This special Getaway trek involves 8 days of hiking and camping along, little visited areas of the Annapurna foothills. Our journey begins with a drive to Birethanti on the Pokhara-Baglung road. As we begin our trek, we will marvel at the maze of terraces, carved into the hillsides, that make up most of rural Nepal. Our trail winds through forested slopes, interspersed with cultivated terraces, with magnificent views of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) and the entire Annapurnas. Once we climb higher, we pass by the typical slate-roofed villages, on hill-slopes overlooking the mighty Kali Gandaki valley. The giant Dhaulagiri Himal dominate the skyline. Now our trail winds though a magical forest of giant rhododendron and oak trees - far away from the crowded backpacker's 'apple pie' trail. As a fitting finale to this trek we will make a dawn ascent of Poon Hill to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain-scape 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. In the end our trail drops down into the Kali Gandaki river valley near the town of Baglung. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. During October-November and March-May this trek hooks up with a 3-day white water raft trip down the Kali Gandaki river - perhaps one of finest white water trips in the Himalaya. For more information on this raft trip see Nepal River Raft Trips (or write to us).
Easy to moderate trekking and camping between 900m (3000ft) to 2,800m (9,200ft) with day hiking to 3,200m (10,500ft). Fully supported trek with all meals and equipment led by experienced local guide. All equipment and luggage will be carried by porters. Clients carry day pack only and walk at an easy pace.
Day 1: Drive Pokhara-Nayapul. Trek to Puran Gaon.
Day 2: Trek to Lespar.
Day 3: Trek to Nagi.
Day 4: Trek to Phool Bari.
Day 5: Visit Poon Hill. Trek to Dharapani.
Day 6: Trek to Near Baglung.
Day 7: Trek to Nayapul bridge. End trek.
Drive back to Pokhara (or Begin Kali Gandaki River trip).