Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Nepal Highlights
- Spectacular Mountain Views of iconic Annapurna Massif, Macchhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli
- Encounter Gurung and Magar communities and learn about local traditions
- Trekking through rhododendron forests, terraced fields, alpine meadows and glacial moraines
- Reach the Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks offering stunning views
- Seak in the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda to relax your body after trekking
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara with views of countryside villages, lush villages, and mountain peaks
- Explore and take a break at the Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC) with stunning views of mountain peaks
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, also known as Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. From the stunning views of lush rhododendrons and alpine forests to views of Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal has everything you’ve been looking for.
Are you looking for trekking in the Annapurna Region of Nepal? With Blue Lake Adventure, you can get the Annapurna Sanctuary 11-Day Package that will take you through the terrains, iconic mountain ranges, picturesque villages, etc. of the Annapurna Region.
With just 11 days of trip from Kathmandu, you can have the best trekking experience in Nepal. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal is one of the short treks in the Annapurna Region that takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp and offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna massif and other stunning mountain ranges throughout the trek.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal Overview
Among several treks, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is also one of the trekkers-choice and best trekking routes in Nepal. Graded as moderate in difficulty, the Nepal Annapurna Sanctuary is the best fit for anyone with a good fitness level.
Annapurna Region is popular for short and easy treks with the best views of Annapurna I and II, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchhapucchre (Fishtail), etc.
During the trek to Annapurna Sanctuary, you will be awarded different beautiful views of mountain ranges, picturesque villages, natural waterfalls, water streams, lush landscapes and field terrains.
Trekking in Nepal is a completely joyful experience because of several scenic views, cultural diversity and getting to know about different traditional values. The best part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is meeting different indigenous groups living in the Annapurna Region.
Starting from Kathmandu to Annapurna Sanctuary Viewpoint, ABC Sanctuary Trek takes you on an unforgettable journey of natural diversity in Nepal. With just 11 days and an average walk of 4-5 hours a day, you can experience the beauty of trekking in Nepal with this package.
What to Expect from Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal?
With the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you can experience trekking on terrains through lush forests and picturesque villages and meet different people with different cultural values.
When it comes to breathtaking scenery, the Annapurna region is one of the regions in Nepal that has absolutely beautiful mountain views with stunning landscapes.
During the trek to Annapurna Sanctuary, you will be awarded several stunning views of stunning landscapes, mountain views, and picturesque villages. Because of this, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal.
Whether it’s about the natural beauty of the region or picturesque villages with beautifully made houses, Annapurna Sanctuary trekking has everything for you.
The terraced fields and dense forests throughout the trek are eye-catching and offer you delightful views you will likely be able to forget. The paddy fields and lush green gardens during the trek add beauty throughout the trek.
Also, during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, you can get the views of hot springs in Jhinudanda. Having the views and enjoying it is exciting and overwhelming after hours of trekking on the trekking route.
Last but not least, the beautiful part of the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is having delightful views of the yellow rays of sunrise on the base camp early in the morning. Having the view of it with the views of the Annapurna range is remarkable as it is one of the best scenes throughout the trekking.
Annapurna Region is popularly known for its rich cultural diversity, where you can find unique traditions followed by different groups for decades. The varieties in the culture are unique by themselves and are an attraction to visitors.
People of the Gurung and Magar communities live in the Annapurna Region and are known for their languages, cultural dresses, traditions, and festivals. During your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will witness why Nepal is rich in cultural diversity.
The best part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is getting to meet different people and experience the warm hospitality they offer. With this trek, you will be able to know closely about the Magar and Gurung communities.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular destinations in the Annapurna region to have a panoramic view of different mountain ranges. Located at an elevation of 4,130m, the ABC provides stunning views that Nepal is known for.
The early morning view of the base camp is amazing as the yellow-golden sun rays fall on the Annapurna I (8,091m), offering the best scene you can ever have.
