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Annapurpurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary Trek)

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a natural amphitheatre formed by the giant Annapurna massif, with its gate being the deep gorge between the Hiunchuli and Machapuchare peaks. The views are, needless to say, breathtaking.

The sanctuary denotes the headwaters of the Modi Khola, along which the trail is defined. The trail passes through a changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and ethnic villages like those of the Gurung and Magar.

At A Glance

Duration 17 Days
Grade Easy to Moderate
Best time to go Mar - Jun; Sep - Nov
Trek accommodation Teahouse
Max. altitude 4,170m
Group size Min. 2 to Go
Transportation Tourist bus/private vehicle, with Option to fly

17 Nights
From USD 1,235Per Person

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu city and transfer to your hotel in Thamel, in the heart of Kathmandu city. The rest of the afternoon is free for taking in the sights and sounds of this unique and bustling ancient city.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

In the morning, we explore Kathmandu on a sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats.

The afternoon is free for own sightseeing and exploration.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Distance 200km; drive approx. 06-08 hours.

Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara (960m) is situated on the side of Lake Fewa, it is a beautiful area with Machhapuchhare (fishtail mountain) rising not far behind within the Annapurna range.
Only 200km from Kathmandu, it can take 6 to 8 hours by road depending on the season.

There is an option to fly between Kathmandu and Pokhara at USD $120 per person.

Overnight in Pokhara.

2-hour drive; 4-hour trek.

You will begin with a 90-minute drive to Nayapul where you will begin walking through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim.
You will soon begin your ascent where you will be introduced to the lovely stone paths and staircases immaculately cared for by the local people. After 4 hours of walking you will reach Ulleri (2,070m) where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 4 to 5 hours.

A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani (2,850m).

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 06 hours.

Wake up early this morning and climb up to Poon hill from where can see from Dhaulagiri range to Ganesh Himal range.
During the sunrise panoramic views with colourful mountains. A stunning start to your day followed by breakfast back at your hotel. From here you have a short climb through rhododendron forests to another good view-point and on to Deurali before descending to the river and up the other side to Tadapani (2,660m) where again you will be well rewarded with stunning views of Fishtail the ideal spot to watch the sunset.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 5 hours.

The trail drops down from Tadapani, through dense rhododendron forest to Ghandruk and Komrong which present lovely views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung (2,030m). Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 7 hours.

We walk through the pretty forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan (2,920m).

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 4 hours.

The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp (3,720m) from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We will either stay here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 03 hours.

The route begins on a broad grassy path, before climbing over lateral moraine and down to the beautiful ablation valley. We soon reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4,234m.) The best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine, which we follow until it is cut through by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 7 hours.

This morning you must wake early to watch the sunrise over Annapurna I and South, the sight is breathtaking. After breakfast, you will start to descend down the Modi river to Bamboo (2,300m).

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 6 hours.

The trail passes the small village of Khuldi Gar, before continuing through rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Alpine-style village of Chhomrong. Stony steps climb steeply to Kabre Chautara and soon after we turn off towards Landrung, leaving the Ghandrung path dropping away you will spend the night at Jhinuwa (1,400m) home to some lovely hot springs.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 7 hours.

After an easy descent to the river you then have a steep climb to the Gurung village of Landrung, the trail mostly traverses to Pothana (1,900m) from here from where you will hopefully see the entire range.

Overnight in a trekking lodge.

Trek approx. 03 hrs walk; 60-min drive to Pokhara

It’s a short trek down to Phedi via Dhampus village with good views of mountains, where we meet the road and drive back to Pokhara with private transport.

Overnight in Pokhara.

06-08 hour drive, or 60 min. flight.

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by local tourist bus (there is the option to fly @USD $120 per person).
Arrive in Kathmandu and the afternoon is free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

This is a free day and you can use it for your shopping or additional touring.

Take the fabulous Everest mountain flight for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Overnight in Kathmandu.

The morning is free until the transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

Optional Tours

Mt. Everest Scenic Flight

Experience the huge expanse, awe-inspiring height, majesty and power of the Himalayan ranges offered by a panoramic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Mount Everest and return – all in little more than an hour. Flights are conducted in comfortable and pressurised twin-engine 12 to 16 seat aircraft. During the flight, passengers are all provided with an opportunity to take in the mountain panorama from the wide-view windshield of the pilot’s cockpit. This is a great opportunity to take some spectacular photographs and to really take in the full spectacle of the ice-capped mountain summits and deep alpine valleys. The view from the central plains of India to the highest mountain summit on Earth is something that mountain-flight passengers never forget.

