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Overview

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1299USD per persion

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1499USD per persion

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  • Trip Style City Tour and Trekking
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is an amazing walkthrough journey around the Annapurna region filled with excitement and thrill. This trekking expedition passes through incredible bamboo and rhododendron forest and leads you to the awesome view of panoramic Annapurna mountain. Annapurna Sanctuary trek passes through unique and varied climatic and geographic condition giving you the unique trekking experience.The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you through an incredible wonderland of alpine forests and teahouse lodges giving you an experience of a lifetime. You will be able to enjoy the eye-catching and stunning views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Tharpu Chuli, Fang, Singu Chuli, etc. on this trekking expedition.

The Annapurna Sanctuary consists of unique combination of depths and heights which gives rise to a beautiful, amazing and astonishing diversity of ecosystems. The north slopes of the Sanctuary has got a dry cold weather while the southern slope is covered by a dense tropical forest of bamboo and rhododendron.This trek to Annapurna Sanctuary can be the best choice for you if you want to trek Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani and Poon Hill. This trek to Annapurna Sanctuary will give you a true wonderland feeling of glistering peaks, an unforgettable experience of Himalayan Paradise as well as of snowfields and glaciers. However, if you have time constraints, we have 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek for you in the Annapurna region.

Trip Facts
Arrival City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek Region
  • Annapurna Region
Maximum Altitude
  • 4130 m/13545 ft)
Trip Durations
  • 13 Night/14 Days
Group Size
  • 1-12 People
Weather
  • 7-20 degrees Celsius
Accommodation
  • Hotels & Local lodges
Service Level
  • Reliable & friendly
  • Authentic sherpa guide
  • Clean Hotel and Lodge
Fitness Level
  • Physical & Mentally Fit
  • Per Day Walk: 5-8 Hours
  • Walk, Run & Gym Work
Best Time to Travel
  • Spring : February-May
  • Autumn: Mid September- December
Meals
  • Breakfast in City
  • 3 Meals daily during Trek
  • Hot Tea or Coffee
Itinerary Print Itinerary

Our trip in Nepal starts today. After checking your luggage and finishing the visa processes, you have to come outside the airport Terminal Gate where our guide and driver will be waiting. Please check our Company Name display board at the outside terminal gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our Airport Representative guide will earnestly welcome you with Silk scarves or garlands as per Sherpa customs.

Private comfortable Vehicle will drop us off at our hotel where we can take a rest. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your preferred time & will give you Briefing about the trip. In the evening we can enjoy welcome dinner hosted by Mountain Sherpa trekking at the best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can experience the best Nepali food and cultural show.

Accomodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel Clean & Comfy Room
Service
  • Transfer To Hotel By Private Comfy Vehicle
Meals
  • Welcome Dinner

After a good night’s sleep and enjoying a hearty breakfast in our Hotel. We start our excursion of two most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These places highlight Nepal’s cultural and spiritual legacies. Our first stop will be tour of the well-known Boudhanath Stupa (said to be the largest in the world) and an important center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed to be like a huge mandala (a representation of the Buddhist cosmos).

Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is said to be the holiest Hindu shrine in Nepal. Where,we see a cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat,’ the cremation area of the temple. This cremation site is used for the once royal family of Nepal and also for the simple Nepalese people who live within the country. Lastly, in the late afternoon we visit Thamel, where you can buy or hire necessary trekking gears. Our guide will help to find best shop to buy or hire any gear for your trekking. After that, we come back to our hotel, get refresh & prepare for our trek baggage.

Accomodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast
Service
  • Cultural City Tour
  • Private Comfy Vehicle with Tour Guide
Trip duration
  • 3-4 hours Tour

Approx. Time:30 Minute flights Jeep Drive: 3 hrs.  Approx. Walking: 2 hours.  Highest Altitude:Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft)

After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and drop off to the domestic airport for a short but very picturesque flight to Pokhara. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Pokhara is the beautiful lake city and we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna and others.

We meet our Sherpa crew at Pokhara Airport then you will transfer to Tikhedhunga by Private Jeep. Which is about 3 hours drive from Pokhara, from where we'll begins the first steps of our trek.The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and stones that constantly go ascending will really verify a test of our stamina. We get Ulleri by late afternoon.

