The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. It takes you through stunning scenery, including towering mountains, lush forests, and sparkling lakes. The trek is challenging but rewarding, and it offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begins in the city of Pokhara, which is located in central Nepal. From Pokhara, you will take a bus or jeep to the village of Chame. This is the starting point for the trek. The trek begins by ascending through a series of forests and villages. As you ascend, the views of the surrounding mountains begin to open up. The trail eventually reaches the town of Dhampus, which is located at an altitude of 2,650 meters. From Dhampus, you can make a side trip to Poon Hill, which offers stunning views of the Annapurna range.
After Dhampus, the trail continues to ascend to the Annapurna Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a high-altitude valley that is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world. The trail passes through the village of Gorakshep, which is located at an altitude of 4,410 meters. Gorakshep is the last village before Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters. It is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can see some of the most impressive mountains in the world, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Machapuchare.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and to challenge yourself physically and mentally. If you are looking for an unforgettable trekking experience, then the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the perfect choice for you.
Here are some tips for planning your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:
Is This Trip for me?
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
|Kathmandu Day Tour
|Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
|Drive up to Phedi & Trek to Dhampus 1,650 m (5,577 ft)
|Trek to Landruk 1,646 m (5,530 ft)
|Trek to Chhomrong 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
|Trek to Dovan 2,605 m (8,546 ft)
|Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 m (12,139 ft)
|Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (13,549 ft) and Back to Dovan
|Trek to Chhomrong
|Trek to Tadapani 2,600 m (8,528 ft)
|Trek to Ghorepani 2,800 m (9,156 ft)
|Early Morning Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m, Trek back to Tikhedhunga
|Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara
|Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
|Depart from Kathmandu
Note: Flight to/from Pokhara has been included in the price to avoid the road travel which may last over 9-10 hours. You can choose to lower the package price and take tourist bus instead.
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|4,130 meters (13,549 ft)
|Full board on trek
|Domestic Flight, Private Vehicle
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