Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Trek Map, Itinerary and Distance

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
115 km
Start / End Point
9 Nights 10 Days
Max. Altitude
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is an extension of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the inclusion of places like Ghorepani, Poonhill and Ulleri, among others. This trek traverses through spectacular forests, terraced fields, and quiet villages.

The beautiful scenic view of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and other various peaks makes it even more alluring for the trekkers. If you’re looking for a trek that encompasses lovely villages, beautiful waterfalls, lush vegetation, magnificent farmlands, and splendid mountain views, then the Annapurna Sanctuary trek is the one for you.

Trekkers Information for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Annapurna Sanctuary Circuit Trek, Trekkers Information

    The Annapurna region is famous all over the world as one of the best trekking routes. Scenic beauty coupled with the friendliness of the local people of the villages on the way, this trek is bound to be in your memories forever. Further, with a maximum elevation of 4120 meters at the base camp, it is not a challenging trek. The average Annapurna Sanctuary Trek distance is just 115 km which can be easily covered in 12 days.

    As you hike on this route, you’ll go through rhododendron forests, cultural villages, lush green hills, and rocky slopes and ridges. So, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has everything for you to enjoy. However, we will not pass through Thorong La Pass during this trek.

A Little Bit of Everything

The Sanctuary Trek starts from Nayapul Ridge which is about 41 km from Pokhara. Our trek is in the protected site of the Annapurna Conservation Area which is also the largest protected site in Nepal. Moreover, we begin our trekking from the beautiful city of Pokhara. We follow a path of dense forest, terraced land, and traditional Gurung villages.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek ensures that you have fun, satisfaction and a new-found and outstanding perception of our culture. It is certainly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal.

You’ll enjoy some easy-paced hiking along with sundry landscapes that will fulfil your every adventure thirst. You’ll encounter a variety of forests, vegetation, and wildlife. Relish in the warmth of nature as you explore some ancient cultures and traverse through rhododendron forests. You’ll forget your worries and feel a sense of tranquillity.

Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill are the major attractions of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Base Camp allows you to be face to face with the majestic mountains, while Poon Hill provides you with some fantastic views of the mountains along with splendid sunrise and sunset. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary will provide you with more details about the places. A healthy reminder, you need an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project ) permit to probe this place.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Trek Map, Itinerary and Distance Photo

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu

  2. day 2

    Drive/Flight to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2080m)

  4. day 4

    Ulleri to Ghorepani (2775m)

  5. day 5

    Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m)

  6. day 6

    Tadapani to Chhomrong

  7. day 7

    Chhomrong to Dovan

  8. day 8

    Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

  9. day 9

    Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

  10. day 10

    Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)

  11. day 11

    Bamboo to Jhinu Dada hotspring (1780m)

  12. day 12

    Trek to Siwai and Drive back to Pokhara (822m)

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map


    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Most ground transportation is on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc.
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks  (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
    • All government and local taxes.


  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.


You can include porter ( carries upto 20 kg ), with an extra cost of $ 25 per day.

You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. We can readily modify it according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

Trekking equipment for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek combines both Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp, so you need to pack accordingly.
To check the detailed packing list, click here, and as you will be traveling early morning during the PoonHill sunrise, you can take a headlight. Remember to pack accordingly for 10 - 12 days for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Trek Map, Itinerary and Distance Company Reviews


Trek with North Nepal Travels & Treks

I was trekking in March 2020. with North Nepal Travels & Treks. Our trekking route is Poon Hill and ABC. Everything was perfectly organized and my guide Shiva Bhandari was very knowledgeable. He talked a lot about local customs and culture. Next time I will choose them again.

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