• Trek Duration
    7 – 13 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    4,130 Meters
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Trek Difficulty
  • Price: 498 or + –

Annapurna sanctuary trek

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is also known as Annapurna Base Camp trek. Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is the well-suited settings in the Himalaya, presenting a 360-degree view of different mountains such as an Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna south, holy fishtail and many other uncountable snow-covered peaks. these peaks aligned just like a wall. Rhododendron, Oak, Pine and Magnolia trees add more charm on it. Our Annapurna Sanctuary trek 9-10 days is totally suited any trekkers who wish to touch the Himalayas and enjoy on nature. Walking through the dazzling range of landscapes, terraced rice fields to the bamboo groves and rhododendron forests of Gurung and pun village of Annapurna Base Camp is your lifetime experience.

Holy place Annapurna sanctuary is named because there is some temple on the way to Annapurna base camp 4130 meters so the locals believe that killing animals and carrying the meat crossing that temple is a sin. Trekkers can have a eggs around Annapurna base camp and Machhapurche Base Camp. Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the tourist bus which takes around 7-8 hours with countryside view is amazing to experience. Pokhara a city of the mountain is a perfect place for the tourist to chill out here before and after the trek. Hiring the private vehicle you go to Nayapool then start your trek from here. Soon you will be in Birethanti where your permits will be check-in. Further you trek to Ghorepani via Sudame, Hile, Tikedhunga, Ulleri, Banthanti and Ghorepani. Staying overnight here next day in the morning you would see the 360-degree view of Mountains, Both range Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri Range. You would see the 2 highest peak Annapurna 8091 Meter and Dhaulagiri 8,167 Meter. Tadapani is next point of the trek where you will stay a night and see the gorgeous view of Annapurna south and Holy Fishtail Mountain. Now trekking trails enter into the Modi River valley as the trail goes higher the valley becomes narrow. Chomrong is the biggest village of this area which is just in front of Hinchuli lap. Thick Bamboo bushes are along the way from Sinuwa

Crossing the Sinuwa you now reached the bamboo, Soon the valley becomes very narrow and full of the forest of bamboo bushes. Dovan, Deurali, Himalaya, Machhapueche base camp and finally Annapurna base camp are the camp on the trail you will pass through. The landscape is totally amazing here. As you reached to Machhapurche Base camp you can see the Fishtail 7,997 Meter Annapurna III, and many other peaks. Further 2 hours walk to Annapurna base camp you get your final destination from where you will see Annapurna south, Annapurna I many more peaks. Trekkers can trek to Annapurna sanctuary trek from March to June, and September to November is exceptionally excellent because Annapurna sanctuary weather is perfect. These two seasons are the best to trek here in Annapurna.

Annapurna sanctuary trek facts

Trek Name
Annapurna sanctuary trek
Duration:9 days trek, 2 days in Kathmandu
2 days in Pokhara but this can be up and down as per your time frame
Max. elevation:4130 Meter, Annapurna Base Camp
StartNaya Pul, Pothana, Ghandruk
EndsNaya Pul, Pothana
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and ACCAP Permits
AccommodationTea House

Annapurna sanctuary trek highlights

  • splendid view of Annapurna Massif, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre peaks.
  • Sunrise view from the poon hill 3210 meters of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges together in a 360-degree angle view
  • Local people and their cultures along the trekking trails, trekkers can observe the Poon, Magar and Gurung people’s lifestyles and cultures
  • Take a bath in the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
  • Beautiful trek trails filled with rhododendron and bamboo forests and multiple big waterfalls
  • Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna Frank, Annapurna 8091 Meter, Tent peak, Singhu Chuli, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Fishtail and many other countless peaks

What is Annapurna sanctuary?

Annapurna base camp is also known as Annapurna sanctuary because the local people call it Annapurna sanctuary. There is a reason why it is Annapurna sanctuary, it is a holy land that means the local believes that there are a god and deities who protect the mountains and the mountain weather. On the way to Annapurna base camp, there are two small monuments which are on the trail one is before Bamboo and another one is Before Himalaya. These two temples are highly sacred in the name of god and locals call it Annapurna sanctuary god. Locals can not bring the meat above the Sinuwa that is why it is a very holy sacred Annapurna sanctuary land.

Annapurna sanctuary trek cost [Cheap cost]

Annapurna sanctuary trek cost/price is 295$, 498$ and 594$ for Bronze, Silver and Gold schemes respectively on 2 person sharing basis. For the single trekkers the cost for the annapurna sanctuary is higher because you can not share the cost with others trekkers. The cost of the trek is based on 7 days Annapurna sanctuary itinerary. If you want the itinerary including the Poon hill, it will be much more. We can craft the itinerary as per your demands and wish. Please let’s us know if you have any questions regarding the costing matters.

