• Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Price from $647 / person
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3210 Meters

Annapurna Foothills Trek - One of the finest and relaxing trek in the Annapurna region! 

Annapurna Foothills trek is a low level walk in the Annapurna in north central part of Nepal. Gentler but no less invigorating, this is a trek in the foothills of the Annapurna range in Nepal. It doesn’t miss out a thing and the views are just jaw-dropping. With the highest part of this trek only reaching 3210m (at Poon Hill) and some of finest mountain views (particularly between Tadapani and Ghorepani), this is a fantastic trek for those who do not want to walk for more than a week, have limited time and also want to avoid the major high altitude areas of the Annapurna range.

This ten day trek offers benefit of less frequented paths, without missing out on the sights. It is ideal for those with limited time, or who seek a gentle introduction to the scenic and cultural beauty of the Nepal Himalaya. Our route travels west from Pokhara out across the Panchase Lekh to the Modi Khola Valley, before turning north for the long but gradual climb through rhododendron groves to the village of Ghorapani and its magnificent panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We then backtrack across the high ridges of the Deorali Pass (10,000ft) to Ghandruk with its slate-roofed houses and fertile terraced fields. From Ghandruk the trail descends steeply to the Modi Khola, before climbing to a final, superbly situated campsite known as Austrian Camp, directly facing the peaks of the Annapurna Himal.


Annapurna Foothills Trek is best trip among the none-too-fit trekkers in their 60s and 70s and those who love the soft walking holidays relaxing though the charming villages, terraced farm lands, lush green and rhododendron forests, and breath taking Mountain View almost every day with easy access. Early morning excursion to famous Poon Hill to observe the spectacular sun rise over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and many other snowy peaks is awesome experience. When the sun touches Himalayan giants in the early morning you will just say "wow". The route in Annapurna Foothills Tour includes Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, famous Gurung village of Landruk, Ghandruk, Ghorepani then descend down through Ulleri, Tikhedhunga and finally Nayapul to end the trip.

Itinerary

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This itinerary is just a sample and guideline itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be customize based on your interest and the trip cost will be based on group size, season and and mode of accommodation and transport using for the tour. If you have any questions; please contact by calling by dropping a line or call us +977 - 9851042153 and a consultant will start creating your perfect. 

We fly to Pokhara this morning take a drive (about an hour's drive). From there an hour of ascending trek will take you to the summit of the ridge to the north, with great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Macchepuchare ahead of you. A pleasant contouring trail brings you shortly to the 'Australian Camp', with several lodges (good spot for a late lunch). From there it's a very gentle half-hour to reach Pothana, where there are 5-6 lodges. The further ones offer great views. If you are feeling fit, you can push onwards for a pleasant hour or so to reach Bichok Deorali. Overnight at Deurali

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • 1890m
  • Pothana

A most delightful walk, mainly contouring along the side of the Modi Khola valley. There are numerous tea houses along the way for re-hydration. Initially a gentile steep up and pleasant walk to Deurali then descent through woodland brings you to the lodges at Bheri Kharka, and then the rest of the day is a very enjoyable stroll through rural Nepal, with great views ahead, and lots of interest along the trail. There are numerous good lodges at LandrunK - a pleasant end to a short, pleasant day. Overnight at Landruk.

A short day, but a vicious descent (on a good trail) down to the valley of the Modi Khola, after an all-too-brief stroll along the riverside path a steady 700 metre climb will bring you to Ghandruk. You will almost certainly reach Ghandruk in time for lunch, but it is well worth spending the afternoon exploring the very pleasant village. Overnight at Ghandruk. 

Mainly gentle uphill walking through delightful rhododendron woods will get you to Tadapani in time for lunch. From there a relatively steep descent, and a not very long ascent, brings you to the Travellers Sanctuary lodge (look out for Langur monkeys on the cliff above the lodge). Half an hour of delightful level trail brings you to Banthanti. The three lodges there are fairly basic (particularly compared with the pseudo-western hotels of Ghandruk and Ghorepani), but are managed by delightful Nepali people. Overnight at Banthanti.

Gently uphill, again through delightful woodland - almost park-like at times, with a stream for company, brings you to Deorali (another one - it's the Nepali for a pass or col). If you have time, and visibility is good, you could climb to the observation tower on the hill above, but alternatively push on for half an hour on the trail to Ghorepani to reach the ridge which will give you superb views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Lots of photo-opportunities of snow-clad mountains framed by rhododendrons - there's no need to rush, drink it all in! From there it's downhill to Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghorepani

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m, 10528ft.) for sunrise if that's your sort of thing ! The view is no better than yesterday's from the ridge above Deorali, and if you want to share the hill with a thousand others, then fair enough! Return to Ghorepani for breakfast (along with the more leisurely trekkers who chose not to have risen at 5 a.m.) From here it's downhill all the way, to Ullieri (for lunch), and then the 3300 stone steps down to Tirkedungha (better than ascending them!). Overnight at Hile. 

We trek to Nayapul after hot breakfast at Hile, Our private vehicle will be waiting for us to drive to Pokhara. Rest and relax in Pokhara. Trip ends with Wilderness Excursion. 

Customized Trip

What's Included

  • One government registered and well experienced local trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide if the group size exceeds more than 6 pax.
  • One sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack.
  • 1 Night sharing twin bed room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast basis.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by domestic flight.
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist coach.
  • Sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals except breakfast in Pokhara. 
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver. 

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
June 06, 2020 June 12, 2020 Available US$647

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