This week-long Annapurna Villages trek to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal including accommodation in comfortable family run trekkers' lodges along the way. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabitated by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountainscape on Earth. As the sun touches the snowcapped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,788ft.) and Annapurna (8,091m/26,538ft.) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
Easy to moderate trekking from 900m (3,000ft) to 2,975m (9,760ft) at an easy pace. Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts in Pokhara and includes all meals, roadhead transports, services of experienced trek guide and porter to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
GROUP DEPARTURES (Ex Kathmandu)
Saturdays: January-May & October-December, 2013 & 2014.
Private treks are available on request.
|ITINERARY for Annapurna Villages Trek|
|Day 1:|| Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara to Phedi.
Start trek to Dhampus. Lodge.
|Day 2:||Trek to Landruk. Lodge.|
|Day 3:||Trek to Gandruk. Lodge.|
|Day 4:||Trek to Banthanti. Lodge.|
|Day 5:||Trek to Gorepani. Lodge.|
|Day 6:|| Early morning climb to Poon Hill for sunrise views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
After breakfast trek to Tirkedunga. Lodge.
|Day 7:||Trek to Birethanti. Drive to Pokhara. End of trek.|