Overview

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Diffculty: Moderate Plus 
  • Best Time: Sept - May
  • Max. Altitude: 4130 m

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the finest 14 days hiking journeys to the hidden alpine amphitheater to the base camp of Annapurna. This Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking amid the Annapurnas massif is graded as a moderate plus on its difficulty level. The hidden hiking routes lead to the fabulous high mountains amphitheater also known as Annapurna base camp through many varied climatic conditions from subtropical to alpine. Thus, inevitably the vegetation changes accordingly giving trekkers a wonderful variety of flora and fauna. You will meet many different ethnic groups - it is rather like trekking through a live, open museum. You will experience some of the diverse but equally friendly people and cultures of Nepal.

We start this Annapurna sanctuary trekking by gradually ascending to the beautiful varied landscape of cultivated terrace fields and lust forests of oaks, magnolia, and rhododendron trees. The early morning hike to Poon hill (3230 meters) gives you the best possible panoramic sunrise view of the whole fabulous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This hike to Poon hill also allows the time for proper acclimatization. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed villages set among the narrow terrace fields with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountain ranges makes it is one of the most picturesque treks in the Himalayas.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 2 weeks Teahouse Trekking

We continue the hike following the beautiful green Modi Khola valleys. The valley is surrounded by spectacular towering peaks and sheer high rock walls with gushing sparkling waterfalls tumbling down into the roaring river below. We ascend to the fascinating Machhapuchhare Base Camp beyond that the valley widens as it reaches the lateral moraine of Annapurna south glacier. The mountain views are simply breathtaking from here. Hiumchuli, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Macchapuchhare (Fishtail) complete a fabulous panorama. A further gradual 3 hours of steady climbing and you will reach the Base Camp of Annapurnas. A vast spectacular natural alpine amphitheater of the spellbound surrounding of the very sanctuary of Annapurnas. Breathtaking wonderland of glistering peaks, snowfields, and glaciers - an unforgettable Himalayan paradise.

Trip in Nutshell

  • 2 Weeks teahouse trip to the hidden Sanctuary of Annapurnas
  • Stand at the base camp of Annapurnas
  • Witness the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon hill
  • Full board meals on a trek with tea and coffee
  • Exploration of sights and sounds of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hotel, transportation, and permits are all looked after
  • Experienced trek guide with supporting porters with all gear
  • Trek gear sleeping bag, down jacket for use while on a trek
  • Complimentary Trek Duffle bag and T-shirt

Itinerary

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Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel and check the Mountain Monarch clipboard on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

  • Upon arrival information 
  • Welcome dinner with a cultural program. Make sure to have a camera with you
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

  • 3 – 4 hrs half-day sightseeing tour of world heritage site Pashupatinath and Boudhanath in the morning.
  • Trek briefing and gear distribution in the afternoon.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • 6 / 7 hrs drive to Pokhara and time to explore Pokhara in the evening. Early morning drive via Prithiviraj Marg Highway to Pokhara and then divert route to Pokhara by following the Marsyangdi River valley, we pass through the small towns, villages and terraced paddy fields. 
  • After arrival in Pokhara, your spare time can be used to explore the peaceful surroundings of Pokhara or boating on the Fewa Lake.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude920 m

  • Short drive to the Nayapul trek starting point.
  • At Birethanti will enter a conservation permit and continue following the Bhurungdi River, steep climb to the first teahouse stay at Ulleri village.
  • Ghorepani (2,840m) small town with excellent views of snowy peaks very close.
  • Excursion to Poon Hill (3,220m)Second highlighted mountain views 180′ panoramic views.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2840 m

  • The trail drops down to the Gurdung Khola (river).
  • The highlight of the day is Towering peak Annapurna South right above the head ((7,219 m) and mighty Fishtail (6,993 m) facing it across the valley.
  • Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,703 m) geological variations fresh greenery to arid nature.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3700 m

