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+15
  • Max Elevation: 4,130 m./13,550 ft

Encircled by a Giant Mountain above eight thousand meters, Mt. Annapurna 1st lies 46 km. from the beautiful lake city Pokhara. Annapurna Sanctuary lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area, whose elevation is 4,130 m. which is a protected area known for its diverse flora and fauna.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Highlights

  • Experience the snow-capped mountains with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Visit the Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchre Base Camp 
  • Enjoy the sunrise above an 8,000-meter mountain from Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Walk about 10 to 15 km. beside the snow-feed river
  • world's largest Rhododendron Forest in Ghorepani
  • Visit the famous Poon Hill for the best Sunrise view
  • The most popular trekking experience in Nepal

The Annapurna sanctuary trek typically starts from Nayapul after the short drive from Pokhara and passes through terrace rice fields, picturesque villages, green forests, and cascading waterfalls. As you ascend, you are rewarded with snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,538 ft.), Machhapuchre (6,993 m/22,927 ft.) Annapurna Fangs, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Annapurna II, and many more.

Annapurna's sanctuary trek culminated at (4,200 m (13,776 ft.) 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 as well. The food and accommodation are well managed along the trek, with a variety of meals and clean and comfortable twin-sharing private rooms are provided.

The best time for Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

The best time to embark on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is in the spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December), which are considered the best time when the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent views and comfortable trekking conditions. For the daily temperature of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, please visit the link.  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 in the Winter (December–February). 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. Global adventure trekking company highly recommends the Ghorepani Poon hill trek to combine with Annapurna base camp trek.

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 6,00 USD to 1,200 USD per person. The cost includes good standard Mountain accommodation, a professional Guide, and a porter as per the itinerary. 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, like Global Adventure Trekking, 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. Our package offer is competitive for best level of services and cost. We have a selection of the best hotels in Pokhara and the mountains to meet your requirements.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1,400 m./4,600 ft./6 km./30 min drive

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our dedicated airport representative will warmly welcome you with the vibrant garland of Marigold flowers which symbolizes traditional Nepali welcome and comfortably transfer to your hotel for ensuring pleasant and delightful overnight stay awaits you.

Journey distance- 6 km.

Journey time- 30 min.

Accommodation- Hotel Buddha or Similar

Meals-No

  • No
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

After savoring delicious breakfast at the Hotel, embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara by comfortable Tourist bus, which will take about 9 hours for a 200 km will take you along the picturesque Prithvi Highway passing through small towns and local settlements, overlooking the white water rafting on Trishuli river and diverse landscape to Pokhara. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city, enjoy the lake cruise and experience the local markets.

Distance cover- 200 km./124 miles

Journey time- 8 hrs.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast


  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 810 m./2,656 ft.

As soon as finished your delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on an exciting journey through the picturesque landscape of Annapurna region to Nayapul. This is the gateway of Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill Trek. 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 and pleasant as it is flat, but the last part is steep steeps uphill towards to your hotel in Ghandruck. Pleasant and delightful stay with organic food.

Driving distance cover- 42 km.

Journey time- 1:30 min.

Meals: Full Board plan.

Accommodation: Guest House/Tea House 

Estimated Trekking Time: 4 hrs.

Altitude gain- 1202 m.

Distance: 8.5 km.

  • Full Board plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2012 m./6,600 ft.

The Ghandruk village is a beautiful and vibrant, offers the typical Gurung culture, significant view of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Himchuli. To began your trek today, the path goes downhill to Kimrong Khola offering picturesque views of the Mountains and lush greenery surrounding. Now, the hiking trail is tough and up hill towards Chhumrong village, which is fascinating and unique another Gurung village. This is the gateway of Annapurna base camp and lies on the lap of the massive Annapurna.

As soon as you finish your lunch, the trail goes steeps down all the way to Kimrong Khola, cross the bridge. The trail ascends to Sinuwa which takes, a couple of hours. Best place to spend the night with great views.

Distance cover- 12 km.

Estimated trekking time- 6 hrs.

Altitude gain- 328 m.

Meals: Full board plan

Accommodation: Guest House/Tea House


  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/ Tea House
  • 2,340 m./7,675 ft.

Walking through lush greenery of Rhododendron and Bamboo forest to the bank of the Modi River. Continuing on the trail, you will have a first stop at Bamboo a small settlement by Bamboo dense forest. The trek leads you towards to Dovan with the picturesque landscapes and rolling Modi river. You will be having another stop for hot tea/coffee at Himalaya and continuing your journey towards to Deurali for the tranquil night.

Distance cover- 14 km.

Estimated trekking time- 7 hrs.

Altitude gain- 860 m.

Meals: Full board plan

Accommodation: Guest House/ Tea House


  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,200 m./10,496 ft.

Deurali is located on the lap of the massive Annapurna Himalaya, just above the tree line. After fuel up with hearty breakfast, you will begin your journey to Machhapuchre Base camp takes about 3 hrs. the path is terrain, and alpine landscape. You will have a Lunch break at MBC. After the lunch, continuous your journey to Annapurna Sanctuary/Annapurna base camp is very close from MBC, however, due to the elevation you will be walking very slowly on the well-maintained path. Once you reached Annapurna 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!

Distance cover- 9 km.

Altitude gain-930 m.

Estimated trekking time- 5 hrs.

Accommodation: Guest House/Tea House

Meals: Full Board Plan


  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 4,130 m./13,546 ft.

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.

Distance cover- 14 km.

Altitude desent-1630 m.

Estimated trekking time- 7 hrs.

Accommodation: Guest House/Tea House

Meals: Full Board Plan


  • Full Board plan
  • Mountain Accommodation
  • 2,500 m./8,200 ft.

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 one hour 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 Jhinu danda.

Distance cover- 14 km.

Altitude descent- 720 m.

Estimated trekking time- 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Guest House/Tea House

Meals: Full Board Plan


  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 1,780 m./5,838 ft.

Today is the last day of your trek in the Mountains, Trek about 3 hour to Birethanti/Nayapul and take a bus/ car to Pokhara. Arrive and check into the Hotel and enjoy Pokhara!

Distance cover- 46 km.

Altitude descent- 970 m.

Estimated trekking time- 4 hrs./drive 1:30 min.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • 810 m.

Thrilling half an-hour scenic flight over the majestic mountain, lakes, and stunning landscapes of Nepal. Several flights are available throughout the day. The flight starts from 7 am till 8 pm, different airline operate this scenic flights. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the hotel for the comfortable and pleasant overnight. Evening, enjoy together with farewell dinner!

Air distance cover- 142 km./88 miles

Journey time- 30 min.

Meals- Breakfast/Dinner

Accommodation- Hotel

  • Breakfast and Farewell
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

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. 

Distance cover- 6 km.

Journey time- 30 min.

Meals- Breakfast

  • Breakfast
  • No

What's included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle 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 vehicles  
  • 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)
  • Company T-shirt 
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Seasonal Fruits, the best available 
  • 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)
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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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