Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 15 Days

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25
  • Max Altitude: 4,130m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • The trail passes through several dense forests offering you good insights of Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Spend a night in picturesque villages like Ghorepani
  • Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Experience rich culture and daily lifestyle of locals
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witness stunning scenery and Himalayan mountain views

About Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the best option to have insight into the culture and nature of Nepal. Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is also known as Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This trek will present majestic views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Tent Peak (5,663 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and numerous others. Our professionally designed Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary will take you to the foot of the world's tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna. Along with panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas and also get to witness outstanding scenery. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek route is an adventurous journey as well as one of the most famous treks in the world. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best time to go on Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek difficulty is moderate. The trail is not as difficult as other treks like Everest Base Camp Trek, however, you have to walk for on average 5 to 6 hours a day and that does need good health and fitness. If you have prior trekking experience, then no doubt you can do Annapurna Sanctuary Trek easily. In case you are a novice trekker, then make sure to do a little exercise before starting the trip. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek high elevation is 4,130 meters, which is surrounded by the Himalayan range, all mountains are above 7,000 m. The trek gives a unique combination of heights and depths with an astonishing diversity of ecosystems. 15 Days Annapurna sanctuary trek is a perfect package to explore the beautiful Ghorepani poon hill (amazing sunrise and Panorama views) and Annapurna Base Camp (lap of highest surrounded mountains). The trek provides to enjoy glacial moraine, natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda, terraced rice fields, wonderful peak attractions, mountain villages, and snow-capped mountains.

Annapurna Sanctuary south face has a slope that is covered by tropical jungles of bamboo and rhododendron. This region resident people are Gurung and Magar, where can see amazing traditional culture and lifestyle. There has two main religions are Hinduism and Buddhism as older animistic gods, which famous this Annapurna region. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek map takes far away from the chaotic cities in the serene and beautiful Himalayas. As the trail passes by picturesque villages and lush forests, you get to see the daily lifestyle of locals. Likewise, you also come across a diverse range of flora and fauna during the trek. If you want to know more about the trail or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost, then contact us at any time, Himalayan Frozen Adventure always ready for customer service. 

Itinerary

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You arrive at the airport, where one of our team members will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. You will check-in the hotel and get a small briefing regarding the day program. Later, in the late evening, you will meet with other team members over welcome dinner and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

You wake up and have a delicious breakfast. You will then go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places will show you Nepali art, architecture, and history. In the afternoon, you meet with the trek guide, and he will brief you about the trail. You then arrange all the gears and necessary documents for trekking with your guide.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

This day begins with a delicious breakfast and then a long drive to the lake city called Pokhara. During the drive, you get to see beautiful views of rivers, small settlement areas, lush green hills, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel. You are free to explore nearby areas. If you want, you can also do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake enjoying a stunning sunset. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 827m
  • Pokhara

After having breakfast, you begin a scenic driving towards Nayapul. The Nayapul is the starting point of the trek. From here, you trek through the forested paths and cross Burundi Khola. The trail will take you to Tikhedhunga and further ascends to Ulleri.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,050m
  • Ulleri

The trail ascends along the stone staircase. You get to see amazing views of Annapurna South and other mountains on the way. Passing through a waterfall and a few small villages, you reach beautiful Ghorepani village. The village welcomes you with stunning views of snow-capped peaks and lush rhododendron forests. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,750m
  • Ghorepani

You wake up early and ascend to Poon Hill. The trail will be rugged and steep. From the Poon Hill, you get to see fantastic sunrises along with Annapurna range and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Later, you descend to Ghorepani village and have your breakfast before moving towards Tadapani. To reach Tadapani, you walk through dense forests of rhododendron.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,700m
  • Tadapan

You will descend steeply through another beautiful rhododendron forest. Passing by a Gurung village, Gurjung you will reach Chhomrong for a night stay. The trail offers stunning landscape views.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,170m
  • Chhomrong

From Chhomrong, you walk on stone steps and reach Chhomrong Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge, you ascend to Sinuwa. Further, the trail passes through a lush forest to Kuldihar and descends to Bamboo.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,310m
  • Bamboo

From Bamboo, you trek through the dense and damp forest. The trail ascends steeply to Himalaya and passes by a lush forest. You reach Hinku Cave and descend enjoying beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri to reach Deurali.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,230m
  • Deurali

After having breakfast, ascend gradually towards Annapurna Base Camp. The trail will get steep at some point. Passing by Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you reach ABC. You get to see panoramic views of several Himalayan mountains throughout the day. Mountains like Annapurna range, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, etc are visible.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,700m
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp

We enjoy the amazing sunrise view, with the highest Macchhapuchare and Annapurna range, then a short hike to mountain glacier. After having breakfast at Annapurna base camp, the trek will be down to Bamboo. We return the same trail of Annapurna sanctuary and follow along the Modi River valley. Finally, we reach Bamboo where we spend a beautiful night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,350m
  • Bamboo

From Bamboo, you will descend on a stone staircase. The trail then passes by evergreen fields and takes you to Chhomrong. From here, you will descend on a steep trail and take you to Jhinu Danda. On the way, you will get to see impressive views of the mountains. Jhino dada has a nearby riverside hot spring, where we can soak our tired muscle.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,780m
  • Jhino Dand

The trail descends to Nayapul. You trek through the forested path and small villages before reaching Nayapul. From here, you drive back to Pokhara. Spend the night enjoying a gorgeous sunset view over tranquil Fewa Lake and dining in a fine restaurant or cafe.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 830m
  • Pokhara

After a quick breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu today. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to shop and relax. In the evening, you join the farewell dinner organized by the company for you. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu
You will fly back to your home. One of our team representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time. 

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickups and drop from airport - hotel
  • Teahouses/Lodges during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Accommodation with Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All Transportation in a comfortable vehicle and jeep
  • English-speaking experienced guide
  • 2 trekkers 1 porter
  • All fees for sightseeing.
  • Farewell dinners
  • First aid box
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee and (TIMS) card fee.
  • Taxes and service charges
  • (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) by touristy bus or Flight
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty?
This trek is easy than Everest base camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. The trek high elevation is base camp (4,130m). All of the age people can enjoy this trip.


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Annapurna base camp trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Annapurna base camp trek.


Is possible to take my children to Annapurna base camp trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Pokhara and Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Annapurna Base Camp?
Annapurna base camp elevation is (4,130m) above the sea level. 


Is Annapurna base camp trek permits necessary?
Yes, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Annapurna base camp trek per day maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 4 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 1 - 2 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Annapurna base camp trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Annapurna base camp trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Accommodation

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.


Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.


Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.


Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we'll accept, whatever reason Himalayan Frozen Adventure has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can't be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delay due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. As you can last-minute trip booking directly with us from email (info@himalayanfrozen.com), Whatsapp (+977 - 9840396708), and by calling. 


The necessary document you should carry

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

Drink water

The Himalayan region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!