Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of those treks which entirely takes place in the Annapurna conservation area. This trek can be completed in short period of time as well as can be connected with other treks in the area and can be prolonged for around 20. Nevertheless, this is one complete trek in Nepal that will bring you close with the nature, the aboriginal people nestled in the heart of conservation area and the rare flowers, vegetation and the wild animals.
Annapurna sanctuary trek offers a lot of options when it comes to beginning the trek and you have options of beginning this trek either from Ghandruk or from Nayapul. No matter what, in a very short time you will make your way from the rice terrains of subtropical hills to the glacier moraine of the Alpine. As it is often said that the beginning is the most difficult, the beginning of this trek as well is a little difficult but not technical. Walking on the manmade stone steps would however prepare you for longer strides towards the later part of the trek.
You will slowly and gradually walk through forests of Rhododendron, bamboo, birch, fir and bamboo and make your way through patches of beautiful villages. These villages are inhabited by culturally rich Gurung communities who are as well famed as the brave Gurkha battalion in the British and Indian army. Their houses crafted out of stone slates, tinned roofs and doors and windows carved out of wood is worth stopping and staring. Furthermore, their wardrobe and practices from womb to the tomb as well is very significant. These trails of Annapurna sanctuary trek eventually takes you to the high grounds and the high altitude view points. These highly acclaimed viewpoints are known for offering with the best views of the snow clad mountains in the region.
In such a short time, without having to acclimatize, this trek offers all the aspect of a trek in Nepal. For all these reason and for the reason that Annapurna is the only mountain which is entirely inhabited and offers modern amenities, it makes to the top of the list of trekking destinations in Nepal.