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Annapurna Classic Trekking

 

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This trek is well suited for the beginners or for those who have limited time but still want a real Himalayan experience. The trek starts from Phedi after a short drive from Pokhara, the trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside. Along the way, there are spectacular views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna, capped off by the unforgettable mountain panorama from Poon Hill.

An easy trek which takes you up to an elevation of 2775 meter at Ghorepani can also be combined as an extension trip to cultural tours of Kathmandu & Pokhara. The trip can be done throughout the year except during monsoon

Trip Highlights

Duration 6 Days Country Nepal
Trip Name Annapurna Classic Trekking Region Annapurna
Best Time Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun Walking Hour 6/7 hours per day
Culture Hindu, Mix Culture Max Altitude 2250m
Min Group Size 2 pax Max Group Size 15 pax
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accomodations Guest House, Tea House
Transportation Van/ Car/ Bus/ Flight Trip Grade Moderate
Trip Start Point Pokhara Trip end Point Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu & Trek to Birethanti [1075m]
Day 02: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]
Day 03: Trek to Tadapani [2540]
Day 04: Trek to Ghorapani [2775m]
Day 05: Trek to Hille [1495m]
Day 06: Trek to Naya Pool, Drive to Pokhara & Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu & Trek to Birethanti [1075m]
We take a thirty-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, we get to savor the most mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after landing on Pokhara, we take one-hour leisure drive to Naya Pool along graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our Annapurna trekking. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for 1 hour. Birethani house well-resourced shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank. [Walk approx 1 hour]

Day 2 Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]
Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village service warmth and hospitality while catering to trekkers’ needs. Camping in its terraced fields can indeed be very exciting and adventurous! [Walk approx 4 hours]

Day 3 Trek to Tadapani [2540]
We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours]

Day 4 Trek to Ghorapani [2775m]
From Tadapani, we proceed along the steep trails. The route zigzags past alluring streams, graceful waterfalls and lush rhododendron forest. Further on, the trail takes us also grassy area amid the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks. Enchanting Machhapuchhare becomes visible at this point. Passing through deep forests, we head downhill to a small pass, Deorali at 2834m, before descending to the village of Ghorepani. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli unfolds before us. Just 10 minutes beyond the pass is the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a welcome watering spot for the teams of mules which ply the route between Pokhara and Jomsom. There are several hotels, shops, a police check post and camping places. [Walk approx 3 hours]

Day 5 Trek to Hille [1495m]
After embracing a perfect picturesque panorama of Annapurna mountain range, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak from the vintage point of Poon Hill [3195m], we advance towards Hille. The route takes us through dense forest and follows steeper rock-strewn path. We come across several lodges on the way. As we continue treading along the trails, a beautiful hamlet of Ulleri welcomes with warmth and hospitality. Finally after trekking for 3 hours along the Bhurungdi Khola we reach Hille. [Walk approx 3 hours]

Day 6 Trek to Naya Pool, Drive to Pokhara & Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
Further from Hille, we continue trekking along rock-strewn trails to Nayapol. En route, Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On treading continuously for two hours, we come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we can wander around the lakes of Pokhara. After our stay in Pokhara, we head to Kathmandu. [Walk approx 2 hours].

Cost Details

Cost Includes
For this Pacakage trip Cost USD 855 Per/person

  • Transportation system along with pick up and drop service from airport to hotel and vice versa
  •  Accommodation according to the requirement two in sharing
  •  3 or 4 star hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Drive to Pokhara by Tourist coach
  •  Food facilities during the trip i.e breakfast,lunch,dinner (along with tea and coffee)
  •  All necessary staffs which includes experienced English preferred guide by the side if need any sort of help and information
  •  Cook, tent and other supplies if you wish for camping trip
  •  Porters (2 trekkers =1 porter) and if you wish for tea house trek 1 porters carries 25 kg only
  •  All necessary paper works, trekking permits,tims ,guide and porter insurance and so on.
  •  If you forget to bring sleeping bags, down jackets then you can hire
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner
  •  Exclusive Medical Kit Bag (first aid)
  •  All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  •  Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)
  •  International airfare charges
  •  Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival.
  •  Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  •  Travel and rescue insurance
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
  •   Extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Tips for Guide and porter

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