The best holiday trekking of all, it is a dream of almost every adventure lover to trek into the heart of Annapurna massif. Packed with some of the best trekking routes of different difficulty level within the same Annapurna region, Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one suitable for all age group, and experience level.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is truly the best trekking trail in the world. You will be traveling through the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary, passing through the formidable bamboo forests and thickets to open up the great amphitheater of the sanctuary for recreational use. Annapurna Sanctuary trek is more distinct than any other trek by its multi-ethnic villages, its rich culture, beautiful landscape, and natural scenery. It is a good introductory route for close encounters with the Himalayas in a short period of time. It is also known as Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek offers magnificent views of Himalayan range which includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Machhapuchhre and many more. Other than the journey to the world’s 10th tallest mountain, the trekkers are in treat with close up views of other tallest mountains in the Himalayas, the Dhaulagiri Ranges that include mountain peaks like the Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Tukuche, Tilicho, Fang and Himchuli all through the trek.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a perfect blend of adventure, knowledge, and thrill as it takes you close to nature, culture and traditional values. Traveling through thick forests of oaks, rhododendrons, and fir, terraced fields, pastors you get intimate with nature all the while interacting with the people in the villages of Gurungs, Magars you will acquire the insight to a different world that reflects humility, peace, and brotherhood. And while obtaining all these education you can always enjoy the spectacular views of the majestic mountains and picturesque landscapes. The cultural experience that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers is undeniable. Living at the Magar and Gurung villages, you will get acquainted with their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Consequently, prominent destinations like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali among many others have remained unchanged for centuries.

To add some thrill and beauty to the trekking, there is the vantage point at Poon Hill that provides the awesome panoramic views of Annapurna Massif that is so phenomenal during sunrise and sunset that the point has its own trekking package dedicated for. And add some relaxing hot water spring bath at Jhinu Danda to soothe and heal the tired body after the weary trek.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is relatively moderate in difficulty level thus, it suitable for trekkers of all ages. Different kinds of birds and animals can be seen while trekking including some rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer, etc.  The best season for trekking Annapurna region is from March to May and September to December.

The trek starts from Nayapul, Pokhara and later passes through Birethanti, Ghorepani and reaches a Gurung village called Chhomrong at the altitude of 2660m. The route continues past by Hinko cave and reaches to a pass between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre peaks.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m.)
  • Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
  • Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
  • Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
  • Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
  • Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
  • Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure Day
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through Prithvi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of rocky hills while going along the river. If time remains, you will visit important places of Pokhara city. Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, Gorge of Seti River under Mahendrapul and many other places are there to visit in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m.)
Today, after having breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an hour to Naya Pul. Our trekking starts from the same spot. We walk for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga. The trail is not difficult though we have to climb. You can visit other trekkers ascending to the altitude. The journey is entertaining enough. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during your trek. We stay in Tikhe Dhunga in a guest house.
Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail is slightly uphill to Ghorepani. The astonishing view of the high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives a pleasant experience while following the trail. We pass through some settlements and terraced fields. We stay in a lodge at Ghorepani.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
On this day, we trek for more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a forest and continue along the riverside. You can hike to Poonhill to get the photographic scenes of the natural landscape. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the route to Tadapani. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
On this day, we walk descending to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron we walk towards Chhomrong across Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak, and Hiunchuli. You can explore Chhomrong area stay in a lodge overnight.
Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in the Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
This day trekking trailheads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with the views of the photographic scene of the landscape and snow-capped mountains. It is about 6 hours walk to reach the destination but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight at lodge in MBC.
Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
After having hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend a night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is especially for preventing from effects of cold.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
This day trek is retrieving back from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Annapurna South and high Himalayan peaks try to pull back to base camp where you feel heavenly intoxicated with the beauty of nature. Pleasant walking through forests and passing some villages provide chances to explore the area. We stay overnight in a guest house in Bamboo.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
On this day, we trek Jhinu Danda. The trekking is descending from Jhinu Danda with the pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty. We reach Jhinu Dada and explore the surrounding area. The panoramic views are impressive from the hill especially sunset views are lovely. We stay overnight in a guest house in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.
Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights. There are opportunities for shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.
Day 14: Departure Day
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as a visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the airport.
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