7 Nights / 8 Days – Arrival to Departure – KTM to KTM
Annapurna Short trek is started from Nayapul through Birethanti to Phedi is the most picturesque and famous trekking trail that is possible from Pokhara. The mountain perspectives are splendidly beautiful. The trail is moderately simple and the wide open trail is extremely wonderful. It permits you to encounter the lifestyle of the countryside during this short trek. This place offers the magnificent view of mountains, rivers, birds, forest, stream, waterfalls and glimpse of the traditional village of gurung and other ethnic communities of western Nepal. This trek is a perfect decision for everybody searching for a short trek in the Annapurna foot slopes. From the family with children to the ones who want to explore for a short trekking information in Nepal.
Annapurna Short Trek – Facts
Trek Grade: Easy/ Moderate
Trek Code: SA-ASK
Duration: 8 Days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best Time to go: Any time of the Years (February to June / September to December)
Max. Altitude: 1940 m
Group Size: Small Group (Minimum 2 Person is Required)
Start from: Kathmandu
End at: Kathmandu
Annapurna Short Trek – Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara or you may choose to fly (Drive 6 hr/ Fly 25 m)
Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul (1.5hrs) and trek to Ghandruk (1940m, 6 hr trek)
Day 04: Landruk via Jhinu (1565 m, 6 hr)
Day 05: Pothana (1900 m, 5 hr)
Day 06: Phedi- Drive to Pokhara (915 m, 3 hr trek, 30 min drive)
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure at any time
Annapurna Short Trek – Highlights
- Seven-hour picturesque drive to Pokhara.
- Go around Phewa Lake.
- Stunning view of mountains like Mt. Fishtail (6993 m), Mt Annapurna South (7219 m) and Hiunchuli.
- Visit home to the Gurung people.
- Dive in the Natural Hot Spring.
- Visit traditional gurung house and museum.
- Enjoying the viewing with a combination of Green Mountain in quite rural atmosphere.
- Strolls across several classical villages, waterfalls, rivers and paddy terraces.
- Wonderful Sunrise view from Pothana (1900m).
- Beautiful waterfalls and also Modi Khola stream.
- Lovely terraces with rice field and farm house.
- Warm and friendly Gurung people and their hospitality.
Annapurna Short Trek – Detail Itinerary
Arrival at Kathmandu (1400 m)
After you arrive in Tribhuwan International Flight terminal in Kathmandu, a person from the workplace comes by private vehicle to pick up you and transfer to the hotel. And present you with pleasant welcome drinks. After sunset, your trusty trekking guide arrives for a pre-trek briefing regarding the necessary arrangements. For an example; Length of time, suggestions and trek preparing.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara or you may choose to fly (Drive 6 hr/Fly 25 m)
Starting from Kathmandu, you are driven to the Pokhara or you may choose to fly. The beautiful lake city, which offers stunning views of Himalayan peaks, like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, etc. This is a touristic address of Nepal where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of Nature. En route between Kathmandu and Pokhara on the way, you will see more of the countryside that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries.
Annapurna Short Trek – Drive Pokhara to Nayapul (1.5hrs) and trekking to Ghandruk (1940m, 6 hr)
Again today, you are driven 1 and a half hrs./45km to Nayapul. Where you start your trek. Walks along the Modi Stream you can access at the Syauli bazar. After that, you will climb up on the stone steps on to the Ghandruk. Where you will spend your night. And from there you can see the panoramic view of Annapurna and Fishtail. This is the home of the Gurung people who are worldwide fame as a Gurkha soldiers. In the evening, you can go to visit traditional Gurung Museum which determines apparently the ancient culture of gurung.
Annapurna Short Trek – Ghandruk to Landruk via Jhinu (1565 m, 6 hr)
Firstly, you descend and incline through the terrace fields and walk into the narrow trail. After passing the trace field and beautiful houses, you will reach the bank of the Modi River which is flowing through the Annapurna Glacier. After crossing from the unique wooden bridge, you will head up to the Jhinu and descent to the Natural hot spring. Take your recovery bath and rejoin the same trail in on and cross the wooden bridge. Afterward, you will trek to the Landruk walking through a bank of the river again with a cool air of the forest with peace of mind. It is also a hometown of the Gurung people. From where you can see the close-up view of Mt. Annapurna and Hiunchuli.
Annapurna Short Trek – Landruk to Pothana (1900 m, 5 hr)
The trek begins uphill and offers views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will pass more Gurung villages. Allowing you to see the huge farming communities in which they live in. Passing on, you will reach the villages of Pothana. Here, you will spend your night. From here, you can enjoy the first view of Pokhara.
Annapurna Short Trek – Pothana to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara (915 m, 3 hr trek, 30 min drive)
Very soon the trek is close to ending. From Pothana, you will descend to the Phedi. Along the way, you will pass rice fields and small cottages. After you reached Phedi, you are driven back to the Pokhara. The beautiful lake city, where you can experience the different activities like Paragliding, Ultralight, Pokhara sightseeing, Cycling etc. on your own.
