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    Annapurna View Trek

    Annapurna View Trek

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      9 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trek and Tours
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local lodge basis.
    • Mode of transport
      Overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.

    Highlights

    • Spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range
    • Trekking through lush rhododendron forests and terraced fields
    • Cultural experiences with interactions with local communities
    • Sunrise/sunset views from Poon Hill, a popular viewpoint
    • Comfortable tea houses and lodges for resting and meals
    • Ghorepani village is known for its traditional charm and hospitality
    • Annapurna Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
    • Trekking trails offering diverse landscapes and natural beauty
    • Authentic Gurung culture and traditional villages along the route.

    Annapurna View Trek 9 days

    Ghandruk Village Annapurna View Trek

    Annapurna View Trekking is one of the few short adventures you don’t want to miss while visiting Nepal. This journey leads you to unimaginable views of mountains on daily walks. Also, you will be exploring traditional hill villages of great interest.

    The view trek to Annapurna certainly excites you with a daily dose of scenery with constant views of the massive Annapurna Himalaya. You will be pleased with the magnificent Machhapuchhre Himal, famously known as Fish Tail due to its twin peak summits.  Unlike Mount Everest(you may read our blog: Where is Mount Everest located?), it is one of the few virgin mountains in Nepal Himalayas, never been climbed or allowed to set foot on its highly respected peaks.

    Apart from mountain views, the walk leads into green vegetation and enchanting woodland. Tall rhododendron with magnolia and pine trees in the springtime of March to May are expected. The whole hills and valley will be ablaze with rhododendron and other wildflowers in full bloom.

    Our trek starts from the picturesque city of Pokhara, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Nepal Himalayas. Pokhara is enclosed with tiers of green hills in the shade of the high Annapurna Himalaya range that reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

    So Annapurna View trek leads with a short drive outside Pokhara to follow the Poon Hill Trek route until Ghorepani. On this trail, we head into high green hills visiting interesting farm villages with views of Annapurna Himalaya. And then, enter into the dense woods of rhododendron to reach the scenic and popular tourist hill village at Ghorepani. It is amid a beautiful cool alpine forest facing incredible views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains.

    From Ghorepani, we head to our main target of this short adventure at Poon Hill.  A stunning panorama of mountains with striking sunrise views is seen from Poonhill. It also faces the Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna-Lamjung and Manaslu mountain range with the ever-present towering peaks of Machhapuchhre.

    Enjoy lovely and fantastic moments at Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The return journey leads back to scenic Pokhara, taking an alternative route within woodland and gorge in the backdrop of the high Annapurna range. Explore Poon-Magar and Gurung villages of great interest. Then reach the beautiful city of Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake.

    Annapurna View Trek Best Seasons:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Wet months from mid-June to mid-September.  The Annapurna view trek best time is from March to May for clear views. Till afternoon wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains.

    At the same time, a pleasant day with cooler mornings and nighttime. Another best trekking season is October to December because of the clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. Morning and night can be freezing depending on the altitude and overnight stop.

    See also:

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Annapurna View Trek.

      Our guide/leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture.  Simultaneously, with a few important do’s and don’ts while you have enjoyable times with us.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(including Nepal traditional foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember, the next morning is the time to start our  Annapurna View trek.

    • Day02

      Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m – 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).

      The morning starts with drive on a tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending upon group size. Thus this journey takes you away from Kathmandu Valley. Gradually head into low warmer areas with views of snow-capped mountains. As drive continues passing farm villages and town then head in Nepal Mid-West to reach at scenic Pokhara city.

      At Pokhara, transfer to nice hotels by the serene lake Phewa. Also, get views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.

      (Options by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

    • Day03

      Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga 1,460 m – 04 hrs.

      After pleasant overnight stay in Pokhara, take breakfast in morning and  drive beyond Pokhara valley to start our trek.

      Afterwards, drive leads along with grand views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns. And then by bank of Modi River to reach at Bhirethati, a charming village around Annapurna region.

      From here walk within farm village with slow uphill to reach at Hile and at Tikhedhunga for overnight halt. Over-there you will get  views of beautiful waterfalls near the lodge.

    • Day04

      Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m – 05 hrs.

      Morning from Tirkhedhunga starts with steep climb on stone paved steps to reach Ulleri village. Next, on gradual winding trail to Ghorepani,  walk leads within serene and lovely alpine woodland of rhododendron and pine trees.

      After a great walk in the shade of woodland then reach at Ghorepani village. So, next early morning hike takes you to Poon Hill for sunrise and panorama of mountains.

      Ghorepani  is inhabited by Poon people of Magar tribean ethnic hill tribe of Nepal. Moreover, they are famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.

    • Day05

      Hike to Poon Hill height 3,210 m and walk to Tadapani 2,630 m – 06 hrs.

      Starting early morning before sunrise, hike up for an hour to the top of Poon Hill situated above 3,210 m. From Poon Hill catch stunning sunrise over panorama of mountains. These includes Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchhre Himal ‘Fish .

      Moreover the view also entails  Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extending towards Ganesh Himal due east horizon. After a marvelous photo session head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. And carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

      Finally,walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani within forested areas with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya. Today the trek ends with overnight stay in Tadapani.

    • Day06

      Ghandruk 1,950 m – 04 hrs.

      With night stop in Tadapani, morning starts with scenic walks on gradual path within dense cool forest. And then descend towards farm areas,well tended terrace fields above Ghandruk village.They  will also provide fabulous views of Annapurna Himalaya range.

      After a refreshing stops with views, downhill to main large village at Ghandruk for lunch and overnight stop. Ghandruk  is an interesting large Gurung village with many good lodges facing views of peaks and beautiful landscapes.

      Here you will have ample, time to explore around this impressive village of Gurung, the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya. Interestingly men folks are famous as Gurkha soldiers in foreign infantry with British and Indian armies.

      The Gurung people are farmers and cattle herder of age-old profession interwoven with Buddhism religion. As well as they  practices ancestral rites of Bon sect (pre Buddhism) worshipping nature and mountains as holy spirits.

    • Day07

      Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 850 m -05 hrs walks and 2 hrs rides.

      Our last day from Ghandruk leads you back at scenic Pokhara. Thus morning walk leads to a long descend past Kimche farm village to reach base of a hill around warmer low farm areas.

      Finally,  walk leads to descend to reach Modi River past nice Bhirethati village. Then head towards Nayapul for exciting few hour drive to Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake.

    • Day08

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group, travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. If you get time in the afternoon and if interested engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight. Panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes. Then from Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.

    • Day09

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Annapurna view trekking. With final day in Nepal, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Annapurna View Trek

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara private vehicles.
    • Three night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Two night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara (1 night before trek and 1 night after trek)
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Tea or Coffee during the breakfast in Mountain.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu- Pokhara by tourist bus.
    • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A  Government License holder and English speaking, friendly guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed.)
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
    • Annapurna view trekking/Annapurna Trek to Ghandruk map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.)This will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

    What's Excluded in Annapurna View Trek

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Nepal entry visa fees.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Porter if needed $160.
    • International Airfare.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees ($25 USD per person).
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    • Start Date9th Dec 2024
      End Date17th Dec 2024
      USD 585Per person
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