Group Discounted Cost/Prices

No of people
Silver Price P.P
1 – 1 US$ 780
2 – 3 US$ 498
4 – 6 US$ 485
7 – 9 US$ 470
10 – 12 US$ 460

Bronze Price 295$
Silver Price 498$
Gold Price 594$
Guide, Porter, Permits, Transportations and Government service charge

Food and Accomodations, Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, TIMS Permits, ACCAP Permits, Transportations by local bus , Food and Accomodations and Government service charge

Alchoholic Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, TIMS Permits, ACCAP Permits Transportations, Food and Accomodations, Tea, Coffee, and Government service charge

Alchoholic Drinks, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above

Annapurna sanctuary trek preparation

Annapurna sanctuary is moderate trek it is always good to get some primary information prior to your trek. here is how you can do Annapurna sanctuary trek preparation

Step-1: Determine how many days will you do trek?

At the first step of your trek preparation, you need to calculate your time duration totally, how many days trek will you able to do and stay on the city. This will make you easier for proper and suited planning

Step-2: Know more about Annapurna sanctuary

It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub presented some information which might be very important for you.

  • Trek Grade: This is moderate type of trek, you need to know more about your trek grade, get some information regarding
  • AMS: Altitude Mountain Sickness is always a concern who do the trek in the mountain. This can be very dangerous if people don’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impact very badly on the human body. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness and be careful yourself. This Trek has a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
  • Nepal Visa: Most of us have a question to get the Nepal visa. It is very simple to get Nepal visa. You can get it on your country or in Kathmandu airport. Getting visa in Kathmandu airport is easier to you. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
  • Gear list This trek requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do the trek with very easily. The gears play a very vital role for the success of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes you easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without deposit in the shop. Get some information to prepare yourself

Annapurna sanctuary trek map

Are you wondering about Annapurna sanctuary trek map. there is a map everywhere in the market. You may see Annapurna base camp trek map or Annapurna sanctuary trek map. Don’t get confuse this both are the same one with a different name. Make sure that this map also includes Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and Dhampus as well. Most of the Map has this but to be confirmed.

If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are Himalayan Map publisher, the Nepal map house publisher. You can buy it from there choosing either big scale with details map which cost is more than a normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek is in the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. We will give you a map as a complimentary service.

Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary

We have shown you Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary which is our Standard itinerary and can be modify any time as per your wish and time

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation

    Pick up you from airport then you will be taken in to your hotel, you booked or we booked. After while we talk about trek and do trek preparation.
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 7-8 hours

    You will be taken from your hotel to Tourist Bus Park then together we drive to Pokhara together, you will be able to see the countryside view while you are driving. Evening you can walk around the city with your guide or can ride a boat as well.
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Ulleri 1930 Meters, 5-6 hours

    We take the private vehicle from Pokhara to reach the trekking starting point, During the drive, you may see beautiful Annapurna range, Fishtail and Annapurna II. You can also see how local do their traditional farming while driving, it takes 1.30 hours to 2 hours to reach in Nayapool. From here you start the trek. The permit checking office will check your permit in Birethanti, You will trek through the bank of the small river until you reach to Tikhedunga then climb 2 hours to reach ulleri.
  • Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 2875 Meter, 6-7 Hours

    The trek starts from climbing the stairs to Banthanti. From Banthanti the trail goes through inside the forest, the stairs are very less until we climb to Nangethanti. Nangethati is a lunch place where we do lunch, a place located inside the forest is relaxing. After lunch, we need to walk 1 hour further to reach Ghorepani
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2675 Meters, 6-7 Hours

    Early in the morning, we go to see the sunrise over the mountain from Poon Hill 3210 Meter. when you back to Ghorepani, you will do breakfast. Heaving breakfast you start your trek. Today trek is fantastic cause you to walk through the ridge of the hill until Deurali, you can taste the local cheese of this place, the trail’s descent down until the river before Tadapani. From here you need to climb 30 minutes to Tadapani.
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong 2170 Meters, 6-7 Hours

    We need to go down a lot today. Tadapani is the top of the hill, We need to go down Gurjung which takes around 2 hours, after crossing the bridge the trail slowly climb up until you reach to Chomrong, You spend your 1 night here.
  • Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya 2900 Meters, 7-8 Hours

    Following the bank of Modi river, we trek towards the north valley. the trail passes the big forest and bamboo bushes. You can see some wild life if you are lucky enough. We will do lunch at Dovan before we reach to Himalaya.
  • Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp 3800 Meters, 5-6 hours

    We trek up to Machhapurche base camp through the bank of Modi river, and bottom of Fishtail mountain, This is quite a dangerous area because of an avalanche, Bagar is a place where most of the time avalanche falls. We stay overnight at Machhapurche base camp.

  • Day 09:Machapuchhare Base Camp 4130 Meters to Annapurna base camp then bamboo 2600 Meters, 8-9 hours

    This is one of the tough days of our trek, today you need to wake up at 4’0 clock in the morning to hike the Annapurna base camp (4130 Meter) which takes about 2.30 hours. Spending a few hours in base camp, we will take breakfast then go down to Machapuchhare Base Camp and pack our things then start our trek docents down to Bamboo. We will do lunch at Deurali today. We go down through Himalaya until bamboo 2600 Meter.

  • Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu 1400 Meters, 5-6 Hours

    As we leave the bamboo we climb a bit then straight walk until Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we can see Jhinu. Descending down to Chomrong river then climb to Chomrong we again go down to Jhinu. A hot spring pool is here. you can enjoy the day in the hot spring.

