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Country

Nepal

Duration

15

Trip Difficulty

moderate

Group Size

1 to 20

Accommodation

Trekkers Hut

Max

4130m

Trip Type

Trekking and Tour

Meals

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

$790

4.98

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No. of Persons

Price Per Person in USD 

  • 1-1

    $890

  • 2-5

    $790

  • 6-11

    $740

  • 12-20

    $690

Trip 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.

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 and 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, and 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 Annapurna 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, a 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. Trekking involves a lot of difficult terrain, 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.

Recommended Article: What are Annapurna Circuit Trek Risks?

Accommodation and meals during the 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
  • A professional local trekking guide who will assist you.
  • 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 to 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 altitudes 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

Detail Itinerary

Includes

Includes

  • All transportation as per the itinerary including Airport transfers.
  • Two night’s accommodation with breakfast at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two night’s accommodation with breakfast at tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • Three daily meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  • All accommodation in the tea houses lodge during the trek.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide with his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • All permit such as Annapurna conservation Area and TIMS card.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • Comprehensive first aid medical Kit.
  • Agency service charge and government Tax/VAT.
  • Farewell dinner after the completion of trek.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees 30$ for 15 days
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Porter to carry your belongings during the trek (We provide porters on request extra charge is applicable)
  • All kind of beverages like water, cold/hot drinks
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Additional cost incurred by natural disaster and beyond our control e. g. weather, ilness, strike, landslide etc.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.

Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is One of the most popular treks in Nepal’s Annapurna region. That brings trekkers through terraced farmland, lush forests, and a variety of sceneries before arriving at the base of the magnificent Annapurna Mountain.

What is the hardest part of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek?

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The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is moderate, but it comes with challenges such as high altitude, steep ascents and descents, unpredictable weather, cold temperatures, basic accommodations, long walking days, and rocky terrain.

What permits are required for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek?

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For this trek, you will want two permits: the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). You can obtain these permits in Pokhara and Kathmandu.

How many days do I need in Annapurna Sanctuary?

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An average Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes ten to fourteen days to complete. The exact duration may vary depending on a few things, such as where you start and finish, how quickly you walk, and whether the itinerary includes rest or acclimatization days.

Do I need oxygen to climb the Annapurna Sanctuary trek?

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The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek doesn’t require oxygen supplementation, but it’s important to focus on acclimatization, proper hydration, and recognizing signs of altitude sickness. If altitude symptoms occur, descending to lower altitudes is the best way to reduce them.

Reviews

Bạch Trung Phú

Chinese

In October 2018, I joined an Annapurna Circuit trekking tour organized by Ganesh. This is one of the most challenging and beautiful trip I have ever made. The scenery along the way was diverse and spectacular. Ganesh was a nice and experienced organizer. Everything was carefully planned in advance as well as immediately corrected along the journey, if necessary. He gave me a sense of security.

catsmith_mikedaly

USA

These views will stay with me the rest of my life. Am in awe. Might be back very soon to see more! If not, will never forget!

downhillcyclist

United Kingdom

This is a beautiful area. We have just done the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Third Eye Adventure. A lovely walk on well maintained paths from Naya Pul via Poon Hill to Annapurna Base Camp. A lot of work has gone into building the stone steps. The views are beautiful. The tea houses provide bedrooms and meals and exceeded our expectations. The Nepali people are very friendly.

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