Annapurna Trek

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu,

You will arrive in Kathmandu and this will mark your first day of the trip. Our Airport representative will be there waiting for you to welcome you and provide you with further details of the program. Since you have no plans on the first day of your arrival, you may check into your hotel, get your bearings and enjoy the time.

 

Day 02 : Visit to Boudhanath Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath. Evening briefing about trek.

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) Duration: 25 min. around

Morning, we fly from Kathmandu along the Himalayan range to Pokhara. After a rest at the Lakeside of the famous Phewa lake we will visite full day in Pokhara.

 

Day 04: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1920m), Duration: 5 hours around

we go to a good 2 hours via the Khare Pass (1 700 m) to the valley of the Modi Khola to Nayapul to the starting point of our trek. Soon we are in the flower-filled village Birethanti (1,000 m). We cross the steel rope bridge over the rushing Modi Khola and walk on the western slope upriver to the village Syauli Bazaar . After the late lunch break we sometimes over many stone stairs steeply to our lodge in Ghandruk (about 2 012m). The large Gurung place is still considered the most beautiful village in the Modi Khola valley. Overnight

 

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2600m), Duration: 4 hours around

We hope for an atmospheric sunrise and a good view towards the Annapurna massif. After breakfast we take a walk through the extensive village. Ghandrung is because of its location with direct views of the Annapurna South, the Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare a popular place. Around noon, we set off to walk to Tadapani . Our path leads from the cultivated and terraced landscape into dense rain forest with many rhododendrons, orchids and ferns. From the lodges on the forest - clearing in Tadapani (2600m), weagain have a good view of the Annapurna massif. Overnight at Lodge

 

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3430m) Duration: 5 - 6 hours around

We leave the main path and head into the deep, almost untouched Rododendron mixed forest. A little over committed paths it goes slowly uphill. The forest thins to approximately 3100 m elevation and the path leading out into open grassland. For our lunch break, we are looking for a nice place with good views. Then it continues uphill through forest and over pastures to the pasture Dobato . Here you can shepherd down with their livestock in the summer. In Sumphul Danda (3,400 m) we reach a pass that gives us an uninterrupted view of the western mountains of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri mountains and the Annapurna massif to Machhapuchare in the east. After a short descent, it's another hour along the ridge (3 500 m) to our simple accommodation on the Bayeli Kharka (3430 m). This “Community Lodge " is managed jointly by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 07: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2980m) Duration: 4 hours around

In the morning we can enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri massif again. Today's trekking path leads us to a short descent along a mountain slope to the foothills of the nearly 8,000m high Bara Shikar . Finally we reach Kopra Danda 3 670 m. This opens up a breathtaking 360 degree view. Note: If it came to the travel time to snowfall, this path is not accessible. The alternative route first leads down to about 2 900 Kopra Ridge and then Kristibong back up to Kopra Danda. overnight at Lodge

 

Day 08: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3670m), Duration: 3 hours around

This day is intended as a reserve acclimatation. In the morning, we can once again enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri South, Tuckuche Peak, Barah Shikar and

Annapurna South at sunrise. Then we can take a hike along the Annapurna Group for about 2 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 09: Visit to the Kaire Lake from Khopra Ridge

This day is intended as a reserve and journey acclimation, In the morning, we can once again enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri South, Tuckuche Peak, Barah Shikar and

Annapurna South at sunrise. Then we can take a hike along the Annapurna Group for about 3 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 10: Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village (2200m) Duration: 5 hours around

Trek To Swanta A long descent through beautiful mixed forest (up to 18 m tall Rhododendron trees, Himalayan oak and pine) stands before us. After about 2.5 hours down, we reach a small river, which we continue to follow leisurely downhill Swanta (2200m). Overnight at Lodge

 

Day 11 : Swanta Village To Ghorapani (2870m) /Hike to Poon Hill (3200m).

Due to the deep canyon and a good suspension bridge we arrive at Chitre on the famous trekking route the famous Poon Hill trek. Again, we delve into the largest contiguous Rhododendron wild the world and continue to grow after Ghorapani (2850 m). In the afternoon or at sunset, we can go in 45 minutes on the lookout mountain Poon Hill (3200 m). From here we have again a nice overview of our trekking route. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 12: Ghorapani to Ulleri/Hille (2010m) Duration: 5 – 6 hours around

Even today, in the early morning sunrise is worth the climb to the popular look out mountain Poon Hill. The comprehensive view extends from Dhaulagiri peak in the west and Tukuche over the Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri , Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare , Annapurna IV and II and Lamjung Himal to the Manaslu massif in the

east. After breakfast at the lodge we descend, again partly on natural stone stairs, over Ulleri (approx. 2 050 m) and Tirkhedhunga down to Hille (1 520 m). Overnight at Lodge

 

Day 13 : Ulleri/Hille to Bhiretanti/Nayapul And Drive to Pokhara (820m)

Less steeply continue downhill to the beautiful village Bhiretanti (1025m) - time for lunch break. Shortly after we climb in Nayapul (1070m) our bus or Jeep to take us in a good 2 hours back to Pokhara . In the afternoon we will have time to stroll, even a canoe trip on the lake can make for peace stupa migrate with their great views over the lake to the mountain giants or just relax and let the impressions. Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 14 : Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu

In the afternoon we fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend the visit Thamel for shopping. Evening we take you for farewell dinner at best restaurant in Town. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 15 : Departure

Our driver and airport representative escort you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Khopra Ridge trek

The Khopra Danda trek (Khopra Ridge) is halfway between the Annapurna balcony and the Annapurna tower. This little-visited circuit has the advantage of being limited to an altitude of 3600m. It is full of beautiful natural sites. Rhododendron forests, a varied fauna including herds of Yaks and especially the sapphire waters of the sacred lake Khayer.

A magnificent path often in balcony which offers exceptional panoramas on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. You will go from village to village among the Gurungs where you will be welcomed in community lodges managed by the inhabitants.

You start your trip with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the edge of Lake Phewa. Then you drive to Nayapul. During this journey, beautiful landscapes are offered to you. Lush vegetation, pretty farms, fields of mustard and rice in bright colors contrasting with the blue of the sky.

Your steps then lead you to the Birethanti colony where you meet the local ethnic groups. You will share their way of life with ancestral traditions. You arrive at Ghandruk, from this village you have a fascinating view of the Machhapuchhre (6993m) and the Hiunchuli (6441m).

This trek on easy trails at a maximum altitude of 3600m is suitable for as many of you as possible. You will live an authentic and exceptional Himalayan adventure that will remain etched in your memories and may make you want to return to the country of the "roof of the world".

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Trip Info

trip code:
KRT
Destination:
Nepal
trip grade:
Facile
Max Elevation:
3670m
Total Duration:
15 Jours, Le prix 1250€
best time:
Mars- Mai et Sept.-Nov.
Group Size:
2+
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