Holy Himalaya Trek (ABC)

Holy Himalaya Trek (ABC)


This trek ascends through picturesque villages to the center of the Annapurna range, offering dramatic mountain scenery. Standing in the middle of the Sanctuary, surrounded by towering snowy peaks ranging between 6000-8000m, sunrise and sunset are magical as you watch the sun dance on the peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre. The trail up is often steep and the Sanctuary trek is perhaps one of the more challenging of the teahouse treks. If you allow the time to ascend at your own pace this trek is open to the moderately fit.

Tour Package Overview

Ascent/Descent : 546m Ascent Kms : 42 kms drive 5 kms walk Duration : 1.30 min drive 4 hrs walk

A 1 hour drive takes us to Nayapul ~ the starting point of our trek. We follow the river and then slowly ascend through rice fields to Hille (1430m) and stop for the night.

Ascent/Descent : 1425m Ascent Kms : 7 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

We start our day with a steep ascent to Ulleri (2000m) where we get our first view of the Himalayas. We then continue through forests of Rhododendron until we reach our destination - Ghorepani (2855m).

Ascent/Descent : 195m Descent Kms : 12 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

Our day begins with an early climb to the summit of Poon Hill (3200m) to watch the sun rise across a magnificent Himalayan panorama. After breakfast in Ghorepani, we follow a long trail through rhododendron forests to Deurali. We then walk through an impressive river gorge with a chance to see Langur monkeys. Today's destination is Tadapani (2680m).

Ascent/Descent : 490m descent Kms : 9 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

We walk through a shaded forest trail steeply down to the river (1900m), followed by an up and down walk through terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Chomrong (2170m), the last permanent settlement in the valley. From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.

Ascent/Descent : 140m ascent Kms : 8 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

This day we walk for 6 hours to Bamboo (2310 m) – the trail takes us through beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests.

Ascent/Descent : 920m ascent Kms : 6 kms walk Duration : 4 hrs walk

A 4 hour walk takes us to Deurali (3230 m) which is a good stop for acclimatization before heading to Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna base camp.

Ascent/Descent : 900m ascent Kms : 8 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

Slowly but surely we climb up to Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. From the terrace of our lodge we can experience the immensity of the mountains.

Ascent/Descent : 1820m descent Kms : 14 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

Here we enjoy the magnificent view of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre. We then descend for 6 hours to Bamboo (2310m).

Ascent/Descent : 530m descent Kms : 10 kms walk Duration : 6 hrs walk

We re-trace our steps until Chomrong where we take a steep trail down to Jhinudanda (1780 m) Here we can enjoy relaxing in the hot springs.

Ascent/Descent : 960m descend Kms : 52 km Duration : 3 hr

Morning we can enjoy relaxing in the Hot Springs. After lunch, we walk for half an hour to the bridge where the jeep waiting for us to drive back to Pokhara. We leave the mountains behind us driving the first 1.5 hours through the forest. A 30-minute walk and a 3-hour drive take us back to the relaxing Lakeside of Pokhara. Hiking hours: 30 minutes, Driving hours: 3.

Price Includes:

  • Total of two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara (before and after the trek) at 3 Sisters GH
  • Guide
  • Assistants, (maximum weight to carry is 12 kg for female assistant and 15 kg for male assistant).
  • 3 meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks,
  • Accommodation for the duration of the trek (2 persons per room). However, during high season one room per two clients may not always be available. If this should happen, we request our clients to be flexible and share a triple or room with four beds.
  • Annapurna Park entry, TIMS fees 
  • Staff insurance,
  • Transport to and from the trailhead, 
  • 13% Tax
  • Supply a 75/80 liters backpack for the main trekking stuff, sleeping bag

 Please know only groups of two or more trekkers are eligible for the trek.


Trek Price does not include:

  • Mineral water
  • Beverages– soft and hard
  • Extra dessert
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping to staff
  • Any entry fee during cultural (monastery/temple heritage visit)
  • Clients’ insurance

  • Trek to the heart of the Annapurnas
  • Surrounded by smow peaks of 6000m - 8000m
  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset views
  • Dramatic mountain scenery

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Package Highlight

Holy Himalaya Trek (ABC)

Difficulty level : streneous

Bird watching in Annapurna Base camp/Sanctuary is popular destination for the bird watchers and nature lovers. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4130m above the sea level which lies in Annapurna region. There are many attraction  like the panoramic views of Himalayas, diverse flora and fauna along the trail with amazing blending of culture and lifestyle.

Trek Duration : 9 -14 days
Trail Open : Oct-Nov and Apr – May
Level of Difficulty :Stereneous
Highest Point : 4400m.


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