Drive back to Kathmandu
You will return back to Kathmandu.
Three hr early drive to the Airport terminal for your flight departure from Nepal.
In Annapurna Short Trek – What are Included?
- All Arrival & Departure Transfers
- All ground means of transport in accordance with the trip itinerary
- Ghandruk trekking authorization permit
- Porters for baggage carriage (1 porter for just two tourists)
- Eight kg luggage allowance throughout trek
- All government TAX and VAT
Best Hotel/Guest House within the cities and Tea Houses inside the trekking- Twin Share
Coaches, Jeep, car, and mini busses pertaining to the team size, and walking/trekking
- Meal Times
Not any meals counted in (USD 20-25 per person daily meals not covered or included)
- Fit Supervises (Guide)
English tongue Specialized Capability Guide, Trekking Support Staff
In Annapurna Short Trek – What are not Included?
- Every Meals
- Overheads on account of individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and the like.
- Outlays as a result of unforeseen circumstances like Emergency Fund.
- Costs like a plan for the internet, drinks, cigarettes, laundry, etc.
- Methods of tip for guide and porter
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Personal Travel Insurance
- International/ Domestic airfare and airport charges, if necessary
- Payments for your services besides included above
Before You Go – Annapurna Short Trek
Note: Be attention that the mentioned detail itinerary is notice of belief and used as a guide only. The outline itinerary may change according to the walking times of the particular groups, camping and trail conditions. The guide in charge of your trip can change the plan if necessary. For any such changes of the itinerary is the consideration of Stunning Adventure Pvt.Ltd. along with your guide. But, your best guide will endeavor to assure that the trip runs as outlined by original plan. But please be ready for flexible if needed.
In the urban municipalities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you’ll get the room on twin share basis with good facilities. But, in this Annapurna short trek, accommodation is at local lodges and tea houses which are of your basic standard. Rooms could be twin or multi-offer with basic shared toilette facilities. Somewhere, you’ll find the bedroom with attached bathroom as well. Hot showers are found for a little charge.
Means of transport in the cities is from coaches, jeeps, autos, land cruisers, and mini bus depending upon the group size. But, in the trekking, transportation is as simple as walking or hiking. Occasionally, yaks, horses, mule are used to supply the stuff or gear. Whatever, the hiking will be the primary way of transportation on this Annapurna short trek, though your personal belongings will probably be carried by porter or animals.
No meals are a part of tea house trek. Cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, the number of restaurants offers a wide range of foods. But, in this trekking, foods can be found in tea houses, lodges with chosen menus. There are plenty of tea houses and lodges along the trail. Meals is generally simple, but satisfying and portion usually is quite big.
Do consider: Favorite snacks like, Chocolate bar, Naughty food, Mints, Sneaker etc. Just keep in mind you will need to carry for too long drives and treks.
Supporting staff and Guide for Annapurna Short Trek
The government approved skilled Nepal trek guide will be provided along with assisted porter that will carry your bags. One porter equal to two tourist or trekkers. Your best guide has a good power over the trip. If you have any questions, issues, and inquiries, let him know. Our whole guides are able to handle any difficult that arise in the trekking. Like crisis strategies, security, medicinal aid, altitude pharmaceutical etc. They are professionally chosen according to the dynamism of Nepal to handle all the situation that arises in the trip. Instead, you must know that they’re local guides and their English is basic and self-conscious to trek-related matters.
How the Day’s begin?
According to the itinerary of the Annapurna Short Trek, while you’re in the city hotel, the day starts with a wake-up call from your hotel reception. Took after by your breakfast and belongings pack-up. You could then start driven to the destination. When you are in the trekking, days begin with morning meal or breakfast at the tea house where you have spent the night. You simply must pack up your stuff beforehand breakfast. Because the porter will make your belongings ready before moving from the lodge.
Normally, you will have to be on trial around 8 am. For the relaxed lunch about twelve noon. Lunch hour in many areas about an hour. You will have considerable time and effort to understand more about to discover your environs and chill out. The last walk till the final tea house is shorter. So, you normally reach around 4 pm. Afterward, remaining time you can use by visiting the village or basically you can busy on reading books or busy on writing journal or stories. Dinner is typically around 7 pm.
Your Baggage in Annapurna Short Trek
The bag carried by the porter is limited to sixteen kgs (8 kgs for each individual) and it is not available to you throughout the day time. The bag pack carried by you should contain all the things that you require on the day. Typically, warm dress, sunscreen, water bottle, camera, lip balm etc. The guide will advise you every night to carry the things that you need for the next day. The bag that you carry should be like a couple of Kgs.
