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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Highest Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp 4130M
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
  • Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
  • Total Days: 16 Days
  • Trip Cost: Budget Trip US$ 1000
  • Trip Code: AT - BN

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Annapurna Trekking

Trip Overview

The Annapurna trek is one the easiest and popular treks in Nepal. On the Annapurna trek you will be viewing a great many Himalayan peaks including 3 eight thousanders. You will be going through rhododendron, oak and pine forests along with impressive and friendly Gorkha villagers. The Annapurna trek is a great introduction to the Nepalese culture and landscapes.

Annapurna TrekkingOur trail passes through subtropical forest, grassy alpine meadows and colorful villages. From Pokhara (913m) we trek towards Ghodepani (2800m) climbing via Tadapani to a high ridge of Deorali with incredible views of Machapuchare (6997m), Annapurna South (7275m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).The 'Fishtail Peak' of Machapuchare is one of the glories of Nepal along with the Annapurnas (Goddess of Grains), which tower into the sky. Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Himalaya Range

We ascent and descent steeply through forests of rhododendron, Orchid and Primula passing through several Gurung villages with dramatic views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the Manaslu massif.

Trip Information

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Join Kathmandu.
Day 2 - In Kathmandu, walking tour of old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 3 - Drive to Birethanti via Pokhara. Over night lodge.
Day 4 - Trek to Banthanti.2400m. 6 hours
Day 5 - Ghorepani.2850m. 3-4 Hours
Day 6 - Trek to Tadapani after sunrise views at Poon Hill.2500m
Day 7 - Trek to Chomrong.1960m 5 Hours
Day 8 - Trek to Landruk via Jhinu Hotsprings. 1500m. 5 Hours.
Day 9 - Trek to Dhampus.1700m 5 hours.
Day 10 - Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.
Day 11 - Pokhara.
Day 12-13 - Drive to Chitwan with activities.
Day 14-15 - Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
Day 16 - International departure.

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Join Kathmandu.
Day 2 - In Kathmandu, walking tour of old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 3 - Drive to Birethanti via Pokhara. Over night lodge.
Day 4 - Trek to Banthanti.2400m. 6 hours
Day 5 - Ghorepani.2850m. 3-4 Hours
Day 6 - Trek to Tadapani after sunrise views at Poon Hill.2500m
Day 7 - Trek to Chomrong.1960m 5 Hours
Day 8 - Trek to Landruk via Jhinu Hotsprings. 1500m. 5 Hours.
Day 9 - Trek to Dhampus.1700m 5 hours.
Day 10 - Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.
Day 11 - Pokhara.
Day 12-13 - Drive to Chitwan with activities.
Day 14-15 - Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
Day 16 - International departure.

Fact Finder

Duration - 16 day with 7 days trekking
Trip Details: -
  • Experienced Nepalese guides & Leader
  • Porters to carry personal gear
  • Safe trekking due to low altitude
  • 4 Days sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Safe food handling and hygiene on trek
  • 3 Nights inside Chitwan National Park
Activities - Cultural, Touring, Walking,Elephants, dugout canoe ride, bird watching, jungle walk
Trip Grade - Challenging
Mode of Travel - Private coach, Domestic flight.
Group & Staff - Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver.
Accommodation - 3 Star Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Comfortable lodges throughout 7 day trek , Resort inside Chitwan National Park
Land Cost - Budget Trip US$ 1000           (Deluxe Package- USD 2000 Click here)

Trip Cost

Cost Includes:-

  1. Non Star Tourist class Hotel in Kathmandu room only basis, twin sharing
  2. Non Star Tourist class Hotel in Pokhara on bed only basis
  3. Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  4. All transportation
  5. Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader (Click to watch video of trek leaders)
  6. Complimentary T-Shirt
  7. Use of trekking kit bag during trek
  8. 1 Assistant guide between 6 trekkers
  9. 1 porter between three trekkers
  10. Good clothing for porters and crew
  11. Insurance for crew and porters
  12. All permits
  13. Twin sharing room on trek
  14. Domestic airfare.
  15. 3 nights in chitwan on room only basis

Cost Does Not Include:-

  1. Visas
  2. No meals on whole trip Budget US$15-20 per day for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on trek (A bit more if you have a bigger appetite)
  3. All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  4. Transportation outside of the tour program
  5. Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  6. Tips(suggested amount; US$35 per week for staff only), Leader's tipping up to your discretion
  7. Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.

Client Reviews

I was fortunate enough to be a member of a group of fifteen charity trekkers from Bahrain who decided to ascend Poon Hill in the Annapurna range in order to raise funds for teacher training for children with special needs at a school in Bahrain. One of our group asked his friend a hotelier in Katmandu if he knew anybody who could help us with the challenge and he introduced us to Raj Tamang

I spent a week with Raj during which time we forged a healthy regard for each other built upon mutual experience and an appreciation for our sense of humour and love for life. As a businessman, Raj is a consummate professional, assiduously ensuring that our whole party was well appointed and that all our needs and concerns where promptly dealt with. Raj is from the school of business that promotes the view that quality of service at a reasonable price is better than cheap service. I can attest to the fact that his adherence to this principle along with his support team, was a key factor in our successful achievement of this mutual task. Twelve of the party achieved the objective and only three couldn’t make it on the day due to a nasty tummy bug that was going around.

Thank you Raj and your team for getting us all there and back again safely. Next time I am in Nepal I sincerely hope to meet up with Raj again and should the opportunity presents itself, I will be happy to have Raj as my trekking guide and advisor.

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