13 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek also known as ABC trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. ABC is a natural amphitheater as you will experience unique floras and wildlife with beautiful culture of Gurung. Annapurna Sanctuary trek 13 days itinerary is best to experience the wonders of the Himalayas, discovering rhododendron forest, hot springs and villages to Annapurna base camp Nepal surrounded by 360 degree towering mountain peaks. The trek is suitable for those who are ready to walk for 6 hours per day with a light rucksack. You will get a wonderful trekking experience in the Himalayas as we will pass alpine meadows, isolated villages and dramatic glaciers. This is a moderate grade, a good introductory trekking in the Himalayas. For last minute booking and any queries regarding this trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Trek Duration: 13 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m
Trek Cost: USD 770-USD 1260
Group Size: 01 - 12 people.
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara
Annnapurna Sanctuary Trek 13 days an amazing trekking to Annapurna base camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill.
13 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek also known as Annapurna base camp trek leads into the frozen heart of Annapurna base camp. The Base Camp forms of rock and ice on a staggering scale. The trekking trail starts from rice paddies and leads through a gorge of bamboo forest to glaciers and soaring peaks. Annapurna sanctuary trek offers an amazing experience of trekking. Have an open air breakfast surrounded by 7000m to 8000m peaks in every direction.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. No technical skill requires. If you are physically fit with good health can do this trek. However, it is nice to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before the trek. If you have high altitude trekking experience, then you may feel relatively easier this trekking. This is a private and group trek of any size, but there will be 2 to 12 people in a group. However, if you would like to book this trek for a larger group then that is also possible. The trek highly recommends for all age group people like family with children to senior people.
Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara and Kathmandu before and after the trek as per itinerary. Single supplement room will cost an additional USD 150. You will have basic teahouse accommodation during the trek. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner includes during the trek, but lunch and dinner does not include in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
13 days itinerary for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek designs for those trekkers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a comfortable way via Poon Hill. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days also highly recommends if you have a short time for 13 day long Annapurna sanctuary Trek.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek starts from Pokhara with 3 hours jeep drive to Tikhedhunga, where the trekking begins. The first part of the trek through Magar villages and forests to Ghorepani Poon hill. You can see sunrise and also the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Panorama. It takes two days to get to the village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, the trail passes up the Modi Khola Gorge into the heart of the sanctuary and some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on Annapurna region, and then we return to Pokhara via Jhinu Hot Spring.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 13 tour is possible throughout the year. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for this trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy peaceful trek with nature, then Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking in winter is also an ideal time.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Receive you at Kathmandu airport on arrival and drive to hotel. Free day on your own prepare for trekkking and meeting you guide and other group members and settle the balance trip payment. Stay night at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)
Early morming breakfast and get 7:00 am tourist bus drive to Pokhara. That takes 6 hours drive. Free day in the afternoon walking around lakeside Pokhara and stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Ghorepani(2800m)
Breakfast and drive jeep drive to Tikhedunga for 3 hours, and uphill trek to Ghorepani for 6 hours. Ghorepani is the best view point for Dhaulagiri and Annapurna himalayan range. It is in the middle of the Rhododendron forest. Stay night at basic teahouse lodge.
Day 4: Ghorepani to Tadapani/Chuile(2600m)
Wake up early in the morning, and hike to Poon hill to enjoy the sunrise view and also the Himalayan Panorama of Manaslu, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri. Come back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours walking in the jungles. Stay night at guest house in Tadapani.
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong(2100m)
Breakfast and trek for 6 hours on downhill and uphill past the small village and the jungle to Chhomrong. It is the getway village to Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 6: Trek to Bamboo(2600m)
Breakfast and trek down hill and uphill through small village and forest for 6 hours. Stay night at mountain guest house.
Day 7: Trek to Deurali(3200m)
Brekafast and mostly uphill through alpine forest past Dovan and Himalayan for 5 to 6 hours, and stay night at guest house in Deurali.
Day 8: Trek to ABC/Annapurna base camp(4200m)
Breakfast and trek uphil for 5 to 6 hours past the Machhapuchhare base camp. The final destination of the trek. The 360 degree mountains surrounds the Annapurna base camp.Stay night at mountain guest house.
Day 9: Return trek to Bamboo(2600m)
Wake up early in the moring, enjoying great view of Annapurna and glacier, trek descend to Dovan or Bamboo after breakfast. Stay night at guest house.
Day 10: Retun trek to Jhinu Hot Spring(1800m)
Breakfast and trek for 6 to 7 hours to Jhinu hot spring. Dip into natural hot spiring and stay night at guest house there.
Day 11: Jhinu to Pokhara(850m)
Breakfast and trek to Siwai for 5 hours and then drive by jeep to Pokhara for 3 hours. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Kathmandu Airport.
Breakfast and free day on your own walking around Thamel and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home. The trip ends here.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)