Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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Duration

16 Days 15 Nights

Meal

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation

  • Hotel
  • Eco-lodge

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive

Price From

USD 1595

USD 1595

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

16 Days 15 Nights

Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a beautiful trek to a plateau surrounded by tall and irresistible Annapurna Massifs in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The plateau is an oval-shaped high glacial basin located at 4,000m known by Annapurna Sanctuary. On this expedition, you will explore the heavenly Annapurna Region with a lovely team of Sabbatical Explore Nepal. Let’s see what the other highlights of the trek are. 

The trek you are interested in, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is also famous as Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Because it touches the base camp of Mt Annapurna, the 10th tallest peak in the world, it is one of the most cherished treks in Nepal by both internals and outsiders. And this exciting trek is doable if you are free for 17 days in Nepal.

Our journey to Annapurna Sanctuary or Annapurna Base Camp(4,100m) will start from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we’ll fly to Pokhara, a picturesque town in Nepal, to join the starting point of the trek. And then, we’ll trek through various scenic and traditional hamlets of the Annapurna Region to Poonhill, the best place you could be in to enjoy mountains and sunrise in Nepal. And from there, you’ll walk towards the mountains.  


En route to Annapurna’s foothills, we’ll undergo enriched vegetation, eye-striking topography, breathtaking mountains, welcoming people, unique culture, and many more. Once we reach the Annapurna Sanctuary, we’ll watch the iconic mountains like Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri like never before. We have listed all the trek highlights below; read that for full highlights.  

At last, Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s synonymical trek Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is comparatively easy in the face of other treks in Nepal. People with no prior trekking experience can be part of it. If you can walk for around 4-5hrs on average throughout the hike, this outing is truely yours. You can check its detailed itinerary for more detail penned down below. 

Or you can reach us directly to chat about the trek.

Highlights

  • Gain an experience of trekking in the Annapurna Region- the home to some of the best treks in the world.
  • Encounter the hospitality, culture, and lifestyle of the locals.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, and more.
  • Trek to the foothills of Mt Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp(4,100m).
  • Reach Poonhill, the best place for mountain panorama and sunrise view in Nepal.
  • Experience the rich vegetation of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Traverse through the traditional villages of the Annapurna Region.
  • Travel to Pokhara and join the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek’s trail.
  • Explore the Kathmandu Valley at the beginning of the tour.
  • Do one of the most popular treks in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Trek Arrangement and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Free time in Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Birethanti and Trek to Tikhedhunga(1,525m) |4-5hrs

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani(2,855m)|5-6hrs

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,680 m.)

Day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (1,951 m.)

Day 8: Chhomrong to Doban (2,430m.)

Day 9: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp| 6-7hrs

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp |3hrs

Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo| 4-5hrs

Day 12: Trek to Jhinnu Hot Springs| 5hrs

Day 13: Trek to Dhampus| 5-6hrs

Day 14: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara | 2hrs

Day 15: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Your journey with us will start on your arrival in Kathmandu. Our representatives from Sabbatical Explore Nepal will be at the airport for your welcome and hotel transfer. You’ll rest at the hotel until evening. Then you will be invited for a welcome dinner for interaction and trek’s orientation. We will get to know each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Trek Arrangement and Kathmandu Sightseeing

On the second day, the team will arrange everything for our trek ahead. Whereas, we’ll do sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. The ancient city of Nepal is full of temples, gompas, and historical sites. We’ll make visits to the must-visit sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath Stupa(Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The visits will highlight the rich and historical architecture of Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Free time in Pokhara

Soon after breakfast, we’ll leave our hotel in Kathmandu for a flight to Pokhara. The flight will last for only 35 minutes where we’ll enjoy Nepal from the skies. Upon our arrival and transfer to a hotel in Pokhara, we’ll rest for a while. Then we’ll begin to explore the picturesque city. Phewa Lake by the city and Mt Machhapuchhre in the backdrop will surely bless our eyes. Moreover, we’ll have hangouts around the lakeside and go to major places in the city. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive to Birethanti and Trek to Tikhedhunga(1,525m) |4-5hrs

Now we’ll leave Pokhara for Birethanti on a 2 hours motor drive. The trek will start from Birethanti as we enter a green vicinity. We will walk through terraced fields of Maize and millet to move ahead. Trekking ahead, we’ll have a stop in Sudami village for a while. Then we will do a short climb to reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani(2,855m)|5-6hrs

We’ll wake up in Tikhedhunga to a lovely view. Then we will take breakfast and leave the place behind. The trek will continue on a steep stone staircase of around 3,767 steps. Next, completing the stairs, we’ll walk on a forested trail of oak and rhododendron forests. Eventually, we’ll reach Nangethanti for lunch and rest. After the rest, we’ll get back on the trail and keep walking until we reach Ghorepani, a scenic village known for mountain panorama. Overnight in Ghorepani.  

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,680 m.)

Early wake up and walk up to Poon Hill for one hour to observe the sun-rise and a magni-ficent mountain view and walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking toTadapani.

Day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (1,951 m.)

An easy way down to Kimrung Khola for lunch, ascend again to Chhomorong village which lies at the base of Hiunchuli at the elevation of 6,441m. which also offers a closeview of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre.

Day 8: Chhomrong to Doban (2,430m.)

