• Duration: 12 Days
  • Diffculty: Moderate Plus 
  • Best Time: Mar-May, Sept-Dec
  • Max. Altitude: 4200m

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 cost 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.

Annapurna Sanctuary 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. Where 40% less Oxygen is available in comparison with the 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. Average physical fitness and a positive outlook person can join it.

Your physical fitness is the crucial point of adventure trips. The fitter you are, the more you enjoy the journey. At least a month of trek physical preparation 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. Broken in the trek 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 all Nepal trek permits for you. 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 Annapurna Sanctuary in Spring Autumn 2023/2024

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 2023 and 2024. Independent and groups of trekkers are welcome to join. March to May and September to November is 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.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Two 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

Trip map

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek map


  • 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 

    • 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.

      • Short drive to the Nayapul trek starting point. We hike gradually on the Bhurungdi River to Hile.
      • Then 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.

        • 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.

          • Annapurna base camp is the final destination of our trek.
          • Slow and steady ascend is the key factor to overcome in altitude.
          • We stayed in the shadow of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
          • This sanctuary gets surrounded by beautiful mountains. Annapurna I, Fang, Singa Chuli, Dome Peak, 10th Peak, Raksi Peak, Machhapuchhare, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna, etc.

            • 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.

              • Drive for 6 – 7 hours, enjoying the scenic view of the diverse landscape.
              • The next day we customize the airport transfer for the onward flight.
                What's Included
                • Airport arrival and departure transfers.
                • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share BB plan.
                • Tea house accommodation while on the trek.
                • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
                • 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.
                What's Excluded
                • Nepal Visa fees
                • International Airfare
                • Your Travel Insurance
                • Drinks and main meals in cities.
                • Beverage drinks on the trek
                • Tips and Items of personal nature, like postage and laundry on trek

                Dates & Availability

                March Departure
                Start DateStart DateMarch 09, 2024End DateEnd DateMarch 20, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1350
                Start DateStart DateMarch 23, 2024End DateEnd DateApril 03, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1350
                Start DateStart DateMarch 30, 2024End DateEnd DateApril 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1350
                Customer Reviews
                • S
                  Sophie Allen 5.0United KingdomSeptember 23, 2022logo
                  Great experience!

                  Overall a great experience climbing to Annapurna Base Camp. Our Sherpa, Yam, was brilliant and went over and above to look after us when we suffered from altitude sickness. Trek itself had truly amazing views too!

                • M
                  Ming 5.0AustraliaOctober 15, 2016logo
                  Amazing Trek

                  I had a brilliant time with MM on my first-ever trekking holiday. I appreciated being in a small group of two as it meant our plans were easily adapted to suit more of what we wanted along the way. CP was an excellent guide who looked after us significantly when my fellow trekker fell ill and was 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 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. The service was far better and more respectful with private transfers between KTM and Pokhara. I definitely recommend MM and would use them again.

                • G
                  Gerald And Ava-Gail Abelsohn 5.0AustraliaOctober 18, 2009logo
                  Wonderful Trip

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

                  The food was always excellent, and the combination of guide and porter was 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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