Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-10 Days

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek brings you into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya, is intended to fulfil the dream of many people to experience the significant mountain holiday at the base of the world´s famous Annapurna Himal 8091m, the region’s most beautiful peak Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Hiuchuli etc. in the region. The place is high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara.


This oval-shaped plateau has an elevation of over 4130 meters and is enclosed by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are above 7000 meters. With the only access a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, from where Modi Khola River run-off glaciers drain into, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956. Because of high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer.


The unique combination of heights and depths in the Annapurna Sanctuary gives rise to an astonishing diversity of ecosystems. The south-facing slope is “covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo”, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “drier colder weather similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.”


Old Beliefs of Annapurna Sanctuary


The entire sanctuary was considered holy to the Gurung people, one of the many resident people to inhabit the area. They believed it was the storage area of gold and a variety of resources left there by the Nagas- the serpent-gods known in India. The sanctuary holds a belief that really was home of several deities, from Hinduism and Buddhism as well the older animistic gods.


Further, the peak of Machhapuchhre at the doorway was the mythical home of the god Shiva. Likewise, the daily plumes of snow acted as the smoke of his divine incense. Until recently, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Also, there is a prohibition rule for women and untouchables.


In recent years, the number of trekkers to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has increased substantially. Because the Sanctuary forms the base of one of the major routes to the peaks of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. So, it places restrictions on the number of outside travellers, a gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing. This program is only for guidelines so, our itinerary is flexible and customizable as per your interest and time you have. For instance, people having time restrictions can still enjoy the Everest Base Camp Trek-9 Days.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one amongst the finest two weeks tea house trek in Annapurna region. Thus, it will end in the fabulous high mountains amphitheatre conjointly known as the Annapurna base camp. Further, the trekking route passes through several varied weather conditions from semitropical to alpine.


Above all, the vegetation changes accordingly giving trekkers an exquisite variety of flora and fauna. You will meet ethnic groups so the trekking is through the alive and open depository. Likewise, you may experience a number of diverse and friendly individual cultures of Nepal.


We begin the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with step by step ascending through the attractive varied landscape. Moreover, you will find cultivated terraced field and lush forest of oaks. Make sure to enjoy the magnolia and rhododendron trees. Further, the first-morning hike to Poon Hill (3230 meters) provides you with the most effective attainable panoramic sunrise view. This will be the fabulous experience of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.


This hike to poon hill conjointly permits the time of proper acclimatization on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary. The mixture of small thatch-roofed villages sets among the slender terraced fields with the scene of gorgeous snow-capped mountain ranges. Thus, this makes it one of the foremost picturesque treks within the Himalayas




The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a trek in the Annapurna region. Moreover, it commonly starts or finishes in either Phedi or Nayapul to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. To reach Phedi,  you need to travel a distance of 165 Kilometers ( via Baglung Highway ) from the capital city, Kathmandu. A total of 9 to 10 days is necessary for the whole trek to finish.


Stay healthy


There are official safe drinking water stations located at Landruk, Ghandruk, Jhinu, and Chomrong. Above all, there is no permission to sale plastic water bottles in Chomrong as well as the paths ahead. So, the advice for trekkers is to supply their own containers to refill. Lodges offer boiled or reverse osmosis water for around Rs. 130 per litre and untreated water for free.


Stay safe


Above Deurali, snow may be present as early as mid-November. Foot traffic quickly compacts the snow into the ice making the trail treacherous, especially travelling downhill. Trekking poles and micro crampons can make the going considerably easier. Whereas, some trekkers wear socks on the exterior of their boots or wrap them in rope for extra traction.


Most importantly, avalanche always poses a threat on the trail in Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. So, it crosses several slide paths.  As a result, trekkers should practice appropriate Snow safety as conditions warrant.

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1:  Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2:  Trek to Tolka (1700m) 5 hours walk
  • Day 3:  Trek to Chhumrong (2100m), 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 4:  Trek to Himalaya (2900m). 6-7 hours walk
  • Day 5:  Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) 4130m, walk 5-7 hrs
  • Day 6:  Trek down Bamboo (2310m), 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 7:  Trek down Chhumrong (2100 m),6-7 hours
  • Day 8:  Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 9:  Ghandruk to Pokhara
  • Day 10:  Drive Back to Kathmandu


  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

    After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and incredible view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.

  • Day 2: Trek to Tolka (1700m) 5 hours walk

    Half an hour drive to Phedi and start trek to Tolka/1810m. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Deurali then the trail descends steep down to Bherikharka and 30 minutes walk takes us to Tolka. Stay there overnight in lodge.

  • Day 3: Trek to Chhumrong (2100m), 6-7 hours walk.

    We walk a reasonably flat path till Landruk then descends down and trek on the stream through Himalpani and cross the suspension bridge over Modikhola close to New Bridge. Then we tend to walk until reaching Chhumrung – one among the biggest Gurung Village via Jhinu Danda situated on the ridge. we hike steeply up about one.5 hours to Chhumrong.

  • Day 4: Trek to Himalaya (2900m). 6-7 hours walk

    The track goes up from Chhumrung Khola to Himalaya at the height of 2900 meter. It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo.

  • Day 5: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) 4130m, walk 5-7 hrs

    Above Himalaya the valley widens and becomes less steep. We should not stop during this dangerous place for a protracted time. This place is warned of an avalanche thus continue trek ahead with aware till you get to the safe place. As you walk more, a lot of stunning White Mountains are seen. The path turns to the left within the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it’s a pleasing walk up ABC although the air is thin. you’ll see 360˙degree Mountain view from Base Camp. There are the tremendous views of large Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several|and several other} other tremendous peaks.

  • Day 6: Trek down Bamboo (2310m), 6-7 hrs walk

    After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 7: Trek down Chhumrong (2100 m),6-7 hours

    Afer a wonderful visit to Bamboo we again trek down the same trail to Chhumrong. You will be amazed that how the place is full of wonders and culture.

  • Day 8: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 5-6 hours walk

    The path goes through a reasonably flat initially then descends down Kimrong Khola and hike up to Komrong Danda. we are able to stop there for lunch break then continue our trek to Ghandruk, an attractive Gurung village conjointly known as a “Gurung Heritage” there we are able to visit the Gurung museum and a monastery.

  • Day 9: Ghandruk to Pokhara

    Today is our Last Day of trekking. we descend all the way down to Kimche, there we are able to catch the jeep to Nayapul if you feel tired if not we continue walking till reaching Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

  • Day 10: Drive Back to Kathmandu

    You Can Select The Means Of Transportation As Per Your Preference. If You’re In A Hurry, It’s Better For You To Decide On A Flight Because It Takes A Full Day Of Driving To Reach Kathmandu. However, If You Have Got Enough Time, It’ll Be A Pleasing Experience Riding A Bus To Kathmandu For Around Eight Hours.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu (by flight)
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels and guesthouses with family environment
  • One licensed English-speaking trekking guide (Chinese, Korean, Hindi speaking guides are also available)
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag (to be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (complimentary)
  • Mobile SIM Card (works nationwide) and a map of the trekking region

Optional Addons

  • Porter extra charge

Cost Disincludes

  • International airfare
  • Visa charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu (except mentioned)
  • Other services that are not mentioned
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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  • Trip Duration

    10 Days
  • Destination

    Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Annapurna
  • Activity

    Trekking/ Sightseeing
  • Price

    USD 775
  • Meal

    Breakfast, Meal
  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus /Publice Transportation
  • Accommodation

    Tea House, Lodge
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  • Season

  • Altitude

    4,130 M (13,545 ft)
  • Trip Attraction

    Annapurna Sanctuary

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