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* In the heart of the Annapurna Himalaya.
* From the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the arctic terrain
* Complete views of the snow capped peaks, traditional villages and warm locals with social services
* At local schools and trekking right into the heart of the massif Annapurna range

Introduction:
HIMALAYA Expeditions Inc “HimEX” offers an exclusive holiday package for School / Collage and Institute groups our trips enables one to be close with the rural village life in the mid hills and mountains including in the suburb of Kathmandu valley our trip includes grand panorama views of the snow capped mountains this interesting tour makes it worthwhile learning the simple farm and village life as it was for centuries and helping the local school and village children with a little support that you can offer, a different non-touristy way of traveling and learning that we have included for all kinds of school groups with time after the trips in Nepal or for those who like to stay in Kathmandu and to do something worthwhile. This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire. From lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields.  The land and its people change daily or even hourly, giving the trekkers a tantalizing introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty.

The trail is not overly difficult; you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way. The trek begins in Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal. Tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan range the Machapuchere (Fish Tail)

Our 14 days adventure trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible and cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. The trail leads towards the deep gorge between the peaks-Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare and through the dense rain and bamboo forest of the narrow Modi Khola (river) valley then to the Sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Once into the Sanctuary you will be in the midst of Amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m) Other major peaks overlooking the Sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m) This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camp. Our return journey, descend through the lush terraced Modi Khola  valley and finally concluding the adventure at Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machhapuchare (Fish-Tail). Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day volunteer in local schools suburb of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1100m, and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1450m.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 08: At Chomrong for social work in local schools.
Day 09: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. Approx 6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 3-4 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to New-Bridge (Naya-Pul) 1,500m. Approx. 5-6 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Thulo-Kharka (Australian Camp) 2,050m. Approx 5-6 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara one hour walk with 1 hour drive.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 17 Apr-04 May  Available
 06 Nov-23 Nov  Available
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
   
Day 02:

Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your social work at respective pre or primary school in the outskirt of Kathmandu helping the local schools with class work teaching, paining or interact with the students.
   
Day 03:

Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.

  Early breakfasts, then travel by Coach to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight.
   
Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and Trek to Tirkhedhuga 1450m.          

  A short 1 1/2-hour drive after breakfast takes you up the newly built Chinese highway to Nayapul (new bridge) where we begin the (approx 3-4 hours) trek, in the beginning the trail passes through the busy areas where you will encounter all types of people from merchants, traders, local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, as you come to Birethati village the trail splits into many ways, but we follow the main trail to the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route, after crossing the newly built suspension bridge, after the bridge, entrance of the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) here all the trekkers have to sign in, from here our trek follows the main trade route through many farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga is reached for the overnight Camp. Approx. 4 hours walk.
   
Day 05:

Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.

  From here the track winds up to a steep climb for 1 1/2 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, after Ulleri the trail winds up gradually passing through the cool rain forest for few hours with few ups and down, as the trek comes nearer to Ghorepani, you will be gaining altitude as you can feel the cool breeze and in the change of vegetation, as you walk in the midst of the rhododendron woods till Ghorepani village is reached for the overnight stop.
   
Day 06:

Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk.

  Early morning hour hike to the top of Pun-Hill 3,190m for the beautiful sunrise over the superb panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu range. After the busy photo session return back to camp at Ghorepani for breakfast.  After Ghorepani the trail follows to the upper ridge to Deurali through rhododendron forest, from here the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places as you come to Bhaise Kharka a place in the middle of the forest, after a short break or a lunch, the trek is on the gradual trail for an hour, after coming down to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater the needs of trekker's on route.
   
Day 07:

Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours.

  The trek from Tadapani is gradual downhill most of the way to through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurnas. This part of the walk is very pleasant till Kimrong Khola is reached for lunch. The trail from here leads uphill for 1-2 hours, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary.
   
Day 08: At Chomrong social work and volunteer in local schools.
  A free day visit the local schools to interact with the students, teachers and with the villagers, there is three schools at Chomrong one at lower Chomrong on route Base Camp, a pre-primary a primary schools is in the middle of Chomrong which is quite lively with many students, the other one is a high school on top of Chomrong.
   
Day 09:

Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.

  From Chomrong the trail leads to the terraced farm fields as you descent to the river, after the bridge it's uphill most of the way for 2-3 hours till a small place of Khuldi-ghar is reached here your Trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered, after Khuldi the trail leads down hill for 1-2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach Bamboo, a place in the mid of the bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After a brief stop here an hour walk on the gradual uphill path brings you to our overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with 2-3 teahouses, in the midst of the forest near the raging Modi River.
   
Day 10:

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350m. Approx 6 hrs.

  After Dovan, walk leads in the cool shade of the forest on the gradual up path most of the way following the river Modi upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down as you reach Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, which lies straight at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges just to cater the need of the trekkers. The trail from here is gradual up for another 1-2 hours to Deurali the last tea-house on route Machhapuchare Base Camp. As you reach Deurali the lush vegetation disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. Deurali has about 3-4 teahouses. From Deurali, the walk leads up to follow the raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant in some places with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and at the end reaching at Maccahapuchare Base Camp. Machhapuchare base camp has about 4-5 Lodges located on the even ground beneath the mighty north face of Machhapuchare the Fish Tail peak.
   
Day 11:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m  3-4 hours walk.

  Today's walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the snowy grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. After a great time here retrace the journey back to Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight.
   
Day 12:

Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.

  After a lovely time in the tranquility of the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight.
   
Day 13:

Trek to New-Bridge (Naya-Pul) 1,500m via Chomrong. Approx. 5-6 hours.

  From Bamboo, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards New-Bridge (if you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong Khola), stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach  the village on the ridge, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu village another hour downhill will brings you to the village at New-Bridge over the river Modi for the overnight.
   
Day 14: Trek to Thulo-Kharka 2,050m (Australian Camp) 5 hours.
  From New-Bridge, the trails leads downhill for an hour to Modi River, after crossing the bridge an hour walk with a short climb reaches you at Landrung village. From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka and is also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.
   
Day 15:

Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.

  From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara
   
Day 16:

Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

  As per the flight schedule a short drive takes you to the Pokhara domestic airport, a short scenic sweeping flight of half hour brings you back to the Kathmandu, at the Kathmandu terminal after clearing the baggage; our staff will receive you for the drive back to the Hotel.
   
Day 17:

Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
   
Day 18:

Transfer to Airport for International departure.

  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
 5.  Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara, Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by non AC private vehicle.
 6.  Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local lodges on full board basis.
 7.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 8.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Annapurna Sanctuary & Base Camp
  • Trip Duration : 18 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate/Adventurous
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : School Holidays
  • Highest Altitude : 4095 m
  • Month : Mar-May, Sep-Dec