Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

14 Days

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a short popular trek that will take you into the heart of the Annapurna. Surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna South, Annaurna I, & Hiunchuli. It typically takes around 12 to 14 days to complete, and require a moderate level of fitness.

Here is the short details of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:


Outline Itinerary of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Here is the 14 Days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek from Pristine Nepal Treks. Customization is available in this trek and you can shorten this trek too if you want.

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu & Transfer to Hotel via private vehicle
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in popular places of Kathamndu including UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara via Tourist Bus
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 05: Trek to Chomrong Village
  • Day 06: Trek to Dova via Bamboo | 2,310m
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp via Deurali | 3,200m
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 09: Trek back to Bamboo
  • Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot-Spring)
  • Day 11: Trek to Potana via Landruk
  • Day 12: Walk to Kande via Australian Camp & Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathamndu by Tourist Bus, Transfer to your Hotel
  • Day 14: Departure from kathamndu

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Cost Inclusion & Exclusion of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

We provide excellent service to our customers and give 100% priority to safety. Our guide are discipline & punctual. Thus, you can count on us for a better experience.

Cost inclusion:

  • Private Vehicle for airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Private vehicle for Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including Breakfast (B&B Basis) | Day 1 & Day 2
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara (Day 3 & Day 12)
  • Standard Lodge Accommodation during the whole trek
  • Tourist Bus ticket (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek (Full Board Meal)
  • Tea & Coffee (3 times a day during the trek)
  • Seasonal fruits in dinner
  • Trekking Permits (ACAP & TIMS Card)
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking experienced Trekking guide
  • All expenses of Guide including insurance
  • One porter for two trekkers (Weight restriction is applied)
  • All expenses of Porter including Insurance
  • Government and Local taxes
  • Emergency Evacuation (according to your travel insurance)
  • Souvenir – A company’s T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Trek Complition from Pristine Nepal Treks
  • Taxi to/from the bus park
  • Farewell dinner at one of the Nepalese Reputed Restaurant
  • Private Vehicle for Airport Transfer | Final Departure

Cost Exclusion:

  • International Flight Airfare
  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Monument fee in Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drink
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu
  • All your personal things and necessaries which is not mentioned in cost included

Pristine Nepal Roles in Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

As told earlier, we care about the safety of our clients to insure that they get the best expereince from us. Pristine Nepal Treks is run by family and we make sure that every one gets the same treatment.

The reason that you can trust us for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is:

  1. We are certified – Government Registered Company with legal docments
  2. Proffessional Guide who are trained from NMA & Government licensed
  3. Proper care of Clients & Daily oxygen level check-up through Oximeter
  4. No Hidden Charges
  5. Well-crafted itinerary with customization available
  6. Group Discount from 2+
  7. 24/7 help available
  8. Associated with Free Volunteering Nepal

Cost Inclusion

  • Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist bus ticket (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking experienced trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (Weight restriction is applied)
  • Guide and Porter's salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance
  • Government and local taxes
  • Taxi to/from the bus park
  • Farewell dinner at one of the reputed restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Monument fee in Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drink
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu
  • All your personal things and necessaries which is not mentioned in cost included


After your arrival in Kathmandu, our team Pristine Nepal staff or guide will come to pick you up in the airport. A private vehicle will be provided for you and you will be assisted in the hotel of Thamel where you will stay overnight.

After your breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up and introduce you to the unique flair of Kathmandu, a blend of modernization and old lively cultures. You can witness how the fast-growing city revolves around and engulfs medieval period villages and experience the charming mixture of modern life with customs and lifestyle of the locals as it was for hundreds of years.

Kathmandu is a city with outstandingly rich ancient history and you will tour some famous Durbar Square, as well as numerous impressive Buddhist and Hindu temples, including the great Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as ”Monkey Temple”) overlooking the busy streets of Kathmandu. After an interesting tour, you will have free time in the afternoon to stroll around the small charming backstreets of Kathmandu and prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek.


The Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on currently the only highway in Nepal. On the way to scenic Pokhara, our journey leads past farm villages and towns, overseen by our beautiful mountains. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake.

(option: There is a very scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with the super panorama of mountains and landscapes. It takes about 30 minutes. The prices vary. Please let us know, if you are interested.)

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start the morning with a short drive of about two hours to Nayapul. Here, we begin our trek and pass the lovely Bhirethati village located at the Modi River. We continue through farm villages, coming across trekkers, mules and donkey trains along our way to the Syali Bazaar area. From here we go uphill on stone steps to Kimche village and gradually climb to Ghandruk. Here we stop for the night in a nice lodge.

