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Annapurna Sanctuary

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Tour Code: GIAS
Tour Duration: 14
Countries Visited: Nepal

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For many years now the Annapurna Sanctuary route has been one of the most popular two-week treks in Nepal. It is described as a 'classic' trek and features some of the finest mountain scenery anywhere on earth. The sanctuary is a great natural amphitheatre ringed by a number of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. Michael Palin followed this route as part of his Himalaya television series.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

No activities are planned for Day 1, so arrive any time to start to explore. There will be a group meeting in the evening. Afterwards, perhaps dine out in one of Kathmandu’s great restaurants.

Day 2-4: Pothana

We travel to Pokhara, then trek through terraced hillsides to Pothana, with views of the Annapurna peaks, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna II and Lamjung. We descend into the Modi Khola River valley, then trek on to Chomrong and Sinuwa.

Day 5-8: Modi Khola

We follow a spectacular narrow valley into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers simply breathtaking views of the south face of Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.

Day 9-11: Sinuwa

After enjoying the morning sunrise, we descend back into the forested valley and walk on to Chomrong. From here, we return to Pokhara via a different trail, passing through Ghandruk, the largest village in the region.

Day 12: Himalaya Lodge

From Ghandruk it is downhill all the way to the road at Naya Phul, where we meet our coach for the drive to Pokhara. The afternoon is free to chill out by beautiful Lake Phewa or relax in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Day 13-14: Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Back in Kathmandu there’s plenty of time to wander through the streets, shopping, relaxing and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Nepalese capital. Our trip ends the following morning. Additional post-tour accommodation in Kathmandu is available on request.

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- Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide and guides. - 11 day trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary including to Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. - Twin-share lodge accommodation, generally in rooms with sleeping mattresses. - Porterage on trek. - Time to unwind in Pokhara. - Gecko’s Trek Pack and first aid kit. - Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry fee.

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, all other meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, fully comprehensive travel insurance (obligatory on all trips and must include helicopter evacuation and repatriation), tips, items of a personal nature, laundry, cost of showers on trek (if available) and flights unless specified.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
09 Mar 201322 Mar 2013$724
06 Apr 201319 Apr 2013$850

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