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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 14 Days

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  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 14 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 4130m
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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Trip At Glance



Max Altitude


Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house


Private Car flight


Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

Annapurna sanctuary trek is well known tea house trekking trail in the southern face of Annapurna base camp. Trekking that has begun in Pokhara will bring you to miraculous Modi Khola gorge which lead you to panorama of vast mountains.

In this trekking trail you pass through bamboo and rhododendron ultimately leading to awesome view of Annapurna range. In his trail we walk in the path sandwiched between Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.

The maximum altitude we reach in this trial is 4170m The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek / Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheatre formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare.

Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

The vast amphitheater of the ABC Trek is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks - the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m).

The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants.

We start our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti (1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m).

Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary - a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier.

Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel


From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning after having breakfast you will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer your hotel.  Afternoon if time permits boating in Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside.

Trek from Pokhara to Tolka via Pedi.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Half hour drive From pokhara to  Pedi and the trail directly goes uphill to Dhampus (1750m) which stretches for several kilometers from 1580 to 1700m and has number of lodge along the ridge.

Trail climb to Pothana 1990m and downhill steeply through a forest towards Bichok. It emerges in the modikhola valley and continue drop to Tolka village. Overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tolka to Chhomrung

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Tolka the trail descends to long stone staircase and then follows a ridge to the Gurung village of Landruk (1620m).

Ten minutes path from here splits north take you to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village.

Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and overnight at Lodge.

Trek from Chhomrung to Bamboo

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m).

The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point.

Trek from Bamboo to Himalaya Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail climbs through rhododendron forest to Dovan 2840m. This stretch of the trail passes several avalanche chutes.

If you arrive early in Himalaya hotel. It’s possible to continue on to Deurali to make the following day easier and comfortable.

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhauchhare base camp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From the Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary.

At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.

Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow.

The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine a short stroll for your cosy room.

Trek from Annapurna base camp to Dovan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning sunrise view from Annapurna base camp, have great breakfast and trail directly leads you downhill to Dovan via village of Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and overnight at Dovan.

Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo?

Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.

Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola.

First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and  trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to joyful Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.

Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati.

With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Your last day trekking celebrates in Pokhara with your trekking staff.  

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

Departure for your onwards flight.


Departure for your onwards flight.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car van
  • Two night 2* category Hotel in Kathmandu bed n breakfast
  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • Office paper works Annapurna Conservation park entry permit
  •  Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu to Pokhara and  Kathmandu
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks, insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Two night 2* Category hotel in pokhara  bed n breakfast
  • Suvenir : something from Nepal give you mmory for life long
  • Trekking route map.

What Is Excluded?


  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/pokhara
  • Tea/ coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things
  • Hot shower/Camera’s battery charge during the trek

“Amazing time on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek” January 2015

My husband and I trekked the ABC Santuary Trek for 11 days and had an amazing time with Adventure Nepal Eco Trek

Altitude Graph


Yes, you can obtain a Nepal visa on arrival to embark on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Here are some key points to keep in mind regarding the visa process:

1. Visa on Arrival: Nepal offers visa on arrival facilities for citizens of most countries, including many major Western nations, at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and several land entry points.

2. Visa Requirements: To obtain a visa on arrival, you'll need a valid passport with at least six months of validity and a passport-sized photo. You'll also need to fill out a visa application form available at the airport or border entry point.

3. Visa Fees: The visa fees vary depending on the duration of your stay. As of my last update, the fees for tourist visas were as follows:

15-day multiple-entry visa: USD 30
30-day multiple-entry visa: USD 50
90-day multiple-entry visa: USD 125
4. Payment: The visa fee can be paid in various currencies, including US dollars, euros, British pounds, Swiss francs, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars, and Japanese yen.

5. Visa Extension: If you plan to stay in Nepal for longer than the duration granted by your visa, you can extend it at the Immigration Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

6. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek: Once you have obtained your visa, you can proceed with your trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek typically starts from Pokhara, so you may need to travel there from Kathmandu after obtaining your visa.

7. Check Current Regulations: It's essential to check current visa regulations and fees before your trip, as they may have changed since my last update. You can consult the official website of the Department of Immigration Nepal for the most up-to-date information.

Ensure you have all the necessary documents and fees ready upon arrival to expedite the visa process and start your trek without delay.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, also known as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you through diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and ultimately to the base camp of the majestic Annapurna massif.

