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Annapurna Gurung Trail

  • 9 Days
  • All around the year
Annapurna region is one of the best trekking trails in the world. Annapurna Gurung Trail is a low altitude trek from Nayapol reaching to a maximum altitude of 2010 meters at Ghandruk. It’s a easy trek providing a deep insight into Nepalese rural lifestyle. The trail encompasses scattered farmland, rhododendron forests, rivers, suspension bridge and majestic view of Himalaya like Mt Annapurna and entire range, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Hiunchuli. Gurung tribe are renowned for they convivial nature and bravery. Exploring the Annapurna Gurung trail and experience of authentic local culture, hilly landscape and snowcapped mountain makes trip memorable for the lifetime. This trek is perfectly fit for novice trekker & nature lovers.

Highlights

  • Easy
  • 9 Days
  • All around the year
  • Comfort lodges, Hotels
  • Private vehicle/Flight
  • Trek


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
  • Day 2 Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m): 25 minutes and drive to Nayapool (1100m) (Distance: 45km): trek to Birethanti (1025m) (Distance: 1. 1km), trek duration: 3-4 hours (B, L, D) Flight Duration: 25 min
  • Day 3 Trek from Birentanthi to Ghandruk (2012m) –Trek Duration: 4- 5hours, Distance: 17.8 km
  • Day 4 Ghandruk- Landruk (1565 m): 4 hrs trek, Distance: 10.1 km
  • Day 5 Landruk- Majgaon(1400m) : 4hrs trek , Distance: 7 km(
  • Day 6 Majgaon- Dhampus (1525m): Trek :4 -5 hrs , Distance: 22.4 km
  • Day 7 : Trek to Phedi (1130m) (Trek Duration: 2 hrs) (Distance: 4.3 km) and drive to Pokhara (Distance: 18.8 km) for around (Drive duration: 45 minutes)
  • Day 8 Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu (Flight Duration: 25 minutes): Drive to Dwarika’s Hotel (7 minutes, Distance: 1.9 km): Farewell Dinner at Krishnarpan
  • Day 9 Departure

Includes

1. Transport: Private Vehicle with a/c
• Airport transfers
• Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu in flight
• Pokhara-Nayapol and Phedi- Pokhara transfer

2. Accommodations:
• Kathmandu (2Ns):
• Pokhara (1N):
• Birethanti (1N): Sanctuary Lodge (Ker N Downey property)
• Ghandruk (1N): Himalayan Lodge (Ker N Downey property)
• Landurk (1N): La Be Lodge (Ker N Downey property)
• Majgaun (1N): Gurung/Mala Lodge (Ker N Downey property)
• Dhampus (1N): Basanta Lodge (Ker N Downey property)

3. Meals:
• All breakfasts
• Lunch: 6 lunches (during trekking)
• Dinner: 6 dinners (during trekking) and one farewell dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant at Dwarika

4. Trekking package:
• Accommodation at Ker & Downy Hotel & Lodge, all meals, an experienced licensed holder trekking guide and all his expenses

5. Taxes, permits and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, ACAP permit and TIMs card

Excludes

1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. Meals not listed in the itinerary (Lunch and dinner except during trekking which is on full board basis)
4. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
5. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
6. Payment Transfer Charge
7. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
8. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from Aarya Village Travel.

Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
2Day 2 - Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m): 25 minutes and drive to Nayapool (1100m) (Distance: 45km): trek to Birethanti (1025m) (Distance: 1. 1km), trek duration: 3-4 hours (B, L, D) Flight Duration: 25 min

After breakfast fly to Pokhara (approximately 25 minutes). Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. Pokhara- the “City of Lakes”. Also known as the gateway to the Himalayas, Pokhara offers stunning views of the Himalayas and has several beautiful lakes, the most popular is the Fewa Taal where you can see the clear reflection of Fishtail Mountain on calm days.

Further drive to drive to Nayapool – 45km / 1 and ½ hour’s drive from Pokhara in a private vehicle. Walk through the lower foothills of Annapurna with surrounding views of Pokhara valley. After a short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m).

Birethanti is a small village about 45 kilometers from Pokhara. Bordered by the Modi Khola river, the village is the starting point or end of many treks in the region.
Overnight at Sanctuary Lodge

Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m): 25 minutes and drive to Nayapool (1100m) (Distance: 45km):  trek to Birethanti (1025m) (Distance: 1. 1km), trek duration: 3-4 hours (B, L, D)  Flight Duration: 25 min
Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m): 25 minutes and drive to Nayapool (1100m) (Distance: 45km):  trek to Birethanti (1025m) (Distance: 1. 1km), trek duration: 3-4 hours (B, L, D)  Flight Duration: 25 min
3Day 3 - Trek from Birentanthi to Ghandruk (2012m) –Trek Duration: 4- 5hours, Distance: 17.8 km

After breakfast, you will leave the lodge to start the trek through scattered small farms. Following the Modi Khola and with constant view of Mt. Machhapuchhre ahead, you will soon climb the valley towards the mountains. Passing through the rice fields and forest, you will arrive at the Lodge at Ghandurk. Hot lunch will be ready in the dining room. Enjoy your lunch with spectacular views of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Hiunchuli. Ghandruk serves as a gateway to other popular trekking routes. Its inhabitants are of Gurung ethnicity are renowned for they convivial nature and bravery.

