Annapurna Sanctuary Trek -14 Days

Trip Code

NOA-77232

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Challenging

Maximum Altitude

4130m

Country

Nepal

Activities

Annapurna Region Trek

Duration

14 days

Trip Highlights

  • You can see the beauty of Lakeside which is in Pokhara 
  • Beautiful drive that offers knowledge from Pokhara to Nayapool 
  • Ghorepani village that is filled with natural beauty, flora and fauna  
  • The sunrise from the Poonhill  that makes you delighted from inside 
  • Jhinu Danda offers you a hot water pool where you can relax after returning from Base Camp 
  • You can explore the two different base camps on the same trip. They are Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) 
  • Benefit from the varied Nepalese landscape and culture 
  • Relish the marvelous views of the Himalayan peaks throughout the path 
     

Trip Description

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the popular and highly demanding treks in the country of Nepal. It has recently risen in popularity which is remote and off-the-beaten-path. This is in comparison to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The tour takes you to the good-looking forest of Rhododendron and Saal, powerful waterfalls, and glaciers. You may view the amazing mountains of the world. You will get the opportunity to visit Jhinu Danda that offers you a hot water pool where you can relax after returning from Base Camp.
 Trekkers may also view the natural beauty of the region where there are abundant forests, rivers, flora, and fauna. There is Ghorepani village that is filled with natural beauty, flora and fauna. Similarly, you can explore the two different base camps on the same trip. They are Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) .It is one of the most peaceful trekking spots, with a welcoming atmosphere and great kindness. You may discover these places and gain much more knowledge and experience. 

Moreover, there are friendly people with rich culture and tradition. They include Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups. On the other hand, there is abundant wildlife including Tahr, Agali, Pika, and Himalayan Marmots. You will also enjoy a wonderful drive towards Pokhara where trekkers will get the opportunity to view the scenic beauty of the countryside. Moreover, small human settlements to the high animal grazing pastures are other aspects of this journey.
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.
 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Kathmandu, an ancient and exotic city is the center of Nepali civilization, and
home to hundreds of temples, shrines, and stupas, very popular with the name
“The city of temples”. No trip to Nepal would actually be completed without an
excursion to the religious and cultural attractions of Kathmandu. It is hard to
travel quite 100 feet without passing yet one more temple or stupa while walking by the city itself. The valley tour will take you to the main temples and stupas with visits to palaces and museums in between but if only time favors. A day won’t be enough to have the full city tour, however, your guide will take you to the major attractions of the city including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath
Temple and Swayambhunath. Breakfast included for the day.
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive/fly to Pokhara

We will go to Pokhara on this day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs while a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to enjoy highway scenes. Otherwise, you can take a short scenic flight. On the flight, you could observe snowy-mountain peaks. It is up to you how you want to travel.  Travelling through bus offers you the sight of scenic mountains, forests, rivers, glaciers, local markets etc. If you take a flight, you can enjoy the rest of the day, chilling or exploring Pokhara. 
 

  • Max Altitude

    820m

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapool and trek to Ulleri

We drive towards Nayapool after having breakfast. After that, we will start on a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will expend our night. People also lose around 7 to 10 percent of body weight during the trek. This is an ordinary experience that also depends on your hunger and other factors. Most experienced trekkers supervise to eat a healthy diet along with a long journey. Climbers are highly confident to eat as much as possible.
 

  • Walking Hours

    6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2050m

  • Trek Distance

    6 hrs

Day 5 : Ulleri to Ghorepani

We walk towards Ghorepani following fertile paths along the way. On the way, you could observe streams, waterfalls, rhododendron and pine forests. We will be arriving Ghorepani village after 5-6 hours of walk. You can travel around the village that has customary Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the distinctive Gurung culture if you stay at Ghnadruk village. If you want to do other hike and unpaid helper activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Ghorepani. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2850m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 6 : Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poonhill

You can grasp the sunrise over the Himalayas if you make an early morning climb along the complete path to the standpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). It is the most popular trekking objective of the Annapurna region. It is also a great standpoint to benefit from the astonishing views of Mustang and Pokhara. You can take pleasure in more than 20 of the highest mountains. You will also see the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains come out above and around us shimmering in the morning light. After taking glimpses, we go back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start east and climb a close-by edge. We move down all the way through rhododendron forests, pass by stunning waterfalls. In this way, we reach Tadapani. We will stay overnight there. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2700m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 7 : Tadapani to Chhomrong

We need just about six hours' walk until reaching the trekking center of Chhomrong. You can see the volume of Annapurna South adjoining to you. You can also see the elderly trees enclosed with broad moss. You may even catch the irregular glimpses of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. You may also view the devastating sunlight and twilight. We will stay overnight at Chhomrong.  
 

