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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

Don't just visit the roof of the world – climb all over it. Take a ten-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 teahouses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world.

Trip Description
Annapurna Sanctuary
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Activities
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.8 out of 5
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Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Annapurna Sanctuary

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Travelling with a tour company in Nepal was fun, easy and SAFE. December 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Travelling with G Adventures was the best possible way I could have seen Nepal. They took me to the best places to see in Kathmandu, as well as providing a fun, knowledgeable and safe tour up the mountains. I would recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in a serious hike.
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Amazing experience, a perfect route, a perfect challenge, and a perfect guide! April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What I thought was a once in a lifetime opportunity will now probaly become a second or third! I can't imagine not going back to nepal, and when I do go back I will most likely be using a g adventures tour once again!
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Great guides, accommodating and looked after us really well April 2015

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
Incredible experience, with great scenery and people, couldn't ask for more!

Operator G Adventures

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A well planned and varied experience April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had a fantastic experience and the outcome was more than I could've expected. I saw and experienced so much in such a short space of time and what I saw was amazingly varied. If the quality of other tours are the same as this one I would be happy to do another tour.
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This was my 6th G Adventure trip and have never been dissapointed January 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Terrific I cant find a space to comment on our Sherpa's All 5 were terrific and in particular I would like to commend Sudarson and Alley. They were attentive to both my husband and my needs constantly, making us feel safe at all times, a very big thanks
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Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kathmandu (1L)

On Day 2, we're up with the birds to climb to the Swayambhunath Temple. After, we 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. There is free time during the afternoon. We also visit The Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals, where we have lunch. Included Activities: Sisterhood of Survivors Project Kathmandu Guided Tour

Day 3 Kathmandu/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. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 4 Pokhara/Tikhedhunga

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). Additional Notes: Note - This is a trek that requires a very good level of fitness as there are plenty of ascents and descents (in fact there's hardly anything flat!) and the walking is strenuous. The weather can be harsh in December and January with snow and frosts. Our expedition is led by an experienced local guide who speaks English. We stop at teahouses where our basic mountain accommodation is twin or multishare, toilet and washing facilities are rudimentary, and the food is simple but filling, usually vegetarian and cheap. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 5 Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 6 Ghorepani/Tadapani

Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani. Included Activities: Poon Hill Excursion Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 7 Tadapani/Chhomrong

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 8 Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel

Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 9 Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 11 Bamboo/Jhinudanda

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs). Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 12 Jhinudanda/Pothana

Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 13 Pothana/Pokhara

Trek to Phedi, where our trek ends. Drive back to Pokhara to celebrate the adventure we just completed. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu

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. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 15 Kathmandu

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,199

Price Per Day:

$ 80 per person
 
All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project
  • Kathmandu
  • Local guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 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
Meals Included: 1 lunch
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportBus, minibus, walking.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, Avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), teahouses (10 nts).
A tea house is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are sparse with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or western style. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. However, we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted). There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this. During a tea house trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere. All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
Start City
Kathmandu
End City
Kathmandu
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and our CEO may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travellers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. For more information please read the "what to take" section of this trip notes. 2. While our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatisation you are likely to feel the effects of altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation whilst on this trek. Please be aware that your CEO may deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower attitude. 3. DRONES IN NEPAL Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your group CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. On truck trips in Africa, aboard the expedition ship Explorer or our Galapagos yachts, while trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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