Family Trekking in Annapurna - 12 Days

Trip Overview

Family Trekking in Annapurna

Get ready to spend your vacation in the lap of Annapurna with your family and loved ones. Trekking with the whole family is becoming more popular also in Nepal. Family Trekking in Annapurna is suitable for the different age of people.

Family Trekking in Annapurna starts from Kathmandu, the city of temples. We’ll start the trip with a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley which include the UNESCO world heritage sites i.e Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar square, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. After that we drive or flight to Lakeside city of Pokhara, paradise of mountains, lakes and temple. You will be exploring the most popular places in Pokhara such as Fewa Lake, David’s fall, Seti Gandaki gorge, Bindybasini temple, World peace pagoda. Our trip further continues to Annapurna area, the most popular trekking route in the world.

The trek begin from Nayapul after 1 and half drive from Pokhara, walking through the bamboo forests and passing a large waterfall and swimming hole and the local villages. You will reach in Ghorepani with few up and down through steep stone staircase to the large Magar village of Ulleri, Banthanti and Nange thanti. From Ghorepani you will be able to see the most spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. The Poon is the main view point place for this trek from where you have early morning sunrise view with magnificent view of the mountain.

After wonderful trekking in Annapurna you will enjoy your holiday with wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National park located in the southern part of Nepal, land of sub-tropical jungle which is famous for one horn Rhino and Bangle Tiger. Jungle walk, Canoeing, Elephant safari, Cultural program are the major safari activities in Chitwan National Park.

Trekking Planner offers many activities apart from the straight tours or Trekking. Also for groups of elders and families with children, we are ready to design tailor-made itinerary as per client’s interest. We are experienced in finding the best travel options according to the needs of our guests. Make your family trekking in Annapurna hassle-free and life time memorable.

Outline itinerary

1st Day : Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)

2nd Day : Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

3rd Day : Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs-hotel/Lodge(B/B)

4th Day : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) 02 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

5th Day : Tikhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft)5-6 hrs walks-Lodge(B/L/D)

6th Day : Ghorepani-Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks-Lodge(B/L/D)

7th Day : Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

8thDay : Ghandruck – Pokhara(820m/2690ft)-Lodge(B/L)

9th Day : Pokhara – Chitwan (4-5 hrs)-Hotel/Lodge(B/L/D)

10th Day : Full day in Chitwan National park-Hotel/Lodge(B/L/D)

11th Day : Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)about 5 hrs drive-Hotel (B/B)

12th Day : Final departure-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day  01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft )

Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

The days start with an early morning scenic Mountain Flight. One of our office representative will meet you at your hotel according to given time then transfer to domestic airport, after office formalities you will be ready for flight. Mt. Everest scenic flight takes you over the mountain from east to west. After flight drive back to hotel, take your breakfast then after refreshment be ready for day sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs

This is another good  destination for internal and external tourism. This is natural beauty city,  from where you can see nice view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu  Himalayan range include Fish-tail Mountain. It has such a nice natural lake  which is located on the hearth of city. Today after breakfast, short but scenic  drive goes along nice agriculture field. On arrival you will have half day  sightseeing tours Lake, water fall and cave. Stay over night at the hotel.
Note:   You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Day  04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) 02 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs  walk

Today an early morning breakfast drive leads on the good motor able road  for about 45 Km. the journey continues along with the great scenery passing  through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On  arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical  region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the  east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest.  Lunch will be served some where on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches  to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.

Day  05: Tikhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walks

After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail  steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery  of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb  with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path  is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron  forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from  where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay over  night at the tea houses.

Day  06: Ghorepani-Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks

Today an early morning your guide will wake you up and take you to the  Poon hill after about 45 min walk from where you will be able to see good  sunrise on the mountain. Poon Hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants  of Ghorepani and surrounding area. From Poon Hill you will see Dolpo, Mt  Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish tail and Manslu  Himalayan range. After short but very nice panoramic view from Poon Hill you walk back to  the hotel. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass  through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch  will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

Day  07: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to  Bhasi Kharka. From Bhasi Kharka the route goes downward with the hide and seek view of Annapurna and Fisthtail mountain following through the rain forest and muddy path to the Ghandruk village. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well  for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture.  This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.

Day  08: Ghandruck - Pokhara(820m/2690ft)

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara  via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance  is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek  and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 09: Pokhara - Chitwan (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, in the morning you will have couple hrs guided sightseeing  tours to David waterfall, Museum than drive to Chitwan National park through  the scenic countryside for Safari activities. You will have some of the  activities today before the dinner. At the evening you will have cultural  program. Stay over night at the hotel

Day 10:  Full day in Chitwan National park

Full Day Jungle  activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive,  canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall  grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive  animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one  horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very  fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch  Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay over night at the hotel

Day 11:  Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 4-5hrs drive

Today in the morning you will have one of the activities before breakfast  then after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic  countryside. Stay over night at the hotel.
Note:  You can fly to  Kathmandu which takes 35min

Day 12: Final departure

Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure.  Or join next program with us.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

Trip Cost ;

USD $915.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $1235.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1485.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)
Single Supplement US $180.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Kathmandu Gues House or Similar in Kathmandu
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
  • Mt Everest flight with private transportation
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Chitwan to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus (if you want both way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • 02night/03 day safari activities on full board in Chitwan national Park
  • Annapura Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • 01 guide, English speaking,licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
  •  02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • double/twin shearing Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Pokhara to Starting point point of trekking and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and  in Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.


Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

How fit do I have to be for this trek?
Family Holiday in Nepal  is consider as easy trek but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

What kind of weather can we expect during trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Before You Go

Difficulties rating of Family holidays in Nepal 
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Normally, 3210m is the highest point of the trek, its normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.

Safe drinking water on Family holidays in Nepal 
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in some places but in some places we cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Family holidays in Nepal 
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Family holidays in Nepal 
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Family holidays in Nepal 
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip
Trekking planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and TIMS as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

Fixed Depature

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.


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