  • Walking Hours

    6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2170m

  • Trek Distance

    6 hrs

Day 8 : Chhomrong to Bamboo

On this day, we will start descending from the Chhomrong to Bamboo. On the way, you can perceive Modi Khola and broad forests of rhododendron. You will have to march about 16 hours. This requires almost 7 hours. You can take pleasure in the view of the snowy peaks which makes you pleased from inside. You will be apologetic if you forget to take your camera. Travelers detain the most scenic attractiveness through their cameras. We will stay overnight at Bamboo. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2310m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 9 : Bamboo to Deurali

The number of tea lodges starts dropping as one move up the track. Sometimes there is no accessibility of rooms if there are a big number of trekkers. You have to walk steadily upwards or walk sometimes a little sheer. You must walk through the forest with the astonishing views of the valley. Finally, we will reach Deurali after a long fatiguing trek. The overnight stay will be at Deurali.  
 

  • Walking Hours

    3-4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3230m

  • Trek Distance

    3-4 hrs

Day 10 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

You need to climb gently through a river bed. After that,  we go to a steep trail over to the mountainside. The hike from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat tiring. You can get excellent views of the majestic Himalayas from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC. After that, the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. We can get a sensational view of the Annapurna towering. You can observe the dynamic view of the 360-degree panorama. The overnight is at the Annapurna Base Camp. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    4130m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

On this day, we will start going down from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. On the way, you can see Modi Khola and thick forests of rhododendron. You will have to walk about 16 hours. This requires almost 7 hours. You can enjoy the view of the snowy peaks which makes you delighted from inside. You will regret if you forget to take your camera. Travelers capture the most scenic beauty through their cameras. We will stay overnight at Bamboo. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    7-8 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2310m

  • Trek Distance

    7-8 hrs

Day 12 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

On this day, we will start going down from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. On the way, you can see Modi Khola and thick forests of rhododendron. You will have to walk for about 16 hours. This requires almost 7 hours. You can enjoy the view of the snowy peaks which makes you delighted from inside. You will regret it if you forget to take your camera. Travelers capture the most scenic beauty through their cameras. We will stay overnight at Bamboo.
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1760m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara

On this day, we start our trek to Naya Pul. We could observe the beauty of high hills and mountains on your way. After that, we drive back to Pokhara. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    827m

  • Trek Distance

    6 hrs

Day 14 : Drive/fly from Pokhara to Kathamndu

Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. If you travel by bus you will get to observe highway scenes, local market and other natural beauty. 
Breakfast is included.

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 15 : Final Departure

The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Annapurna region trek over the past days. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer! 
Today’s breakfast is included.

  • Trek Distance

    1350m

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  • Accommodation in basic tea houses during the trek 
  • Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Complete printed trip information and trekking map
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
     

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from trek
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

1. Domestic Flight 
The return flights are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.

2. A typical Trekking hours per day 
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.

3. Health Issues 
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.

4. Altitude Sickness 
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.

5. Safety and security 

You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

6. Insurance 
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.

7. Recommended Equipment 

  • Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
  • Down or fibre Jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long undergarments, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Insect repellent, toiletries, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking needs few days of walking that is continuous. You may find it difficult and boring at some times. Sometimes, you also need to fight with the high altitude. Trekking is not exhausting if you are reasonably fit. We design our trek to make your journey comfortable.  
 

We will run our booked trips under normal situations. There is an opportunity to go for the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the entire trip even if there is a fewer number of people. Please note that we cannot carry on the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemic or catastrophes, etc. 
 

We generally consider autumn as the best season for this trek. In this season, you may experience beautiful mountains and green hills. The weather is normally clear with mild to warm days. You may also practice cold nights. 
 

You may try both ways, either through a guide or without a guide. You may need to issue some permits. You at least need to hike a trekking guide for a strenuous trek. You need to go through a legal trekking company to get permits for the Upper Mustang trek. 
 

Trekking needs few days of walking that is continuous. You may find it difficult and boring at some times. Sometimes, you also need to fight with the high altitude. Trekking is not exhausting if you are reasonably fit. We design our trek to make your journey comfortable.  
 

Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trail. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail who will let you use their toilet. But in case of an emergency you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby.
 

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