Absorb the glorious views of the Nepalese countryside on this Annapurna Trek. Explore the greater Himalayan landscapes of northern Nepal, observing the Gurung, Magar and Manangi people and their lifestyles. The trek starts from the lakeside town of Pokhara and is designed for leisure to moderate hikers, reaching an altitude of 3210 m (10,531 ft.).
- Tour Name: Annapurna Trekking
- Price Range: $1045 US
- Duration: 12 days
- Country(s): Nepal
- Tour Type: Private
- Start & Finish: Kathmandu
- Tour Code: NAT12
- Activities: Mountain Climbing
Price per person, based on a minimum of 2 people:
- March – May, Sept – November – $1045 US
- 11 nights hotels/lodges
- All meals while trekking
- Breakfasts while in Kathmandu
- Airport transfers
- Climbing permit
- National Park entrance fees
- Mountain guide
- Porters (1 per 2 trekkers)
- Park Entrance fees
- Safety equipment
- Visas, medical insurance, trekking equipment, tips, beverages, and items of a personal nature.
- Add on Chitwan National Park visit – from $185 US
Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Take a guided day tour to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas. Visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Be joined by hundreds of monkeys while you explore Bouddhanath stupa. Continue to Swoyambhunath stupa, returning to Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square.
Day 3 Pokhara valley
Your guide accompanies you to Pokhara (823 m) on a 7 hour scenic drive. Prepare to begin your trek along rivers and Nepalese countryside in the Annapurna region.
Day 4 Pothana
Follow the trail to Dhampus village and Pothana (1990 m). Rest and relax at a local teahouse for overnight. Take in the views of Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail) as well as Annapurna South. (4 hours walk)
Day 5 Ghandruk village
Walk up and down quiet forest trails to Landruk. Ascend to Ghandruk, with the closest views of Annapurna and Machhapuchre at 1940 m. (6 – 7 hours)
Day 6 Tadapani
Walk through rich rhododendron forest and ascend to Tadapani at 2710 m. (approximately 4 hours)
Day 7 Ghorepani
Take a 3 hour climb up to the steep ridge of Deurali pass (3160m). From there, it is an easy walk down to Ghorepani (5 – 6 hours)
Day 8 Tatopani via Poonhill
Start your climb today, up to Poonhill (3210 m), to catch a sunrise. Enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang and Pokhara valleys. Later, continue down to Tatopani, and the hot springs. (6 – 7 hours)
Day 9 Galeshowor
Follow the Kaligandaki River downhill through villages and fields. Then, take an easy path to Galeshowor, at 900 m. (6 – 7 hours)
Day 10 Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara through beautiful countryside. Explore the lakeside area or simply relax. (4 – 5 hours drive)
Day 11 Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu through scenic countryside, 7 hours. Transfer to the hotel for rest and relaxation.
Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu
Finally, today is free for last minute shopping or sight-seeing. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departing flight.