Classic Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
All meals included in the holiday price. Worth up to £350!
The cost of meals in Kathmandu hotels and in lodges can add up. By including all meals in our Nepal holidays, we ensure you have only nice surprises
- One of the finest trekking holidays in Nepal
- Great views of Machhapuchhre, the `fish tail` peak
- Surrounded by a wall of 7000 metre Himalaya peaks
- Fantastic variety of landscape trekking into the Sanctuary
- Lodge trekking with a Nepalese guide and full support crew
North of Pokhara, one of the greatest of Himalayan treks to the Annapurna Sanctuary, follows the valley of the Modi Khola into the heart of the Annapurnas. Here, giant peaks such as Annapurna 1, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre encircle the natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Starting out at Phedi, this excellent lodge-based adventure manages to cram the full range of Nepalese trekking experiences into 11 days of picturesque walking. We encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields, followed by several days of pleasant ridge walking amongst forest and farmland. Finally, we pass a narrowing of the valley and reach the world of ice and snow that is the Annapurna Sanctuary. In common with all of our lodge treks, this trip provides great opportunities to meet and share experiences with like-minded travellers from around the world.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a short and relatively straightforward trekking holiday in Nepal. We allow six days for our approach to the Annapurna South Basecamp from Pokhara, and this pace is governed by our need to acclimatise properly, rather than by the actual distance which we are prepared to walk each day. The distances covered each day are short, averaging about 5 or 6 miles, and as this is a very popular trekking route, the paths are mostly good. However, the trails are always either steeply up or down, and in the lush forest of the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary the underfoot conditions can be slippery in places. The same conditions apply to our walk-out via Ghorepani. It should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged to allow the best possible acclimatisation. You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day and for several days continuously.