Annapurna Sanctuary Trek via Poonhill - 13 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March - April and Oct - Nov
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4,130 m.|13,547 ft.

Highlights

  • Short trek to the Annapurna Base Camp at the best price
  • Adventurous trekking route through lush forests
  • Hand-picked beautiful villages for overnight stay
  • Hike to Poon Hill to catch the gorgeous sunrise
  • Spend time with locals and get to know them closely
  • Explore the Annapurna region and its wonders
  • Witness stunning landscapes and mountain views
  • Spend a night at ABC and enjoy the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda

Join our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek for 13 days for a quick adventurous venture to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) via the famous Poon Hill (3210m.|10529ft.) and Ghorepani village (2874m.|9427ft.).

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, also popularly known as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, is a world-famous trek exploring the lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). We designed this trek especially to offer a short trek to ABC. Trekking through verdant forests of rhododendron, you pass by beautiful villages and terraced fields to the alpine zone. 

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is an ideal trek for trekkers with limited time to travel in the Himalayas. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary is well designed with hand-picked picturesque villages for night stays. During the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you can see the route followed by the first Annapurna ascenders, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. You get to meet with the locals and see their culture & traditions closely. Our guide will spark the conversation and make a comfortable space for you to mingle with the locals. 

Views during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The best part of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is that you hike to Poon Hill viewpoint and enjoy natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda even in a short time. The Poon Hill offers stunning sunrise and surrounds you with snow-capped mountains. As we are talking about Poon Hill, you might like to check out our 7 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal presents breathtaking landscapes and a mountain panorama. Some of the mountains you get to see during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking are Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. 

Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and Everest Base Camp budget trek are some of our other short treks in the Himalayas.

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?

The fact that we have been organizing treks & tours in the Himalayas for over two decades has made us a very responsible and reliable local trekking partner. We take many travelers to Annapurna Base Camp every season. Our team understands the trail in the Annapurna Sanctuary well and makes the journey very fun & safe. 

You get the best Annapurna Sanctuary Trek price with us & no compromise in safety and adventure. If you wish to do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek solo, then we can organize a private trip for you. You get to customize the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary and choose the starting date of the trek as well.

There's nothing to worry about while trekking with us. Feel free to send us your inquiry. Or you can directly book Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 2022/2023.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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You will arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, where our airport representative will receive you and drop you at the hotel. We will meet you at our office and introduce you to the trekking guide and brief you about the trip at 5:00 pm.

  • 4-star Hotel
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

Duration: 7hours
We will catch an early morning tourist bus to drive to Pokhara. It takes 7 hours to reach Pokhara. We will enjoy the serenity of the lakeside in the evening.

  • 3-star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 822m.|2696ft.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours
After having breakfast, we will drive to Hile en route, witnessing the beautiful hills and landscapes, and mountains following the Mustang route. From Nayapul, we will leave the Mustang Route following the bank of Bhurungdi River driving to Hile. We trek up to Ulleri from Hile through Tikhedhunga.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1970m.| 8528ft.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours
We begin our trek to Ghorepani, viewing the stunning fields, hills, and mountains, crossing the streams of rivers. Leaving Ulleri behind, we move towards Nagethanti, where we will stop for the lunch and then around a 2-hour walk to Ghorepani. There are lower and upper Ghorepani, we will stay at Upper Ghorepani Deurali for the better mountain views.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2874m.|9427ft.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours
We will wake up early morning and walk about 45 minutes to the PoonHill view tower. We can see the majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna ranges, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, etc., from the view tower. 
Walking through the trail crossing Banthanti(2606m.), where we will have our lunch and we will continue our walk to Tadapani village through Rhododendron forest. There is a chance to see Himalayan Langoor on our way.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3210m.|10529ft.

Duration:  6 - 7 hours
The sunrise view from Tadapani offers a stunning view of Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Himchuli. After breakfast with the beautiful vistas behind, we will start hiking toward scenic Chhomrong village through the dense rhododendron forests downhill. We can witness the panoramic mountains, looking like, touching the sky. 

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2170m.|7118ft.

Duration:  4 - 5 hours
Moving ahead through the trail, we go down to Chhomrong Khola and up from there to Sinuwa. We walk through the forests and down to Bamboo.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2310m.|7577ft.

