Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 4160 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu , Nepal
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy excellent views of Annapurna Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Get rich cultural insights into Gurung Villages
  • Well organized lodge to lodge trek with full board meals
  • Awesome panoramic sunrise Himalayan views from Poonhill
This trek is a popular trekking adventure located at Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as ABC trek, and it gives you an opportunity to witness excellent views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri. Annapurna is the tenth highest peak of the world and being there at the base camp of peak is an achievement in itself.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also an opportunity to walk across naturally beautiful landscapes, huge glaciers, and rhododendron forests, explore the rice paddy fields, local Gurung culture and traditions.

Another major highlight would be capturing awesome views of snow capped mountains Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fish tail, Nilgiri, Manaslu and Himchuli from popular Poonhill view point.

There will be plenty of opportunities to discover flora and fauna too and enjoy magically blooming rhododendron forests especially during the spring season of March, April and May.

On the course of this trek, we will be staying overnight at clean, comfortable local lodges with availability of basic services. We will have 3 hearty meals per day and during the final days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we heal our mind and body at natural hotspring at Jhinu Danda.

You will be enjoying excellent sceneries, nature and culture during this ABC trek. It is a moderately challenging trek and anyone with average physical fitness can join in.

For more details, please check the itinerary section.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Satoshi
  • From Japan
  • On Jan 31 2020
“I was planning to go to Annapurna Base Camp, but my schedule changed due to the avalanche. Thanks to the quick response, we were able to reach the Maldi Himar View Point. Also thank you next time.”
One of the most challenging and satisfying experiences of my life
5 - Excellent
  • Ijaz
  • On May 05 2019
“We trekked for 6-8 hours a day and covered the route in 10 days. Days 3 (poonhill climb), 9 and 10 (800 floors descent) were the most challenging. It's a very scenic trekking route and because of its popularity, the facilities along the way were pretty good and more than what I expected such as guest houses with wifi, western food and hot showers. Come prepared for steps; there are tons of them.”
Poon Hill, then Machapuchare and Annapurna Base Camps Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Nicholas Stone
  • From UK
  • On Jan 02 2017
“Essentially I did two treks: the well-known trip to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, and then on to the two base camps. I am 37 and in average physical condition and I found the going tough but not overwhelmingly so. The main challenge is climbing endless steps, both up and down. Hardly any of the trek is actually flat. I didn't have any trouble with my knees and I didn't need the trekking poles I bought in the end but if you don't think you can handle the strain on your knees and thighs etc then you'd probably best look at a trek which is flatter.

The first two days consist of walking up to Ghorepani via a series of tiny hamlets. In the sun it can be very hot, despite it being winter. The pre-dawn hike to Poon Hill was one of the hardest parts of the entire journey, mainly because it is done before breakfast and I felt quite weak and faint. I didn't think I would make it but I did in the end. The views at the top are beautiful. It wasn't freezing cold but gloves and a hat were handy. I borrowed a knock-off down jacket and used it during this climb and on a few other evenings but I could have done without it I think.

After Poon Hill was one of the most beautiful legs of the trek, walking through pine forests along the ridge of the mountains with spectacular views and then later alongside a stream until we reached Tadapani. After this there were a number of days where we didn't really ascend much but of course there were lots of steps up and down while we gradually skirted around the hills until we reached the valley which leads to MBC. Expect to see more hamlets, some villages, lots of cows and mules and goats, some flowers, plenty of trees and of course from time to time, the mountain peaks.

The final two sections from Bamboo to Deurali (3200 metres) and from Deurali to ABC (4100 metres) were very, very tough for me because I began to get out of breath due to the altitude. I was panting like I was running at top speed on the tread mill! My advice is simply to walk very, very slowly when climbing there. Try to take a breath for every step you take. (I was carrying 12kg on my back and it would definitely have been easier with a porter).

On the way down it was much quicker. It took me 2.5 hours to get from MBC to ABC, but on the way down, walking at brisk pace, I did the same distance in just 40 minutes. So my walking speed going up was 3 or 4 times slower than coming down.

I only stayed at ABC for an hour. The views are wonderful because you are surrounded by mountains and you can see (and hear) the glaciers. There are semi-frozen streams and huge boulders everywhere. I reached ABC on December 12th and it wasn't too cold but apparently I was lucky with the weather and in previous years it has been snowing at that time. That would have made things a lot more difficult.

One of the problems I had was washing clothes and drying them because there was so little sunshine, especially as we got higher. In the morning shade persisted until well after 10am and then the sun would go behind the peaks by around 3 or 4pm. At ABC the sun disappeared at 1.52pm!

A few items I brought with me which were very useful included a mini water filter (it paid for itself by the end), zip lock bags (to go to the toilet at night instead of walking outside in the freezing cold!), a portable clothes line (I dried my clothes in my room at night), oat bars (for a welcome snack and energy boost - these things aren't available in the trek), a high capacity power bank and a solar charger (you have to pay for electricity after Ghorepani), a microfibre towel (a normal towel would never dry!) and finally sunscreen spray (it gets very hot in the day).

I wish I had brought more liner socks (I had only two pairs, four would be better). Four hiking socks were enough. I also brought far too many chargers for my cameras and batteries and those weighed me down a bit. I also forgot to buy a sunhat which would have been useful. I had my own sleeping bag and a thermal liner and I was never cold at night. During the day I relied on trekking pants and a long-sleeved lightweight base layer. If the sun disappeared I either added a wool-based layer or my fleece. I had a thin rain jacket as well and that was very handy for keeping the wind off, though it wasn't very windy really and it never rained.

You can see the photos of my trek here: http://tinyurl.com/jlhyprp

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via Twitter @njstone9

Good luck!”
Family Trip to Annapurna Base Camp
5 - Excellent
  • Peter Marinov
  • From Portugal
  • On Oct 19 2016
“Annapurna base camp trek is wonderful experience for me and my kids. I am certain my kids are left with memories they will always treasure. No words or photos can describe the ten days we spent trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and back. It was awesome, it was incredibly hard for my kids but they forgot the hardship quickly as soon as they gazed up to the peaks. It was so icy cold at times because we trekked at the end of December. We laughed so much and sometimes we nearly cried. We stared at the mule trains carrying all sorts of logistics up and down the mountain trails and wondered at the strong porters. We sweated and gasped up the mountain stairways. We feared for our lives on the slippery slopes coming down from Machhapuchhre Base Camp and we came back to life in the pools of the Jhinu hot springs. And through all of this Shiva and Raj guarded us with their amazing knowledge and understanding, never-ending patience and wonderful sense of humor.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
  • Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga(1540m)
  • Day 3: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
  • Day 4: Hiking -Poonhill (3210m), trek to Tadapani
  • Day 5: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft)
  • Day 6: Chhomrong to Dovan(2600m/6190ft)
  • Day 7: Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft)
  • Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m)
  • Day 9: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft)
  • Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft)
  • Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara
  • Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure (complimentary service)
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • One porter for each two trekkers including his salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day during the trek
  • Teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Two nights budget tourst hotel accmodation in Pokhara
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All government taxes & office service charge
  • First aid medical kit
  • All Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu my tourist Bus
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa, airfares, travel insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara (except two nights in Pokhara)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (Expected but not mandatory)
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