Annapurna View Trek

Annapurna View Trek

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

10 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Poon Hill 3210m.

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle, Drive / Flight Pokhara-Ktm

Best Season:

March-May & Sept.-Nov.

As the name suggests, the Annapurna View Trek takes place amidst the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal. Annapurna Range is one of the most majestic and enchanting mountain ranges in the world. Mount Annapurna itself is the 10th highest peak and goes almost to the height of 8,091 meters above sea level. The beautiful striking mountain scenery makes the experience absolutely out of this world. It is definitely a paradise for hikers.

In addition, Nepal is known for having the largest concentration of elevation changes in the world as it changes from just 60 meters above sea level to a whopping 8,848 meters. This contributes to the enormous variation in climatic conditions, varying from arctic cold to tropical hot.

The Annapurna View Point Trek is often referred to as the Ghorepani / Poonhill Trek or the Sunrise Trek. It is so named because as you walk about 45 minutes from Ghorepani early in the morning, you get the best view of the rising sun over the Annapurna Range.

This Annapurna View Trek is short but is considered one of the lofty mountain viewpoint in the world and one of the most amazing routes in the Himalayas. Plus, this trek is best for a beginner to get grip on the scene.

Featured Highlights of Annapurna View Trek

  • Opportunity to explore the diverse vegetation, culture, and lifestyle.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • An alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • One of the inspiring trekking destinations in the Annapurna region.
  • Walkthrough Gurung and Magar community alongside Rhododendron forest, deep sub-tropical valleys.
  • Considered one of the best View Point Trek.
  • Stunning view of two of the highest mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).

This trek gives you the chance to explore the different types of vegetation in the area and also get a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle of the people. You pass through small mountainous villages such as Ghorepani, Ulleri and Ghandruk that seem to come directly out of picture postcards. Apart from this, you will also see two of the world's highest mountain peaks, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters).


Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly or Drive to Pokhara (830m) (30 Min Flight & 6/7 Hrs private Drive)
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri (1950m) 4/5 Hrs Walk
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2875m) 6/7 Hrs Walk
Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) - Tadapani (2630m) 7 Hrs Walk Including Morning
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 3 Hrs Walk
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 09: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.

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Starting Price

USD 899 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).

Meals included: Breakfast

Once you reach the international airport in Kathmandu, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will welcome you, then assist you towards the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Kathmandu valley is often referred to as the city of temples has many attractions. The valley has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palaces, two of those being Buddhist stupas and two major Hindu temples. We will arrange sightseeing for a few of these places as per your interest and time available. Later, you can engage in trek preparation.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly or Drive to Pokhara (830 m).

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). The drive is 7 hours whereas the flight will be of 30 minutes only. Pokhara is a beautiful city that is in close proximity to the mountains and lakes. Overall, you will arrive in this beautiful city in a short time.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 4

Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri (1950m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trek starts from Nayapul which is a 45 minutes drive from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region. After reaching Nayapul - we start walking amidst the sub-tropical valley forests filled with a variety of vegetation. Sometimes we might have to make our way through the trail carved on the edge of a cliff. After walking past Tikhedhunga, we will reach the base of the hill that leads us to our first stop for the night i.e., Ulleri. We need to climb nearly 3500 steps up to reach this beautiful village.

Accommodation: Tea house / Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 45 min drive and 4-5 hrs trek.

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani (2875m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will start our trek along the road that leads to the famed Rhodendrons forest of Ghorepani from where you can also have a glimpse of the Annapurna South hidden slightly by a ridge. We trek past tiny villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. Much of the population in Ghorepani belongs to the Poon and Magar communities. The entire vicinity is also the home to the largest variety of the floras including the beautiful flower Rhododendron, which also happens to be the national flower of Nepal.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) - Tadapani (2630m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning we will hike for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill (3210m) giving us the magnificent views of the sun rising over the Manaslu range. After breakfast, we leave behind Ghorepani and pass through the colorful lush rhododendron forest on the stone-paved trails for nearly an hour to reach Gurung Hill, located at a height similar to that of Poon Hill. Here, we can see the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Dhampus Peak with surrounding peaks.

From here we continue to descend to Banthanti, which is at the ridges of rivers and mountains. Furthermore, we will trek about an hour and a half on zig-zagged paths sometimes ascending and descending to reach Tadapani, the final destination of the day. Tadapani grants us mesmerizing views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and other small peaks. Tadapani is also famous for the rhododendron.  In spring, red blooming rhododendron flowers can be seen everywhere. Hiunchuli overlooking the lush blooms of rhododendron paints a view worth capturing in your memory.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Ghandruk (1950m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A short walk of around 3 hours is a plan for the day to reach Ghandruk from Tadapani. Our trekking trail commences through the forests filled with Oak, Bamboo and the ever beautiful Rhododendrons forests. On our way to Ghandruk, we will be accompanied by the majestic and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range giving us some beautiful moments of its natural settings, especially the Annapurna South peak. This village is predominantly home to the Gurung community which has a very rich culture and traditions. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. Since the promotion of the trekking trail, this place is famous for its stone-paved Gurkha settlements and the Gurung culture & hospitality with other minor indigenous groups of people. This place has been carrying the history of the courageous Nepalese people for a long time and still holds the record.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3 hrs

Day 8

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some time strolling and relaxing around the lakeside.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs trek and an hour drive

Day 9

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you can either fly to Kathmandu which will be 30 minutes of flight where you can see the changing natural vegetation with Himalayan Range or you can drive from Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and you will get an opportunity to experience the landscape of Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight or 7 hrs drive.

