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