Annapurna View Hike- 8 Days

The Annapurna View Hike is the quickest and easiest way to enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas. The starting point of the hike is a 45-minute drive from your hotel on Pokhara’s lakeside to Naudanda, meaning "nine hills". A 3-4 hour hike on an easy trail through delightful farming villages and subtropical forests brings you to one of the most famous view points for watching the sun rise and set on the Annapurnas.

While the Annapurna View Hike can be done as a one day trek for travelers on a tight time schedule, it is also ideal for those who decide to remain in Pokhara while their travel partners go trekking.  Pokhara is a great place to relax with a book by the lake while enjoing the backdrop of the magnificent Fishtail Mountain. The Annapurna View Hike gives a little taste of trekking through the hills and provides insight into typical village life.

Starting from Naudanda, or 'nine hills' we  enjoy the beautiful morning scenery.  The hills come to life as villagers go about their chores. Farmers will be working in the terraced fields of these gently rolling hills, as they have for centuries, without machinery to pollute the clean, quiet atmosphere.

The trail ends at Sarangkot village on the crest of a hill above Fewa Lake.  Steps lead up to the ruins of an ancient fort atop the hill, a favorite place for breathtaking sunset and sunrise views of Annapurna South, 8091m, Manasalu, 8165m, of Pokhara and Phewa Lake.Dhaulagiri, 8167m, Ganesh Himal, 7446m, Machhapuchare  (Fish Tail) and more than 25 other mountains over 6000 meters.  Looking down into the valley there is an enchanting view

Staying overnight in Sarangkot allows us to enjoy the breathtaking views at sunset and sunrise.  A vehicle will pick us up in Sarangkot and take us back to our Hotel in Pokhara.

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • One day & one night trek
  • Gentle hike on level path
  • Spectacular sunset and sunrise view of Annapurna Range
  • Explore culture and customs of rural villages
  • See ancient farming practices


 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara, 900m, 6-7 hrs

Day 4 : Drive to Phedi, 1130m; trek to Dhampus, 1650m, 2-3 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Sarangkot, 1592m, 5hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Pokhara, 900m, 3 hrs

Day 7 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Road, 6hrs

Day 8 : Depart Kathmandu:

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  • Accommodation in Pokhara: two nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Lake Star or Hotel Meera
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: three nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Shaki or Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Pokhara – Kathmandu: Tourist Bus
  • Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • English speaking experienced, Govt. Trained/License-Holder guide
  • Porters: One porter for 2 persons basis, from Pokhara – whole Trek (Load Limit 30 KG per porter)
  • Local Transportation: Pokhara – Phedi by Car, Van, Hi-ace and Tourist bus
  • Accommodation during trek:local lodges 3 days- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms- beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Guide-assistant if group size is more than 4
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water and beer )
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhara - allow $10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  • Tips for driver and guide (customary)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services
  • International round-trip airfare

Difficulty Rating of Annapurna View Trek

Any avid walker who is able to hike approximately 3-4 hours a day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. We recommend you bring walking poles, as you will find them helpful especially in the long descents when your legs may feel shaky, and the stone steps are uneven. The altitude is only 3200m, so there is no altitude related risk.

Safe Drinking Water on Annapurna View Trek

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 8 Days

Price : US $385 p/p

Trip Grade : Easy

Activities:Trekking

Maximum Height:1500m

Minimum Height:900m

Transport:By Road

Starts:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Hotel in Pokhara:2 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during trek:local lodges 3 days (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included

Minimum Group Size:2 Persons

Maximum Group size:12 Persons

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