During the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you will be able to spend quality time in Annapurna Base Camp while enjoying the beautiful scenes around you. Trekking for hours on landscapes, through alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, and water streams, and finally reaching the base camp to observe the stunning views is truly worthwhile.
Diverse Flora and Fauna
As the Annapurna Region is rich in natural resources, including flora and fauna, you will encounter several plant, bird, and animal species during your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal.
Because of the wide variation in altitude and climate, there exist almost 1,500 species of plants, and it’s also home to several endangered animals like snow leopard, red panda, etc.
Throughout the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you will be able to explore the rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and bamboo forest, which showcases the beauty of natural resources in Nepal.
In addition, there are some unique plants you can see during the trek, like magnolias, orchids, ferns, and lichens. Whereas talking about the animals, the Himalayan Tahr is common in the region. If lucky, you will be able to see the snow leopard, red panda, and monal pleasant.
Stunning Mountain Views
The best experience of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is getting to explore the stunning mountain ranges. The major mountain peaks you can see during the trek are Annapurna I (8,092m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), and Macchapucchre Himal (Fishtail, 6,993m).
In addition, you can also have views of other iconic peaks, like Gangapurna (7,455m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). You will get to enjoy all of the Himalayan ranges throughout the trek.
The trek starts from Pokhara, but since we are starting the journey from Kathmandu, you can enjoy the scenic drive on a tourist bus. The drive offers you views of different landscapes, terraced fields, and picturesque villages.
Along the way, you will also be able to have views of several mountain ranges, lush green hills, and water views that add to the scenic beauty. The drive generally takes 7-8 hours but looking at the road conditions, it might even take longer. But with the scenic views throughout the trip, you will enjoy every moment, making it even more exciting.
Also, in this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, we have to take a short scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The drive offers you views of the beautiful countryside of Nepal. The scenic drive will take you through different lush rice-terraced fields, villages, river views, and mountain peak views. Even the drive is exciting in Nepal because of the views that you never had before.
Trekking in Nepal is one of the best experiences you can have because it not only involves hiking on the lands of Nepal but also getting to know more about Nepal’s nature and culture.
Throughout the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you will have several exciting memories that are going to stay for a longer time. The time with a trekking companion, the staff of Blue Lake Adventure is sure to provide you with a long-lasting memory.
Make sure you get the Blue Lake Adventure to make the memories of trekking in Nepal, as we even provide a company t-shirt and certification as gratitude.
Why Blue Lake Adventure for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal?
Blue Lake Adventure, an official website for government-registered travel agency Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd., offers trekking in different regions of Nepal, including the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
There might be several travel agencies in Nepal, but why Blue Lake Adventure? Know it here so that you can book the package without thinking of other agencies.
Skilled, Experienced, and Friendly Trekking Guides
Blue Lake Adventure offers experienced and skilled trekking guides for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal. The guides have been guiding treks in the Annapurna Region for many years. The best quality our guides have is that they are super-friendly and are more of a companion than just a guide.
Also, they are licensed by the government as trekking guides and have certifications that showcase the training they have received to be trekking guides.
We provide you with the best guide possible that will assist you throughout the trek with the best services available. From taking care of the basic needs to helping in communication with the locals, they can do everything for you.
With guides, we also have porters who are kind and helpful. They won’t just carry the bags and loads during the trek but also help you with the basic knowledge required for a better trekking experience.
In addition to the quality behavior they possess, they are also well-educated and fluent in English talking. With this, you will be able to communicate easily without worrying about having a language barrier.
Better Accommodation and Food
Better accommodation and food are equally important throughout the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Considering these aspects, Blue Lake Adventure provides you with the best accommodation and food possible.
For accommodation, we will have stays at the best available tourist-based hotels, teahouses, and lodges throughout the trek. In Pokhara, we will stay at the best available hotel on the lakeside that offers quality services like an A/C deluxe room with attached bathrooms, TV, hot shower, and telephone.
