The Annapurna and Rhododendron Trail

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10 Night/ 11 Days
Nepal
Nepal
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 40
Tour Details

Trek Highlights:

  • An easy trek ideal for a first and smooth experience of the Himalayas
  • The scenic beauty and the encounters of diverse ethnic groups
  • The magnificent rhododendrons flowers blooming during spring time
  • The unforgetable experience of organised camping with varied meals, helpful Nepali staff.

This short and easy trek is perfect for a first contact with Nepal. We will take you to a less-known part of the Annapurna region. This camping trek takes in terraced hillsides, picturesque villages and rhododendron forests, all with the constant backdrop of the magnificent Himalayas. Ideal for a family trip.

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport and transportation througout the tou
  • Entrances fees and transportation during the guided tour of Kathmandu and its valley
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast in comfortable 3* hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Permits and fees for national parks
  • Full board during trekking (6 days)
  • Trekking guide, sherpa, porters (1 for 2 people)
  • Insurance, transportation, full board for our staff
  • Flight Pokhara-Kathmandu

Price Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara and during transfers
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and the international ticket
  • Tipping (around 4-5 usd per day / per person)
  • Personal and mountain rescue insurance (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.
Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu (1300 m)

Arrival in Kathmandu, where you are welcomed by our staff outside the terminal and transfer to your hotel. Late afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour through the narrow lanes of the old city. Discover the colorful and bustling local bazars and Durbar square, the site of the ancient royal palace, full of temples and monuments.
overnight in hotel

Day 2Kathmandu (1300 m)

Guided tour of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath, one of the great Buddhist shrines of Nepal. Its stupa is the oldest and the largest of Nepal. You will enjoy the activity here where Tibetans, sherpas come to turn around this monument, reciting prayers and turning the prayer’s wheels.. Then, continue to Patan, the ancient royal capital also known as Lalitpur “city of fine arts ” and famous for its ancient Newari architecture. It is an open air museum full of palaces, pagodas, monasteries, temples and shrines ..
Overnight in hotel

Day 3Pokhara (6h) - Pame (900m 2hrs drive)

Drive to Pokhara by private car on a winding mountain road. Short transfer to Pame from where we start our trek. Our camp overlooks the Macchapuchare “fish tail”, the sacred mountain of Nepal.
Overnight in tent

Day 4Panchase (2000 m 6hrs walk)

We walk up the valley passing through villages surrounded by rice paddies and terraced fields. We cross Panchase crest. We are rewarded with magnificient views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhare.
Overnight in tent

Day 5Tilahar (1100 m 5hrs walk)

We follow Modi Khola River which originates in the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will cross a dense forest before descending to the village of Tilahar populated by Brahmins and Chetri,
Overnight in tent

Day 06Dobaato (2700 m 5 hrs walak)

We pass through several villages before reaching our camp where we enjoy superb views of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.
Overnight in tent

Day 7 Jaljala (2700 m 5hrs walk)

Today we climb gradually up to Jaljala with the view of Dhaulagiri mountains. Camp side in rhododendron forest.
Overnight in tent

Day 08Poon Hill / Ghorepani (2850 m 5hrs walk )

The trail continues through rhododendron forest up to Poon Hill (3100m), one of the best vantage points to admire a panoramic view of the western part of the Himalayas.
Overnight in tent

Day 09Birethanti (1000 m 6hrs walk)-Pokhara (900m)

We descend through various landscapes (forest, rice fields) until we reach Birethanti,, our last village on trek. We will transfer you to Pokhara by private vehicle. Free time to enjoy a stroll along the Fewa lake or start a bit of shopping
Overnight in hotel

Day 10Kathmandu

Drive to airport and flight to Kathmandu. You will get stunning views of the Annapurna range. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to wander or do your final souvenir shopping.
Overnight in hotel

Day 11Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport to catch your international flight.

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