The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. The Annapurna region in north-western Nepal has world’s best trekking routes. The center piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is yet another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I.
Views of lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forests, snow-capped mountains, and mingling with a mixture of different ethnic groups, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make the Annapurna trek one of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.
Pokhra is the gateway to the best trekking trails in the world from short treks of 4-5 days to long and high altitude treks of 11-12 days.
Annapurna Gurung Trail is a low altitude trek from Nayapol reaching to a maximum altitude of 2010 meters at Ghandruk in 4 nights / 5 days trek.
04 Nights 05 Days
Arrive at Pokhra Airport (1025 M) and Trek from Nayapol to Birenthati ( 1150 M)
Arrive at Pokhra airport by a morning flight. Our representative shall meet you upon arrival for pre-briefing of the trek followed by a short drive of about 1.5 Hours to Nayapol , the starting points of the expedition. Meet with your trekking guide and porters and trek up to Birenthati ( 1150 M ) in Modi River valley for about 3-4 hours till you arrive to your lodge. The walk shall be through the ridge line in the lower foot hills of Annapurna with views of Pokhra Valley. A picnic lunch shall be provided en-route. From your lodge , you will have magnificent views of Fishtail mountain, also known locally as Machapuchare.
Trek time: 3–4 hours – Easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Birenthati (1150 M)– Ghandruk(2010 M) - Uphill
After an early breakfast at your lodge with scenic views of Fishtail mountain, You will start your second day of trek climbing up-to Ghandruk at 2010 meters. Today, your trail passes through small villages with their ethnic culture and living style, rice fields and forests, with stunning views of the surrounding valley. Snacks shall be provided along the trail while you will enjoy tea/coffee with locals in village.
The views of surrounding mountains including Annapurna 1, Annapurna south, Gangapurna and Fishtail mountain will be mesmerizing you. The place with zero pollution has high positive energy wipes.
After a trek of around 5 hours, by around lunch time, you will arrive at your luxury lodge at Ghandruk, the highest point of your trail. Later in afternoon, have a walk in traditional village of Ghandruk which is mainly in-habitat by Gurung community. The village is known for its Nepali rugs woven by local women.
Trek : 5-6 hours – Moderate – Dinner and overnight at your luxury lodge.
Overnight at hotel.
Trek from Ghandruk ( 2010 M) to Landruk ( 1550 M) - Downhill
After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge , start your leisurely trek down hill backwards to Landruk at 1550 meters. During your descend into the Modi River Valley , you will cross at suspension bridge over Modi river before you pass through villages of cliff (wild) honeybees hunters who collect honey from hundreds of honeycombs hanbging over dozens of foothills. This tradition of honey hunting is now fampous all over the world as TV channels like National Geography are playing an important role in preservation of this centuries old tradition in Nepal.
You will arrive to your lodge at Landruk by around mid-day. After hot lunch at your lodge ,rest of the day shall be free to explore Landruk village with your guide.
Trek : 3-4 Hours – Easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Trek from Landruk (1550 M) to Majegaon ( 1400 M) - Downhill
After leisurely breakfast at your luxury lodge, Today you will further trek downhill towards Pokhra for about 3 hours to Majegaon. As you trek gently, you leave behind Annapurna Mountain in horizon and arrive Majegaon village whch is fampus for its Gurung culture and life style. After hot lunch at your lodge, visit to a nearby village Tanchok where a local house has been converted into a small museum having collection related with Gurung culture.
Trek : 2 -3 hours – easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Majegaon – Lumle (1330 M) - Pokhra (1025 M)
After breakfast at your lodge , you start a small trek for 2 hours on your last day of trail. A gentle downhill trek of about two hours, passing through the villages, will bring you to Lumle where your vehicle shall be waiting to drive for another 1.5 hours to Pokhra. Arrive Pokhra by late-afternoon and either check-in at your hotel in Pokhra or continue your travel to Kathmandu
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