The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking) is “high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 meters, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. With the only entrance a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956.
Annapurna Deuthali Trekking, The unique combination of heights and depths in the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slope are “covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo”, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.”
The entire sanctuary was held as sacred to the Gurung people, one of the many native people to inhabit the area. They believed it was the repository of gold and various treasures left by the Nāgas, the serpent-gods known in India. The sanctuary was believed to be the home of several deities, from Hinduism and Buddhism as well the older animistic gods.The peak of Machapuchare at the entrance was believed to be the home of the god Shiva, and the daily plumes of snow were thought the smoke of his divine incense. Until recently, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary, and women and untouchables were prohibited from going there as well. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Video>>
Trekking Region : Annapurna, north of Pokhara.
Culture : Mixed influences among the majority of Gurung, Magar
Starting Point : Pokhara
End Point : Pokhara
Trek Duration : 22 days
Tour grade : Moderate
Highest Access : Annapurna Base Camp (4100M.)
Best Season : Oct-Nov, Mar-April
Type of trekking : Camping/Teahouse both
Himalayan sights : All Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal and Manaslu.
Summary : Walk through villages then, climb through Rhododendrons forests into the Ghorepani and Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by high Himalayan peaks. Great opportunity to get into the mountains without the altitude problem of the Mount Everest region.
Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in kathmandu valley with Guide.
Day 03 : Drive/flight Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapull & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1512m).
Day 05 : Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m) (7 hours).
Day 06 : Early in morning Poonhill (3200m) & trek to Tadapani (2600m)
Day 07 : Tadapani to Chhomrong (1951m) (6 hours).
Day 08 : Chhomrong to Dovang (2200m) (7 hours).
Day 09 : Dovan to Machhapuchhre B. C. (3700m) (7 hours).
Day 10 : M. B. C. to Annapurna BC (4130m) 2:30 hrs.
Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp to Himalaya Hotel (2920m) (6 hours).
Day 12 : Himalaya Hotel to Chhomrong (1951m) (6 hours).
Day 13 : Chhomrong to Ghandrung (1921m) (5 hours).
Day 14 : Ghandrung to Pothana (1900m) (7 hours).
Day 15 : Pothana to Phedi & drive to Pokhara (5 hours).
Day 16 : Pokhara to Chitwan by tourist Bus or private Transport (5 hours).
Three Night four Days Jungle safari:-
Day 17 : Drive to Chitwan 5 hrs and you will have lunch, after you will visit Tharu village and National Park's visitors' center. Sun set view from the riverbank .Dinner with Tharu dancing programs or slides-show on wildlife. Overnight in bungalow.
Day 18 : AM : breakfast .Dugout canoe trip on Rapti River followed by a Nature Jungle Walk program or visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm .Take jeep drive back to Resort and Lunch. PM : Elephant Ridding to see the more wildlife specially you can see the one horn Rhino in the park and you can see many kinds of Deer,Bolack Beer, many kinds of Birds Back Camp and Dinner. so after diner jeep to Tharu dancing programs Overnight in Hotel.
Day 19 : AM : After breakfast, you will go for bird watching tour by Jeep to "Twenty Thousand Lakes over night in Hotel,
Day 20 : AM : after breakfast Drive/flight to Kathmandu over night in Hotel.
Day 21 : Free day/sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.