Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

11 Days

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a stunning destination for travelers situated 40 kilometers north of Pokhara in a glacier basin at high altitude. It offers a delightful hiking experience and awe-inspiring scenery without posing significant acclimatization challenges.

Compared to other high-altitude climbs in Nepal, this trek is relatively easier and shorter. The journey encompasses diverse landscapes, encounters with local people, and glimpses of fascinating wildlife. The trek’s highlights include breathtaking views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

The Annapurna Trekking Region is easily accessible from Pokhara, with several trailheads located within a couple of hours from the city. However, before embarking on the trek or hiring a professional guide, it is essential to gather the most up-to-date information on trail conditions.

This itinerary for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek spans 11 days, offering a concise yet fulfilling trekking experience. The journey begins with a transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a visit to the picturesque Gandruk Village. Known for its natural beauty and rich culture, Gandruk serves as the starting point for this 11-day itinerary package.

The Annapurna Base Camp can be successfully completed solo and without much difficulty. While the trek can be undertaken throughout the year, it is worth noting that the Base Camp may be closed during winter due to snow levels. The trek’s magnificence is enhanced by the vibrant rhododendron forests in full bloom during spring. Therefore, the most preferable seasons for embarking on the Annapurna Sanctuary trek are spring and autumn.

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Arrangements Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu, Drive to Poonhil & trek to Ghandruk: 30 minutes flight; 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 04:  Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa: 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 05:  Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali: 4-5 hours trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5-6 hours trek.
  • Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7-8 hours trek
  • Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours tour, 1-hour drive
  • Day 10: Fly Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Trip Info

  • Some Places
  • 4210m
  • 5-7 hours/day
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Region
  • Whole Year
  • 16

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Overview

  • Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4210m / 13812.33ft)
  • No of Days: 11 days
  • Best Season: April – May (Spring) or October – November (Autumn),
  • Group size: 1-15 max

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Visit the Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Witness the city of lakes, Pokhara.
  • Enjoy the speculator views of the Mountains throughout the journey.
  • Visit one of the beautiful villages of Nepal, Gandruk.
  • Enjoy fantastic walking and spectacular scenery without causing undue acclimatization problems.
  • Enjoy the trekking routes that continue with a slow ascent through a lovely, diversified environment of farmed terrace farms and lush woods of oaks, magnolias, and rhododendron trees.
  • You will be able to see a diversity of natural experiences, including breathtaking snow-capped mountain views and a calm setting.
  • Lyrical sounds of a diverse range of birds, waterfall rumbles, and monkeys talk.
  • Enjoy the 11 days moderate trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

You will be entering Kathmandu, and our agents will be plucking you up at the airport and accompanying you to a motel near Thamel. You can unwind yourself from all the jetlags for some time and have your meal on time. Our agents may stroll you around the Thamel area where you can buy some souvenirs. After that, we will serve you authentic Nepali cuisine as your supper. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593.17 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

You will be eating your breakfast and commence your day. Then your trek guide will take you for a visit to different and famous places around the valley. You will observe ancient and historical temples and buildings, some heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have a pre-consultation with our agents and tour guide in the evening.

The day also marks for last trek preparation. There are nearby markets where you can visit and buy some trekking gear as per your requirement. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Kilometers: Pokhara – Kathmandu (147km)

Travel Duration: 35 minutes [ Pokhara – kathmandu] / 4-5 hrs.[ Pokhara – Gandruk]

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast in Kathmandu, today, you will be heading towards the Pokhara from Kathmandu. The flight duration will only be of 35 minutes.

You will be able to take in the breathtaking views of

Annapurna,
Dhaulagiri,
Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks.

Following that, drive to Poonhil (1 hour and 20 minutes) and begin your trek to Ghandruk. Trekking to Ghandruk (1940 m), a lovely village populated primarily by the friendly Gurung community. Furthermore, you can walk around the beautiful town.

Ghandruk is where you’ll spend the night.

