Annapurna Mini Trek is truly called as all the best of the trekking as it takes you to most spectacular mountains of the Annapurna Region. The major highlight of this trip includes the hike to Poon Hill (3,210m), which offers Panoramic Mountain views of sunrise over the hills as the rays land on the giant massifs. The spectacular panoramic views of Mt: Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt: Fishtail (6,997m), Mt: Annapurna (8,091m), Mt: Annapurna II, Mt: Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhampus peak, Butterfly mountain, Hiuchuli and many others are seen prominently on a clear weathers.
The other highlight of this trek is to Dhampus village, an authentic place located in the Annapurna region with pristine traditions and culture. You will descend following on a narrow Trekking trail through rhododendron forests to that offers frequent views of Mt. Fishtail. Ghandruk is a Homelands of British Gurkha Army.
After the trek you may enjoy the greenery and jungle activities at Chitwan’s resort. Hop on an elephant and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot exotic and rare animals like rhinos and tigers on jungle safari at the national park. Indeed a perfect way to conclude your Annapurna Mini Trek in Nepal!
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m/4,413 ft)
Upon arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by Nepal Unique Treks airport representatives, who will warmly greet you and transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle. We provide 3-star accommodation in the city and we arrange for a trip briefing with well come dinner in the evening.
Day 2 – Kathmandu Valley Sight Seen and trek preparation
A professional guide and vehicle are provided for a day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley. Today we will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city along with other interesting cultural monuments that dot the valley. Including Boudhanath Stupa, (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), Monky Temple and along with other popular cultural attractions. We get to observe the lifestyle of Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, fascinating history as well as awe-inspiring architecture.
Day 3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m/2,953 ft)7/8 hrs
A fascinating and scenic 6-hour drive from Kathmandu takes us to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. On a clear day, views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna will be seen from this lakeside city famous for Phewa Lake, Peace Pagoda and of course, the mountain views. We spend the afternoon in leisure and spend some time sightseeing in Pokhara.
Day 4 - Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1,700m / 5,577ft)3/4 hrs
We drive up to Phedi from where we start our trek towards Dhampus. Surrounded by green hills, you will be able to instantly breathe refreshing air in the calm and serenity of the trail. It is mostly uphill today, but we’ll take it slow to arrive at Dhampus comfortably around later afternoon.
Day 5 - Trek from Dhampus to Landrung (1,699m / 5,574ft)5/6 hrs
Dhampus is a popular short hiking destination, so you may be able to meet many like-spirited folks here. We leave Dhampus to make our way to Landrung, another clean and beautiful location.
Day 6 - Trek from Landrung to Tadapani (2,170m / 7,119ft) 6 hrs
From Landrung, we start gaining more altitude towards Tadapani from where gorgeous views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and other distant mountains are seen clearly. The sunrise is particularly beautiful and illuminates the rolling hills adjacent to Tapadani.
Day 7 - Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2,840m / 9,318ft) 6 hrs
Today we make our way to Ghorepani through dense forests and gorgeous views that surround us. We revel in the exotic cultures and lifestyles that we encounter along the way. The diversity of landscape, flora and fauna, as well as cultures is definitely dazzling. Ghorepani brings us face to face with Annapurna’s massif and Dhaulagiri distantly.
Day 8 - Hike to Poon Hill. Trek from Ghorepani to Hile (2070m / 6791ft) 6 hrs
We leave before the break of dawn to hike to Pool Hill to witness the spectacular view of sunrise. The first rays of the sun lands on Annapurna Range, then on Dhaulagiri, making it gleam in bright orange gradient. We then return to Ghorepani for breakfast then descends to Hile on stone steps.
Day 9 - Trek from Hile to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (900m/2,953 ft)
After breakfast, descend gently down to the banks of the Bhurgundi River and follow the trail along the river for three hours to Birethanti for lunch. There is a check post where all trekkers must have their permits checked and logged. After lunch, cross the suspension bridge and walk a further 20 minutes to arrive at Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara.
Day 10 - Drive back to Kathmandu and leisure day
Today we drive back to Kathmandu on a scenic 7/8 hrs. Once we reach Kathmandu, the rest of the day will be leisure and free for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at Nepali Tradesman Cultural Restaurant.
Day 11 - Departure from Nepal
The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by Nepal Unique Trek airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.
• Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
• Delux AC hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast, in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Kathmandu valley sight seen by private car/van/bus depend on group
• Standard Meals during the trek. 3 times tea coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek
• Best available tea house accommodation during the trek.
• English speaking tour/trekking Guide.
• The required number of local Sherpa and Porters to carry your baggage during the trek.
• Accommodation, food, salary, insurance, trekking equipment and first aid for all staff.
• (TIMS) - Annapurna conservation permits.
• Trekking bag and sleeping bag by Nepal Unique Treks.
• From Kathmandu – pokhara– by tourist ac bus and privet car/ flight on your required
• any kind of government taxes
• Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu Pokhara
• Your travel insurance.
• Telephone, Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry.
• Personal trekking Gear
• Tour sight seen entrance fee
• any other bar bill, desert, salad during the trekking
• Tips for trekking staff and driver-- expected Appreciated
• others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.