From Ghandruk village you can see Annapurna South, Huinchuli and the towering Mt. Machhapuchare (also called “ Fish Tail”). Ghandruk is a large village of the Gurung people, which became internationally famous as Gorkha soldiers in the UK and the Indian armies, and as gallant soldiers. Usually, these people are farmers and shepherds following Tibetan Buddhism as they originated from Tibet.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day begins with a lovely morning walk with great views. Our path walk leads above Ghandruk village and then steeply up to Kimrong danda (the ridge) for about one hour. Here, we have a short break before we continue downhill into pristine forests and reach the lovely Kimrong valley. After lunch, we start to climb uphill through terraced farm areas for about one hour before we reach a level stone paved path which leads to the top of Chomrong. A short descent brings us to the main Chomrong village for our overnight stop.
Chomrong is a large and the last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp. After Chomrong there are only temporary settlements which evolved around the teahouses, lodges, and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start the day walking downhill to a river, then cross a short bridge and head up to reach Sinuwa at 2,360 m altitude, a lonely spot with a few shops and nice lodges. From here, our path leads into a cooler forested area with oak, rhododendron and pines trees. A short steep descent brings us to Bamboo, a small settlement of 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees located on the Modi River gorge. After Bamboo, we climb up for a bit more than an hour to reach Dovan for our overnight stop.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, morning walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and large over after a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, we start the day going uphill through thick forests and reach Himalaya Hotel which is located beneath the Huichuli peak and the large overhanging Hinko Cave. We then descend to Modi River crossing an ablation caused years ago by avalanches of rocky moraine material. A short climb brings us to Deurali as we leave the gorge area arrive in wider , more open terrain. After a lunch stop in Deurali, we head uphill leaving the tree lines behind. We continue following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to the Machhapuchare base camp located beneath to the wearing North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain at 3,700 m altitude. Here we stop for the night. ranging from Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchare base camp at 3,700 m high for an overnight stop, located beneath towering north Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we enter the famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where the Annapurna base camp is located. We start from Machhapuchare base camp, the entry point of the Sanctuary, and hike to higher ground for few hours before we then enter the sanctuary, an amphitheater of peaks that surrounding this amazing place. A few hours of pleasant walking bring you to the highest spot of this adventure, Annapurna base camp at 4,130 meters altitude.
In the afternoon, you relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a memorable and enjoyable moment at the base camp within the Annapurna Sanctuary, we go back down to Bamboo and spend another night there.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After our second visit to Bamboo, we leave Modi River and the gorge behind and climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into a forested area. A short gradually climbing path brings us to Sinuwa danda. From here we descend to Chomrong River, and then climb up again on stone steps to our lunch stop at Chomrong.
After Chomrong we continue to climb for a little while to reach the top ridge. A short downhill walk brings us to the scenic and lovely Jhinu village for our overnight stop. Jhinu is located on a ridge top offering phenomenal views of rolling green hills. A short descent of 25 minutes brings you to a lovely hot-spring back at the Modi River.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a nice break at Jhinu village morning walk downhill on stone steps reaching at another Nayapul (New Bridge), from here on crossing a long suspension bridge, a short climb to reach another large village at Landruk. After a short rest with commanding views walk is easier on winding trails with few short and up and down to reach Tolka village with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli.
From here on gradual trail with few short ups and downs, passing village Bheda Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into the cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village. From Deurali downhill through the forest to Pothana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you can catch fantastic views of snowcapped peaks as we start our last day walk into the cool forest. We walk up to Thulo Kharka (also known as Australian Camp), a scenic and pristine spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of both, the Annapurna and the Manaslu range of mountains.
Our final walk of this adventure leads us down to the road on which we head to Kande village. We are picked up by our Jeep and drive back to picturesque Pokhara, located at the serene Phewa lake, where we can say farewell to the impressive peaks which accompanied us for the last two weeks on the exciting Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek.

Breakfast, Lunch

We depart early from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You are brought back to your hotel and the afternoon is free for your individual activities as you may want to go shopping for souvenirs or enjoy the urban vibe of Kathmandu after 2 weeks in the calm and remote mountains.
(option: There is a very scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with a super panorama of mountains and landscapes. It takes about 30 minutes. The prices vary. Please let us know, if you are interested.)


At your last day in our beautiful country Nepal, our staff will transfer you to the airport at any time that is convenient for you. We, the people from Pristine Nepal Trekking, will have made sure that you had an enjoyable and memorable time at the Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek by providing quality service, experienced guidance and by doing our best every day.

