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The Annapurna Region

A 55 kilometre stretch of awe-inspiring mountains with views that will blow your mind

Okay, so what’s the best way to describe the Annapurna region? It’s like the Abel Tasman of New Zealand – it’s nowhere near as well-known as Milford Sound, but equally impressive. Here at Active HQ, we have the enviable job of cataloguing thousands of incredible images from our trips, and we can say with certainty that the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, ‘AST’ regularly tops the popularity list in terms of jaw-dropping visuals. There’s something about Machapuchare (one of the three Annapurna Mountains, also known as ‘Fish Tail’) that will leave a lasting impression as it stands tall on its own on the horizon. And then of course, you have the sanctuary itself, a mesmerizing amphitheatre deafening in its silence.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - AST

14 Days  | 


4.62 out of 5 (from 250 reviews)

Discover Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheatre accessed on a trail that’s less about altitude and more about mind-blowing scenery. Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara too.

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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