This relatively easy camping trek is a wonderful introduction to the Annapurna mountain region. It starts in Pokhara, on the shores of picturesque Lake Phewa. From here we head southwest, and then loop north into the Annapurna Conservation Area. This takes us through subtropical valleys and rice fields up to high ridges of rhododendron forest. The Panchase area is known for a wide variety of birds and animals. Our trek takes us off the beaten track and gives us the chance to explore the many cultures in the area, including Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. We’ll spend a day resting in Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung village in the area. Fabulous views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli are a highlight here.
Before trek: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, briefing.
We can arrange for you sightseeing, day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.
Day 01: Drive or Fly to Pokhara (850m)
Day 02: Trek to Bhumdi (1520m)
Day 03: Panchase Bhanjyang (2030m)
Day 04: Chitre (1400m)
Day 05: Matathanti (1200m)
Day 06: Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 07: Rest day/Excursion day
Day 08: Pothana (1910m)
Day 09: Trek to Pokhara (850m)
Day 10: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu (1350m)
After trek: Free day, shopping, departure
All prices are calculated individually based on number of trekkers, choice of accommodation in city, transportation drive or fly, …
What’s usually included:
Airport transfers in Nepal
All relevant surface transfer
All hotel accommodation with breakfast – can be arrange for you as Himalayan Sunrise has negotiated extra price in some cooperating hotels or you can book it individually
All meals on trek
All internal flights (with Goma Air, Tara/Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, personnel insurance
Guide and porters on lodge trek
12 kg free luggage carried by porter
Quality service and trek equipment
Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle – we can arrange for you comfortable day with experienced city guide
Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
Excess baggage charge (beyond 12 Kg each)
Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
Tips, yes, still it is common in Nepal. If you are happy with their service, we recommend around 8–10 USD for guide per day and about 6–8 USD for porter. Although our guides and porters receive a fair wage, it must be remembered that their work is seasonal.
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