During the trekking days, we will have accommodation in the best teahouses available with basic services like twin-sharing bedrooms, clean sanitary rooms, and common washrooms. For additional services like hot water shower, mobile charge, and Wi-Fi access, the teahouses charge additional. But with us, you can get these services for free with tea/coffee for another additional time.
To remain charged up for the treks, you need to have sustainable energies, and they are obtained with healthy and hygienic foods. Blue Lake Adventure ensures the best for everyone, so throughout the trek, we will offer you a healthy and hygienic breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During our stay in Pokhara, we will have a buffet (veg/non-veg) breakfast where you can have anything of your choice. You don’t have to worry about quality food during the trekking days.
Not all the essential trekking gear (personal gear), but Blue Lake Adventure provides some trekking gear that will help you better in the trek.
With us, you can get sleeping bags, buffer bags, and down jackets absolutely for free. You can use them throughout your trekking days but you need to return them after trekking days.
It’s hard for us to provide you with all your required trekking gear, but we can assist you in buying better quality gear in Nepal. If you wish to buy gear in Nepal, we can help you choose a better location to get them.
Best Quality Services
In addition to the quality services during the trekking days, you will also get additional services by booking the package with Blue Lake Adventure. The services include managing all the required permits, free airport pick-up and drop-off, and safety throughout the trip.
In addition, you can also have customized itineraries based on your preference. For that, you have to let us know by contacting us through the contact page. Also, we are available 24/7, so you can keep any queries with us anytime about the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Comfortable and Better Transportation
During our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal, we will have our drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day and Pokhara to Siwai on the second day.
It is important to have a better start, so for better transportation, we will have a tourist bus with a/c to make your road trip better.
The trip of 7-8 hours can be tiring and boring, but not while traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus with Blue Lake Adventure. You can have the trek enjoying the beautiful scenic views and better services.
Similarly, for the road trip from Pokhara to Siwai, we will have it in a private car that will provide you with better comfort. Although it normally takes 1-1.25 hours to reach Siwai, we will have a better road trip so that we can have a better and fresh start for the trek.
Blue Lake Adventure offers more competitive prices than other trekking agencies. You can get the package with everything mentioned in the inclusion with a farewell dinner as a gratitude for being a part of us.
|Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal Cost by Blue Lake Adventure|
|Group Size||Cost based on Group Size|
|1 Pax||US $975|
|2-4 Pax||US $845|
|5-8 Pax||US $815|
|9-12 Pax||US $805|
|13-15 Pax||US $795|
|Over 16 Pax||US $780|
|This cost includes everything mentioned in the inclusion of the package i.e. permits, meals, transportation, accommodation, food, guides, porters, etc. For group joining or last-minute booking, contact us through the contact page.|
Note: Blue Lake Adventure offers you free airport drop and pickups, so if you need on-arrival pickup then let us know by contacting us through our contact page. Also, we have other several short treks and day tours for Kathmandu valley which you can join next days if you have time left in Nepal.
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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and return by Tourist Bus with A/C
- Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
- Trekker’s Information Management Permits (TIMS) and ACAP
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara (Breakfast Included)
- 1 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu ( Breakfast Included )
- The best available lodge during the trek (Twin-sharing)
- Private Transportation (Pokhara to Siwai)
- Private Transportation from (Dhampus to Pokhara)
- Experienced, skilled, and Government-Licensed Guide (Local Trekking Guide)
- A porter for every two trekkers (12kg of Baggage for each trekker)
- Water purification tablet for safe drinking water
- Emergency Medical Kits
- All Nepal Government Taxes and office expenses
- Rescue operations in case of complication (as per travel insurance)
- Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali Restaurant in Kathmandu
- Free Airport Drop
- Fresh seasonal fruits during the trek
- International Flight Tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (US $30 – 15 Days, US $50 – 30 Days, US $125 – 90 Days)
- Extra luggage (Limit of 12kg/trekker)
- All accommodation and meals before and after the journey in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara & Kathmandu
- Personal Expenses (Snacks, tea/coffee, beverages, extra porter)
- Personal gear and clothes
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for guide, porter, driver (tips are expected)
- Your travel and rescue insurance
With this, you might get well-known about the Annapurna Sanctuary Itinerary and how Blue Lake Camp helps you with the package. Here is additional information you need to know for the trek.