Duration: 5 hours
Following the damp bamboo forests and a steep route, crossing Hinko (Hinku Cave), we reach Deurali.  On our way, we can see the waterfalls near the Himalaya Hotel, the scared Baraha temple, and the rhododendron forest. We will stay overnight at Deurali.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3230m.|10595ft.

Duration: 5 hours
Today, we will be at the Annapurna Base Camp, the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world. We begin our hike, starting from Deurali, Bagar, and then to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The area we will be moving toward is the avalanche-prone area and the end of the tree line, more closer to the lap of mountains. As we move towards ABC, we can see enchanting peaks like Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Mt. Himchuli, Tent Peak, Singu Chuli, Gandharva Chuli, Glacier Dome, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Gangapurna, etc. We will spend the night in ABC.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3700m.|12136ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours
After the success of the trek reaching Annapurna Base Camp, a lot of memories and the eye-catching vistas ahead the path, backtracking the route, enjoying the landscapes and the mountain view, we will reach Bamboo. 

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2310m.|7577ft.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours
The day starts with walking up down to Khuldighar and Chhomorong Khola. We can see the orchids and ferns on our way. We will arrive at Jhinu Danda following the stone-paved steps. We can enjoy a natural hot spring in the Jhinu Danda in the late afternoon.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1760m.|5773ft.

Today is the final day of the trek. We walk toward Matque, following the forested trail. We will drive to Pokhara and have lunch on the lakeside. After the refreshment in the late afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu. Optional: You can stay at Pokhara if you have leisure time and book the flight to Kathmandu on your suitable date.

  • 4-star Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
  • 1070m.|3510ft.

Our trek comes to an end. Today, you will fly to your next destination or start the tour to another destination. Our team will drop you at the airport and bid you our last goodbye.

  • Breakfast

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Route Map

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek via Poonhill - 13 Days map

What's Included

  • Airport transfer services arrival and departure and local flight schedule
  • 4-Star Hotel at Kathmandu
  • One-night 3-star hotel at Lakeside Pokhara
  • Best accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis
  • Standard meals while on the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinners) and tea or coffee 
  • Experienced English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance including on-trip cost
  • All applicable permits, ACAP, TIMS, and Local permits
  • Flight tickets from  Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara tourist bus tickets
  • Pokhara to Hile and Matque to Pokhara private vehicle service.
  • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary
  • First aid kit with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate (Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptoms)
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
  • Official expense and government tax and vat.

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and Health Insurance, which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, beer, coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips for treks guide and porter (it's expected)

Useful Info

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal begins from Hile, located one and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trail ascends to Ulleri (1,970 m/8,528 ft) on the same day for a night's stay.

The next stop is fine Ghorepani village (2,874 m/9,427 ft) and hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/10,529 ft) before you move towards Chhomrong (2,170 m/7,118 ft) via Tadapani (2,600 m/8,528 ft). Before reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m), you cross two major villages called Bamboo (2,310 m/7,577 ft) and Deurali (3,230 m/10,595 ft). You get to spend the night at ABC in one of the handfuls of lodges situated on the opposite side of the glacier.

The next part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek via Poon Hill 13 Days, mostly descends. The trail firstly retraces the path back to Bamboo, and from here, you trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760 m/5,773 ft). The next day, the trail drops down to Matque (1,070 m/3,510 ft) and drives back to Pokhara. You'll have quick refreshments at the Lakeside and drive to the airport in the afternoon to fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. 

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek difficulty

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a beginner-friendly trek. The trail is not difficult in terms of steep ascending. There are only a few steep, rugged sections along the way. However, numerous ascents & descents do demand good health and fitness. 

You can do Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking with your kids too. All you have to do is make sure that the participants can walk 5 to 6 hours a day. To increase your walking hours, you can go on long walks. Focus on building your stamina too. 

Altitude Sickness

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a high-altitude trek. As the elevation rise is very controlled, the chance of altitude sickness during the trek is quite low. Still, be aware of the early symptoms like breathing problems, insomnia, headache, loss of appetite, etc during the trek. Keep drinking water and have a proper meal to maintain your energy. 

Last Minute Booking for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

To book Annapurna Sanctuary Trek before a few days of starting the trek, you have to pay the total package cost and give us your details. Our consultant will proceed with your booking request after the payment acknowledgment and send you a trip confirmation mail. We do take last-minute bookings for treks in the Himalayas, so feel free to contact us anytime. 

