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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna sanctuary trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is most popular trek destination of Annapurna region. Sanctuary Annapurna trek itinerary is combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern lifestyles into the Nepal Himalas.

Sanctuary Annapurna trek offers brilliant Himalayan 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.

Immerse in the beauty of the lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of Annapurna massif. Sanctuary trek route is possible to complete from 8 to 11 days according to your time length. As you trek into the Annapurna sanctuary, you will be into the Annapurna massive is intended to fulfill the dream to experience the significant mountain holiday.

Mount Annapurna 1st, the 8th tallest mountains 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 mountains in a range.

In spring the whole forest turns to red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called also an express sanctuary trek. Furthermore, this route can be done at any time throughout the year.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek detail itinerary

This trek is a classical style trek about 8 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is design for world travelers wishing to hike to the sanctuary in a more relaxed manner than take a look 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 than look at this special itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived 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 representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 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 station. 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 Hindus temples) to reach a new bridge. Trek about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti village. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guesthouses. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 3 Trek to Chomrong village (2140m/6,998 ft), 7 hours

From Birethanti bazaar, turn the right to Modi river bank than the trail continues through the flat cultivated lands, rice terraces, beautiful villages and small rivers we reach at Jhinu Hot spring. Then 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 Mt Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). Chomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement of this area. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 4Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2870m/9,385 ft), 7 hours

Today, we will our first step with stone step to the river Chomrong, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa village where, there are few lodges. Walking with dense forest to bamboo place. Where there are some lodges and guest house too. On the way, we will see the 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. Then arrival at Himalayan hotel where we stay overnight.

Day 5Trek to Machapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12,099 ft), 6 hours

Today, we start to go over Deurali viewpoint and then 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. You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe.

Day 6Hike to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/ 13,547 ft) & descend to Dovan, 9 hours

After sunny breakfast, walk all the way uphill to the ABC. The trail follows the left-hand tributary of the Modi Khola. You can see the sunrise with a natural Panoramic spectacular view from the viewpoint of ABC. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli and many more snow-capped mountains as well as glacier. 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 passing several green valley and villages. Stay overnight at Dovan village.

Day 7Dovan to Jhinu Hot spring (1500m/4,905 ft), 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. Then trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And then descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring in the banks of Modi River

Day 8Jhinu Danda to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara city

After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through the several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Nayapool. After checkout from Annapurna Conservation office, we trek furthermore 30 minutes to reach Nayapul where our car is waiting. After that drive to Pokhara by car 1: 30 hrs then transfer to hotel on Fewa lakeside.

Day 9Drive to Kathmandu city. At evening transfer to airport

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during 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 bit rest. Than drive to international airport for your further journey flights.


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

Sanctuary annapurna trek route is available in USD 599 is standard trek price on 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, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 1 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 fluent 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.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

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.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature 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 trek or Annapurna sanctuary express lodge trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Nov. 20, 2018 – Nov. 29, 2018


USD 599

Nov. 25, 2018 – Dec. 04, 2018


USD 599

Nov. 30, 2018 – Dec. 08, 2018


USD 599

Dec. 01, 2018 – Dec. 09, 2018


USD 599

Dec. 05, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018


USD 599

Dec. 10, 2018 – Dec. 19, 2018


USD 599

Dec. 20, 2018 – Dec. 29, 2018


USD 599

Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 19, 2019
USD 599
Feb 20, 2019 – Mar 01, 2019
USD 599
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
USD 599
March 10, 2019 – Mar 19, 2019
USD 599
March 20, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019
USD 599
March 25, 2019 – April 05, 2019
USD 599
April 05, 2019 – April 14, 2019
USD 599
April 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019
USD 599
April 25, 2019 – May 05, 2019
USD 599
May 05, 2019 – May 15, 2019
USD 599
May 10, 2019 – May 20, 2019
USD 599
May 15, 2019 – May 25, 2019
USD 599
May 25, 2019 – June 05, 2019
USD 599
June 01, 2019 – June 10, 2019
USD 599

Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 19, 2019


USD 599

Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 24, 2019


USD 599

Sept 20, 2019 – Sept. 29, 2019


USD 599

Sept. 30, 2019 – Sept 08, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 14, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 19, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 24, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 18, 2019 – Oct. 27, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 20, 2019 – Oct. 29, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov. 03, 2019


USD 599

Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov. 09, 2019


USD 599

Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 14, 2019


USD 599

Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 19, 2019


USD 599

Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 24, 2019


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 if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need 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 daypack. For this trek, if you have about the little experience would be better.

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

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

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

Answer: All the guest houses along the Annapurna sanctuary trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

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

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on short Annapurna sanctuary trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

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

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is the payments 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 bookings.
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 Trek?

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: 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 walking polls?

Answer: Walking pools are 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 Highlights

  • Explore Annapurna Himalayas within 360 deg angle from abc (Annapurna Sanctuary).
  • Walking 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 Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained 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 in costs and consumption.

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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) .
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Trip Price : USD 599 Per Person

    1. Duration of Trek: 8 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4,130m / 13,547 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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