Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.AVI

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek also known as the Annapurna Base Camp trek region is placed below the massive south face of Annapurna is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek begins in Pokhara and leads up through the breathtaking Modi Khola gorge into the vast mountain ringed amphitheatre of the Sanctuary. The route crosses along the bamboo and rhododendron forests and pass between the mountains of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli which guard the entrance to the Sanctuary, and reached the high glacial basin that is the site of the Annapurna south face base camp. The major peaks of the western part of the mighty Annapurna Himal, with Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are set almost specifically in a circle of nearly 10 miles in length through a cavernous glacier-covered amphitheatre at the centre. From this glacier valleys known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, in the south, the gorges release into a broad and lush valley, the land of the Gurungs. Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda adds the another wonders in the trek. www.asiantreks.com