Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trek is an amazing way to emerge into the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is the best way to check the threshold of wilderness in Himalayas. On this trek you can also check one’s physical endurance and rejoice the wildness that lies within. The trek can be traveler dream to experience the natural glory of this region. The trek starts with a flight/drive to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Pokhara being the popular destination for many domestic as well as international tourists it is also the starting point of every trek that lies in Annapurna region.
Annapurna base camp and sanctuary trek take you through the foothills of Annapurna to the high altitude region. The journey is full of beautiful forests, charming villages and terrace farmland. In the spring season rhododendron blooms and makes the whole forest colorful and enchanting.
The trail is also full of magnificent views of Annapurna range. The views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. These views will boost you to make to the base camp faster after walking for hours. The views becomes blessing when you are tired from walking.
Annapurna Sanctuary is highlight of the trek as you will find yourself walking inside the sanctuary for most of the time. You may encounter some unique flora and fauna which is very popular in the region. If lucky you may also see some rare species too.
The actual trek starts from Nyapul after half an hour drive from Pokhara city. Annapurna region is full of Gurung, Thakali and Magar communities. Hence you can get some insight on their culture and lifestyle. Another main highlight of this journey is the popular viewpoint of Poonhill. Here you can have a clear view of sky piercing mountains.
So, grab your bag and join Himal Eco Treks for an adventurous journey filled with natural glory. The heavenly beauty of Annapurna Massif awaits you.
Arrival and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley as well as trek preparation
Drive or fly to Pokhara ( by flight 40min and by tourist bus 5-6 hrs)
Drive to Nyapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Trekking ( most of the 5-6 hrs trek a day)
On the 11th day drive back to Pokhara
Accommodation in a guesthouse
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and finally a departure day
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in cities
- Airfare from your country to Nepal.
- Snacks, soft drinkr during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment is not provided by HET.
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.