Mt. Everest Heli Flight

The Everest helicopter flight takes you east flying parallel to the Himalayan ranges at the elevation of 1,800-2,500m. Throughout the trip, you will have views of the mountains, flora and fauna well as of many hill villages where you get a glimpse of Nepali rural life.
As the helicopter approaches over Jiri, you will see the famous trail used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first Everest conquerors, in 1953.
You continue to follow the trail towards Lamjura, Junbesi and then to Lukla where we will have a short stop to refuel.
Continue on your journey further up the Himalayan mountains, flying over Namche village, Periche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep. At Kalapathar, you will experience the best views of Mt. Everest and other neighboring mountains.
Another highlight of this flight is landing at Everest View hotel, a Japanese-built and managed property. From here there are superb views of Everest and the surrounding peaks, a great vantage point to enjoy your breakfast. You then return to Lukla to take on fuel before flying back to Kathmandu.

Land Cost

Price per person in USD

17D Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Valid from Sep 01, 2017 - Nov 30, 2018.
Min. 02 To Go*SGL Supp.**Porter
*Single Room Supplement pays for your own room in hotels and trekking lodges, subject to availability.
**A personal porter is required for every 3rd trekker; each porter is allowed to portage for max. 2 trekkers with a total max. weight of 24kg.
Land prices do not air passage to/from Kathmandu. Please check with us for attractive tour-based airfares between Singapore and Kathmandu.


  • Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicle
  • Twin/triple-share accommodation in 3-star hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Half-day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with English-speaking guide, private transportation & entrance fees
  • Return local bus transportation between Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Birethanti, and from Phedi to Pokhara
  • 11-day, 10-night fully supported tea-house trek
    • All necessary paperwork & permits
      • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Entry Permit &
      • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
    • A first aid/eco-trained & government-licensed English-speaking guide
    • One porter shared between 02 trekkers (max. weight to be carried is 24kg per porter)
    • Accommodation in trekking lodges during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast with tea or coffee, lunch, dinner) while on trek
    • Sleeping bag (a deposit may be required by ground handler)
    • First aid kit
    • Travel & rescue arrangement
    • Annapurna trekking map for the group
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & insurance for the trekking crew
  • All government taxes


  • Air passage to/from Kathmandu; please check with us for attractive tour-based airfare between Singapore and Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee @USD $40 per person for 30-day visa
  • Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu airfare (USD 120 per person per way)
  • Travel insurance covering trip curtailment, flight cancellations/delay, lost baggage, emergency medical evacuation, etc. (travel insurance is strongly recommended.)
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and trekking crew
  • Personal gears & clothing
  • Personal expenditure, i.e. phone calls, laundry, soft/hard beverages, 'hot showers' and charging of electronic devices while on trek, etc.
  • Expenses incurred owing to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc. In such instances, any extras incurred will be charged as per actual
  • Silkair high season surcharge, where applicable
  • Personal porter must be hired for every 3rd trekker

Trip Dates

  • Oct 02-18, 2017
  • Nov 06-22, 2017
  • Mar 05-21, 2018
  • Mar 17 - Apr 02, 2018 (Good Friday on Mar 30)
  • Apr 02-18, 2018
  • Apr 30 - May 16, 2018 (Labour Day on Tue, May 01)
  • Sep 03-19, 2018
  • Oct 01-17, 2018
  • Nov 05-21, 2018 (Deepavali on Tue, Nov 06)

Recommended flights between Singapore and Kathmandu

Silkair (MI)

Silkair currently flies 4 times a week between Singapore and Kathmandu.

MON/WED/FRI/SUN MI412 SIN/KTM 09.10/12.05
MON/WED/FRI/SUN MI411 KTM/SIN 13.05/20.15

Thai Airways (TG)

Thai Airways offers daily flights between Singapore and Kathmandu via Bangkok.

DAILY TG402 SIN/BKK  07.40/09.00
DAILY TG319 BKK/KTM  10.15/12.25
DAILY TG320 KTM/BKK  13.30/18.15
DAILY TG401 BKK/SIN  19.40/22.55

Flight schedules are subject to change by the airlines with little or no notice.