FIXED DEPARTURE

The Other Sanctuary Trek

This short trek takes 7 days and brings you right to the foot of some of the Himalaya's most spectacular peaks. It is ideal for both the experienced and the first-time Himalayan trekker with some previous hiking experience, who is looking for a unique off the beaten track challenge with the comforts of our exclusive camp.

7 Days

US $1545 per person

Fixed Departure Dates


Start Date End Date Price
April 17, 2020 April 23, 2020 US$ 1545 per person
April 25, 2020 May 1, 2020 US$ 1545 per person
May 3, 2020 May 9, 2020 US$ 1545 per person

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Trek Duration
7 Days

Max Trekking Altitude
3750m

Trek Grade
Easy-Moderate

Accomodation
Camping

Hours of Walking
3-8 Hours per day

Area
Annapurna Conservation Area

Group Size
6-8 people

Highlights


  • Magnificent views of the world’s highest mountain range
  • Walking on secluded trails far from tourist crowds
  • A luxury camping experience with first-class service
Trip Details

The Other
Sanctuary Trek


This is a classic route in the Himalayas. Though rarely traveled, we find it is one of the finest treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area for its outstanding scenery and the changing landscapes of the trail.

We start our journey from Pokhara, Nepal's "adventure capital", with a one hour scenic drive through beautiful Gurung villages and rice paddies. Our trek starts from a small village, and the route will quickly lead us away from any kind of civilization. It takes us first through dense rhododendron forest and we may encounter some scattered settlements and paddies.

The hills here are covered in thick jungle and boast rich birdlife. At higher elevation where the vegetation thins out, you are likely to encounter the Himalayan Monal. This is Nepal's national bird, and belongs to the pheasant family.

The scenery is as good as it gets, offering close views of Machapucchare (Mount Fishtail) straight north, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu to the East, and the Annapurna massif to the West. Located high above the nearest village and far from any road, opportunities for solitude and silence enroute are plenty.

We camp in selected areas with access to water and enough space for the tents. This is usually a clearing in the forest used by the local herders to graze their cattle, or a meadow on the ridge with 360 degree views of the Himalayas and the foothills. Here you may enjoy a well-deserved shower, followed by sundowners or some relaxing time with a book. Every day culminates with a delicious three course dinner and, if the energy-level allows, tales shared around the campfire.

Though we recommend this as a first time trek, be prepared to be physically challenged. It is a moderately difficult trek with some fairly steep ascends and descends along the trail. Expect to carry your personal pack with what you need while trekking. Our porters will carry everything else. The footing is mostly good, but the trail gets a little steep and exposed in some places.

Itinerary
Day 1. Drive to Reevan and trek to Odane Hill, 2513 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 2. Trek to Khumai Danda, 3245 meters, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 3. Trek to Korchon, 3682 meters, 3-4 hours walk.

Day 4. Trek to Premo Shyo Camp, 3720 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 5. Trek to Pipar Kharka, 3000 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 6. Trek to Karuwa, 1400 meters, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 7. Trek to the pick-up point, 1350 meters & drive to Pokhara.
Confirmation of booking
All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Cancellation policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.

Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.

This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.
Change of itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.

Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.
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Payment conditions


Cost Includes
  • Service of one English speaking trekking guide
  • Service of three assistant guides
  • Service of one cook
  • Service of full porter team of 20+ porters
  • All meals on trek
  • All tea/coffees on trek
  • All communal camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, shower tent, toilet tent, etc.)
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bag, liner, camp cot
  • Mountain Travel duffel bag (which you may keep after trek)
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Transfer by private jeep to and from trek
  • Trek staff insurance
  • 13% VAT (Government tax)
Cost Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return
  • Any purchases of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, etc.
  • Personal insurance in case of emergency
  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30-day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into Kathmandu)
  • Personal clothing and equipment except sleeping bag
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Gratuities to guides and Sherpa staff
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