Travel to Nepal and go walking in the breathtaking Annapurnas

Travel to Nepal and hike through the Annapurnas, one of the most naturally beautiful and remote regions on the planet, on this Active adventure. Through rocky terrain, lush forests and fields of wildflowers, and under the shadow of snowy peaks, spend each day walking through the wonder of nature. Stop and rest at rural villages inhabited by locals who lead a simple, traditional life. Reach a prime vantage point which offers panoramic views of the awesome Annapurna region - a true highlight of an unforgettable journey.

Start
Pokhara, Nepal
Finish
Pokhara, Nepal
Countries
Nepal
Themes
Short Breaks, Walking & Trekking
Code
HNAA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
81kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • - Pokhara must be the most relaxed place in Nepal.
  • - Watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayan massif from Sarangkot
  • - Enjoy a short hike in the Annapurna's, walking through local villages, this is a great introduction to trekking in Nepal. 

Itinerary

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.
Meet your trek leader at the Pokhara office at 9.00AM ready to embark on a scenic drive to the outlying village of Kalikasthan. Enter a world of friendly villagers, terraced fields, alpine meadows and rhododendron forest set before a back-drop of snow-clad peaks. Begin with a walk down to the Modi river (2hrs approx). Along the way pass through delightful little villages and enjoy mesmerizing vistas of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II mountains.

Cross over a long suspension bridge in the Modi Valley, pass through a densely shaded Sal forest, and ascend steeply to the village of Chachowk. Continue on to the village of Yangjakot where we spend the night in a homestay (1440m).
ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!

Before your trip: Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatising to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.

During your trip: While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:

http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/52735_product_altitude-sickness.pdf
This morning take a gradually descending track down to the Modi Valley (1.5hr approx). Cross the river and follow the path on the western flank of the river to the village of Chasu (1.5hr approx). A long flight of steep but well-laid stone steps tests your fitness and takes you past verdant terraced fields to Siklis (3hrs approx). This Gurung village is typical of the raw beauty of traditional Nepalese hillside villages. We spend the night in a Siklis homestay (1980m).

You'll be hard pressed to find a more delightful place to spend your day than Siklis, a village with welcoming inhabitants, picturesque terraced fields, alpine meadows and views of the giants of the Annapurnas section of the Himalayas: Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and the monolithic hulk of Lamjung Himal.

There are many activities with which to fill your time in this village. You can hike to viewpoints, explore the surrounding villages, and soak up the rhythm of local life. You can also help your host with the daily chores, perhaps getting your hands dirty in the farms!
After a tranquil day in Siklis, set out on the longest section of your trek. Leave the village and enter deep woods trekking westwards with snow-capped peaks to your right. Make a steep climb up to a grassy wooded knoll known as Tara Top (4hrs approx). This is the vantage-point for a spectacular 360-degree view that encompasses most of the Annapurna massif. Clear skies will allow for unforgettable memories of this majestic panorama.

Descend through shady forests of rhododendron hung heavy with lichen and moss, with wild flowers on the sunnier banks and wild orchids attached to the branches above us, before arriving at Ghalegaun (approx 3hrs), our stop for the night (1620m).
Head down to Bhurjung Khola, a tributary of the Seti River, following it south until you reach the road-head (2hrs approx) where your transport awaits to return you to Pokhara (1.5hr drive).

Our trip finishes in Pokhara this afternoon around midday. Extra accommodation or a transfer back to Kathmandu are available. Please speak to your agent when booking.
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Inclusions

Meals
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Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights)

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Pokhara day 1 at 9.00AM and finishes in Pokhara on day 5 at approx 1.00PM.
To enable the trip to get away at 9am, please meet your leader at our Pokhara office listed in the Trip Notes the day prior to departure at 5.00PM for a pre departure meeting.
2. Between June and August, it is monsoon season in Nepal. If you do choose to travel during this time, please note that you will encounter wet conditions, obscured views, and an extra leech or two. During the monsoon, there is a chance that your itinerary may be adjusted pending water levels in rivers. Don't forget to carry rain proof jackets and trouser or raincoat.

Trip notes

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