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Annapurna Sanctuary
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Don't just visit the roof of the world – climb all over it. Take a ten-day trek through the remote and imposing mountains of the Annapurna Range. Begin and end the journey in Kathmandu with its colourful temples, city squares, and great shopping. With the support of a team of expert Sherpas, the challenging trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in teahouses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ANAS/126429
  • Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
You will Visit
  • Kathmandu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.

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Day 2: Kathmandu

Guided tour of Durbar Square. Visit The Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals.
On Day 2, we're up with the birds to climb to the Swayambhunath Temple. After, we walk through the heart of the old city to Durbar Square, home to the palace of the Kumari Devi, considered to be a living goddess. There is free time during the afternoon.

We also visit The Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals, where we have lunch.

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Day 3: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Take a mountain drive to Pokhara.
Leaving the Kathmandu valley behind, head for the enchanting Nepalese town of Pokhara. Depending on our arrival time, there may be time to hire a small boat for a quick paddle on the lake for sunset.

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Day 4: Pokhara/Tikhedhunga

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. Enjoy 10 days of trekking through alpine meadows, isolated villages, dramatic glaciers, and inspiring mountain vistas.
At 8,091m (26,545.3 ft), Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any view point. This trek covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, we stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. The expedition is not only visually superb, but also a chance to learn about local cultures. Along the way, see thundering waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers and high mountain passes, and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs.

While the trekking is challenging, averaging 4-6 hrs walking a day on steep terrain, our Annapurna Sanctuary expedition into the Himalayas allows you to experience 'the roof of the world' without major issues associated with high altitude. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m (13,550 ft).

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Day 5: Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

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Day 6: Ghorepani/Tadapani

Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani.

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Day 7: Tadapani/Chhomrong

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.

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Day 8: Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel

Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel.

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Day 9: Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.

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Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

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Day 11: Bamboo/Jhinudanda

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs).

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Day 12: Jhinudanda/Pothana

Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana.

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Day 13: Pothana/Pokhara

Trek to Phedi, where our trek ends. Drive back to Pokhara to celebrate the adventure we just completed.

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Day 14: Pokhara/Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu for a well-earned celebration.
Today we return to Kathmandu where you will have free time perhaps some last minute shopping, or simply wander around the beautiful old Durbar Square or visit Bodhinath.

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Day 15: Kathmandu

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu
    • Local guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • English-speaking guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), teahouses (10 nts)
    • 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Bus, minibus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take in panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas
  • Explore rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets
  • Meet local yak herders
  • Experience teahouse lodges and high passes.


Reviews (7)
Brittany C Posted on: 

Our trekking tour to the Annapurna Sanctuary was an amazing once in a lifetime experience!! I enjoyed the company and friendliness of the tour guides and porters. Thought the porter's enthusiasm and Nepali dance made all the difference in an enjoyable trek! We toured the Monkey Stupa, Hindu Holy river, couple more at the beginning of trip, then onto trekking through the majestic Annapurna range. The little villages were a cool cultural highlight of the trip and learning about temples, stupas, holy sites, and cultural traditions was very interesting!!!

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Stephanie W Posted on: 

Trip was well organized. Guide and porters were professional, fun and knowledgeable.

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Victoria O Posted on: 

The tour was fantastic, our group was really good fun and the whole experience was amazing.

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Jill S Posted on: 

Outstanding! We could not have asked for a better trek. Well organized, accommodations fit your description, great transportation and itinerary fit the group well.

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Benjamin D Posted on: 

This was a really, really good trip. Great value for money. I've been on a few G Adventure tours before and our guide, Baikuntha, was the best guide that I've had. Obviously passionate about the mountains - very well informed, and nothing asked of him was ever too hard. The assistant guide, Ridesh, and the porters were also excellent.

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Matthew R Posted on: 

The staff, porters, guide and assistant were fantastic. Really enjoyed the trip.

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My Maya T Posted on: 

This trip was fantastic! Amazing people, amazing scenery, great guides and a fantastic after-trek-party with momo class and dancing with the porters! Celebrating nepali new year on the way down from Annapurna Basecamp was a once in a lifetime experience! Halleluja!

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