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Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil Overview

One of the finest trekking holidays in Nepal into the heart of the Annapurnas

North of Pokhara, one of the finest of Himalayan journeys is the classic trek into the inner sanctum of the  Annapurnas. Here, giant peaks such as 8000 metre, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South,  Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre, encircle the natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Combining the trek into the Sanctuary with a visit to Ghorepani and the classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill, this trek manages to cram the full range of Nepalese trekking experiences into 11 varied days of walking. We encounter sub-tropical forest teeming with wildlife, pretty villages with their neatly terraced rice fields, as well as pleasant ridge walking and spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Passing through the 'gates' of the Sanctuary, we ascend briefly above 4000 metres into a world of ice and snow where we are surrounded by giant Himalayan summits. We then return to civilisation, heading south and following the tumbling Modi Khola (river), whilst passing through a picture-perfect landscape of folded hills and more scattered villages, which are home to people of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. With 2 nights in Kathmandu and 2 in Pokhara, we will also be able to enjoy some free time in each of Nepal's main (and very contrasting) cities. In common with all of our lodge treks, this holiday provides a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded travellers from around the world.
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Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by AndrewandBecky , 29 Dec 2016
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This trek is a two week holiday starting and finishing in bustling Kathmandu. The trek commences after a flight to Pokhara ... read more

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by N Bold, 11 Dec 2016
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Trek through the local villages of the Annapurna region to Annapurna Base Camp. What an awesome experience of the culture, ... read more

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by Jinny, 12 Apr 2016
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A trekking holiday in Nepal, an adventure & wonderful experience plus, I felt a personal achievement for. 68 year old! read more

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by Paul, 22 Apr 2014
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Superbly organised trip with excellent support from Sherpas and porters; nothing was too much trouble. Annapurna Sanctuary ... read more

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Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by AndrewandBecky , 29 Dec 2016
Traveller rating:

This trek is a two week holiday starting and finishing in bustling Kathmandu. The trek commences after a flight to Pokhara ... read more

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hil by N Bold, 11 Dec 2016
Traveller rating:

Trek through the local villages of the Annapurna region to Annapurna Base Camp. What an awesome experience of the culture, ... read more