Overnight at Himalayan Lodge

Trek from Birentanthi to Ghandruk (2012m) –Trek Duration: 4- 5hours, Distance: 17.8 km
Trek from Birentanthi to Ghandruk (2012m) –Trek Duration: 4- 5hours, Distance: 17.8 km
4Day 4 - Ghandruk- Landruk (1565 m): 4 hrs trek, Distance: 10.1 km

Leaving Ghandruk village, the trek descends sharply to the Modi River. Crossing a suspension bridge, we trek uphill to Landruk village with amazing views of the Annapurna range, here we pass through the cliffs where honey hunters climb up on the ropes to hunt the wild bee honey. Lunch will be ready as we arrive at our lodge. After the lunch, you can either rest in your room or enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains or go on a sightseeing tour in the village with your guide. The Sunrise and sunset views from Landruk are exceptional, a peacefulness surrounds you here away from the commotion of city life.
Overnight at La Bee Lodge

Ghandruk- Landruk (1565 m): 4 hrs trek, Distance: 10.1 km
Ghandruk- Landruk (1565 m): 4 hrs trek, Distance: 10.1 km
5Day 5 - Landruk- Majgaon(1400m) : 4hrs trek , Distance: 7 km(

After breakfast, continue trek passing through the village and farmlands with views of Annapurnas at your back. An easy trek to Majgaon today, you reach lodge earlier. You can enjoy the views of the mountains from your room itself relaxing after the trek or spend your time at the garden. You can also take a short walk to the village. Overnight at Gurung/Mala Lodge

Landruk- Majgaon(1400m) : 4hrs trek , Distance: 7 km(
Landruk- Majgaon(1400m) : 4hrs trek , Distance: 7 km(
6Day 6 - Majgaon- Dhampus (1525m): Trek :4 -5 hrs , Distance: 22.4 km

After breakfast, continue trek towards Patlekhet, a small village on the way towards Pothana where you stop. Pothana is another small village along the trek which is used by Tibetan traders to sell their souvenirs and gifts to the tourist trekking up and down the Annapurna Base Camp. As you reach at lodge in Dhampus, you get the spectacular views of the entire Annapurna range. Once at the lodge you will be served hot lunch after which you can take a short walk into Dhampus village. Overnight at Basanta Lodge

Majgaon- Dhampus (1525m):  Trek :4 -5 hrs , Distance: 22.4 km
Majgaon- Dhampus (1525m):  Trek :4 -5 hrs , Distance: 22.4 km
7Day 7 - : Trek to Phedi (1130m) (Trek Duration: 2 hrs) (Distance: 4.3 km) and drive to Pokhara (Distance: 18.8 km) for around (Drive duration: 45 minutes)

After breakfast, we descend through the forested areas and terraced farmland to Phedi. For around 2 hours. Our vehicle will be waiting for you to drive (approximately 45 minutes) you back to Pokhara. Where you can check into your hotel and refresh and relax. In the evening, enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the calm blue waters of the lake. Overnight at Pokhara.

: Trek to Phedi (1130m) (Trek Duration: 2 hrs) (Distance: 4.3 km) and drive to Pokhara (Distance: 18.8 km) for around (Drive duration: 45 minutes)
: Trek to Phedi (1130m) (Trek Duration: 2 hrs) (Distance: 4.3 km) and drive to Pokhara (Distance: 18.8 km) for around (Drive duration: 45 minutes)
8Day 8 - Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu (Flight Duration: 25 minutes): Drive to Dwarika’s Hotel (7 minutes, Distance: 1.9 km): Farewell Dinner at Krishnarpan

After Breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu. It is around 25 minute’s flight from Pokhara. Drive to Dwarika’s Hotel Check in. Here too you can rest and refresh yourself.
Later in the evening, enjoy a farewell Krishnarpan dinner at Dwarika’s, take a culinary journey through the fascinating terrains of Nepali cuisine. Serving the finest Nepali of Nepali flavors, Krishnarpan is a slow authentic dining experience reminiscent of the ritual feasts enjoyed by the Kathmandu Valley's Newari community

Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu (Flight Duration: 25 minutes): Drive to Dwarika’s Hotel (7 minutes, Distance: 1.9 km): Farewell Dinner at Krishnarpan
Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu (Flight Duration: 25 minutes): Drive to Dwarika’s Hotel (7 minutes, Distance: 1.9 km): Farewell Dinner at Krishnarpan
9Day 9 - Departure

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.