Though most of the trekkers start from Nayapul, but we highly advise you to drive up to Tikhedhunga and start your first day trek. Because, You won't have pleasure hiking firstly due to dusty roads"

Optional: You can also drive up to Ulleri by 4W Jeep ( if you would like to drive by Jeep up to Ulleri Please let us Know)

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 30 minute flight
  • 2 hrs drive and 2 hrs walk

Approx. Walking: 4-5 hours trek. Approx. Distance: 7.6 km Highest Altitude: Ghorepani (2874 m /9429 ft).

After having our breakfast at Lodge in Ulleri, we climb to the Ghorepani village through magnificent blooms of rhododendron and impressive oak jungles. We'll move somewhat upwards in the route of Nangethanti before scaling towards Ghorepani for overnight stay.

As we are ascending we admire the stunning view, as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several teahouses before getting Ghorepani. We stop at the upper part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the neighboring mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The town has tiny shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts. Wi-fi is avaiable in the Ghorpani Village. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 4-5 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: Poon Hill 1.5km (1 Hour).Trek to Tadapani: 4-5 hours Approx. Distance: 7.5 km Highest Altitude:Poon hill (3210m/10531 ft.)

Today we start our journey early in the morning. We have get up early to get Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most admired viewpoint to experience close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these magnificent peaks.

From Poon Hill, we also get unbelievable views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest peaks. After having a cup of coffee, we walk back to Ghorepani. We have breakfast here then trek to the east and ascent a ridge. Our path descends across rhododendron jungles and waterfalls before we get Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 4-5 hours hiking

Approx. Walking:4-5 hours Approx.Distance: 7.6km Highest Altitude: Chomrong (2170 m/7120 ft).

After breafast we will be start trekking more downhill today as we again hike through rhododendron and oak forests. We'll arrive at the lofty Gurung village of Chhomrong by lunchtime. There will be enough time for us to explore around and enjoy the fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, and Manalsu illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise.

From here, we'll also be treated with the views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It's back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we’re back on the trekking path! Our legs get a bit of a rest on the downhill walk towards lunch at Bathanti, which takes us through beautiful, thick forests, and then to Tadapani.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 4-5 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: 4-5 hours Approx. Distance: 8 km Highest Altitude: Dovan (2,580m/ 8465 ft.)

Another precipitous stone staircase guides our way today as we descend towards the Chhomrong Khola.

From there,trail climbs through terraced fields and then through forest of bamboo and rhododendron to the ridge crest at Sinuwa Hill Top. We continue through the forest, looking out for troops of monkeys, whilst generally contouring along the valley side, before making a short descent to the collection of lodges known as Bamboo (2310m). From Bamboo we climb again for a further one and a half hours to Dobhan.Our overnight lodging at the place known as Dovan (2,580m/ 8465 ft.)

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 4-5 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: 3-4 hours Approx. Distance: 5 km Highest Altitude: Deurali (3230 m/10,595 ft).

We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching the Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave.

From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight stay at Deurali.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 3-4 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: 3-4 hours Approx. Distance: 7 km  Highest Altitude: (4130 m/13545 ft)

Today, we climb gently through a river bed then pass through a stable ascent trail over to the mountain side.The path sticks to a stony cliff and is sometimes vertical. We hike on a slightly flat path for a while before ascending to Machhapurchre Base Camp. From here we get an outstanding views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains.

We then go left and start ascending gradually to the Annapurna Base Camp. During our ascent we can admire stunning views of the Himalayan vista. Hiking further we reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and it is amazing. Magnificent peaks surround us and the only way into this area is through the valley we just trekked. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 3-4 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: 6-7 hours  Approx. Distance: 16 km Highest Altitude: (2310m/7579ft).