The duration of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek can vary depending on several factors, including the specific itinerary, trekking pace, acclimatization days, and weather conditions. On average, the trek takes about 10 to 14 days to complete. Here's a breakdown of the typical duration:

1. Standard Itinerary:

A typical Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary usually spans about 10 to 12 days, covering approximately 115 to 130 kilometers (71 to 81 miles) round trip.
This itinerary includes trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and back, with stops at various tea houses along the way.
2. Extended Itinerary:

Some trekkers may choose to extend their trek by adding rest days or side trips to nearby attractions or viewpoints.
An extended itinerary can take up to 14 days or more, depending on the additional activities and rest days included.
3. Acclimatization Days:

Many itineraries include acclimatization days to help trekkers adjust to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
These rest days are typically built into the itinerary at strategic points, such as in Ghorepani or Chhomrong.
4. Trekking Pace:

The pace of the trek can vary from person to person, depending on fitness level, altitude acclimatization, and personal preferences.
Most trekkers cover an average of 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) per day, with 4 to 6 hours of trekking each day.
5. Weather and Trail Conditions:

Weather and trail conditions, such as snowfall, rainfall, or landslides, can impact the trekking schedule and may require adjustments to the itinerary.

The best time to travel to Nepal for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, which offer the most favorable weather and trekking conditions. Here's a breakdown of the optimal times to undertake the trek:

1. Spring (March to May):

Spring is one of the most popular times for trekking in Nepal, including the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
The weather is generally clear, with mild temperatures and minimal rainfall.
The rhododendron forests along the trekking route are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.
Visibility is excellent, providing stunning views of the mountains, including the Annapurna massif.
2. Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is another excellent time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
The weather is stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making for comfortable trekking conditions.
The post-monsoon period results in lush greenery and clearer mountain views.
This is the busiest trekking season in Nepal, so expect more fellow trekkers on the trail and in tea houses.
3. Pre-monsoon (March to May):

Early spring (March to April) offers pleasant temperatures and blooming flowers, making it an ideal time for the trek.
May can be warmer, but it's still a good time to trek before the monsoon season begins.
4. Post-monsoon (September to November):

The post-monsoon period brings clear skies and crisp air, providing excellent visibility for mountain views.
This time is also considered the harvest season in Nepal, with terraced fields full of ripened crops, adding to the picturesque scenery.

While the spring and autumn seasons are optimal for trekking, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek can be undertaken year-round.
Winter (December to February) can be cold, especially at higher elevations, but the trek is still possible with proper gear. However, some higher passes may be closed due to snow.
Monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and leeches along the trail, making trekking challenging and less enjoyable. It's generally not recommended for trekking during this time.
Overall, the best time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons for the most pleasant weather and breathtaking scenery.

The best time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. Here's a detailed breakdown of why these seasons are optimal:

1. Spring (March to May):

Weather: Spring offers stable weather with mild temperatures and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking. Daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) in lower elevations.
Blooming Rhododendrons: The rhododendron forests along the trekking route come alive with vibrant colors during this time, creating stunning landscapes.
Views: Excellent visibility allows for breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, including the Annapurna massif.
Wildlife: Spring is a good time for wildlife spotting as animals become more active after the winter months.
2. Autumn (September to November):

Weather: Autumn is characterized by clear skies, mild temperatures, and dry weather, making it another excellent time for trekking. Daytime temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) in lower elevations.
Post-Monsoon Greenery: The landscapes are lush and green after the monsoon season, offering picturesque scenery.
Harvest Season: It's the harvest season in Nepal, and you'll see terraced fields full of ripened crops, adding to the beauty of the surroundings.
Busy Season: Autumn is the peak trekking season in Nepal, so expect more fellow trekkers on the trail and in tea houses.

Winter (December to February): Winter can be cold, especially at higher elevations, but the trek is still possible with proper gear. However, some higher passes may be closed due to snow.
Monsoon Season (June to August): Monsoon season brings heavy rainfall and leeches along the trail, making trekking challenging and less enjoyable. It's generally not recommended for trekking during this time.
Overall, the best time for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for the most pleasant weather, clear skies, and stunning views.