Best time to have Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal
To enjoy the trek to the fullest, it needs proper planning in which the best time comes as a top priority. During the peak seasons, the routes are often busy and can cause difficulty throughout the trek if it is not planned properly.
Booking with Blue Lake Adventure can get you a proper trek with proper planning so that you can enjoy the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek without running through difficulties.
Talking about the best time for trekking to ABC, autumn, and spring season are the best seasons. Summer and winter are not considered the best seasons because summer receives unexpected rainfall, and the scenery we want to enjoy gets dull. In contrast, nights are colder and can go below 0 degrees Celsius. Also, the time is dry so we don’t get to see lush forests and picturesque villages.
So why is autumn the best time for trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary? Autumn is considered the best time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking because it offers clear visuals as the skies are clear and the weather is more stable.
With clear skies, you can enjoy stunning views of mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, etc. Also, with stable weather comes suitable temperatures. Autumn offers the best temperature suitable for hiking through the terrains, terraced fields, and landscapes of the Annapurna region.
In addition, you can also enjoy the beautiful lush alpine forests and picturesque villages this season. The waterfalls and streams add even more beauty to the scenery during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Spring, on the other hand, equally gives the best experience of trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary. In addition to the stable weather and better temperature for hiking, it even offers beautiful views of rhododendron forests on the route.
Throughout the trekking moments, there won’t be a single time you won’t get to see stunning views. Whether it’s the view of mountain ranges, lush rhododendron forests, waterfalls, or picturesque villages, this season has everything to make the trek perfect.
But how do you manage the crowds in the peak seasons? Trekkers around the world would prefer to have the trek in the best seasons because the trek is easier in comparison to trekking in the Everest region.
To avoid the crowds and enjoy the best time trekking Annapurna Sanctuary, you can book the package with Blue Lake Adventure.
How difficult is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal?
If it is compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is relatively easy. But the routes can be tougher as we have to walk through lush forests and walk on steep roads.
If you are a beginner and haven’t had any treks in Nepal, then you have to be cautious about the high elevation and walking through the landscapes of Nepal. But if you have trekked on the lands of Nepal, then the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is easy to accomplish.
The main difficulties lie with high altitude as we have to reach the Annapurna Base Camp, which lies at an elevation of 4,130m. With high elevation, there are risks of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Without proper plans for trekking, there can be a high possibility of getting mountain sickness.
For that, acclimatization is essential. Blue Lake Adventure will take care of all the planning before embarking on the trek so you can get the hike without worrying about difficulties.
Fitness plays an important role in difficulties in trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary. With a good fitness level and the ability to trek for 5-6 hours a day at a normal pace, you can easily have the trek. But if you can’t trek for 5-6 hours a day, then it can cause you more difficulties.
If you are planning to have an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, then you must actively participate in fitness activities starting today.
Foods and Accommodation in Sanctuary Trek
During the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you can have a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the popular foods available during the trek are:
- Dal Bhat: It is a staple food of Nepal and a common dish along the trek. It contains steamed rice (bhat) served with a lentil soup (dal) and various side dishes like vegetables, pickles and sometimes meat.
- Momos: One of the popular dishes of Nepal that is taken not just as a snack but also as breakfast and dinner in Nepal. These are dumplings filled with either vegetables, meat, or cheese.
- Noodles and Pasta
- Eggs (Scrambled, fried, boiled, or as omelets)
- Snacks (chocolate bars and energy bars available at teahouses and small shops along the trail.)
The available accommodations in the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek are Teahouses and Lodges in the trekking area and tourist-standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Teahouses are the most common form of accommodation along the trek they offer clean and sanitary rooms with twin beds and a common bathroom. The teahouses provide communal dining areas where you can enjoy meals together with the trekking companion.
