For information on preparing for this trek, including when to go, what to bring, what permits are required, and safety precautions including altitude sickness, and water contamination, see Trekking in Nepal.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a trek in the Annapurna region which commonly starts or finishes in either Phedi or Nayapul and reaches the Annapurna Base Camp
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (910m)
We leave early in the morning from Kathmandu and make our way along river valleys, pass terraced fields to Pokhara which takes about 6-7 hours drive stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Early morning breakfast in Pokhara and drive to Nayapul by private cab/car or local bus takes 2 hours which covers nearly 46 km. Star trek to Tikhedhunga ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain village stay overnight .
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani(2750m)
Breakfast, and start steep uphill trek in the morning until Ulleri, and comparatively easy uphill trek to Ghorepani through delightful villages, beautiful dense rhododendron forest. If the weather is clear you will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani stay overnight.
Day 4: Poon Hill sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2710m)
Wake up early and hike up to Poonhill for sunrise, Annapurna/Dhaulagiri Himalayan Panorama view. Breakfast back in Ghorepani and continue trek to Tadapani through rhododendron forests. There are excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare from Tadapani.
Day 5: Tadapani trek to Chhomrong (2100m)
Early morning breakfast and downhill trek to Chhomrong for 5/6 hours. Chhomrong itself is a beautiful village, typically in Gurung style, situated in the lap of the great Annapurna massif. Chhomrong is the highest permanent settlement in the valley.
Day 6: Trek to Dovan (2430m)
Morning breakfast in Chhomrong and trek descends to Chhomrong Khola , and the steep uphill trek to Sinuwa. The trial follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses and crosses three streams before arriving at Dovan (2430m) and overnight stay.
Day 7: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
From Dovan we will trek through intermittent bamboo forest. While climbing up to the trial one can have rest before climbing to Hindko(3139m), a short path to Deurali(3231m) and on through Bagar to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m, 2 hours)
This is a short hike of around two hours following the left hand tributary of the Modi khola to reach the destination of the famous ABC.
Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2300m, 6/7 hours)
It is approximately 7 hour’s downhill walk.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda:
Look forward to 5-6 hours up and down hill walk mostly through forest and village to Jhinu Danda. You can visit the natural hot spring.
Day 11:Trek back to Nayapul – on to Pokhara
We can enjoy a final downhill walk through forests and villages for about 6 hours to Nayapul. From here we drive for about an hour back to Pokhara where our trek ends and we can enjoy a shower and relax on this stunning Lakeside town enjoying the memories!