Annapurna sanctuary trek
Annapurna sanctuary trek is an excellent and fabulous journey on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I and below Hiunchuli – a pleasant hike passing through diverse Nepalese landscape.
The Annapurna Sanctuary trekking takes you through a wonderland where the alpine forests behind modern guest houses with spread out green meadows. Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is designed to focus for those who have a little bit more than a week’s time for trekking in the Annapurna region.
Travel destination combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. Immerse in the beauty of the lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of the Annapurna mountain range. Mount Annapurna first is the eighth tallest mountain on earth is one of the most attraction of the trek.
The trail takes you through fascinating traditional Gurung ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Trek to Annapurna sanctuary will be even more interesting in spring as the forest turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called an Annapurna sanctuary express trek possible at any time throughout the year.
The Annapurna sanctuary trek highlights
The terraced farmland above Pokhara – Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m – Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill – Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I (8091m / 26,540 ft.) – The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks – Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
Magic Annapurna sanctuary trek grade
Annapurna sanctuary trek is appropriate for any trekkers who are looking for easy walking. The maximum height of base camp trekking 4130 m. on Annapurna basecamp view top. It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking.
If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is recommended before you leave your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
The best of Annapurna sanctuary trek covers
Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon hill, Chhomrung, Machharpurche base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Ghaundrung village
Best season to explore Annapurna sanctuary trek
February, March, April, May, June and September, October, November and early December.
The Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary outline
01 Day : Arrival at Kathmandu valley
02 Day : Drive to Nayapool Bazzar via Pokhara city. Trek to Birethanti (1015 m), 8 hrs
03 Day : Upper Ghorepani hill hiking (2865m /9,369 feet), 7 hours
04 Day : Hike to Poonhill for sunrise view. Trek to Chule hill (2370m/7,750 ft), 7 hours
05 Day : Bomboo village trek (2312m /7,560 feet), 7 hours
06 Day : Deurali hill hiking (3228m/10,556 feet), 7 hours
07 Day : Annapurna Base Camp trekking (4,130m/13,505 feet), 6 hours
08 Day : Discover around abc and mbc (4130m/ 13,505 feet). Than descend to Dovan, 8 hours
09 Day : Hike to Jhinu Hot spring (1500m/4,905 feet), 6 hours
10 Day : Jhinu Danda to Nayapul hikes. Pokhara city travel
11 Day : Drive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to airport for your return flights.
Annapurna sanctuary trek detail itinerary
Hike to Annapurna sanctuary is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days which would be a more appropriate choice. However, For travelers who wish to discover Annapurna sanctuary quickly but are walking with limited time-wise, take a look this special itinerary.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu accommodation with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02 : Overland drive to Nayapool Bazaar via Pokhara city. Trek to Birethanti (1,015 m), 8 hrs
At the morning, our trekking staff will pick up you at a hotel and escort to the bus station. You will drive by the beautiful rivers Trisuli and Marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. The majestic Pokhara town is very popular for the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Around 7 hours of drive-by Bus, you will arrive at Nayappol Bazaar passing by Pokhara, a beautiful city of lakes, caves, Buddhist, and Hindus temples. As you arrive here, hike about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti village. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guesthouses. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 03 : Upper Ghorepani trek (2865m/9,369 feet), 7 hours
After breakfast half an hour drive to Naya Pul and start commence trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We cross the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile village of 1,495m before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and ascends with stone steps to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). After Lunch at Ulleri, we trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we go up to Ghorepani upper village and stay overnight there.
Day 04 : Poon hill trek (3210m/10,497 feet), 7 hours
Early morning at about 5 am, we hike to get Poon Hill to see the Sunrise panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous Snow covered mountains within left to right in 180 deg angle. Descend down along the rhododendron ridge and pine forest towards Chule hill passing Tadapani hill.
Day 05 : Bamboo village trek (2310m/7,554 feet), 7 hours
Walk through fertile land than cross suspension bridges which is very common in the hilly region in Himalayas. A few more miles of walking and we reach at Chhomrong, it is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna south. We walk downhill with the stone steps to Chomrong river, crossing river again, we need to ascend with stone steps to Sinuwa hill. Our trail passes through a beautiful small bamboo forest to Bamboo where we stay overnight.
Day 06 : Hike to Deurali hill Hotel (3230m/10,562 feet), 6 hours
We walk passing through the dense of bamboo forest. We walk uphill on a trail with some stones stair again. It is only after reaching the Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of great rook with the glacial Modi river below. walk to Hinku Cave than the trail descends to a Moraine river with a possible avalanche before ascending to Deurali. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills. Get enough information with a guide while you are crossing this possible avalanches area before crossing a river with waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali hill station.
Day 07 : Machapuchhare Base Camp trekking. Hike to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,505 feet), 6 hours
Today, we start to go over Deurali viewpoint and walk further to fishtail base camp. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to Machapuchhare Base Camp (mbc). These areas are the most possibility for avalanches and always be careful during the journey. You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe. Stay overnight at abc.
Day 08 : Early in the morning to hike to Annapurna Base Camp hill station (4140m/ 13,538 feet) & descend to Dovan, 7 hours
Hike to viewpoint to explore around. You will have an excellent view of the Annapurna massive within 360 deg angle. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare, Hiunchuli, and many more snow-capped mountains as well as glacier. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend downhill walking to Machapuchhare base camp then continue our journey descending downhill to Dovan village passing several green valley and villages. Stay overnight at Dovan.
Day 09 : Jhinu Hot spring hikes (1500m/4,905 feet), 6 hours
The trail descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and Rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa village. Have in mind, the trail from Dovan to Bamboo is most subject to avalanches also. The trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring in the banks of Modi River
Day 10 : Nayapul travel. Overland drive to Pokhara city
After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Nayapool. After checkout from the Annapurna Conservation office, we trek furthermore 30 minutes to reach Nayapul where our car is waiting. After that drive to Pokhara by car 1: 30 hrs transfer to hotel on Fewa lakeside.
Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to the airport for your further journey
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does sanctuary trek cost?
Majestic Annapurna Sanctuary hiking cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, in Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details you should do request our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna sanctuary lodge trek?
Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna sanctuary trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Annapurna sanctuary trek?
Answer: All the guesthouses along with the Annapurna sanctuary trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Question: How do I get drinking water on abc short Trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna sanctuary trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Annapurna sanctuary trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is Annapurna sanctuary and abc trek same ? What about base camp trekking
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Annapurna sanctuary trekking is also Annapurna base camp trekking so do not confuse.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Annapurna sanctuary trek Note:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Annapurna sanctuary trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.