Involves trekking up to 6 hours a day upt 5400 meters for the duration of 9 -18 days . Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
Get the feel the Himalayas and also the people living among it. You will walk from one Himalayan village to another and experience the rich culture of the mountain people.
The Annapurna Massif and the adjacent mountains are the most beautiful of the Himalayan peaks to watch and be in awe of. They stand majestic over and above small indigenous villages that dot these mountains. You will never find friendlier people than here anywhere else in the world. It may be the Himalayas which make these people so cheerful despite the harsh condition. You will get the sense when you get there.
One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (4,600 feet). Stay overnight at your hotel.
We will leave for Pokhara in the morning in a tourist bus. It’s a seven-hour ride through serpentine roads in the hills with stops for lunch and snacks. We reach Pokhara in the afternoon and the beautiful city on the bank of the Phewa Lake offers an amazing nightlife to relax you ahead of your trekking trip.
We will begin the day with 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.
We will walk up the steps for five to six hours to Ghorepani. This 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 the hills provide a very good distraction from your fatigue.
Trek for a little more than five hours to reach Tadhapani. There will be spectacular view of the Himalayas in the distance (but they seem so close) throughout the way while we ourselves pass through forests and streams. The view from Tadhapani is even more beautiful.
It’s three hours downhill to the beautiful village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is perfect to mix with the local people, who are very friendly, and get a sense of the culture. There is a monastery, a temple and even a museum here to keep you busy throughout the day. The view of the Annapurna Range is another prime attraction. Oh and yes, you have to try the local food here. It is something to die for.
It’s downhill still today and for not more than two hours till the ModiKhola River. An hour’s hike from there will get us to Landruk. The village is equally beautiful.
It is uphill for one and a half hours to Pothana and then downhill for three hours to Dhampus, all through forests and tiny villages. Dhampus, where we stay the night, is surrounded by mountains is so beautiful that movies have been made about its beauty. And your grueling trek also ends here.
It takes under 45 minutes to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in the country and there are many places to see like the Devi’s Fall, the Mahendra Cave, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda and the Phewa Lake. The lakeside area is a great place for tourists to hangout and the nightlife here is amazing.
We will return to Kathmandu in a luxurious tourist vehicle. As the Annapurna gets farther and farther away as we move closer to Kathmandu, you will surely be thinking of stories to tell once you get back home.
We will drop you off to the airport for your long flight back home.
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.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
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.
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