Annapurna Student Group Trek

  • duration 14 days
  • usd 2,400 All inclusive
  • difficulty Medium
  • best season Sep-Dec | Mar-May
  • max altitude From 4,600 feet at Kathmandu to 9,416 feet at Ghorepani

trip overview

Trek in the Annapurna region, travelling from one village to another, experiencing the way of life of the mountain people and soaking in the beauty of the Himalayas. But that is not all, you will also travel to other corners of Nepal like rivers for whitewater rafting and jungles for exploring.

The Annapurna region which lies over Pokhara is rich in both beauty and culture. People say the western part of the Himalayas look more beautiful than the eastern ranges and so we travel from one Himalayan village to another to see the Himalayas from different vantage points.But we will also meet the Himalayan people who live in such beautiful but harsh conditions and take a life lesson from their experience.Apart from the mountains, we have also managed to pack whitewater rafting and jungle safari in this tour to make your vacation more complete.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu (4,600ft).

    One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your hotel where we will brief you on your big trip ahead while you muse on your Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Swayambhunath. Pre-trip meeting.

    We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

    We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

    We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

    Our final destination for the day will be the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. This Buddhist monastery that sits on a hilltop has a peaceful atmosphere and provides panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Fly to Pokhara(around 3,000ft in the city). Drive to Nayapool (3,477ft) & trek to Tikhedhunga (5,060ft).

    A less-than-30-minute flight will take you to Pokhara which is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. The city has a beautiful lake, is surrounded by mountains and has plenty of restaurants, bars and other hangouts geared for foreign tourists.

    We will take a short drive to Nayapool village where the trekking circuit around Mount Annapurna begins. We will walk six miles alongside forests and streams from here to Tikhedhunga to begin our own expedition.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 04
    Trek to Ghorepani (9,416ft).

    Steps have been laid all the way up to Ghorepani. Walking up the steps for five to six hours will definitely put a lot of pressure on your legs but we will pass through several villages and stops to keep you fresh. The forests and hills provide a very good distraction from your fatigue.

    Poon Hill, which rises over 10,535 feet above the sea level, lies in Ghorepani and you can opt to trek to its summit. People say the western part of the Himalayas look more beautiful than the eastern ranges and nowhere is this true than from Poon Hill.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 05
    Trek to Tadhapani (8,628ft).

    The Himalayas will accompany you throughout the way to Tadhapani as we pass through forests and streams. It takes five hours to get here but the clear view of the majestic mountains from Tadhapani makes the tough trek worth the effort.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 06
    Trek to Chomrong (7,120ft).

    We have to head closer to the Annapurna. We have to make a tough uphill climb which takes as much as five hours. The view of the beautiful Himalayan range and the rhododendron forests and rivers along the way might distract you away from your fatigue. Local group AmaSamuha (a women-only group which conducts social work) will host a cultural dance show in the evening. Donations to the group will help it to carry on with its work.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 07
    Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring (5,840ft). Then trek to Landruk (5,135ft).

    Jhinu lies downhill from Chomrong so it is a couple of hours of easy walking. After all these days of hiking, you will be in a lot of pain but the natural hot water spring at Jhinu will ease your pain a little. After lunch, we will walk for three hours, crossing hills and rivers in the process, till we get to the beautiful village of Landruk which is home to the indigenous Gurung community.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 08
    Trek to Pothana (6,528ft).

    It is uphill for one and a half hours to Pothana. The village offers beautiful views of the Himalayas and as this will be the last night you will spend in the Annapurna region you might want to take in as much as you can. We will also have an end-of-trek celebration with all the travellers, guides and porters.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 09
    Trek to Kande via Australian Camp (7,103ft). Drive to Pokhara.

    It takes three and a half hours to reach Kande. On the way we pass through the Australian Camp which is one of the best places to watch mountains like the Machhapuchchhre, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri from a distance. From Kande, we will reach Pokhara in roughly an hour by a private vehicle.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
  • day 10
    Drive to Peace Pagoda. Then walk to lakeside. Boating in Phewa Lake. Sightseeing in Pokhara after lunch.

    We will take you to the World Peace Pagoda in the morning. It lies above the Phewa Lake and is a short drive away. It is a beautiful place to explore and see the city, the lake and the mountains. We will walk down to lakeside which takes about 45 minutes and go boating before coming off-lake for lunch.After lunch, we embark for further sightseeing in the city. We will visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, the Gupteshwor Cave, the Mountain Museum, and the Davis Fall this day.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 11
    Drive to Charaundi. Rafting in the Trishuli River. After lunch drive to Chitwan.

    It takes four to five hours to reach Charaundi where the rafting begins. With help from our guides and trainers, you will raft in the Trishuli River from Charaundi to Kurintar with grade 2 and 3 rapids on the way called the Ladies Delight. After lunch, we will drive to Chitwan National Park in a tourist bus. It is approximately a one to two hour drive with beautiful scenes of the hills throughout the way to keep you entertained.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 12
    Activities in Chitwan.

