- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 11 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- age requirement 10+ years old
- age_requirement 10+ years old
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- Enjoy trekking on a littleknown trail in the Annapurna region
- See stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Machapuchare and other mountains
- Walk through rhododendron forests and past quaint Magar & Gurung villages
- Travel to Khayer Lake. Soak up amazing views of the surrounding areas and mountains
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day of the trek. You will reach the famous Gurung village of Ghandruk the next day and continue the journey uphill via Tadapani, Dobato and Chistibung. Reach Khopra Ridge on the sixth day of the trip. Travel to Khayer Lake the day after that and lose yourself in the glistening turquoise waters of the lake before heading down to Pokhara via Swanta, Ulleri and Nayapul.
This trip comes to an end in Kathmandu, where you will reach on the final day of the tour. For more details please go through the itinerary below.
The whole trip was very well organized from start to finish and I had a fantastic guide in Suresh and a porter in Namraz. We took the local bus from Kathmandhu, an experience in itself, and then hiked for 6 days, reaching nearly 500 metres. The route was straightforward and beautiful all the way, especially at the end. We saw birds, monkeys, wild bee hives, and met very friendly people. I will never forget being in such a gorgeous place with such nice people.”
Day 1: Kathmandu – Pokhara (drive)
Day 2: Pokhara – Ghandruk (1,940 m)
Day 3: Ghandruk – Tadapani (2,630 m)
Day 4: Tadapani – Dobato (3,420 m)
Day 5: Dobato – Chistibung (3,026 m)
Day 6: Chistibung – Khopra Ridge (3,640 m)
Day 7: Khopra Ridge – Khayer Lake (4,660 m)
Day 8: Khopra Ridge – Swanta Village (2,214 m)
Day 9: Swanta – Ulleri (2,050 m)
Day 10: Ulleri – Nayapul (trek) and drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (drive)
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
- Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment(including one night stay in Pokhara
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara in tourist bus both way (optional flight with extra costs)
- Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide and/or Porter during the trip
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
- All the required permits and paperworks
- Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
- A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region
- KTM 1xBedroom/night+BB
- KTM 2xBedroom/night+BB
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu or in Pokhara after package ends)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
- Tips for guides and porters
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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?
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.