Annapurna Himalayan Trek

Annapurna Himalayan Trek

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Annapurna Himalayan Trek

10 Days Starting and ending in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tikhedhungga, Ghode Pani, Poon Hill Sunrise Viewpoint, Ghandruk

Tour operator:

Ace the Himalaya

Tour code:

ATH3226

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 15

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

10-75

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, Wildlife Tours

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Tour Overview

The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Throughout the Annapurna himalayan trek, every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking to the view point at Poon Hill offers you unobstructed mountain views.

Annapurna Himalayan is an easy trek where you can view the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic groups, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Excellent sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
  • Walking through colourful rhododendron forests
  • Magnificent views of the mighty Annapurnas

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Kathmandu (1,400 M)
Location: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing In The Kathmandu Valley
Location: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.

Day 3 : Drive To Pokhara (900 M) In A Tourist Bus - 7 Hours
Location: Pokhara
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.

Day 4 : Drive To Nayapul (1,010 M) And Trek To Tikhedunga (1,570 M) - 4 Hours
Location: Tikhedhungga
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495 m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

Day 5 : Trek To Ghorepani (2,840 M) - 5 Hours
Location: Ghode Pani
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).

Day 6 : Hike Up To Poon Hill (3,210 M) And Trek To Tadapani (2,610 M) - 7 Hours
Location: Poon Hill Sunrise Viewpoint
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.

Day 7 : Trek To Ghandruk (1,940 M) - 4 Hours
Location: Ghandruk
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it is within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit Annapurna Conservation Office and museums and explore the village.

Day 8 : Trek To Nayapul (1,010 M) And Drive To Pokhara - 5 Hours
Location: Pokhara
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some stroll around the lake side.

Day 9 : Drive Back To Kathmandu (1,400 M) - 7 Hours
Location: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

In the evening, we host a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

Day 10 : Transfer To The International Airport For Your Final Departure
Location: Kathmandu
Meals Included: Breakfast

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights only) and Pokhara (2 nights only) and guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory-style rooms (4 nights only)

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    2 airport transfers during arrival and departure

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees during the guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Fully Guided

    Authorised city guides during sightseeing and licensed trek guides during the trekking

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast during the hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Meals – Full Board

    All three meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking days only

  • TIMS permit for trekking and ACAP permit to enter Annapurna Conservation Area

  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)

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What's Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation

  • International airfare and airport departure tax

  • Country Entry Visas

    You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency.

    Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively.

    Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

    )

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Personal trekking equipment

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)

  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Reviews of this Operator

Roswitha Camaro (Google Reviewer)  

Despite the last minute booking,...

16-Nov-2023

Despite the last minute booking, everything went smoothly from start to end. A friend did the EBC trekk recently (October 2023) and Ace came highly recommended. We finally chose the luxury trip to elevate our experience. (Best decision! 😬) Starting from the website, everything is well explained in great detail, leaving me little room for redundant questions. I’ve been previously asking another operator, but information is too general & vague, raising so many unanswered questions. Booking procedures were also straightforward, with a few questions here and there being nicely accommodated by Ace. All services promised were delivered, from pick up, hotel transfers etc. We’re also delighted with the hotel chosen, loved Ramada’s breakfast, rooms were clean & spacious bathrooms. Came the actual trek, our guide Madan & porter Jit, also came highly recommended by a friend. Great recommendation, indeed! Madan’s leadership on this trek has delivered us a fun, relaxing, yet safe and secure experience! His extensive experience & knowledge on Himalayan treks made us feel always at ease that we’re in good hands. Always briefing us on details about what’s coming during the trek, food & drinks suggestion, constantly being attentive to our needs. When my husband started showing high altitude symptoms, Madan had always give the right suggestions on what to take or do, giving us the assurance that we can make this trek. Jit our porter also displayed a well behaved professional manner, our belongins are always ontime & safely landed in the next guesthouse. And if we need to get some stuff in the middle of the trek, he would be happily waited for us and let us unpack to take what we need. Thank you, Madan & Jit! Briefings were always done by Prem himself, showing us a great deal of responsibility & sense of belonging to the business and customer’s satisfaction. What I appreciated even more, there was even a post-trek evaluation meeting, ending it eith a nice farewell dinner. I think it’s trully a nice touch to make our whole experience wonderful, like I said from start to end. Thank you Ace, Prem, Madan & Jit, for taking care of us, for giving us such sweet memories. I will definitely recommend you guys to everyone!

Antonia R (Google Reviewer)  

I trekked with ACE to...

21-Jan-2024

I trekked with ACE to Everest Basecamp in October/November 2023 and it was definitely worth it! Spectacular views and a once in a lifetime experience. A big credit and thanks for the amazing familiar atmosphere and the experience on the trek itself has to be given to our three expert guides and the porters. Pasang as lead guide handled all of our problems in a nice and calm way, with great humor, and professionalism. Our assistant guides Sauman with his bright personality, and Birkaji are equally great and the trio complimented each other well. Our porters were also amazing, especially Lhakpa, Gopal and Hira! Overall, it really felt like everyone at ACE made sure that we got the best experience and had an incredible time on this stunning trek. I will definitely trek with ACE again next time!

Juli Johnson (Google Reviewer)  

Wow! What a beautiful adventure...

26-Jan-2024

Wow! What a beautiful adventure with our guide, Madan, as we trekked to Annapurna Base Camp. Madan was so friendly and accommodating and we were so lucky to have him as our guide. Because it was only our small group of 4, he let us push further than usual each day to give us more time at Base Camp. Madan not only paved our path, but made sure that we were comfortable every step of the way. His kindness even extended beyond his duties on his day off when I ended up in the hospital in Kathmandu and he stayed with me there all day. Ace the Himalayas (more specifically, Sajiya) checked on me each day, which just goes to show the added love of this company. When we return, we will 100% choose Ace the Himalayas again! And, next time, we hope that Madan will take us to his favorites!

