16 days | Best season: Sept. to May | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 4,130m | Easy to Moderate trekking
This is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks. A short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara city takes you to Phedi, which is the trek starting point. The trek takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities such as Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you with a warm "Namaste!". The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, offering breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Wide open pastures and cultivated fields soon give way to deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches Annapurna sanctuary from where you will see undeniably beautiful and unimaginable 360 degree views of the entire Annapurna mountain ranges.
GLIMPSE OF ANNAPURNA REGION...
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Visit Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Early morning drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Tirkhedhunga. Overnight at a local lodge.
Day 05: Trek Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 06: Poonhill hike then trek to Tadapani. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 08: Trek Chhomrong to Dovan. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre (fishtail) Base Camp. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 11: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 12: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Dada. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 13: Trek Jhinu Dada to Tolkha. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 14: Trek Tolkha to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu (30 minutes). Transfer to your hotel.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu. Shopping or resting.
Day 17: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!