Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • 13 days
  • Moderate
  • 4130 Meters
  • Min. 1 Pax.
  • 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 Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu

You will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel.

The trip briefing will take place at some time in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative. Overnight at hotel.

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

Your destination for today is Pokhara. We shall drive by tourist bus. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

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

Your destination for today is Tikhe Dhunga. You commence hike to Tikhe Dhunga  after an hour drive to Nayapul. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

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

You will continue your journey from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

You will take an early morning hike to Poonhill for sunrise view and panoramic view of the Annapurna range. Later in the early afternoon after breakfast, you will make your journey towards Tadapani. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

Today, you will leave Tadapani and make your way towards Sinuwa via Chhomrong village. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

The destination for today is Deurali. We trek through the village of Bamboo, Dovan and Himalaya.

Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

After early breakfast, you will make your journey towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC 13,550 FT) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).

Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

You will hike down from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

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

The destination for today is Jhinu Danda. At the natural hot spring, you may take a dip to relax your body from all the walk. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 11 - Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Trek to Matque for 2 hours then drive to Pokhara another 2 hours by jeep. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.

Day 12 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

We’ll make our way back to Kathmandu. We’ll drive via tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu enjoying the changing landscape and diverse topography.

Note to Read: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. As it might get exhausting you can opt for travel via domestic flight instead which takes 25 minutes. The flight costs USD 250.00 per person for a round trip including airport transfer.

Day 13 - Departure Day

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. “Farewell”

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

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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