Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 15 Days

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 15 Days Itinerary, Early Booking for 2023, 2024
Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking
What to see & doSpecific information about Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4130m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Tourist Bus
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek leads through the beautiful woodland of the Annapurna region. Exploring the alpine forest, green meadows, and several species of Himalayan flowers, you traverse feeling the rush of chilly winds.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a popular trek that takes to the lap of Annapurna Himalayas. The irresistible beauty of this region will amaze you, and the memories that you make during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 15 Days will always remain by your side. The trail passes through Annapurna Conservation Area right into the center of snow-capped mountains.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek begins from the lush lowland and gradually ascends to the foot of Annapurnas. The views of Annapurna I and all surrounding mountains & glaciers is unimaginable. The view that can not be seen in any other part of the world. As a matter of fact, Annapurna I is the first 8,000 meters above the mountain to be climbed in 1950 by a French team. The trek involves numerous ascents and descents, but the challenges are immensely rewarding as there are many alternative routes to the sanctuary as well.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 15 Days is specially designed for those trekkers who want to explore the Annapurna Himalayas keeping themselves low. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary is designed to involve you more with exotic flora and fauna of the region. We, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition is looking forward to welcoming you to be part of this adventurous journey, where you get guided by an experienced team. We do make customized programs if our itinerary does not meet your requirements. Feel free to contact us anytime.

Thethings you will get to see & experience during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Best Features of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – Nayapul - Kathmandu.
  • Trek through beautiful rhododendron forests.
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Spend the night in typical Gurung Villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, and Chomorung.
  • Experience a unique lifestyle and reach culture of locals.
  • Get to see panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains.

Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offers incredible views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), etc.

Culturally Rich Villages

From the very beginning of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 15 Days, you trek through many small and fine villages, where you will see the rich culture of the locals. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek allows you to experience norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. Several stupas, gumba, and chortens in the example of cultural richness of the region.

Annapurna Base Camp

Situated at 4,130 meters Annapurna Base Camp is the base of the world's tenth highest mountains Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). ABC offers captivating views of the famous Annapurna range and several other mountains. Passing through several villages, lush forests, and farmlands, you reach the Annapurna Base Camp.

Spend a night in beautiful Ghandruk village (2,010 m)

Located north-west from Pokhara, Ghandruk is a beautiful village resided by Gurungs. From the village, you can see stunning views of many Himalayan mountains like Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna III, and Mt. Gangapurna. Moreover, the village has also an old Gurung museum.

Things you should know before going on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek difficulty

It is a moderate trek. There are several ascends and descends on the trail but not technically difficult. You walk for 5 to 6 hours or more than that each that, which does require good health and physical fitness.

Best time to go on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Spring and Autumn is the best time to go on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The moderate weather and clear skies make the views tempting. Plus, Spring welcomes hundreds of floras, and Autumn says goodbyes to them making the entire region extremely beautiful.

Food & Accommodation during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

You will stay in a 3-star hotel in cities or as per your budget. During the trek, you spend the night in a tea house or lodge. The facilities on the trail are basic that only allow you to survive the night.

The meals get served as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. You can expect to find dishes like momo, noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, bars, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek can range from USD 900 to USD 1000. The cost of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek package depends on the facilities that you want to use during the trek. The more services you opt for, the higher the price for. Remember as you will be trekking the secluded region where there are no means of transportation, the price of everything gets higher than usual.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley.

After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa and you will have some time after the tour so, you can buy your trekking hear if you need.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m/4429ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting.

We view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving.

Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

  • Max. Altitude:827m/2713ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Elevation Gain:523m/1715ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, you will have a short drive to Phedi in the Annapurna foothills and we will start our trek that will take about 3 hours to reach Dhampus.

  • Max. Altitude:1130m/3707ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:1650m/5413ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

After having an early breakfast at lodge, we start trekking from Dhampus to Landrung, and we will have some climb steadily out of chestnut forests to the small village of Potana and to Deurali and slightly down hill to Landruk.

  • Max. Altitude:1565m/5135ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:435m/1426ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek departing the Landrung village and today, the trail leads us down hill to cross the Modi Khola on a suspension bridge then the trail ascends to a ridge top, passing through rhododendron forests and terraced fields. We reach Jinu Danda (hot springs) and continue another two hours to the Gurung village of Chumrung, the Gate way of Annapurna Sanctuary.

  • Max. Altitude:2170m/7119ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:605m/1,985ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

The trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m.

We trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan.

  • Max. Altitude:2600m/8,530ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:430m/1411ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

We will gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. It’s real pleasant hereabouts on our way to the Annapurna Base Camp.

The first town you reach is Himalaya Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascending up to Hinko Cave, this is named so because it’s a huge overhanging rock which provides some protection against rain and avalanches.

It takes approximately twenty five minutes through a normally ascending path to reach Deurali.

  • Max. Altitude:3200m/10,498ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:600m/1,969ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels.

The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.).

The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4130m/13,550ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:930m/3,051ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

It takes about five hours. It's much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.

  • Max. Altitude:2600m/8,530ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:1530m/5,019ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and we take the same route trek back to Chomrong crossing Chumrung Khola.

  • Max. Altitude:2170m/7,119ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:570m/1870ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek descending to Kimrong Khola and after crossing the bridge we hike up to Kimrung dada and another few hours walk to our destination of Ghandruk.

The Ghandruk is a truly picturesque traditional Gurung settlement and is considered a model village within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first and largest conservation area established by the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal.

  • Max. Altitude:1940m/6365ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:230m/755ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

Today is our last day of our trek day and it is easy trek down by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and trek flat part until Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:884m/2,900ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
  • Elevation Loss:590m/1935ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m/4429ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:523m/1716ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks.

You counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…takes care!

  • Meals:Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • We have set date to departure the Annapurna sanctuary trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu & Pokhara and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    IldikoUnited States,December 12, 2018
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    Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

    Annapurna sanctuary trek was in the planning stages since February and the many messages sent to Arjun were always responded quickly. As well, a few suggestions were made by Arjun which was well worth his advise.

    The best part of our trekking in Nepal was our guide "Wiseman" and porters "Superman & Hercules", without these fellows, our trip would not have been a great experience. Not only did they carry our load, but they served us at each meal and ensured every day we were comfortable.

    Clearly Outfitter Nepal are an experienced company and we HIGHLY recommend those on their first trek to Nepal.

    Thank you !!!

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