Duration: 14 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 1,080
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is well known as Tea House Trekking to the Annapurna region. Located in the central Nepal, it is supremely varied geographically and traditionally. Annapurna I, which is the highest in the Annapurna region (8000 m), was first successfully ascended by the French team in 1950. This Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is also known as Annapurna Base Camp. This region is home to various flora and fauna and on the trail, you will be spotting various ethnic communities like Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, and Tibetan where you get a glimpse of their culture and livelihood.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara and we will be spending our night at the hotel near Lakeside. The following day, we take a drive to Nayapul following the route to the Ghorepani, and continuing trekking to reach Ghorepani and wander around the scenic beauty there.
The following day early in the morning, we will climb for stunning Poon Hill to perceive the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks like the Dhaulagiri (8166m), Nilgiri (7040 m), Fishtail (6995 m), Annapurna I (8090 m), Annapurna II (7935 m), Annapurna III (7550 m), Annapurna IV (7520 m), Annapurna South (7218 m), Hiunchuli (6440 m), Lamjung Himal (6985 m) and Tukuche Peak (6925 m).
After enough time relishing in Poon Hill, we will head back to Ghorepani and then towards the path of Tadapani. From there, we trek descending to Chomrong. The next day, our actual trekking destination begins where we will be heading to Annapurna Base Camp subsequently stopping in Dovan and Deurali to spend our night. We then retrace back to the Annapurna Base Camp, then to Chomrong and on the way we reach Jhinu. Here you can enjoy the natural hot spring if you would like to. Then continue our trek to Pothana where we will be spending our night and from there we drive to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek where you also get the natural alpine forest and other flora of forest blooming beautifully on the surrounding trails. In autumn, views of the mountains are also very clearly perceived.
We the Accent Himalaya can arrange this trekking in every season according to our client’s desire. We have designed this 15 days itinerary from the day of your arrival to exploring Kathmandu, your designated trek and then to your final departure. On these 15 days, we will be taking all your responsibilities and making sure you get the best possible services throughout the trip and try making your journey memorable. If you would like to change or customize the itinerary which fits your vacation, we are always open. So if you want to know further details about this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, have any inquiries, please feel free to contact or email us.
Below we list you our detailed itinerary for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:
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Day 1 :Meet at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Transfers from Kathmandu Airport are provided.
Day 2 :Drive to Pokhara and explore this beautiful lakeside town on the south side of the Annapurna Himal.
Day 3 :Drive to Nayapul, from where we begin trekking to our overnight halt at Hille.
Day 4 :Trek through forest of rhododendron and pine to Ghorepani (2860m), at the foot of Poon Hill.
Day 5 :Sunrise on the Annapurnas from Poon Hill (3195m). Trek further into the Sanctuary, to Chuile.
Day 6 :Trek to Bhanuwa (2110m) via the village of Chhomrong.
Day 7 :Trek to 'Himalaya' (2920m).
Day 8 :Trek into the gateway of the Annapurna Sanctuary to Machhapucchre Basecamp (MBC) at 3700m.
Day 9 :Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) in the heart of the Sanctuary.
Day 10 :Early start for the sunrise views. Then, after breakfast at the lodge, descend to Dobhan (2540m).
Day 11 :Trek via Bamboo and the ridge-top settlement of Sinuwa to Chhomrong (2170m).
Day 12 :Trek out to SyauliBhatti and then return by vehicle to Pokhara.
Day 13 :Drive to Kathmandu. Afternoon free to relax by the pool or to do some independent sightseeing.
Day 14 :Departure day. Transfers to Kathmandu Airport are provided.
Includes and Excludes
- Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara, and Pokhara - Kathmandu
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a Hotel in Pokhara
- 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not Include in the Cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Porters in needed
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
But once you set out for Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Annapurna Sanctuary Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 14 days package for Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.