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Nepal - Trekking Annapurna Sanctuary

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Oct. 18 - Nov. 3, 2019

Member $2,878
Non-Member $3,166


Min Deposit: $500

Min Participants: 10
Max Participants: 20

Nepal ArmChair Traveler Photo Presentation & Food Tasting: August 29, 6.30pm, prAna, Cherry Creek.



Trip Itinerary 

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Welcome Letter 


Trip Leader:

Carrie Simon


Trip Description


Annapurna Sanctuary, a shimmering mountain ringed glacier basin in the heart of the Annapurna Himal, is one of the most intensely scenic short treks in Nepal, offering great cultural and geographical diversity as well as outstanding mountain views. Part of the appeal of this 11-day trek is that such an incredible, huge glacial cirque is so quickly reached—it takes only five days to hike up to it! 

The hike starts in Birethanti Village following the Bhurungi River to Tikhedhunga Village at 5174ft. Along the way, you’ll pass lowland villages of Gurung and Tamang clans, cut through thick forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak, trek up and down intricately terraced hills, and finally reach the glaciers and high mountains.  

Once at the sanctuary, you’ll be surrounded by the highest peaks of the western Annapurna Himal, Annapurna South (23,814'), Annapurna I (26,545') and III (24,787'), Gangapurna (24,458'), Fang (25,089'), and the “fishtail” peak of Machapuchare (22,958'). The 360-degree views are indescribably beautiful, especially at sunset, when the peaks glow with a molten radiance. Annapurna Sanctuary was rated by National Geographic as #18 out of the 100 most beautiful places in the world.

Join us for a Nepal Armchair Traveler Photographic & Local Food Presentation on August 29 at 6.30pm at prAna, Cherry Creek.

Trip Itinerary 


Nepal Trek

Activities / Difficulty


  • 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu with double occupancy
  • Single Occupancy option available
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara
  • 9 nights in Tea Lodges during the trek

What’s Included

  • 4 nights in hotels
  • 9 nights in Team Lodges during trek
  • Land cost of Trek
  • Shuttle bus from Pokhara to Birethanti and Phedi Village to Pokhara
  • Round-trip flight - Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Guide, siddhar, poerters, cook and staff
  • Trekking permit and park entrance fee
  • Most meals, as described in itinerary
  • Luggage transfers during trek
  • Personal maps 
  • All tips and hotel taxes
  • Transfer to Kathmandu airport for departure
  • Medical Evacuation Benefit
  • American Alpine Club Membership (6mths)


What’s NOT Included

  • Round Trip airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Bangkok lodging and airport tax enroute to Kathmandu
  • Lodging in Kathmandu beyond 3 days
  • Kathmandu airport tax
  • Nepali Visa
  • Immunizations
  • Travel (cancellation/interruption/etc.) and travel medical insurance
  • Beverages not included except those served with meals 
  • Laundry
  • International telephone calls
  • Any additional meals you wish to purchase

Pre-Trip Activities

  • Pre-trip planning meeting via conference
  • Optional get-to-know-you training hikes during the summer of 2019

Minimum Participant Requirements

  • Passport valid 6 months past return date
  • Willingness to travel at group pace and participate in group activities
  • Hike C-D classification within CMC or equivalent experience
  • Experience hiking at elevations of 4000 to 8000 feet above sea level
  • Ablility to carry a daypack with personal gear, lunch, and water
  • Participation in Pre-trip Activities

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

  • A non-refundable deposit is required to register for all trips
  • All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to the trip leader
  • Please refer to our cancellation policy here -

The Colorado Mountain Club will make every effort to carry out this trip. However, if the trip is cancelled by the CMC, all money collected from participants, including any “non-refundable deposit” shall be returned. Participants will not be reimbursed for any other purchase made for the trip or other expenses that the participant may have paid in association with this trip, which includes equipment purchase, airline cancellation penalties or medical inoculations.


Final Payment

The balance due after deposit is made, is payable by check or credit card.

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