One ofthe best treks

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: Drive to Pokhara (820m) and on to Phedi (1,130m); commence treks to Dhampus ( 1,650m)

Day 2/4: Continue through terraced field and remote village along the Modi Khola Valley with views of Annapurna South (7,219m) before approaching the Sanctuary

Day 5/6: Explore the high alpine wilderness of the Sanctuary / Annapurna BC ( 4,130m)

Day 7/10: Return via a different route: end trekl at nayapul ( 1070m) and drive to Pokhara

Day 11: Take the spectacular 30 min. flight to kathmandu or drive back to Kathmandu

Trip Profile

Day Trip: 11

Type: Tea House

Style: Discovery

When to Visit: Oct to Nov, Feb to May

Altitude Max: 4,131m/ 13,550ft (ABC)

Altitude Avg: 2,450m/ 8,036ft

Grade: C / DIFFICULT

  • Involves trekking of up to 6-7 hours a day at a steady pace (at altitude, as we approach Santuary)
  • Crossing of the high Thorung La Pass (5,416m) is difficult and is usually snowbound from nid-Dec to mid-April, although navigable
  • Involves some steep climbing, although not very difficult
  • 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 route between Doban and Machapuchhre Base camp

Highlights

  • Seenic drive to Pokhara through deep river valleys
  • Trek through the world's biggest Rhododendron forest, in spring this forest becomes god's slideshow
  • Incredible geographic and cultural diversity
  • Mule caravans reminiscent of olden times
  • Great view of Annapurna South, Hounchuli and Machapucchare from lower villages
  • Hot springs and small Gurung villages
  • Spectacular 360 panorama of the Annapurna including the near vertical south face of Annapurna I from ABC
  • Kaleidoscopic spectacles ofsunset and sunrise at ABC
  • Meeting people of various ethnic backgrounds; ie. Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung, Manangi, Thakali, Mustangi, Tibetan, Mag
  • Spectacular short flight to Kathmandu that offers incredible mountians views on clear days
  • 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.

Has some of the finest tea houses in Nepal

This trek could be combined among others with part of our Annapurna foothill itinearay that takes you to Ghorepani and Poon Hill with superb views

Duration :11 Days

Options : Deluxe and Standard

Price Starts: from US 495 per person

Remarks : Condition apply