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Family Trekking in Annapurna

Trip code
Package name Family Trekking in Annapurna
Duration 12
Max. elevation 3210.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private Vehicle and tourist bus (KTM to PKR to Chitwan to KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu,Pokhara and Chitwan and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tirkhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Nayapul-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu
Cost USD 999 per person

Highlights

Overview

‘a soft moderate adventure on the high scenic hills of Annapurna Himalaya’


Family Trekking in Annapurna, a specially designed for family groups with smaller children, however all can join in. A refreshing soft adventure of moderate walks with uphill and downhill, where altitude rises gradually.  Without a problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), an enjoyable walk of less than a week duration.
 
Family Trekking in Annapurna, starts from Kathmandu with an interesting tour around world heritage sites of great historical importance.
 
After Kathmandu with delightful moments getting into a local immense culture, then heading for the adventure around Annapurna high green hills. The adventure begins from beautiful Pokhara, a city blessed with natural wonders located on the laps of the stunning Annapurna Himalaya. A place of charm and lovely views where Annapurna Himalaya reflects on calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes. 
 
Spending time at Pokhara close by its serene lake, then heading towards the foothills of Annapurna Himalaya. A climb leads past several lovely farm villages and beautiful waterfalls, and then slowly heading uphill to Ghorepani.

A beautiful village Ghorepani, amidst lovely rhododendron forest surrounding, located beneath Poon Hill, enjoy the views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya range.
 
Next, early morning, follow the uphill trail to scenic Poon Hill on top of the highest spot of the journey. From the highest point at 3,210 m on top Poon Hill enjoy a spectacular sunrise over an array of snow peaks range. At Poon Hill, visitors will have the opportunity to view the world’s three highest peaks at one look. 

The view includes the world’s 7th high Mt. Dhaulagiri, 8th high Mt. Manaslu, and 10th tallest Mt. Annapurna with an array of peaks. The panorama of the Himalaya range includes majestic Mt. Machhapuchare the famed virgin, unclimbed ‘Fish-Tail peak’, extends towards Ganesh Himal. 
 
Return journey from Poon Hill and Ghorepani takes you back to Pokhara, taking an alternate route through beautiful rhododendron forest. Where views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks follow you to Ghandruk, a lovely mountain village enriched with the traditional culture of Gurung. The main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya range, interwoven to Buddhism religion and ancient Bon practice.
 
From Ghandruk after a wonderful overnight on the high hills of Annapurna, an exciting drive brings you to scenic Pokhara. A beautiful place to conclude our wonderful short adventure Annapurna Panorama Trekking, the next journey to Chitwan for Jungle Safari.
 
An interesting drive takes to Mid-South around the low warmer region of the Terai belt at Chitwan, for an exciting wildlife safari. Chitwan National is regarded as Asia’s best park for jungle safari in the comfort of luxurious hotels and resorts. 

Chitwan National Park is designated also in World Heritage Site, which makes the area more special, along with nature activities. Safari in Chitwan jungle delightful moments, joining in for various exciting safari and jungle activities. The very best for a family group with young children to enjoy an elephant ride on the lookout for wild animals. Chitwan jungle is a good habitation for Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, and four types of deer with other wildlife. Where visitors can observe more than 600 different species of exotic birds as well crocodiles, cannoning the Rapti River.
 
After an enjoyable thrill at Chitwan head back to Kathmandu, where our wonderful adventure and experience on Family Trekking in Annapurna completes. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 feet and transfer to hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu from respective country at the Nepal International Airport. Trekking Planner staff and guide will receive you and the group for short drive to your hotels in the right in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel area, an exciting location. Where one can find all needful items stepped with shops and stores and many world class restaurants and hotels.

On reaching at the hotel, then check into your rooms after a refreshing rest then meet all the members of the group at a meeting place in the hotel lobby or in a conference room for group briefing, here our guide and leader will provide you with full information of the treks, tours with other necessary details to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and interesting.

Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of local folk cultural program.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Cultural and Historical sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Enjoy your second day in Kathmandu visiting around places of great historical, and religious interest, which will help you to understand the Nepalese culture of both Hindu and Buddhism. Our tour guide leads you to various exciting areas, where most places are listed in world heritage, tour includes famous old Durbar Square and palace courtyard, steeped with colorful activities. From here visit of Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of more than 2600 years old.

Tour of Bouddhanath a large dome stupa, allows you to get taste of Tibetan and Buddhism culture and visit of holy Pashupatinath Hindu temple.

After a wonderful time return to hotel with free leisure afternoon and preparation for the adventure to Everest region.  

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 3 : Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m / 2,822 feet-05 hrs.

Having early breakfast transfer in a vehicle as per the size of a group, on a spacious and comfortable coach or bus for exciting drive to Pokhara. 

Drive leads on main busy highway of Nepal that connects all parts of the country, as journey leads to Mid-West at Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city, probably in the world, located on the laps of high Annapurna Himalaya range.

