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16-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

16-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

16 days

16-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
from $1695 USD

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This amazing trek in Nepal takes us into the beautiful realm of the Annapurna Base Camp. This pristine mountain box canyon is surrounded by some of the Himalayas most alluring peaks. On the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, not only do we experience the phenomenal mountain scenery but also a wonderful mix of local people and traditional villages along the way.

The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming an imposing bastion of high mountains. In its span of 40 miles, the range encompasses twelve peaks higher than 22,960ft (7000m) with numerous others well over 19,680ft (6000m). As rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high-desert landscapes, people of Aryan stock give way to those of Mongol stock and the predominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism in the higher regions.

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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals included: n/a
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Tibet

Day 2: Kathmandu Day Tour (B)

Today enjoy a full day of touring in remarkable Kathmandu. Two of the highlights we'll visit are Pashupatinath & Boudhanath.

Pashupatinath:

Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Rivers Bagmati. Entrance in the temple is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Here one can wander among the Hindu pilgrims and witness the fascinating ancient rites of cremation burials at the riverside ghat next to this impressive temple.

Boudhanath:

This is one of the holiest stupas in Nepal and one of the largest stupas in the world. With its four pair of eyes facing the four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behavior and human property. All around the temple is a rich and vibrant Tibetan refugee community including schools of chanting monks with the smell of incense all around around you.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Tibet

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (B)

Transfer to the airport. Fly to Pokhara, where you are met by your Sherpa/Sirdar and together you will drive to Nayapul. Here, begin your trek by hiking to Tirkhedhunga.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 4: Hike to Ghorepani (B)

Hike to Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill and Tadapani (B)

Hike to famous Poon Hill and Tadapani. Poon hill offers one of the very best views around of the Annapurna range.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 6: Hike to Chhomrong (B)

Hike to Chhomrong.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 7: Hike to Doban (B)

Hike to Doban (8300 ft / 2500 m).

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 8: Hike to Machhapuchre Base Camp (B)

Hike to Machhapuchre Base Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 9: Hike to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deorali (B)

Hike to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deorali.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 10: Hike to Chhomrong (B)

Hike to Chhomrong.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 11: Hike to Landruk (B)

Hike to Landruk.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Local Tea House

Day 12: Hike to to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (B)

Hike to to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Fishtail Lodge

Day 13: Sightseeing in Pokhara (B)

Guided sightseeing in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Fishtail Lodge

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu for half-day sightseeing (B)

Transfer and fly to Kathmandu, where you are met and taken to your hotel. Later, enjoy a half-day of sightseeing this mystical city.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Tibet

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu (B)

Free day in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Tibet

Day 16: Departure (B)

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport, depart.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

16-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
from $1695 USD

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation in tourist class hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 9 nights twin sharing accommodation in simple lodges with breakfast during trek
  • 2 nights tourist class hotel accommodation in Pokhara in sharing twin on bed and breakfast basis
  • Sirdar/Sherpa on the trek
  • Porter(s) on the trek (1 porter per 2 trekkers)
  • Porter and Support staff insurance
  • Annapurna National Park fees and TIMS card
  • All international and domestic arrival and departure transfers
  • 1 full day and 1 half day sightseeing in Kathmandu with cultural guide and transfers
  • 1 full day sightseeing tour in Pokhara with cultural guide and transfers
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Any flights
  • Lunch and dinner throughout the trip
  • Sleeping bags
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks - including bottled water
  • Nepalese Entry Visa
  • City and monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage cost for domestic flight (baggage allowance is 15 kgs per person).
  • Tips and personal expenses, laundry, medical kits, rescue evacuation, and personal travel insurance

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