Experience the highlight of trekking in Nepal - the Annapurna Sanctuary

From ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas, embark on a 10-day Annapurna trekking experience in Nepal and cross the breathtaking landscape of the Himalayas. Hike past awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Rest and revive in cosy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals along the way. Time spent visiting Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara completes the adventure tour, with insights into Nepalese culture and tradition.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Pokhara, Nepal
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 16
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
71kg pp per trip


  • Release your inner hippy in beautiful Pokhara
  • Stay in traditional Nepalese teahouses
  • Taste Newari soups and curries
  • Explore the temples of Bhaktapur
  • Be swept up in the warmth and colour of Kathmandu
  • Trek through the majestic Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Discover the customs of Nepalese mountain life


A fusion of historical and modern, the city of Kathmandu swarms with life and colour a wonderful place to begin this Nepal trekking experience. Meet monkeys while climbing to Swayambhunath and delve into the mystical charm of Durbar Square.
Travel south-east to ancient Bhaktapur, a haven of intricate temples, grand old palaces and vibrant courtyards. Few cars enter Bhaktapur, so wandering through the paved streets and narrow alleyways offers a taste of pre-modern Kathmandu.
Temples and palaces are replaced by soaring mountains and mirror lakes. Once on the vibrant trade route between India and Tibet, Pokhara is the gateway to some of Nepal's greatest treks.
Hike through lowland pastures and peaceful villages, past thundering waterfalls and powerful glaciers, and be surrounded by unspeakably beautiful landscapes. The ever-changing scenery covers some of the most ruggedly beautiful mountains in the world and it's easy to understand why hiking in Nepal has long been revered by adventure travellers. Stay in basic Nepalese teahouses operated by locals and learn about the daily lives of the hill people. Witness spectacular sunrises over the Annapurna ranges and soak tired muscles in natural hot springs along the way. While the Annapurna Sanctuary trek is challenging, it is a great way to experience these spectacular mountains without the major issues associated with high altitude - the optional trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) is the greatest elevation reached.
The final stretch is downhill all the way. With the hard work all done, enjoy a well-earned shower back in Pokhara and plenty of time to relax, recover and reminisce about the Annapurna experience.
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Bus, Minibus
Guesthouse (5 nights), Teahouse (10 nights)
Included activities
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Guided city tour
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple


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Important notes

Minimum age on this trip is 16 years old.


Please note for 2013 this tip will be 15 days instead of 16 days in 2013. The itinerary will spend one less day in Kathmandu at the start of the tour, and will be staying in bandipur on Day 2, rather than Bhaktapur on Day 3.

The itinerary will be as follows:

Day 1 Kathmandu
Day 2 Bandipur
Day 3 Pokhara
Days 4-13 Annapurna Ranges
Days 14-15 Pokhara

The detailed itinerary and prices will be released 1st November 2012

Trip notes

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Annapurna Sanctuary , November 2015

Annapurna Sanctuary , November 2015