Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • Trip Code:nha204
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • 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 is also called Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is one of the unexplored and untouched 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.

 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; then it goes over several easy ascents and descents trails. Finally, bringing you to the wilderness area of the Annapurna base camp; which resides at the highest elevation of 4000 m. 

You will gently trek through settlements, terraces, Rhododendron forests, etc with a great view of mountain scenery. The trail to Annapurna Sanctuary follows the Modi Khola until you reach the large overhanging rock of Hinku Cave. As you climb closer to the base camp you will notice that the vegetation is slowly getting thinner. 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.

The best season for Annapurna sanctuary trek is Spring (March-May) Autumn (September – December). Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is recommendable for beginners. As you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan range and various rare flora and fauna of this region. You can encounter snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, tahr, goral and many more.

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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Reviews

3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp,
Bristol, United Kingdom

" I would like to sincerely recommend Bishnu Lamsal and his agency to whoever is interested in trekking in Nepal and wants to experience both, trekking with an excellent guide and local culture. I met Bishnu 7 years ago when I did Annapurna Base Camp trek with a couple of friends. Bishnu’s professionalism, dedication and willingness to provide an exceptional experience of the mountains, local customs and help us get…

Vera Maras,
Sydney, Austrelia

I went trekking with Ram around the Annapurna Mountains, and really the only way to find out how good it was is going there and doing it. You can be sure it will be a safe trip. Ram takes care of his clients, I felt safe even in the most unfammiliar environment. My worries became taking pictures, if any problem possibility came up Ram had already taken care of before…

HIungano,
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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