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

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - two weeks adventure

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, popularly known as Annapurna Base Camp, is one of the best two weeks of hiking in Nepal. This journey explores the hidden alpine amphitheater of the base camp of Annapurna via Poon Hill. Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary trekking itinerary amid the Annapurna massif is graded as a moderate plus on its difficulty level. The hidden hiking routes map leads to the fabulous high mountains arena of Annapurna base camp. The trail ventures through various climatic conditions from subtropical to alpine with a  gradually ascending beautiful, varied landscape of cultivated terrace fields and lust forests of oaks, magnolia, and rhododendron trees. Thus, inevitably the vegetation changes accordingly, giving trekkers an incredible variety of flora and fauna. You will meet many different ethnic groups - it is like trekking through a live, open museum. In addition, you will experience some of Nepal's diverse but equally friendly people and cultures.

Poon Hill hike en route to Annapurna base camp

The early morning hike to Poon Hill (3230 meters) gives you the best panoramic sunrise view of the fabulous Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges just next to you. This hike to Poon Hill also allows time for better acclimatization and extra exploration. The combination of tiny thatch-roofed villages set among the narrow terrace fields with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountain ranges makes this Annapurna Base camp with Poon Hill trek one of the most picturesque treks in the Himalayas. 

Itinerary/Map of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

We start this trek itinerary to the base camp of Annapurna from Pokhara, a beautiful lake city. First, we hike to Poon Hill, 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. Next, 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 breathtaking from here. Hiumchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Macchapuchhare (Fishtail) complete a fabulous panorama. A further gradual 3 hours of the steady hiking route map, and you will reach the Base Camp of Annapurna. 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.

Accommodation, food, and cost of Annapurna base camp trek

We offer the modest cost of the Annapurna base camp trek, covering most of the expenses on the trip from hotel accommodation, all ground transportation, Airport picks up and drop and trekking starting and ending point, trek permit, full board meals as per individual trekkers choices, etc. We ensure rooms with a separate bed for the single room are not applicable in the teahouse due to limited teahouses. All of these teahouses 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, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner and hot beverages like tea and coffee every day on your journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal.

Base Camp Trek difficulty and who can join it 

Annapurna (Sanctuary) base camp trek is considered moderate trekking, with a duration from 5 to 7 hours a day at an elevation of 1400 to 4130 meters; terraced field villages, subtropical forest to rugged terrain, were 40% less Oxygen available associated with the sea level. It is simply secure and sometimes snows walking at a higher elevation. But always be prepared for the volatile weather conditions of the Himalayas, which could increase the trek's difficulty. Participating in this trip doesn't need prior adventure experiences, average physical fitness, and a positive outlook and well-being.

Physical fitness/preparation for Base Camp

Your physical fitness is the crucial point of adventure trips; without entertaining a single moment of your precious holidays, it may turn into the first, subsequently, the last of your adventure holiday. So, before all your adventure trips, your mantel and physical preparations are the most manage your time for a physical workout whenever you have off time from your busy schedule and do some hiking on the weekend. Moreover, it is the best way to check the trekking gears that you spend money on for a particular trip. Trekker's age factor does not matter, although the fitness fitter you are, the more you enjoy the adventure.

Safety on Adventure to the Base Camp

We are very much concerned about the safety of our valued customers and the company's staff; we notify all the clients' medical details provided by participants and prepare accordingly, likewise food and drug allergies and health conditions. Family doctors prescribed regular medications to be carried sufficient doges and put some extra in case of adverse situations in the mountain. Mountain Monarch provides a comprehensive first Aid medical Kit along with supplementary Oxygen for the safety of clients. 

Best time and Duration of the ABC

Annapurna Sanctuary base camp trek is popular among the short-duration and armature trekkers in the Himalayas. The recommended spring season of March to May ends, and the fall or autumn season of September to December. We can also operate a winter trek if the trekkers prefer a calm and quiet environment. In winter trips, sometimes we encounter such clear weather that it is notified, changing the weather pattern in the Himalayas.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Distance / Map and walking hours

Your trek begins earliest at 8 AM after breakfast and takes a lunch break in mid-day on average; we walk 15 to 16 Kilometers a day. The total walking distance would be 1300 to 140 km in a round trip. In your ascent, we take a slow pace and minimize the elevation gain each day to avoid altitude sickness as you go higher and cover the distance on the way back; our  Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is designed based on the elevation map gain each day. Most of the day while hiking up to the base camp is 4 – 6 hours a day, while we cover relatively long distances on your way down with 6 – 8 hours of walks each day.