Gears & Equipments

Planning and Preparation are very important to have a safe and sustainable experience while trekking. Focusing only on fitness is not what you should be doing to prepare for the trek, instead, there are so many key factors that you should consider before leaving for the trek.

Things like gear & equipment, mental preparation, budgeting, planning itinerary, acclimatization, safety & other important factors are necessary to avoid trekking errors. Here are some important factors to plan & prepare for a safe & sustainable trek in Nepal:


Gears & Equipment: Packing list for EBC

Packing the right gear & equipment can save you from any unnecessary expenses. To make it easy for you, here is the checklist of the packing list for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Clothing gear for the trek

Down jackets
Trekking boots
Long sleeve t-shirts
windproof jackets
Hiking socks
UV rays protected sunglasses
Nylon windproof pants Nylon
windproof pants
Water bottles
Neck gaiter

Essential gears for the trek

Duffle bag (It is provided by us without extra charges if you trek with us)
Minimum 40L daypack for carrying essential items during the trek
Water bottles or Camelbak (Hydration bladder)
Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Quick dry trekking towels

Toiletries Items

Toilet paper
Shampoo Diaper
Rash cream
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Lip balm
Wet wipes
Hand sanitizer

Foods and Snacks

Snacks (which include chocolate bars and Protein & carb-containing foods)
Thermos (For storing hot water for a longer time)
Re-hydration powder (To stay hydrated)

Important Documents

Passport (It is needed for entry gate registration)
Travel Insurance

Additional Supplies

Portable solar charger/power bank
Playing cards or any other games
DSLR cameras

What can you rent in Thamel, Kathmandu for your trek?

In Thamel, Kathmandu, we can recommend several rental shops where you can rent a Down Jacket, sleeping bag, and Trekking Pole, and buy the remaining gear too. We also offer quality sleeping bag rental service.

I am Vegan, what extra things should I pack for the trek?

If you are a vegan, it is strongly recommended to bring additional protein bars or snacks for the trek. The cost of snacks in the trekking trail will be expensive, so prepare accordingly.

More Details

Accommodations and Foods on the Trekking Trail:

When trekking along a trail, especially in remote or mountainous regions, you can expect various types of accommodations depending on the area and the level of development. The most common word for accommodation that is used in the high-altitude trekking trail isTea House”.

What is a Tea House?

A tea house, particularly in the context of trekking in Nepal, refers to a type of lodging establishment commonly found along popular trekking routes. These tea houses are usually family-run guesthouses or lodges that cater to trekkers and provide basic accommodation and meals.

Tea houses are typically built using local materials such as stone, wood, and tin roofs. They offer a range of facilities including bedrooms with twin beds or dormitory-style sleeping arrangements, communal dining areas, and basic sanitation facilities such as shared toilets and sometimes hot showers.

In addition to accommodation, tea houses also serve meals, snacks, and beverages to trekkers, often including a variety of local and international dishes. They may also offer amenities such as Wi-Fi, charging facilities for electronic devices, and small shops selling basic supplies and souvenirs at a small cost.

Tea houses play a crucial role in supporting trekking tourism in Nepal by providing comfortable and affordable lodging options for trekkers, allowing them to rest and refuel during their journeys through the mountains.

Foods & Drinks in Trekking Trail:

Food costs are usually included in the cost inclusion which is why you will get Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek at tea houses. Usually, your trip package covers three-course meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & seasonal fruits with 3 times Tea or Coffees per day. However, any kind of beverage drinks or desserts, snacks, or alcoholic beverages is not included.

It is also important to note that the food options are limited at higher elevations and some foods may not be available. Food options like vegan or veg can also be found in tea houses which is good news for vegans/vegetarians However, you may lack protein which is why we recommend you bring extra protein bars with you.

During Lunch, you can have your own choice of meal from Continental, Chinese, Indian, & Nepali Cuisine in Everest. Guide & Porters are served with Dal Vat Tarkari, a typical Nepali food that includes rice, lentil soup & vegetable curry.

Similarly, since you will be trekking after eating lunch, we highly suggest you eat food with high amounts of carbohydrates which gives you energy as there will be no shop in the way so that you can buy snacks.

The menu price will be different in each tea house which is why don’t let it bother you.

Best Time to Trek

Trekking in Nepal offers the best experience to any adventurer visually as well as mentally with breathtaking landscapes, majestic Himalayas, histories, local traditions, & others. However, experiencing those meaningful & memorable events falls under different months and seasons.

Even though the months of Spring & Autumn season are considered the best time to trek in Nepal, there are other months of Monsoon & Winter seasons that you may want to consider. Aside from the trekking experience, there are events, festivals, and local traditions that you can experience.

