Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a comfortable walking in Annapurna region which is protected under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a unique trekking specially designed for nature and culture lovers. Trek on the foothill of the Annapurna south, this track provides best opportunity to explore the flora and fauna, panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.
Trekking from the lowland up to the Base camp of Mount Annapurna, this Annapurna Sanctuary trek has its own identity. This is an ideal trek best known as a classic walk right into the heart of the mountains. Annapurna sanctuary trek is the best trekking option to explore the mid hill of Nepal. During this trek you will walk through the paddy fields, green tropical to alpine forest, cross the rivers and streams and sample the culture of local Gurung, Ghale and Magar community.
During your trekking days, you will walk by several ascents and descents and cross the several hills even though you will not feel too much, the nature will attract you towards the mountain and it's not so hard to attempt as there are several alternative routes to the sanctuary, all meetings at Chhomrong.
If you are willing to go in the Himalaya and enjoy with the beautiful views of mountains then, the Annapurna Sanctuary trek is the wise selection. In overall this Annapurna Sanctuary trek is the excellent option to experience the fascinating glimpse of rich culture and Nepalese lifestyle. Sanctuary trekking is best during September to December and March to May, however you can do this trekking all the year round.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 4,190m/13,746ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport from international flight and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul (trek starting place) via Pokhara by private Car / Van then begin trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m) , overnight at Guest House in Tikhedhunga.
Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m.) via Ulleri. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 04: Hiking to Poon hill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest.
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Deurali. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Trek to Dovan after some time at Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda and enjoy hot spring there. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11: Trek to Pothana via Landruk, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara for about 30 min. Afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara city and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel for rest and overnight.
Day 14: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
Note: The suggested itinerary is just a guideline and standard pattern. If the itinerary couldn’t meet your needs and not suitable for your time; you can customize it. Please let us know about your requirements, we will provide you detail information and plan according to your interest. The trip cost depends on the services you choose - Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size.
- Airport pickup & drop-off by car / Van.
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu & 2 night accommodation Pokhara inclusive of breakfast.
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
- Lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Trekking guide and porters including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
- All ground transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and trekking starting point and ending point
- Sleeping bags and duffel bags
- Trekking Permits and official documentations such as ACAP & TIMS
- Government taxes
- Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
- Your travel insurance
- International airfare to and from Nepal
- Tourist visa fee to enter Nepal
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory)