Annapurna Mini Trek -10 days
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Annapurna Mini Trek is a set of easy trekking suitable for all age group and especially for those who have very less time to explore. Well Nepal Treks has designed this Annapurna Mini Trekking in such a way that you get most of Annapurna in short amount of time. The major attractions of this trek are snow capped mountains (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Machhapuchhare and other) Phewa Lake, temples and Stupas in Pokhara, beautiful landscapes, Typical villages with slated stoned roofs, age-old tradition and customs, diversity of bird species, cavernous sub-tropical valleys and the ever smiling faces of friendly people.
Outline Itinerary of Annapurna Mini Trek
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara & Trek to Ulleri
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 5: Ghorepani to Poon Hill & return to Ghandruk
Day 6: Ghandruk to Landruk to Dhumpus
Day 7: Dhumpus to Pokhara
Day 8: Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight and drive to Ulleri (2000m).
After breakfast you will drive to airport to catch your flight for Pokhara then our representative will pick you up and then drive to Nayapul by private vehicle which is one hour drive and same day trek to Ulleri. Stay overnight at hotel. (BLD)
Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani and Explore its Village (2750 M)
After breakfast you will trek to Ghorepani and along its trail you will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Annapurna south (7219m) & Himchuli (6441m) and places like Banthati and Tangethati from where Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167M), highest of Annapurna Region, looks stunning. Explore the surrounding of Ghorepani to explore the life styles, culture and tradition of local people. Say overnight at Ghorepani. (BLD)
Day 5: Poonhill Trek and back to Ghandruk (1940 M)
Early morning you will climb up the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon hill i.e. an icon of Annapurna region, from where great views of mountains and nature landscapes of mustang and Pokhara valley are seen. At sunrise everything seems so beautiful that words are not enough to describe it. Then you head back to Ghorepani and have some rest and head to Ghandruk. Enjoy forests, waterfalls, thick dense rhododendron forest (making the forest Red), and gardens of beautiful flowers, astonishing cherry blossom flowers, mountainous scenery of Annapurna, fish tail and other on the way. Stay overnight at Ghandruk. (BLD)
Day 6: Ghandruk - Landruk – Dhampus (1750 M)
After breakfast you will explore the typical village of Ghandruk which is 2nd largest gurung village of Nepal. Then you trek down to another village of Landruk which is perched on a hill adjacent to Ghandruk and on the other side of the Modi River. Landruk is another gurung village known for its cultural richness and after short visit you head down to Dhampus Village. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of landscapes and Himalayas on the way. Stay overnight at Dhampus. (BLD)
Day 7: Dhampus tour and back to Pokhara
After breakfast you start to explore its village. Dhampus attracts many tourists from all around the world offering breath taking vista of panoramic views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and many other surrounding mountains. Then you trek down to Phedi from where you will be picked up by our private vehicle and drive all the way back to beautiful Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Full Day Sightseeing at Pokhara
After breakfast you will explore Pokhara. You will be taken to Sarangkot Hill early in the morning to experience gorgeous sunrise. Then back to Peace Stupa which lies opposite of Sarangkot, then down beautiful waterfall called David Fall, then after a cave called Gupteshor Gufa and finally to beautiful Phewa lake for boating and fishing. You can go to Restaurant and night club for live musics and some great foods. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfast you will enjoy the boating, And drive to airport to catch flight for Kathmandu. Tonight you will have an dinner with your team mates in Nepali kitchen with Nepali musics. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Farewell
Today your Annapurna Mini Trek comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous acivities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.
“””Goodbye and Keep in Touch!!!!””
Note: B- Breakfast, BB-Bed and Breakfast, BLD- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star and above standard hotels with breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with tour guide.
Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
Insurance of our field staff.
Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
All additional government tax & Permit.
Nepal entry visa fee
International / any air fare.
Travelers insurance (compulsory)
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Trekking Accessories- Trekking Bag pack, Trekking day bag (Small handbag), Trekking stick, Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket, Sleeping bag, etc
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Trekssuggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.