Let’s explore the best times to trek in Nepal, along with the highlights and considerations for each season that may meet your expectations:

Spring Trekking in Nepal (March-May)

Spring is arguably one of the most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal. During this time, the weather is mild and pleasant, with warmer temperatures and blooming flora painting the hillsides in vibrant hues.

During this period, several festivals and events take place, offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in Nepalese culture and traditions. Here are some notable events that occur in Nepal during the spring season, organized by month:


Holi: Celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna, usually falling in March, Holi is a colorful festival known as the “Festival of Colors.”

Ghode Jatra: Ghode Jatra, or the “Festival of Horses,” is celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, particularly at the Tundikhel grounds in Kathmandu. This event features horse parades, races, and various cultural performances.


Bisket Jatra: Bisket Jatra is a traditional New Year festival celebrated in Bhaktapur, one of the three medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley. The highlight of the festival is the pulling of chariots carrying the images of various deities, accompanied by music, dance, and cultural rituals.

Buddha Jayanti: Also known as Buddha Purnima, this festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death (Parinirvana) of Lord Buddha. Devotees visit Buddhist shrines and monasteries to offer prayers, light butter lamps, and participate in religious ceremonies.


Rato Machhendranath Jatra: Held annually in Lalitpur, the Rato Machhendranath Jatra is one of Nepal’s longest and most vibrant chariot festivals. A towering chariot carrying the idol of the deity Rato Machhendranath is pulled through the streets by devotees, accompanied by music and dance performances.

Seto Machhendranath Jatra: Similar to the Rato Machhendranath Jatra, the Seto Machhendranath Jatra is celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, particularly in Kathmandu and Patan. The festival honors the deity Seto Machhendranath, and devotees gather to pull the chariot housing his idol, seeking blessings for prosperity and well-being.

These are just a few of the many festivals and events that take place in Nepal during the spring season. After completing your trekking in Nepal, you can take part in these events if you like.

Monsoon Trekking in Nepal (June to September)

During the monsoon season, which typically spans from June to September, Nepal experiences heavy rainfall and humid conditions, especially in the southern regions. This period, also known as the summer season, brings both challenges and opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Ropain: Ropain, also known as the rice planting festival, is celebrated by farmers across Nepal in June. It marks the beginning of the rice planting season and is observed with traditional rituals and ceremonies.

Teej: Teej is a Hindu festival celebrated by women in Nepal, usually in August or September. It is dedicated to the goddess Parvati and involves fasting, singing, dancing, and offering prayers for the well-being of spouses and families

Gai Jatra: Gai Jatra, meaning the “Cow Festival,” is celebrated in August in the Kathmandu Valley. It is a festival of dancing, singing, and processions, where families who have lost loved ones during the year parade cows through the streets to honor the deceased and bring them peace in the afterlife.

Indra Jatra: Indra Jatra is one of the most important festivals in Kathmandu, celebrated in September. It honors the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain, and is marked by colorful processions, masked dances, and cultural performances.

These are just a few of the festivals and events that take place in Nepal during the monsoon season.

Trekking in Autumn season

Nepal’s autumn season, spanning from September to November, is widely regarded as the best time to visit the country for trekking and outdoor adventures.

With clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stunning mountain views, autumn offers an unparalleled experience for travelers seeking to explore Nepal’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Here’s what you can expect during Nepal’s autumn season:

Chhath Puja: Chhath Puja, a traditional Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the sun god, Surya, is observed by people of the Terai region in November. Devotees offer prayers and offerings to the rising and setting sun, seeking blessings for prosperity and well-being.

Mani Rimdu: In November, the Sherpa community in the Everest region celebrates Mani Rimdu, a colorful Buddhist festival that includes masked dances, religious ceremonies, and the imparting of blessings by lamas. Visitors to the region can witness this unique cultural

Winter Trekking in Nepal

Nepal’s winter season, spanning from December to February, offers a unique and enchanting experience for travelers seeking a different perspective on the Himalayan nation.

Christmas and New Year: December marks the festive season worldwide, and Nepal is no exception. Kathmandu and other major cities come alive with colorful decorations, Christmas markets, and special events to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.

Makar Sankranti: In mid-January, Nepalis celebrate Makar Sankranti, a festival marking the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

While the higher Himalayan regions experience cold temperatures and snowfall, Nepal’s lower valleys and plains enjoy milder weather, making it a comfortable time to explore cultural sites, wildlife reserves, and vibrant cities.

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