Annapurna Himalayan Luxury Trek

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  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Cost Contact Us
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Accommodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lodge/teahouses during the trek
  • Group-Size 1-10 people
  • Max-Altitude 3,210m/10,531ft.
  • Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal
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There are few treks that combine many different landscapes and yet bring you so close to the base of 8 000-meter-high peaks in a short period of time.  One of the best examples is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 

This is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, millet and other grain fields, unique rhododendron forests and high-altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range and Fishtail in view most of the time. The unique and spectacular Annapurna Base Camp is at 4170m amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). 


These Annapurna Himalayan Luxury Treks 8 days, after a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.  It starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a 1 1/2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It then goes north up to Gorepani to reach the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m/10,531ft). From Gorepani we go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Khola (true river coming from ice) Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.

 

Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding. This trek can easily be done with children and elderly people.

 

The lodges and teahouses in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to pizza and mo mo, and much more.  The entire menu will be open to you.  The local products are mostly organic. Hot showers are readily available as well. Most of the teahouses along the way do have Wi-Fi so that you can contact your loved ones at home and even send them photos of the day. 

 

In spring time, the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.

Trip Highlights

  • Impressive sunrises and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural  bath in hot springs at Jhinu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
  • Day 03:Fly to Pokhara (850m), 30 min.
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 1.30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) – 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 06:Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m); 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 07:Tadapani (2710 m)/ Ghandruk (1,940m) - 3 hrs.
  • Day 08:Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Nayapul (4 hrs) and Pokhara by Car 1.30 hrs.
  • Day 09:Back to Kathmandu by airplane
  • Day 10:Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel pick up & drop off by private tourist vehicle.
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek     
  • Five star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Best teahouses during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Local licensed proficient English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment and medicine for our staff.
  • Annapurna National Park permits ACAP and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Tourist Saga Tourism (which must be returned after the trek).
  • Complimentary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance
  • All Nepali government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Requires approximately USD or equivalent currency $15 to $25 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. See above for information.
  • Mineral water, Alcoholic, and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m).

    A hearty welcome to Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital and cultural hub. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel by private tourist car. We will then have an early evening briefing about your trek and introduction to your guide.

    • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

      Today after breakfast we will go on a cultural tour to some of the most historic and architectural attractions in Kathmandu valley some of which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. We will visit the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath), historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world and the Hindu divine temple of Pashupatinath. In the evening, you will meet your fellow participants, and briefly discuss our trip.

      • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (850m), 30 min.

        Today we are formally starting our trip from Kathmandu. We will take a morning flight from Kathmandu. During the 30 minute flight to Pokhara, you can see fantastic views from the aircraft. It is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake and is known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Pokhara’s small, clean and natural setting is less crowded than Kathmandu and hence a perfect starting point for our trek. After our arrival at Pokhara we will check into our hotel and rest for about an hour before we take a short hike to view the Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

        • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 1.30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 3/4 hrs.

          We will awake around 6.30 am and have breakfast at our hotel around 7.30 am. After a one and a half hour drive from Pokhara, we will begin our trek from Nayapul. We start our walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, and pass through Birethanti (1 015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From here, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. Most of today’s hike is flat and easy. There are very nice and traditional villages on both sides of the valley. The trail continues with some steep uphill to Hille village. After a short climb we reach Tikhedhunga at (1 570 m). Overnight we have good rest and sleep in a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.

          • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) – 6/7 hrs.

            Today is a long trek and might be difficult for the not-so-fit; most of the trail is a steep uphill climb. After breakfast, we will start hiking around 7 am. We cross two suspension bridges, one after the other. Then the trail continues uphill to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. From here we have incredible views of Mt. Annapaurna South (7 219m). After crossing Ulleri village, we will continue on the trail for about another hour until we reach Banthati. We might consider stopping here for a short time to have hot or cold drinks and rest while taking in the fantastic views of the mountains and forest. After our well-deserved rest, we will continue our way north. Most of the remainder of the trail will be less steep and will be covered in shade which gives us some relief from the long, steep uphill we climbed earlier. We will enter a Rhododendron forest that is lush with the most beautiful flowers during the spring season. From here, we will trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk, we will reach the popular village, Ghorepani (2,840 m) where we will have a well-deserved overnight rest and sleep.

            • Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m); 6-7 hrs.

              Today, with a very early starting time of around 4:30 am, we will hike to the top of Poon Hill. We will need our head lamps for most of the hike. It is a very steep uphill, but you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. POON HILL at a height of 3 210m, is the best viewpoint to see the overall Annapurna range, Dhulagiri, Tukche, Lamjung himal, Fishtail and many more. Sunrise over the mountains is astonishingly beautiful. We will spend a half hour at this fantastic viewpoint basking in the incredible beauty. After sunrise, we head back to the teahouse for a well deserved breakfast before starting our trek to Tadapani.
              We start by heading uphill to almost the same height as Poon Hill, in a north-easterly direction. This part of the trail is beautiful with the combination of pine and rhododendron forests with White Mountain. We will reach the high point of the hill and then head down to Deurali where we will have some time to rest at one of the teahouses. The teahouses have souvenir shops, organized by Tibetan refugees. After our rest, we will descend to Banthati. The trail from here goes steeply downhill; we need to be careful because the trail might be slippery due to mud or even some ice. We will trek downhill along the deep Rhododendron forest to the river and from here we climb up to Tadapani, which is covered by a thick forest. Overnight for a good rest and sleep at Tadapani

              • Day 07: Tadapani (2710 m)/ Ghandruk (1,940m) - 3 hrs.

                As we awaken in the morning, we see the real beauty of Mt. Annpurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail which are close to us. The day starts with a gradual downhill through Rhododendron forests. After a short walk, we reach Ghandruk, one of the most popular mountain villages of Nepal. Most of the people in this village are of the Gurung cast and ethnicity. Their traditional houses are amazingly well made. We will have lunch here and in the afternoon explore this nice village. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

                • Day 08: Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Nayapul (4 hrs) and Pokhara by Car 1.30 hrs.

                  Today is the final part of the trek, which is an easy downhill of a couple of hours. Then the trail becomes wide and flat. Along the trail, we will see several traditional villages and may see a variety of birds. Our car is waiting for us in Nayapul. After a one and half hour drive, we are back in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

                  • Day 09: Back to Kathmandu by airplane

                    We leave from Pokhara in the morning. After reaching Kathmandu, we can rest. In the afternoon, we can shop for souvenirs. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

                    • Day 10: Final Departure

                      Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! We wish you all the best!! You can exchange emails and photos with your travel companions and Zam Zam Trekking P. LTD. A representative from Zam Zam Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

                      Departure Detail

                      Trip Note

                      You are welcome to make your own custom made itinerary. Kindly be advised that we suggest that you make provision for at least 1 to 2 extra days in your trip.