School Trek - Annapurna Sanctuary
Nepal, School Expeditions, 16 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €2,235 (land only) - from $2,580 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: We take a morning flight to Pokhara, where we transfer directly to the roadhead and trek to our first overnight campsite at the village of Dhampus (1700m. / 5578ft.). Camp.
Day 3: Trekking through Pothana we cross a low pass above the Modi Khola River to reach Landruk where we make our second overnight stop (1620m. / 5315ft.). Camp.
Day 4: From the 'new' bridge below Landruk, we have a steady climb to Jhinu Danda and the hot springs, then it's up the ridge to the colourful village and several lodges of Chhomrong (2210m. / 7251ft.). Camp.
Day 5: A day of undulation as we follow the course of the Modi Khola on an often stepped pathway to the area known as Bamboo (2310m. / 7579ft.). Camp.
Day 6: From Bamboo we climb through forest, past the lodges of Dobhan, Himalaya Lodge and Hinko Cave to Deurali (3170m. / 10,400ft.). Camp
Day 7: Continuing our ascent of the Modi Khola we reach Macchapuchare (the fishtail mountain) Basecamp (3700m. / 12,140ft.). Camp.
Day 8: In the morning we reach the Annapurna Basecamp area (4130m. / 13,550ft.). Afternoon exploration above basecamp. Camp
Day 9: We catch the sunrise on this unique mountain scence before retracing our steps as far as Dobhan (2540m. / 8333ft,). Camp
Day 10: We travel down the Modi khola Valley to Chhomrong (2210m. / 7251ft.). Camp
Day 11: We turn off our approach route, climbing up through the village of Daaulu, and to Tadapani. (2650m. / 8694ft.). Camp
Day 12: Trek to Banthanti and climb through rhododendron forest and along the ridge to Ghorepani. (2900m. / 9514ft.). Camp
Day 13: Optional ascent of Poon Hill (3195m. / 10,482ft.) for the sunrise on Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. Then, a long descent, including lots of stone steps, to Hille (1524m. / 5059ft.). Camp.
Day 14: End the trek with a short walk to the roadhead then drive to Pokhara for lunch and check into the group hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy the special ambience of 'Lakeside'.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.