Annapurna Sanctuary Trek brings you into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya, is intended to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the significant mountain holiday at the base of the world´s famous Annapurna Himal 8091m, the region’s most beautiful peak Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Hiuchuli etc. in the region. The place is high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau has an elevation of over 4130 meters and is enclosed by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are above 7000 meters. With the only access a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, from where Modi Khola River run-off glaciers drain into, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956. Because of high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer. The unique combination of heights and depths in the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an astonishing diversity of ecosystems. The south-facing slope is “covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo”, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “drier colder weather similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.”
The entire sanctuary was considered holy to the Gurung people, one of the many resident people to inhabit the area. They believed it was the storage area of gold and a variety of resources left by the Nagas, 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 Machhapuchhre at the doorway was said 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.
In recent years, the number of trekkers to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has increased substantially, in part because the Sanctuary forms the base of one of the major routes to the peaks of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which places restrictions on the number of outside travelers, gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing. This program is only for guidelines so our itinerary is flexible and can be redeveloped as per your interest and time you have. For people having time restrictions can still enjoy the Everest Base Camp Trek-9 Days.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one amongst the finest two weeks tea house trek in Annapurna region. This trek ends up in the fabulous high mountains amphitheater conjointly known as the Annapurna base camp. The trekking route passes through several varied weather conditions from semitropical to alpine. therefore inevitably the vegetation changes accordingly giving trekkers an exquisite variety of flora and fauna. you’ll meet many alternative ethnic groups – it’s rather like trekking through a live, open depository. you may experience a number of the diverse but equally friendly individuals and cultures of Nepal.
We begin the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with step by step ascending through the attractive varied landscape of cultivated terraced field and lust forest of oaks, magnolia and rhododendron trees. the first-morning hike to Poon Hill (3230 meters) provides you the most effective attainable panoramic sunrise view on whole fabulous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This hike to poon hill conjointly permits the time of proper acclimatization on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary. the mixture of small thatch-roofed villages set among the slender terraced fields with the scene of gorgeous snow-capped mountain ranges makes it’s one amongst the foremost picturesque treks within the Himalayas
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a trek in the Annapurna region which commonly starts or finishes in either Phedi or Nayapul and reaches the Annapurna Base Camp. Phedi is situated at a distance of 165 Kilometers ( via Baglung Highway ) from the capital city, Kathmandu. A total of 9 to 10 days is necessary for the whole trek to finish.
There are official safe drinking water stations located at Landruk, Ghandruk, Jhinu, and Chomrong. Past Chomrong, plastic water bottles are not permitted to be sold so trekkers will have to supply their own containers to be refilled. Lodges offer boiled or reverse osmosis water for around Rs. 130 per liter and untreated water for free.
Above Deurali, snow may be present as early as mid-November. Foot traffic quickly compacts the snow into the ice making the trail treacherous, especially traveling downhill. Trekking poles and micro crampons can make the going considerably easier and some trekkers resort to wearing socks on the exterior of their boots or wrapping them in rope for extra traction.
The trail in Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is exposed to avalanche danger where it crosses several slide paths, trekkers should practice appropriate Snow safety as conditions warrant.
After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and incredible view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.
Half an hour drive to Phedi and start trek to Tolka/1810m. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Deurali then the trail descends steep down to Bherikharka and 30 minutes walk takes us to Tolka. Stay there overnight in lodge.
We walk a reasonably flat path till Landruk then descends down and trek on the stream through Himalpani and cross the suspension bridge over Modikhola close to New Bridge. Then we tend to walk until reaching Chhumrung – one among the biggest Gurung Village via Jhinu Danda situated on the ridge. we hike steeply up about one.5 hours to Chhumrong.
The track goes down 310 meter through thousands of stone steps then crosses Chhumrung Khola on a suspension bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa at the height of 2340 meter. It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having lunch there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour to Dovan at the elevation of 2630 meter. Stay overnight at lodge.
We have a silence jungle walk nowadays to Himalaya from Dovan. it’s believed that mountains are sacred and holy. because it is already believed that Annapurna means “full of food” but is generally translated as the deity of the Harvests. It is the most well-liked shrine found in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga.” Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be remodeled into Lakshmi, the divinity of Wealth thus from the spiritual view which is necessary to respect Mother Nature, create peaceful and calm surroundings.
After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.
Today is our Last Day of trekking. we descend all the way down to Kimche, there we are able to catch the jeep to Nayapul if you feel tired if not we continue walking till reaching Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
You Can Select The Means Of Transportation As Per Your Preference. If You’re In A Hurry, It’s Better For You To Decide On A Flight Because It Takes A Full Day Of Driving To Reach Kathmandu. However, If You Have Got Enough Time, It’ll Be A Pleasing Experience Riding A Bus To Kathmandu For Around Eight Hours.