Annapurna short trek – 10 Days

Annapurna short trek is an excellent tour package that gives immense pleasure. And a chance to explore two famous cities of Nepal and experience the natural beauties of the Himalayan region. The travelers who have time constraints want to treasure the memory of trekking in Nepal. and sightseeing in historical Kathmandu city and the city of lakes. Pokhara this tour package is the best selection.

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, a historical city with cultural vividness. Moreover, the Kathmandu valley, known as the city of temples consists of three beautiful districts; Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, which houses 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the ancient royal palaces of three kingdoms; they still embody the grandiose architecture of 14th century medieval Nepal and the arts of wooden craving. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhhanath are religious pilgrimages sites for Hindu and Buddhist people. And, also portray antique wooden cravings and numerous sculptures of Gods. Therefore, manually a lot of visitors do the Annapurna short trek every year.

What’s more on the journey

Pokhara, a city prodigal of natural beauty is a popular tourist site in Nepal. The capital city of Gandaki State, Pokhara offers enchanting views of mountain ranges straddling the North. And, beautiful lakes of pristine water with reflections of mountain peaks. Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, David Fall, Mahendra, and Bat Cave are the main tourist attractions of Pokhara. The exotic hilltops like Sarankot, Lumle, and World Peace Stupa also offer beautiful scenery of mountains and various recreational and adventurous activities like paragliding and skydiving.

While trekking to Gandruk Annapuran we will pass through beautiful valleys, green forests of pine, orchid, and rhododendron with ample flora and fauna, and antique villages of the western hill with varying degrees of cultural exhibitions. The ponds, caves, springs, and rivers with an enchanting view of mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and many more also make your journey splendid and exciting.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1310M)

A representative from Real Adventure greets you one the arrival terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and transfers you to the hotel. After check-in freshens up and have some rest. Our official guide briefs you about the trip and suggests some preparation. Overnight in Hotel. Meal: No

Day 02: Whole Kathmandu City Sightseeing.

After breakfast, we go for a 7-8hrs Kathmandu city tour. First, we will move to Swayambhunath, a Buddhist shrine on the hilltop flagged with colorful praying flags, Stupa with Buddha's eyes. This pilgrimage site is also known as Monkey temples from where we can view almost the entire Kathmandu city on all sides and beautiful mountains to the north. Then we move to Kathmandu Durbar Square(King's Palace), a historical place with ancient architecture, arts, and historical monuments, and the giant statue of Kal Bhairav and other Hindu temples. After Kathmandu Durbar Square, we go to Patan Durbar Square to observe 14th-century architecture, stone temples, and water taps, along with the museum. While walking around Patan Durbar Square we get a chance to closely observe Newari culture and feasts which display indigenous tradition. On the way to Budhhanath, we stop by Pashupatinath Temple, the world-famous Hindu temple. In Budhhnath we observe the largest Stupa surrounded by shops with Tibetan handicrafts. This peaceful Stupa is very l beatified by praying flags and brightens with holy lamps. Overnight in Hotel. Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (5 Hrs) and Pokhara Sightseeing.

Today we leave Kathmandu early morning via the Prithivi highway alongside the Trisuli river with a majestic view of riverside farming terraces and rural settlements. Breakfast is available on the way. After crossing the bridge over the Trisuli River in Mugling, we enter to Gandaki region and follow the highway throughout the Tanahu district to Kaski(Pokhara). After checking into Hotel and having lunch we visited the admirable Fewa Lake, enjoy boating, and visit the island temple called Talbarahi with a stunning view of Fishtail Mountain. Hanging around lakesides always is a festive and joyful moment. Overnight in Hotel. Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Pokhara to Fedi Drive (5800-ft) and trek Dhampus 3-4 HRS

