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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


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.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Nepal
Day 02: Trek preparation and shopping
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus (6-7 hours).
Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tikhedhunga (1540m/5053ft); 1.5 hour drive and 3 hours walk.
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9384ft); 6-7 hours
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10532ft) trek to Tadapani (2630m/8629ft); 6-7 hours
Day 07: Tadapni to Sinuwa (2360m/7743ft); 5-6 hours
Day 08: Sinuwa to Himalaya (2920m/9581ft; 4-5 hours
Day 09: Himalay to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12140ft); 4-5 hours
Day 10: MBC to ABC (4130m/13550ft); 3-4 hours
Day 11: ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft); 5-6 hours
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft); 5-6 hours
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft); 4-5 hours
Day 14: Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara (820m/2691ft); 3-4 hour walk and 1.5 hour drive.
Day 15: Pokhara – Kathmandu (6-7 hour drive)
Day 16: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Includes / Excludes

Whats included in this trip
    • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
    • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    • two nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara.
    • Full board meal tea/ coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
    • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus then Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by private car.
    • Best available twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
    • An experienced English speaking guide, porter to carry luggage (2 trekker: 1 porter) including their salary,  insurance, equipment, food and accommodation etc.
    • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS,
    • All government and local taxes.
Whats not included in this trip
    • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusion’ in the itinerary.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International airfare, Nepal entry visa fee.
    • Your personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, mineral water, phone call, battery charge, laundry, internet etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Expanses occurred due to the unavoidable events, i.e. road wrecks, flight delay etc.
    • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.