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Annapurna Homestay Trek

5 Days | Travel to Nepal and go walking in the breathtaking Annapurnas

4.8 out of 5 based on 36 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Walking & Trekking
From
CAD $448
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Travel to Nepal and hike through the Annapurnas, one of the most naturally beautiful 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 for a glimpse into 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.

Trip overview

Map of Annapurna Homestay Trek including Nepal
Start
Pokhara, Nepal
Finish
Pokhara, Nepal
Theme
Short Breaks, Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNAA
This trip generates 20.27 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • The hills can be steep and the going tough, but the rewards at your destination are well worth the aching legs. Sit back with a cup of tea after a long day and watch the kids play, the sun set and the locals go about their lives.
  • Pokhara must be the most relaxed place in Nepal. Spend a few extra days soaking it up.
  • Gain a fascinating insight into 'real' life in the Gurung villages, where you're unlikely to see other tourists.
  • Watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayan massif from Sarangkot.
  • Prepare for some stunning views of the surrounding snowy mountains. Better yet, enjoy these with a local leader and porters who will quickly become firm friends.
  • Stay in local tea houses for a more authentic experience.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • While no where near as challenging as a multi-day trek at altitude such as Everest Base Camp, you will still need excellent fitness for this trek as you will be trekking on average 5–7 hours a day, with some travellers reporting the final trekking day as the longest and toughest.
  • This trek consists mainly of climbing and descending ancient stone steps. We recommend the use of hiking poles which can be purchased for very little in Pokhara and Kathmandu or alternatively, you can bring your own from home.
  • Take note of the time of year you are trekking to know what to expect weather wise. While June–August is monsoon, weather conditions can be unpredictable at any time of the year including rain and fog which can make views cloudy and the ground muddy.
  • A duffel bag is provided on this trip, along with a porter. Your porter can carry up to 8 kg per traveller. Other luggage can be left in Pokhara.

Itinerary

Map of Annapurna Homestay Trek including Nepal

Inclusions

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Homestay (4 nights)

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Pokhara Day 1 at 9 am and finishes in Pokhara on Day 5 at approx 1 pm.
To enable the trip to depart at 9 am, please meet your group leader or local representative at Dahlia Boutique Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information the day prior to departure at 5 pm for a pre-departure meeting.
2. Tourist buses all leave Pokhara by 1 pm, so if you wish to depart on Day 5 for Kathmandu you will need to arrange a flight to Kathmandu on that day.
3. 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 pack rain proof jackets and trousers. Please see alternative monsoon season itinerary in the weather section of these notes.
4. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
5. The single supplement price does not guarantee you will have a single room on our short break trekking trips in Nepal. While we try our best to secure a single room, due to the nature of trekking during peak seasons, teahouses will not guarantee them.
6. You may be asked to provide TWO passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
7. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 36 reviews submitted.
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Barry · Traveled January 2024
Our guide was excellent and we saw so much of the real Nepal in such a short amount of time. Our guide was excellent, highly recommend 5 stars
Review submitted 14 Jan 2024

Oliver · Traveled January 2024
I recommend this trip for anyone that wants to have a memorable adventure, cultural enrichment, and connection to beautiful landscapes of Nepal.
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

Viviana · Traveled January 2024
Excellent company and trek route! Our guide was kind and knowledgeable. He loved sharing his culture with us. The trek was tough but doable. The home stays were very cozy. Definitely recommend this trip!
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

Thomas · Traveled December 2023
The home stay trek was far more secluded than base camp treks, providing a less touristy feel and a real opportunity to see rural Nepal in action. Our guide Srishti and porter Prem were brilliant, ensuring that we were looked after but also that we were very involved in the trek, the decision making and the evenings at the home stays - great fun.
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Adrian · Traveled November 2023
This trip was absolutely excellent. Great views and accomodation. Good level of physical challenge without being too overwhelming. Very happy with trek.
Review submitted 04 Dec 2023
Annapurna Homestay Trek
From
CAD $448