The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the most popular treks in the mountains of the Annapurna region. This single trek gives you the experience of different landscapes and takes you to the highest peaks in the short term. The trail goes through the lush rhododendron forests, high altitude lands and terraced rice paddies with the joy of magnificent views in the entire route of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Annapurna reserves the most deadly attraction for the mountaineers as it holds many treasures for the mountain lovers.
The best part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is that the trek can prepare with children as well. Thus, you can enjoy this beauty of nature with your family with huge fun, joy, and adventure. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is so unique in it and eye-catching in the imperial peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchhre and Himchuli. In the return time from Jhino Danda, you can have a well-deserved rest to your body in the pleasant hot springs. The restaurants and lodges are well-equipped in the Annapurna region especially at the opposite of Annapurna glacier; therefore you can have a variety of Nepali menus starting from typical Nepali Dal Bhat (rice with curd) to pizza and noodles called chowmin. As you look up from the edge of Annapurna Glacier, you will get to see the range of mountains in Annapurna. The trail also takes you to a variety of vegetation.
The trekkers have to sure that they have the latest information on the trail conditions before planning to trek & hire a knowledgeable guide as there is a risk of snow slide between Himalayan Hotel and Machapucchre Base Camp. Closure to Machapucchre Base Camp, the terrain turns Alpine, and patches of grass amidst boulders can explore. There are also flowering plants alongside. You will also get to see the old stones and slate-roofed houses in Ghandruk.
Here is a 14-day trekking plan to Annapurna Sanctuary. Come, Join & Explore the world with us together! We are here to lead you by our expert guides and help by our support staff throughout the whole journey. The trekkers will welcome locals who will offer a glimpse of their traditional rural life and awesome views experiences. Be ready for the greatest Adventure in the Mountains of Annapurna!!
The itinerary for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is planned for hikers who wish to enter the Annapurna Base Camp in a relaxed way with visits to the Ghorepani Poonhill. Indeed, for visitors who are time-constraint, it would be much more convenient for Annapurna Base Camp short Trek to Plan.
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Stroll around Gurung Villages
Lush forest of Rhododendrons and Oaks
Sight of Rural Nepalese village lifestyle
Natural Hot Spring in Jhino Danda
Visit to Annapurna and Machapuchhre base camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1300m):
Upon Arrival, hotel accommodation to be made available and briefing about the trek would be provided along with introduction to the guides.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude 800m, 2624ft): 7 hrs Drive
Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna region where we will drive to reach Pokhara in the private vehicles.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (Altitude 1525m) 3 hours:
Trekking begins from here and starts with a short drive to Nayapul. The trail will go to lower Ghandruk which is the biggest village in the entire trek. There are also lot of tea houses and you will enjoy this first tea house culture in your trekking.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepaani (Altitude 2800m) – 5-7 hours walk:
Trek to Ghorepaani has to be started which is comprised of hindu temples after crossing the iron bridge built over the Modi river.
Day 05: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapani (Altitude 2570m) 5-6 hours walk:
The trekkers will climb up to Poon Hill and go towards Tadapani. Poon Hill is the glorius viewpoint of Sunrise and Mountains.
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (Altitude 2170m) 4-5 hours:
At Chhomrong, you will cross a bridge over the Chhomrong river and steep up to Sinuwa from here where you will get to see the views of bamboo forests, rhododendron and oak forests.
Day 07: Trek to Dovan (Altitude 2630m) about 5 hours walk:
From Sinuwa, trek to Dovan will start. The route is almost jungle route where there are some lodges are available at a place called “bamboo”.
Day 08: Trek to Deurali (Altitude 3230m) 6-7 hrs walk:
After climbing up through the valley to Himalaya and Hinku cave, you will be reaching at Deurali and overnight stay here.
Day 09: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Elevation 4130m, walk 5-6 hrs:
Today is the most wonderful and adventurous day in the whole trekking. It consists of a simple walk along the Modi River to the Bagar. Bagar is the commencing point of trek to Machhapuchare base camp. The trail will go to the Annapurna Sanctuary and arrive at the base camp of South Annapurna.