It's recommended to book your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in advance, especially if you plan to trek during the peak seasons of spring and autumn. Here are some guidelines for when to book your trek:

1. Peak Seasons:

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal, including for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
During these times, trails and tea houses can get crowded, so it's advisable to book your trek at least 3 to 6 months in advance to secure your preferred dates and accommodations.
2. Off-Peak Seasons:

If you're trekking during the off-peak seasons of winter (December to February) or monsoon (June to August), you may have more flexibility in booking.
However, it's still a good idea to book your trek in advance, especially if you have specific dates or if you're trekking with a group.
3. Availability of Guides and Porters:

Guides and porters can be in high demand during peak trekking seasons, so booking in advance ensures you have professional support for your trek.
Adventure Nepal Eco Treks, like many trekking companies, may have limited availability for guides and porters during busy periods, so booking early ensures you have the necessary support for your trek.
4. Special Requirements:

If you have specific requirements, such as private accommodations or special dietary needs, booking in advance allows the trekking company to make necessary arrangements.
5. Consideration of Permits:

Some trekking permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, may need to be obtained in advance. Adventure Nepal Eco Treks can assist you with this process.
6. Last-Minute Bookings:

While last-minute bookings are possible, especially during the off-peak seasons, it may be challenging to find availability for accommodations and guides, and you may have limited choices.
Overall, booking your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in advance, especially during peak seasons, ensures a smoother and more enjoyable trekking experience. It also allows you to secure the necessary permits and make any special arrangements well ahead of time.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is generally considered to be of moderate difficulty. Here are some factors to consider regarding the trek's difficulty level:

1. Terrain:

The trek involves various terrains, including well-maintained trails, rocky paths, and occasional steep ascents and descents.
While the trails are generally well-marked and not technically challenging, some sections may require stamina and balance, especially when crossing narrow paths or bridges.
2. Altitude:

The highest point of the trek is Annapurna Base Camp, which sits at an altitude of around 4,130 meters (13,549 feet).
Altitude-related concerns, such as altitude sickness, can affect trekkers as they ascend. It's important to acclimatize properly and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness.
3. Duration:

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trekker.
While the daily distances covered are manageable for most trekkers, the duration of the trek can be physically demanding, especially if you're not used to trekking.
4. Weather:

Weather conditions can vary, especially in higher elevations. Trekkers may encounter cold temperatures, rain, or even snow, particularly during the early spring or late autumn.
Proper gear and clothing are essential to stay comfortable and safe in changing weather conditions.
5. Altitude Gains:

The trek involves significant altitude gains, especially as you ascend from lower elevations to Annapurna Base Camp.
Trekking slowly and allowing time for acclimatization is crucial to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.
6. Physical Fitness:

While the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is manageable for most physically fit individuals, some level of fitness preparation beforehand is beneficial.
Regular aerobic exercise, such as hiking, walking, or jogging, can help build stamina and endurance for the trek.
7. Support Services:

Trekking with a reputable company like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks provides support services, including experienced guides and porters, which can enhance safety and comfort throughout the trek.
Overall, while the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is not considered extremely challenging, it does require a reasonable level of fitness, preparation, and awareness of altitude-related concerns. With proper planning and guidance, most trekkers can successfully complete the trek and enjoy its stunning landscapes and cultural experiences.

While it's not mandatory to have a guide or porter, it's highly recommended, especially if you're new to trekking in Nepal. A guide can provide valuable assistance with navigation, cultural insights, and help in case of emergencies. Porters can carry your heavy gear, allowing you to enjoy the trek without a heavy load.

For the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you'll need two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Accommodation along the trekking route ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges with attached bathrooms. Tea houses provide simple meals and dormitory-style rooms or private rooms with shared bathrooms. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth.

Here's a list of essential gear to bring for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:


Moisture-Wicking Base Layers:
Long-sleeved shirts and pants made of synthetic or merino wool to wick away sweat and keep you dry and comfortable.
Insulating Layers:
Fleece jackets or insulated down jackets to provide warmth during colder temperatures at higher elevations.
Waterproof Jacket and Pants:
A durable and waterproof jacket and pants to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
Trekking Pants:
Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off legs for versatility in different temperatures and terrain.
Warm Hat and Gloves:
A fleece or wool hat and gloves to keep your head and hands warm at higher elevations.
Sun Hat and Sunglasses:
A wide-brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun and sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes.
Hiking Socks:
Comfortable and moisture-wicking socks to prevent blisters and keep your feet dry.

Hiking Boots:
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support for traction and stability on uneven terrain.
Camp Shoes/Sandals:
Lightweight sandals or camp shoes for wearing around tea houses in the evenings and during rest days.

