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 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 enjoying 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. 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.
Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.
Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.
Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna View Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
Annapurna View Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.
We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Annapurna View Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.
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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.