Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


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Annapurna sanctuary trek

Trip Summary

    1. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Duration: 8 Days
    2. Trip Mode: Guest House
    3. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    4. Highest Altitude: 4,130 meters
    5. Trek Hour: 6 Hours daily
    6. Hiking Group-Size: 2-10 People
    7. Best Time: October – May
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner everyday
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is most popular trek destination of Annapurna region. Amazing Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary is combining with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern way of life in Nepal Himalayas.

Sanctuary Annapurna trek offers a brilliant Range of mountains scenery, charming Gurung and Magar villages. And their slate-roofed houses, incredible rhododendron forests ablaze with ivory, rose, apricot, crimson bouquets, and deep sub-tropical valleys all set below the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range.

Furthermore, immerse in the beauty of the lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of Annapurna massif. Basically, the best of Annapurna sanctuary trek difficulty is starting from easy to moderate difficulty.

Sanctuary trek route is possible to complete in 7 or 8 days. Backpackers or trail runners can make it within 5 days also. You might extend 2 or more days on request to get a better encounter. Best annapurna base camp trek simply recognizes it as a sanctuary trek in Nepal.

Annapurna sanctuary trek vs Annapurna circuit

The Annapurna sanctuary trek has a maximum elevation of around 13,780 feet, whereas the Annapurna circuit trek takes you to over 17,770 feet above sea level. So, you see that there is a difference of almost 4,000 feet in the two hikes, which is quite a lot.

Moreover, trek into the Annapurna sanctuary, you will have an Annapurna massive intended to fulfill the dream to encounter the significant mountain holiday trekking tours in Nepal. The total distance for the sanctuary trek route covers around 115 kilometers and you will be walking 12 to 16 kilometers every day. This trail is a popular one and is usually busy with trekkers from all over the world.

Mount Annapurna 1st, the 8th tallest mountain on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. Moreover, you can see other outstanding Machhapuchhre – Fishtail (6,997m), Annapurna South, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Hiuchuli peaks in a range.

Is Annapurna sanctuary trek in December / January / February possible?

Yes, trekking in the Annapurna base camp or sanctuary is always possible. December / January / February is a winter month in the Annapurna region. December starts to winter in the Himalayas. January and February are the coolest time and the trail gets adventures. The weather temperature is a little cold higher up (-10C/14F to – 15C/ 5F) and it can dump snow on the trail at any time of year.

Trekking in December can be excellent, but with little risk. The trail has some of the most possible avalanches areas, so do not trek alone. Sometimes, even in December / January / February, you may undergo environmental conditions like in the high season. Hike to Annapurna sanctuary is a tough and adventurous journey in winter, so book your hikes with us to go safe.

Moreover, the Annapurna region is located in the central but western part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal is a small country but it has diversity for mystical landscapes including flat land to the high Himalayas. It is a country of Lord Buddha and Mount Everest 8,848 meters above sea level.

The best time to visit the sanctuary Annapurna trek is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) at this time the weather is very clear. So you can see the pristine Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. 

In spring the whole forest turns to red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. An express Annapurna sanctuary trekking is route is possible to visit at any time throughout the year except winter storms.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary details

Amazng sanctuary annapurna trek is a classical style trek 8 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp viewpoint. The particular annapurna sanctuary trek route is designed for world travelers wishing to hike to the sanctuary in a more relaxed manner, take a look at this itinerary Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days which would be a more appropriate choice. Moreover for travelers who wish to reach the sanctuary of Annapurna quickly but are walking with limited time wise look at this special itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu bed with breakfast plan. Our team will brief you about Sanctuary annapurna trekking information.

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

At morning, our trek staffs will pick up you at hotel and escort to the bus standing. Drive to Pokhara passing several beautiful rivers Trisuli and Marsyangdi, very popular for rafting. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of majestic mountains and they are Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu in the east.

You pass Pokhara city (a beautiful town of lakes and caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples) to reach a new bridge. Trek about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti settlement. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guesthouses.

03 DayChomrong village trek (2,140m/6,998 feet), 7 hours

From Birethanti bazaar, turn the right to Modi river bank the trail continues through the flat cultivated lands, rice terraces, beautiful villages and small rivers we reach at Jhinu Hot spring. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Chomrong village. Chomrong village is a very good place to get a brilliant Himalayan view of mount Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, and the holy fishtail. Chomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement, is an attraction to watch their culture and tradition.

04 DayChomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,870m/9,385 feet), 7 hours

Today, we will our first step with stone step to Chomrong river, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa village where, there are few lodges. Walk with dense forest to bamboo lodges and guest houses. On the way, you might see wildlife like wild boar, monkey, rhesus, and other wild birds including Danphe pheasant. You can see a borderline of Annapurna sanctuary holy place of mountain nearby Himalayan hotel.

05 DayMachapuchhare Base Camp Trek (3,700m/12,099 feet), 6 hours

Hike at Deurali viewpoint and walk further to MBC. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to MBC. There are possible places for avalanches and always be careful during the journey. Before heading to MBC trek, gather the avalanche’s spot en route. Avalanches are mostly happening from Hinko cave until Bagar but later on, the hiking trail is safe.