Day 10

Final departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you off at the international airport in Kathmandu for your final departure from Nepal. 

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Annapurna Region Trek Permit
  • All Transportations
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes
  • Official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, beverages, extra meals, liquor, room service, and others
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurred from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Includes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

Is the trek difficult?

No, not very difficult. The trek is considered moderate but it does involve a lot of walking.

Can I shorten or extend the trek?

Yes, you can optimize your trek (if possible) by consulting with the Himalayan Trekkers team. You can even extend your trip to other exciting places in Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Is tipping common/necessary?

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

What language will the guide speak?

Guides will lead in fluent English. You can also opt for some other language by paying a little extra.

Do people in Nepal accept currencies of other countries?

Some Nepalese might accept only Indian currency. Mostly Nepalese currency is only preferred. There are many ATMs and money exchange services where you can get Nepalese currency by paying a service charge.

What time of year is ideal for the trek?

Spring (March-May) and Fall (mid-September to October) - both the seasons are really fine to relish the beauty of the trek. 

Do I require any insurance for this trek?

Yes, insurance is mandatory for any trek and tours with Himalayan Trekkers. For this Everest Base Camp trek, please make sure the policy covers up to an altitude of 5500 m. Additionally, the package should also cover for loss/theft of baggage or equipment.

How does Himalayan trekkers deal with emergency situations?

Your safety is our topmost priority and we make sure that you are sound on every step. If by chance anyone gets sick, we will take you to the nearest hospital asap. If the condition is more critical – a rescue helicopter is called & the expenses are covered by the insurance company.

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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base on 7 Reviews

12 Dec 2019

Nick

United States

Awesome trip...

Thank you Himalayan Trekkers for making my first trekking experience a memorable one. I really enjoyed the trek and would love to join you guys back.

13 Apr 2018

petra Novakova

Czech Republic

"Rododendron trek"

I and my 4 friends visited Nepal in April 2018, for 17 days. The date and route (Kathmandu, Pokhara, Rododendron trek) we designed ourselves, but we wanted to contact and approve our plan with some travel agency. The first choice fell on Adventure Mission Nepal. Mr.Ray Khumar Dhamala was very swift in communication by email, he always answered quickly and clearly. But that´s not all :-) !!! Delegation from this agency expected us at the airport in Kathmandu, with flowers!!! :-) ...but one detail - our flight was 5 hours off, the flowers sank and we didn´t meet... But the recommended Hotel Thamel Park was waiting for us. Ray gave us the necessary documents just the next morning, he also introduced us guide Madan Sapkota, which greatly led us the next 8 days on Anapurna view. It was very pleasant and useful to have an middleman on the road!

25 Apr 2018

Vladimir Cizek

Czech Republic

Annapurna View Trek

Jen potvrzuji velmi dobrou zkušenost s místní agenturou https://himalayantrekkers.com/ . Zajišťovali nám permity, dopravu, průvodce. Raj Dhamal je velmi příjemný a vstřícný. Komunikuje ochotně a okamžitě. Vřele doporučuji.

07 Dec 2018

Christian

Sweden

Amazing trek in Annapurna

We were in contact with Raj who helped us plan a trek in Annapurna just like we wanted it. Not only did he and our guide Ramesh deliver an amazing experience in the Himalayas, but Raj was also a valuable contact throughout our stay in Nepal and he also offered us a welcome and farewell nepalese meal. It was especially intresting to try their local alcoholic beverage Tongba, made out of fermented millet!

All in all, we couldn’t be happier with the service he provided!

13 Oct 2013

Nick & Jack

Finland

To all our Nepali friends!

Thank you for a most wonderful & exciting holidays in your country.
We have been so well taken cure of, seen so much and met so many friendly people.
The children of Nepal are even sweeter in reality than in the pictures we had seen!

Trekking through the readless queas, busy old trade routes to new purposes and realizing the enormous amount of hard work that goes into keeping the environment so beautiful, will be the most encludry memory of our best holiday ever.

05 Dec 2019

Kampol

Czech Republic

My first experience in Nepal was quite exciting.
My most important event was viewing the snow-capped mountain especially the sunrise with mountains.

Looking forward to do some trekking the next time.
Thank you Raj and see you very soon.

05 Dec 2019

Buhagah Dattoo

Denmark

Nepal is an enthralling experience but my stay was just too short. The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara passed through some breathtaking landscapes. Pokhara is very beautiful against the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges. We thoroughly enjoyed this short experience and our guide contributed a lot to this wonderful experience.
 

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