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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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USD $ 895 per person

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Duration
10 days
Max. Elevation
4130m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Transport,Tourist Bus & Local Bus
Best Season
Marc to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotel and Guesthouse
Meals
Breakfast in City & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kande
Ends at
Kande
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the sort of the trek which a travel lover looking forward to trek in Nepal shouldn’t miss. This trek offers you the spectacular view of whole mountain ranges basically Annapurna and its surroundings. The snow capped mountains and the blue sky will definitely make you happy. You can also witness Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South. The view of these mountains will definitely make you feel like you are in Heaven. You will definitely feel like taking your camera time and again as you will see more and more beautiful view as you keep on heading towards the base camp.

 Annapurna Sanctuary trek begins from Kande as a starting point. From here, you start hiking to Dhampus, Pothana and then to Deurali where you will be having your lunch on the midway of the trek somewhere in the laps of mountains and will be taking your rest at a teahouse in the Himalayas. This day will be passing through the dense forests. The second day you will be passing through the beautiful Tolka & Landruk Village and Jhinu(the place of natural hot spring). This day will be mostly descending down until Jhinu but after Jhinu you will be hiking up till Chhomrong. So the remaining other days you will be hiking up as the altitude goes on ascending and you will definitely miss descending down but the other thing is you will find yourselves as you will go on being close to the beautiful snow capped mountains. You will see the most spectacular view of Annapurna

I ,Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna and Annapurna-III,Singing Chuli,Tent Peak known as Gandharva Chuli.The Annapurna Glacier on the way to base camp will make you frightened for a while but this will definitely make you more careful.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from your tour agency. After clearing immigration and customs, you will be escorted to a private vehicle for a comfortable transfer to your hotel. As you navigate through the bustling streets of Kathmandu, take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. Upon reaching your hotel, check-in and unwind in the cozy surroundings. The afternoon is yours to rest and acclimate to the new environment. In the evening, immerse yourself in Nepali hospitality with a welcome dinner organized by your tour agency or venture out to explore local eateries for an authentic culinary experience. Following a delightful introduction to the city's atmosphere, retire to your hotel for a restful night, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead in the enchanting Kathmandu Valley.

Embarking on a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara unveils a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes and cultural wonders. Departing from the bustling capital, the road meanders through the lush foothills of the Himalayas, offering glimpses of terraced fields and charming villages. En route, a stop at the historic town of Bandipur provides a taste of Newari architecture and hospitality. Continuing the drive, the road ascends and descends, revealing sweeping panoramas of emerald hills and distant mountain peaks. As the journey progresses, the Trishuli River accompanies the route, adding a rhythmic soundtrack to the adventure. Nearing Pokhara, the Annapurna Range looms majestically, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop for the city. Upon arrival in Pokhara, visitors are greeted by the serene Phewa Lake, where colorful boats dot the water's surface. The city itself beckons with its vibrant Lakeside area, offering a myriad of cafes, shops, and a vibrant atmosphere. With the Annapurna Mountains standing sentinel, the drive to Pokhara is not just a physical journey but a soul-stirring odyssey through Nepal's enchanting landscapes.


Embarking on a journey from Pokhara to Kande sets the stage for a delightful trek to Deurali, a scenic adventure in the Annapurna region. The drive from Pokhara to Kande, nestled against the backdrop of the Annapurna Mountains, unveils stunning views of terraced fields and quaint villages. Upon reaching Kande, the trek commences, leading through enchanting rhododendron forests and charming hamlets. The trail gradually ascends, offering panoramic glimpses of the surrounding peaks, including Machapuchare and the Annapurna range. Passing through Australian Camp, a vantage point with sweeping views, the trek continues towards Deurali. As the path winds through lush forests and open meadows, the air becomes crisp, and the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape envelops trekkers. Arriving at Deurali, a picturesque settlement perched at a higher elevation, rewards with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and a sense of accomplishment. The trek from Kande to Deurali seamlessly blends the thrill of exploration with the serenity of nature, creating an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Embarking on the trek from Deurali to Chhomrong unveils another captivating leg of the Annapurna adventure. Setting out from the elevated haven of Deurali, trekkers descend through lush forests and meandering trails, catching glimpses of the surrounding peaks in the clear mountain air. The descent leads to the Modi Khola, and crossing its suspension bridge adds an element of excitement to the journey. The path then ascends towards Sinuwa, a charming village adorned with traditional teahouses and terraced fields. Continuing the trek, the trail winds through bamboo forests and rhododendron groves, creating a serene and immersive atmosphere. As trekkers approach Chhomrong, the landscape becomes more dramatic, with terraced hillsides and the imposing backdrop of the Annapurna and Machapuchare ranges. Perched on the lap of the mountains, Chhomrong offers a welcoming respite with its cozy tea houses and stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The trek from Deurali to Chhomrong not only showcases the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region but also provides a cultural tapestry of the local Gurung community, making it a memorable and enriching Himalayan experience.

