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Annapurna Himalayan Trek

Annapurna Himalayan Trek

10 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Moderate

    Paths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.

    Moderate

  • Trip Code: ATH317
  • Best Season: January to May/October to December
  • Country Visited: Nepal
  • Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Trip Route: KTM-Pokhara-Nayapul- Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Ghandruk -Nayapul-Pokhara-KTM
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
  • Activity: Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Max. Altitude:
    3,210 m /10528.8 ft
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-5 hrs walking per day
  • Trip Category: Short Trek
  • Trip Highlight

    • City tour in Kathmandu
    • Sunrise and sunset with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill
    • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
    • Walking through colourful rhododendron forests
    • Short and easy trek in Annapurnas

The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara, a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking in the Annapurna foothills to the view point at Poon Hill offering you unobstructed mountain views.

An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque Peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. This trekking is not recommended during the raining season, i.e. from July to mid-September.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day  01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day  02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 - Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 04 - Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani  (2,840m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06 - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 07 - Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) -  4 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08 - Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 09 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 10 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation
Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org