Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) (9 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 7 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
$358 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $166 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 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
Sanjaya
Languages
English and Nepali
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

chaw

With 1 guest: chaw (Singapore)

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.

Side trip via Ghorepani (Poon Hill): A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill.

Weather Conditions in September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 11.6°C (53°F) and lows down to 1.6°C (35°F) at Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(9 days / 8 nights )
created by chaw

Mon Sep 30 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 17.4°C (63°F) in September.

New Bridge (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

About 3-4 hours from Siwai
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.7°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.7°C (60°F) in September.

Tue Oct 1 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 2-3 hours from Jhinu Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.1°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in October.

Chomrong

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in October.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 5 hours from Chomrong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.5°C (46°F) in October.

Bamboo
Wed Oct 2 (day 3)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in October.

Himalayan Hotel
Thu Oct 3 (day 4)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

About 3-4 hours from Himalayan Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in October.

Machapuchare Base Camp
Fri Oct 4 (day 5)

Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

About 2 hours from Machapuchre Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in October.

Annapurna Base Camp
Sat Oct 5 (day 6)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in October.

Himalayan Hotel

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 7-8 hours from Annapurna Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.5°C (46°F) in October.

Bamboo
Sun Oct 6 (day 7)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in October.

Chomrong (2210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.1°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in October.

Chomrong

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 10.7°C (51°F) in October.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 3-4 hours from Landruk (trail descends steeply towards the river for an hour then after crossing the river there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours with Himalayan views passing through several small villages)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in October.

Ghandruk
Mon Oct 7 (day 8)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.9°C (68°F) and lows of about 5.9°C (43°F) in October.

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 4-5 hours from Tadapani (after an initial steep descent the trail climbs through forests and along a high ridge via Deurali at 2990 m before descending again to Ghorepani)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Tue Oct 8 (day 9)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour back down to Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in October.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in October.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara