Short Annapurna Trek

Duration: 08 days | Grade: Easy
Altitude: 2,775m.

"An easy and family Annapurna short trek which takes you up to an elevation of 2775 meter at Ghorepani can also be combined as an extension trip to cultural tours of Kathmandu & Pokhara. The annapurna short trek can be done throughout the year except during monsoon [July & August]. "

 

The Ghorepani trek (also known as the "Ghorepani / Poon Hill" trek) is one of Nepal’s most classic short treks. In a short amount of time, you pass through beautiful local villages, rhododendron forest, and, of course, get access to panoramic views of Nepal’s most famous peaks from Poon Hill - Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South.Generally, this is a relatively easy trek compared to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal. On day 3/4, however, expect a steep climb up the stone staircase (3381 steps in total), from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani - 1387m of altitude gain in a single day is not to be take lightly. Your trekking duration each day will largely depend on your fitness and how much you like to stop to enjoy the views. Above, we've suggested the average pace that most trekkers prefer.

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 08 days
  • Max Altitude: 2,775m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Easy
  • Season: Jan - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Scenic flight to Pokhara, Explore Natural beauties and palaces in the Kathmandu valley. Very easy and short trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful village of Ghandurk and Gurung’s unique culture.

Short Annapurna Trekking Itinerary

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  • Date & Price
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Day 01. Arrive Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02. Fly to Pokhara & Trek to Birethanti 1075m
Day 03. Trek to Ghandruk 1940m
Day 04. Trek to Tadapani 2540m
Day 05. Trek to Ghorepani 2775m
Day 06. Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara 860m
Day 07. Fly to Kathmandu 1350m
Day 08. Final Departure

 

NOTE: On Short Annapurna Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight fare
  • Teahouse / Lodge accommodation during trek
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP permit, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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