15 Day Annapurna Trek

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Duration (in days): 15

From: Pokhara

To: Pokhara

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£545

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Discover the stunning mountains of Nepal, nestled on the roof of the world and deep in the landmass of Asia.

Enjoy the trek up to Annapurna Base Camp; through the bamboo and rhododendron forests, across the swaying bridges and over the crisp snow that will appear as you climb higher and higher up the mountain. Arriving at Base Camp is the highlight of the trip – you’ll experience the majestic splendour of the pink sunrise over the Himalayas.

  • Explore the pretty town of Pokhara
  • Walk up the 3200 stone steps to Ulluri
  • Trek through the Rhododendron Forests
  • Walk the iconic Annapurna trek
  • Take a dip in the Jhinu hotsprings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Pokhara

Arriving in Pokhara, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore this lakeside town. Enjoy the views out of Lake Phewa and have dinner in a local restaurant where spicy dal baht and fluffy steamed rice will be your first introduction to the delicious Nepalese cuisine.

Day 2: Free day in Pokhara

Today is yours to enjoy the pretty town of Pokhara, nestled at the edge of the Himalayas. From quirky shops and temples to extreme sports like paragliding and bungee jumping, take your pick whether you want a action packed day or a peaceful stroll by the lake before you begin trekking tomorrow.

Day 3: Pokhara/Nayapul/Tirkhedhunga

This morning you’ll be driven from Pokhara to Nayapul to begin your trek to Tirkhedhunga. The walk is fairly easy to begin with, showcasing views over the lush valleys and green forests around you. You’ll stay overnight in a basic lodge in Tikhedhunga after your first day of trekking.

Day 4: Tikhehunga to Ghorepani

Today you’ll begin the walk to Ghorepani, up the 3200 stone steps to Ulluri. You’ll see the farm land around you fall away and the landscape change from agricultural land to thick jungle, with deep chasms and tall green peaks around you. Overnight in Ghorepani, a small but pretty town where colourful prayer flags flutter in the breeze as you catch sight of the majestic Himalaya.

Day 5: Poon Hill/Tadapani

A very early start will mean you can get started on the excursion trek to Poon Hill, where the sun rises over the mountains and illuminates the stunning vista of the Himalayas from the viewing platform in the cool morning air. After the stunning views of the morning, enjoy the trek along the path to Tadapani through the Rhododendron forests (the national flower of Nepal).

Day 6: Chhomrong

Today you’ll trek to Chhomrong, leaving behind Tadapani and its stunning view of Machapuchre (Fishtail Mountain). Enjoy the route past maize terraces and across small bridges towards the pretty village. Pass tall waterfalls and steep terraced farmland before arriving in Chomrong where you can rest before another day of climbing through the hills tomorrow.

Day 7: Bamboo

Watch the sunrise over the mountains this morning and, depending on the weather, you should be granted with stunning views of the beautiful peaks of Annapurna South. Today you’ll begin the climb to Bamboo, through the cool shade of the rhododendrons and on into the leafy stalks of bamboo that give the village it’s name. You’ll spend the night here overlooking the green hillsides of the valley.

Day 8: Deorali

Look out for monkeys today as you ascend the trail to Deorali – both grey and golden langurs could be lurking in the trees. Take it slow as you climb up the steep ravines – Hinku Cave is a great place to pause for a rest on your way before enjoying dramatic views of the rocky valley below as you continue on to Deorali where you’ll spend the night in a basic lodge

Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp

Today is the big day! It’ll be an early start this morning as you start your final walk up to Annapurna Base Camp. Rising through the majestic mountains through the morning, you’ll enjoy the stunning peaks of the Himalayas all around you, finally reaching the camp at 4130 metres. Document your successful ascent with a photograph by the famous sign and enjoy the close up views of the jagged Annapurna Massif that surrounds you. Overnight in a basic lodge.

Day 10: Himalaya Hotel

Try and get up before sunrise today, not only will you get magical views of the stars above the mountains but, as the sun begins to rise the soft pink light will hit the snowcapped peaks creating a picture perfect view of the Himalayas. Eventually you’ll begin your descent to the Himalaya Hotel after a stunning day on the roof of the world. Overnight in a basic lodge.

Day 11: Sinuwa Danda

Today you’ll continue the trek down the mountains, through the fields of oak, bamboo and thick rhododendrons and across the small streams and bridges. You’ll come across beautiful views out across to Machhapuchhre, where the sunlight makes the mountain shine in all its glory. Arrive in the pretty village of Sinuwa Danda where you’ll spend the night in a basic lodge.

Day 12: Jhinu

Continuing on to Jhinu this morning, a colourful village nestled amongst the mountains. Close by are the Jhinu hotsprings, the perfect place to take a dip and relax your muscles after your hard trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the clear warm water, surrounded by the lush hillsides and snowy peaks of the mountains. Overnight in  basic lodge.

Day 13: Tolka

Rejuvenated by yesterdays hot springs, you’ll begin your final full day of trekking, through the green forests towards Tolka. Cross your final suspension bridges, wonder at the precipitous waterfalls and breathe the clear air that assures you that you are descending back into the valley. In Tolka you can admire the famers working their buffalos along the steep rice terraces and settle down for a peaceful last night of your Annapurna trekking adventure.

Day 14: Phedi

This morning you’ll begin your final descent down the staircases to Phedi. Pass through the misty forests and green valley’s along the stone path before emerging in Phedi where you’ll take a bus to Pokhara for a final night in the bustling town, where you can toast to your triumphant ascent to Annapurna Base Camp and the trip of a lifetime to the wonderful kingdom of Nepal.

Day 15: Pokhara

Today is your final day in Nepal - you might need a few days to rest after the trek so we can book you an extra couple of nights in Pokhara to relax, or we can book you a transfer to the airport for your onwards flight. 

Info

The peak time to visit Nepal is March to May, and September to November.  Accommodation is likely to fill early during these months so advance booking is necessary – especially during the popular festivals!

Our itineraries are tailor-made to give you an idea of some of the possibilities in this fascinating country! This means there are no date restraints and it’s a private trip just for you. We have the flexibility to tailor your trip around exactly what you are after so let us know your dates, what you like doing and where you like staying, and we will do the rest!

What's included: 

  • 3 Night accommodation in Hotel Mount Kailash as per rooms mentioned including breakfast
  • Service of an English Speaking Trekking guide for the trek
  • Service of porters as mentioned for the trek – Each porter will carry luggage of 15 kgs only
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Card
  • 11 Night accommodation in basic teahouse as per room mentioned – Room Only basis
  • Reserved transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul & Phedi to Pokhara as per group size

Not included: 

  • Lunch & Dinner while in Pokhara
  • All meals while on trek
  • Sleeping bags
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundries, telephone calls, internet facilities etcs
  • Expenses of hot water showers, charging electronic devices etcs while on trek
  • Additional expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond control of RMT such as landslides, strikes, delays etcs
Accommodation

3 nights in Hotel Mount Kailash

11 nights in basic tearoom style accommodation

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