Day 10: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo/2310m. 6-7 hrswalk:
You will steep down to dovan enjoying many waterfalls, caves, temples and forests en-route.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu/17800m, 6-7 hr4s walk:
Thereafter, a steep downhill will take trekkers to the Jhinu Danda where they can relax themselves in the hot springs.
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara:
Here, you will cross the bridge on Modi river and arrive at Sayauli Bazaar. From Sayauli Bazaar, the trek is flat till Nayapul and from Nayapul, a short bus will take you back to Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu:
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same route.
Day 14: Departure:
You will be dropped at the Airport in our private vehicle according to your time.
How difficult is Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?
The trek starts 1070 meters from Nayapul. The highest altitude on the trek is 4130 meter Annapurna Base Camp. The trek to the 10th highest peak in the world’s base camp is generally easier. All stages of trekkers who are physically fit to walk 6 to 7 hours a day can actually make this trek.
How long is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes 7-11 days, based on your route and hiking days. The route shown here takes 11 days from Nayapul (one an hour drive from Pokhara) to Ghorepani and the popular PoonHill viewpoint.
How many miles is ABC Trek Routes?
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail includes about 115 km and you’ll walk 10-20 km a day. This route is famous and is regularly filled with worldwide trekkers. Trekking routes on this journey are easy.
How do I get from Kathmandu to Annapurna base camp?
Reaching Nayapul (starting point to ABC Trek) from Pokhara takes about 2 hours of drive. If you’re beginning the trip from Kathmandu, you can either drive or fly to Pokhara. Taking a tourist bus from Kathmandu takes about 7 hours to reach Pokhara and 25 minutes by flight.
Food and accommodation in Annapurna Sanctuary trek?
In the peak season, Annapurna Sanctuary tea houses are likely to be filled as this area has very few lodges due to the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) environment policy. Often single supplement is not possible and sharing a room with someone or dormitory lodging is very popular in Annapurna Sanctuary trek. In ABC trek, however, Mountain Hike Nepal uses the best family-oriented lodges with twin-bed rooms sharing with shared toilets. Lodges give you the comfort feeling and the typical local environment. You have a range of food options from continental, Chinese to local and most lodges prepare delicious food. So far, we have not received any complaints about food and lodging.
Does this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek need groundwork?
Annapurna base is a mild trek for any normal sound fitness people. While trekking involves huge amounts of up and down walking with altitude gain or loss, no previous wide-ranging experience is required for Annapurna Sanctuary trek. However, we say it is not suitable for those with very weak knees, back, heart or lung conditions, and the doctor’s pre-check and approval is mandatory for any of these. While our itineraries are built to set the stage for possibility, we suggest pre-physical training before arriving in Nepal. The advice for the best training will be regular undulating walking with the amount of weight you expect to bear on your journey, which will definitely contribute to your self-reliance.
Will there be risk with altitude sickness on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?
Annapurna sanctuary trek itinerary is designed to make it physically effortless across the most beautiful Poonhill and the height gain is very steady. Till now, we have no experience of altitude sickness other than minor food poisoning issues due to new diets. Furthermore, your leader will have some general guidelines for selecting food or staying away from altitude sickness and other specific ailments while trekking for precautions. In case if anyone caught with Altitude sickness then your guide will help you manage the rescue from the place you are.
When is the best time to trek Annapurna base camp? Is it possible in winter also?
Post-monsoon and pre-monsoon are the best time in Nepal, i.e. March to May in spring and September to November in the autumn before the harsh winter is the perfect time to walk to Annapurna Base Camp when the view of the 10th highest peak in the world and its neighboring mountain is at its finest.
Annapurna base camp trek is possible even in winter (December to February), but, in case of heavy snowfall due to the possibility of an avalanche, the normal trekking trails leading to ABC may change. Though winter provides great weather, chances of temperature falling below the freezing point are probable. To catch Annapurna’s stunning beauty in winter, one should be well-equipped with winter equipment and mentally well prepared to face the worst chill weather situation.
How do I deal with the slow walkers in the team?
Besides, your group leader will appoint you with your group’s assistant guides, and your leader will take complete responsibility for the group’s slow walkers. He will work out regularly identifying each of his assistants in the team while taking responsibility for the people behind him, making it completely non-strenuous for everyone involved. Your leader, however, must set up grounds for everyone in the group to remain together and walk as a group.