On arrival at Pokhara after a scenic drive past rural farm villages and town, and then transfer into a nice lovely hotel, close to calm Phewa Lake.

(Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu, a scenic flight of 30 minutes).

Included deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast )

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

After having breakfast facing views of Annapurna Himalayas, morning a short drive of few hours to the starting point of trekking. Few hour drive beyond Pokhara valley heading due west to reach at Nayapul town and then at lovely village of Bhirethati. Starting the walk past the village with wonderful views of cascading waterfalls, as route leads to slow climb through number of smaller farm village then ending the day walk at Tirkhedhunga for overnight in the comfort of nice local lodge, close to beautiful waterfalls.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

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

Today one of the big day, as well the longest due much uphill climb all the way to Ghorepani, our major destinations. Start the morning after a good breakfast crossing a bridge next to waterfall. As climb begins on stone paved steps to Ulleri village facing views of Annapurna South and top of Machhapuchare Himal.

On reaching Ulleri a moderate size hill village with typical Nepalese country houses with stone slate roofs. From Ulleri walk gets much better on winding uphill path through cool shade of rhododendron and pine forest, then reaching at Ghorepani for overnight stop.

Ghorepani village, situated on the base of high Poon Hill with number of good lodges with views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, amidst beautiful rhododendron forest.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,640 m - 06 hrs.

Start early morning before breakfast, an hour or more hike up to Poon Hill on the highest point of the adventure. Enjoy striking sunrise reflecting over snow peaks of Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal.

Poon Hill at 3,210 m high, where you can climb to a view tower for better panorama of Himalaya range of peaks with fascinating scenery of rolling green hills. After an enjoyable moment with awesome scenic view, head down to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walk up to a hill at Deurali, almost the same height of Poon Hill. Enjoy the last full view of Dhaulagiri Himal range, and then head downhill into a gorge reaching a place called Bhanthati for lunch stop.

Afternoon a short descend within dense forest and then climb of less than hour to Tadapani for overnight stop, located within beautiful forest, facing grand views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare Himal.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Tadapani - Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Today a short day walk till lunch time at Ghandruk village, morning enjoy the grand view of Annapurna peaks, and then start the walk through beautiful forest on nice gradual path. On reaching a small settlement at Bhaise-Kharka, then descend to a stream, and then on winding gradual trail with short downhill to Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop.

Ghandruk, a large Gurung village and gateway to various adventure around Annapurna region, with time here visit the village and interact with the local and observe the typical farm life and culture, as well visit the Gurung small museum to gather more information of the Annapurna area, and of Gurung traditional heritage.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara(820m/2690ft), 4 hrs walk and 2 hrs drive

Last day walk of the lovely trekking, from Ghandruk enjoy the breakfast with views of Annapurna peaks, and then down to a small village at Kimche, within terraced farm fields, walk further down to a road-head for exciting drive back to Pokhara for last overnight around Nepal Mid-West and Annapurna Himalaya.

Included deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast  and Lunch)

Day 9 : Pokhara - Chitwan (4-5 hrs)

An exciting morning drive from Pokhara, where landscapes, climate and vegetation dramatically. Journey leads down mid-south around the country’s flat land of Terai belt at Chitwan, where temperatures are of sub-tropical climate.

An interesting overland ride following the Trisuli River for sometimes and then reaching at Chitwan town of Tada, and then head further south for short while reaching vast farm land and arriving at the hotel, close to Chitwan National Park entrance premises. 

On arrival received by jungle guide and naturalist, briefs you with information regarding your program of jungle activities, and then check into your rooms after lunch a short nature walks or visit local Tharu village, the indigenous tribes of low-land and Terai areas of Nepal.  

Included deluxe accommodation in Chitwan and standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 10 : Full day in Chitwan National park with jungle safari and nature activities

Jungle and nature activities begins early morning, after a refreshment and then join the jungle programs either elephant safari or nature walks as well bird watching of an hour or more. After a fresh morning program back to hotel / lodge for breakfast, after a short refreshing rest, guide will take you for elephant briefing on elephant stable, as well enjoy watching elephant bathing.

Back to lodge / hotel for delightful lunch, afternoon rest and then late afternoon either elephant safari or jungle drive and walks. Evening back at hotel and enjoy the local Tharu cultural program before a lavish dinner.

Included deluxe accommodation in Chitwan and standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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

Early morning options for elephant ride, nature walks or bird-watching on completing the morning activities having breakfast then get ready for departure from the hotel in Chitwan. An interesting drive of five or more hours following the main highway along the Trisuli River for some hours. As drive climbs on winding uphill road to enter Kathmandu valley, and then reaching into the city by late afternoon and back to the hotel. After an exciting and marvelous experience around Annapurna Himalaya and at Chitwan. 

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 12 : Depart Kathmandu for international departure.

After a great experience around high green hills of Annapurna Himalaya, with exciting experience at Chitwan. Enjoying wildlife safari with memorable time in Nepal, and Annapurna Panorama a Family Trekking. Depart from the hotel for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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