Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal to witness typical villages & farmlands, beautiful forest, distinct landscapes and a magnificent view of the Himalayas. Annapurna Sanctuary offers the magnificent view of world tenth highest — Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and spectacular Mount Fishtail (6997 m) along with the several peaks of Annapurna and Gangapurna range. No doubt, one of the best views you would ever see in your life (of course if the weather permits).
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is wonderful journey begins with an uphill walk to picturesque Ghandruk village and visit Gurung cultural museum on the first day. We continue the walk watching the magnificent Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Mt. Fishtail and reach last Gurung village — Choomrong, before entering the sanctuary through Modi Khola gorge passing beautiful bamboo and rhododendron jungle. Our journey shall be rewarded with a beautiful change in landscapes from green jungle to barren arid, and treeless terrain as of entering the valley surrounded by mesmerizing giant white snowy boulders.
If you have few extra days to spare to explore the magnificent Poon Hill then check our itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Poon Hill
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu: Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Morning drive from Pokhara to Sewei and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6365 ft)Drive: 3-4 hrs | Walk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Ghandruk to Choomrong Village (2170m/7119 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Choomrong Village to Himalaya (3060m/10039 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Sanctuary (4130m/13550 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Catch early sunrise and descend to Bamboo (2310m/7579 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sewei and drive to Pokhara Walk: 6 hrs | Drive: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 12Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 13Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
I am very impressed with the information and attention provided by my trekking guide Om. It was cold and difficult in the mountains and thanks to those jackets and sleeping bags Milan provided, made it easy after all. Very good service!! Definitely recommend to my friends back home. Stay Well.
Haley Young, Australia
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.