Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 15 Days

Duration: 15 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 4130 meters

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a breathtaking adventure that includes a comfortable stroll through the magnificent high mountains that are scattered throughout Nepal's diverse scenery and culture. This two-week hike will take you to Mt. Annapurna's base camp, which is located at an elevation of 8,091 meters. Outsiders did not gain access to the Sanctuary until 1956.

The Annapurna region of Nepal is an alluring draw for trekkers and climbers alike, thanks to its massive granite peaks. In Nepal's trekking portfolio, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the best-kept secret. The trekking route is surrounded by a ring of mountains that run the length of the Annapurna range, with most of them rising beyond 7000 meters.

The Annapurna Sanctuaryjourney is a fourteen-day trek designed for hikers who desire to spend time in the mountains at the base of the world-famous Annapurna Mountain. The trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary starts with a magnificent ascent past terraced farms, thick oak and rhododendron forests. The journey continues through the Madi Khola Valley, which is surrounded by stunning towering peaks and glistening waterfalls.

With its blend of Gurung communities snuggled among the stunning snow-capped Himalayan peaks such as Hiumchuli, Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, it is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas. You'll also get a taste of Nepal's various yet equally hospitable people and cultures. If you are short on time, the trek can be completed in nine days with an alternative shorter path.

One of the most exciting times for trekkers to visit the Annapurna region is during the spring season (March-May). The Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking in the Annapurnas mountain range has a moderate difficulty rating and is ideal for someone of medium fitness. Acute Mountain Sickness is uncommon since the altitude gain in the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is gradual.

Best Season for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Spring (March-May) is one of the greatest times to explore Annapurna Sanctuary for trekkers. During this season, the skies are clearer, and the overall mountainous views are more prominent. Trekkers may be subjected to the occasional shower of rain during the autumn months (September to November), but the area will be less busy, making it one of the favorite periods to hike the Annapurna Sanctuary.

In the Annapurna region, the summer months (June to August) are the warmest. Rain falls virtually every day during the monsoon season, making the climb up the Annapurna Sanctuary muddy and treacherous. Due to low visibility caused by frequent rains, the summer season is unsuitable for hiking. As the environment cools and there is a lot of snow, harsh winter is not recommended. To capture Annapurna's magnificent beauty during the winter, winter gear is required to face the harshest of the cold weather conditions. In some instances, the weather in the Highlands can be unpredictable, and there may be frequent weather changes.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Difficulty

It's a modest hike that anyone in good shape can complete. The trekking involves a lot of difficult terrains, thus the trip to Annapurna requires no prior hiking experience. The trial, on the other hand, involves 6-7 hours on rough terrain, so you should be in good form beforehand. The difficulty of the hike is influenced by its height, topography, and weather conditions.

Even though this is a mild trip, some physical preparation is beneficial. For a smooth journey, it is recommended that you do some pre-physical training before you arrive. Travelers can strengthen their bodies by engaging in cardiovascular activity to increase stamina and endurance, making the journey go more smoothly.

Although the risk of altitude sickness has decreased, maintaining good health is still necessary to avoid Mountain Sickness. In the event of any altitude-related or mountain-related diseases, oxygen cylinders are available. Always stay on your trekking path to avoid getting lost. It is possible to trek alone, but due to the high altitude and potential for unforeseen accidents, hiking alone to the Annapurna Sanctuary is not recommended.

Accommodation and meals during Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

On the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, sharing a room or staying in a hostel is common. When it comes to providing you with a comfortable stay in a traditional local atmosphere, lodges are at their best. The most popular lodging option for hikers in the Annapurna region is a teahouse. The Annapurna Sanctuary Route's hotels and tea houses are well-equipped to meet even the most basic needs. There are two single beds in each room.

Electricity, solar hot showers, phone service, recharging, Wi-Fi, washing, and other necessities are all provided. Some hotels and resorts offer opulent amenities for a comfortable stay, especially after a long day of trekking. As you travel higher, the lodgings get more primitive.

