Short Annapurna Trek

Highlights

Our short Annapurna Trek is often referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This is the perfect trip for the first-time Nepal trekker. It’s also a great option for those not wanting the challenge of trekking at high altitude. Your adventure begins with two nights in Kathmandu. From here you’ll travel in our private bus to Pokhara. After a night in Pokhara you’ll wake to splendid mountain views across Phewa Lake. After breakfast we drive to the border of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

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On top of Poon Hill, Annapurna Sanctuary

Annapurna Sanctuary

Here we farewell our driver and begin our journey on foot. Over the next few days we’ll slowly ascend through lush rhododendron and oak forests. We pass through the many villages in this region and are warmly welcomed by the locals. Along the way you’ll spend nights at Landruck, Chomrong and Tadapani. Each day you’ll enjoy spectacular and uninterrupted views of the main Annapurna range. Views images in our Annapurna trek photo gallery.

Travelling further east we’ll spend a night at Ghorepani. Starting early the next morning we’ll climb Poon Hill (3340m) for unsurpassed views of this mountain sanctuary. The following day we finish our trek at Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. We enjoy a night out celebrating with our guides and porters in Pokhara. The next day you’ll enjoy a scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you can catch up on some final shopping or relax poolside at The Radisson.

An Annapurna trek with us

Our short Annapurna Trek itinerary includes plenty of rest days. This is an ideal first-time trekking experience in Nepal and will especially suit people seeking a less strenuous adventure. But still packed with incredible views, excitement and all the Nepalese culture you can possibly handle.

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Itinerary

 

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The main Annapurna range as seen from Pokhara

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by Trek Climb Ski staff to your accommodation at The Radisson Hotel.  Afternoon at leisure.  In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks hosted by your Sherpa guides and leaders. Overnight in Kathmandu at The Radisson Hotel.

Day 2
A fantastic buffet breakfast at The Radisson followed by a morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.  Our staff will be available in the afternoon to assist any guests that may need to make last minute purchases. Overnight in Kathmandu at The Radisson Hotel.

Day 3
Today you’ll set off early with your guide and drive in a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara enjoying lunch en route. Overnight at Pokhara (850m)

Day 4
Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and commence trekking. We trek through Dhampus at 1620m and continue on to “Australian Camp” located in the lush forests at 1800m. We spend the night here and take in stunning views across the southern Annapurna range including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Dhaulagiri.

Day 5
Trek from Australian Camp to Landruk where more incredible views await including Macchapuchare and Hiunchuili. Overnight at Landruk (1646m)

Day 6
From Landruk to Chomrong through the beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests. Overnight at Chomrong (1900m)

Day 7
Trek from Chomrong to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani (2650m)

Day 8
Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani. Incredible uninterrupted views of the entire Annapurna range from Deurali. Overnight at Ghorepani (2855m)

Day 9
Up early for the walk up Poon Hill (3210m). The most spectacular views of the trip as the sun rises above the majestic Annapurna range. Then we trek to Tirkhedhunga and overnight at Tirkhedhunga (1500m)

Day 10
Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara (850m)

Day 11
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu and overnight at The Radisson Hotel.

Day 12
Trip concludes and departure from Kathmandu International Airport. All guests will be conveyed by Trek Climb Ski Nepal staff to Kathmandu International Airport to meet their respective international respective flights.

What's included

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Machhapuchhre in the Annapurna Himalayas

3 nights accommodation at The Radisson Hotel (or equivalent) in Kathmandu with breakfasts*

2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfasts*

Welcome dinner and drinks in Kathmandu

All ground transfers in Nepal

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)

Private bus travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (includes taxes)

National Park entrance fees and trekking permits

All meals while trekking

All lodge and tea house accommodation while trekking

Experienced leaders and guides

Porters to carry all personal and group equipment

Porter’s insurance

Emergency medical kit

Down jacket and down sleeping bag

Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag

All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees

*Your trip price includes accommodation that is twin-share. This includes your hotel room in Kathmandu and when in lodges in the mountains (or tents if you’re camping). If there is an odd number of clients travelling on your trip you may find yourself in unshared accommodation. If you’d prefer to guarantee your own room in Kathmandu and when in the mountain lodges (including your own tent for camping expeditions) then you will need to purchase a Trip Single Supplement for AUD $385 – please see our online booking form for details

Tips for porters and guides are NOT included

Accomm + meals

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Lodges in the Annapurna Sanctuary

This trip includes 3 nights at The Radisson (or equivalent standard) Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in a 3-star Hotel in Pokhara. During the trek you will stay in the best available lodges and tea houses along the route.

** Your trip price includes accommodation that is twin-share. This includes your hotel room in Kathmandu and when in lodges in the mountains (or tents if you’re camping). If there is an odd number of clients travelling on your trip you may find yourself in unshared accommodation. If you’d prefer to guarantee your own room in Kathmandu and when in the mountain lodges (including your own tent for camping expeditions) then you will need to purchase a Trip Single Supplement for AUD $385 – please see our online booking form for details **

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