The Annapurna Sanctuary route is one of The 5 Best Treks in Nepal. Matt Scott takes us along for the journey, through the lens.

Trekking towards mountains

The ten-day trek begins in the cloud forest before heading into the high mountains.


Goods carried on the Annapurna Sanctuary trail

With no road access, all goods for the lodgings on route must be carried up by porters.


Mountain outhouse, Nepal

Lodging, teahouses, and toilets are plentiful along the route, but don’t expect luxury.


Local Nepalese woman

Locals, who mostly survive on farming or tourism, share the trail with trekkers.


Hiking in the valley

With three days of the walk mostly following a valley route, it’s not as hard going as you might expect.


Silhouette against clouds

There are no shortage of photo opportunities, but electricity is scarce -- bring extra batteries.Editor's note: This shot was a finalist in one of the many photo contests over at Matador Goods.


Mountain reflection

Hiking between mountains reaching up to almost 8,000m gives incredible views.


Annapurna Sanctuary

Approaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, with a 360-degree panorama of some of the world’s highest mountains.


Climbers monument, Nepal

The climbers memorial in the Annapurna Sanctuary remembers those who never made it back to base camp.


Hikers in the Annapurna Mountains

Hikers silhouetted against the Annapurna Mountains.


Machaapuchhara Mountain, Nepal

Moonrise against Machaapuchhara (Fish Tail) Mountain.


Annapurna III

Sunrise shining off the glaciers of Annapurna III, before the light has reached the sanctuary.