ABC Permit and Pokhara drive

All Nepal trekking areas and climbing peaks need to obtain travel permits from the respective government authorities. We ensure you have all required travel documents, including a trekking permit from the Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP). We drive 7 hours to Pokhara for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek witnessing the terrace fields and thundering rivers and spend overnight at a hotel in Lakeside. Early in the morning, we will take a short drive of an hour to start the trek with our trek crew.

Gear for the Annapurna Base Camp

All the trekking participants should have the necessary personal gear, including hiking boots and a day pack to warm gear. Please note that Mountain Monarch provides a sleeping bag, fleece liner, warm jacket, and trek duffel bag.

Communication and Internet facilities on Trekking routes

In the current generations, global communication has become the primary need of the universe, so some influences are seen in the Himalayas obliviously. Amongst teahouses have to pay for Wi-Fi facilities, and other than WIFI, they also can use local SIM data NTC and NCELL. You can get it on arrival at the Airport or in the town at the communication center/ departmental stores near your hotel.

Hot shower and electricity/charging gadgets

On the Annapurna trek, we can get paid hot showers in every teahouse; some teahouses have proper hot showers, and some teahouses don't, but they provide you with hot bucket water from a Jar, so manually pour the water selves. Unfortunately, the leading grid electricity is not supplied in teahouses up in the mountains. Instead, they use solar panels for power generation depending on weather conditions. Currently, there are charging facilities for little electronic gadgets, power banks, Cameras, and mobile batteries in every teahouse with a specific cost of chagrining devices.

ABC Trek Guide and Porter

Mountain Monarch selects the guides with the liabilities of his prior job performances. All our guides are our company's outcome; they worked with the company from the base and were promoted to them being confident enough to lead the group individually. All Mountain Monarch guides are undergone First Aid Training by affiliated medical doctors. Though Porter works based on the season, they are our regular trek crew working with us for more than a decade and some more than two decades.

Booking is open for 2023 and 2024

Every year from Feb to May and Sept to December, we can do this Annapurna Sanctuary trek via poon hill hike. This is not a very high-altitude trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We have many confirmed departure dates for the individual trekkers to join the group in the Spring or Autumn season of 2023 and 2024. No doubt, we are flexible to customize the private trip to you are your family or friends' time duration and requirements. We can do this two-week teahouse trekking in the Annapurna region, even in winter. Of course, a different and unique way to celebrate the New Year in the Himalayas is in a very festive mood.

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, 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 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.
  • Birethanti will enter a conservation permit and continue following the Bhurungdi River, a steep climb to the first teahouse stay at Ulleri village.
  • Ghorepani (2,840m) is a 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
  • 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 from fresh greenery to arid nature.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • 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 is Annapurna Base Camp (4,143 m), surrounded by beautiful mountains. We stayed the night at the bottom of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, facing all the 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
  • Altitude4130 M

  • Retrace the trail back to Bamboo, a morning opportunity to snap sunrise photos of the surrounding snowy mountains.
  • Jhinodanda is excited about dipping into the Natural hot spring 20 minutes 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, take a drive back to Pokhara, and check into the hotel for free spare time to explore your own.
  • AccommodationTea house & Hotel
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • 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 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 and a comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking guides and other support staff, 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, drinking water, and laundry

Dates & Availability

Annapurna Sanctuary Departure Date:

Looking for two weeks teahouse trekking adventure holiday in the Annapurna region. We offer the group joining fixed departure trip dates with an all-inclusive package trip cost. Check the group joining in 2023 and 2024 trip departure dates to Annapurna Sanctuary with the Poon hill hike.

September Departure
Start DateStart DateSeptember 10, 2023End DateEnd DateSeptember 23, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1250
Start DateStart DateSeptember 24, 2023End DateEnd DateOctober 07, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1250

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!

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    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.

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    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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