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Annapurna Sanctuary

15 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.

Day 2 Kathmandu
Enjoy a guided tour of Durbar Square. For lunch, visit G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals.

Opt to wake up with the birds and climb to the Swayambhunath Temple. Later, walk through the heart of the old city to Durbar Square, home to the palace of the Kumari Devi, considered to be a living goddess. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Have lunch at G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. (L)

Day 3 Kathmandu/Pokhara
Take a mountain drive to Pokhara.

Leaving the Kathmandu valley behind, head for the enchanting Nepalese town of Pokhara. Depending on our arrival time, there may be time to hire a small boat for a quick paddle on the lake for sunset.

Day 4 Pokhara/Tikhedhunga
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. Enjoy 10 days of trekking through alpine meadows, isolated villages, dramatic glaciers, and inspiring mountain vistas.

At 8,091m (26,545.3 ft), Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any view point. This trek covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, we stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. The expedition is not only visually superb, but also a chance to learn about local cultures. Along the way, see thundering waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers and high mountain passes, and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs. While the trekking is challenging, averaging 4-6 hrs walking a day on steep terrain, our Annapurna Sanctuary expedition into the Himalayas allows you to experience 'the roof of the world' without major issues associated with high altitude. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m (13,550 ft).

Day 5 Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

Day 6 Ghorepani/Tadapani
Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani.

Day 7 Tadapani/Chhomrong
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.

Day 8 Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel
Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel.

Day 9 Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp
Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

Day 11 Bamboo/Jhinudanda
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs).

Day 12 Jhinudanda/Pothana
Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana.

Day 13 Pothana/Pokhara
Trek to Phedi, where our trek ends. Drive back to Pokhara to celebrate the adventure we just completed.

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu for a well-earned celebration.

Today we return to Kathmandu where you will have free time perhaps some last minute shopping, or simply wander around the beautiful old Durbar Square or visit Bodhinath.

Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time.
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All This Included
Don't just visit the roof of the world — climb all over it. Take a 10-day trek through the remote and imposing mountains of the Annapurna Range. Begin and end the journey in Kathmandu with its colourful temples, city squares, and great shopping. With the support of a team of expert Sherpas, the challenging trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in tea houses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world.
  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Kathmandu guided tour
  • English-speaking guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts)
    Tea houses (10 nts)
  • 1 lunch.
  • Transportation: Bus, minibus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff.
Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas
  • Explore rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets
  • Meet local yak herders
  • Experience teahouse lodges and high passes
Accommodations
Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts) / Teahouses (10 nts)
Ghorepani, Nepal: See You Lodge Ghorepani (or similar)
Tadapani, Nepal: Fishtail Lodge (or similar)
Bamboo, Nepal: Bamboo Guest House (or similar)
Kathmandu, Nepal: Rama Inn Boutique (or similar)
Tikhedhunga, Nepal: Laxmi Guest House (or similar)
Pokhara, Nepal: Hotel Queens Park (or similar)
Dharapani, Nepal: Ever Green Guest House (or similar)
Jhinudanda, Nepal: See You Guesthouse (Jhinu) (or similar)
Chhomrong, Nepal: New Chhomrong Guest House (or similar)
Annapurna, Nepal: Sanctuary Guest House (or similar)
Chhomrong, Nepal: Excellent View Top (or similar)



Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
  • Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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