A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of 30-40 liters to carry your gear and essentials.
Sleeping Bag:
A warm sleeping bag rated for low temperatures (around 0°C to -10°C) for overnight stays in tea houses.
Trekking Poles:
Optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain on your knees, especially during steep descents.

Essential for navigating in low-light conditions and for early morning starts to catch sunrise views.
Water Bottles/Hydration System:
Insulated water bottles or a hydration system to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
Water Purification Tablets or Filter:
To purify water from streams and taps along the trekking route.
Sunscreen and Lip Balm:
High SPF sunscreen to protect against sunburn, and lip balm with SPF to prevent chapped lips.
First Aid Kit:
Including basic supplies for treating minor injuries, blisters, headaches, and altitude sickness.
Including toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and personal hygiene items.
To capture the stunning scenery along the trekking route.
Trekking Map/Guidebook:
A detailed map or guidebook of the Annapurna region for navigation and information about the trek.
Remember to pack light and only bring essential items to avoid unnecessary weight on your trek. Additionally, it's a good idea to check the weather forecast and consult with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks for any specific gear recommendations or requirements for the trek.

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks is a reputable trekking company in Nepal, and trekking with a reputable company like them can enhance safety for solo women trekkers. Here are some factors to consider regarding the safety of solo women trekking with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks:

1. Experienced Guides: Adventure Nepal Eco Treks typically provides experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the trekking routes and local customs. Having a guide can enhance safety, especially for solo trekkers, as they can provide assistance, navigation, and support throughout the trek.

2. Group or Solo Options: Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may offer both group and solo trekking options. Joining a group trek can provide additional safety and companionship, as you'll be trekking with other travelers and a guide. However, if you prefer to trek solo, the company can arrange for a private guide and porter to accompany you.

3. Safety Measures: The company likely prioritizes safety and takes necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of their clients. This may include providing a detailed briefing before the trek, ensuring proper acclimatization, and carrying essential safety equipment and first aid kits.

4. Local Support: Adventure Nepal Eco Treks is likely to have a network of local contacts and support staff along the trekking routes. This can be reassuring for solo women trekkers, knowing that there's local assistance available if needed.

5. Reputation and Reviews: Before choosing Adventure Nepal Eco Treks or any trekking company, it's essential to research their reputation and read reviews from past clients, especially from solo women trekkers. Positive reviews and testimonials can indicate a company's commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.

6. Communication: Ensure that you have clear communication with the company regarding your expectations, concerns, and any special requirements you may have as a solo woman trekker. This can include accommodation preferences, dietary needs, and any safety concerns you may have.

7. Personal Safety Precautions: While trekking with a reputable company can enhance safety, it's also essential for solo women trekkers to take personal safety precautions. This may include avoiding trekking alone in remote areas, being cautious of strangers, and following the guidance of your guide.

Overall, trekking with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks as a solo woman is likely to be a safe and enjoyable experience, given the company's experience, reputation, and commitment to safety. However, it's always advisable to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions while trekking in any destination.

Altitude-related concerns are important to consider when trekking in the Himalayas, including on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Here are some key altitude-related concerns and how to manage them:

1. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): AMS is the most common altitude-related concern and can affect anyone ascending to high altitudes too quickly. Symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. To manage AMS:

Ascend gradually, allowing your body time to acclimatize.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco, which can exacerbate symptoms.
If experiencing symptoms, descend to a lower altitude until you feel better.
Medications like acetazolamide (Diamox) can help prevent and treat AMS.
2. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): These are more severe forms of altitude sickness and can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Symptoms of HAPE include shortness of breath, coughing, and blue lips/nails, while symptoms of HACE include confusion, hallucinations, and loss of coordination. Treatment involves immediate descent to lower altitudes and, if available, the use of supplemental oxygen.

3. Altitude Preparation: Before the trek, ensure you're in good physical condition. It's also beneficial to spend a few days acclimatizing in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek. During the trek, follow a gradual ascent profile, taking rest days to acclimatize.

4. Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, as dehydration can exacerbate altitude sickness. Consume a balanced diet with enough calories to fuel your trekking activities.

5. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body's signals. If you start experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness, don't ignore them. Communicate with your guide about how you're feeling, and be prepared to adjust your itinerary if necessary.

6. Altitude Gains: The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek involves significant altitude gains, so be prepared for the changes in temperature and oxygen levels as you ascend. Take it slow, especially when climbing steep sections.

7. Emergency Preparedness: Ensure you have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation. Carry a fully stocked first aid kit, including medications for altitude sickness, and know how to use it.

