Skip to Content

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

This wonderful Himalayan trekking adventure to the wondrous Annapurna Sanctuary rightfully deserves its reputation as a classic and is widely regarded as one of the easier (but still awesome!) Himalayan treks.

Watching the world roll by from fields to forest and on to the skies, there's boundless magic to discover on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

As we begin we pass through local villages, starting in rice fields before marching on to forests of rhododendron and oak. We'll be truly inspired by the mountains surrounding us and the magnificent panoramic views unfolding each day! It's not long before treetops give way to mountain tops and as we breach the treeline we find ourselves face to face with legendary Himalayan giants.

This trek is designed for people who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a relaxed manner with visits to World Heritage Sites and a climb of Poon Hill. If you have a shorter time frame then our Annapurna Base Camp Trek might be perfect for you.

When trekking with us, you can rest assured that our local staff are paid a decent living wage, get provided with all the right gear and are always well looked after. We pride ourselves on our ethics.

Even in Nepal, a place where Himalayan panoramas are abundant and astonishing, anyone who lays eyes on the Annapurna Sanctuary can't help but feel moved – “totally blown away” as many have said to us before. Wrapped and shadowed by a crown of some of the highest mountains on Planet Earth, the Annapurna Sanctuary has held a special place in countless religions and traditions for millennia. Long has it been believed that the heavenly reaches of the Annapurna massif are home to high deities from many major Eastern faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism and even ancient Shamanic traditions.

Whatever your motivation for trekking to such lofty heights, we're sure you'll find everything you could hope for and more in this breathtaking and magical corner of Earth.

Fast Facts

  • Max altitude: 4130m / 13,549ft
  • Trek length: 12 days
  • Difficulty:
  • Sleeping: Hotels / Teahouses
book this trek

An epic voyage that includes both Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp

Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome briefing
  • Day 2: Scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Day 3: Hike to Kyumi
  • Day 4: Kyumi to Chhomrong
  • Day 5: Chhomrong to Dobhan
  • Day 6: Dobhan to Deurali
  • Day 7: Deurali to Machapuchare Base Camp
  • Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
  • Day 9: Hike from Dobhan to Jhinudanda
  • Day 10: Jhinudanda to Tolka
  • Day 11: Tolka to Phedi, return to Pokhara
  • Day 12: Return to Kathmandu, final Dinner

Memorable Moments

Reach Out

High altitude trekking is a challenging experience and the people you're with start to feel like family. An adventure like this can form lifetime frendships.

Why choose us?

  • A Fair Deal

    We pay our staff properly. We make sure they have the right gear and the right insurance. We take pride in our ethics.

  • Staying Safe

    Your safety is our priority. We make sure we always have ample, well trained guides on every trek, prepared for any eventuality.

  • Support Nepal

    We source all of our staff equipment from Nepali companies, mostly family owned. This helps to ensure prosperity for hundreds of local people, not corporations.

  • Expert Advice

    If you can't find what you're looking for in our Nepal trekking advice pages, we offer a free Q&A advice service for all our customers.

What's included

  • Hotel in Kathmandu on the night before the trek
  • Welcome dinner, briefing and cultural show the night before the trek
  • Transport to Pokhara and Khudi from Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on the night after the trek
  • Airport meet & greet on arrival into Kathmandu
  • Comfortable Teahouse style accommodation during the trek
  • Breakfast every morning (except arrival day of course)
  • Hot drink of your choice every morning
  • High quality sleeping bags provided for trek
  • English speaking, skilled & experienced Nepali group leader
  • Ample additional English speaking guides for the group
  • Well paid local porters to carry your gear
  • Proper, quality mountain gear to keep our porters safe and warm
  • Insurance of all staff, including porters
  • Trekking permits and Sagarmatha National Park entry fees
  • Full pre-departure briefing and trip information

What's not included

  • International flights / transport
  • Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)
  • Trekker's travel insurance
  • Evening meals, drinks and luxuries on the trek
  • Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)
  • Tips for your Guides & Porters

Make an Enquiry

Experience Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Elite Trekkers Nepal, and help support the local community.

Talk To Us