Jun 25 - Jul 7, 2024  confirmed

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start, with Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit, and via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill (13 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start, with Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit, and via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill
$244 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $14.08 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Charlie (Australia)

With 1 guest: Oliver (Australia)

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 with Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit: For those with limited time you can do a day hike to Annapurna Base Camp and no stay overnight. This shortens the trek but requires a long day of trekking and does not allow for viewing both sunset and sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp.

Side trip via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill: This route climbs up the Khopra Ridge from Ghandruk for magnificent panoramas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other Himalayan peaks. Enroute you'll climb to the panoramic view point at Muldai before reaking Khopra Danda. An overnight at Khopra Danda (3640 m, 11,942 ft) lets you wake to this spectacular view just outside your room, at what must be one of the best lodge locations in the region. Finally you'll finish up via the classic view point at Poon Hill.

Weather Conditions in June

The middle of June typically marks the beginning of the monsoon. Clear mornings are still possible but get increasingly less likely towards the end of the month. Be prepared for rain and hot humid weather in the low elevation valleys. The added moister means the hills are beginning to change to their vibrant monsoon green. The weather is generally a little drier than in the low valleys at high altitude, but cloud cover can be frustrating when trekking to viewpoints. As always in the spring, early morning is your best chance for clear skies.

At a glance
On average there are 17 days with precipitation in June. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. During June, expect high temperatures of around 12.6°C (55°F) and lows down to 2.6°C (37°F) at Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Short Modi Khola Start, with Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit, and via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by Charlie (Australia)

Tue Jun 25 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

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 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in June.

New Bridge (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

About 3-4 hours from Siwai
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.7°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.7°C (62°F) in June.

Wed Jun 26 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 2-3 hours from Jhinu Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in June.

Chomrong

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in June.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 5 hours from Chomrong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.5°C (56°F) in June.

Bamboo
Thu Jun 27 (day 3)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel
Fri Jun 28 (day 4)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in June.

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in June.

Machapuchare Base Camp
Sat Jun 29 (day 5)

Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in June.

Annapurna Base Camp

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in June.

Machapuchare Base Camp

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Annapurna Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel
Sun Jun 30 (day 6)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in June.

Bamboo (2310 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.5°C (56°F) in June.

Bamboo

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in June.

Chomrong (2210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in June.

Chomrong

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.7°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.7°C (62°F) in June.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in June.

Ghandruk
Mon Jul 1 (day 7)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 12.9°C (55°F) in July.

Tue Jul 2 (day 8)

Dobato (3350 m)

About 4-5 hour from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 8.3°C (47°F) in July.

Wed Jul 3 (day 9)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in July.

Muldai
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 1 to 2 hours from Dobato
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in July.

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Dobato and 4-5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in July.

Thu Jul 4 (day 10)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in July.

Khopra Danda
Fri Jul 5 (day 11)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in July.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in July.

Sat Jul 6 (day 12)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in July.

Ghorepani
Sun Jul 7 (day 13)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour back down to Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in July.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani (while not required it is recommended to add an overnight in Tikhedunga to avoid a very long day and more time on top of Poon Hill)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 19.3°C (67°F) in July.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 22.3°C (72°F) in July.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in July.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in July.

Pokhara