Annapurna Adventure Trek - 10 days


Annapurna adventure trek is one of the most beautiful treks that encompass easy walking through the villages inhibited by diverse ethnic groups and dense forest with variety of wildlife and vegetation situated beneath the lap of regal Himalayas. Showcasing the cultural and topographical variation, Annapurna Adventure trek is the lodge based trek that takes us to the cultivated terraced slopes, picturesque villages and Rhododendron forest. The trek offers the majestic view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna south which dominates the whole skyline.

We will start the trek with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Himalayas. From Pokhara we will trek to Shyauli Bazaar to the scenic gurung settlement of Ghandruk. Later we will trek through astonishing Rhododendron forest to Landruk and then to Dhampus. Throughout the trek we will play hide and seek with the regal vista of Annapurna massif. This trek is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city within a short time frame without much of a physical exaggeration.


Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will start the day by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha.  . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).  After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Trek to Shyauli(1160m)

We will take a early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Himalayas. Upon arriving Pokhara we will have our breakfast and drive towards Nayapool where we will meet the tour guide and listen to the short description about the tour. From Nayapool we will commence the trek crossing Modi Khola watching the distant view of Machhapuchhare to the small village of Shyauli via Birethanti. Stay overnight in Shyauli.

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk(1940m); 5hours

From Shayuli the trail gradually goes uphill to suspension bridge, as we cross the bridge the trail climbs more steeply to the settlement of Klieu, Kimche and Chane which offers the beautiful vista of the surrounding environment. From Chane the trail traverses and climbs uphill to the village of Ghandruk where we will stop for overnight. Ghandruk is a large Gurung settlement which offers the sensual vista of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.

Day 5: Trek to Landruk(1565m)

From Ghandruk the trek goes downhill to Modi Khola through terraced fields and small village called Kyumi. Crossing the suspension bridge we will follow the stone steps to Landruk village which offers the magnificent view of Ghandruk village, Mt Hiunchuli, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. Stay overnight in Landruk.

Day 6: Trek to Dhampus(1650m); 4-5hours

From Landruk the trail traverses through open area and climbs through the sparse woods to the small settlement of Tolka. From Tolka the trail climb to another small settlement of Bichko Deurali and then a steep uphill walk of 45minutes takes us to Pothana village. Finishing the lunch at Pothana we will continue the walk for another 90minutes to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Stay overnight at Dhampus in local lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara

From Dhampus the trail descends through the terraced fields and forest for about an hour or two to a small settlement of Phedi. From Phedi we will catch our ride back to Pokhara. Upon arriving Pokhara we will check into the hotel and enjoy a hot shower. In the evening you stroll around the lakeside and feel magnificence of nature.

Day 8: Explore Pokhara

We will wake up very early in the morning and drive to Sarankot to see sunrise over the magnificently snow capped Himalayas. Sarankot situated in the altitude of 1500m from the sea level gives you an option of paragliding over the lake city. Later we will drive back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast we will set off for city tour and visit places like David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will board a airstrip back to Kathmandu through the Himalayas. Upon arrival we will check into hotel, freshen up, have lunch and start for a self city tour or do some family shopping.  

Day 10: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.


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