Annapurna Sanctuary

Start: Kathmandu Finish: Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Tikhedhunga, Ghode Pani, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, The Himalayan Hotel, Himalaya Hotel, Annapurna Base Camp (अन्नपूर्ण आधार शिविर), Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo Guesthouse, Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, Jhinudanda, Pothana


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: 5 - Challenging

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 10 - 15

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1169

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Tour Overview

Don't just visit the roof of the world — climb all over it. Take a 10-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 tea houses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world.

Highlights

  • iconMeet local yak herders.
  • iconExperience tea house lodges and high passes.
  • iconExplore rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets.
  • iconTake in panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Rama Inn Boutique (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Rama Inn Boutique (or similar)

Meals: Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of Durbar Square. For lunch, visit G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals.

Opt to wake up with the birds and climb to the Swayambhunath Temple. Later, 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. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Have lunch at G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals.

FREE TIME: MORNING Explore the city of Kathmandu and get to know this bustling city.

ACTIVITY: Visit this G Adventures-supported grassroots organization that is helping to support rehabilitated survivors of human-trafficking and other at-risk women. SASANE, our project partners, train once vulnerable women to be certified paralegals, so that they are the first point of contact for other women coming out of abuse. Where survivors lack a high school diploma, the minimum requirements to be a paralegal, Planeterra and G Adventures have helped catalyze a hospitality program for these women to be reintegrated into a dignified work environment. The survivors will teach you how to make momos (traditional dumplings) as well as a Nepali lunch. The program helps support SASANE's outreach and education programs across Nepal.

ACTIVITY: AFTERNOON Enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu and get to see many of the highlights of this diverse city!

icon Day 3 : Kathmandu/Pokhara

Location: Kathmandu, Pokhara

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Queens Park (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Pokhara/Tikhedhunga

Location: Pokhara, Poon Hill

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Laxmi Guest House (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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).

Additional Information: Note - This is a trek that requires a very good level of fitness as there are plenty of ascents and descents (in fact there's hardly anything flat!) and the walking is strenuous. The weather can be harsh in December and January with snow and frosts. Our expedition is led by an experienced local guide who speaks English. We stop at teahouses where our basic mountain accommodation is twin or multishare, toilet and washing facilities are rudimentary, and the food is simple but filling, usually vegetarian and cheap.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Leaving Nayapul, the trek begins with a flat hike through incredible mountain scenery, charming villages, and rhododendron forest. The fascinating culture of the Nepal countryside is the backdrop as the trek continues to Tikhedhunga.

icon Day 5 : Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani

Location: Tikhedhunga, Ghode Pani

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: See You Lodge Ghorepani (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

ACTIVITY: Begin today with a slow ascent through woodland, with views of the Annapurna range stretching out ahead. Passing through dense forest, the route ends in Ghorepani, where there are incredible mountain views across the region.

icon Day 6 : Ghorepani/Tadapani

Location: Ghorepani, Tadapani

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fishtail Lodge (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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

ACTIVITY: Take in the incredible mountain scenery that lines the route from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Enjoy the views across rhododendron forests and of spectacularly coloured birds during the trek. Arrive at Poon Hill to enjoy some of Nepal's best vistas.

ACTIVITY: Descending from Pooh Hill, the views of the Annapurnas continue as the hike heads for Tadapani. Views of Machhapuchhare are absolutely spectacular on a sunny day.

icon Day 7 : Tadapani/Chhomrong

Location: Tadapani, Chhomrong

Accommodation: New Chhomrong Guest House (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.

ACTIVITY: It's another day of varied ascents and descents on the way to Chhomrong. Pass through endless rhododendron forest and into farmland where the impressive terraced fields are a sight to behold. Continue upwards past waterfalls and bridges before arriving to Chhomrong.

icon Day 8 : Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel

Location: Chhomrong, The Himalayan Hotel

Accommodation: Excellent View Top (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel.

ACTIVITY: Wake early enough to catch the sunrise over the Annapurnas before the trek begins today. There are more suspension bridges and rhododendron forests on the trek today, as well as villages and teahouses. On the way to Himalaya Hotel, the trek changes to bamboo forest and the views of Machhapuchhare are even more impressive.

icon Day 9 : Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp

Location: Himalaya Hotel, Annapurna Base Camp (अन्नपूर्ण आधार शिविर)

Accommodation: Sanctuary Guest House (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.

ACTIVITY: It is a tough day trekking to reach the highest point of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek at 4,130m (13,550 ft) today. The route to Annapurna Base Camp passes through some open valleys, a reminder of all the snowfall that can occur in winter. With incredible views of the Annapurnas and, in particular, the views of Machhapuchhare, the hiking today is worth the challenge.

icon Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo

Location: Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo Guesthouse

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bamboo Guest House (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

ACTIVITY: Retracing steps today, the trek returns from Annapurna Base Camp, past Machhapuchhare Base Camp, to the village of Bamboo. This is an enjoyable trek, and you already know of all the great views that are to come along the descent.

icon Day 11 : Bamboo/Jhinudanda

Location: Bamboo, Jhinu Danda

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ever Green Guest House (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs).

ACTIVITY: Continue the trek downhill, crossing rivers and farmland, as well as countless steps, on the way from Bamboo to Jhinudanda. Its easy to see the roofs of Jhinudanda on the walk, and this final stop for the day is well deserved.

icon Day 12 : Jhinudanda/Pothana

Location: Jhinudanda, Pothana

Accommodation: See You Guesthouse (Jhinu) (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana.

ACTIVITY: It is a longer day trekking today, on the way to Pothana. The trek goes through lush forest and across several bridges over the fast-flowing river below. The rich greenery of the area, with spectacular wildflowers in the right season, makes for a rewarding day trekking.

icon Day 13 : Pothana/Pokhara

Location: Pothana, Pokhara

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Queens Park (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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

ACTIVITY: It is the last day of the trek today, consisting of the short distance from Pothana to Phedi. Be sure to look back at the views of the high peaks of the Annapurnas as the trek winds through green fields and forests before joining up with the road and the transfer back to Pokhara.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 14 : Pokhara/Kathmandu

Location: Pokhara, Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Rama Inn Boutique (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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.

Additional Information: Want to take the fast route back to Kathmandu? Book the Pokhara to Kathmandu flight extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent about booking.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: EVENING Enjoy some free time exploring bustling Kathmandu.

icon Day 15 : Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Meals: No Meals

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Meals

    1 lunch

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    English-speaking guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek

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    Kathmandu guided tour

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    Accommodation

    Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), tea houses (10 nts).

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, trekking support staff.

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    Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Transport

Bus, minibus, walking.

Accommodation

Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), tea houses (10 nts).

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    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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