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Annapurna Skyline Trek

Trip code
Package name Annapurna Skyline Trek
Duration 6
Max. elevation 3210.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private Vehicle (Pokhara to Nayapul and Kande to Pokhara)
Accomodation Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Pokhara
Ends at Pokhara
Trip route Pokhara-Nayapul-Tirkhedhunga-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Jhinu Danda-Kande-Pokhara
Cost USD 449 per person

Highlights

Overview

‘cultural and scenic walks in the shadow of massive Annapurna mountains’

Annapurna Skyline Trek allows you to be within spectacular mountain views visiting scenic hills covered within enchanting woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees (national flower of Nepal). In spring time the whole hills will be alive when wild flowers are in season bloom.

An enjoyable and exciting country walks on high ridges in the shadow of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains, where trekking is not as tough altitude wise, as this marvelous short Annapurna Panorama Trekking takes you at less than 3,000 m high, only for a short time at scenic view point at Poon Hill above 3,210 m.

Short Annapurna Skyline Trek starts with short drive beyond beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley heading at the foot hills following the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade of Nepal and Tibet that extends further Ghorepani towards Upper Mustang.

As walk climbs into rural farm villages with views of cascading water-falls on leaving the low warm areas for cooler alpine region into lovely rhododendron forest to reach at Ghorepani village, habitat by Poon / Magar people where morning hike takes you on top Poon Hill.

At Poon Hill enjoy striking sunrise views over wide range of Himalayan mountains from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s-Vara Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) with whole range of Annapurna with A-I, A-II, A-III and A-IV with towering peaks of Machhapuchare the famous Fish-Tail includes Lamjung and Manaslu Himalaya towards Mid-East direction.

Enjoying a time of your lifetime where our route leads to more interesting areas and around hill villages. As walk heads downhill within serene cool coniferous woodland to reach at Kimrong river valley to reach at Jhinu village a place with natural Tatopani hot-spring, where you can refresh in its nice warm pools.

After a glorious time and feeling in good spirits with the alluring views than heading back to scenic Pokhara with short circuit visiting large Landruk village of impressive cultures, then ending our marvelous walks at Kande after walking past nice and magnificent spot Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka means cattle grazing fields offers outstanding panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range, then downhill to a road head for exciting short drive back to Pokhara on completing fabulous short Annapurna Skyline Trek.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Nayapul 1,010 m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,577 m -04 hrs.

Moring few hour drives takes you further west to reach at Nayapul with panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya during drive.

On reaching at Nayapul where our first day walk begins following Modi River to lovely village Bhirethati, from here trek towards North West with slow uphill climb for few hours, leading past interesting Gurung farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight  stops with time to enjoy beautiful cascading waterfalls at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 2 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hrs.

Second day of the adventure starts with morning climb on nice stone steps to reach at Ulleri a large and typical Hill village, inhabited mostly by Gurung and Magar tribes offering views of Machhapuchare Himal with Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From here on gradual winding up to reach at Ghorepani as walk leads into magnificent tall rhododendron and pine tree woodland.

After pleasant walk reach at Ghorepani within the shade of mighty Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks surrounded by lovely forest of rhododendron and magnolia trees, at Ghorepani in the comfort of nice lodge facing views of mountains.

Ghorepani populated by Poon Magar people, ethnic hill tribes of Nepal famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvellous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.  

Day 3 : Morning Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m trek to Tadapani 2,700 m - 05 hrs.

Early morning before breakfast, hike up for an hour on top Poon Hill located above 3,210 m this will be the highest spot of this marvelous scenic treks.

From Poon Hill where you can catch striking sunrise over panorama of mountains includes Dhaulagiri-Tukcuhe-Nilgiris-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the unclimbed and virgin peaks of Himalaya.

View includes Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extends to Ganesh Himal towards far east horizon, after an exciting picturesque photo stop head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

Finally walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani for overnight stop situated within beautiful forest offering grand views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 4 : Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,780 m a place with hot spring - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at Tadapani, morning walk leads past farm areas into dense woodland with downhill close to Kimrong Valley, as walk leads towards Kimrong Khola (stream) and then a short climb to reach a ridge on the other side of the stream at Jhinu Danda located on a hilly ridge with many good lodges where you can enjoy a dip in the hot-spring which is a mere distance from this village at the bank of Modi River.

Day 5 : Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

From Jhinu with refreshing stop morning walks downhill to Modi River and then up for a while to Landruk village past farm areas and crossing bridge as walk leads to a another large Gurung village of Landruk, after a brief rest walk on winding trails with short up to Tolka facing views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From here climb into forested area to reach a scenic spot at Deurali offers fabulous views of peaks and surrounding landscapes.

After a pleasant stop on downhill within rich vegetation and woodland to Potana village for overnight stop with marvelous scenery of landscapes and mountains views.

Day 6 : Trek to Kande 1,530 m drive to Pokhara-03 hrs walk an hour drive.

From Pothana walk leads with last climb of this wonderful trekking into cool shade of forest to reach a magnificent spot at Australian Camp also called Thulo-Kharka meaning large cattle grazing pasture surround within woodland, offering spectacular panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks.

From here our last day walks of the journey leads downhill to a farm village at Kande located on the road-side of Beni and Pokhara highway, a few hour rides takes you at lovely and scenic Pokhara by its serene simmering Phewa Lake.

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