To the Stunning Annapurna (THG26)

Country Visited: Nepal
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
6
Guided
  • Trekking
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Local & Cultural
  • Camping
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Experience

Annapurna easy trek is also known as the Poon Hill sunrise trek and is ideal for trekkers looking for a less challenging experience close to the Himalayas. This trek takes you through beautiful villages and forests, and offers some spectacular views of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas that illuminate the peaks of the entire range. It is ideal for beginners and for families, children must be above 10 years of age and should be able to adjust to the basic level of fa cilities en route.
Minimum Child Age : 10 years.
 
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
  • Make your way through beautiful villages and forests in pursuit of a spectacular sunrise
  • Dig into a Nepali welcome dinner
  • Perfect for beginners and family wishing to get close-up views of the Himalayas
  • Live in tea-houses owned by locals and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan valleys
  • Explore the stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Hassle-free arrangement of all necessary transfers, permits, eq uipment and guide
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu Open or Close

On arrival at Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by an Active Holiday Company representative and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, you could head out and spend some time exploring the city. In the evening there will be a trip briefing and a chance to meet your guide and fellow trekkers. This is followed by final preparations for the trek and a welcome dinner.
Meals:Dinner

Day 2
Kathmandu - Fly to Pokhara 900 m - Trek to Tikhedhunga, (Approx 14kms/ 5hrs) Open or Close

Fly to Pokhara and meet the crew at the airport. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (about 1.5 hours) and start the trek with a hike to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside a beautiful river. The beginning of the trek gives you glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but the rest of the day will be spent enjoying the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages. Spend the night at a comfortable tea house at 1,527 meters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3
Tikhedhunga - Trek to Ghorepani 2810 m. (Approx 18kms/ 7hrs) Open or Close

After a mouth watering mountain breakfast at the tea house, we start trekking for the day. Probably the most difficult day of the trek given that the trail goes only higher in elevation. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 hours and then a gradual upward walk. The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through villages and forests to Ghorepani where your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya (contingent to clear weather). We will stay the night at a tea house at 2,810 meters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4
Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m. (Approx 14kms / 6hrs) Open or Close

We set off early in the morning for a one and a half hour trek to Poon Hill and the spectacular sunrise views of 10 different peaks. We then trek back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then on to Tadapani, another great place to take in close up views of the Himalayas. We spend the night at a tea house in Tadapani at 2,700 meters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5
Tadapani - Ghandruk – Pokhara (Approx 14 kms/ 8hrs) Open or Close

Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the village for a bit. Following lunch at the village, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara where you will spend the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 6
Fly Pokhara – Kathmandu + Departure Open or Close

On this, the last day of your adventure, take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. This brings to and end your adventure in the mountains of Nepal! Your guide will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast.

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Dates & Prices

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Welcome dinner on arrival at Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights including Hotel (2 Nights), Tea Houses (3 Nights).
  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Everyday breakfast at locally owned tea houses
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking trek leader, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flights if applicable, food and lodging.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Local government taxes, all necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS).

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

FAQs

You need no technical skill or experience to accomplish this trek, however a general check up on heart and lungs is a good idea. Most days on this trek are do-able for anyone with the ability to walk 6-8 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days are more intense than the others. A good exercise regime for a few weeks prior to the trek will serve you well. Be prepared for basic and cold conditions. Budget for drinking water or carry water purifying tablets. Trekking alone may be cheaper but it can get challenging and a group provides motivation as well as security. Altitude sickness is fairly common when trekking altitudes and the good ratio of leaders and porters serves the group well when someone falls sick. Our groups sizes range from 2 to 12 persons.
 
Please note that most hotel check in timings are post 2 p.m. and checkout timing is 10 a.m.
Should you want to secure your room upon arrival earlier than this, we recommend that you take an extra night or check on early check-in or late check-out charges with us.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.

27th September Departure is a Girl Power Trip open only to women.

 
 
Extra night at Kathamandu
  • Twin room per person for Indian National - INR 1450
  • Single Room for Indian National – INR 2600
  • Twin room per person for Foreign National - USD 30
  • Single Room for Foreign National – USD 50
Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers

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  • Lakshmi Ananthamurthy

    Oct 2016

    Great experience, new friends, a new ME!

    It was midlife crisis time when I decided to go for a trek with Active Holiday Company. My 40th birthday was round the corner, and it had been ages since I had gone for a trek. After 2 kids, I was definitely out of shape (and size!), and having moved houses umpteen times, I was also virtually friendless.
    The lure of the Himalayas was too much. I trusted Gauri since she was a good friend as well.
    Not only did I have a great experience, I also ended up making great friends, ones that I gladly keep in touch even post the trip! I thoroughly enjoyed the 8 days that I spent, and did not miss my family for one sec (:-D Don't tell them that now!).
    Everything was well taken care of - food, accommodation, travel, backups. Also, I was the slowest in the group - and the group accommodated that without making me feel out of place at all. I got the 'me' time that I desperately needed to think my way through my mid life crisis! I had the best time of my life!
    I look forward to going for my next trip with Active Holiday Company and would happily recommend it to anyone who asked.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Finding a pair of brand new shoes in the middle of no-where..

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