At a glance
The Annapurna Sanctuary
This is the perfect trip for the first-time Nepal trekker and 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.
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.
Travelling further east we’ll spend a night at Ghorepani. Starting early the next morning we’ll climb Poon Hill (3210m) 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 the cruisy drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
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.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by our staff to your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks hosted by your Sherpa leaders and guides. Overnight in Kathmandu (1340m).
Breakfast at your hotel is 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 (1340m).
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).
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.
Trek from Australian Camp to Landruk where more incredible views await including Macchapuchare and Hiunchuili. Overnight at Landruk (1646m).
From Landruk to Chomrong through the beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests. Overnight at Chomrong (1900m).
Trek from Chomrong to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani (2650m).
Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani. Incredible uninterrupted views of the entire Annapurna range from Deurali. Overnight at Ghorepani (2855m).
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).
Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara (850m).
Drive by private vehicle from Pokhara to Kathmandu and overnight in Kathmandu.
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.
3 nights accommodation at the Hotel Yak and Yeti, beautiful 5-star rated hotel in Kathmandu with breakfasts
2 nights accommodation in a comfortable 3-star hotel 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 vehicle travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return
National Park entrance fees and trekking permits
All meals while trekking
All lodge accommodation while trekking
Experienced leaders and guides
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
Emergency medical kit
Down jacket and down sleeping bag
Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag
All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees
Tips for porters and guides are NOT included
Accomm + meals
Our Short Annapurna Trek includes 3 nights at the famous Hotel Yak and Yeti (breakfasts included) in Kathmandu. Trek Climb Ski Nepal also provide a complimentary welcome dinner with drinks in Kathmandu on the first evening of your trip. While trekking in the mountains, you will stay in the best available lodges and tea houses along the route.
This trip includes 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners while you are on trek in the mountains. Morning and afternoon tea is also provided each day you are trekking. Unlimited safe (thoroughly boiled) drinking water is also provided each day you are in the mountains. Breakfasts are included with your hotel stays and meals are provided on your travel days between Kathmandu to Pokhara and return.
Meals in the Annapurna region of Nepal are not cheap. If you were to purchase your own meals from the lodges we stay at on this trek, your total food cost would be close to AUD $600.
We proudly employ an all you can eat food and fluids policy on all our trips. Proper food intake and regular hydration are critical to safe altitude acclimatisation. In our opinion, trekking companies that leave food decisions and the purchase of food for their clients to manage (when trekking at altitude) are grossly irresponsible. Trekking companies often do this because it enables them to advertise a much lower (but unrealistic) trip price. Be sure to choose a tour operator that includes all your meals and safe drinking water in your trip price.