12 Days Family Trekking in Annapurna

"A Soft Moderate Adventure on the High Scenic Hills of Annapurna Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3210m/10532ft
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Wildlife Activities, Trekking And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • A moderate soft adventure to scenic Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views.
  • Explore the local traditional villages in the shade of high Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Within dense green forest lined with various species of rhododendron tall trees.
  • Enjoy amazing panorama of world’s three highest Himalayan mountain range.
  • Exciting thrills and enjoyable safari in the dense jungles of Chitwan National Park.

An advantage  of booking trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap—if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 12 Days Family Trekking in Annapurna.

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 get into the local immense culture, then head for the adventure around Annapurna High Green Hills. The adventure begins in beautiful Pokhara, a city blessed with natural wonders located on the lap of the stunning Annapurna Himalaya. A place of charm and lovely views where Annapurna Himalaya reflects on calm Phewa Lake 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 a lovely rhododendron forest surrounding, located beneath Poon Hill, enjoy the views of the 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 in 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’, extending towards Ganesh Himal.

The return journey from Poon Hill and Ghorepani takes you back to Pokhara, taking an alternate route through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Where views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range follow you to Ghandruk, a lovely mountain village enriched with the traditional culture of Gurung. The main hill tribes of the Annapurna Himalaya Range, are 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 National Park 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 Park is regarded as Asia’s best park for jungle safari in the comfort of luxurious hotels and resorts.

Chitwan National Park is designated also as 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 habitat for the 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 as 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.

Important Note.

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant booking and online payment.

Best Season for Annapurna Panorama a Family Trekking.

In nearly all seasons one can trek around the southern Annapurna Himalaya Region, except the wet times of monsoon season. However, the best time is in mid-spring from March to May, and autumn to pre-winter seasons from September to mid-December. Springtime morning till mid-day is mostly clear for pleasant walks as well for the views, can get cloudy in the late afternoon.

Cold in the morning, late afternoon till night time, and chances of snowfall sometimes. During spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in full bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to a bush.

Autumn and pre-winter are the best time for excellent views and scenic walks, where days are crystal clear. But in short sunlight hours one can expect snowfall sometimes, with much cold morning and nighttime besides the wind-chill factor.

At Chitwan the low flat land of Nepal with sub-tropical climate, one can visit nearly all seasons except the monsoon wet months of June to mid-September.

The best time is in spring from March to May and autumn starts from September to November months. Wintertime is also a great time but much cold morning and in the at night.

Local Culture and Religion:- Family Trekking in Annapurna.

Nepal is a blend of two great religions Hindu and Buddhism, where Hinduism dominates most from East to Western Nepal. The low land and mid-hills are mostly inhabited by the Hindu religion of ancient culture of age-old heritage.

From Mid-Hills and around the high mountainous region populated with Buddhism followers similar to Tibetan culture and custom. On this trek around Annapurna southern mid-hills villages are of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.

Coming across Poon, Magar ethnic tribes of Western Nepal follow Hinduism as well as Buddhism also, but mostly the Annapurna high hills populated with Gurung interwoven to Buddhism, as well Bon a per-Buddhism cult and culture.

Climate and Weather in Family Trekking in Annapurna.

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold with freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,000 m.

Other months from September to December are another great time for treks around the Annapurna Region and other areas of the Himalayas as well as to visit Chitwan for a wildlife safari. Most days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with an extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Accommodations and Food in Family Trekking in Annapurna.

On this trek around Annapurna Region stay in the best available local lodge from the start to the end of treks and in nice hotels at Kathmandu, Pokhara as well at Chitwan. Provides excellent meals as per your choice from a wide listed menu of the lodge serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetan and Indian foods. All meals are well cooked, hygienic, and fresh and served in a large dining hall with a warm environment.

Altitude Sickness.

On this trek no big problem with catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or high altitude symptoms, as the walk takes you to slow gain in elevation and gradual rise in altitude gains, and then on downhill most of the way back to the end of the trek at Pokhara at the height of 860 m high.

Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments if required.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical sides and the use of helicopters or other means of transportation.

Travel and Medical Insurance.

Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.

Age Requirements.

