Active: Annapurna Sanctuary (ANAS)

Countries Visited: Nepal
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
    Group Size: Max 15, Avg 10
    Meals Included: 1 lunch
    Accommodations: Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), teahouses (10 nts).

    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.

    Description
    Dont 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.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1KathmanduDay 1 Kathmandu
    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2KathmanduDay 2 Kathmandu (1L)
    On Day 2, were 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 3PokharaDay 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 (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 4TikhedhungaDay 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 theres 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 (2.00 hour(s), 46km)
    Day 5GhorepaniDay 5 Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani
    Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 6TadapaniDay 6 Ghorepani/Tadapani
    Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani. Included Activities: Poon Hill Excursion Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 7ChhomrongDay 7 Tadapani/Chhomrong
    Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 8Himalaya HotelDay 8 Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel
    Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 9Annapurna Base CampDay 9 Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp
    Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 10BambooDay 10 Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo
    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 11JhinudandaDay 11 Bamboo/Jhinudanda
    Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs). Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 12PothanaDay 12 Jhinudanda/Pothana
    Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana. Included Activities: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
    Day 13PokharaDay 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 (0.75 hour(s), 19km)
    Day 14KathmanduDay 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 (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 15KathmanduDay 15 Kathmandu
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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