The Other Sanctuary Trek

Trek Duration
7 Days

Max Trekking Altitude

Trek Grade


Hours of Walking
3-8 Hours per day

Annapurna Conservation Area

Group Size
6-8 people

Ktm / Pkr / Ktm


  • Magnificent views of the world’s highest mountain range
  • Walking on secluded trails far from tourist crowds
  • A luxury camping experience with first-class service
Himalayan Bird - Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

This short trek takes 7 days and brings you right to the foot of some of the Himalaya's most spectacular peaks. It is ideal for both the experienced and the first-time Himalayan trekker with some previous hiking experience, who is looking for a unique off the beaten track challenge with the comforts of our exclusive camp. Though rarely traveled, we find it is one of the finest treks in the Annapurna Region and Annapurna Conservation Area for its outstanding scenery and the changing landscapes of the trail.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Price
April 14, 2023 April 20, 2023 US$ 1900 per person
September 22, 2023 September 28, 2023 US$ 1900 per person
October 6, 2023 October 12, 2023 US$ 1900 per person
October 20, 2023 October 26, 2023 US$ 1900 per person
November 3, 2023 November 9, 2023 US$ 1900 per person
* Note:US$ 250 (subjected to change)

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Trip Details

The Other
Sanctuary Trek

We meet in Pokhara the day before departure to the mountains for introductions to the other team members and your guide. Here we will give you a briefing on trek preparations and we will answer any questions you may have.

After the meeting, your guide will be available to help you with any last minute shopping or packing tips.

Our team in Kathmandu will be happy to help you with your hotel booking, flight tickets or other transportation, sightseeing arrangements or any activities in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Let us know in advance and we will make sure that your stay is made as easy and comfortable as possible.

Annapurna Peak

We start our journey from Pokhara, Nepal's "adventure capital", with a one hour scenic drive through beautiful Gurung villages and rice paddies. Our trek starts from a small village, and the route will quickly lead us away from any kind of civilization.

It takes us first through dense rhododendron forest and scattered settlements and paddies. The hills here are covered in thick jungle and boast rich bird life. At higher elevation where the vegetation thins out, you are likely to encounter the Himalayan Monal. This is Nepal's national bird, and belongs to the pheasant family.

The scenery is as good as it gets, offering close views of Machapucchare (Mount Fishtail) straight north, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu to the East, and the Annapurna massif to the West. Located high above the nearest village and far from any road, opportunities for solitude and silence enroute are plenty.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

We will walk between three to seven hours per day, alternating between short and longer days. As the trail ascends quickly on the second day, we soon reach the ridge line which we will be following for most of the trip.

During the ascent we trek in the cool shade of the rhododendron trees with opportunities to cool down at each stream we cross. Once we reach the ridge, the forest opens up and we can enjoy the first glimpse of the magnificent view which will only get better as the trek continues.

We camp in selected areas with access to water and enough space for the tents. This is usually a clearing in the forest used by the local herders to graze their cattle, or a meadow on the ridge with 360 degree views of the Himalayas and the foothills. Here you may enjoy a well-deserved shower, followed by sundowners or some relaxing time with a book.

Annapurna Peak

Every day culminates with a delicious three course dinner and, if the energy-level allows, tales shared around the campfire.

While the first four days are of short to medium length, prepare for a full day challenging hike on day five, where we reach the maximum altitude of 3750 meters on the trek. While we have been steadily ascending till now, this long day offers both steep descents and ascents through the rocky, barren landscape just below Machhapuchhare Peak (Mount Fishtail).

The last day of the trek is a steep, knee-wobbling descend back down to the valley. We may be able to get glimpses of the glaciers of Machhapuchhare and the Annapurnas when we take breaks to rest our legs on the way down.

Annapurna Peak

If we have the time, we will spend some time in one of the charming Gurung villages in the valley. From the Seti River our vehicles are not far away, ready to take us back to the hotel in Pokhara.

Though we recommend this as a first time trek, be prepared to be physically challenged. The treak is categorized as a Grade 2 trek (moderate) with some fairly steep ascends and descends along the trail. You must be able to walk for 5-7 hours comfortably every day.

Expect to carry your personal pack with what you need while trekking. Our porters will carry everything else. The footing is mostly good, but the trail gets a little steep and exposed in some places.

Best time to go on
Sanctuary Trek

  • We can arrange this trek according to your clients' convenient dates. The best time of the year for this trek is March to May and September to mid- November, when the weather is mild and clear.
  • We do operate a few fixed departure treks in case you have solo clients who are interested in joining a small group. For more information, please contact our team in Kathmandu.
  • If you need any help or recommendation for arranging hotels, activities, transport, etc. for your clients, please feel free to contact our team in Kathmandu at any time.

The Food

We focus on combining taste, healthiness and sustainability. Each meal has been thoughtfully crafted in order to give you the energy you need for an active day.

We cater to vegetarians and vegans, and will adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions you may have.

The Equipment

We will provide all communal equipment including sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet and shower tent, chairs and tables. We also provide your personal sleeping bag and camping bed. For your personal equipment we will provide a detailed list of required equipment.

Why Choose Mountain Travel Nepal?

Pioneering the industry since 1964, Mountain Travel Nepal has some of the most experienced guides in the country. We create bespoke treks for the discerning intrepid traveller. Our signature full-service camping treks and expeditions are curated to deliver on your dreams.

Our destinations are truly off-the-beaten-track, and our team serves you with the utmost pride and professionalism. Join us for an unparalleled Himalayan experience that allows for a deep connection with nature and authentic interactions with the world around you.

Himalayan sanctuary trek route
Sanctuary trek map


The price for the 7 days/6 nights full service camping trek is US $ 1900 per person


Day 1. Drive to Reevan and trek to Odane Hill, 2513 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 2. Trek to Khumai Danda, 3245 meters, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 3. Trek to Korchon, 3682 meters, 3-4 hours walk.

Day 4.Trek to Premo Shyo Camp, 3720 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 5. Trek to Pipar Kharka, 3000 meters, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 6. Trek to Karuwa, 1400 meters, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 7. Trek to the pick-up point, 1350 meters & drive to Pokhara.


All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details. We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Our Cancellation policy

Arrangements may be cancelled at any time. The cancellation must be communicated to us in writing.

Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows:

Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:

  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%

Price increases

Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.

This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.

Change of itinerary

We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.

Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

Transportation costs (extra)

Airfare kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu or Road Transport

Passport Copy and Photograph

For the trekking permit we will need passport photographs and a copies of passports for all clients.

Payment conditions

Cost Includes
  • Service of one English speaking trekking guide
  • Service of two assistant guides
  • Service of one cook
  • Service of full porter team of 15+ porters
  • Transfer by private jeep to and from Pokhara
  • All meals on trek
  • All tea/coffees on trek
  • All communal camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, shower tent, toilet tent, etc.)
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bag, liner, camp cot
  • Mountain Travel duffel bag (which you may keep after trek)
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Trek staff insurance
  • Applicable Government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by plane or vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any purchases of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, etc.
  • Personal insurance in case of emergency
  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Entry visas for Nepal
  • Personal clothing and trekking equipment
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure
  • Gratuities to guides and Sherpa staff
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The Other Sanctuary Camping Trek

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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