For those who want to experience the an extraordinary dawn views, a pre-dawn wake-up is highly suggested. It's worth any discomfort to catch the sunrise on this exceptional mountain scene. Then, after breakfast at the lodge, we leave all this behind and review our steps first to Machhapuchhre Basecamp and then on to Deorali where we take lunch after about 3 hours of walking. After lunch, we restart our descent of the Modi Khola and get the relative warmness of warmth of Bamboo 2310m/7579ft) by late afternoon.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 5-6 hours hiking

Approx. Walking: 5-6 hours Approx. Distance: 8.5 km Highest Altitude: (1760 m/5770 ft

From Bamboo, it is an uphill hike to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong.

The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. The highlight of our day is visiting the hot springs in Jhinu Danda. There are three cornered off pools of hot water from deep underground would be a perfect choice for our muscles after such a long walk.we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.

Accomodation
  • Best available Mountain Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter
Trip duration
  • 5-6 hours hiking

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the fantastic hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. We then cross the Kimrong Khola on a sturdy briydge and follow this stream river down to a meeting with the Modi Khola. There is still some ascending to do as we traverse the folds of this big river valley but our trend today is mainly downhill. We pass across terracing and small villages, which signify our return to civilization from the high mountains and finally get the jeep road at Syauli Bhatti, Here, we board our waiting vehicles for the relatively short drive to Pokhara, where we check in to our comfortable hotel close to Phewa Tal. After a shower and clean-up, we will have some free time to ramble by the lake or to sit in the garden of one of the superb lakeside restaurants and admire the view of the Annapurnas. Compared to Kathmandu, Pokhara is a very laid-back town and is the perfect place to relax at the end of our trek. Pokhara also has a merited reputation for unlimited restaurants and this evening we will go out for a special meal.

Accomodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Honest Porter

After a nutritious buffet breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will drive to Pokhara airport. It will be about 25 minutes on the flying. Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives a great chance to experience the wonderful views of peaks such as Annapurna and Langtang and scenery flying to north over the snow-capped Himalaya and green Mahabharat range to the south will be thrilling.

Once you land at Kathmandu airport, our Tour guide will take you of Patan City. After the tour you will have time to discover Thamel area for last minute shop. At Thamel, We will give you very unique Ayurvedic massage service. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner at one of the most gorgeous restaurants to celebrate the successful accomplishment of our Annapurna sanctuary Trek.

Accomodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast
Trip Duration
  • 20 Minute flight
  • 2-3 hours Tour

After breakfast, our Airport guide and office car will be ready at our hotel to transfer us to the airport for our connecting flight home. Helping you was a delightful and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions will value the ties of our relationship created over the time you spent with us and we thank you for picking us as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. We hope, This fabulous trek in the amazing Annapurna region will give you lifetime memories of a holiday worth its weight in gold. Adios friends! Till we meet again.

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  • Airport Drop On Time
  • Private Comfy Vehicle
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If you would like to do private trek with your spouse, you’re family or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for private trek. We are ready to arrange best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice.

Explore the beauty of Annapurna region of Nepal with local Sherpa private guides. Stay in good hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, including clean and cozy lodges throughout trekking.

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3-4 $1230
5-7 $1170
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Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Round-trip flight
  • 4 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • 9 nights local gurung lodge accommodations during trek
  • Airport Transfers for domestic flight from Hotel

Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice ( Per day 5 Cups Per person)
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show
  • Fully boiled Safe drinking Water ( Per day 4 liters Per person)

Gear & Equipment

  • Complimentary T-shirt, Water bottle and walking pole
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Pulse oximeter for oxygen saturation as well as heart rates
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag

Support

  • Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters ( 1 porter for 2 People)
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency

Pays & Permit

  • Pay and insurance for guide and support staff
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit fee
  • TIMS Card fees
  • Cultural tour in city including guide and driver as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments

Additional MST Service

  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage, or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required
  • We help our clients to buy souvenirs at wholesale price
  • We show you around local areas, recommend to eat etc

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation
Reviews

Latest Traveller's Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Lotte Gade Jørgensen Birkerod, Denmark
May 23, 2016

“Fantastic and totally succeed trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill, together with our three kids (12,10,10)”

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We can strongly recommend Mountain Sherpa as your organizer of trekkingtours in Nepal!

