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Annapurna Sanctuary AS

Visiting: Nepal
Trip Duration 15 Days

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Annapurna SanctuaryScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Overall the Annapurna Sanctuary trek was great. There were some things the guide did (or didn't do) that were not quite right but overall it was a great trip. Most accommodation was good, however one teahouse we stayed in was so damp and dirty there was mould on walls and bedding.

Take plenty of water purification tablets.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2016
Published on: 17 April 2016
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Really enjoyed this tour. The sightseeing in Kathmandu was a little bit abbreviated as they continue to repair earthquake damage, but we were there for the mountains and all infrastructure is very much in place for some fabulous trekking.

Highlights had to be both the great variety of scenery through the trek and of course the unbelievable mountain scenery at the base camps, which definitely lived up to all expectations.
Confirmed traveller: 10 November 2015
Published on: 04 April 2016
(9 out of 10)


Looking out from the windows of our first Teahouse and seeing the snow-clad mountains dominating the skyline.
Coming across families of Langur Monkeys playing and carousing in the forest around Dovan.
Reaching ABC! With the help and guidance of our lovely Sherpa (Jangbu) and his Sirdar (Fubar), not to mention the lovely porters who smiled and seemed to enjoy the experience as much as we did.

Patience is required on arrival at Kathmandu Airport, the baggage reclaim takes hours to deliver luggage. Apparently it is normal to wait for up to 3hrs, so don't panic if it seems to be taking a while!

We did not expect it to be so hot - temperatures in the mid to high 20c's for most of the time up to Deurali. However in the higher Teahouses, Deurali and MBC, it got really cold at night (the water froze overnight at MBC); we saw a few people with hot water bottles, I would recommend packing a small one too.

You need to be nimble as well as fit to negotiate the steps and rough paths; its a very pretty route with a variety of flora and geology to keep interest, however you will be observing your feet a lot! That said, Explore have been very clever in designing the itinerary to make it achievable and enjoyable; Challenging, yes, but the time allowed for walking each day was ample for the slowest of us.

Nepal is very much open for business and safe to visit. We saw signs, some hand-written, some printed, saying "Nepal is safe, please come visit". We would like to reiterate this sentiment and encourage people to return to Nepal; it is beautiful, fun and the people are lovely.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 10 December 2015
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Jangbu was an excellent leader. He constantly considered the welfare of the whole group and deployed the guides where needed. His experience and stories of other treks added to the enjoyment. He judged the timing of the walking to perfection, avoiding the worst of the weather and getting us all to Annapurna base camp and back safely. We had excellent weather at ABC and view of the mountain range left you lost for words. I wouldn't repeat this trip, as I would worry that it couldn't possibly be as good as it was this time and would thus be a disappointment.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


Completing the trek was a huge relief as sustained a knee injury on 2nd day!
The whole trip was amazing with so many highlights to separate any one.
Although did a lot of training, climbing six flights of the car park at work twice a day would have been more valuable preparation for the many steps and steepness on the trek, cannot be underestimated!
Lots of thermal layers needed for when higher. If taking walk poles you can take as carry on from London but not allowed on return so put in luggage or bubble wrap & cap the tips.
Confirmed traveller: 12 April 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(9 out of 10)


Nepal is a great place with lovely people. I think the Annapurna trek is better than the EBC schlep. Accommodation is basic, but that's what's there. 8000m mountain views are fabulous and the guides cannot do enough for you. I was expecting to get 'ill', but I don't think anyone was badly troubled by the food etc.

I loved the trip.

Confirmed traveller: 15 March 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(10 out of 10)


The group leader, guides and porters were so helpful, friendly and flexible.
Confirmed traveller: 15 March 2015
Published on: 05 October 2015
(9 out of 10)


Done 2 trips with you, so well planned and good attention to detail. Great itineraries. Detailed pre trip info very useful.
Confirmed traveller: 27 October 2014
Published on: 29 September 2015