Annapurna Hiking

Annapurna Hiking
Annapurna Hiking

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
9 days
meters
2 people
Overland
Pokhara
Pokhara
Popular Hiking

Introduction:

Annapurna area/region offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature & culture of the central Himalayan area of Nepal with the best & splendid Himalayan panorama of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiun Chuli and several other mid western Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Annapurna region offers plenty of hiking opportunity. This Annapurna hiking is suitable for children or weary trekkers, as it doesn’t entail any particularly long walking days and there is always plenty to see. The hiking evolves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes. The trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside. This trek gives fine views of the Annapurna’s, The hiking start from Birethanti and ends at Phedi, The hiking passes through Nepal famous Gurung Village Ghandruk which provides you breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. 

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel 
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: 
Day 03: Drive to - Pokhara stay overnight, hotel 
Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk:
Day 05: Ghandruk To Pothana: 
Day 06: Pothana to Pokhara: 
Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 
Day 08: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel 
Day 09: Final departure, transfer to airport.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel 

Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: 
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay. 

Day 03: Drive to - Pokhara stay overnight, hotel 

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk:
One hour drive to Nayapul. After Birethanti, we walk along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. Afrer passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.

Day 05: Ghandruk To Pothana: 
We descent down through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspention bridge the trail emerges in to the main Main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue working to Pothana, You will have a excellent view of Mt Fish tail ( Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. 

Day 06: Pothana to Pokhara: 
you will follow the trail with pavel stones through rhododendron forest. You will arrive Dhampus.It is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here work down to mostly down hill through fields to forest to Phedi from here 30 minutes drive to Pokhara. 

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 
Drive back or fly out to Kathmandu. 

Day 08: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel 

Day 09: Final departure, transfer to airport.

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Clients Reviews

Usha Srinivasn

5

India

We had taken a Mukthinath Tour organised by Lumle Holidays. We had started the tour from Khatmandu . we were given a excellent guide Mr. Mahdav. We were given a very homely treatment, excellent accommodation and royal treatment. 

The tour was customized for our needs. We never felt we were away from home. All our needs were taken care off and we had a wonderful Dharshan at Mukthinath besides, all other temples in Pokhara and Kathamandu too. We would recommend these tour operators very highly.

Subhagata Dey

5

India

I and my wife had undertaken a 10N/11D tour to Nepal with the Lumle Holidays. The tour encircles the places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini,Daman, Nagarkot. The whole tour was organised by Lumle Holidays. I should say that I am more than satisfied with the arrangements made by Lumle Holidays. Moreover the reciprocation and behaviour of MR Sharma and Mr Maharjan was worth mentioning. They were always replying fast to my emails and other communication. 

The hotels provided was among the best as per my budget. The travel arrangements were also very good( not to forget about Mr Tika, who was the friend, philospher, guide and driver for the entire tour). On a n overall basis I am pretty well satisfied and would look forward to contact them in all the future Nepal tours.

Sanjay Simha

5

India

It has been a real pleasure dealing with Lumle Holidays. Initially we were a bit skeptical dealing with Nepal tour operator remotely. However, as responses and details were received, our confidence grew. Our main intent was pilgrimage to this holy place starting from Kathmandu.

All aspects of the tour program were clearly documented and all arrangements done including some of our special requests with reasonable charges. Travels, accommodation, entry tickets, sight-seeing and food arrangements/ suggestions were handled very well. Not only our main intent - Muktinath darshan, but also other attractions at Pokhara, Kathmandu and Manakamna enroute were covered - beyond our expectation. It was tailor made to a 7-day 6-night program (though normal standard seems 6D/5N). Despite some scares about possible weather / flight disruptions, we had a very good journey and darshan & sight seeing all through.

Ask them all questions what to carry and what not, and all tips about restaurants shopping etc,, you get response soon.

Overall it was time and money well spent with a professional operator.

The various guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, including Mr. Sharma himself and Mr. Maharjan & driver cum guide Teeka-ji. Professional dealing, homely comfort, good decent accommodation and transport.

Kothandaraman

5

India

Me and my family, total four member were planing to have a darshan of Muktinath and this makes possible by Lumle Holidays. It was well organised, well co-ordinated and special appreciation to Mr. Nipendra Maharjan for promptly calling and caring about our journey. Weather was really favorable on us and we saw the closest snowcapped mountain from Jomsom like standing infront of us.

On the whole it was a good trip and willing to visit Nepal again with these people. I do recommend to all to go with this company.

Venkatesan

5

India

At the outset Mrs Jothi & I (we) would like to convey our heartfelt Namaste and thanks to you & your service.

We are extremely happy about our entire trip. It was very nice of you to come to airport on 03 March, 2014 to pick us up - a gesture we will never forget. You have organised good hotels for us. We felt at home and enjoyed our stay.

Om's Home Hotel stay at Jomsom unforgetable. God had blessed us and weather which we would never forget for our life. We had good Darshan of the Lord Vishnu. Mr. Krishna took care of us very well. My thanks and regards to him.

Your driver Amir was good, safe driver and a nice guy, my thanks to him.

Our stay in Kathmandu was good, thanks for taking us to Pashupatinath Temple and arranging for Krishna Mandir.

Overall our experience was great and we throughly enjoyed your company.

Once again we thank you for your extremely good serivce and our regards to your family. May god bless you all.

We look forward to seeing you again in future specially Mount Kailash/Mansarover & if god will help Muktinath again.

Please visit us when you come to India - Chennai.

Thanking you once again & warmest regards.
Dr. VENKATESAN SOUNDAR RAJAN,
Vihaya/Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India.

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