You can choose from a wide range of cuisines and most resorts serve exquisite meals. There are regional delicacies on the menu, as well as a variety of other options. Because of environmental concerns, we strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles. On your journey, it is recommended that you bring at least two metal bottles. If you run out of water along the path, the tea houses will always give you well-boiled water for a modest price.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Cost

The cost of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is determined by the type of accommodation, lodging, and other necessities required. The budget and the number of people in the group also have an impact on the cost of the trip.

You will gain the following benefits if you purchase the Annapurna Sanctuary trek package:

  • Airport arrival and departure
  • Standard lodges accommodation throughout the trip
  • Private transportation to and from the hike's start and finish places
  • Full board meals during the trek.
  • oxygen cylinder in case of AMS
  • Professional local trekking guide who will assist you.
  • Trek porter with proper insurance and gear.
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna conservation entry fees.

Because the Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which limits the number of visitors, a permit is required before the trip.

The Trek can be tailored to match your schedule and level of fitness. Moreover, the entire Annapurna Sanctuary journey can also be cut down by four days. Hiking in a remote location at a high altitude carries a lot of risks that demand purchasing insurance.

How long is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a trekking adventure only of 10 days in total. However, if you wish you can shorten or lengthen the trekking journey as well. We are open to customizing our itinerary as per the client’s request.

Thus, if you wish to finish the trek soon then we can complete two stops in one day instead of just one and shorten the trekking period. Likewise, if you wish to spend an additional day at ABC itself, Chhomrong village or Jhinu Danda then we can make that happen as well. This way we can add one or two days in the overall trekking itinerary so that you can admire the natural beauty and local culture wholeheartedly.

What to pack for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

  • Windproof Hiking essentials (Pants, Jackets)
  • Sturdy waterproof boots
  • Mosquito repellent cream
  • Sun protection - sunglasses, sunhat
  • An insulation layer: For extra warmth
  • Gloves: To prevent freezing hands
  • Torch or headlamps
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Rucksack and duffel bag
  • Basic first aid kit in case of emergency
  • Sleeping bag for camping
  • Rehydration salts/electrolytes: Dehydration at high altitude is likely.
  • Trek route map
  • Snacks: The price increases at a high altitude so carry your hiking snacks.
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Hiking poles: To climb through the rough path
  • Water purification tablets

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary while passing through rhododendron woods, stunning waterfalls, and lovely local settlements.
  • Witness eclectic mix of wildlife that lives in each type of landscape.
  • Embrace the magnificent sight of snowfields, terraced farms, and glaciers.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Himchuli and many more.
  • Astounding diversity of ecosystems.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Our representative will pick you up from the airport with putting garland on your neck which traditionally means you are welcome. Then you will be driven to the hotel. After refresh you will be briefed either hotel or at our office for your trip. At last if you will have time you can roam around at Thamel market. 

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Drive to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus about 7 hours.

    After breakfast at Hotel we leave for Pokhara.Following villages and Trishuli River until mid part of the driving journey. Trishuli is famous for white water rafting as well. Then again drive flat till Pokhara by passing small cities.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 03 Pokhara to Ulleri drive 2 hours and hike about 3 hours.

    Journey will start after breakfast by having private car, jeep or bus direct to Hile. Then we start trek to Ulleri only for 3 hours by walk flat to Tikhedhunga and steeply up till Ulleri. Ulleri a tiny village from where can see Annapurna South and Himhuli.

    • Max. Altitude: 2020m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Ulleri
  • Day 04 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani about 6 hours.

    After having breakfast in Ulleri we head stone paved steeply up way to Banthati then gradually pass through oak and rhododendron forest (blooms in March, April) reach Ghorepani. 

    • Max. Altitude: 2860m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Ghorepani
  • Day 05 Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani about 6 hours.

    Early morning start today as you hike one hour up to Poon Hill (3210m). This hill is famous for its sunrise views of the Annapurna range. The glowing mountains are superb for photographers. After about one hour we will walk back down to the lodge at Ghorepani. After breakfast we will start the trek to Tadapani. A steep uphill walk to the village of Deurali, will offer more spectacular views of the mountains. After taking in the views, we pass through more rhododendron forest on our way down to the river. Crossing the bridge we head up to the village of Tadapani to rest for the evening.

