Annapurna is one of the most beautiful and picturesque Himalayan ranges of Nepal. It consists of some of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. The 12 days Annapurna Foothill Trekking is design on routing the lap of the same giant Annapurna massive. Join our trip, we make you explore to those landmarks where you may find your heaven.
This trip starts from cultural city Kathmandu on exploring some UNESCO world heritage sites. Further it extends to Pokhara city and then to the foothill of giant Annapurna massive. Ulleri is the first day destination of our trekking time. From Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani & Chumrung, we surely feel like mountains are attaching with our eyes. Enjoy the great view of Annapurna South (7,219m), Fishtail (6,993m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and other more than 20 peaks. The golden sunrise, amazing flora and fauna, landscapes, villages and peoples are the supplementary attractions.
Those who are visiting Nepal seeking the apex experience of Mountain view, lifestyle and culture of this diversified country could happily join the trip. We make your desire come true.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,300m), transfer to hotel, welcome dinner
On arrival in Kathmandu airport our representative welcomes you while you come out of immigration. From airport you will transfer to your selected hotel. In rest of time take rest or explore around your hotel. You will enjoy welcome dinner of Nepali cuisine with fantastic cultural dance show in the evening. Meal: Dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation
Today we make a detail exploration of cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu. A professional city guide will guide us to fulfill our cultural needs. Swayambhunath- a 'self-existent Buddha', Kathmandu Durbar Square- a past King’s palace with living goddess power, Boudhanath- one of the largest Stupas in the world and Pashupatinath- a place of sacred Lingam (phallic symbol of lord Shiva) are our today’s attraction. After sightseeing is over, a brief discussion about the trek, buy some trekking gears (if you don’t have) and do other necessary preparation. Meal: breakfast.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (823m): 6-7 hrs drive
Morning breakfast in hotel is followed by drive to Pokhara. The hilly winding road extends for 200 km on passing majestic rivers, landscapes, town and villages. Pokhara: city of Lake is the touristic center of Nepal with perfect amalgamation of complex nature, culture and lifestyle. On reaching to Pokhara, visit around the Lakeside market and famous Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel. Meal: Breakfast.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ulleri (2,050m): 1 hrs drive 4 hrs trek
Today in the early morning, we drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul (New Bridge), our actual trekking starts. On passing the small town, village and suspension bridges, we follow the muddy roadway towards the village of Hile. Further we leave Tikhedunga village (1,540m), face steep up stone steps and reach to Ulleri for overnight stop today. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 05: Trek form Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m): 5-6 hrs trek
Along the dense Rhododendron forest we catch the gradual uphill trail to Ghorepani on passing the village of Banthati (2,210m) and Nangethati (2,430m). Ghorepani was an important place for traders to stop to water their horses. This big Magar village is very famous for super scenic view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Ghorepani. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and to Tadapani (2,700m): 6-7 hrs trek
Early morning, make an incredible hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) for sunrise view over the Annapurna Mountains. It is perhaps the best place to visualize the panoramic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Following the golden sunrise, we return back to Ghorepani to take breakfast and then, continue trek for Tadapani. On following the dense forest, we trace gradual up and down trail along high hills and big gorges. Tadapani is a small village situated at the top of a hill. We appreciate the beautiful view of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) and Annapurna (8,091m). Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chumrung (2,540m): 3-4 hrs trek
From Tadapani, our journey continues through dense forest along the downhill trail. We pass through Modi khola and reach down to the Chuile village. On crossing the Kimrong Khola, the route leads steep up till to the village of Chhomrong. This big Gurung village is located at the lap of massive Annapurna south (7,219m), Fishtail and numerous others. Overnight at Chummrung. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
Day 08: Trek from Chumrung to Pothana (1,150m): 5-6 hrs trek
On leaving Chumrung, we follow gradual up down trail towards the village of Pothana. Jhinu danda (1,780m), Landruk (1,565m) and Tolka (1,700m) are the recognized landmarks we pass. Many suspension bridges and lush green forests welcome us in our each and every footstep. Today we get to examine many small scattered villages and their differences. Night stay at Pothana. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 09: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara: 3 hrs trek, 30 minute drive
After the morning breakfast, descend down to Phedi (1,130m). These 3 hours is perhaps the last trekking hours of our Annapurna foothill trek. Enjoy the beautiful mountain ranges from all the way back especially from the beautiful Dhampus village (1,690m). From Phedi we drive back to Pokhara with worth fully summarizing the trek. Overnight at Pokhara hotel. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive
From Pokhara we set off at 7 in the morning and drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the fantastic beauty of hills and rivers. On arrival in Kathmandu, shift to the chosen hotel and have a pleasing rest. Meal: Breakfast.
Day 11: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares
In this day, we do sightseeing tour to two more UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley: - Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares. Both ancient cities are very rich in fine art, architecture and culture. The temples, monuments, water spouts and other religious shrines are the living images of ancient and medieval period of Nepal. Patan is also known as ‘city of fine arts’ whereas Bhaktapur is ‘city of Devotees’. The numerous things with deep cultural, religious and architectural value the titles with no doubt. Meal: Breakfast.
Day 12: Depature transfer
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. Trekking Mart family wishes your best time ahead. Meal: Breakfast.
Service Includes & Excludes
- All ground transfer as per itinerary
- Kathmandu sightseeing tour
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast (Hotel standard is as per your choice)
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
- Lodge to Lodge accommodation during the trek
- Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide
- Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers=1 porter)
- Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
- All governmental procedure
- Applicable Taxes
- Rescue arrangement in case of emergency
- Welcome dinner
- Bar, laundry and telephone bills
- Travel insurance
- Rescue evacuation in case of emergency
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara unless welcome dinner
Equipment's Check List
Trekking Mart has listed here some of the basic suggested equipment's check list for Annapurna foothill trekking. Some equipment can hire in Kathmandu as well. Click here for suggested check list.
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