From the beginning the company had a relevant, personal and reflective communication with us about possibilities for a trek for our family with appropriate amount of challenges, beautifulness and safety (regarding altitude). It was very easy to adjust the trek, with extra days, special transports etc.
In Nepal all Agreements was met, together with an amazing ability, to adjust and amend plans ongoing on the trek depending on weather and health. The succeed was not least due to our fantastic guide Sherpa Pemba Chhiring, who did an extremely professional job and in addition is a very nice person all our kids and ourselves have come to care much of. The way of being together with our kids was outstanding. We were also very satisfied about our two very friendly porters, and during the days we all became the team we had dreamed about. From beginning to end it was the best experience ever.
Thank you for a fantastic experience
Marie, Laurits, Emil, Jesper Strøyer Andersen and Lotte Gade Jørgensen

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Sharon [ New York- USA]
Mar 09, 2016

Annapurna Sanctuary trek- My memory of life time treks in Nepal

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Pasang Sherpa and his brother Tandi did a super job leading us on our trip throughout Annapurna. Our experience in Nepal was magical due to their excellent guiding. The trip would not have been the same without their patient and safe presence. I feel that their preparation and expertise allowed us to hike and fully enjoy the beauty region. They are extremely Knowledgeable, about the Himalayas and only used best practices when leading us during the 14 days hike. I whole heartedly recommend Pasang Sherpa and dream of returning to Nepal to hike with Pasang and Tandi again.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Vital Information

Visa on Arrival:

A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.The current fee for a multiple-entry visa valid for 15 days is USD $30. A multiple-entry visa valid for 30 days is USD $50. All fees are subject to change without notice and must be paid in cash in U.S. dollars. Carrying two passport-size photos is also recommended.

'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online Tourist Visa form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

CASH & CREDIT CARDS:

Nepal: Cash transactions can generally be made in either U.S. dollars or local currency. U.S.dollars should be recently issued bills in smaller denominations. Major credit cards are accepted mainly in the larger shops, hotels and tourist category restaurants. Access to ATM machines is available in bigger city like Kathmandu & Pokhara but limited in rural areas.

HOTEL & LODGE

This trek includes 3 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu & 1 Night deluxe accommodations in Pokhara at a comfortable and luxurious hotel.As we know, the best accommodation is a crucial part of your trip planning, our hand selected best hotel accommodations are clean, in a good location and gives you value for your money. Our selected luxury 5 star hotels provide a wide array of excellent services and modern amenities. Our handpicked hotels offer a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, privacy when preferred and attentive service. You can treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at our 5-star hotel in Kathmandu after your trek. Or rest and relaxed in a tranquil and peaceful garden resort. We have two different package options available as outlined below.

  • Our 3 Star Hotel Package start from $1299 USD Per Person only
  • Our 5 Star Hotel Package start from $1499 USD Per Person only
KATHMANDU 3 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS:
  • Sampada Garden Hotel- Located at peaceful area Lazimpat, Katmandu. 15-20 minute walk from Thamel.
  • Mandala Boutique Hotel - This Hotel is located at Chhetrapati, just 3-5 minute walk from Thamel
POKHARA 3 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS:
  • Hotel City inn: This hotel is situated in the heart of lakeside area in Pokhara.
  • Hotel Splendid View : Situated in Phewa Lake, Hotel Splendid View is the perfect place to experience Pokhara and its surroundings


KATHMANDU 5 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS:

  • Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine with modern design with local creativity
  • Yak and Yeti Hotel- Centrally located Luxury 5 star hotel in Kathmandu

POKHARA 5 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS:

  • Fishtail Lodge: this unique Lodge is situated in a unique location on a peninsula across Fewa Lake, using boats to transport guests to the property.
  • Temple Tree Resort & Spa: Nestling close by Fewa Lake in the Pokhara Valley, Temple Tree is framed by the foothills and majestic peaks of the Annapurna Mountain Rang.

LOCAL MOUNTAIN LODGE

09 Nights we provide you best available mountain lodge with cozy room with shared bathroom. Rooms are twin bed with two beds per room and do not have a bathroom attached except few places like Ghorepani and Chhomrong. The beds have mattresses and pillows and some blankets to borrow. The ‘living room’ area used for eating and relaxing is heated in the evenings. Lodges are always friendly places where you can meet many other trekkers. Many will have books to read and some have phones. Almost all have hot showers available, which are mostly gas heated.

