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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (12 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-ANNS1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 12 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 4170 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Himalayan Range

Annapurna Himalayan Range

Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a moderate trek which is suitable for all kinds of trekkers, and it can be done all trekking seasons.
The Annapurna Sanctuary trek usually takes 14 days to complete. For those trekkers who have limited time, but wish to reach to Annapurna Sanctuary, the 11 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek will be the best choice to trek in Annapurna area.
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition organizes the Annapurna Sanctuary trek as per trekker’s interest and time-frame.


 Trip code: NET-TR-ANNS1
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 12 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4170 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek


After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides a spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge in Ghorepani.

Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about 7 and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). From Tadapani to Ghandruk, it is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360 m.) via Chhomrong takes approximately 6 hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3220m)) takes about six hours. Leaving Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpost, the trail up to Khumdighar gentle. Afterwards you slowly descend to bamboo and then ascend to Deurali. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees up to Macchapuchre Base Camp. It is further 2 hours walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is a vantage point to see the Himalayas at a 360 degree turn. Some of the impressive ones include Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) etc. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about five hours. The trail completely descends through bamboo forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for hot spring where you can relax. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours. You will pass through local villages, farms and terraced fields. Views of Annapurna II and Macchapuchre and sunrise should not be missed along the trail. Pothana is beautifully located surrounded by green forests. 

Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. The trek from  Pothana to Phedi takes about 3 hours followed by an hour long drive to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel in Pokhara. 

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu. 


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 
The Trip does not include:
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 

Note:  There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in..


    Ali + Sarah ,

    Annapurna Sanctuary 10Days

    We have just arrived back in Kathmadnu after returning from a 10-day trek around the Annapurna Sanctuary.
    It was a fantastic experience and one we will never forget. We found the trek good value of money and through our guide - Arjun Neopane, learnt loads about Nepali culture as well as some of the language.
    Arjun was great fun and a very experienced guide. He really made our trip a special one and we'll definitely be keeping in touch.
    We found the trek really flexible, we could go at our own place and spend longer in a particular place as we wanted to.
    We'd highly recommend booking a trek through Nepal Environmental and if you can get Arjun as your guide then all the better.

    Simon Walmsley & Friends,


    We had a great time trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary with 3 adults & 4 children (aged 6, 6, 8, and 8). Our service was great from the start all the way to the end, the sun & snow! 
    The children loved Ratna, Dharma, Hari & Sherpa! The guide Mr. Ratna was patience with the children & very encouraging to all of us. We learnt more about Nepal & the mountains & will always remember our family trek with your company. 
    We will be back again. 
    Simon Walmsley 
    Li Tchian Walmsley 
    Kathy Sieh 
    Myah Jade Walmsley 
    Caitlin Yu 
    Keoni Grant 

    Darren Teo,


    To Nava, Raj and Donna, Thank you for a good time in Nepal. All your assistance, friendliness and admire is appreciated. We trekked from Nayapul, on to PoonHill then Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and back. Since we had only 8 days to spend, it was a tiring hike. Nevertheless, it was a good trip with plenty of stunning views. The accommodation provided along the trek was good and we are very satisfied with the overall package. 
    Thanks also to our porters; Gopal and Ram. They both were friendly, helpful and courteous. 
    Many thanks again and we will be back for more activities of Nepal! 
    Darren Teo 
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