Annapurna View Trek - 5 Days

Annapurna View trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. This is a short and sweet trek that is suitable for anyone. Mt, Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and at 3200m height, has one of the most popular walks on earth. If you dream of summiting Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, but you don’t have sufficient time or experience, then choose this trek for a feeling of accomplishment and great views of mountains within a week. This area treasures four Annapurna massifs, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Behind the mountains is a living Tibetan civilization in the valleys of Mustang. Annapurna region is also famous for its Hindu religious shrine Muktinath temple. During the trekking season, the trail is accompanied by a lush green forest of rhododendron, birds chirping and a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
The trail fills with warm sun and cool mountain breezes. Annapurna view trek (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and at 3200m height, it has one of the most popular walks on earth. If you dream of summiting Mt.Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, but you don’t have sufficient time or experience, then choose this trek for a feeling of accomplishment and great views of mountains within a week. This area treasures four Annapurna massifs, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Behind the mountains is a living Tibetan civilization in the valleys of Mustang. Annapurna region is also famous for its Hindu religious shrine Muktinath temple. During the trekking season, the trail is accompanied by a lush green forest of rhododendron, birds chirping and a kaleidoscope of butterflies. The trail fills with warm sun and cool mountain breezes.

-Get spectacular views of many mountains including a sunrise view from Poon Hill at 3210m
-Pass through many villages of different ethnic groups, cultures, and traditions
-Walkthrough beautiful Rhododendron forests
-Great close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South Machhapuchhre and Mount Manaslu, etc.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara Approx. 7 hours' drive or flight (optional)

Early in the morning at 7:30 am drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.We will drive along the Trishuli River and we will cross some small towns and cities. On the way we can see rice, corn, millet fields with some greenery scenes. During our drive we will stop on the way for tea break and lunch. After driving approx. 7 hours’ drive we will reach the Pokhara. After reaching the Pokhara we will explore around the Pokhara city on leisure time.Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Meals:Breakfast

Day 2
Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri for Approx. 4 hours and trek to Ghorepani (2,640m- Approx. 5-6 hours walk),

Early in the Morning after breakfast we will drive from pokhara to Ulleri for Approx 4 hours. After reaching Ulleri we will start our trek to Ghorepani. We will explore the local tipical village and Jungle walk along this trek to Ghorepani. On Banthati we will stop for Lunch and we will enjoy the forest filled with rhododendron and many herbs and plants on the way until reach the Ghorepani. We will gradually climb uphill to reach the Ghorepani. We can see many Himalayan ranges from Ghorepani like as: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre (Fish Tail), Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himalayan ranges. Early in the morning we will hike on the top of Poonhill view point (Approx. 30-45 minute hike) for Sunrise and sunset views. Poonhill is the most popular view point of this Annapurna region where we can see mesmerizing views of sun rise and sunset.Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Ghorepani to Tadapani: Guest house (2,830m: Approx. 4-5 hours)

We’ll make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Tadapani to Ghandruk village trek and drive back to Pokhara (3 hours walk then 3 hours' Drive to Pokhara)

Today early in the morning after breakfast we will start our trek gradually heading down hill till we reach Ghandruk village.We will see a Gurung traditional museum at Ghandruk, Ghandruk is one of the best destinations for domestic or international tourists so many travellers visit here to see the ethnic culture and traditional. We will have lunch at Ghandruk Village. The place still provides us beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view with Annapurna south, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, the journey ends here and we will drive to Pokhara Approx. 3-4 hours. You can also explore the Pokhara views on your free time.Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Pokhara to Kathmandu via Drive or flight (optional)

Today after having breakfast we will drive or flight (optional) from Pokhara to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu we will drop you in your hotel and after some rest you can explore the Kathmandu Valley or do shopping on your free time. Overnight in Kathmandu

Meals: BB Plan

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara – Ulleri and Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Trekking Map
  • Fresh fruit

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Beverage bills, shower, etc.)
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • 1 hour Mountain flight
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Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridge line ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.

Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

It totally depends on the level of your sickness. Once you are sick at a higher altitude you need to rest at a lower altitude and it at least needs 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are on private or solo trips you can discuss and decide with a guide depending on your health status. If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with a guide and catch up the group later on.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

Annapurna View Trek
Annapurna View Trek

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles, Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves, Liner gloves

Mid-weight fleece/wool winter hat, Sun hat

Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 50, Water Bottle

Slippers, Towels, Raincoat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 500 USD $ 450/person
450
Total $ 450 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and Flight
  • 2-6
  • 3210 m
  • Nepal