It is sometimes complicated to possess full mark grading system. As most people have diverse desires and perceptions that belong to their degree of fitness level. Remember and understand that no trek inside the Himalaya is often a walk and going all throughout at height and that altitude affects everybody in a unpredicted way.
In the face of age or fitness, preparation before the Annapurna short trek should be vital. Determined jogging, pedaling or cycling, swimming in the pool, or enthusiastic rambling is mandatory. Similarly, go up and down around stone steps to measure your capacity in trekking boots. Routinely, on a daily basis walking hours in this trekking is Five (5)-Six (6) hrs.
It can be extremely hard to change the foreign currency or traveler cheque except in the greater cities like Kathmandu or Pokhara. As a result, when you’re in in the mountains, cash financial resources are king. So, strongly suggest changing the amount of money from the cities before your trip start. Nepal authorized notes is Nepalese rupee, NRP or Rs. Make confirm for a mixture of small money that you require for the Annapurna short trek. Simply because you must require cash money for local costs like affording for drinks, entrance fee may possibly be essential for going to places of interest, emergency deposit, extra expenses, shopping, tipping or tips for guide and porters etc. Around 20$ – 25$ or 2000 to 2500 rupees per day/per person, ordinarily might be expenses in your meals or others which aren’t as part of your packages.
A few of the currencies are expelled for exchange. So you should have to find the exchangeable currencies if you are in Nepal. CAD, USD, AUD, and EUR are likely to be changeable.
Due to western inspiration, travel care staff, by way of example; driver, guide & porter have normal to expect a tip. It’s compulsory here and not a requirement. In case if you have got a good service, use your compassion.
Tipping is surely an individual and charitable matter. Tips are not contained within in the trip cost.
In order to reward the difficult work of the porters and guide who have struggled to help make your Annapurna short trek as you expected. We recommend the supplementary: USD 6 for every single day for a number of group 8 +, USD 6 for a smaller group.
Your personal travel holiday Insurance is not included in your trip cost. We strongly suggest that, get an all-inclusive travel cover holiday insurance evidence from your own home country just before your trek. Your Travel insurance must take care of against individual accident, remedial expenses, emergency flight (including helicopter rescue) as well as a personal liability (theft of products or items and materials). In addition, we advise that it covers loss in luggage as well as personal special effects.
Health Issue and Requirements
Medicine for any illness should be brought along with you while traveling in Nepal. In the outer part of the Kathmandu and Pokhara, pharmacies will likely be far away plus incomplete with what they’re able to supply. If none available that we expect, like rescue and evacuation, are calculated in a day. The treated medical facilities are certainly not of the identical standard that you expect in your home country. So, we recommend that you have to carry your personal emergency first aid kit with sufficient personal medical requirements. Common problems like diarrhea, fever, dehydration, headache, or tonsil might occur throughout the Annapurna Short trek time. So, plan properly.
Nepal is really a Himalayas country. As is also the place we know for climactic extremes. Be planned for cold each and every time of the season. Particularly, after the sun goes down or set. The weather is commonly gentle from March by way of October. In the middle of the late spring monsoon (June to August), it’s going to be warm and muggy. During the winter months, it’ll be cold so far clear and become peaceful.
Trekking permits are essential for this trek and are provided by Stunning Adventure. For your entrance to Annapurna short trek, permit needs to be obtained that’s supplied or given by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). A Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) document is the vital thing for your records in the NTB. Passport number, complete name, nationality, age, sex, home address, and a pair of the photograph for each and every license are expected.
Make use of your own safety bag for your important valuables. Have a habit of not to leave cash along with other valuable that is inside the room without your attendance. Like the camera, money belt, passport, etc. Be alert by pickpockets in a busy area.
Several places are brilliant in offering internet connection through the entire trek. In most villages, it can be easy to make use of an STD telephone. For mobile phone or cellular phone, in certain areas, it might not be potential to secure a signal. But, most places across the Annapurna short trek route are available if the cell phone has intercontinental roaming services.
Necessary equipment for Short Trek
You simply must take along an appropriate mid-sized bag pack to hold the things or items that you will want in daytime. This would have possessed an abdomen strap or superior an extended waist belt.
- Transportable Light walking boot or slipper to put on within the lodges premise.
- Lightweight trouser and thick trouser are helpful for cold season in each morning and possibly at night.
- 2-3 cotton T-shirt
- Set of two trekking socks.
- A sunhat and be sure it possesses a wide brim to hide the neck and face.
- A sun-glass or snow glasses.
- Bio- degradable toiletries with big and small towels. Toilet tissue can be purchased in Kathmandu and Pokhara or some villages in high altitude mountains.
- Small headlamp or torch or flashlight.
- Medical Tool Kit
- Knife or sewing kit
- Swimming suit
- Sunscreen or sunblock or suntan lotion
- Warm jacket
- Sleeping bag or sleeping sheet.
- Windproof/ water-proof trouser and Raincoat at the same time
- Woolen hat to use each morning time and possibly at night.