Drive, 4hrs walk

2
Hille - Ghorepani
1430m - 2855m, 1425m Ascent, 7kms, 6hrs

3
Ghorepani - Tadapani
2855m - 2660m, 195m Desent, 12kms, 5hrs
4
Tadapani - Chomrong
2660m - 2170m, 490m Desent, 9kms, 5hrs

5
Chomrong – Bamboo
2170m - 2310m, 140m Ascent, 8kms, 6hrs

6
Bamboo – Deurali
2310m - 3230m, 920m Ascent, 6kms, 4hrs

7
Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp
3230m - 4130m, 900m Ascent, 8kms, 6hrs

8
ABC – Bamboo
4130m - 2310m, 1820m Desent, 14kms, 8hrs

9
Bamboo - Jhinudanda
2310m - 1780m, 530m Desent, 10kms, 6hrs,

10
Jhinudanda – Ghandruk
1780m - 1950m, 170m Ascent, 6kms, 5hrs

11
Ghandruk – Tolka
1950m - 1700m, 250m Desent, 9kms, 6hrs

12
Tolka – Phedi – Pokhara
1700m - 1130m - 884m, 816m Desent, 11kms Walk, 20kms Drive, 7hrs, 45 min Drive