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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - ABC

One of the most spectacular medium-length treks in the world! In just a few short days you will be in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, where you will have 360-degree views of high peaks. Easily one of the most spectacular panoramic views possible in Nepal.

  • Courtesy - Jay San

The Annapurna region located in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking in the country. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region an area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 sq. km, the area is home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures: Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and Tibetans. The region is also host to diverse environments: sub-tropical lowlands, stunning valleys, bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus, the world's deepest river gorge, and the towering Annapurna Mountains. The most sought mountains in the region are: Annapurna I (world's 8th highest) and Machhapuchhre (aka: Fishtail), which is one of the most beautiful.


Includes

  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • All land transportation.
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Annapurna conservation Area  entry permit.
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag.
  • All government Taxes

Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other personal expenses
Day 1 | DRIVE TO NAYAPUL & TREK TO GHANDRUK

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk en route to the Annapurna Base Camp.


  • L | D

  • lodge
  • car | trek
Day 2 | TREK | CHHOMRUNG

Trek to Chhomrong


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 3 | TREK TO DOBAN

Trek to Doban. We keep it slow to ensure that we acclimatize well.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 4 | TREK TO HIMALAYA

Trek to Himalaya Hotel.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 5 | TREK TO MBC

Machhapuchhre Base Camp has a stunning 360-degree view of the Annapurna Himalayas.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • hike
Day 6 | HIKE TO ABC AND BACK TO MBC

To enjoy the magnificent sunrise over the Sanctuary one has to go to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) which is only two hours away. The spectacular views of Annapurna south in the forefront are so satisfying that one easily forgets the exhaustion. Followed Lunch we will trek back to MBC for our overnight stay.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 7 | TREK TO BAMBOO


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 8 | TREK TO JHINU

Trek to the Hot Springs to relax our tired muscles.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 9 | TREK TO TOLKHA


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 10 | TREK TO KANDE | DRIVE TO POKHARA


  • B | L

  • Self
  • car | trek
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Ghandruk Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk car | trek lodge L | D
2 Chhomrung Trek | Chhomrung trek lodge B | L | D
3 Doban Trek to Doban trek lodge B | L | D
4 Himalaya Hotel Trek to Himalaya trek lodge B | L | D
5 Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek to MBC hike lodge B | L | D
6 Machhapuchhre Base Camp Hike to ABC and back to MBC trek lodge B | L | D
7 Bamboo Trek to Bamboo trek lodge B | L | D
8 Jhinu Dhada Trek to Jhinu trek lodge B | L | D
9 Tolkha Trek to Tolkha trek lodge B | L | D
10 Pokhara Trek to Kande | Drive to Pokhara car | trek Self B | L
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • "Trail to Ghandruk with Mt. Machhapuchhere on background"

  • "Natural hot spring at Jhinu"

  • "View of Annapurna South and & Himchuli from Chhomrung Village"

Jay San

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An adventure junkie and photographer, Sanjay has seven years of experience in trekking, climbing and mountaineering. As a certified wilderness first aid responder with additional training in rescue, Sanjay consider the safety of his clients and his team top priority. When not out climbing Nepal´s many mountains, he pursues his studies at the Nepal Mountain Academy. He also enjoys volunteering his time, introducing disadvantaged youth and children, to the pleasures of nature through camping, hiking or rock climbing.

GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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