You are about to embark on a journey that offers a combination of natural beauty, culture, and adventure in the beautiful Annapurna region. This trek takes you through the Pokhara Valley with views of the Machapuchare, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We will trek through picturesque villages and walk along the ridgelines amongst the rhododendron forest with stunning vistas to all the high peaks in the region – Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South, Lamjung Himal, Annapurnas 1 and 3, and Annapurna South.
This trek will appeal to trekkers who like to experience village life yet walk through the un-spoilt forest to view the beauty of the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri ranges. Our pace is relaxed, with some steep uphill sections and narrow tracks. There is an optional day to Lake Kaire, altitude 4500m, for those who want to take the challenge! It is a rewarding experience.
We would be pleased to have you on the journey and to introduce you to our country and way of life while you travel as part of our extended family.
Trip Grade - Moderate
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|13 Oct 2019||27 Oct 2019||$1915 USD||CONFIRMED||Book Now|
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- Day 1 :Arrive Kathmandu: Meet and Greet
- Day 2 :Fly to Pokhara: Bus to Khari: Trek to Australian Camp
- Day 3 :To Landruk (elevation 1640m) (5hrs)
- Day 4 :To Ghandruk (elevation 2050m) (4-5hrs)
- Day 5 :To Tadapani (elevation 2650m) (4hrs)
- Day 6 :To Bhaisi Kharka (elevation 3420m) (5-6hrs)
- Day 7 :To Christibung(elevation 3100m) (3-4hrs)
- Day 8 :To Kopra (elevation 3660m) (5-6 hrs)
- Day 9 :Kopra ridge walk and gorge
- Day 10 :To Swantha (elevation 2400m (5-6hrs)
- Day 11 :To Gorepani (2874m) (4 to 5 hours)
- Day 12 :To Ulleri (1950m) (3 to 4 hours)
- Day 13 :Drive to pokhara by Jeep
- Day 14 :Return to Kathmandu by bus, (5hrs)
- Day 15 :Trip formally concludes after breakfast
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu: Meet and Greet
You will be met by our local staff and transferred to your accommodation in Boudhanath. An evening meal will be held together so we can get to know each other.
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara: Bus to Khari: Trek to Australian Camp
Have lunch in Pokhara and drive to Khari (1hr). We then hike up to our lodge at Australian Camp for the night (2hrs). This is an easy day and there is no need to rush. We will have time at the end of the day to relax and enjoy the view of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, the sacred peak of the region.
Day 3: To Landruk (elevation 1640m) (5hrs)
After a glorious mountain sunrise looking at Annapurna South and the sacred peak of Machapuchare, we follow mountain trails through the rhododendron forest to the beautiful village of Landruk. We will have good views of Annapurna South from our lodge accommodation.
Day 4: To Ghandruk (elevation 2050m) (4-5hrs)
You can see our destination today across the valley. Leaving Landruk we descend through the rice terraces to the river, crossing the steel bridge we start our ascent up to the village of Ghandruk and our lodge accommodation for the night. Take time to rest as you climb the stairs up to Ghandruk and take in the views down the valley.
Day 5: To Tadapani (elevation 2650m) (4hrs)
Before we leave Ghandruk today we have the opportunity to visit the local medical clinic and museum as well as tour the old town of Ghandruk. Our lunch spot is a short walk up the hill through the rice terraces. After lunch we walk through the lichen-covered rhododendron forest, passing numerous waterfalls. You may be lucky enough to see Langur monkeys on the way to Tadapani our lodge accommodation for the night.
Day 6: To Bhaisi Kharka (elevation 3420m) (5-6hrs)
Today we leave the main trail and climb uphill through the oak and rhododendron forest to the ridgeline for stunning views of Annapurna South and Hew Chuli. After finishing our picnic lunch we continue our climb for views of the Dhaulagiri range. We are up high now and crossing the ridgeline with spectacular views down a number of valleys. The trail is narrow and follows the ridgeline before dropping down through the rhododendron forest to our remote lodge for the night.
Day 7: To Christibung(elevation 3100m) (3-4hrs)
An easy walk through the forest arriving at lunchtime. After lunch, you have time to catch up on your washing and spend time relaxing. Our lodge accommodation tonight is clean and comfortable.
Day 8: To Kopra (elevation 3660m) (5-6 hrs)
We start the day going downhill, meandering through the forest till we reach a sunny clearing for our picnic lunch. There are a number of streams to cross and if we are lucky wild strawberries to be eaten. After lunch, we follow the contour upwards till we reach the flat grassy hillsides above Kopra. It is a long climb but the views are fantastic and are the best on the trek. At the end of the day, you will be looking at the might of the Dhaulagiri mountain across the Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world. The sunset and sunrise views are amazing.
Day 9: Kopra ridge walk and gorge
It is the highest point of our trek. The views on the way change constantly as we climb around the valley. We will take it slow, so we have time to take in the views back down the valleys as we head to Christibung.
Day 10: To Swantha (elevation 2400m (5-6hrs)
Today we descend back down the valley. We may see shepherds with their goats and sheep, and farmers harvesting fodder for their stock. The walk to Swantha is one of the nicest on the trek, as we pass many streams and waterfalls as we walk through the forest. Swantha is one of the prettiest villages on the trek. It is a lovely spot to relax and catch up on the washing, enjoy a hot shower and maybe a beer or the local Raksi drink.
Day 11: To Gorepani (2874m) (4 to 5 hours)
Today walk is short but mostly uphill till you get to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the main Central points you will get there by lunchtime and after lunch explores the town, the market of you can enjoy the view.
Day 12: To Ulleri (1950m) (3 to 4 hours)
Today you will be walking mostly downhill through the forest and be prepared for step downhill. overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Drive to pokhara by Jeep
after breakfast, you will be driving to Pokhara 3 to 4 hrs. Rest of day at leisure
Day 14: Return to Kathmandu by bus, (5hrs)
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus 200 Km 7 to 8 hrs. Evening Meal with keep walking family.
Day 15: Trip formally concludes after breakfast
Transportation to the airport.
- Accommodation and most meals, domestic flights and road transport, airport pickup and drop-off.
- A sleeping bag and kit bag are provided whilst on the trek, plus Sherpas and porters to assist you en-route and carry your gear.
- A medical kit will be carried by staff.
- Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
- International airfares
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Medical and travel insurance
- Camera battery charge
- Emergency rescue by helicopter
- Other items of a personal nature
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet
- Trips to the trekking crew
Best SeasonMarch - April & October - December
Group Size10 persons