Usually, breakfast will be at 8am and you will need to pack your bags ready for the porters to leave early. Lunch will be taken enroute in one of the many teahouses, and dinner is generally at 7pm.


What Kind of Food I can expect during Trek?

Morning Breakfast between 7:00-8:00 AM

  1. Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  2. Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  3. Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  4. Porridge with Honey

Afternoon Lunch between 12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Nepal Dal Bhat, Curry with Rice, Pasta or Noodles item,
  • Fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Evening Dinner between 6:00-8:30 PM

  1. Garlic Soup local Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  2. Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  3. Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese etc

Drinking Water during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

For many of us, the perfect choice may be to go for the mineral water. After all, it’s sealed and safe to drink, plus it provides an income for the local traders – right? Regrettably, things are never quite that simple. Mineral water produces a vast number of knock-on problems for mountain societies.

While it does provide an income to local people it also generates an extraordinary, heart-breaking amount of waste and spoiling. Most places simply do not have the resources to do anything with the empty plastic bottles – and they burn them, releasing toxic gases into the air, or leave them in piles just out of sight of travellers, where they take more than 450 years to decompose.

Take, for example, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The recommended amount of water intake on a high altitude trek like this is 3-4 litters a day. The trek is 9 days long. That’s more than approximately 30 litters and 30 plastic bottles, which won’t decompose until the year 2466 – per person.

For a full MST group of 12 people, just one trip will result in more than 360 mineral water bottles. And the salt in the wound is that plastic doesn’t decompose at high altitudes, so those 360 or more bottles will be up there forever. But what can you do? You have to drink, so how can you get around the problem?

The Alternatives: The great news is that there are really various options that will help you out of the bottled water trap. Here are just four of the best. All you have to do is pick which one is right for you.

Striped- Steripen is the most trusted model on the market. This technique uses exactly the same process as most mineral water undergoes before it is bottled. It’s UV filtering, exactly the same treatment as the majority of bottled water undergoes to be purified, but on the go. The technology has been around for much longer than you think, but it’s only recently been competitively priced enough to be on the market. SteriPen is an American company; other UV filters are also available.

Boiled water– This isn’t always an option if you’re out and about, but boiled water is an excellent option for safe drinking water on trek. Boiling the water kills any nastiness lurking there. It is the safest and most convenient option. Most lodges serve it, and it is great to ward off the cold. Prices range anywhere between NPR 50 and 120 per liters. Which means, the cost of drinking water will be around $40-$50 for 10 days ABC trek. Please note that 3-4 liters of fully boiled drinkable water is provided daily. Book our all inclusive Annapurna Sanctuary trek package for safe and hassle free service. There is no hidden cost.

Purification tablets– Water refining tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are other frequently used. They are easy to carry and cheap to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act. Besides these, LifeStraw and iodine-based treatments are also available but have their drawbacks.

Airport Pickup by Private Vehicle:

We always provide timely airport pickup service, which is most important for hassle free traval.your guide & driver will meet you at the arrivals hall, after you pick up your luggage and head to the exit. (Provide us your correct international flight details). Please meet our Guide and driver who will be waiting outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal. Our Guide will be holding a welcome banner with your name and our company name Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition at the Kathmandu international airport. They will take you to your hotel in a vehicle arranged by us. By booking your trip with us, you get a safe and comfortable ride without stress and inconvenience.

Kathmnadu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight:

Our Annapurna sanctuary trek includes both way scenic flight from Kathmnadu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu. Pokhara may not seem far from Nepal capital city Kathmandu (the cities are only 126 miles / 204 km apart), but the Nepali landscape and road quality make for a very long drive. That's why we recommend our clients opt to fly instead of long drive.

Flying is by far the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara and highly suggested if you're short on time and looking for comfortable journey. There are severals flights leave each day from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport and take only around 25 minutes. It's a very scenic flight, particularly if you sit on the right-hand side of the plane, so you can see the Himalaya. When flying, you're likely to arrive feeling enthusiastic and with plenty of time for activities the same day, which can't really be said if you make the trip overland.

