• Duration:6 Nights 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max. Altitude: 2100m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking and Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Annapurna View Trekking

Annapurna View Trekking 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 at Pokhara’s lakeside to Phedi. A 2-3 hour hike through 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 Trekking 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 enjoying the backdrop of the magnificent Fishtail Mountain. The Annapurna View Trekking gives a little taste of trekking through the hills and provides insight into typical village life. 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.

Our next overnight place is Australian Camp, a favorite place for breathtaking sunset and sunrise views of Annapurna South, 8091m, Manaslu, 8165m, of Pokhara and Phewa Lake, Dhaulagiri, 8167m, Ganesh Himal, 7446m, Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and more than 25 other mountains over 6000 meters.

Staying overnight in Australian Camp allows us to enjoy the breathtaking views at sunset and sunrise. A vehicle will pick us up in Kande (1 hour descend from Australian Camp) and take us back to our Hotel in Pokhara. This short trip can be enjoyed all year around. The departure dates depending upon the time and flexibility of the guests.

Highlights of Annapurna View Trekking

  • short and gentle hiking near Pokhara
  • spectacular sunrise and sunset view of Annapurna Ranges
  • explore culture, customs and traditions of rural villages
  • observe the ancient farming practices


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300 m/4265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit some interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Hotel

Today, we'll take an hour drive to Phedi from Pokhara and after reaching Phedi, we'll hike up the stone staircase and passing through few small village, we'll reach Dhampus village. It is a big village where people like Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri live together and the place is equally beautiful. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House/lodge

Easy day today! We'll continue our walk after a late breakfast. The trail will be easy with gradual ascents and after walking for 3 hours approx, we'll be at Australian Camp. At Australian Camp, one can encounter a dramatic sunset and sunrise too with lovely surroundings.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House/lodge

We'll retrace our steps and head back to Kaade in the morning. We'll be at Kaade in the early afternoon and upon our arrival there, our private vehicle will be there to drive us back to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. 

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 2 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. (Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Pokhara-Phedi and Phedi Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water , Boiled Water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Useful Info

Difficulty Rating of Annapurna View Trekking:

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 Trekking:

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 Trekking:

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.