Annapurna sanctuary trek-10 days

Duration: 11 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 4130 m

Encircle by Giant Mountain including above eight thousand meters Mt. Annapurna lies 46 km from the beautiful lake city Pokhara. Annapurna Sanctuary lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is a protected area known for its diverse flora and fauna.

The Annapurna sanctuary trek typically starts from Nayapul after the short drive from Pokhara and passes through terrace rice fields, picturesque villages, green lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. As you ascend you are rewarded with snowcapped Mountains including Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Annapurna Fangs, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Annapurna II, and many more.

Annapurna sanctuary trek culminated at (4,200m), a natural amphitheater surrounded by high Himalayas. The views from the sanctuary are extraordinary and Annapurna I dominates the skyline.

The Annapurna sanctuary trek is considered moderately challenging and requires physical fitness. It takes about 8 to 10 days to complete it, however, it depends on the person to person as well. The food and accommodation are well managed along the trek with verities of meals and clean and comfortable twin-sharing private rooms are provided.

Which is the best time for Trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary?

The best time to embark Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are considered the best time when the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent views and comfortable trekking condition. Daily walking distance is 10 to 15 km per day and the expected time taken is 5 hours a day hiking. The Monsoon (June- August) is heavy rain and makes the path wet and slippery but if you are going for photography then this might be the best time to visit Annapurna sanctuary. The winter season (December to February)-is too cold and occasionally the Guest house and base camp could be closed due to the heavy snowing. Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, and Half of the Annapurna Circuit Trek are recommended which are said to be under the rain shadow area.

What is the cost for 10 days of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

The cost of the 10-day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is way cheaper than climbing a Mountain. The cost depends on the services that you receive. For an idea, the 10-day Annapurna sanctuary costs from 600 USD to 1200 USD per person. The cost includes good standard Mountain accommodation and a professional Guide and a porter.

It is important to note that since my knowledge every season the trekking route is updated and changes for the path. It is a good idea to consult a reputed trekking company Global Adventure before planning your trip to Annapurna Sanctuary. Please feel free to contact us for the latest updated itinerary, trek cost, and hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We have a selection of the best hotels in Pokhara and Mountain to meet your requirements.


  • Experience the snow-capped mountain with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Visit the Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchre Base Camp at once
  • Enjoy the sunrise above an 8000-meter mountain from Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Walk about 10 to 15 km beside the snow-feed river

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1350m.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Pick up and transfer to the designated hotel in Thamel. The hotel is clean and comfortable comprised of Pillow, blankets, towels, Balcony, TV, and Air conditioning. The rest of the time is free

  • No
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1350 m

After having breakfast at the Hotel, Drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus which will take about 7 hours for a 200km drive. Go through the Prithivi Highway passing a small village, overlooking the white water rafting and diverse landscape to Pokhara. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city, enjoy the lake cruise and experience the local markets.

Accommodation: Hotel

Melas: Breakfast

Expro. Time taken: 7 hrs

Distance: 200 km

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 810 m

After having the short drive to Nayapul (you have to register your ACAP permit and TIMS-Card), your adventure will begin. Walking through the terraced fields, villages. The first part of the trek is easy but the last part is uphill. Arrival and check in Hotel.

Meals: Full Board plan.

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Expro. Time taken: 4 hrs.

Distance: 8.5 km.

  • Full Board plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 2012 m

Ghandruk village is a beautiful village that offers the local culture, typical villages, eye to eye-catching Mountain views. The walking trails are ups and down through the well-maintained path. Lunch will be served along the trek route between 12 to 1 pm.

Meals: Full board plan

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Expro. Time taken: 6 hrs

Distance: 12 km.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 2340 m

Walking through Rhododendron forest and Bamboo forest with the noise of the Modi River and chirping birds leads you to Deurali. Along the way, you will pass Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalayan Hotel, and the Hinco cave. Overnight at Mountain Guest House.

Meals: Full board plan

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Expro. Time taken: 7 hrs

Distance cover: 14 Km

  • Full Board Plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 3200 m

Deurali is located on the lap of the Himalayas just above the tree line. After having breakfast you will begin your journey to Machhapuchre Base camp takes about 3 hrs and you will have a Lunch break. The Annapurna Sanctuary is very close to here, however, due to the elevation you will be walking very slowly on the well-maintained path. Once you reached base camp then you will have a great chance to experience the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas including Annapurna I, Machhapuchre, and many more. It is a Natural amphitheater surrounded by Himalayan ranges. After Dinner enjoy with moonlight and twinkling stars!

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Meals: Full Board Plan

Expro. Time taken: 5 Hours

Distance cover: 9 km

  • Full Board Plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 4130 m

Today wake up early morning about 5 am and enjoy the sunrise view, the sunlight changes its mountain color into Gold and white in the noon, and after looking around trek back to Dovan. The way to Dovan is all downhill and takes about 6 to 7 hours. Walking downhill will be easier and quicker due to the air pressure.

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Meals: Full Board Plan

Expro. Time taken: 7 Hours

Distance cover: 14 km

  • Full Board plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 2500 m

Today you will be walking mostly downhill until Bamboo and uphill to Sinuwa and descend to Chumrung Khola and up to Chumrung in the shadows of Rhododendron forest and Bamboo forest. Chhumrung to Jhinu Danda is a short downhill that takes about 1 hrs then take a room and head to Natural Hot Spring for the bathe. Enjoy your n=bathe at Hot Spring and enjoy your evening at Jhinudanda.

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

Meals: Full Board Plan

Expro. Time taken: 6 Hours

Distance cover: 14 km

  • Full Board Plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 1780 m

Today is the last day of your trek in the Mountains, Trek about 1 hour to Siwai and take a bus to Pokhara. Arrive and check into Hotel and enjoy Pokhara!

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Expro. Time taken: 5 Hours

Distance cover: 52 km

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • 810 m

This is a scenic flight half an-hour flight over a mountain, lakes, and beautiful landscapes. There are several flights to Kathmandu. The flight starts from 7 am till 8 pm on the different airlines. Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening farewell dinner!

  • Breakfast and Farewell
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1350 m

Today is the final day of your Nepal adventure. Global Adventure company will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure at your preferred time. Remember room check-out time is 12:00 noon

  • Breakfast
  • No

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private car/coster as per group size
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 6-night accommodation at the various available tea houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide with a Government license holder
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight including departure Tax
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nepal Entry Visa, Visa can obtain upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. It cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days respectively
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kinds of Drinks (alcoholic non-alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping in the mountains.
  • Client's travel insurance and evacuation costs if needed
  • Tips to Guide and support crews.
  • A sherpa porter to carry your baggage
  • Flight to Pokhara (Please let us know on time for the flight booking)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
30 Sep, 2023 - 10 Oct, 2023 Guaranteed US$899
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Useful Info

  • All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. A visa can obtain on your upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visas cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Join our scheduled departure for 2023/2024. Global Adventure Trek assembles the group for you.
  • You may postpone your trip without paying an extra fee. However canceling your booking the T&C will apply.
  • Remember, This trek involves 5 to 7 hours of daily walking in the mountain so you need to be physically fit.

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