After breakfast we take a 30-minute drive to reach Dhampus Phedi via Pokhara Baglung Highway, leaving Pokhara Valley behind. As we start getting elevation we enjoy the picturesque view of Pokhara to sought and the mountain ranges to the north. After reaching the trek starting point Dhapus Phedi we commence our trek following the uphill trails via the green forest, and paddy fields for 3 hours until we reach Dhampus. Dhampus is an antique village dominated by the ethnic group Gurung people with traditional culture and great hospitality nature. After reaching Dhampus we can visit the village around and enjoy exotic views of Machhapuchchhre(Fishtail) and other mountains of the Annapurna range. Overnight in Guest House/ Lodge. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Dhampus Fedi to Landrung (5400-Ft) 5-6 Hrs. Walk

Wake up early morning to catch glimpse of Sunrise from the mountains and have breakfast. Above the Dhampus we get a clear view of mountain ranges. First, we ascend through the forest on the stone pave steps until we reach Pothana. After Pothana we reach Deurali Pass on the west side of the Modi river that originates from the glacier drain of Annapurna Sanctuary. After Deurali we descend again through a forest of rhododendron and pine trees until we enter Tolka and Bherikharka. A few minutes' walks through farming terraces take us to the campsite in Landruk. Overnight in Guest House/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Landrung to Ghandrung (6400-Ft) 4-5 Hrs. Walk

After breakfast, we descend towards Modi River for an hour. After crossing the bridge nearby Bee Hive Teahouse Lodge we trek up to Ghandru via various hamlets, forests and farming terraces of hill area for 3-4 hours in a smooth route. On the way we enjoy the majestic view of Himalayan ranges, encounter local peoples and fellow trekkers. Upon arriving Ghndruk, a traditional village with the indigenous culture of Gurung people, we will enjoy a close-up view of Gangapurna, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and other snowy capped peaks. We can also visit ACAP (ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT) head office, local museum, and village. Overnight in Guest House/Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Ghandrung to Nayapul / Drive Pokhara (3000-Ft) 4-5 Hrs.

Today we bid farewell to Ghandruk and walk for the last day. After breakfast, we walk down to Syauli Bazar passing Kimse on the way back. Today we will walk for 5 hrs via paddy terraces and beautiful villages like Birethati until we reach Nayapul from where we take half an hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel. Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 08: Full day Pokhara Sightseeing

Early morning before dawn we depart to Sarankot hill to catch the glimpse of Sunrise from Annapurna Mountain Range along with a panoramic view of Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other snowy capped mountains. From Sarankot we can see the entire Pokhara valley. While returning on the way we visit Mahendra and Bat caves, and Barahi Temples. After lunch, we will visit David Fall, the scary gorge of Seti River which claimed the life of a Swiss tourist. Then we visit World Peace Pagoda on the hilltop from where we enjoy an enchanting view of Pokhara and mountain ranges. If time allows short drive to BegnasLake and Rupa Lake. Overnight in Hotel. Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu

Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu If you want to fly back to Kathmandu, flights are available every hour and by bus, it takes six hours to reach Kathmandu through Pokhara-Muglin-Kathmandu(206km) road. Check in Hotel and have a rest. Overnight in Hotel. Evening: Typical Nepalese dinner with cultural dance at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to International Airport

We conclude our journey today. Our representative from Real Adventure will help you drop you at Kathmandu airport and bid adieu.

Cost Includes
  • All airport pick up & See off by private car
  • All ground transportation by Bus
  • All guided trekking as per itinerary
  • 3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • 3 star standard hotel in Pokhara as per itinerary in BB Plan
  • All meal during trekking (B+L+D)
  • guest house accommodation during trek
  • Trekking guide and necessary baggage carrier as per itinerary
  • all trekking permits, guide expenses
  • all sightseeing tour as per itinerary by Private Car
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • All expenses for driver & tour guide
Cost Excludes
  • International Flight fare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • All bar & Beverage during Nepal tour
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour
  • Personal insurance
  • Mt. Everest Scenic flight
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight (One way $116 and round trip $232 net per person)
  • sightseeing entrance fees
  • Tips

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$850
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Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Annapurna Region
  • Trip:Annapurna Region Trek Tour in Nepal
  • Activity:Kathmandu City tour, Pokhara City tour, Poon Hill Trek
  • Max.Altitude:0475ft or 3193m ft.

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