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Annapurna Trek

It would be hard to beat this introduction to trekking in the Annapurna's. We get beyond the tea house trails and trek through traditional Hindu villages where we are assured of a warm welcome; follow trails through oak and rhododendron forest where the sound of the bird calls fill the air and camp in serene locations that showcase dramatic views of the Annapurna Range. All this in the company of our magnificent crew whose friendship, sense of humour and caring nature will ensure your trek is a memorable one.

Inclusions

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$300
Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara return valued at US$266
airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 10 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
Expert bilingual guide
Group medical kit
Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu on a twinshare basis
Accommodation in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
The use of a trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat, valued at USD $500
Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
Private vehicle transportation
All park entrance fees and trekking permits and site entry fees
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Hightlights
Experience the perfect introduction to Himalayan trekking and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna Range
Follow trails through oak and rhododendron forest where the sound of the bird calls fill the air
Immerse yourself in Nepali culture as you trek through Gurung Villages
Spend a night at the picturesque lakeside town of Pokhara in our comfortable campsite
Sleep in comfort at our eco lodges and private eco-campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
Experience a Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Immerse yourself in vibrant, lively Kathmandu
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $2,230
Start Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location
Nepal
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Nov 201824 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
18 Nov 201827 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
25 Nov 201804 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
02 Dec 201811 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
09 Dec 201818 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
15 Dec 201824 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,230
26 Dec 201804 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
06 Jan 201915 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
20 Jan 201929 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
25 Jan 201903 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
27 Jan 201905 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
03 Feb 201912 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
10 Feb 201919 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
17 Feb 201926 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
24 Feb 201905 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
02 Mar 201911 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
10 Mar 201919 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
17 Mar 201926 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
24 Mar 201902 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
31 Mar 201909 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
14 Apr 201923 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,230
22 Sep 201901 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
29 Sep 201908 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
03 Oct 201912 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
06 Oct 201915 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
13 Oct 201922 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
20 Oct 201929 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
27 Oct 201905 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
03 Nov 201912 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
17 Nov 201926 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
24 Nov 201903 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
01 Dec 201910 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
08 Dec 201917 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
15 Dec 201924 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,290
25 Dec 201903 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
05 Jan 202014 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
12 Jan 202021 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
19 Jan 202028 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
24 Jan 202002 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
26 Jan 202004 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
02 Feb 202011 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
09 Feb 202018 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
16 Feb 202025 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
23 Feb 202003 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
29 Feb 202009 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
08 Mar 202017 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
15 Mar 202024 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
22 Mar 202031 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
29 Mar 202007 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
12 Apr 202021 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
20 Sep 202029 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
27 Sep 202006 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
01 Oct 202010 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
04 Oct 202013 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
11 Oct 202020 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
18 Oct 202027 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
25 Oct 202003 Nov 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
01 Nov 202010 Nov 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
15 Nov 202024 Nov 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
22 Nov 202001 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
29 Nov 202008 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
06 Dec 202015 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
13 Dec 202022 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,290
23 Dec 202001 Jan 2021AvailableAUD $2,290
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket. Evening drinks are held in the hotel for all World Expeditions clients arriving today. Drinks and snacks will generally be served from 6:30 pm until 7:15pm, and this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out to dinner.
Day 2
This morning a sightseeing tour takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, returning to the hotel by 2pm. In the afternoon you may have time to explore Swayambhunath, Durbar Square, Patan or Bhaktapur, and the lesser-known towns that dot the valley on foot, by bicycle or trishaw. The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world.
Day 3
This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest town (820m). In good weather we are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range. From here we drive for an hour to a pass between two river valleys to the village of Khare, where we commence our trek. There is no need to rush as this is a short day with plenty of time to reach our overnight stop. The trail ascends for the first hour, following a ridge through fields of bamboo clusters to magnificent rhododendron forest. Villagers greet us with "Namaste", the traditional Nepalese greeting, as we pass their homes and continue to the ridge top where at the crest the scale of the mountains astounds us. Machapuchare (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m) can be seen from our immediate viewpoint. Overnight eco lodge.
Day 4
The views from our campsite are excellent, and morning generally offers the best opportunity to view the huge peaks. As we walk, the peaks of the Annapurnas will be visible through the scattered rhododendron forest, offering a sample of the trek to come. After our longer uphill morning session, this afternoon will be a more gradual. We descend towards the Mardi Khola, trekking through dense forest of rhododendron, oak and birch until we reach the terraced fields of Landruk. We have time to explore the village and visit the nearby waterfall before spending the night at our private eco camp site.
Day 5
High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, the trail ascends steeply 500m to join with the trail from Ghandruk. From here it is a short walk to Chomrong (1960m). Chomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna South & Machapuchare. Overnight eco lodge.
Day 6
Our trail meanders downhill through fields and into forest of rhododendron, magnolia and lichen covered fig. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants such as exotic orchids bursting with colour. Overnight eco lodge.
Day 7
It is a wonderful traverse through the forest and a fine contrast from the previous stages on the trek. We gain views of Annapurna South from Bhaisi Kharka before heading through a series of clearings that define the trail to the substantial Gurung settlement of Ghandruk (1990 meters). We visit the local Gurung museum in the heart of the village and then overnight at our private eco campsite.
Day 8
Today we take a short trek to Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the Pokhara city. It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route and campsites may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the walking hours include rest stops, are a guide only and can vary due to trail or weather conditions.
Day 9
This morning we transfer to the airport for our spectacular flight to Kathmandu. The mountain flight follows the Himalaya range to Kathmandu where we transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free for last minute shopping and sightseeing.
Day 10
After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport and assisted with check-in procedures. *It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route and campsites may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the walking hours include rest stops, are a guide only and can vary greatly.