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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      13 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    Have trouble finding the right trek for you? Check out the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, which is an amazing trek located in the foothills of the Annapurna Base Camp.

    The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a renowned trek that offers exceptionally breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush forests, picturesque villages, and unique culture. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna too, which enhances the overall experience. Words are not enough to describe beauty, it needs to be witnessed by one’s own eyes.

    So don’t delay and send us an inquiry immediately. Our teams are waiting patiently to arrange this amazing journey for you. We’re ready, are you?

    Major Highlights

    • Hop on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Walk through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows. You can also witness the Modi Khola River and the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.
    • Marvel at the stunning views of the Annapurna range, including peaks like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The view of the sun rising behind the mountains from Poon Hill is particularly breathtaking.
    • Visit the charming villages and towns, including Ghandruk and Chomrong, where you can experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people.
    • Enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to a diverse range of wildlife, including Himalayan tahrs, musk deer, snow leopards, and various bird species. You may even spot some on your trek.
    • Indulge in the local cuisines such as Dal Bhaat, Momo, and Thukpa at the guesthouses.
    • Ascend to the famous base camp- Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
    • Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara, and take a walk by the famous Phewa Lake.
    • Hot springs: After days of trekking, you can relax your muscles in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. 

    Route Overview

    Now let us look at the route that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

    The trip begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our staff will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a scenic city in central Nepal.

    From Pokhara, the trek heads towards Tikhe Dhunga, where hikers will start their ascent towards Ghorepani. Along the way, hikers will cross several suspension bridges over rivers and trek through dense forests and charming villages. In Ghorepani, hikers will spend the night before heading to Poonhill, a famous viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre.

    After visiting Poonhill, hikers will trek to Tadapani and then onwards to Sinuwa. The trek continues towards Deurali, where hikers will spend the night before making the ascent to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

    After spending some time at the base camp, hikers will retrace their steps back to Bamboo and then onwards to Jhinu Danda. In Jhinu Danda, hikers can relax in natural hot springs, a perfect way to soothe their sore muscles after the long trek. From there, the trek heads back to Pokhara, where hikers can spend a few days exploring the city before heading back to Kathmandu.

    How difficult is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?  

    The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, depending on your level of physical fitness and trekking experience. The trek involves daily hiking for 5-7 hours on rough terrain with steep ascents and descents. The highest point on the trek is the Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), so altitude can also be a factor.

     However, the trek can be managed by most people with a reasonable level of fitness as long as they are willing to put in the effort and take the necessary precautions.

    With proper preparation, anyone with a sense of adventure and determination can complete this trek.

     When is the best time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

    The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is best done during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). These months usually offer stable and clear weather with moderate temperatures, which makes trekking conditions ideal. Additionally, the clear skies provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

    The spring season (March to May) is considered the optimal time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The skies are usually clear, providing panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains.

    Likewise, the autumn season (September to November) is also a great time to undertake the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Additionally, the trail is usually less crowded during this season, which offers a more serene and peaceful experience.

    Any alternative Treks?

    If you want to look for more options, we want you to look at some trekking packages.

    Firstly, you can check out the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is a 14-day journey.

    It is a moderate trek that is best for beginners and pro trekkers.

    Second of all, you can also opt for the  Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek which is an 11-day trek.

    Lastly, we have the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking for  Seniors. It is a 16-day trek, where trekkers can reach the Annapurna Base Camp in a slow and easy way.

    Wrapping up, we’ve reached the end of the overview. If you have any further queries, please do let us know.


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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport-size photographs)
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa Fees
    • All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • WI-Fi internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips guide and porters.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    February, 2024

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