The Annapurna Sanctuary trek, also known as Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the shortest major treks in Nepal and leads into a close encounter with the mighty South Face of Annapurna. The trek initially passes through the lowland bamboo forests and rhododendrons before making its way up through the Modi Khola Gorge into the mountain amphitheatre that is the Annapurna Sanctuary. This high glacial cwm is a wild Himalayan environment ringed by ten of the most impressive peaks in Nepal, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Machapuchare. This trek is suitable for all trekkers regardless of experience as it is a relatively low level trek.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport 1,400m
Day 02: A half day sightseeing followed after lunch by a briefing session
Day 03: Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul and then trek to Ulleri 1,960m
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m
Day 06: Poon Hill 3,210m and then trek to Tadapani 2,630m
Day 07: Trek to Sinuwa 2,360m
Day 08: Trek to Deurali 3,230m
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
Day 10: Sunrise on the South Face of Annapurna and return to Bamboo
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,780m
Day 12: Trek to Naya Pul 1,070m
Day 13: Onward Journey
Day 14: International Departure!