Short Annapurna Trekking

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Annapurna Encounter welcomes you to enjoy on this all short trip to Short Annapurna Trekking for glorious view of Annapurna Panorama from Mid Hills of Gandruk and Potana, one of the most picturesque trekking area in the Himalaya, this is an introduction to Nepal Himalaya for all types of travelers, from family, school / collage and corporate group of people.

Short Annapurna Trekking offers tremendous scenery of its varied dramatic landscapes with high snow capped mountains, visiting interesting charming traditional villages of Bhirethati, Gandruk, Landruk with Potana on the famous legendary homes of the Gorkha, enlisted in British, Indian army for their bravery and loyalty, starting from semi tropic climate of rice fields to alpine country with never a dull moment as this journey offers everyday views of snow capped peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu Himalaya and then on the off beaten trail to Kande via Australian Camp with super panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Mt. Machapuchere “The Fish Tail”, trekking through serene woodlands of rhododendron, oaks, firs and many species of firs trees including many types of vegetation enrich with flora and fauna, trekking towards the main popular area of Gandruk and Landruk villages past these beautiful villages and towards Pokhara valley with scenic Himalayan range of mountains and then concluding this awesome trip at famous tourist spot in Pokhara with its pristine lake Phewa and Annapurna range of mountains towards North.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Tea-House / Lodge
  • Total Trip : 7/8 days
  • Higest Point : 2, 150 meters at Deurali Hill
  • Trip Grade : Moderate with high hills
  • Season : All Season except July & August (wet season)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul via Pokhara - 07 hrs and walk to Bhirethati 1,100 m.
Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750 m -05 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Tolka 1, 630 m - 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kande via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs journey.
Day 08: Transfer to airport for international departure.

In Pokhara optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding-Zip Flyer- Rafting at Seti - Kaligandaki - Trisuli River-Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our guide will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and trekking to Annapurna and more.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning our city guide will meet and take you on sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure preparation for the trip to Annapurna.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul via Pokhara walk to Bhirethati 1,100 m - 07 hrs.
Morning after having breakfast, drive to Pokhara on the interesting busy main Nepal highway through number of farm villages and towns with scenic landscapes and of snow capped mountains along the drive and finally reaching at famous tourist place at Pokhara the gateway to many trekking destination around Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to Mustang area. From here journey continues with views of Annapurna and Machapuchhere peaks this additional drive of 2 hours from the suburb of Pokhara valley leading at Nayapul to start this wonderful walk, at first trek leads by the river Modi to Bhirethati village for overnight stop located by the river Modi, with time in the afternoon for leisure walk to explore this nice village.

Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750 m -05 hours.
After a nice stop at Bhirethati village walk leads to follow Modi river upstream for a while on the pleasant path passing many farm villages and patch of forest to reach at Syali village, from here a big climb on the stone paved staircase following the farm lands and small villages, coming at upper Kimche village from here a gradual walk with nice views of surrounding hills, rivers and snow capped peaks, after a good walk, starting with a climb again on the stone steps to Gandruk large Gurung village for overnight stop. Afternoon after lunch visit the traditional village and its small museum with Gurung ancient treasure of handicrafts, farm tools and costumes.

Day 05: Trek to Tolka 1, 630 m - 05 hrs.
After a refreshing time at Gandruk morning starts with long downhill on nicely paved stone steps to Modi River with wild honey bees hives on rock cliff hanging by the river side, on reaching a small village by the river, from here crossing the river Modi with a climb for an hour on the winding path in this warmer area with paddy terraces and patch of forest, where monkeys can be seen sometime around this area, after a nice walk with ups reaching a large village at Landruk with a break here, walk continues on the gentle trail overlooking nice views of terraces landscapes and of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, then a climb of 45 mins to Tolka village for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli

Day 06: Trek to Kande 1,460 m via Australian Camp drive to Pokhara.
Today the last leg of this trekking journey, morning walk leads along the gentle trail with the fabulous views and then heading an hour up to Deurali top, the highest point of this trip at 2,150 meters with few lodges and views of Pokhara valley, Gandruk village with Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range. From here a gentle downhill walk brings to a beautiful overnight stop at Pothana with awesome scenery including stunning views of towering Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail”. From here downhill for a while and then a last climb of 40 minutes through woodlands and reaching at Thulo- kharka also known as Australian Camp offering tremendous panorama scenery of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains, after a wonderful moment the last walk with an hour downhill to Kande village on the roadside of Beni / Pokhara Highway, here taking jeep or a bus drive all the way to Pokhara a drive of one hour concluding this wonderful trip on the famous tourist spot at Pokhara by the lake Phewa.

Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
After a wonderful time in the high mountains and hills, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after 5-6 hours of nice interesting drive, transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.

(Optional flight back to Kathmandu of 35 minutes with great views)

Day 08: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

Overwhelming panorama of Annapurna with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountains
on the least visited route, enchanting pristine forest of rhododendrons trees
stunning scenery of surrounding landscapes with snow capped peaks
visiting cultural, traditional villages with rich old custom and religions