The trail traversed on this trip pioneers new routes away from the busy teahouse trails and offers some of the best walking in the Annapurnas. It includes the Pokhara Valley with its panoramic views of MachhapuchharMount Dhaulagirie (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna massif, picturesque Gurung villages of the hills and the rhododendron forested ridge lines that provide stunning vantage points for views of the highest peaks. The views from Kopra Ridge are spectacular, taking you close to the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with the unique view of the deepest gorge in the world (7000m) and the opportunity to visit the sacred lake of Khaire high up near the base of Annapurna. We travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus, a 200km journey that takes us about 7 hrs. There will be a number of stops on the way with ample time to take photographs etc. A lunch stop is made along the way and a packed lunch will be provided.The Annapurna/Dhaulagiri Trek will appeal to those trekkers who wish to experience the diversity of Nepal with the varied village life of diverse ethnic groups, walking through lush forests and the beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We achieve these highlights while staying predominantly at low altitudes where the temperature.
The trek pace is relaxed to ensure that the trek is comfortably achievable by trekkers of average fitness for their age, but as you would expect, there are some steep uphill sections and narrow tracks. The optional day's trek to Lake Kaire is a long and strenuous one with the possibility of having to cross over frozen mountain rivers. Those who take this side trip, however, have found it to be most rewarding both for its views and spirituality.
Starting Point: Dhampus
Ending Point: Nayapul
Duration: 19 days
Maximum Altitude; 4500m
Lodging: Tea Houses/Lodge
Difficulty Level: Considerably difficult
Hightlights: One of the most popular treks in the entire world, Magnificent views of Annapurnas, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, & many more Mountain peaks
# 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Bed & Breakfast
# Private transportation including airport pickup/drop
# Tea house lodge trek on full board. TIMS Permit & Annapurna Conservation fee
# Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
# Staff salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging,
# All necessary paper works
# Travel and rescue arrangements, All taxes.
# Nepal visa fee [ 1 passport size photograph ]
#International airfare to and from Kathmandu
#Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from
mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
#Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
# Travel and rescue insurance, personal expenses & equipment
# phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater
# Optional trips and sightseeing if extended, entrance fee of city sightseeing. any cost of Kathmandu and Pokhara except accommodation on BB plan as per mentioned itinerary,
#Tips for guides and porters.
Day 1 Arrival & transfer to hotel [ 1336m]
Day 2 Day in Kathmandu. (Prepare for Trekking)
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara [ 850m]
Day 4 Trek Dhampus [1900m]
Day 5 Trek Langdrung [ 1900m]
Day 6 Trek Gangdrung, [ 2050m]
Day 7 Trek to Tadapani [2650m]
Day 8 Trek to Dobato [3420m]
Day 9 Trek to Chistibun [ 3150m]
Day 10 Trek to Kopra Bridge [3880m]
Day 11 Rest day at Kopra Bridge with walk to Khayer Lake [4500m]
Day 12 trek to Saultha/Chitre [ 2400m]
Day 13 Trek to Pul Bar [ 2570m]
Day 14 Trek to Lespar [ 2000m]
Day 15 Trek Naya Pul [ 1100m ]
Day 16 Drive to Pokhara , lunch at Pokhara, afternoon free [ 915m]
Day 17 Day of leisure at Pokhara
Day 18 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 19 Trip concludes in Kathmandu.