By being aware of altitude-related concerns and taking necessary precautions, you can minimize the risks and enjoy a safe and fulfilling trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Yes, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek can be extended by incorporating side trips or combining it with other trekking routes in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Discuss with your guide or trekking agency for customized itineraries.

In case of an emergency during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, there are several steps you can take and resources available to help:

1. Notify Your Guide or Trekking Company: If you're trekking with a guide or a trekking company like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks, inform them immediately about the emergency. They can provide assistance, assess the situation, and determine the best course of action.

2. Seek Medical Assistance: If the emergency involves a medical issue, your guide or trekking company can help arrange for medical assistance. Many trekking routes have health posts or basic medical facilities along the way. In more severe cases, emergency evacuation may be necessary.

3. Emergency Evacuation: In the event of a serious medical emergency or injury, helicopter evacuation may be required to transport you to a hospital in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Your trekking company can coordinate with helicopter rescue services and arrange for evacuation if necessary. Make sure your travel insurance covers emergency evacuation and medical expenses.

4. Local Assistance: Local villagers along the trekking route may also provide assistance in case of emergencies. They may have first aid knowledge or access to communication devices to seek help.

5. Satellite Phones: Some trekking companies provide guides with satellite phones for communication in remote areas where there is no cellular coverage. These phones can be used to call for help in emergencies.

6. Stay Calm and Follow Instructions: During an emergency, it's crucial to remain calm and follow the instructions of your guide or the local authorities. Panicking can exacerbate the situation.

7. Prepare in Advance: Before embarking on the trek, ensure that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers trekking activities, including emergency medical expenses and evacuation. Carry a fully stocked first aid kit with essential supplies.

8. Stay Informed: Keep your trekking company updated on any changes in your health condition or any potential risks you may encounter during the trek. They can provide guidance and support based on the situation.

By staying prepared and knowing how to respond to emergencies, you can mitigate risks and ensure a safer trekking experience in the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may have specific payment terms for their services. While these terms can vary depending on the company's policies and the nature of the trek or tour, here are some common payment terms you might encounter with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks:

1. Deposit:

Many trekking companies require a deposit to confirm your booking. This deposit is usually a percentage of the total trip cost and is paid at the time of booking.
Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may require a deposit to secure your spot on the trek.
2. Balance Payment:

The remaining balance is typically due before the start of the trek, usually upon your arrival in Nepal or before the trek begins.
Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may specify their balance payment deadline in their terms and conditions.
3. Payment Methods:

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may accept payment through various methods, including bank transfer, credit/debit card, western union, Revulet com or cash.
Ensure to inquire about the accepted payment methods and any associated transaction fees.
4. Cancellation Policy:

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks likely has a cancellation policy outlining the refund process if you need to cancel your booking.
The cancellation policy may include deadlines for cancellations and any applicable fees or penalties.
5. Additional Costs:

Be aware of any additional costs not included in the initial price, such as extra meals, accommodation, permits, or transportation.
Adventure Nepal Eco Treks should provide a breakdown of what is included in the trip cost and what additional expenses you may incur during the trek.
6. Currency:

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may specify the currency in which payments should be made, typically in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) or US Dollars (USD).
7. Terms and Conditions:

It's important to carefully read Adventure Nepal Eco Treks' terms and conditions regarding payments, cancellations, and other policies before booking your trek.
For precise information on Adventure Nepal Eco Treks' payment terms, it's best to directly contact them or refer to their website. They should be able to provide you with detailed information tailored to your specific trekking package.

Yes, you can bring some food from home for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, especially if you have dietary preferences or specific dietary needs. Here are some considerations and suggestions:

1. Snacks:

Packing lightweight, non-perishable snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruits, and granola bars can provide quick and convenient energy during the trek.
2. Specialty Items:

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, such as gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian options, bringing some specialty items from home can ensure you have suitable food options along the trek.
3. Comfort Food:

Bringing some comfort foods from home can be a morale booster during long trekking days. This could include instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, or your favorite snacks.
4. Instant Meals:

Instant noodles, soups, or dehydrated meals can be convenient options for quick and easy meals at tea houses. However, most tea houses along the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offer meals, so bringing these may not be necessary.
5. Perishable Items:

Avoid bringing perishable items that may spoil quickly, as there may not be refrigeration facilities available along the trekking route.
6. Local Produce:

Consider purchasing locally available fruits, snacks, or other food items in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek. This supports local businesses and reduces the weight of your pack.
7. Tea House Meals:

While trekking, you'll stay in tea houses that provide meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These meals typically consist of rice, noodles, dal (lentil soup), vegetables, and sometimes meat. Most tea houses can accommodate dietary preferences with advance notice.
8. Check Regulations:

Be aware of any restrictions or regulations on bringing food items across borders if you're traveling from another country into Nepal.
9. Considerations:

Keep in mind that carrying excess food weight can add to the load you need to carry during the trek. Pack only what you need and avoid overloading your backpack.

