Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Duration
13 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4130 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you all the way to the foothills of Annapurna Base Camp. Every year many hikers pursue this trek. The trail is full of the high alluring mountain views, and the green dense forest. From the beginning of the journey, one can feel the quintessence of the Himalayas and taste its culture Thus, due to its diverse mixture of culture, and nature, people have this very place on their bucket list.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is attainable by every age group of people as the trail is comparatively easier than other trekking trails of Annapurna region. The trek encompasses walking through Magar and Gurung settlement experiencing their culture, passing through the dense forest and occasionally crossing the bamboo bridges over the small and rapidly flowing rivers. The fascinating culture of Gurung and Magar ethnic group is genuinely enthralling and captivating. Similarly, the enchanting views of the Machhapuchare, Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and III are always present to greet you. And not to forget the breathtaking view of sunrise, and Annapurna range from the vantage of Poon Hill will forever stay in your mind.

Similarly, the trail includes walking through Annapurna Conservation Area. Annapurna Conservation Area is home of the diverse flora and fauna. If lucky, you might be able to encounter some of the rare species sheltered in the protected area in their natural habitat. Also, admire the most rewarding view of Mount Annapurna – world’s 10th highest mountain in the world up close from the base camp. And lastly, if you wish to see the beautiful views of the mountain at the presence of lavish natural surroundings, and suitable weather then March to May and September to December would be the best time to do this trek.

Join Nepal Hiking Team for 13 Day Annapurna Sanctuary trek and take the pleasure of being in the surrounding of the mountains. You will have the best time and an unforgettable memory that will last for a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 05: Visit Poonhill in the morning then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 06: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7575ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: Trek to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 12.4 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: Trek to ABC via MBC (4130 M/13,5500 FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 09: Trek back to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 10: Trek back to Jhinu Danda  (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 12 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours

Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure Day

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 bag, 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: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.
Robert, USA Our experience in the Himalayas has been wonderful. Our tour began on Lukla, and we travelled through great places, all the way into Everest Base Camp (5346m)... later a climb to Kala Patthar at (5455m) provided the best view to the TOP OF THE WORLD... wow. The mountains were amazing, never have I seen in my life. Thinking yourself walking in a narrow path with cliffs on either side.. Seeing a new culture, experiences unknown, and the way of life of the Sherpa community was astonishing. Seeing at the distance, way high in the mountain... and knowing that you will pass in that road. Seeing how the climate and the vegetation changes. Those magic moments where at a glimpses you suddenly see mount Everest. Guesthouses are of every sort and provide some comfort at high altitudes anyhow the way you see it is only an experience. My guide Bim took me through awesome places... fantastic views. he was always attentive to every need, was looking to my health, my food, and what and where we slept. Any request was promptly handled. The people from Nepal Hiking Team are the best. From the moment I arrived Kathmandu to the moment I have left they have taken all great care of us. Everything they have promised has been full filled and even more... they go the extra mile. They are very attentive and have kept all their promises.  
David Bristow, Manchester, United Kingdom From the first contact I was really impressed with NHT and Ganga. Every question I had was answered within hours. I decided on a private trip to give a bit more flexibility. I was glad I did that as during the trip I wanted to make a few changes like trek to Monjo on the first day therefore making day 2 a lot easier (which I can hugely recommend for anyone on one of the earlier flights). I also wanted to climb Kala Patthar during the day to get (in my opinion) the much better view of Everest with the sun shining on it and the valley rather than behind it. That meant not enough time to go to pheriche that same day but no problem, we went back to Lobuche and stayed there. All changes were done with no problems. Even a flight change. Prakash and Baghi (guide and Porter) were just brilliant. To be honest they became companions rather than guides. They always ensured everything went smoothly and I genuinely couldn’t have asked for better people to do the trek with. Anyone looking to book trek in Nepal should look no further than here. They are faultless. PS. Read this review on tripadvisor (Click Here)
Max Sørensen, Denmark We can only recommend Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) - thank you for an amazing trek. A group of 7 friends planned this trip for 2 years (2019-2020) and postponed it 3 times due to COVID19 restrictions - and in October 2021 we finally got to go. NHT has since the first contact responded very well and very fast to all questions including providing reference from earlier clients. When we had to postpone the trip Ganga - the managing director - advised us that our deposit would of course still be valid for the trip whenever the timing was workable. 18 months later (this October) when we could finally go, NHT delivered completely as planned - from the pick up in the airport, hotel in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla etc. We unfortunately got delayed 24 hrs into Lukla (yes.... bad weather :-)) - but NHT handled this impeccable with rebooking etc. And a big THANK YOU to our two guides Raam (lead guide) and Denise - the were handling things with a smile - being extremely service minded and with a good sense of humor - and yet we always felt very safe with them on the trail or crossing passes. They also managed our nice group of Porters and the Teahouse bookings very well (quite a few of them had only few visitors over the last couple of years) incl. food and drinks on the way. The heli-lift from Gorakshep to Lukla also went completely as planned. So an absolute top rating for being very credible, safe and delivering as agreed. So an absolute 5 star rating from our group. Note: Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)