Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna sanctuary trek lies in the western part of Nepal. Firstly, the site of the Annapurna South Face Base Camp is a spectacular short trek that includes its steep climbs. Secondly, there is a variety of terrain from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers which reflect the outstanding view. So, this is a fine opportunity to explore the Himalayan peaks in a short time. As well as, this trek also helps to minimize having the altitude and flight problems of the Everest region. Here, the Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna consider by the Nepalese as a “Sanctuary”. So, the word ‘Sanctuary’ stands as a place where the gods live.
The impressive trek starts from Pokhara. The trek leads you on good trails through scattered settlements and abundant forests. Then, the trail follows the high ridge of Ghorepani. So, we take a good chance to visit the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill on this trek. Poon hill is a famous spot on a trek for the view of the classic Himalayas. So from the viewpoint, we can explore the sunrise with the panoramic mountain views including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west. Then after trek continues through ancient oak and rhododendron forest. On the route, we cross sparkling streams and past waterfalls. So, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. Among these, the trail of Modi Khola valley leads us to the sanctuary as the gorge widens.
The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. So, on reaching the destination, we have leveraged 360-degree views of the Himalayan peaks. Therefore, the trip combines pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice. Similarly, it provides majestic splendor of Machhapuchre (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,200m), Annapurna I(8,091m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m). So, these make this trip an extremely rewarding trek. Then, on our way back we pass Chhomrong and cross to the eastern banks of the Modi Khola.
A moderate trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful village, unique culture. Panoramic viewpoint from Annapurna Base Camp.
- Area: Annapurna region.
- Difficulty:A+ (easy).
- Altitude: 4130 m.
- Duration: 14 days.
- Starting point: Pokhara.
- Ending point: Pokhara.
- Best season: Oct-May.
- Group size: 01Pax to 30 pax.
- Culture: Different communities with a majority of Gurung, Magar, and Poon.
- Mode of trekking: Popular in tea house trek. But it can operate in both tea house or camping as per your interest.
- Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli,Dhaulagir, Gangapurna and Manaslu Ranges.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner