Magical Annapurna Trek - 11 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 2070 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November, December

This is one of those awe inspiring treks simply because of the the great views of mountain peaks that it guarantees. This is certainly one of those exhilerating treks that capture one’s attention right from the start as one makes gentle climbs to ridges that command great vistas for the weary eye. We begin from Kathamandu and then move to Pokhara. From Pokhara we walk towards Syauli and being this wonderful trek. Moving across Ghandruk alongside the views of the majestic Annapurna Range you will be completely captivated in awe all through this amazing journey. We return back to Pokhara and then relax in this scenic city.

Itinerary
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Welcome to Nepal. You will meet our representatives at the Airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at the Hotel. 

    After breakfast, you will then embark on an interesting tour around Kathmandu the city. Being escorted by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guides on your request), you will visit around the temples and the monuments, enjoying and learning about the culture and heritage of our country. In our sightseeing tour we go to Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar. 

    Bouddhanath Stupa: This great stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. With a diameter of over 100 meters, it is amongst the largest stupas in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century. All stupas contain holy relics and Bouddha is said to contain the remains of the past Buddha Kasyapa. 

    Swayambhunath Stupa:  Swayambhunath Stupa is situated 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. 

    Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square offers the finest display of Newari urban architecture in Nepal. There are temples devoted to Shiva, Krishna, Ganesh and Vishnu all actively visited by residents and visitors. At the northern end of the square the ancient sunken water tap has been restored and is still in use with young girls filling huge jugs from the carved stone waterspouts. The courtyards of the Royal Palace with their ornamented windows, columned arcades, shrines and sunken royal bath are amongst the most beautiful in all of Kathmandu valley. 

      On day three, you will take a 30-minute flight to Pokhara from the domestic terminal of TIA in Kathmandu. The flight is enjoyable as you can see great views of mountain peaks during the flight. After landing in Pokhara, we will then drive to Nayapul, located 42 kilometers from the city. From Nayapul, you will start walking along the Modi Khola River valley to Birethanti, a large village in the Annapurna region which used to be the hub of trade with Tibet in the past. We shall pass through a check-post here and after that we walk across terraced fields of Chomrong to reach the small village called Syauli where we will stop for the night. The village commands beautiful views of the grand peaks of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare which can be seen to the north right at the entrance of the Annapurna. 

        Today the trekkers will be making a steady ascend first on a stairway made out of stones. These steps will take us high above the river valley from Syauli. To the north, the Annapurna range stands magnificently. A short steep walk takes us to Kimche situated at a height of 1630 meters. We will then continue towards Chane. Beyond Chane, the trekkers will reach Ghandruk, the largest village in the area. This village is primarily inhabited by the Gurung community. We will stop here for the night. 

          From Ghandruk, we will make a little descent from the ridge and once you reach a stream flowing past it’s an uphill climb. We then walk through the forest of Baisi Kharka and then you will continue walking upwards until you reach Tadapani (2710mt). Tadapani literally means “far water” and you will see just why, when you go a little below the village. There is a water supply system here and fortunately now the pipes are available to reach water to distant places. It will take around four hours to accomplish this trek.

            We will get up early in the morning to view the sunrise. After breakfast we will continue with our trek. We make a short climb initially until we reach a small brook. From there, the trail becomes a series of highs and lows. It passes through a dense rhododendron forest. We will then reach Banthanti. We shall stop here for lunch and then carry one to reach Deurali (2987 m). Deurali commands amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. This trek will take us about 4-5 hours

              Today we trek from Deurali or Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) and then to Ulleri.  Poonhill is the spot to view the majestic panorama of the Himalayas. Early morning, we start our trip to Poonhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. You can also see the magnificent Kali Gandaki ravine and the trans-Himalayan ranges forming which stands at the border of Nepal and Tibet. Later we will move down to Ghorepani and after breakfast we will keep descending for quite sometime until we reach the village of Naya Thanti where we will stop for lunch.  In the afternoon we will again have to move down across a dense growth of oak and rhododendron and reach the village of Ulleri hovering tall on the hillside that overlooks the Bhurungdi Khola valley. This trek will take us about 6 hours. 

                Today we first head for Nayapul. The trek is relatively easy and a mere 3 hour walk will take us to Nayapul. From here we will drive back to Pokhara.

                  After breakfast then proceed to Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit like: 

                  Barahi Temple: The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two- storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima, the protesters deity representing- the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

                  Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! provides a perfect  view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

                  Devi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David.) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

                  Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva. 

                    In this morning you will fly back to Kathmandu (25 Minutes). Arrival and transfer to hotel. In evening leisure, overnight stay at hotel. 

                      After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

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                        What's Included
                        Includes
                        • Airport picks up & drop transportation by private vehicle 
                        • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
                        • Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast
                        • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by flight tickets 
                        • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing tour 
                        • Five night and six days trekking with (lodge) 
                        • During trekking breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in Teahouse or Lodge
                        • All necessary paper work & Permits 
                        • Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
                        • English speaking local expert guide, porters( porter carry 20 to 24 k.g and one porter between two person)
                        • Guide / porter insurance, salary, food, accommodation
                        • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee
                        • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
                        • farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                        • Trekking achievement certificate
                        • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                        Excludes
                        • International Airfare
                        • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days). 
                        • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                        • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
                        • Any kind of personal expense, Laundry, Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff, Travel and medical insurance
                        • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra.
                        • Any others expenses which is not mentioned in Trip Cost Include section
                        Dates and Prices
                        Date PriceAvailability 
                        Start DateStarts: ThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMay 05, 2024PricePriceUS$875StatusStatusAvailable
                        Start DateStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayMay 09, 2024PricePriceUS$875StatusStatusAvailable

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