Quite simply one of the best treks you will ever make trek along the Modi Khola Valley and marvel at the Annapurna range towering over you. this walk to the increbile mountain amphitheatre known as the "sanctuary" take you to Annapurna I south face base camp. The Sanctuary's commanding position in the heart of the Annapurna makes the mountain seem so close, you could reach out and touch them.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara

Day 04: Pokhara - Beni-Shinga

Day 05: Shinga - Durbang

Day 06: Dharbang - Shibang

Day 07: Shibang - Muri

Day 08: Muri - Bagar

Day 09: Bagar - Dovan

Day 10: Dovan - Sallaghari or Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day11: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) - Glacier Camp

Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col - Hidden Valley

Day14: Hidden Valley camp

Day15: Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka

Day 16: Yak Kharka - Marpha

Day 17: Marpha - Muktinath

Day 18: Muktinath - Thorang Phedi

Day 19: Thorang Phedi - Manang

Day 20: Manang - Chame

Day 21: Chame - Dharapani

Day 22: Dharapani - Chamche and drive back to besisahar

Day 23: Besisahar - Kathmandu

Day 24: International Departure

Trip Profile

Day Trip :11

 Type: TeaHouse

Style: Discovery

When to Visit: Oct to Nov, Feb to May

Altitude Max: 5,416m/ 17,765ft (Thorung Pass)

Altitude Avg: 2,800m/ 9,185ft

Grade: D / STRENUOUS

  • Involves trekking of up to5-7 hours a day at a steady pace (at altitude, as we approach ThorungLa Pass and Santuary)
  • Crossing of the high Thorung La Pass (5,416m) is difficult and is usually snowbound from nid-Dec to mid-April, although navigable
  • Downhill section of Thorung Pass to Muktinath is very steep and could be treacherous in cass of snowfall
  • Risk of altitude problems and exposure
  • Significant risk of avalanches along the sanctuary routes between Dovan and Machapuchhare Base Camp

Highlights

  • Seenic drive to Besisahar and to Kathmandu through deep river valleys
  • Incredible geographic and cultural diversity
  • Mule caravans reminiscent of olden times
  • Meeting people of various ethnic backgrounds; ie. Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung, Manangi, Thakali, Mustangi, Tibetan, Magar
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries and old villages
  • Try the potent Seabuck thorn juice, said to have vitamin content higher than any other fruit or vegetable
  • Trading village of Manang
  • Cross 5416m Thorung La Pass, one of the world's highest navigable passes
  • Fantastic mountain panorama from the pass
  • Walk through the world's deepest river gorge flanked by Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri
  • Try apple pie and apple brandy on the Jomsom route
  • Walk on the historic trade routeand explore the trading villages
  • Hot springs
  • Ascend the world famous Poon Hill to view Sunrise over the Annapurnas
  • Trek through the world's biggest Rhododendron forest, in spring this forest becomes god's slideshow
  • Great view of Annapurna South, Hounchuli and Machapucchare from villages
  • Spectacular 360째 panoramaofthe Annapurna from ABC
  • Kaleidoscopic spectacles ofsunset and sunrise at ABC
  • Beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara

Cost Detail

Inclusions:

  • All meals except main meals in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport, including airport transfers,as mentioned
  • All accommodations;
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All applicable permits and entrance fees
  • Full trek staff arrangements including a Trek

Exclusions:

  • Personal expences
  • Tip and Donation
  • Drinks
  • Air fare

Comments

  • Offers a fine opportunity to get into the mountains in a short time and without having to contend with altitude and flight problems.
  • Excellent for those pressed for time
  • Excellent introduction to trekking
  • Excellent add-ons
  • Great monsoon trek with wild flowers in full bloom
  • It's a good idea to coincide our visit here with the local pilgrimage that takes place at the time of full moon of August
  • You can continue trekking to the Laurebina Pass above GosainKunda Lake and trek through Helambu to reach Kathmandu
  • You can also combine Langtang Valley trek with this
  • Excellent add-ons

 

Duration : 3Night / 4 Days

Options : a | b | c

Price: $x - $y

Remarks: N/A