• Breathtaking view of Annapurna range, and other 10th highest Peak of the World along with several above 7000m’s peaks
  • Ghandruk and Chhomrong Village
  • Hot Springs at Jhinu.
  • Sunrise and Sunset over the Annapurna; Himalayas
  • Trekking witnessing beautiful Rhododendron, bamboo forests, etc
  • View of various species of plants and animals.
  • Way of living of Gurung and Magar people along with the architecture of their temples, houses, and surroundings.

About Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Regulus Nepal has designed 15 days of thrilling & awe-inspiring Annapurna Sanctuary Trek for those trekkers who want to fulfill their dream to conclude the Annapurna base camp with a calm & tranquil. Annapurna sanctuary trail will take you to Ghorepani & the famous Poon Hill, a place to view sunrise over Mt.Dhaulagiri & Mt Annapurna ranges. The glimpse of Mt.Machapuchhre (Fish Tail in Nepali) & the complete & spectacular views of Annapurnas is heart-taking.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek begins from Nayapul. First of all, trekkers reach Pokhara by bus or air from Kathmandu. Nayapul is within driving distance from Pokhara. While on the trek you get endless views of beautiful sceneries. You feel as if you are taking bath in beauty. First, you will arrive at Ghorepani by climbing stone staircases and crossing rhododendron forests. Early in the morning, you hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise view. It is around a 45-minute walk. Poon Hill is the place where people flock from all over the world to capture a breathtaking sunrise view of the Annapurna range. Furthermore, you will go through places like Tadapani, Chhomrong (gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary), and Machhapuchhure Base Camp finally reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at around an elevation of above 4100 meters. While trekking back you spend two nights in the tea house. We walk along Modi Khola (River). Before driving to Pokhara you enjoy one night in Pokhara and this is really refreshing.

Annapurna Sanctuary Weather, Best Time to Trek

The best time to trek at Annapurna Base Camp is from late May to mid-September. September through November, as well as February through May. This month the weather is good with good visibility. The Base Camp temperatures reach about -6°C during these periods. Trekkers encounter groups of climbers who are preparing for their summit attempts if you trek to Nepal Annapurna Sanctuary trek in late April or early May, The temperatures in this area n between late November and February are around -15°C extremely cold. during the day and even colder at night.  


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

    From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

      We ride on Prithivi Highway along Trishuli River. The view is really nice. The scenic beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain ahead of you simply symbolizes that you are about to approach the City of Lakes—Pokhara. You can spend your leisure time by walking in lakeside at the edge of Phewa Lake. It is really pleasure walk. We will spend night in a hotel in Pokhara.

        Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul. It is around one and half hour drive. From here we walk few hours to arrive at Tikhedhunga where we will spend night. Walking along the bank of Modi Khola River we arrive at Birethanti where there are lots of tea houses. Following the course of Bhurungdi Khola we ascend to Hille arriving at Thikhedhunga.

          We start ascending after breakfast and Ulleri is our first stop of the day. Magar are inhabitants of Ulleri. Banthanti is our next destination. Couple of hours further will bring us at Nangethanti and Ghorepani is few distance away from here. We accommodate at Ghorepani.

            We wake up early in the morning to arrive at Poon Hill. It is around 45 minute walk. Poon Hill is a vantage point from where you will get mesmerizing sunrise view above Annapurna range. After spending few hours here we retrace route to Ghorepani where we will take our breakfast. Now we move to Tadapani. Crossing pine and rhododendron forests we arrive at Deurali followed by Banthanti. Few more hours of walk will take us to Tadapani where we will halt for a night. 

              We follow downhill track to arrive at Gurjung. Gurung are native of this place. Walk to Chhomorong from Gurjung is easy. Chhomorong is a starting point of Sanctuary Valley. We put off at Chhomrong.

                After breakfast we measure way to Himalaya Hotel and on the way we cross Bamboo. We arrive at Bamboo passing through bamboo forests. Further climb will bring us at Dovan from where Himalaya Hotel is not that far. We will put off near around Himalaya Hotel.

                  It is a day of our dream realization. We cross through ‘Hidden Valley’ to be at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Here we will be spending precious time of our life. The government of Nepal has not given climbing permit to Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain. Here we will spend a night.

                    Annapurna Base Camp is two hours walk in distance from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is at an altitude of 4,130m from sea level. Here you get the mesmerizing view of Annapurna Ranges. The sight is ecstatic and so beautiful that you will behold in your eyes forever. We halt at Annapurna base Camp tonight.

                      After breakfast we retrace path to Dovan. It is around four to five hours walk enjoying mountains and its view. We will stay overnight in Dovan.

                        Exploring Hidden Valley and glaciers we move towards Jhinu. In some of the places you are surrounded by mountains. We cross bamboo forests arrive at Kuldighar and descend to Chommorong before reaching Jhinu Dada where we take rest at night.

                          Birethanti is our first destination today. The route is simple and easy. It is a downhill course along Modi Khola River. Finally, we arrive at Nayapul. From here we drive to Pokhara. You will have some time to enjoy Pokhara today especially, lakeside walk at evening or boating in Phewa Lake. We will spend night in a hotel here.