What permits do I need for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek?

You will need the following permits for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

ACAP permit costs for SAARC nationals: Rs. 1000 per person

ACAP permit costs for other nationals: Rs. 3000 per person

TIMS card costs: USD 10 per person

Both permit costs are included in the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek cost, so you do not have to pay extra money. We also obtain the permits in advance for you to make the trip hassle-free for you.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek best time

Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to do Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking. The sanctuary bloomed with seasonal vegetation and flowers, which makes the trek very pleasant. The chances are rainfall is low too. The views are fantastic and the climate moderate. 

Some trekkers also like to do Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in winter. Do check out the weather condition and see if you can tolerate the extreme cold or not. In winter, the temperature falls below 0 degrees Celsius (December to February).

Accommodation & Food

You will either stay overnight in a lodge or a teahouse during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Both are basic accommodations. The trail is remote with no access to transportation, therefore everything is simple and expensive along the way. The rooms are quite small with shared beds and a washroom. 

Our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek package covers breakfast, lunch & dinner. All meals will be simple yet delicious and prepared by the teahouse/lodge owners. We recommend our guests have dal bhat among the menu as a main meal to get all the nutrients. It's the best, fresh, and filling meal that will keep you going for hours. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not necessary for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, but you can get one to be on the safe side. If you are taking out travel insurance, then make sure to include emergency air evacuation & medical bills in it. Double confirm all the clauses with your travel insurance company before confirming them.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • Charge your mobile and camera at the charging stations in the lodge or teahouse. You may have to pay a few extra bucks for the service.
  • There is no ATM in the Annapurna Sanctuary. Withdraw some cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara to use during the trek.
  • Internet facilities are not good along the way. The best option is cellular data.
  • Each trekker only gets a 10 kgs weight limit for their main luggage on the trek and an additional 5 kgs weight limit for the day pack. 
  • The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek package cost does not cover personal expenses like shopping, drinks, tips, international flights, etc. Budget some money for these expenses.
  • Our package cost does not include tips, so tip the crew members as per your wish.

Client Reviews

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    Vividh BhusalUnited StatesNovember 16, 2022

    ABC trek with Nepal Nirvana Trails Nov 2022

    When planning a trip to Annapurna Base Camp, the most common question that comes to mind is whether to trek independently or trek with an authorized guide. I have been a massive fan of traveling solo and like to see and do things at my own pace, but with my short period here in Nepal, I have decided to trek with Nepal Nirvana Trails. Big kudos to Kp and our tour guide Deepak brother who provided incredible services. Kp is incredibly helpful and communicative and was able to arrange anything I need before and after the trek.
    Big kudos to Deepak dai for making my trip so wonderful. He is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide, Deepak is that perfect combination of a knowledgeable tour guide and a beautiful human being who cares about the people he shows around from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp. It was a delight getting to know the mountain range of central Nepal and Deepak. Nothing was too difficult or inconvenient for him. I recommend Deepak (Deep) highly for his professionalism, courtesy, and wide knowledge of Nepal. Dhanyabad Deepak dai.
    Overall, it was a reasonably priced trip, a trekking journey exactly as promised with trekking permit, food & accommodation were included in the package so I don’t have to worry about anything. Having that peace of mind that I had somewhere to sleep along the way combined with a certified guide who knew the route by heart made my trip stress free and was super happy to enjoy with mother nature and blessed to step on the Annapurna Base Camp. I will take on another adventure with this trusted, honest, and great local company!

    Dear Vividh, Namaste!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We’re very pleased to hear that our guide, Dipak was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Thanks a lot for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team. Wish to offer you an even better experience on your next visit.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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    FabrizioItalyNovember 04, 2022

    Annapurna base camp 2022

    Feel like at home
    Quickly reservation and answer to any questions.
    From the pick up to drop aff at the airport always present to resolve any problem(sometimes it happens in the mountain).
    Good value for money
    I recommend Kp and his son
    Always Nepal Nirvana

    Dear Fabrizio, Namaste!
    Thank you for your kind words and recommendations. We appreciate that you are satisfied with our services. We look forward to the meet you again for other travel activities.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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