Grade

Easy

Grade

Easy

Max.Altitude

3210m

Duration

7 Days

Accommodation

Hotel & Guest House

Transportation

Bus & Car

$780 $620

This short but spectacular trek presents chances for a lifetime experience of Nepal’s rural culture. Exploring ethnic cultures of Annapurna region, i.e. Gurung, Thakali and Magars,  fascinating village, inhabited by the bravest and legendary moral institution of Nepal named Gurungs with the unique culture and sound hospitality,

Walking through the rugged trails, the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range is all worth a heaven.

Hike throughout the pretty Rhododendrons forest and Magnificent 360-degree views of more than 10 snowcapped mountains. Stunning sunrise with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill along with golden coloration perspectives of Annapurna ranges, hiking in the serene mountains is truly a blessing.T he trek can be done throughout the year but it’s not wise to do it in the Monsoons (July to August). The trek is an oddly comfortable journey with all the rest stops along the path and water taps are available everywhere.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    09
  • Nights
    08
  • Grade
    Easy
  • Max.Altitude
    3210m
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Accommodation
    Hotel & Guest House
  • Transportation
    Bus & Car
Day 1
Arrival, pickup and transfer to Hotel.
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara - 7 hours.
After we have breakfast, we will leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views to Pokhara through Prithivi national highway. The drive may take about 7-8 hours. We also have the option for a short flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. We tour some beautiful places in Pokhara that includes Davids fall and the Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at our hotel by the lakeside.
Day 3
Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile/Tikhedhunga (1510m)
After breakfast, we begin our journey with a car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle which brings you to Nayapul. Our trekking starts off by dropping at first on a staircase and then ascending high above the river on a wide, stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trail follows through winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, we reache a small village Sudami. Here we will have our lunch and continue climbing steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m). After a short walk, we will arrive at Tikhedunga, where we spend the overnight at guest house
Day 4
Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2810m)
Today we start off our journey after breakfast and cross the iconic suspension bridge and many beautiful waterfalls. Thetrail then goes steeply upwards about one and half hour till above Ulleri (2080 m). Ulleri is a small Magar village which offers you the splendor view of Mt Annapurna South (7219m). We will find many lodges in this village. Going ahead to Banthathi, we will see Mt. Machhapuchhare (6996m) and will keep walking toward Nangethanti (2460m) where we stop for lunch. After an hour of walk, we reach Ghorepani (2750m) followed by Upper Ghorepani. We now reach Deurali pass which is a way to Annapurna circuit, Jomsom Muktinath & Annapurna base camp trek. Ghorepani/Deurali is the huge settlement with several lodges and shops. Here we can observe fabulous ranges Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri south 6839m, Annapurna south 7219m & Hiuchuli 6441m. Overnight at lodge.
Day 5
Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2590m)
Early in the morning, we hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill. The way up to Poon Hill takes around 45 minutes climbing. As the sun starts to rise its glory, the views become breathtaking.A wide splendid Himalayan scenery stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m (the world's seventh highest peak) to Manaslu (8156m) (the world's eighth highest peak) in the east.With the majestic Annapurna range, the moment is a fantastic experience we enjoy in between them. We now return to our camp in time for a warm breakfast. Then we start climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine and rhododendron forest to 3030m and then descend to a second pass, Deurali. The steep descent becomes gentle as we get nearer to Banthanti. Herewe will stop for lunch. From Banthanti, the trail follows the stream down to a bridge and then we start climbing to Tadapani (2540m). night stay at our lodge
Day 6
Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
We start descending steeply through dense rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. We may encounter monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The right-hand trail is a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing that leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung village of Nepal, here we can explore the maze-like streets of thriving Gurung settlement. With eye catching Overnight staymountainous view of Annapurna South and Fishtail, we will spend an overnight here in the guest house.
Day 7
Trek to Birethati or Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara
We start gradually declining down to the village. The trail now pass through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving away a wonderful glimpse. We will follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola with an easy soothing and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail now starts to a flat- steep descent alongside to the stream. The descent becomes more subtle as the route reaches Banthanthi. We continue walking to Nayapul and will catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara. You will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 8
Drive back to Kathmandu
You may take a fight or a drive to Kathmandu. In the evening you will have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepalese unique cultural dinner show and taking some beautiful memories with you.
Day 9
Fly back to Home
Our guide will transfer you to airport then fly back home.

Checklist

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Wind/Waterproof
  • Jacket
  • Muffler and gloves
  • Underwear
  • Sun Hat and Warm Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking Bag and Day use bag
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicines for AMS, Diarrhea, Headache, Food Poisoning, fever etc
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket Knife
  • Headlamp
  • Notebook
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.

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Included
  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All Ground Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Private Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • 5 nights in standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • Three-time Meal ( breakfast, lunch & dinner)  during the stay in the trek
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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