Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
Annapurna Area is the most universal trekking destination in the world, located in center Nepal, dominated by Annapurna Himal and the town of Pokhara, Pokhara is a lakeside city of Nepal, the second biggest city for tourism after Kathmandu. Pokhara is also a good starting point for the number of short treks which is located north part from the city There are three major trekking routes in this region; Trek to Jomsom, Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and a circuit of the enter Annapurna massif and many other. The main aim of Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna is to take you to the popular trekking area in a most relaxed, calm and smooth way.
Perspectives of lavish, rich farmland and photogenic landscapes of undisturbed normal woods, natural forest, snow secured mountains and occurrence with a blend of numerous ethnic groups all signify a various scope of encounters that makes Annapurna Trekking zone a standout amongst the most satisfying trekking destinations in Nepal. The another fact of this region is Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland which causes a large chunk of land to fall in the rain shadow area. Hence, these parts are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This lead to unusually diverse landscapes and the possibility of trekking even during monsoon. Therefore, Annapurna regions is an area of contrasts comprising the wettest, driest and windiest places in Nepal. Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna, is mainly for those who haven’t done any trek earlier but wants to explore the nature and culture of Nepalese typical local communities. You just need to be healthy and don’t need any experience to do Slow and easy trekking in Annapurna.
Trekking Planner mastermind a wide range of trekking arrangements in Annapurna zone with sensible cost. We offer all conceivable help to make your vacation memorable and bother free. We likewise offer modified treks and visits for individual and gathering. You will feel secure and safe with your guide because they are more experienced, professionals and license holders. As Annapurna is a centre for enchanting scenieries of mountains, there are many options to do slow and easy trekking in Annapurna. So, come to do a trek in this famous area in more relaxed way.
“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. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Up on arrival in the in ternational airport in Nepal you will pick up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel you will pick up from your hotel for short guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on the evening you will have short brief about your tours with cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided 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) about 7 hrs
Today after an early morning breakfast, guide will pick you from hotel and transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive to Lakeside city of Pokhara. Pokhara is second biggest city than kathmandu for tourism which is located lap of Mt Fishtail. You have panoramic view of the Annapurna range includes Fishtail from the city; the lake is the major attraction for visitors. After refreshment you can explore the area. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1120m) about 2 hrs drive and trek to Hile (1520m) about 4 hrs walk
Today an early morning after 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 lovely scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Before Birethanti after Nayapul you will have such a nice view of Mt Fishtail and Annapurna III through the valley. Landscapes are so different, looks like ready to fall. If you fell very hot you can swim in the river. We will pass through the local villages, people looks busy on the field. The trail goes slowly all the way to Hile. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Banthanti (2400m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today your guide will give you wake up call with morning tea than take breakfast. The trail from Hile climb up slowly to Tikhedhunga than short slow down to the bridge than trail ascend all the way to Ulleri from where you will have such a nice view of the Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli. Ulleri is big Magar town; Magar is one of the famous ethnic groups of Nepal. You may see local making Raksi (local win), you could ask to test. After rest the trail continues through the town, during the spring you will see rhododendron blooming. You will have lunch break some where on the way at the tea house. Banthanti is a small Magar settlement near the forest from where you will have nice view of the Mt Fishtail and Annapurna. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m) 3-4 hrs
The trail leads through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest with few up and down. This is very slow uphill today all the way to Ghorepani. Spring will be colorful by the flower around this area. You will be able to see one of the biggest rhododendron frosts around the Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a small town dominated by the Magar ethnic group, Poon Hill name became from this group of people, this view point found by the Poon people. From Ghorepani if the weather is clear you will be able to see lovely view. They have small shop for gift items and food items. In the afternoon after refreshment you can visit local museum and can join with the local for basket ball. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 07: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) about 01 hrs and full day in Ghorepani
Today an early morning you will have short walk to Poon Hill with your guide. Poon Hill is one of the best view point in the Annapurna trek. Sunrise over the mountain in the morning is the main attraction of the Poon Hill for tourist. You have panoramic view of the Mt Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Tukuche, Mt Nilgiri and many more from east to west. To the south you have such a nice green valley view, so this is such a nice view point place. Back to Ghorepani for breakfast and in the afternoon you can explore the area. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Tadapani (2660m) 4-5 hrs
After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost. The trail ascends to the Gurung Hill for about 1 hrs through the rhododendron forest with lovely view of the mountain. From the top of the Gurung Hill you will have same view as from Poon Hill but from different angle. After short photograph break the trail leads through the Himalayan bamboo tree, rhododendron and pine forest to the Deurali, than trail descend all the way to Bhanthati, here we have lunch break, which is located on the lap of the mountain. After lunch the trail descend to the stream than short but steep climb to the Tadapani through the forest. Tadapani means “far water”, long time ago the local had to go far way for drinking water thats why it is call Tadapani but now days they have water supply by pipe in the town. This small village surrounded by the thick rhododendron forest but the Mountain View through the forest is very nice and its offers such a nice sunrise view in the morning. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 09: Trek to Ghandruk (1990m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village, Museum and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 10: Trek to Nayapul (1120m) 4-5hrs walk and drive back to Pokhara (820m) about 2 hrs drive
After wonderful time in Ghandruck, the trail descend all the way to Syauli Bazaar through the paddy field with nice view of the Mountain; Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli and Fishtail. From Syauli the trail leads along the Modi river to the south, pass through the several village. After check out from ACAP(Annapurn Conservation Area Project) at Birethanti the tail is very easy and flat all the way to Nayapul from where the trekking going to end than drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at the htoel.
Day 11: Full day in Pokhara
Today you have free day for shopping or join another trip with us. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu about 7 hrs drive
Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: 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!
USD $661.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $850.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1058.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)
Single Supplement US $150.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation in Pokhara on BB
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (if you want either way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Annapurna 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 during the trekking in the mountain
- 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 and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by private vehicle
- 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)
- Diner and lunch 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.
- Anything not included in service includes column
Difficulties rating of Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring 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 shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 3210m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and other drinks.
Safe drinking water on Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in 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 electricicty 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 adoptors 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 Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is 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$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
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 Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
All the guest houses offers 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 have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary 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.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have 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 ta 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-refundable 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.
FAQs of Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses 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 and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. 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. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
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.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.
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 trekker’s 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 tea houses.
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 litre 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 very 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.
Suggested Equipment list for this trip;
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 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.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
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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- Total Duration13 days
- Trekking Duration07 days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural excursion
- StartsFrom Kathmandu
- EndsAt Kathmandu
- Trek typeTea House / Lodge
- Per Day WalkingAbout 05 hrs
- Trip GradeEasy to Moderate
- Max. Altitude3210m
- MealsBreakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonFeb-May & Sept-Dec
- Group Size01-08 pax
- CostUSD 661