                            After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu following Prithvi Highway, the route that we followed couple of weeks earlier to arrive at Pokhara. In Kathmandu you will get some time to enjoy Thamel. Here you can purchase gifts for your friends and families. Overnight in a hotel.

                              Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon! 

                                What to Expect

                                •  2 nights of standard accommodation in Kathmandu. & Pokhara (BB plan).
                                •   tea houses accommodation on Mountain while trekking including 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
                                •   Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
                                •   An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
                                •   A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
                                •   Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
                                •   One way domestic flight (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm).
                                •   Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
                                •   One way bus service (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm) bya tourist bus.
                                •   Bothway private transportation(Pkr-Nayapu-Pkr) by a car.
                                •   Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
                                •   Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit &,
                                •   All applicable fees.
                                •   One cultural show and farewell dinner.
                                •   Trip Completion Certificate.
                                •   First Aid Kit.        
                                • International flights.
                                • Nepal entry visa.
                                • Airport departure tax.
                                • Entrance fees to monuments.
                                • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
                                • Personal clothing and gears.
                                • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
                                • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
                                • Tips to guide and porter.
                                • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
                                • Hot shower.
                                • Boiled water.
                                • Wi -Fi.
                                • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.


                                How difficult is the Annapurna Sanctuary hike? Who can join?

                                Annapurna I (8,091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the expedition to its base is a trip of a lifetime that is extremely irresistible. This epic trip to Annapurna sanctuary is another rewarding trek that offers panoramic mountain views, fabulous forested trails, and villages with dominant ethnic tribes called Gurungs, whose sincerity and loyalty are evident in the history of British Gorkhas. It is a moderate trek and is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. Though a moderate trek, some pre-physical training certainly helps. Besides, our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than building any grounds for energy draining.

                                Is it the same destination as both Annapurna Sanctuary and ABC trek?

                                Yes, these are simply two names for the same trekking destination of Annapurna base camp which is a great mountain sanctuary thus known as Annapurna sanctuary.

                                What are the mountains that we can see from the Annapurna Sanctuary Excursion?

                                You’ll see the Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Ghandrabha Chuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna Fang, Fishtail, Tent Peak, and Annapurna III.

                                Annapurna sanctuary Hiking difficulty?

                                The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is a medium-grade adventure because we’ll get a maximum height of 4130m. So if you can walk 6 hours on average a day and your body is healthy enough to cross 4000m, you can do it easily. Finally, it’s the medium-grade difficulty.

                                Does any groundwork required for this Sanctuary trek?

                                Annapurna base is a moderate trek suitable for an average person with sound fitness. Though trekking involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking with gain or loss in altitude yet no previous wide-ranging experience is needed for this hiking trip to Annapurna. However, we suggest that it is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knees, heart, or lung problems, and for all these the necessary pre-check-up and consent from your doctor are mandatory. Though our itineraries are so designed to set the grounds for possibility yet we recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal. The recommendation for the best preparation would be everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek which will certainly add up to your self-reliance.

                                Will I be at risk of altitude sickness at this Annapurna Sanctuary?

                                Regulus Nepal's Annapurna sanctuary itinerary is intended to make it physically effortless via the most beautiful Poonhill and the gain in altitude is very gradual. So far there has been no record of altitude sickness with us other than mild food poisoning issues due to new diets. Besides, we provide medically professional leaders with medications, oxygen cylinders with a regulator, and oxygen chamber bags to deal with any altitude-related or mountain ailments. Besides, your leader will put forth some basic guidelines in terms of choosing food or getting away with altitude sickness and other related ailments while trekking for precautions.

                                How many hours per day do you walk?

                                Usually around 6/7 hours excluding lunch. Since Annapurna trekking is a moderate trek with a reasonable walk every day it is less exhausting. However, the walking time difference varies as we allow you enough time to set up your own pace with multiple breaks in between to make every day more entertaining. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time leaving you enough time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.

                                Do I need to have travel insurance for emergencies for this trip?

                                We strongly suggest you have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is medically trained and has ample knowledge to deal with any life-threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your backup for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the insurance to join the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

                                What about a drinking water facility?

                                With no hidden costs our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening because of environmental concerns we very strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles. We suggest you bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. With minimum charges, the tea houses along the way always supply you with properly boiled water in case you run out. Besides the hot water, we fill up in the night after dinner does really serves as a hot pack that you can use in your sleeping bag and can still drink in the morning when it's still warm.

                                Can I charge my devices and have hot showers on the Annapurna Sanctuary trip?

                                The charging privilege for any of your electronic devices is possible only in a few settlements on this Annapurna trip because not every settlement has the privilege of hydroelectricity and whoever has it is only reliable during post-monsoon season. During pre-monsoon when the water level is below maximum they have power cuts. Some have solar charging facilities which may not be very reliable as well. So it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or fully charged power bank batteries since your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold. Availability of hot showers may be on and off during the trek and also your leader may restrict you from having the shower at higher elevation settlements regarding the health issues.

                                Can we customize the private Annapurna Sanctuary adventure?

                                Yes with Regulus Nepal reserves the right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient and the level of fitness. Regulus Nepal has always been unbeaten in customizing trek for clients as per their requirements. The whole Annapurna sanctuary adventure trip can be shortened by 2 / 3 days too.