Before bringing food from home, consider the availability of food along the trekking route and consult with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks for any specific recommendations or requirements.


Yes, there are several communication options available when trekking in the mountains, including the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Here are some common methods:

1. Mobile Phones:

Mobile phone coverage is available along many parts of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, especially in lower elevations and near villages. However, coverage may be limited or non-existent in remote areas and at higher elevations.
2. Satellite Phones:

Trekking companies like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may provide guides with satellite phones for emergency communication in areas with no mobile coverage.
3. Internet/Wi-Fi:

Some tea houses along the trekking route may offer Wi-Fi access for a fee. However, the connection may be slow and unreliable, especially in remote areas.
4. Local SIM Cards:

Purchasing a local SIM card in Nepal can provide access to mobile data and calls. Nepal Telecom and Ncell are the two main mobile operators in Nepal.
5. Emergency Beacons:

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) or satellite-based emergency beacons can be used to send distress signals in case of emergencies. These devices are typically carried by trekkers for additional safety.
6. Trekking with Guides:

Guides from Adventure Nepal Eco Treks are trained to handle communication and emergencies. They can provide updates on weather conditions, trail conditions, and arrange for assistance if needed.
7. Lodge Communication:

Lodge owners and staff may have radios or other communication devices to relay messages or call for help if necessary.
8. Offline Maps and GPS:

Offline maps and GPS apps on smartphones can help navigate the trekking route even when there's no network coverage.
9. Trekking Partners:

Staying in touch with fellow trekkers or trekking groups can also provide a means of communication and support during the trek.
It's important to note that while communication options are available, there may still be areas with no coverage, especially at higher altitudes. It's advisable to inform someone of your trekking plans and expected return date, and to follow the guidance of your trekking guide for communication in remote areas.

Yes, reputable trekking companies like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks typically insure their staff members. This insurance is important to ensure the well-being and safety of their guides, porters, and other staff members while working in remote and sometimes challenging conditions in the mountains.

Here's what you can expect regarding insurance coverage for Adventure Nepal Eco Treks staff:

1. Health and Medical Insurance:

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks likely provides health and medical insurance for their staff, covering expenses related to illness or injury that may occur during the trek.
This insurance typically includes coverage for medical treatment, hospitalization, and emergency evacuation if necessary.
2. Accident and Injury Coverage:

In addition to health insurance, staff members are usually covered for accidents and injuries that may occur while working on the trek, such as slips, falls, or other mishaps.
3. Emergency Evacuation:

Insurance policies often include provisions for emergency evacuation by helicopter or other means in case of serious injury or medical emergency.
4. Trekking-related Risks:

The insurance provided by Adventure Nepal Eco Treks may also cover risks specific to trekking activities, such as altitude sickness, falls, and exposure to the elements.
5. Liability Insurance:

The company may also carry liability insurance to protect against claims arising from accidents or injuries to clients or staff members during the trek.
6. Verification:

It's a good idea to verify with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks that their staff members are insured and to ask about the specifics of their insurance coverage before booking your trek.
Ensuring that their staff members are adequately insured is an important aspect of responsible trekking companies' operations. It demonstrates their commitment to the safety and well-being of both clients and staff members while trekking in the mountains.


Trip Reviews (2)

We embarked on the 16 day package on 1 May '16, trekking through the villages to ABC before heading up to Tharpu Chuli for a taste of mountaineering.Kumar was our guide. But he was also our comedian, friend, cook, and big brother, going the extra mile to ensure our safety and enjoyment of the trip.


“ABC Sanctuary + Tharpu Chuli Peak (5663m)” 2016 May

15th Mar, 2022

My husband and I trekked the ABC Santuary Trek for 11 days and had an amazing time with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks. Our guide, Ramesh and porter, Tilok were fantastic.

“Amazing time on the Annapurna Santuary Trek”

15th Mar, 2022

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