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Annapurna Sanctuary trek (9 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Annapurna Base Camp and Ghandruk

Difficulty: challenging
Starting at $341 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$30.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

For those with limited time, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offers a journey of shifting landscapes; from the lush middle hills to the cauldron of ice and rock at Annapurna Base Camp, referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary for the high mountain walls that surround it. The trail passes through a steep narrow valley with Machapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain)] towering above the valley. The view at Annapurna Base Camp is awe-inspiring as you stare up at the whiteface of Annapurna I surrounded by snowclad peaks in every direction. This trek is most comfortably done in 9 days but for those with even more limited time it is possible to do this trek in as few as 7 days. Add the Short Modi Kola Start option to reduce the trekking by a day. Add the 'Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit' option to reduce the trek by another day. This is least desirable since the best weather is often early in the morning.

Weather Conditions in June

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The middle of June typically marks the beginning of the monsoon. Clear mornings are still possible but get increasingly less likely towards the end of the month. Be prepared for rain and hot humid weather in the low elevation valleys. The added moister means the hills are beginning to change to their vibrant monsoon green. The weather is generally a little drier than in the low valleys at high altitude, but cloud cover can be frustrating when trekking to viewpoints. As always in the spring, early morning is your best chance for clear skies.

On average there are 17 days with precipitation in June. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. During June, expect high temperatures of around 12.6°C (55°F) and lows down to 2.6°C (37°F) at Annapurna Base Camp.

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Fri Jun 22 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

Difficulty: moderate
The shortest way but a less scenic way to Chomrong that follows the Modi Khola (river) bypassing Ghandruk. If you need to reduce the itinerary by a day this is a possible option. Taking a taxi to the road head will also save time instead of taking the public bus.

Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $1.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.6°C (69°F) in June.

Tolka (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.2°C (81°F) and lows of about 17.2°C (63°F) in June.

Landruk (1565 m)

About 6-7 hours from Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.0°C (82°F) and lows of about 18.0°C (64°F) in June.

Sat Jun 23 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 5-6 hours from Landruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in June.

Sun Jun 24 (day 3)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in June.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 5 hours from Chomrong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.5°C (56°F) in June.

Mon Jun 25 (day 4)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in June.

Tue Jun 26 (day 5)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in June.

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

About 3-4 hours from Himalayan Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in June.

Highlights: Annapurna Base Camp
Difficulty: challenging
For those with limited time you can do a day hike to Annapurna Base Camp and no stay overnight. This shortens the trek but requires a long day of trekking and does not allow for viewing both sunset and sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp.

Wed Jun 27 (day 6)

Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

About 2 hours from Machapuchre Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in June.

Thu Jun 28 (day 7)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in June.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in June.

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in June.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 7-8 hours from Annapurna Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.5°C (56°F) in June.

Fri Jun 29 (day 8)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in June.

Chomrong (2210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in June.

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.7°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.7°C (62°F) in June.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in June.

Highlights: Ghandruk and Poon Hill
Difficulty: moderate
A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill. Images from via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Side Trek

Sat Jun 30 (day 9)

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.3°C (70°F) in June.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in June.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Susan (usa) on Jun 5, 2018

Annapurna Sanctuary led by Nima T Sherpa

A fantastic trek, with a lot of variety of scenery, from green villages to high white Himalayan peaks. Good guest houses all the way up, and a chance to vary the return route to stop at new villages on the return. Nima guided us easily through all of this, even as some of us got a bit tired and grouchy in the mornings! He was very good at phoning ahead to get accommodation, or letting us know that we'd have to share rooms if places were very full. He helped us plan dinner times around the big groups that were sometimes at the guest houses when we were. He made sure our small group of 6 didn't feel forgotten or "lost" in the confusion!

by Christopher (USA) on May 22, 2018

Annapurna Sanctuary led by Nima T Sherpa

Truly a marvelous trek. Recommend spacing it out differently than the default (go fast at the start and then take a night at MBC and then another at ABC, if you have the time, for acclimatization) but the trails are great, the accommodations very good, and the views are phenomenal! While I wouldn't call it easy, going with a first-time trekker (not even a particularly experienced hiker or backpacker) was no problem.