About Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

The 10 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is one of the most admired trekking destinations in Nepal. During the trek apart from witnessing rich cultural diversity, you will also experience the culture, old traditions and religious values of local people in the mountain.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking start driving from Pokhara to Nayapul. We start trekking by gradually ascending to the beautiful varied landscape of cultivated terrace fields and lust forests of oaks, magnolia and rhododendron trees along the route to Ghorepani. Early morning hike to Poon hill (3230 meters) gives you the best possible panoramic sunrise view of the whole fabulous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This hike to Poon hill also allows the time for proper acclimatization. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed villages set among the narrow terrace fields with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountain ranges makes it is one of the most picturesque treks in the Himalayas.

On the way to Tadapani, Chomrong and Dovan, we will be rewarded by the outstanding views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Huinchuli. We will pass by Chomrong, a large Gurung village. We will also pass by the wooded area filled with bamboo and rhododendron trees beside the Modi River and reach Dovan. Then we will walk for 6 hours to get to Annapurna Base Camp lying at the elevation of 4130m (13546ft.) via Machhapuchhre base camp which is beautifully set on the northern side of the extremely large Mt. Machhapuchhre. Walking for around 4 hours we will reach at Annapurna Base Camp which enthralls us with the striking views of the world’s tenth highest Annapurna I ( 8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre Annapurna South, Huinchuli and more.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek probably the best in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life,spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests in Himalaya of Nepal.

Food and Accommodation

  • Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at tea house during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Autumn season is considered as the best season for trekking in Annapurna Base Sanctuary Trekking. The weather could be unpredictable at the higher altitudes but, every season has its own beauty and uniqueness.

Spring Season - March, April and May
The weather is spring seson is warmer and the forest blossoms with flowers and you can see green trees on the track. Springtime starts from the month of March and ends in May. The trekking trail will probably be crowded with a lot of trekkers at this time of the year but tt is the best time to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and landscapes.

Summer Season - June, July and August
Summer season is different in Nepal as it rains a lot and also called monsoon season. Pokhara, the starting point to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, witnesses the most rainfall in the country. You just have to be prepared and plan your trek according to the season you are trekking. The hilly regions are moist and wet at this time of the year so the trekking routes are likely to get muddy and slippery.

Since it rains a lot, there is less crowded dust when its not raining and trail are pretty slippery. We will get the best view of the green landscape. The weather is quite harsh as it is sunny in the daytime and can rain anytime. 

Autumn Season - September, October and November
Autumn season is the best season to trek anywhere in Nepal including Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is warm in the daytime and quite chilly in mornings and evenings. The temperature might drop below freezing point up in the higher altitudes. The best time to trek in Nepal is in the autumn season and the best month is in October and November. The trekking is busy and crowded but the view is perfect ( white mountain and blue sky)compared to summer and spring season. 

Difficulty Level of Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking - Moderate

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is not considered to be a difficult trek but its is very adventurous trekking in Annapurna Regon. This trek is considered to be a moderate trek. Like Everest Base Camp Trek it is also demanding and the beautiful trek but with a bit of patience, Annapurna SanctuaryTrekking is very enjoyable and achievable.

Trekking and hiking through the Mountain mean that there may be the adventure waiting for you at every step of your walk. Annapurna Base Camp trek is also a very adventurous and exciting journey for the adventure travelers and hikers and the difficulties and the challenging will be added until we reach our destination

Physical Condition and Experience Requirements 

Annapuran Sanctuary Trek is a normal trekking of Annapurna region, it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, a good training plan prior to your Annapurna Base Camp trip will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers are completing this trek like old, young, overweight and underweight and they all are very much appreciated about the journey, as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, and technical equipment.  But our company will be provided the warm down jackets and sleeping bags if you do not have your own. A normal ABC trek is accessible to most trekkers who have some genus of fitness level and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks on the cold weather in the mountain.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

All your foods are included on the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. at last but not list, we would also like to suggest that to our client to carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies and personal belonging materials like passport, battery chargers, etc. 

Highlights of Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

  • Discover Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The view of the South Face and Glacier of Annapurna from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The many villages on the way, the local lifestyles. 
  • Impressive sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, drive about 7 hours.
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga 1525 m. about 3 hours of easy walk.
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani 2800 m. approx 5-7 hours walk.
  • Day 04: Hike to PoonHill 3200 M and trek to Tadapani 2570 m. approx 6 hours walk.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chomrung 2170 M. approx 5 hours walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2630 m. approx 5 hours walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Deurali 3230 m. approx 7 hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Elevation 4130 m, approx walk 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Bamboo or Dovan (2310m). approx 6-7 hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), approx 6-7 hrs walk.
  • Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara by car.
  • Regular tourist bus to Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu ( we can arrange private transport as per group size as you requested)
  • Transport to and from trekking starting point.
  • 2 nights in Pokhara standard hotel basis on twin sharing basis BB
  • 9 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis
  • 2 breakfast at pokhara at hotel
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee ) for 10 nights at local lodges/restaurants as per above program
  • TIMS Fees and annapurna Conservation Area Permits
  • 1 extensively experienced and licensed trekking guide and  Porter (1 porter between two trekkers)
  • All daily wages, food allowance, accommodation, transfers and insurance for trekking guide and porter)
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) and Duffel bag.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Trekking Plus Tshirt 
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any services in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, hot water , shower , snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Tips to guide and porters. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check listAltitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details.

Food and Accommodation 

Breakfast, normally the breakfast serve around 7 am in the morning and walk start by 8 am, the walking will begin after the stretching and warm up before we move on every day, Our daily walk is Normally around 3-4 hours approximately but it depends on your level of physical fitness as well. 

Lunch during the trek is usually held between 12-1 pm with 40-minute duration, the fresh and hygienic lunch will be typically taken from the menu which will serve as fast as possible with the cup of tea or coffee.

Dinner and lodge, Soon we arrive at our Mountain Ldoge, we might take some rest before we go to dinner and but our guide and porter will be glad to serve the cup of tea in your room while resting and we alert that for our dinner around 5-7 pm, rest of the time you may like to visit the places around or resting in the room. Basically room are basic on mountain standard. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains, basically you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices. Do not expect everything is the high level of standards in the mountain. 

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