Annapurna Sanctuary & Poon Hill 13 Days
Duration: 13 days
Trip level: moderate (info?)
Maximum altitude: 4090 m
Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary, a sacred horseshoe-shaped area nestled amidst the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. From the charming town of Pokhara, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks that surround Phewa Lake. The trek to the base camp takes you through lush rice terraces and quaint Nepalese villages, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.
As you ascend higher, the characteristic contours of Machapuchare mountain, also known as Fishtail mountain, become more prominent. After an early morning hike up to Poon Hill, you’ll witness a truly magical sunrise over the entire Annapurna range. This panoramic view is a feast for the eyes, featuring the majestic Annapurna mountains, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare.
After crossing rivers and forests, the temperature changes as you approach the sanctuary. At the highest point of the trek, the Annapurna Sanctuary at 4095 meters, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the towering peaks that surround you. The sight of the impressive mountain peaks of the region will leave you spellbound.
After visiting the sanctuary, the trail takes you back to Chomrong, where you’ll hike back to the road and return to Pokhara by car. The stunning Phewa Lake provides the perfect setting for you to recharge and recover from this unforgettable trek. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime to the Annapurna Sanctuary!
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 02 Drive to Hille ( 2,5 hrs.), and trek to Ulleri (1960 m – 3 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Ghorepani (2874 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 04 Climb to Poon Hill (3119 m) for sunrise, and trek to Tadapani (2721 m- 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Chomrong ( 1951 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Dovan ( 2130 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Machapuchare base camp ( 3720 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Annapurna base camp ( 4095 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Bamboo ( 2050 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10 Trek to Jhinu Danda ( 1700 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Pitam Deurali (2100m – 6 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Kande (1770m – 4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara
Day 13 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional ( 6hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive by tourist bus Kathmandu to Pokhara; drive with private car to start and from end trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
-One night in guesthouse in Pokhara before and after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-All meals in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)