Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is famous for its splendor and miraculously beautiful. Annapurna Sanctuary; enclosed by a massive ring of Himalayan giants, it is an incredible experience that attracts many trekkers from all corners of the world. We hike with the help of our local, expert Nepalese Guide from Wilderness Excursion with our years of experience and commitment to excellence make this trip really excellent.
Our carefully crafted 14 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary takes us through remote villages, terraced farm lands, and forests of bamboo and rhododendron trees. Along the way, we are treated to impressive mountain views and glimpses of local villagers. Our destination is the to the heart of the mountainous amphitheater that holds Annapurna Base Camp. Here, we enjoy 360° views of rising snowy peaks and a sense of immense exhilaration and solitude. Wake up to catch sunrise over the Annapurna south; an incredible mind blowing view that is not to be missed. Completing this trek is a lifetime memorable journey that few will ever experience.
Trekking through traditional paths used for hundreds of years by Tibetan traders, this 14 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp can only be explained as mind-blowing. The Annapurna Sanctuary is well-regarded for its unique beauty and spiritual significance. Our journey starts from Kande at the altitude of 1700m from seas level and the trail join to Phedi – Dhampus route near Pothana.
When to trek / what is best time to trek?
Best time to trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is from mid Sept to Nov and March to May. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. If you wish to escape from crowds and enjoy some lonely time with nature then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek there in December, January and March. However, the temperature during winter could be tough for most guests. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a benefit for a keen botanist.
How hard is this trek / level of difficulty?
Regarding the difficulty of this trek, this is medium hard for first time trekkers in Nepal Himalaya. But if you have past hiking experience in Alps or hike in Bhutan / Machu Picchu then this trek is moderately easy compared to other trek such as Manaslu Circuit, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo and even Everest Base Camp trek etc.
How is accommodation in Annapurna Sanctuary trekking route?
The lodges in the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekkng route is pretty good, clean and tidy; beyond Bamboo; there are mostly double, triple or four bed rooms only, single bed rooms rare when we go higher. But Single rooms are readily available in lower elevations. You may have to share the room with other trekkers if you are trekking solo as the lodges get full of visitors in Peak seasons. Hot showers are readily available in most of the places as well.
Meals in Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
During our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chines and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, Pancakes for breakfast are few to name. Meat is not allowed to carry out to Annapurna Base Camp as the local believe the Himalaya is sacred and holy, though you could enjoy chicken roast in low elevations. At any guesthouse you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the meal world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.
How to get there?
Most people take tourist buses to Pokhara; 200km long and it takes 7 to 8 hours depending on traffic on the way. There are normal to deluxe tourist coaches available. Green Lines buses company (U$ 25 per person with breakfast) run every morning from/to Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion arranges private car, jeep or private van on request. Taking domestic flight to/from Pokhara saves your time and most airlines fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day (U$125.00 for one flight). Sit on the right side to see striking view of wide range of Himalaya from plane during the board to Pokhara.
Cost of the tour
The trip cost here we offered USD 563 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 155.00 to use same service. The cost will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and comfortable rather than taking exhausting long bus ride however riding bus reduces the trip price. Accommodation in Kathmandu is excluded. Wilderness Excursion will provide best standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin sharing occupancy basis.
How long is Annapurna Sanctuary trek?
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek will be 8 to 10 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transport days from/to Kathmandu depending on time you have, and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get adapted and the itinerary will be 10 to 12 days (See our Annapurna Base Camp Trek plan). Our carefully designed 14 Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary is for moderate trekkers. Wilderness Excursion´s shortest Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary will be 7 days long and the including domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on same day. We also offer tailor-made trip to Annapurna Sanctuary, please kindly send us your detail for modified trip plan.