On the other hand, lodges have slightly more comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers. During the trek, in larger villages, we can have our stay at the lodge.
With Blue Lake Adventure, you can get proper healthy meals and clean hygiene rooms so you don’t have to worry about it throughout the trek.
Packing List for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal
For Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, it is important to have proper trekking gear and a packing list. With proper gear and equipment, you can have a better trekking experience. Here is the list of trekking gear and personal equipment you need to have for Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking in Nepal:
- Lightweight, breathable, and moisture-absorbing tops and bottom
- Warm fleece or down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Trekking pants (Lightweight and quick-drying)
- Hiking socks
- Trekking shoes/boots ((Sturdy, waterproof and comfortable)
- Sandals or camp shoes
- Sun hat
- Buff or Neck Gaiter
- Trekking backpack (Comfortable and Spacious, 40-50 litres)
- Rain cover
- Trekking poles
- Water bottle or hydration system
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a towel)
- Personal Identification (Passport and other identification)
- Cash (Nepali rupees, ATMs are limited)
- Travel Insurance (Comprehensive travel insurance covering trekking at high altitudes)
For Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, travel insurance is compulsory because it’s not risk-free even if it is graded as moderate.
There are chances of getting injuries, illness, flood, landslide, and even sudden climate change. All trekkers are required to provide a copy of the travel insurance certificate to Blue Lake Adventure before embarking on the trek.
The policy needs to cover medical expenses and emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue at the higher altitudes.
We request all the trekkers to send their insurance information within a week of trek booking. For any emergency cases, we will use your insurance and other important documents you have shared with us to take instant moves.
It is important and compulsory to acquire a Nepal visa for every international traveler who is planning to embark on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek or any other treks, or tours in Nepal.
For trekking and tourism purposes, you need to obtain a tourist visa which is easily available at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can get the visa for the validity of 15, 30, and 90 days on the basis of how long you want to stay in Nepal.
For a tourist visa, it costs USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. To obtain the visa you need to have legal documents like a passport, visa application form, passport photos, and visa fees.
Also, if you are already in Nepal and planning to extend the visa then you can extend it at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or other immigration offices in Nepal.
Sometimes Nepal’s immigration office might change the rules and cost for the visa without any notice so to be sure you can check it online https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa here!
Online Booking with Blue Lake Adventure
We provide you with hassle-free booking with online booking for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. You can book it directly by going through the booking section or if you have any inquiries then you can either send a message at WhatsApp ‘+977 9851076943’ or send an email to email@example.com!
For online booking, we require 10% of the advance payment as per company policy because we need to prepare early to get better facilities. After online booking, we need to have a photocopy of your passport and photos of you.
You can pay the advance through Western Union, Bank transfer, or with the online system of our website. Also, if you are coming to Nepal then we need to have your landing dates so that we can prepare it in that way.
For the rest amount, you can pay it after meeting us in Kathmandu. The payment system is easy as you can pay it with credit cards, or with cash too.
For any return policies and terms of conditions, check out the page here.
Last Minute Booking
Our company also offers last-minute bookings for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. As we value the time of other trekkers, we need it to be done within a day.
For last minute booking, we need to have all your details including passport copy, photos, travel insurance copy and full payment.
For emergencies, you can contact us on our WhatsApp/Viber at +977 9851076943. Reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can take the move swiftly to make the trek experience better for every trekker.
Final Say on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is graded moderate but it requires a better fitness level as we have to trek for a minimum of 6 hours in the trekking days. With this trek, you can explore every magnificent view the Annapurna Region has to offer.
Let Blue Lake Adventure be your trek companion to assist you better for trekking in Nepal. With more than 15+ years of experience as a travel agency in Nepal, we are able to help many trekkers to trek in Nepal.
Join the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, come as a guest, and end with being a family member. Thank you for being a part of Blue Lake Adventure, we hope to provide you with quality services to make your trekking memories last long.
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