Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2018  confirmed

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 1 confirmed trekker

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start
$189 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.64 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Ang Rita
Languages
English, Nepali, Korean, and Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 confirmed trekker
confirmed

Daniel (Brazil)


For those with limited time, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offers a journey of shifting landscapes; from the lush middle hills to the cauldron of ice and rock at Annapurna Base Camp, referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary for the high mountain walls that surround it. The trail passes through a steep narrow valley with Machapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain)] towering above the valley. The view at Annapurna Base Camp is awe-inspiring as you stare up at the whiteface of Annapurna I surrounded by snowclad peaks in every direction. This trek is most comfortably done in 9 days but for those with even more limited time it is possible to do this trek in as few as 7 days. Add the Short Modi Kola Start option to reduce the trekking by a day. Add the 'Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit' option to reduce the trek by another day. This is least desirable since the best weather is often early in the morning.

Side trip 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 November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around 7.6°C (46°F) and lows down to -8.4°C (17°F) at Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(8 days / 7 nights )
created by Daniel (Brazil)

Fri Nov 2 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

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 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in November.

New Bridge (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

About 3-4 hours from Siwai
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.7°C (71°F) and lows of about 5.7°C (42°F) in November.

Sat Nov 3 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 2-3 hours from Jhinu Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 3.1°C (38°F) in November.

Chomrong

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in November.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 5 hours from Chomrong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in November.

Bamboo
Sun Nov 4 (day 3)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in November.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in November.

Himalayan Hotel
Mon Nov 5 (day 4)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in November.

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

About 3-4 hours from Himalayan Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in November.

Machapuchare Base Camp
Tue Nov 6 (day 5)

Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

About 2 hours from Machapuchre Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in November.

Annapurna Base Camp
Wed Nov 7 (day 6)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in November.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in November.

Himalayan Hotel

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in November.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 7-8 hours from Annapurna Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in November.

Bamboo
Thu Nov 8 (day 7)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in November.

Chomrong (2210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 3.1°C (38°F) in November.

Chomrong

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.7°C (71°F) and lows of about 5.7°C (42°F) in November.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Ghandruk
Fri Nov 9 (day 8)

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in November.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in November.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Pokhara