- 11 DAY ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY (BASE CAMP) TREK
- Day 01 :
- Drive or fly to Pokhara. We drive for about 45
minutes from Pokhara to Suikhet ( trek starting point). From here, the path
diverts and climbs the ridge above the Yangri river and reaches the village
of Astamkot at the top of the ridge. Follow the ridge west through Hengjakot
and Dhampus, which is a good
view point for the Annapurna ranges, which is a good view point for the
Machhapuchhare. Camp a little above the school at Dhampus.
- Day 02 :
- From Dhampus, the trail ascends for about an
hour through a beautiful forest of rhododendrons and orchids to a pass at
2160m, then descend gradually to Ghatte river for lunch. Continue downhill
to a large Gurung village Landrung situated above the Modi river and camp
for the night.
- Day 03 :
- Cross the Modi river, climb a set of steep
stone stairs to Ghandrung, a huge Gurung village which is a confusing
cluster of closely spaced slate-roofed houses with neatly terraced fields.
Lunch and dinner will be served here.
- Day 04 :
- Trek along the village and gradually ascend to
Kimru ridge through a sparse forest. Descend down through thicket forest to
Kimru river and stop for lunch. After lunch is a steep ascent for about 3
hours then the trail levels off till you reach Chomro.
- Day 05 :
- From Chomro village, trail descend to Chomro
river and ascend after crossing it. Pass through thick forest vegetation and
follow the western bank of Modi river to Khuldi for lunch. After lunch,
another 3 hours trek through bamboo and bushes takes you to Doban where you
camp for the night.
- Day 06 :
- A steady ascent of about 3 hours for Doban
takes you to Hinko. The bushy forest in this area is well stocked with
leeches. Once you reach Hinko the forest disappears and the valley opens up
and becomes very picturesque. You are at the foot of the Modi Himal and
Machhapuchhare now. Camp by the river on the flat ground.
- Day 07 :
- Rest day at Base camp.
- Day 08 :
- Descend to Doban for about 3 hours. Another 3
hours' trek through bamboo and bushes takes you to Khuldi where you camp for
- Day 09 :
- From Khuldi,, follow the western bank of the
Modi river to Chomro river. Then ascend steadily to Chomro village and camp
for the night.
- Day 10 :
- From Chomro, a short climb of about 15
minutes, then an hour and half of steep descend brings you to the river.
From here, it is easy walking to Landrung where you stop for lunch. After
lunch, continue on to Dhampus and camp for the night.
- Day 11:
- Descend down to Phedi for about one and half
hour and drive back to Pokhara. From Pokhara you either drive or fly back to
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