Annapurna Adventure Trek

Annapurna Adventure Trek

With more than 11 diverse short and long trekking packages, Annapurna region has been the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. In fact a survey conducted has enlisted Annapurna belt as one of the best trekking routes in the world. Located to the North Western Nepal, Annapurna Region is paradise for nature lovers as it is blessed with Nepal’s largest protected belt of Annapurna Conservation Area and massive snow-clad Annapurna Mountain Ranges.
The very name ‘Annapurna’ is the Sanskrit term that translates as ’Goddess of harvest’.  
‘Annapurna Adventure Trek’ is the hypnotic trekking experience that artistically amalgamates Nature viewing with cultural tour.
We provide 11 days concise yet enthralling ‘Annapurna Adventure Trek’ package that sets into motion with either drive or flight to Pokhara, which in either case will be a memorable one. The trekking trail continues through several highland villages of Ghorepani and Tadapani to eventually arrive at Gandruk which is a large Gurung Village where you can opt for homestay and try local dishes specific to Gurung. In fact, homestay is the best way to have close peek into the culture and tradition of the natives. Gandruk will be the farthest point of Annapurna Adventure Trek as we make return trip back to Pokhara, boarding a flight whence we will be back in Kathmandu.  
Getting to observe the Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many other prized assets of Kathmandu, having close-up views of snow shrouded Annapurna Mountain Ranges, traversing the deep woods with blooming rhododendrons and a chance of familiarizing with natives of highland villages are the highlights of the trek.
‘Annapurna Adventure Trek’ is the best way of eye feasting the looming Annapurna Mountains in shortest span of time. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking are other popular trekking packages in exotic Annapurna Region.

Itinerary Outline of Annapurna Adventure Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m)

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Terkhe Dunga (1.550m)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2.830m)

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2.630m)

Day 07: Trek to Gandruk (1.950m)

Day 08: Back to Pokhara (850m)

Day 09: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure (Trek ends after breakfast)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m):

As soon as you disembark upon the vicinity of Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our hotel representative who will be eagerly waiting for your arrival. You will then have a pleasant short ride through the cheerful streets of Kathmandu which will convey you to our hotel premises that is bound to give you the sensation of a home far from home. After refreshment, you will be detailed about your itinerary package and then you can soothe your tired body by lying idle in our lavish and comfortable bed. 

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:

is better known as ‘City of temples.’ It is a vibrant city that is rich in its cultural heritages. In fact, Kathmandu Valley alone holds seven UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. After lunch, a guide will lead you to our private coach that will take you through the enchanting half day trip around Kathmandu encompassing The Pashupatinath Temple Complex that is one of the holiest shrines in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Bouddhanath Stupa which is the most venerated Buddhist Stupa for Tibetans outside Tibet and The Swayambhunath Temple also known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ which enlists as world’s one of the ancient Buddhist Stupas of the world. The tour concludes with your visit into the Basantapur Durbar Complex better known as Kathmandu Durbar Square that once used to be Royal Residence.

Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m):

It is on the third day that we will take initiation for Annapurna Adventure Trek. The coach will leave from Tourist Bus Park in Kantipath at 7o’clock. We will then have a thrilling 5 hours of ride through the serpentine road along Prithvi Highway with occasional views of raging Trishuli River, paddy fields and mountains before the tour ends at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Once we enter Pokhara, we will be staying in any one of the hotels that are clustered around the Lake side in Pokhara.
Alternatively, 30minutes of scenic flight through Domestic Airport of Kathmandu will lead us to Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Terkhe Dunga (1.550m):

About an hour and half drive through the wide road with looming Annapurna Massif at the backdrop will lead us to Nayapul whence the sensational trekking experience towards the Annapurna belt commences as we continue walking through Birethanti and cross Bhurungdi Khola to arrive at beautiful village of Terkhe Dhunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2.830m):

Lowering down the way, we will cross the river and escalate uphill to Ulleri. After a brief pause at Ulleri, we will continue walking through Banthanti and traverse the dense woods of rhododendron and oak for about 3 hours to arrive at Ghorepani located at 2.830m altitude. The breathtaking vision of the colossal mountains seen from Ghorepani will make the trekking rewarding.   

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2.630m):

Leaving Ghorepani early in the morning, we will continue walking for about an hour to arrive at Poon Hill which is the natural vantage point popular for its sunrise and sunset view. Enjoying the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Mountains, we will return back to Ghorepani once more from where we will continue our trekking through Deurali and Banthanti to make it to Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Gandruk (1.950m):

A gentle lowering through woods and terraced fields will lead us to Khummr Khola which when crossed will take us through woods of diverse floras to Gandruk located at 1.950m altitude height which is the large Gurung Village that allows scenic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli Mountains.

Day 08: Back to Pokhara (850m):

Lowering down from Gandruk, we will cross Modi River and clamber to yet another Gurung Village of Landruk from where we will descend to small village of Tolka prior to continuing uphill via woods to Bheri Kharka. From Bheri Kharka, the trail climbs the slope to make it to Deurali which then lowers down through Dhampus to Phedi. 2hours drive will eventually lead us back to Pokhara.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Pokhara:

The popularity of Pokhara is skyrocketing day per day as the land of extreme sports. Paragliding and ultraflight are most thrilling experiences that one can try while in Pokhara. A short tour of the enchanting city of Pokhara will begin after the lunch. You will be lead through Seti Gorge, Devi’s Fall also known as Patale Chhago, International Mountaineering Museum, Mahendra Cave and Phewa Lake. Boat riding in Phewa Lake will be an exciting experience. The splendid Barahi Temple exists to the middle of Phewa Lake that glorifies the beauty of Phewa Lake.

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu:

A pleasant 30minutes flight with close up views of snow capped mountains will wrap up at domestic airport in Kathmandu. You will then once more be transported to our hotel. If you wish, you can visit shops around the freak streets of Thamel to buy souvenirs for your near and dear ones back in your home. Later in the evening, farewell dinner will be served to commemorate the successful ‘Annapurna Adventure Trek.’

Day 11: Departure:

11th day marks the end of our trekking package. After having the sumptuous breakfast, you will be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport boarding a plane from where will take you to your next desired destination. We were happy to serve you and hope to see you soon in near future.



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