Best of Annapurna Trek

Trip Facts

Elevation:

4130m

 

Trip Dates:

4 - 23 October 2015, 21 October - 9 November 2015, 3 - 22 November 2015

 

Trip Price:

$2,500 + GST AUD per person

 

Trip Start:

Pokhara

 

Trip End:

Pokhara

 

Trip Route:

Circuit of Annapurna base camp, Kopra Ridge and Pun Hill

The Annapurna region is Nepal’s original trekkers playground. This trek journeys through the best parts of the Annapurna range with stunning views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountains. We will follow old foot trails used by hardy Gurung and Magar hill tribes who live here in the temperate forests amongst rhododendron trees, farming on steep terraces growing staples of maize and millet!

 

From Pokhara we'll trek first towards Annapurna base camp in the heart of the Annapurna sanctuary to enjoy an arena view of the 4 Annapurnas (I, 8091m 10th highest mountain and II-IV) and other peaks all above 7000m. We will then return to Chimrong, and from here head west through alpine forests to Kopra ridge. The camp on Kopra hill offers exceptional panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range including a fearsome close view of Dhaulagiri (8167m, 7th highest mountain) with a steep face that plunges into the Kali Gandakhi river creating the deepest gorge in the world. A day hike north east of camp will bring us to Khayer lake (~4000m), a sacred lake worshipped by locals during the Badau Purnima festival. Our trail finally winds down to Ghorepani for sunrise views of the Annapurna range from Pun hill, before we trek back towards Pokhara.

 

TECHNICAL GRADING

This is a trek only and it requires no prior trekking experience. Good fitness is required, as most days will involve 2-6 hr of trekking carrying a 5kg daypack. The trail is non-technical but will reach a maximum altitude of 4130m.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna range including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri

  • Traditional culture of Gurung and Magar hill people

  • Annapurna sanctuary

  • Kopra ridge camp

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Itinerary

Arrive Kathmandu

Fly to Pokhara, drive to Kande and trek to Pothana

Trek to Landruk

Trek to Chimrong

Trek to Bamboo

Trek to Dovan

Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Trek to Himalaya Hotel

Trek to Chimrong

Trek to Tadapani

Trek to Bailey Kharka

Trek to Khopra danda

Side trip to Annpurna South’s Holy Lake

Trek to Sontha

Trek to Ghorepani

Trek to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara

Fly Back to Kathmandu

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Depart Kathmandu

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