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Annapurna sanctuary trek

Annapurna sanctuary short trek

Annapurna sanctuary trek is an excellent and fabulous journey on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I and below Hiunchuli – a pleasant hike passing through diverse Nepalese landscape. Annapurna Sanctuary trekking takes you through wonderland where the alpine forests behind modern guest houses with spread out green meadows. Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is design to focus for those who have tittle bit more than a week time for trekking in Annapurna region. It combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. Immerse in the beauty of lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of Annapurna mountain range. Mount Annapurna first is the eighth tallest mountains on earth is one of the most attraction of trek. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional Gurung ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Trek to Annapurna sanctuary will be even more interesting in spring as the forest turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called an Annapurna sanctuary express trek and can be done in any time through out the year.

Annapurna sanctuary trek highlights

The terraced farmland above Pokhara – Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m – Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill – Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I (8091m / 26,540 ft.) – The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks – Natural hot spring at Jhinu danda.

Annapurna sanctuary trek grade

Annapurna sanctuary trek is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for easy walking. The maximum height of base camp trekking 4130 m. on Annapurna base camp view top. It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is recommended before you leave your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Annapurna sanctuary trek covers

Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon hill, Chhomrong, Machharpurche base camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghaundrung village

Best season to explore Annapurna sanctuary trek

February, March, April, May, June  and September, October , November and early December.

Annapurna sanctuary trek outline itinerary

Day 01 : Arrived at Kathmandu valley Day 02 : Drive to Nayapool Bazzar via Pokhara city. Trek to Birethanti (1015 m), 8 hrs Day 03 : Trek to upper Ghorepani hill (2865m /9,369 ft), 7 hours Day 04 : Hike to Poonhill for sunrise view. Trek to Chule hill (2370m/7,750 ft), 7 hours Day 05 : Trek to Bomboo village (2312m /7,560 ft), 7 hours Day 06 : Trek to Deurali hill (3228m/10,556 ft), 7 hours Day 07 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,505 ft), 6 hours Day 08 : Discover around abc (4130m/ 13,505 ft). Than descend to Dovan, 8 hours Day 09 : Dovan to Jhinu Hot spring (1500m/4,905 ft), 6 hours Day 10 : Jhinu Danda to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara city Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to airport for your return flights.

Annapurna sanctuary trek detail itinerary

Our trek to Annapurna sanctuary is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days which would be a more appropriate choice. However For travelers who wish to discover Annapurna sanctuary quickly but are walking with limited time wise than take a look this special itinerary.

Day 01 : Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu accommodation with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Drive to Nayapool Bazaar via Pokhara city. Trek to Birethanti (1015 m), 8 hrs

At morning, our trekking staffs will pick up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. You will drive by the beautiful rivers Trisuli and Marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Around 7 hours of drive by Bus, you will arrive at Nayappol Bazzar passing by Pokahara, beautiful city of lakes, caves,Buddhist and Hindus temples. As you arrive here, hike about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti village. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guest houses. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 03 : Trek to upper Ghorepani village (2865m/9,369 ft), 7 hours

After breakfast half an hour drive to Naya Pul and start commence trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We cross the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile village of 1,495m before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends with a stone steeps to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). After Lunch at Ulleri, we trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we go up to Ghorepani upper village and stay overnight there.

Day 04 : Trek to poonhill (3210m/10,497 ft), 7 hours

Early morning about 5 am, we hike to get Poon Hill to see the Sunrise panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous Snow covered mountains within left to right in 180 deg angle. Descend down to lodge for breakfast than walk along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest towards to Chule hill passing Tadapani hill.

Day 05 : Trek to Bamboo village (2310m/7,554 ft), 7 hours

Walk through fertile land than cross suspension bridges which is very common in the hilly region in Himalayas. A few more miles of walking and we reach at Chhomrong, it is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna south. We walk downhill with the stone steps to Chomrong river, crossing river again, we need ascend with stone steps to Sinuwa hill. Our trail passes through a beautiful small bamboo forest to Bamboo where we stay overnight.

Day 06 : Trek to Deurali hill Hotel (3230m/10,562 ft), 6 hours

We walk passing through the dense of bamboo forest. We then walk uphill on a trail with some stones stair again. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of great rook with the glacial modi river below. walk to Hinku Cave than the trail descends to a Moraine river with possible avalanche before ascending to Deurali. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills. Get enough information with guide while you are crossing this possible avalanches area before crossing river with waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali hill station.

Day 07 : Trek to Machapuchhare Base Camp than to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m / 13,505 ft), 6 hours

Today, we start to go over Deurali view point and then walk further to fish tail base camp. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to Machapuchhare Base Camp (mbc). These areas are most possibility for avalanches and always be careful during the journey. You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe. Stay overnight at abc.

Day 08 : Early in the morning to hike to Annapurna Base Camp hill station (4140m/ 13,538 ft) & descend to Dovan, 7 hours

Hike to view point to explore around. You will have an excellent view of the Annapurna massive within 360 deg angle. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare (commonly known as fish tail) Hiunchuli and many more snow caped mountains as well as glacier. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down hill walking to Machapuchhare base camp than continue our journey descending down hill to Dovan village passing several green valley and villages. Stay overnight at Dovan.

Day 09 : Dovan to Jhinu Hot spring (1500m/4,905 ft), 6 hours

The trial descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and Rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa village. Have in mind, the trail from Dovan to Bomboo is most subject to avalanches also. Then trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And then descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring in the banks of Modi River

Day 10 : Jhinu Danda to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara city

After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through the several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Nayapool. After checkout from Annapurna Conservation office, we trek further more 30 minutes to reach Nayapul where our car is waiting. After that drive to Pokhara by car 1: 30 hrs then transfer to hotel on Fewa lake side.

Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to airport for your further journey

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. Than drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey .


How much does sanctuary trek cost?

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Annapurna Santuary Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Sept 10, 2017 – Sept. 19, 2017


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Sept 20, 2017 – Sept. 29, 2017


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Sept. 30, 2017 – Sept 08, 2017


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Nov. 30, 2017 – Dec. 08, 2017


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Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan. 03, 2018


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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience to do Annapurna sanctuary lodge trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna sanctuary trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the Annapurna sanctuary trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on abc short Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna sanctuary short trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna sanctuary express trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is Annapurna sanctuary and abc trek same ? What about base camp trekking

Yes ! Of course. Annapurna sanctuary trekking is also Annapurna base camp trekking so do not confuse.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.


The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Annapurna sanctuary trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 10 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4190m
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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