For Annapurna Panorama Trekking and Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal where people from 18 to 70 years including children from below 5 years old will be allowed and this involves if one can get medical insurance from your home countries. As for family with children where age group from 5 onwards are safe for this trek. For smaller infants back carrier is required, as well extra guide will accompany and support throughout the trekking.

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Family Trekking in Annapurna provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

    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)

      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 )

        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 )

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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)

                    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)

                      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)

                        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 )

                          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

                          Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                          What's Included
                          •  All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                          •  Welcome dinner in an 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 privet vehicle (entrance fees extra).
                          •  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
                          •  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
                          •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                          •  02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
                          •  Double/twin shearing best available lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                          •  Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                          •  Safe drinking water
                          •  Pokhara to Starting point point of trekking and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by private vehicle
                          •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                          •  First add kid box
                          •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                          •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                          •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                          What's Excluded


                          •  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
                          •  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
                          Departure Dates

                          If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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

                          Essential Info

                          Suggested Equipment List

                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                          • Day pack
                          • Trekking shoes
                          • Sports shoes or sandals
                          • Sun Hat/cap
                          • Warm woolen cap
                          • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                          • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                          • Pullover or warm sweeter
                          • Raincoat
                          • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                          • Hand gloves
                          • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                          • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
                          • Sun glasses
                          • Water bottle
                          • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                          •  Flash or Torch light
                          • Camera and batteries
                          • Pokhara is about 220 km distance from Kathmandu, takes more than five hours drive, by air just half hour.

                          • One of the largest cities in Nepal, a renowned tourist spot of Nepal and probably in the world, the starting and ending points of various adventure and trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya, as well to Mustang region.

                          • Starting the trek on easy gradual up, second day to Ghorepani is all uphill climb, but taking a slow stride and rest in between will overcome the tough climb.

                            As altitude wise is very safe, with some steep section of few hours but can be done taking your own easy pace. After Ghorepani and Poon Hill most of the way is downhill.

                          • Nepal Standard Time with GMT is +5:45 hours difference for example 15:30 Sunday, in Greenwich Mean Time is 21:15 Sunday in Nepal.

                          • In Nepal the currency used is Nepalese Rupees, the smaller denomation called Paisa, where 100 paisa makes a rupee. Equivalent to about US$ 1 equals to 118 Nepalese Rupees at present rate, where rate changes slightly almost day by day or in a week.

                          • For smaller items can be done in the afternoon time on reaching the overnight stop, but normally you won’t have time to dry or do the laundry, except back at Pokhara or in Chitwan.

                          • The lodge are simple and basic on treks some with attached bath and toilets, but nice, clean and cozy rooms. Other smaller villages have lodges with common bath and toilets, but one can have hot shower at extra cost. Most toilets have squatting types around the lodges on treks, few places with sitting toilet seats.

                          • Most villages on route trek do have hydro power electricity, where one can charge your gadgets, at extra cost per items per hour. Some smaller villages will have their own private solar power.

                          • All drinking are safe to drink provided it is boiled and filtered, where our guide will check and make it sure if it’s safe or not. We strongly discourage buying plastic mineral water, unless one is very desperate. Due to Responsible Tourism and Eco Trekking we do not encourage buying plastic bottled water, unless it can be re-cycled.

                          • Nearly all seasons of the year except for monsoon period of rainy wet times from mid-June to early September months. The best is spring time when days are warmer with longer sun-light hours, the right time when wildflowers is in flowering season. The next best season is autumn from mid-September to November, but morning and nights are cold with shorter days.

                            One can visit Annapurna southern green hills during winter times also, but much cold in Ghorepani and Tadapani areas. But with fine clear day, can snow sometimes.

                          Client Reviews
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                            Amazing Trip, Great Guide.

                            Had a great time. A great place to visit with great guides and accommodating friendly locals. Nirmal was an awesome guide, very organised and always happy! 10/10

                            Jazz FUnited States,Feb 07, 2024
                          • rating star

                            Excellent trek leader Dibash

                            Dibash Lamichhane, with his exceptional guiding experience, good nature, communication and leadership skills made our long trek successful. He is very respectful, caring and motivating.

                            Gary LNetherlands,Nov 29, 2023
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