  • The most highlighted final destination of the trek, slow and steady ascend is the key factor to overcome in altitude.
  • The main highlight of the trek – Annapurna Base Camp (4,143 m) surrounded by beautiful mountains. Staying the night at the bottom of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli facing all beautiful mountains –including Annapurna I, Fang, Singa Chuli, Dome peak, 10th peak, Raksi peak, Machhapuchhare, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna, etc.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4130 M

  • Retrace the trail back to Bamboo, a morning opportunity to snap sunrise photos on surrounding snowy mountains.
  • Jhinodanda, excited about dipping into the Natural hot spring which is 20 minutes away from the lodge.
  • It is quite a change to be dropped down low and into a warmer climate.
  • End up the trek at the same outlet and take a drive back to Pokhara and check into the hotel for spare time free to explore your own.
  • AccommodationTea house & Hotel
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude920 m

  • Drive for 6 – 7 hrs enjoying the scenic view of the diverse landscape and the villages of different ethnic people of Nepal.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • We customize the Airport transfer by a private vehicle as per your flight departure details.
  • MealsBreakfast

Annapurna Sanctuary Itinerary:

Guideline day-to-day detail itinerary of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Check out the walking hours, meals, accommodation, elevation, daily highlights, and other details of your journey to the Base Camp of Annapurna in the Himalayas.

What's Included
  • Customize airport arrival and departure transfers as per your flight details
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome dinner with an ethnic-cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour with heritage entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Open and Choice Full board meals while o trekking.
  • Accommodation in a comfortable lodge or Tea house.
  • Supplementary Oxygen cylinder with a regulator on the trek as a safety backup in case of AMS
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, trek Duffle bag, etc on the trip.
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid along with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking guides and other support staff for including trek porter with proper insurance and gear.
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag, T-shirt, and trek map.
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
What's Excluded
  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal nature like postage and laundry

Dates & Availability

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Departure Date:

Looking for 2 weeks teahouse trekking adventure holiday in Annapurna region. We offer the group joining fixed departure trip dates with an all-inclusive package trip cost. Check the group joining in 2022 and 2023 trip departure dates to Annapurna Sanctuary with Poon hill hike.

Customer Reviews

  • M
    Ming 5.0AustraliaPublished October 15, 2016

    Amazing Trek

    I had a brilliant time with MM on my first ever trekking holiday. I really appreciated being in a small group of two as it meant that our plans were easily adapted to suit more of what we wanted along the way. CP was a wonderful guide, who really looked after us especially when my fellow trekker fell ill, as well as being hugely entertaining, friendly, caring, and passionate about the trek, Nepal, and life itself! Just when I thought nothing could top our day at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), our last day during the Dashain festival was so beautiful that it caused a lump in my throat of gratitude and emotion especially when we were playing on the festival swing with the children after walking through the beautiful paddy fields with the endless variety of pretty butterflies and dragonflies.

    Prasun, our porter, was amazing; I just wish I could have spoken Nepalese to him! In comparison with another tour company (compared notes with another group post-trek), ours was much better organized and the service was far better and respectful with private transfers between KTM and Pokhara. I definitely recommend MM and would use them again.

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    Gerald And Ava-Gail Abelsohn 5.0AustraliaPublished October 18, 2009

    Wonderful Trip

    It was a wonderful trip-will never forget it and we are so pleased we went to base camp. We were really looked after and cared for and nothing was too much and for that we are appreciative. Nepalese people are really kind and caring.

    The food was always excellent and the combination of guide and porter were exceptionally good-they both looked after us so well. So Pradip we had a wonderful trip – well organized-were well-cared for-and a trip we shall never forget. Thank you for that.

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    Alex and Janet Lee 5.0MalaysiaPublished April 11, 2009

    Memorable Holiday

    It's one of my most memorable holidays + the toughest too. I probably would not have been able to complete the ABC trek without the Mountain Monarch Sherpa team, I am the slowest in my group and it is like being left behind every day But Yugal was always behind me thus giving me companionship more important He was like a silent block next to us.

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