Naturally Pokhara. The charming city has numerous beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of the Fishtail Mountain flanked by the Majestic Himalayas. Pokhara is a amazing place for natural beauty at an altitude of 827 meter from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country.

The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, each with peaks over 8,000 m, can be seen from Pokhara and there are lakes,caves and an impressive falls (Patale Chhango or Devi's Fall) where the water from the Phewa Lake thunders into a hole and disappears. These are some of the pokhras heritage sites as well

As there are many lakes in this beautiful city, Pokhara is also known as "City of Lakes". Phewa Lake, Begnas lake and Rupa Lake are the most visited lakes of Pokhara. While at Pokhara, you can visit to World Peace pagoda, Sarangkot, Davi's fall, Mahendra Cave and museums. These places will surely help you to reveal a lot about Pokhara.

Pokhara to Tikhedhunga By Private Transfer

We meet our Sherpa crew at Pokhara Airport then you will transfer to Tikhedhunga by Private Jeep. Which is approximately 2:30 to 3 hours drive from Pokhara, from where we'll begin the first steps of our trek. From Pokhara, we travel by a private vehicle northwest along the Baglung Rajmarg Road. This scenic drive, which climbs in altitude and is windy in places, transports many trekkers in the Annapurna area to the beginning points of their trek.

Although most of the trekkers began from Nayapul, but we highly advise you to drive up to Tikhedhunga and start your first day trek because you won't have pleasure hiking firstly due to dusty roads. We are always committed to offer you the quality private vehicle service for any trips in Nepal. The benefit of taking a private vehicle is that you can ask the driver to stop whenever you like and smaller vehicles tend to be able to move through the traffic a little faster than larger buses. Private vehicles come with their own driver.

Syauli Bhatti to Pokhara by Private Jeep

We end our trek in the lower Modi Khola at Syauli Bhatti. From here you will transfer back to pokhara by private vehicle. It takes approx. 2-3 hours by private vehicle. We will arrive pokhara by late afternoon. The vehicles being used by mountain Sherpa Trekking during the tour will be fully sanitized before use.

Altitude Sickness:

If you trek to a high altitude without letting your body adjust to the new elevation, you may experience altitude sickness. Symptoms include headache and nausea. If you return to a lower elevation, your symptoms will likely go away without needing treatment. In severe cases, altitude sickness can be life threatening.

When we hike above 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level our bodies need to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. You may have symptoms if you travel to a high altitude without giving your body time to adjust to less oxygen. Even if you’re physically fit, you can still experience altitude sickness.

Mountain Sherpa Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is carefully designed to avoid from altitude sickness. Over the years we have come up with the best itinerary to aid in the acclimatization process. Our trek itinerary is fully flexible & can modify on the spot if required.

Remember the trek to Himalaya is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  1. Tiredness
  2. Minor Headache
  3. Troubled sleep
  4. Loss of appetite/nausea
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Cough
  7. Palpitation
  8. Swelling of the hands and face

Each Person acclimatizes at different rates. Our best suggestion is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our Sherpa guides have extensive first aid training and we request you to talk with the Sherpa guide at all times should you believe you have any symptoms in order that we can efficiently monitor your symptoms. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the Himalayas views. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away –Please note that your guide has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.

Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is necessary for any trip, but is mainly important when undertaking activities such as high altitude trekking in remote regions where medical facilities or assistance may not be close at hand. You’ll enjoy your adventure better with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the right insurance cover in place should a mishap occur. This can be anything from medical emergencies, trip cancellation, trip interruption, delays, lost or stolen luggage to a full helicopter rescue off a mountain.

Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly recommended. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money. Mountain Sherpa trekking will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

Packing List Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that this gear list is only a guide. Those are basic to bring the listed items, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking gear and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Sun hat
  2. Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
  3. Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection
  5. Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  6. Face Masks
  7. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Hand

  1. Fleece/Wool Gloves
  2. Glove Liners
  3. Heavier shell glove

Core Body

  1. Base layer shirts
  2. Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (1)
  3. Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (optional)
  4. Fleece jacket or Warm windproof jacket with hood
  5. Synthetic sports bras (for women)
  6. Insulated Warm jacket
  7. Underwear (4-5 pairs)
  8. Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) 1-2
  2. Warm hiking pants with waterproof Windproof and breathable
  3. Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)- optional
  4. Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)
  5. Long underwear

Feet

  1. Hiking boots with ankle support recommend
  2. Camp shoes or tennis shoes for lodge
  3. Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool) 5-7 pairs recommended

Food & Snacks

  • Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Re-hydration gels or powder

Toiletries

  1. Sunscreen, Lip balm with sunscreen
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Soap
  4. Deodorant
  5. Toothbrush/toothpaste
  6. Razor (as needed)
  7. Shampoo
  8. Wet wipes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Feminine hygiene products (as needed)
  11. Face lotion
  12. Hairbrush
  13. Hair ties

Other necessary important items:

  • Passport and extra passport size photos (2-4 copies)
  • Visa (these are easy to attain when you land in Kathmandu—bring $30 (15 Days) or $50 (30 Days) USD for Visa Application
  • Money ($200-300 cash is suggested—while there are occasional ATMs on the trail, they are almost always out of order)
  • Travel insurance- most recomended
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottles 1 Liter x 2 (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Additional Supplies

  1. Portable solar charger/power bank
  2. Book
  3. Journal/pen
  4. Playing cards

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:

  1. Trekking poles – if you don't have poles,We can provide you complementary for trekking.
  2. Sleeping bag liner
  3. Pillowcase, Scarf or buff
  4. Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  5. Ear plugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)
  6. Travel clothes
  7. Camera
  8. Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  9. Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  10. Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Note: 

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.

Additional info:

As you pack for Everest Base Camp, remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be store at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 25 kg - 30 Kg or 55-66 pound of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefor your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg-15 kg or 26 pound to 33 pounds.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for EBC trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone) etc.

If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you 4 season sleeping bags and good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek.

FAQs

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is not very difficult trek. But, a reasonable level of fitness is required to enjoy this trek fully. If you are relatively fit and don’t mid to walk 5-6 hours a day then you can walk to Everest base camp. As there are steep ascent and descents, rocky paths, rock steps and some moraine walking. So, this trek isn’t suitable for anyone with knee problems or weak ankles. Anyone with heart trouble or lung problems should check with their doctor.We suggest you to do some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before embark on your journey.

We accommodate you at deluxe rooms at 3/5 Star category hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara city with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges we accommodate you best available Mountain lodge in each places. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping gear. The lodges in trekking routes generally provide twin bed rooms. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. 

Most of the mountain lodges along the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking route cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you'll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination. 

No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach. 

Yes, most of the places they have hot shower facilities on this trek

Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.

We ask that you keep the weight of your trek bag maximum 15kgs. Each porter can carry maximum 30kgs = 2 clients trek bags @15kgs per bag per person.

The hotel we use in Kathmandu & Pokhara has a secure locked room where they store client’s extra belongings in a safe way. So, you can leave your extra things in Hotel safely or you can also leave your belongings at our office

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only. Yes, we do provide you duffle bags.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact

Once you have confirmed your booking, an advance deposit of 30 percent 30% of the "total trip Package” is required for 100% Confirmation. The deposit can be paid by Credit Card, or by bank Wire transfer. The remaining trek balance needs to be paid in Kathmandu on your arrival day. When we confirm your trek booking we will send you more details about how to pay the trek deposit. Please note that the trek deposit is non-refundable. However, you may postponed your travel date if incase required. Your deposit expires after 3 Years only. You can travel any date within 3 years. 

We boast 100% success rate to date on our Annapurna Sanctuary trek, this is achieved because of our highly experience local Sherpa guides & staff. We are 100% local Sherpa owned and operated Company in Nepal. Our entire guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people. “Sherpa’s are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail us or you can call us or message anytime by WhatsApp /Skype. See the message Us button on the website lower left corner.

Here are top 7 reasons to book your Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking

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02.Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide

03.Expert Sherpa family own company

04.Flexible itinerary with all-inclusive package

05.Clean accommodation and hygienic meals

06.Best Service and Price guarantee

07.Giving back to society

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