Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Finest 2 week Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary
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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna sanctuary trekking
Annapurna sanctuary hike
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At a Glance
Duration14 Days
Trip GradeModerate Plus
Maximum Altitude4200 m
Best TimeMar-May, Sept-Dec

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - Two weeks Adventure

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of Nepal's best picturesque tea house adventures. This is two weeks long trekking into the heart of Annapurna with Poon Hill. It is graded as a moderate plus trek on its difficulty level. It explores various climatic conditions from subtropical to alpine, ascending a beautiful, varied landscape of cultivated terrace fields. Lust forests of oaks, magnolia, and rhododendron trees scatter amid the Annapurna Massif. The traditional thatch-roofed villages are set among narrow terrace fields. And the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountain ranges is breathtaking. The vegetation and culture change with the elevation change. It exhibits an incredible variety of flora and fauna. You will encounter diverse ethnic groups. Undoubtedly, it is a dazzling Himalayan paradise. It is like trekking through a live, open museum in Nepal.

Itinerary, Safety, Best Time, and Cost

We start this trek to Annapurna Sanctuary from Nayapual. First, we hike to Poon Hill, following the beautiful green Modi Khola valley. Spectacular towering peaks surround the valley. We witness the gushing sparkling waterfalls tumbling down into the roaring river below. We ascend to the fascinating Machhapuchhare ( Fishtail) Base Camp. Beyond that, the valley widens as it reaches the lateral moraine of Annapurna South glacier. The mountain views are breathtaking from here. Hiumchuli, Annapurna I, III, South, Gangapurna, and Fishtail complete a fabulous panorama. A further gradual 3 hours of steady hiking to Sanctuary. It is a breathtaking wonderland of glistering peaks, snowfields, and glaciers.

We are aware of and prepared for the safety of our valued customers. Our medical-trained trek guide will accompany you with essential medicine. Food and drug allergies are taken care of. Carry enough doctors-prescribed medication with you, if any. We carry the Oxygen cylinder if required on this Annapurna trek. This Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is famous among amateur trekkers. One car completes this trek in around ten days to 2 weeks. March to May, and September to December, are the best time. We customized this trek in winter. Of course, there are beautiful clear days in December with colder nights. We offer the modest cost of this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The price includes most of the expenses on the trip. Hotel and tea house, food on trek, permit, transfer guide/crew services, etc. All of these tea houses are basic in what they offer. They have a dining hall to have meals and chat with fellow trekkers or crew. We ensure hygienic full-board meals while you are on a trek.

Difficulty and Physical Fitness

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a moderate plus trip with a 5 to 7-hour walk daily for ten days. We hike up to 4200 meters via terraced field villages and subtropical forests in rugged terrain. 40% less oxygen is available than at sea level. It is safe and snows walking at a higher elevation. We are aware of the volatile weather conditions of the Himalayas. The unpredictable weather could increase the trek's difficulty level. A person with average physical fitness and a positive outlook can join it.

Your physical fitness is crucial for adventure trips. The fitter you are, the more you enjoy the journey. At least a month of physical preparation for the trek is better for the tour. One can walk or run with a backpack on the stairs or hills. Jogging, cycling, or any simple cardio workout at home is helpful. You should break in the trekking boots before you start the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

Trip Permit, Gear, and Guide

We ensure you have all the required travel documents. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek required a trekking permit from the ACAP. We guarantee we will get you all Nepal trek permits. We drive around 7 hours to Pokhara and stay at a hotel. We witness the terrace fields and thundering rivers on a drive. All the trekking participants should have the necessary personal gear. These gear include hiking boots and a day pack to warm gear. We provide a sleeping bag, fleece liner, warm jacket, and trek bag.

We employ the guides with the liabilities of their prior job performances. All our guides are our company's outcome. They worked with us from the base. And get promoted once confident enough to lead the group. Mountain Monarch guides have undergone First Aid Training by medical doctors. Though Porter works based on the season, they are our regular trek crew. Some of them have been working with us for decades.

Join Sanctuary Adventure in Spring Autumn 2024|2025

This is not a high-altitude trekking route in Nepal. Thus, we can run the trek all around the year. We have many departure dates for Spring and Autumn 2024 and 2025. Independent and groups of trekkers are welcome to join. March to May and September to November are the best time for this ABC trek. We customize the private trip for you as per your requirements and time. We organize a winter trek to Annapurna Sanctuary every year. One of them is the time of Christmas and New Year. Of course, it is a unique way of celebrating a mid-the-snow-capped mountain.

Tour PlanExpand All
Day 1-2
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Check the Mountain Monarch clipboard.
  • Upon arrival, information  Welcome dinner with a cultural program.
  • The following day, a guided city tour and trek gear-checking 
Day 03
  • 6/7 hrs drive to Pokhara and time to explore this lake city in the evening.
  • We go along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers.
  • We witness small towns, villages, and terraced paddy fields en route to Pokhara, the lake city.
Day 4-5
  • It is a short drive to the Nayapul trek starting point. We hike gradually on the Bhurungdi River to Hile.
  • Then, a steep climb to the Ulleri village for overnight stays at the tea house. Next morning, hike to Ghorepani (2840 m). It is a small town with excellent views of snowy peaks very close.
  • Excursion to Poon Hill (3220 m) viewpoint for 180′ panoramic mountain views.
Day 6-8
  • Hiking to Macchapuchhare Base camp: enjoy the stunning Panorama.
    The trail drops down to the Gurdung Khola.
  • The towering Annapurna South (7219 m) and Fishtail (6993 m) dominate the region.
  • We experience the geological variations from fresh greenery to arid nature on our route to Machhapuchare base camp at 3703 m.
Day 09
  • Annapurna base camp is the final destination of our trek.
  • Slow and steady ascend is the critical factor to overcome in altitude.
  • We stayed in the shadow of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
  • Beautiful mountains surround this sanctuary. Annapurna I, Fang, Singa Chuli, Dome Peak, 10th Peak, Raksi Peak, Machhapuchhare, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna, etc.
Day 10-12
  • The sunrise view on stunning peaks is simply an incomparable vista.
  • We retrace the trail back to Nayapua via Bamboo and Jhinodanda. It is quite a change to be dropped down low and into a warmer climate.
  • We take a short drive back to Pokhara and have time to explore this lake city.
Day 13-14
  • Drive for 6 – 7 hours, enjoying the scenic view of the diverse landscape.
  • Stay a night at a hotel in Kathmandu 
  • The next day, we customize the airport transfer for the onward flight.
Cost Details
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers.
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara is on a twin-share BB plan.
  • Tea house accommodation while on the trek.
  • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • A half-day guided city tour with heritage entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu transportation
  • Full board meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on a trek
  • Medial trained trek guide with medical kit
  • Trek porter and crew with required gear and proper insurance
  • Free use of trek gear like a sleeping bag, warm jacket, rain poncho, etc.
  • Complementary trek duffle bag, T-shirt, and trek map.
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna conservation entry fees, etc.
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Beverage drinks on the trek
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature, like postage and laundry on trek
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Start DateSeptember 14, 2024
End DateSeptember 27, 2024
Start DateSeptember 28, 2024
End DateOctober 11, 2024
Route Map
Trek Map of Annapurna Sanctuary
Altitude Chart
altitude chart of Annapurna sanctuary trek route