    • Max. Altitude: 2630m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tadapani
  • Day 06 Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong Village about 6 hrs.

    From Tadapani the trail drops down through rhododendron and oak forests to the village of Chuile. Down still through terraced fields until we reach the river. After crossing the river we gradually climb back uphill to the village of Chhomrong, where will have lunch and relax, as we stay here overnight. Chhomrong is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with tremendous views across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.

    • Max. Altitude: 2170m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chomrong
  • Day 07 Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan about 6 hours.

    The trail descends via a stone staircase and then crosses the Chhomrong Khola. We climb till we reach Sinuwa. After we leave Sinuwa, begin to pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests to the village of Bamboo. From bamboo we walk another 1.5 hours to Dovan where we will stay for the night.

    • Max. Altitude: 2600m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dovan
  • Day 08 Trek from Dovan to Deurali about 5 hours.

    The day starts with a gentle gradual walk following the trail above the river through bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests. We cross two rivers as we follow the trail along the Modi River. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer and langoors (monkey).

    • Max. Altitude: 3230m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Deurali
  • Day 09 Trek from Deurail to Annapurna base camp about 5 hours

    Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). The trail climbs gently through a river bank and then rises steeply over the mountain side. There are a few areas prone to avalanche on the trail but only after or during the winter season. From MBC to ABC the environment will change to a bare plateau devoid of plants. We will witness snow boulders melting to form small rivers and sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. The heart inspiring views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks will be the reward for all our efforts.

    • Max. Altitude: 4130m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 10 Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo about 8 hours.

    Early morning start as we relish the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp. After our breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, back through Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. We will see the many waterfalls cascading down from high above, to the rocks below.

    • Max. Altitude: 2310m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Bamboo
  • Day 11 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda about 6 hours

    After breakfast we hike up to Sinuwa then down to Chhomrong khola. We then ascend up the thousand stony steps taking us to Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we further descend to Jhinudanda. Upon arrival at Jhinudanda, we have an opportunity to soak in the hot springs lying just 20 mins down from Jhinu Danda.

    • Max. Altitude: 1780m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Jhinudanda
  • Day 12 Trek from Jhinu Danda to Matque 1 hours and drive Back to Pokhara 3 hours.

    We begin our walk from Jhinu danda to Matque village just opposite of Jhino after we take a Jeep to Pokhara. The drive will take 3 hours. Upon arrival in Pokhara we will have an opportunity to visit some more places around the lake city until the evening. A post trekking massage is always a great way to relax.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 13 Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus about 7 hours

    We leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Once back at your hotel you can relax or go explore the maze of souvenir shops in Thamel.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 14 Full day sight seen at the world heritage sites

    After breakfast around 9 am a tour guide with vehicle come to your hotel to do sight seen in Kathmandu valleys world heritage sites including Pashupatinath ( One of the biggest Hindu temple with cremation centre), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Stupa), Swayambhunath calles monkey temple as well and Patan Durbar square (An old palace with ancient art and architect).

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 15 Fly back to home

    Today we do farewell to you as you are flying back to home. We put you khada on your neck as a symbol of peace, protect and love from Nepal. See you again.

    Inclusion

    • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 2-3 star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 2-3 star category hotel in Pokhara.
    • Kathmandu city tours with a tour with a experienced tour guide and a vehicle.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek.
    • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
    • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
    • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
    • First aid medical Kit.
    • All required permit for the trekking.
    • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
    • International airfare.
    • Personal insurance.
    • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu).
    • Nepal entry visa fee 15 days 30$, 30 days 50$ and 90 days 120$.
    • Soft drinks, hard drinks and drinking water.
    • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
    • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
    • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
    • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.
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    Itinerary can be customizing as your wish please do write us for the customized itinerary (Price will be varies on Tourist bus, Private vehicles and flight)

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