Experience one of the highlights of trekking in Nepal – the Annapurna Sanctuary

From ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas, trek through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges. Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Rest and revive in cosy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals along the way. Time spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara completes the adventure with insights into Nepali culture and tradition.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
Nepal
Themes
Walking & Trekking
Code
HNXS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
238kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Release your inner hippy in beautiful Pokhara
  • Stay in traditional Nepalese teahouses
  • Taste Newari soups and curries
  • Be swept up in the warmth and color of Kathmandu
  • Trek through the majestic Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Discover the customs of Nepalese mountain life

Itinerary

A fusion of historical and modern, the city of Kathmandu swarms with life and colour, and is a wonderful place to begin this Nepal trekking experience. Meet monkeys while climbing to Swayambhunath and delve into the mystical charm of Durbar Square.
Leave Kathmandu and travel to Bandipur. Stay at a restored Nepalese mansion and relish the views of orange groves, hills and valleys from the terrace.
Temples and palaces are replaced by soaring mountains and mirror lakes. Once on the vibrant trade route between India and Tibet, Pokhara is the gateway to some of Nepal's greatest treks.
Hike through lowland pastures and peaceful villages, past thundering waterfalls and powerful glaciers, and be surrounded by unspeakably beautiful landscapes. The ever-changing scenery covers some of the most ruggedly beautiful mountains in the world and it's easy to understand why hiking in Nepal has long been revered by adventure travellers. Stay in basic Nepalese teahouses operated by locals and learn about the daily lives of the hill people. Witness spectacular sunrises over the Annapurna Ranges and soak tired muscles in natural hot springs along the way. While the Annapurna Sanctuary trek is challenging, it is a great way to experience these spectacular mountains without the major issues associated with high altitude – the optional trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) is the greatest elevation reached.
The final stretch is downhill all the way. With the hard work all done, enjoy a well-earned shower back in Pokhara and plenty of time to relax, recover and reminisce about the Annapurna experience.
Return to the whirl of Kathmandu. Readjust to the chaotic streets and hollering of enthusiastic shop vendors after so many days immersed in the tranquillity of the Annapurna Ranges. Why not take one last stroll through Thamel and pick up some colourful yak wool blankets and local handicrafts before the journey comes to an end.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Bus, Jeep
Accommodation
Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Teahouse (10 nights)
Included activities
  • Bandipur - Guided walk

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Important notes

Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.

Trip notes

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Reviews

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Annapurna Sanctuary , April 2015

Annapurna Sanctuary , April 2015