Annapurna Himalayan Haven Trek

About the Experience

Pioneer new routes away from the busy teahouse trails and experience some of the best hiking in the Annapurnas! Our Annapurna Himalayan Haven Trek takes you through the Pokhara Valley with panoramic views of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna massif. The picturesque Gurung villages set among beautiful rhododendron forested hills and ridgelines provide stunning vantage points for views of the highest peaks.

The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif with several peaks above 7000m. Part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, ringed by such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and Machhapuchhare.

We’ll trek through forested hillsides to Ghorepani, where we ascend Poon Hill for an awe-inspiring sunrise on the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. The scenery that lies before you at Muldai View Point is mind-boggling. Watching the sunrise from this viewpoint will take your breath away, at 3647m and with its 360-degree view of the Himalayas and surrounding valley. It is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this trek!

Trails leading to Dobato take you through lush green forests where, if you’re lucky, you may come across langur monkeys swinging from the treetops. As you climb above the tree line, you may find herds of yaks grazing in the sun.

Descending once again will take us to the local village of the Gurung family, where we will experience their culture and customs. We will make our way into a narrow valley where we pass directly below Machhapuchhare before eventually reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, a veritable home of the Gods. From Annapurna Base Camp, we will have an afternoon to explore and relax in this magnificent place with an opportunity to witness another Himalayan sunrise. Returning to the valley, our final night will be spent at Kot Danda, our own “Little Paradise.”

A moderately strenuous alpine trek from 900m to 4,200m, offering close-up mountain views and a glimpse of authentic Nepali culture. Accommodation will be in comfortable lodges run by local families. We will carry daypacks and walk at our own pace.

 

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Annapurna Himalayan Haven Trek

About the Experience

Pioneer new routes away from the busy teahouse trails and experience some of the best hiking in the Annapurnas! Our Annapurna Himalayan Haven Trek takes you through the Pokhara Valley with panoramic views of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna massif. The picturesque Gurung villages set among beautiful rhododendron forested hills and ridgelines provide stunning vantage points for views of the highest peaks.

The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif with several peaks above 7000m. Part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, ringed by such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and Machhapuchhare.

We’ll trek through forested hillsides to Ghorepani, where we ascend Poon Hill for an awe-inspiring sunrise on the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. The scenery that lies before you at Muldai View Point is mind-boggling. Watching the sunrise from this viewpoint will take your breath away, at 3647m and with its 360-degree view of the Himalayas and surrounding valley. It is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this trek!

Trails leading to Dobato take you through lush green forests where, if you’re lucky, you may come across langur monkeys swinging from the treetops. As you climb above the tree line, you may find herds of yaks grazing in the sun.

Descending once again will take us to the local village of the Gurung family, where we will experience their culture and customs. We will make our way into a narrow valley where we pass directly below Machhapuchhare before eventually reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, a veritable home of the Gods. From Annapurna Base Camp, we will have an afternoon to explore and relax in this magnificent place with an opportunity to witness another Himalayan sunrise. Returning to the valley, our final night will be spent at Kot Danda, our own “Little Paradise.”

A moderately strenuous alpine trek from 900m to 4,200m, offering close-up mountain views and a glimpse of authentic Nepali culture. Accommodation will be in comfortable lodges run by local families. We will carry daypacks and walk at our own pace.

 

DAY ONE: NAMASTE NEPAL

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. Already at 4386’/ 1337m, you will feel the altitude and immediately notice the Himalayas towering around you! You will be picked up at the airport when your flight arrives by Norbu (our local driver) and taken directly to the Address Kathmandu Hotel. Relax and freshen up, then meet your Wild Women trek & city tour guides in the lobby at 4 pm for a trip orientation. We’ll head out together for dinner.

  • Overnight: Kathmandu

 

DAY TWO: EXPLORING KATHMANDU

Today you explore Kathmandu. Your city tour guide will tell you stories, sharing the history and culture of Nepal as you walk the city and visit sites such as Baudhanath stupa. The stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. We’ll then stroll over to see Pashupatinath Temple, which is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. It is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindu are performed.

The site and the events at cremation are not for the faint of heart; your guide will take you across the river where you can watch from the hill.

