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Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking... For the 360° views of mountains...

The Sanctuary falls within the area managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and is an exercise in environmental and cultural protection accommodating the needs of both the visitors and the local inhabitants.

There is a good mix of high mountains and Himalayan culture on this trek. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. Within its span of 40 miles, it encompasses some twelve peaks that are higher than 7000 m. and numerous others over 6000 m. As rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high, desert landscapes, people of Aryan stock give way to those of Mongoloid stock and the dominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism higher up.

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Everest Region
       : Everest Base Camp
Jiri to Everest Base Camp
Everest Panorama
Renjo Pass / Gokyo (New)
Annapurna Region
       : Around Annapurna
Annapurna Sanctuary
       : Langtang Valley
       : Rolwaling Valley (Wild)
Dhaulagiri Circuit
Manaslu Circuit
Nar & Phu - Manang (New)
       : Makalu Base Camp
Ice Col Trekking (Exclusive)
       : Kanchenjungha Base Camp
   Expeditions in Nepal
Everest (8,848 m)
Kanchenjungha (8,586 m)
Lhotse (8,516 m)

Makalu (8,463 m) [Next]
Cho Oyu (8,201 m)

Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m)
Manaslu (8,163 m)
Annapurna (8,091 m)
Shisapangma (8,013 m)
Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
Pumori (7,161 m)
Himalchuli (7,893 m)
Khangaru (7,010 m)
Thamserku (6,623 m)
Peak Climbing in Nepal
Mera Peak (6,654 m)
Chulu East (6,584 m)
Singhu Chuli (6,501 m)

Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
Chulu West (6,419 m)

Kusum Kangaru  (6,367 m)
Parchamo (6,187 m)
Island Peak (6,160 m)
Lobuche (6,119 m)
Pisang (6,091 m)
Kwangde (6,011 m)
Ramdung (5,925 m)
Paldor (5,896 m) 
Kongma Tse (5,849 m)
Naya Kanga (5,844 m)
Pokhalde (5,806 m)
Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)
Mardi Himal (5,587 m)
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - Itinerary   The most recommended than others...
Day 01
: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
(See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
               Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara.
               Drive to Nayapul (1 hr). Trek to Syaulibazar (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 04: Trek Syaulibazar to Ghandrung. (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 05: Trek Ghandrung to Tadapani (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 07: Rest Day at Chhomrong. Camp.
Day 08: Trek Chhomrong to Bamboo (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 09: Trek Bamboo to Himalayan Hotel (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) (2 hrs). Camp.
Day 12: Trek back to Himalayan Hotel (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 13: Trek Himalayan Hotel to Chhomrong (6-7 hrs). Camp.
Day 14: Trek Chhomrong to Ghandrung (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 15: Trek Ghandrung to Tolka (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 16: Trek Tolka to Dhampus (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 17: Trek Dhampus to Nayapul (3 hrs).
              Drive to Pokhara. Free to explore. Hotel.
Day 18: Flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 19: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 20: Final Departure.

Fixed Departure 2011:

01 May,15May,26 May,

4June,19 June,03 July,13 July, 18 July,27 July,

9 Aug,16 Aug, 29 Aug, 

02 Sep,12 Sep,22 Sep, 28 Sep

01 Oct11 Oct,17 Oct,25 Oct,31 Oct,

03 Nov,12 Nov,21 Nov,29 Nov



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Trip Duration: 20 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
Pokhara Hotel: 02 Nights
Flights: Kathmandu - Pokhara
                  Pokhara - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 14 Days
Type: Camping or Tea House 
Max Elevation: 4,130m
Trip Costs:
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Annapurna Region People / Tradition / Cultures and Festivals

When you trek in the Annapurna region you will see many fascinating ways of life and ancient cultural and religious sites and activities. 
The culture of the Annapurna region stems from its peoples, their ancestral origin, and their religions. The people of this region migrated here from Tibet in times long ago. They arrived at different times from different regions, bring different religions. There are at least 3 main groups and 3 separate religions. These peoples and religions coexist for the most part happily.

ANNAPURNA - Other Short and Enjoyable Trips

You need not to worry even your vacation doesn't allow sufficient days for a long trek. Here, in this region you can experience other treks relatively short, but of course enjoyable. Check out Makalu Adventures special short treks -
Siklish Trek         /       Royal Trek
Poon Hill Trek     /       Ghandrung Loop

EVEREST - Trekking Facts
Highlights :   See the 360° mountain views from the Annapurna Base Camp.
 Explore the most amazing landscapes on earth.
 Experience the unique people and the diverse culture.
 Give extension to your program to other short enjoyable treks.
Normal Weather Conditions :   Usually temperature ranging from 5°C to 20°C
Accommodation :   Give priority to Camping / Local Lodges also Available
Medical / Emergency Facilities :   Small Health Care Facilities available in most of the trail.
Communication Facilities :   Telephones available at Ghandrung, and till Chhomrong
Rescue Operations :   Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 50 Minutes)
Guidebook(s) :   Trekking in Nepal Himalaya - Lonely Planet
Season(s) :   Spring: March - June  /  Autumn: September - November

AROUND ANNAPURNA TREKKING - If you have time and desire to experience a different world

The Last upward ramps seem as if they will never end. Stone after stone, snowfield after snowfield, its the climb up to Thorong La and trekking is Around Annapurna. 
Among the many high passes of the mountains of Nepal, the Thorong La is the one that most strongly suggests a border crossing, a point of intersection between two worlds.

  Equipments we use

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
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These are truly adventurous expeditions to remote and wild regions of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. The journeys seeking a different route, a fresh perspective, and a challenge. Our routes traverse a spectacular, seldom visited regions of Nepal and cross High Mountain passes with the rare views, some of which will be ours alone...
Ice Col Trekking       -          (The Makalu Adventures Exclusive One)
Gokyo Renjo Pass (New) Minga La, & Mera
Tashi Lapcha / Rolwaling Larkya La / Manaslu

See about all these great & strenuous adventures .

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