    There are so many fun activities in the national park like elephant safari, jeep safari, watching wildlife, canoeing, etc. In the evening we will visit the indigenous Tharu people who live inside the national park and watch their cultural show.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 13
    Drive to Bharatpur & fly back to Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner.

    It takes less than an hour to reach Bharatpur by a private vehicle. From here, we take a short flight back to Kathmandu. Your tour ends here. In the evening, Mountain Kick will host a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 14
    Departure.

    We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Stay at guesthouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • Fees for entering Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
  • All rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Pokhara and Bharatpur-Kathmandu flights.
  • Fees for rafting in the Trishuli River.
  • Activities inside Chitwan National Park.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a trekking trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will trek in the Himalayas in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides, porters and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land in Kathmandu and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
  • In what physical condition do I need to be for the trip?
    A regular person can complete the trip with help from our guides and porters. But it is important that you are healthy and have no physical injuries. Trekking for long hours in high altitude and difficult terrain will surely put a strain on your body and you might suffer severe physical and mental breakdown, especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. It is, therefore, expected that you have taken light endurance training especially for longer trips.
  • How long do I have to trek each day?
    On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six hours to eight of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • How much help do I get during the trek?
    Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
  • What happens in case of injuries and emergencies?
    The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customized trip for you.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook every day.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December  and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Most days of the trek will be spent in lower Himalayas so they should not be as tough. But walking in high altitude continuously for several days will put pressure on your legs and test your grit. Beginners can complete the trek but need the determination.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

General

  • 2 season sleeping bag – one.
  • Spring down jacket – one. 
  • Duffel – one. (We will provide you one complementary duffel bag for you to keep.)
  • 35-45 liter daypack – one.
view all equipment list
TRIP STARTS TRIP ENDS STATUS COST
May 25, 2018 June 07, 2018 available $2,400
May 28, 2018 June 10, 2018 available $2,400
May 31, 2018 June 13, 2018 available $2,400
September 1, 2018 September 14, 2018 available $2,400
September 4, 2018 September 17, 2018 available $2,400
September 7, 2018 September 20, 2018 available $2,400
September 10, 2018 September 23, 2018 available $2,400
September 13, 2018 September 26, 2018 available $2,400
September 16, 2018 September 29, 2018 available $2,400
September 19, 2018 October 02, 2018 available $2,400
September 22, 2018 October 05, 2018 available $2,400
September 25, 2018 October 08, 2018 available $2,400
September 29, 2018 October 12, 2018 available $2,400
October 1, 2018 October 14, 2018 available $2,400
October 4, 2018 October 17, 2018 available $2,400
October 7, 2018 October 20, 2018 available $2,400
October 10, 2018 October 23, 2018 available $2,400
October 13, 2018 October 26, 2018 available $2,400
October 16, 2018 October 29, 2018 available $2,400
October 19, 2018 November 01, 2018 available $2,400
October 22, 2018 November 04, 2018 available $2,400
October 25, 2018 November 07, 2018 available $2,400
October 28, 2018 November 10, 2018 available $2,400
October 31, 2018 November 13, 2018 available $2,400
November 1, 2018 November 14, 2018 available $2,400
November 4, 2018 November 17, 2018 available $2,400
November 7, 2018 November 20, 2018 available $2,400
November 10, 2018 November 23, 2018 available $2,400
November 13, 2018 November 26, 2018 available $2,400
November 16, 2018 November 29, 2018 available $2,400
November 19, 2018 December 02, 2018 available $2,400
November 22, 2018 December 05, 2018 available $2,400
November 25, 2018 December 08, 2018 available $2,400
November 29, 2018 December 12, 2018 available $2,400
December 1, 2018 December 14, 2018 available $2,400
December 4, 2018 December 17, 2018 available $2,400
December 7, 2018 December 20, 2018 available $2,400
December 10, 2018 December 23, 2018 available $2,400
December 13, 2018 December 26, 2018 available $2,400
December 16, 2018 December 29, 2018 available $2,400
December 19, 2018 January 01, 2019 available $2,400
December 22, 2018 January 04, 2019 available $2,400
December 25, 2018 January 07, 2019 available $2,400
December 28, 2018 January 10, 2019 available $2,400
December 31, 2018 January 13, 2019 available $2,400
View all Date

We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.

Customize your trip single

csr

As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.

READ MORE ABOUT CSR

Have questions?

Let us know

Quick inquiry form

More Trip Inspiration

from usd 1,560 All inclusive
14 Days trekking to 13,550FT

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

from usd 1,190 All inclusive
9 Days trekking to 8,222FT

Around Pokhara Short Trek

from usd 1,190 All inclusive
10 Days trekking to 13,550FT

Short & Sweet Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Our Representative