06 DayAnnapurna Sanctuary Trek (4,130m/13,547 feet) & descend to Dovan, 9 hours

After sunny breakfast, walk all the way uphill to the ABC. The beaten path follows the left-hand tributary of the Modi Khola. You can see the sunrise with a natural spectacular Panoramic view from the base camp viewpoint. A clear view of Annapurna 1st, South Annapurna, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli, and many more snow-capped mountains, as well as the glacier, is visible. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down to Machapuchhare base camp and more beautiful landscapes. We can meet the crew and take all stuff descend down to Dovan lodge passing several green hills and villages.

07 DayDovan to Jhinu Hot spring hiking (1,500m/4,905 feet), 6 hours

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 Bamboo is most subject to avalanches also. The trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. Walk downhill to Jhinu Danda and enjoy with natural hot spring on the banks of Modi River.

08 DayJhinu Danda to Nayapul hiking & drive out to Pokhara city

After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can move through numerous localities, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Birethanti lodges. After checkout from the Annapurna Preservation post, we trek 30 minutes further to reach Nayapul. Tour Guide will arrange a private taxi, return to Pokhara Phewa lakeside. The duration takes about 90 minutes of overland drive by a private vehicle.

09 DayDrive to Kathmandu city. At evening transfer to airport

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and over the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel for little rest. Drive to international airport for your further flights journey.


How much does Annapurna Sanctuary Trek or ABC trek tour cost?

Sanctuary annapurna trek cost USD 599 per person on a double occupancy basis. The trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-stars 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 the trek on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 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 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.
  • Land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Updated Annapurna sanctuary trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 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.
  • Tourist’s Personal trekking gears .
  • Nature of personal 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
Group join

We can organize private Annapurna sanctuary trekking or express Annapurna sanctuary lodge trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date
Oct. 15, 2021 – Oct. 23, 2021
USD 599
Oct. 17, 2021 – Oct. 25, 2021
USD 599
Oct. 20, 2021 – Oct 28, 2021
USD 599
Oct. 25, 2021 – Nov. 03, 2021
USD 599
Oct. 30, 2021 – Nov. 08, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 05, 2021 – Nov. 13, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 10, 2021 – Nov. 18, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 15, 2021 – Nov. 23, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 20, 2021 – Nov. 28, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 25, 2021 – Dec. 02, 2021
USD 599
Nov. 30, 2021 – Dec. 08, 2021
USD 599
Dec. 01, 2021 – Dec. 08, 2021
USD 599
Dec. 05, 2021 – Dec. 13, 2021
USD 599
Dec. 10, 2021 – Dec. 18, 2021
USD 599
Dec. 20, 2021 – Dec 28, 2021
USD 599
Dec. 25, 2021 – Jan. 03, 2021
USD 599
Feb 10, 2022 – Feb 17, 2022
USD 599
Feb 20, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022
USD 599
Feb 28, 2022 – Mar 08, 2022
USD 599
March 10, 2022 – March 18, 2022
USD 599
March 20, 2022 – March 28, 2022
USD 599
March 25, 2022 – April 03, 2022
USD 599
April 05, 2022 – April 13, 2022
USD 599
April 20, 2022 – April 28, 2022
USD 599
April 25, 2022 – May 03, 2022
USD 599
May 05, 2022 – May 13, 2022
USD 599
May 10, 2022 – May 18, 2022
USD 599
May 15, 2022 – May 23, 2022
USD 599
May 25, 2022 – June 03, 2022
USD 599
June 01, 2022 – June 08, 2022
USD 599
Sept 10, 2022 – Sept. 18, 2022
USD 599
Sept 15, 2022 – Sept 23, 2022
USD 599
Sept 20, 2022 – Sept 28, 2022
USD 599
Sept. 30, 2022 – Oct. 08, 2022
USD 599
Oct. 05, 2022 – Oct. 13, 2022
USD 599
Oct. 10, 2022 – Oct. 18, 2022
USD 599

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

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

Limited – Only few space available


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

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?.

Answer: Not really but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trek, if you have about a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Sanctuary Annapurna Trek express?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms on hikes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. Despite that, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: All the sanctuary guesthouses en route, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious variety of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal, rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day. Likewise, Lunch will provide on the way to the next place where you hike.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Sanctuary Trekking?

Answer: You can buy bottles of mineral water but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these waste items. Instead, you can buy boiled water or bringing AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere en route.

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

Answer: At sanctuary lodges en route, you can recharge your digital devices. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on short Annapurna sanctuary treks?.

Answer: In the sanctuary hiking route, you can get telephone services as well as the internet.

Question: Can I use credit cards in sanctuary trek?.

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute reservations.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna Sanctuary Treks?.

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

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?.

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

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 a gradient, terrain 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 special trek poles for mountain hiking?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

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.

annapurna sanctuary trek review

Amazing trek to Annapurna Sanctuary with best Nepali Friends!

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Finally…. we did our trekking to ABC. It has long journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view all the way and especially our way from MBC (Machhapuchhere base camp) to ABC (Annapurna sanctuary)

At first we are not sure can we finish our trek to Annapurna sanctuary or not. Together with gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey and route, no doubt they have the experience and make our trekking much easier. Honda Gusta and family from Jakarta, Indonesia

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Highlights

  • Explore Annapurna Himalayas within 360 deg angle from abc (Annapurna Sanctuary).
  • Hike through cultivated fields, splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring of Jhinu with nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Get an experience about various communities like Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Annapurna sanctuary trek notice for Nepal visitor

The Annapurna sanctuary information stated above is just a guideline and standard template. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 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 believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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2 USD 599
3 USD 655
4 - 6 USD 575
7 - 9 USD 560
10 + USD 530
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