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Annapurna Short Trekking - 5 Days

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Duration
5 days
Max. Elevation
3210.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Public Bus/Taxi
Best Season
March-June & Sept-Dec
Accomodation
Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
Meals
Full Board During The Trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Pokhara–Nayapul–Tirkhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Pokhara

Highlights

    • suitable for every age people having limited time
    • Known as the easiest but adventurous trek among the Annapurna region.
    • Trek route capturing a good combination of nature, culture and different ethnic groups of people .
    • Engrossing views of mountains .
    • Glorious sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and lowland hills to the south.
This Annapurna Short Trekking is suitable for everyone in limited time. This also known as the easiest but adventurous trek among the Annapurna region. The circular 5 days Annapurna short trek begins and end in Pokhara. Pokhara is a city of the lake, it will take about 6-7 hours by land and about 30 min by air to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. This trek starts from 820m/2690ft elevation (Pokhara) and it goes to 3210m/10530ft high (Poonhill).

This trek is a good combination of nature, culture and different ethnic groups of people such as Gurungs and Magars, agriculturists of Tibetan origin. The Magars are skilled craftsmen in stone and wood. Annapurna Short Trekking offers you breathtaking scenery of snowy peaks, flora and fauna and so on. The adventure starts from Nayapool and after 1 ½ hour drive from Pokhara through forested hill and farmland to Tikhedhunga.

In the second day of your trek, is stepper but it takes you through a dense forest of oak and rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal) and birds chirping to the flourishing and well-situated village of Ghorepani. An early morning of 45 min walks up to Poon Hill, rewarded with the magnificent view of sunrise of the panoramic views of several snow-clad mountains and peaks like Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli Mountain and so on.

After getting the engrossing views of mountains, is rewarded with a glorious sunrise view of the spectacular view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and lowland hills to the south. After breakfast, the trail follows the ridgeline to Tadapani with plenty of snow-peak views including the iconic Fishtail Mountain. On the day of your trekking, you can see a beautiful traditional village inhabited by Gurung tribe. In the fifth day drops along a river to Nayapool.

Annapurna short trekking leads the trekkers into the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP). This area boasts villages with ancient and cultural significance and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire region. Being a low altitude trek, trekkers need to have normal physical fitness and endurance to trek for 3-4 hours a day on average in the hilly terrain. Each night you will be staying at lodge own by locals. Join us to experience the professional, quality service; experienced and qualified guides; carefully designed itineraries and customized service as per your needs. Annapurna short trekking can be done at any time of the year but March to May and September to December remains the best season of the year to do Annapurna Short trek.

Important Note

Trekking Planner organize set trips with fixed departure dates as well guest/customer can book their own dates.

Besides our program with standard Itineraries presented in websites. We also run and organize private or Tailor Made itineraries to suit every interested individuals- couple or for honey-moon, families, school / college groups and so on to corporate executives on local mountain Lodge-Hotels and Resorts or with camping facilities includes different unit of kitchen-cook-staff and guides as well as porters. For special Tailor Made programs and Itineraries to fit as per your duration and interested destination please contact us and we will provide you with all necessary details and full information regarding your holiday plan in Himalaya.

Trekking Planner always committed in keeping our standard day to day schedule as per the given program with itinerary days, sometimes due to some circumstances beyond our control like natural disaster blockade of roads, damaged trails, flight delay and cancellation arises when bad and unfavorable weather persists for some days including political unrest and strikes. We assure that if above situation arises we will try our best to keep our itinerary as it is if not please bear with us, as we might have to reroute some of the holidays to other destinations for your safety and to make your time in Nepal with us, a money worth of good times providing you with enjoyable holidays.

Trip Itinerary

Today around 08:00 AM we will receive you from your hotel after Breakfast so be ready to go. You will be driving together with guide and porter. The 45 km drive goes through several villages such as Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle, from your drive you will be able to excellent view of Pokhara valley including Phewa lake and high Himalayan range including Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Manaslu. The short and scenic adventure start from Nayapul. The walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & the trek follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the tea houses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

The breakfast will serve between 07:00 to 08:00 in the morning at the same tea house you stay. The adventure start with slowly down to the suspension bridge from where the trail start steeply up with stones peeped step to Ulleri offers you excellent view of Mt Annapurna and beautiful greenery terraces, about 2 hrs walk. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, the trail start with gradual up and down through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The lunch break will be in Nagethanti. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

According to given time by your guide you will be picked up from hotel and walk about 45 min uphill to Poon Hill, the famous view point place for sunrise from where you will be able to see an excellent view of High mountain range including Mt Dhaulagriri, Mt Annapurna including Mt Fish Tail and Mt Manaslu. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues walk to Tadapani. The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges and Fishtail, through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village, Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare, Himchuli. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 04 hrs to Nayapool from where you are going to finish your trek and drive back to Pokhara.

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Includes

    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
    • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost)
    • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • First aid kit box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)

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