  • Day 11: Jhinu to Pokhara

    This is our last day, as we cross the bridge we climb a bit then head to Kiumi, from here you will take the jeep to reach in Pokhara.
  • Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

  • Day 13: Your departure day

Annapurna sanctuary trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 4 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • ACCAP Permits
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • 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

Read our client’s feedback on our service

Great Annapurna Trek, lifetime experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 29, 2023

I booked a 10-day trek around the Annapurna region with Nepal Trek Hub. From the beginning of Communication, I was asking so many questions regarding Annapurna Trek. Every time I got my answer so quickly. Shreeram was the best man to solve each and every query regarding this Annapurna Trek. I had so much information regarding the Annapurna Trekking so I was well prepared regarding types of equipment and gear. On arrival, Shreeram Pick Up me from the airport. We had a nice conversation in hotel regarding my trip. My Guide Rajesh was there to meet me and afterwards, rajesh took care of everything. He was hero of my trip not only as a guide but also as a friend. As I am alone I was frightened that I could be board but that thing did not happen to me as Rajesh was so funny

Being single it is hard to get the accommodation in Annapurna as I understood myself, but my guide managed me super accommodation everyday. We were doing Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp. As my guide was Encyclopedia, I understood many things regarding Nepal such as how Nepal formed. What is its history? What are the culture and ethnicity? Language, politics, rural life and many other things that other travellers do not care about.

I was so lucky in terms of weather because from the start of my trek to end, it was crystal clear weather so I saw many mountains, terrains and landscapes. It was also good to see the rhododendron flowers blooming in the forest. I enjoyed the mesmerizing view of the Forest and mountains.

I saw Mt.Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Fishtail mountain and many other beautiful peaks around the region. It was quite narrow valley but the scenery was amazing itself plus I got more impression that the local porters were carrying 60-70 kg easily in baskets to the hotel’s supplies. And the more interesting thing is they were in flip-flops.

Overall, my experience with Nepal Trek Hub was super. They were kind and helpful as well as very professional in their profession. They are about the client’s need and what they want. They were also very happy to customize the trip even in office or in Trip as well. I can recommend to anyone who is going to Nepal for any trip.

Oliver Smith

Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Hello Oliver

Greetings from Nepal Trek Hub.

Thank you so much for your Great Appreciation Review to us. Your Review is always helpful to increase our service level on our maximum level. We are very glad that you enjoyed with our team during your Annapurna base camp trek and we would like to see you back again in Nepal for Another Adventure.


Amazing Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 22, 2023

in short.. (after several times failing to write long reviews)

it was an amazing trek, fully helped by a great team at Nepal Trek Hub.

Ram and his team (Som our helpful local guide, and Gurung a friendly porter) have helped us make this trip possible.

Looking forward to seeing this team again next year (VisitNepal2020) to go to Everest Base Camp.

Yudhi Ismayadi

Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Hello yudhi

thank you so much for your valuable review regarding our service. I hope you had a great time with our staff on the Annapurna base camp trek and learn something about Nepal.

Best Regards

Shreeram Thapaliya

Annapurna sanctuary trek FAQ

Most of the trekkers get’s many question on their mind before they start trek. In preparation phase they might want to know many question. It is very hard to get all question answer here but we have mentioned some question answer, follow our Annapurna sanctuary trek FAQ. if it does not satisfy you please

Which is the best time to Annapurna sanctuary trek?p

Without any arguments, the first best season of trek here is September to November. The second best season is March – April to trek in Nepal. Because this both season the weather is very nice and clear. You can see the magnificent view of Mountain.

Annapurna sanctuary trek how many days?

Here, we have made 13 days plan from arrival to departure, Among them 2 Nights in Kathmandu, 2 Nights in Pokhara, 8 Nights/9 Days in Trek, you can shortened this trek by 2-3 Nights by Talking the Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

What kind of accommodation in Annapurna sanctuary trek?

There are good tea houses a long the trekking trail. Some of the tea houses has also room with Bathroom. but it is not always with every guest houses. They provide a good room and comfortable bed in standard of Nepal trek. For hot shower, they provide a bucket hot shower to the guest by charging some money or some place they do have a bathroom with solar.

Is there wifi on Annapurna sanctuary trek?

Yes, There is WIFI service in most of the guest houses. Speed of the WIFI is not that good but it is ok to connect with your family and friends

Is there enough hotels Annapurna sanctuary trek?

When there is main season it is always crowd on trekking route. sometimes the guest house might be full so you need to be very careful. if you can reach earlier would be always good to you. if you are with us we manage everything to you.

What is the drinking water on Annapurna sanctuary trek?

Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler

How much is Annapurna sanctuary trek distance?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail distance is around 115 km. Trekkers need to walk 10 KM to 20 KM each day. If you also trek Dhampus, The distance will be longer

What is the maximum elevation of Annapurna sanctuary trek?

The maximum elevation you will take is just 4130 meter in Annapurna base camp.

what permit is for Annapurna sanctuary trek?

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and Trekkers Information management system permit (TIMS) Card is required for the trek

Can I do trek with child

If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days

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