Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • tour_type Private tour
  • age requirement 10+ years old
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Best alternative to Annapurna Base Camp trek
  • Trek to the Khopra Ridge. Discover the beautiful Khair Lake
  • Take in the stunning views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Explore the beautiful Annapurna region
Join us on this 10-day, guided Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trek and explore one of the most scenic regions in Nepal. Hike through a newly discovered route that does not receive much footfall.

Your journey starts with a bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, one of Nepal's most popular tourist destinations. Drive to Syauli Bazaar from Pokhara and trek to Tadapani. Continue your journey to Khopra Ridge and enjoy a day hike to Khair Lake (4,500m). Then follow the trail to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Enjoy a majestic sunrise from Poon Hill before continuing back to Pokhara. Take the bus back to Kathmandu, where this trip comes to an end.

This trek is also known by the name of Khair Lake trek. Being part of this journey will allow you to bypass some of the most crowded trails in the Annapurna region for most of the trek. However, you will not miss out completely on the highlights either, since the itinerary also includes Ghorepani and Poon Hill, two of the most famous destinations in the region.

The mountains that you will see during this trip include Annapurna South, Hiunchuli , Machhapuchhare and Dhaulagiri, among others. You will travel through villages mostly inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups during this trek and get the chance to experience their traditional lifestyle and culture.
5 - Excellent
Based on 65 reviews
Nazif's review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
5 - Excellent
  • Nazif
  • From India
  • On Apr 18 2019
“Mera Peak climb offers the best view of the Mt Everest and other mountains around. Till Khare, the trek moves along the valleys. After Base Camp, mountaineering boots and crampons are must. Though it is quite hard from there on, the scene of huge mountains around will refresh anyone. On good days, we can see even Kanchenjunga on the distance.
Basic climbing training is done at Khare Camp.”
Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. responded to this review on : “Hello and Namaste!!!

Thank you for sharing about your experience with us here on Bookmundi .We really appreciates you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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Isabel's review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
5 - Excellent
  • Isabel
  • On Jan 08 2019
“These treks at such high altitude can be very demanding, sometimes it does not matter if you re in really good physical shape or not because the lack of oxygen can become a serious problem to anyone... So, it is very important to have a guide who understands your limitations and can give you some tips, as well as an oxygen bottle! Chris Chhetri was and is a fabulous guide, very thoughtful and patient with us and I will recommend him to anyone who wishes do visit Nepal and Tibet.”
Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. responded to this review on : “Namaste!!

First of all, Congratulation to you on your successful trip to Nepal and Tibet. We are overwhelmed by your wonderful review and grateful for recommending us.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Nepal Climbing Adventure Team”
Richard's review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
5 - Excellent
  • Richard
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 18 2020
“An amazing part of the world. You wont be disappointed if you are well prepared and organised.”
Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. responded to this review on : “Namaste from NCA Team!!!

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  • Day 1: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Drive to Syauli Bazaar from Pokhara & trek to Tadapani
  • Day 3: Tadapani – Dobato
  • Day 4: Trek to Upper Chistibung
  • Day 5: Chistibung – Khopra Ridge
  • Day 6: Day hike to Khair Lake
  • Day 7: Trek to Swanta village
  • Day 8: Trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 9: Climb Poon Hill, trek to Hile & drive to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts
  • Airport pickup and drop off. Ground transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus. Pokhara - Syauli Bazaar and Hile - Pokhara by a shared jeep/bus
  • Accommodation: 2 night's tourist standard hotel in Pokhara. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees
  • A first aid medical kit & an oximeter
  • A sleeping bag, down jacket & a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Nepal visa charges
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
  • Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary. Bar and beverage bills
  • Additional nights in Kathmandu hotels (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
  • Porter (you can hire one when booking this trip if you want to)
  • Tips to your guide and porter
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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