Leaving chumrung, the trail descends and crosses the Chumrung river bridge. Climbing high above the modikhola on it west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement Tilche in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trailyou reach Sinuwa, at 2250m.The trail continues in rhododendron forest, climbing Khuldi at 2350m. From Khudi, the trail descends a long, steep stone staircase into Modi river viewing thickets and deep bampoo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance to Bamboo Lodge 2190m. From here climb through stands of bamboo, then through rhododendron forest up the side of the canyon. After ascending continuously then reaching Doban 2430m, about two hours beyond Khuldi, there also a good Lodges. Passing by the pasture of Tomo and Panchen Barah climb up to Doban Lodge overnight.

Day 9: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp| 6-7hrs

From Dobhan, we’ll walk in the direction of Himalaya, a major stop of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We’ll reach the place by hiking for around 2 hours through the lush forest and banks of Modi Khola. In Himalaya, we’ll stop to relax our bodies and drink tea. Then continuing the trek, we’ll walk by Hinku Cave to reach Deurali for Lunch. The lunch at Deurali will power us to reach the foothills of Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We’ll have a lovely evening in the base camp. Overnight at MBC.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp |3hrs

Now it is time for Annapurna Base Camp. We will leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp enjoying the mountains in the background. It will take around 3 hours to reach the base camp of the world’s tenth highest mountain. Once we reach Annapurna Sanctuary or ABC, we’ll be surrounded by nothing but ice-loaded peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Gangapurna, and Fishtail.  We’ll stay in the Annapurna Base Camp’s tea house tonight. So we will have plenty of time to explore the base camp.

Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo| 4-5hrs

It is time to leave Annapurna Base Camp. We’ll eat breakfast across a striking sunrise view in the base camp. Then, we’ll retrace via a descending route all the way to Bamboo. The Modi River, lush greenery, and several waterfalls will come along while returning to the place. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinnu Hot Springs| 5hrs

Now we descend to Jhinnu, a place known for its hot spring. We’ll trek via the lush forest of Rhododendron. Before reaching Jhinnu, we’ll have lunch in Chhomrong. And upon arriving in Jhinnu, we’ll relax our bodies by taking a dip into the hot spring. All the tiredness will vanish and we’ll have a lovely evening in Jhinu Danda.

Day 13: Trek to Dhampus| 5-6hrs

Following the Modi Khola River, we’ll trek ahead in the direction of Dhampus. Along the route, we’ll cross several traditional villages and their farm fields full of crops. And after the trek of 5 to 6 hours, we’ll reach Dhampus. Overnight in Dhampus.

Day 14: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara | 2hrs

From Dhampus, we’ll begin a short hike to Phedi. It will be a quick descending trek of 4km. And from Phedi, we’ll take a bus to Pokhara. After the drive, we’ll reach Pokhara’s hotel to rest until we are refreshed. In the evening, we’ll spend some more time in Pokhara’s happening place. Overnight in Pokhara. 

Day 15: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu

In the morning, we’ll fly to Kathmandu. Alternatively, we can join a bus to Kathmandu. Both ways, we’ll have a wonderful ride. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we’ll head to our hotel for some rest. And we’ll get some more time in Kathmandu for shopping and exploration. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure

It is time to depart from Nepal. At the time of your departure, our team will give you a hotel transfer to the airport. Safe journey back home. Farewell!

Includes/Excludes

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop after completion of program
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and welcome dinner with trek team
  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees for places to be visited
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu domestic flight/ bus ticket
  • English speaking trek guide along with porter to carry bags during trek
  • All meals during trek along with tea and coffee
  • Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Government tax and VAT
  • All ground transfer with private vehicle
  • All meal, salary, accommodation and insurance for trek guide and porters

What's excluded

  • Expenses made for any extra meals during trek which isn't mentioned in itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Client's personal insurance
  • Expenses made for rescue services or any unforeseen situation
  • Bar bills

Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Sabbatical Explore Nepal's team planned this excursion, which went excellent and was exceptionally well planned. We had the best guide on this trip who was friendly, humorous, and professional. He made us feel easy throughout the excursion.  He was always there to explain the new things of the journey from the unique hanging bridges to the rapid Dudh Koshi River. The entire team for the journey was great. I can say the trip to Everest Base Camp is a trip for my lifetime. Thanks a lot to the entire team of Sabbatical! 

Philip

Philip

Dec-2022

Chitwan Jungle Safari was a great experience with good value for money. We hired the Car from Kathmandu and stayed for 02 Nights. Our trip was well organized with good service on time. It was rainy and animals were scarce but the driver and Guide worked hard to spot them for us. 01-hour canoeing ride in the middle of hundreds of Crocodiles & Gharial followed by Elephant Breeding Center was an amazing experience. Our Jeep Safari of 04 hrs of continuous rides on the main Jungle was quite a good experience. The excitement level goes up when any kind of Wildlife creature is spotted. We saw Peacock, One Horn Rhino, and different species of Birds but with no luck Royal Bengal Tiger missed out. Overall it was a lovely and memorable experience with good Food and will highly recommend this tour. The best season would be in Winter with good Nature. 

 

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

“I had a lot of fun on this trek. We had a seven days trek to Langtang from Kathmandu. My guide Sabin karki was super awesome. He was motivating, fun, and the perfect companion for the given situation. I am more than happy with the service provided on this trip. They organized the whole trek in a way that allowed me to both acclimatize progressively and enjoy the Langtang valley beauty. I had a blast and had the time of my life. Thank you so much, Sabbatical Explore Nepal, and Sabin karki for making this trip possible :).”

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