CLASSIC Annapurna Sanctuary and Gorepani treks.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a true classic, amidst some of
the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. Many
of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked
Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna 1 and lll, Annapurna South,
Gangapurna and Glacier Dome. Our trek begins in the terraced
foothills close to Pokhara. The Dhampus Ridge gives us our
first good views of the mountains and, as we pass through
local farming communities, the vista becomes more impressive.
We pass through the Gurung villages of Landrung and Chomrong,
the latter offering rhododendron and bamboo forests to Hinko
Cave. Beyond Hinko, we soon see excellent views of Annapurna
South and Machapuchare. After spending the night in Chomrong,
we climb high above the Modi Khola River, through the 'gates'
of the Sanctuary. Once inside, we are afforded incredible
views of the mountains from Machupuchare Base Camp, 3480m,and
Annapurna Base Camp, 3900m, where we will spend a rest day.
After this we begin our descent to Pokhara, via Ghorepani.
We spend the night here in order to make an early morning
ascent of Poon Hill, to see the spectacular sunrise over the
|Trek grade - moderate,
Maximum altitude - 3900m