13-day trekking around Annapurna Sanctuary known as Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, the major treks in Nepal to get up close view of Annapurna and Fishtail.This is an excellent introduction trekking in the Himalayas. An extraordinary journey into the heart of Annapurna Himalayas, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a moderate grade trek. So you require a basic level of fitness.The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the most popular trek in Nepal after Everest Base Camp. Annapurna Sanctuary is a natural amphitheater of unique floras and wildlife with cultures of Gurung. You will also get a wonderful experience of forests, hot spring, villages and the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by 360 degree towering mountain peaks. If you are ready to walk for 6 hours a day with a light rucksack, then you are qualified for this trek.Thus, this is a good trek for a wonderful experience in the Himalayas walking on alpine meadows, isolated villages and dramatic glaciers. For booking inquiry regarding Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost and dates for 2023.2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave 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.
The 13-day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek will take you into the heart of Annapurna Himalayas.The trek starts from rice paddies and goes through a gorge of bamboo forest to glaciers and soaring peaks.For an amazing experience of trekking, a moderate grade Annapurna Sanctuary trek is suitable for all trekkers who are able to walk 6 to 7 hours a with light rucksack.
No any technical skill requires. If you are physically fit with sound health, you can enjoy this trek.The trek is highly recommended for all age group travelers like family with children to seniors.Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 13 days itinerary designs for those trekkers who wish to reach Annapurna base camp in a comfortable way via Poon Hill.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 Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged trekking package to Annapurna base camp trek.Please write us email know about these package price and what is inclusion in the price. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip package.Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package price ranges from USD 450 to USD 950.
Accommodation and Meals on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
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 tea house 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.
Best time trekking around Annapurna Sanctuary
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.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek difficulty
The trek is physically demanding. It is easy to moderate difficult trek, starting from Nayapul after an hour drive from Pokhara. Then you will trek to Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali and Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Nepal's Annapurna Base Camp trek is worthwhile for the life changing experience of mountain people's life and their societies.Moreover,Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an emerging trekking of variety of landscapes and meeting people from different parts in the worlds. You are in a good health to enjoy and complete the Annapurna base camp trek in 7 days from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The trail ascends and descends frequently. You are prepared to walk 10 km to 15 km each day on uphill and downhill trail for 6 to 7 hours.This is a good trek for trek beginners to advance trekkers alike. It is nice to hire a porter to carry your luggage for the ABC trek.
Weather and Temperatures
The day is sunny with warm temperature but cold in the morning, evening and night. The higher you trek up, the temperature are lower and colder. Please kindly bring with you a warm enough clothes. Sleeping bag and down jacket is compulsory for the trek. A risk of coming avalanche while you are trekking in December, January and February. Rainy season such as July and August are not a suitable time trek to Annapurna base camp. It rains everyday and leeches may disturb your trek. Autumn, Spring and Summer, the temperature in the day time between 10 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius and in the night between 15 degree Celsius and -5 degree Celsius. Winter is very cold, the temperature in the day between 5 degree Celsius to 22 degree Celsius and in the night between 10 degree Celsius to minus 15 degree Celsius.
Internet and WiFi on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
A good reception of network signal can find on ABC trek trail. Most of the tea house provide WiFi on the trail of Annapurna base camp. For this, you need to pay extra price ranges NPR 200 to NPR 500. The connections is not as good as in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is advisable to buy Ncell or NTC sim card with data package in Kathmandu before your trek departure.Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit
In order to trek to Annapurna base camp, you have to get two trekking permits-TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System) Card and ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fee) Permit. Its price is USD 50. We will organize your ABC trek permit on your behalf once you make ABC trekking booking with us. For this we need your photos and passport copy in advance.
You can make last minute booking a day before this trek gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form, by sending us an email, messages on Whats app and by calling. But, Last minute booking is not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet tours.
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.
Season for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad too, no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.
Autumn Season-Autumn is the best time to do this trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Annapurna and is, therefore, very crowded.
Winter Season-You could go during December if you would like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter as well. Dry air and clear sky with the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.Starting from January, you need to be careful about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be careful no matter what time in a year they are trekking when trekking from Deurali to MBC.
Spring Season-Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.
Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.
Money Matter-There are no ATM on this trek route. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are many ATMs in these cities. Everything you do is in Nepali rupees. So, you need to carry enough Nepali currency before you set off for the ABC trek.
WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.
Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.
Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Equipment
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
-A few pairs of Thermal tops
-Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
-Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
-Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
-Warm Hiking socks
-Trekking sue with spare laces
-Pair of flip flop
-Underwear & Swimming costume
-Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
-Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Trekking poles (Not 100%)
-Day bag above 40 L
-1 set- Headlamp
-Small lock for the day backpack
-Reusable water bottles- 2 liters
-Water purification tablets/ electric light
-Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
-Basic personal first aid kit
Travel Insurance-For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
High Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.