Jarrod Lopiccolo (Google Reviewer)  

This was a trip of...

25-Nov-2023

This was a trip of a lifetime. Milan was the best guide one could ask for. When I met Milan, I knew that I was in good hands. If you are thinking of ever hiking the Himalaya's I higher encourage you to book with Ace the Himalaya's and ask for Milan. Thanks again!

Caitlin Leuschner (Google Reviewer)  

I had the privilege of...

24-Oct-2023

I had the privilege of embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with Ace the Himalaya, and I can confidently say that this tour company exceeded all my expectations. From the incredible scenary of the Himalaya Mountain Range to the exceptional performance of our guides; Ramhari, Soman, Kumar, Assistant Guide Hari and the dedicated porters Girija, Jaya, Shere, and Mukul, the entire journey was filled with unforgettable moments. The value for the money is outstanding. It's worth paying a bit more for the quality of care and service you receive. In situations where safety can be an issue, trust in your guides is paramount, and this team excelled in this regard. The company's customer service iss exemplary, with quick and genuine responses to our inquiries and concerns. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Ace the Himalaya to fellow trekkers in Nepal. Their level of expertise, care, and trustworthiness is unrivaled, and I'm already planning my next trip with them. I wholeheartedly rate them 5 out of 5 stars. In summary, my journey with Ace the Himalaya was exceptional, thanks to their knowledgeable guides, responsive customer service, and unwavering commitment to safety.

Michael “MT89” Tetley (Google Reviewer)  

EBC trip successfully complete. An...

28-Dec-2023

EBC trip successfully complete. An amazing achievement, made possibe by Ace the Himalayas, bravo. Incredibly big shout out to the amazing guide, Nimesh, and the two porters, Birkaji and Gopal. Nimesh was a breath of fresh air from start to finish, very knowledgeable and was more than willing at any time to answer questions, impart his knowledge and cater for our needs on the trek. His English was great and his personality and passion for his job was admirable. Birkaji and Gopal were our wonderful porters, who carried the majority of our belongings from stop to stop, but their work didn’t stop there, they waited on us three times a day, dropped our bags in our rooms and provided a responsive service always with a smile. Birkaji even supported us on the acclimatisation hikes and EBC hike. Really nice guys. Top work. The trek itself is truly mesmerising, the landscape is constantly changing as you ascend to EBC. The acclimatisation days are well structured and allow time for your body to adjust whilst enjoying what the wonderful route has to offer. I would fully recommend this to anyone that is after a refreshing challenge, the sense of accomplishment after each day created for a magical and memorable journey from starting at Kathmandu and touching back down from Lukla to Kathmandu 12 days later. Prepare for it to be cold in a morning and on an evening, but the warmth you get from the day sunshine during December creates for great walking conditions. The accommodation at the different stops was above our expectations considering the nature of the experience, and the food was ample and quality, perfect to ensure you’re fuelled up for the hikes ahead. Put a request in for Nimesh, Birkaji and Gopal, you won’t be disappointed.

James Y (Google Reviewer)  

I did the three pass...

30-Oct-2023

I did the three pass trek in the counter clockwise direction. All the food I had was very good and there was a lot of different options to choose from. Almost all accommodations were good apart from one, but I’m satisfied considering the remote locations. My guide, Gopal, was very accommodating and fulfilled my every request. He helped arrange my horse and also offered to carry my day bag in difficult parts of the trek. Overall I had a great experience with Ace the Himalaya and would use them again for future treks in Nepal.

Adam Smith (Google Reviewer)  

Having returned a week ago...

05-Dec-2023

Having returned a week ago from the Annapurna Base Camp trek organised by Ace and Unforgettable Adventures, I find myself still immersed in the profound impact of this awesome journey. Unlike my usual routine of immediately diving back into the daily grind after a holiday, this experience has left a lasting impression that continues to resonate deeply within me. I must extend my heartfelt thanks to our phenomenal guides, Sushanta and Saga. Their expertise, kindness, and respect were evident throughout the trek. They consistently prioritized our care, ensuring that every aspect of the trip was smooth and enjoyable. Their informative guidance not only helped our understanding of the stunning landscapes but also deepened our appreciation for the local culture and environment. The accommodation along the trek was awesome, always waking up to some incredible views. The food was another highlight - delicious, hearty, and always accommodating our dietary needs and preferences. This trek was more than just a holiday, it was a transformative experience. Nepal has now a special place in my heart, thanks to the unforgettable memories and the beauty of the Annapurnas. A big thank you to the team at Ace, Unforgettable Adventures, and especially to Sushanta and Saga, for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. The exceptional service on the trek have inspired us so much that we've already started planning another trek with you for 2024! For anyone considering a trek in Nepal, I wholeheartedly recommend Ace and Unforgettable Adventures. They truly live up to their name, providing an experience that is nothing short of unforgettable. Have highly recommended to my family and friends to book with you guys! Cheers! Smidy

Jean Fleming (Google Reviewer)  

What an amazing experience made...

05-Nov-2023

What an amazing experience made even better by Ace the Himalaya. Their organisation, their guide (Chris) and their porters (Samir, Dambar, Rinji and Chhabi) really did take all the stress out of the trek. Highly recommend! Chris was a very experienced guide, very knowledgable, great story teller and funny! He also was very caring and attentive when our daughter was ill. Request him as your guide you won’t regret it!

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