Jan 29 - Jan 30, 2022 | Change

via Short Modi Khola Start side trek (2 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Annapurna Sanctuary
Difficulty: moderate
via Short Modi Khola Start

The shortest way but a less scenic way to Chomrong that follows the Modi Khola (river) bypassing Ghandruk. If you need to reduce the itinerary by a day this is a possible option. Taking a taxi to the road head will also save time instead of taking the public bus.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Chomrong at 2210 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 14.1°C (57°F) and lows down to -2.9°C (27°F) at Chomrong.

via Short Modi Khola Start Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sat Jan 29 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Siwai (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5.00
Travel time: about 4 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Pokhara to Siwai (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $60.00
Travel time: about 2 hours

Siwai (1500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in January.

New Bridge (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

About 3-4 hours from Siwai
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.7°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.3°C (31°F) in January.

Sun Jan 30 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 2-3 hours from Jhinu Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in January.

Chomrong