Embarking on the trek from Chhomrong to Upper Dovan unveils a mesmerizing chapter in the Annapurna trekking experience. Leaving the charming village of Chhomrong behind, trekkers descend steep stone steps to cross the Chhomrong Khola, and then ascend through terraced fields and dense forests. The trail meanders through the vibrant village of Sinuwa before plunging into the enchanting bamboo forest. As the lush greenery surrounds the path, trekkers might encounter glimpses of native wildlife. Continuing the journey, the trail takes a dramatic turn toward Lower Dovan, offering striking views of the Modi Khola and the majestic mountains in the distance. The final stretch to Upper Dovan involves navigating through rhododendron and bamboo forests, providing a sense of seclusion and tranquility. Upper Dovan, nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary, serves as a serene stopover for trekkers, with cozy teahouses offering warmth and sustenance against the backdrop of towering peaks. The trek from Chhomrong to Upper Dovan seamlessly blends the allure of nature with the challenge of the trail, creating a memorable and rewarding Himalayan adventure.

Embarking on the trek from Upper Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) marks the culmination of the Annapurna Sanctuary adventure, promising a crescendo of breathtaking landscapes. Departing from the tranquility of Upper Dovan, the trail ascends through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, gradually giving way to alpine terrain. As trekkers approach Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC), the iconic fishtail peak dominates the skyline, creating a surreal ambiance. The trail then weaves through a stark and awe-inspiring glacial landscape, leading to the heart of the sanctuary—Annapurna Base Camp. Nestled at an elevation of about 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), ABC offers a 360-degree panorama of towering peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and others. The sense of achievement is palpable as trekkers take in the spectacular mountain amphitheater that surrounds them. The accommodation at ABC provides a cozy respite, and the sunset and sunrise views from this vantage point are nothing short of magical. The trek from Upper Dovan to ABC encapsulates the diverse beauty of the Annapurna region, blending challenging ascents with the serene grandeur of the Himalayas. It is a journey that leaves indelible memories of nature's majesty etched in the hearts of those who undertake it.

The descent from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Sinuwa marks the beginning of the return journey, offering trekkers a chance to reflect on the spectacular mountain vistas they've experienced. Departing from the heart of the sanctuary, the trail winds its way down through the glacial landscape, offering captivating views of the surrounding peaks. Trekkers pass through Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) and continue their descent, retracing their steps through bamboo and rhododendron forests. The journey back to Sinuwa involves navigating stone steps, terraced fields, and quaint villages, providing a contrasting perspective to the ascent. Sinuwa, with its traditional teahouses and warm hospitality, welcomes trekkers with a sense of familiarity. As the landscape transitions from alpine to subtropical, the air becomes thicker, and the sounds of the forest accompany the descent. The trek from ABC to Sinuwa is a journey of reflection, allowing trekkers to savor the memories of the Annapurna Sanctuary while descending through the diverse and enchanting landscapes of the region.

Starting the day from Matque, trekkers embark on a downhill journey, absorbing the serene mountain scenery. The trek takes them through charming villages, terraced fields, and verdant landscapes, creating a picturesque descent. As they navigate the trail, the air becomes infused with the fragrance of alpine flora, and the distant sound of streams adds a melodic touch to the trek. The trek from Matque allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture, encountering friendly villagers and experiencing the rhythm of mountain life. Reaching Nayapul, the trek concludes, and a scenic drive awaits to transport trekkers back to civilization. The road winds through the undulating hills, providing one last opportunity to admire the majestic Himalayan peaks before returning to the bustling town. Nayapul serves as a gateway, bridging the tranquility of the trek with the conveniences of modern amenities. As trekkers bid farewell to the mountains, they carry with them the memories of the trek from Matque and the rich tapestry of experiences woven into the journey.

Embarking on the scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, travelers are treated to a visual feast of Nepal's diverse landscapes. Departing from the lakeside city of Pokhara, the journey initially winds through the undulating hills and terraced fields, revealing postcard-worthy views of the Annapurna Range. As the road descends from the higher altitudes, quaint villages and bustling marketplaces dot the landscape, offering glimpses into the local way of life. En route, a stop at the picturesque town of Bandipur provides an opportunity to appreciate its well-preserved architecture and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Continuing the drive, the road traverses along the banks of the Trishuli River, creating a scenic backdrop for the journey. Finally, as the vehicle approaches the Kathmandu Valley, the lush hills give way to the bustling urban landscape of the capital. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu encapsulates the essence of Nepal's geographical and cultural diversity, providing travelers with a memorable transition from the serene lakeside to the vibrant heart of the nation.


Embarking on the final leg of the journey, travelers depart from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, ready to soar towards their onwards destination. The anticipation builds as the aircraft ascends into the sky, offering panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Himalayas. The flight provides a unique perspective on Nepal's diverse landscapes, from the terraced fields and bustling city below to the snow-capped giants in the distance. As the plane cruises towards its destination, passengers can reflect on the rich tapestry of experiences woven during their time in Nepal, from the cultural immersion to the awe-inspiring trekking adventures. Whether heading homeward or to another destination, the flight becomes a contemplative space where memories are revisited, and the spirit of adventure lingers until the next journey begins.

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Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, Bharal Adventure’s Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt (Duffel bag and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits ( permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Frequently Asked Questions

The trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the specific route and the starting point.

The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves both ascents and descents, and trekkers should be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Yes, acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness. The trek itinerary typically includes rest days to allow trekkers to acclimate to the increasing altitude.

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a good quality backpack, water purification tablets, a first aid kit, and necessary documents like permits and identification.

It's advisable to carry enough cash as ATMs are not readily available on the trek route. The last ATM is usually in Pokhara, the starting point of the trek.

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