Kilometers: Ghandruk – Sinuwa

Travel Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: (2340m/7677.16 ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’ll leave Ghandruk early the following day after breakfast. Then, you’ll start your journey up to Kimrungdanda while taking in views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, etc.

It takes about 6 hours to walk from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360 m.) through Chhomrong. The day begins with a gentle ascent to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) followed by a sharp descent to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary hike and is home to the Gurung, one of Nepal’s largest ethnic groups. The splendor of Chhomrong, lying in the shadow of Mt. Annapurna, is well-known for its inviting surroundings. Overnight in Chhomorong.

Kilometers: Sinuwa – Deurali ( 6.5km)

Travel Duration: 3 -4 hrs.

Maximum Altitude: ( 426m/ 1400ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’ll start your trek after breakfast. You will begin your walk to Deurali through the wet, cold grove of Bamboo and climb steadily on a few steep sections. It takes roughly six hours to walk from Sinuwa to Deurali (3220m). The trail up to Khumdighar is easy after leaving Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpoint. After that, you gradually descend to bamboo before ascending to Deurali. The indication is the access to the Himalayan Hotel.

You will move closer to the border of the forest. Under the glacial river, when sun rays pass through the dense woods, you get an incredible view. The Hinku Cave Walk is a challenging ascent in a drier forest. Then you get closer to your target, Deurali, by a brief descent and challenging climb.

You will stay overnight in Deurali.

Kilometers: 8km

Travel Duration: 5-6 hrs.

Maximum Altitude: 2310m/ 7579ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will eventually walk to Annapurna Base Camp this day. You rise along a smooth riverbed, and on a steep route along the mountainsides, you will reach Bagar.

Finally, one of the most challenging walks will challenge you. You are hiking to the Machhapuchhre base camp. Upon reaching the Machhapuchhre Basic Camp, Mt. Makhapuchhre will have a fantastic view next to Mt. Hiunchouli and a lot more. It is considered one of the most grateful sensations of the journey. The forest and foliage gradually vanish as you go to ABC, and the path extends as you approach Annapurna refuge.

You will stay overnight in the Annapurna Base Camp.

Kilometers: 13.5km

Travel Duration: 7-8 hrs.

Maximum Altitude: 2300m/ 7693ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll be returning to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp. From ABC, you’ll make your way back to Bamboo. Because the trip is primarily downhill, you’ll have more energy to savor the scenery. You’re going to spend the night in Bamboo’s village.

Kilometers: 8.5km

Travel duration: 5-6hrs.

Maximum Altitude: 1740m/ 5709ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’re leaving Bamboo today to go to Jhinu Danda. You ascend the steps on a difficult path to Chhomrong after following an uphill trail to Chhomrong Khola. The trail eventually descends to Jhinu Danda, where you can spend the night. Tonight, you will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy the heat wells by traveling downhill from Jhinu Danda for 15-20 minutes to massage your muscles.

You will stay overnight in the Jhinu Danda.

Kilometers: 27.3km

Travel Duration: 6 – 7 hrs.

Maximum Altitude: 822km / 2697ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is the final day of your journey. You will trek to Nayapul before driving to Pokhara. If you’re interested, you can also investigate the lovely lake town of Pokhara. Pokhara is a major tourist destination in Nepal. In Pokhara, you can experience the beauty of the lakes as well as the adventure. Boating, pony rides, paragliding, bungee jumping, and relaxing on one of the valley’s many lakes are all options.

Kilometers: Pokhara – Kathmandu (142km)

Flight Duration: 35 minutes

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Meals: Dinner

Today is the day when you will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The flight duration will be of 35- minutes.

Again you will get a chance to see the majestic views of the mountains throughout the journey. As you land in Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your hotel room. After the long tour, you can rest in your room. You can also pack your belongings before moving towards your hometown.

Note: However, if you want to enjoy the roadway from the Pokhara to Kathmandu, then also we can manage that for you.

We will provide you with a small farewell dinner in Kathmandu. You will stay overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Today before the departure flight, we will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you have spare time before your departure flight, you can also visit different places near Kathmandu.

We would forward to your next visit.

Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 Night at Pokhara with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets provided and to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
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