Next, we visit the Shoyambhunath Temple.  Also known as the “Monkey Temple” among visitors from abroad, Shoyambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking parts of the valley. This is an excellent place to catch panoramic views of the city. The site itself has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. It is probably the most sacred pilgrimage site among Buddhists. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha.

This evening, pack for the trek. Organize your belongings between your day pack and trek duffle bag. Any additional luggage can be left safely at the hotel.

  • Overnight: Kathmandu

 

DAY THREE: DRIVE TO ULLERI

We’ll take a morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Ulleri by Jeep. Our drive will be surrounded by beautiful farmland and local homes to admire.

Upon arrival in the little stone village of Ulleri, we’ll sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature!

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY FOUR: TREKKING TO GHOREPANI

After breakfast, the trek starts through the middle of Magar village towards Banthanti. The trail goes gently up, and after reaching Banthanti, we will begin to trek in the forest of Rhododendron and several different trees.

Our lunch stop will be at the Nangethanti, where you will enjoy the beauty of nature with your lunch. The trek will go up to Deurali of Ghorepani to observe the beautiful evening view of Dhaulagiri ranges.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY FIVE: MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Early morning (4-5 am) hike up to Poon hill, one of Nepal’s most famous viewpoints at 3200m! Ready for an amazing sunrise and panoramic mountain view to start the day? We’ll spend some time here to take it all in and grab some pictures.

After breakfast, we’ll start our trek to Deurali through the local trail up to Muldai Danda and down to Dobato and lush green forests!

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY SIX: MULDAI VIEWPOINT GLORY

Early morning start for a 30 min hike up to Muldai View Point at 3647m! The panoramic views of the Annapurna range with Mt. Fishtail and Dhaulagiri range cradle the sunrise. It truly is glorious! About 25 mountains can be seen from the viewpoint.

After exploring, we’ll hike down for breakfast and trek to Tadapani and Ghurjung at 2060m.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY SEVEN: GHURJUNG TO SINUWA

Ghurjung trek begins with a slightly up till to the teashop and gradually flat till to the top of Chhomrong. Along the trail, enjoy the rolling views of farmland and the magnificent Fishtail ranges.

Once we reach Chholrong, the trail will descend to the river bed and climb up to Sinuwa.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY EIGHT: SINUWA TREK TO DEURALI

The morning trek begins through the forest today, and we trek down until the bamboo. The trek will go up along the Modi river, a perennial river originating from Annapurna Mountains. We’ll keep trekking until we reach Deurali.

We’ll take lunch at 3040m in the Himalayans. No big deal!

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY NINE: DEURALI TO BASE CAMP

As the acclimatization rises, the trek goes slowly up to the Machhapuchhre. We’ll stop for a cup of tea and continue onwards to the Annapurna Base Camp. Once we reach Annapurna Base camp, take in the 306-degree panoramic mountain view as you will feel you are in the middle of the surrounding mountain. We’ll be here for lunch and dinner.

After lunch, we will do a short hike to prevent from Altitude Sickness. In the evening, enjoy the view of the sunset on Machhapuchhre.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY TEN: BASE CAMP TO DOVAN

Our trek begins in the forest, and as we trek down, the biome again changes into bamboo. We hike up along the Modi River until Deurali.

Lunch Stop will be at Himalaya 3040 m.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY ELEVEN: ONWARDS TO CHHOMRONG

Today we trek from Dovan and back to Sinuwa, continuing onwards to Chhomrong. After we arrive, we’ll rest and have a hot shower and clean up.

Check out that view of the Fishtail mountains and the birds of this valley.

  • Overnight: Guest House

 

DAY TWELVE: ONWARDS TO POKHARA

After breakfast, we will descend to Jhinu danda and cross the longest suspension bridge of this region. We’ll trek gradually down to Matkyu, where our jeeps will be waiting for us.

From here, we’ll drive down via crossing sewei, shyaulibazaar and nayapool. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we’ll check into our hotel for the night.

  • Overnight: Hotel

 

DAY THIRTEEN: RETURN TO KATHMANDU

We’ll drive back to Kathmandu by bus, where there will be leisure time to take in the sites and sounds of Kathmandu.

  • Overnight: Hotel

 

DAY FOURTEEN: DEPARTURE DAY

Book flights for after 12 pm today. You will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

 

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