Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • Sale Price:899
  • Trip Code:nha204
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Best Time:Sept - Nov & Mar - May
  • Max Elevation:4130
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Group Size:min 1 / max 20
  • Accomodation:Lodge to Lodge
  • Transportation:Drive / Flight(optional)

Trip Highlights

  • Short, pleasurable & fun-filled trek
  • Walk through beautiful terraced fields & villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Mountain scenery
  • Explore the amazing culture and traditional way of life
  • Experience warm hospitality of Thakali and Magar communities
  • See the blooming of rhododendron forests along the trails

Tour Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek also called Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the unexplored trekking routes in Nepal. This high glacial basin looks like oval-shaped plateau perched at an altitude of over 4000 m. And encircled by the Annapurna mountain range, most of the peaks are over 7000 m. The prime highlights of the Annapurna sanctuary trek are to observe sunrise and sunset views over Annapurna range. That’s why trekkers from all over the world flock here to experience this once in a lifetime event. This sanctuary believed to be the abode to several Hindu deities and animistic gods.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is now a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project; which restricts the local villagers to collect firewood and graze domestic animals. Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is one of the greatest of Himalayan treks; as it offers some of the most fascinating insights into the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Nepalese people. Trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary starts from a low elevation of 800 m involving several easy ascents and descents. Finally, bringing you to the uninhabited wilderness area of the Annapurna base camp; which resides at the elevation over 4000 m which is also the highest point of the trek. While trekking from low altitude to higher altitude, you will notice the changes in climate from subtropical to alpine.

You will gently trek through settlements, terraced rice fields, Rhododendron forests, and waterfalls with a great view of mountain scenery. The trail to Annapurna Sanctuary follows the Modi Khola(river)  until you reach the large overhanging rock of Hinku Cave. Upon reaching closer to the base camp you will notice that the vegetation is slowly getting thinner. Steep snow-clad ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhare on the right form the entrance to the sanctuary. While on a trek you will enjoy great views of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, etc. Also, you get a chance to meet with other fellow travelers from around the world.

While trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary every trekker requires Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS card. The best season for Annapurna sanctuary trek is Spring (March to May) Autumn (September to December). Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is recommendable for beginners. Also to those who love nature and want to explore the unique culture and tradition of the Annapurna region. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan range without ascending higher altitude; along with various rare flora and fauna of this region.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02: Pre-trip meeting & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at guest house.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 7-8 hrs drive by bus.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by car & trek to Tikhedhunga (1130m), overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek from trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m), 6-7hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Early morning walk 1 hour to the Poonhill for sunrise views and back to hotel and continue to Tadapani 5hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Chhromrong to Bamboo (2340m), 5-6 hrs walk, overnight at guest house./p>

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali, (3230m) 4- 5-hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapurchre base camp (3720m) & then trek to Annapurna base camp (4045m), 4-5 hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Morning sunrise view with White Mountain and back Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2340m), 6-7 hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (1565m) for natural hot spring, 5-6 hrs walk, overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul 3-4 hr walk & then drive to Pokhara, 1-1:30 hrs drive, overnight at guest house.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.

Day 14: Final departure, NHAC will make your final departure with privet transport.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & transfer to hotel
  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All teahouse (lodge) accommodation during the trek
  • 3 meals during the trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley by private car/van/bus with a city guide
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and necessary porters to carry luggage
    Note: (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Trekking crew's salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit & TIMS
  • By luxury bus to pokhara and back
  • Free use company duffle bags
  • VAT and local Tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All kind of drinks and personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any extra activities after the trek

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