8 days Kathmandu Annapurna Trek is to experience the Annapurna massif and its neighboring peaks. The 8 days Annapurna Trekking from Kathmandu is the best way to enjoy the beauty of mountains. The Kathmandu Annapurna Trek offers stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain views. The rhododendron, mountain villages , stream, waterfall and rice paddies are the attraction of Annapurna trek. Autumn from September to November and Spring from March to May are the best season for the trek.
Likewise, Kathmandu Annapurna Trek passes through dense forest, bamboo, blooming rhododendron flower and waterfall. The incredible and memorable, the once in a lifetime trek fulfills your dream come true trekking in the Himalayas
Nepal has two major cities -Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu has the important historical and heritage sites but too much crowds. Pokhara is much more relaxing. Most westerner hang out on a stretch of road lined with shops, restaurants, and hotels alongside Phewa Lake. If you look up from almost any point of Pokhara, you can see the Annapurna range towering overhead.
The short Kathmandu to Annapurna Trek is the most popular treks of Nepal because of its stunning view and scenery. You can complete Kathmandu to Annapurna Trek in 8 days without risk of high altitude. The trek is suitable for family with children to seniors people, and of course for youngsters and adults too.
Why Kathmandu Annapurna Trek
- Visit an impressive city Pokhara
- Hike to Ghorepani Poon Hill for a glorious sunrise- sunset and awe inspiring mountain views.
- Explore the small villages of Annapurna
- Interact with the ethnic group people and know about their culture and life style.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive you there and drive to hotel. Free in the afternoon walking around Thamel market. Stay night at Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
6 hours Breakfast Standard Hotel Accommodation.
Wake up early in the morning, and breakfast, get tourist bus drive to Pokhara for 6 hours. This is a scenic drive as we pass through river valley, villages and beautiful villages. Once check in hotel, we walk around lakeside and along the banks of Phewa lake. Stay night in Pokhara.
8 hours Meals-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Tea house Accommodation.
Breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, and drive to Nayapul for 2 hours and we then trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri for 6 hours. This is a beautiful day trek as we passes through the beautiful villages, rice paddies fields and river. Stay night at tea house.
6 hours Meals-B/L/D Tea House Accommodation.
Wake up, breakfast and uphill trek for 6 hours through the rhododendron and alpine forest. On the trail you can also enjoy the beautiful views of Annapurna south and Mount Fishtail as we walk up to Ghorepani. Stay night at Ghorepani.
6 hours Meals-B/L/D Tea house accommodation.
Breakfast with enjoying the views of Annapurna and Fishtail from Tadapani, we then trek to Ghandruk, the biggest Gurung village, home to the Gurkhas. Lunch camp and walk around Ghandruk village in the afternoon. Stay night at Ghandruk village.
7 hours Breakfast, Lunch Standard Hotel Accommodation.
Breakfast with enjoying the majestic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare, we then trek to Nayapul for 5 hours. It is almost all downhill trek. If is also possible to take local jeep drive back to Pokhara from Ghandruk if you don't like to trek. From Nayapul, we drive by taxi to Pokhara for 3 hours. The trek ends at Nayapul. Free in the afternoon at Lakeside Pokhara. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
6 hours Breakfast Standard Hotel Accommodation
Breakfast and drive by tourist bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara for 6 hours. It is also possible to get short flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu that cost USD 125 for one way. If you fly back to Kathmandu, you may take tour around Kathmandu's historical and world heritage sites-Monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Breakfast No accommodation.
Breakfast and last minutes shopping until airport time, walking around Thamel market. We transfer you to Kathmandu airport 3 hours before your schedule flight time. Hope you enjoy your time and trek with us. Say good bye to Nepal.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.
- Road transfer cost -from trekking start to end point to Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit -ACAP Permit, local government taxes and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking
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In the trek, you will get neat and clean basic tea house accommodation. The room is small with twin beds. So, you can share room with other trekkers of same sex. Toilet and bathroom is also common share, running 24 hours cold water. Hot shower also possible at the end of the day, but you may need to pay if the water is heated by gas shower.
Meals on the trek.
You will get hygienic both veg and non veg meals on the trek. The food you can choose from guest house menus. They serve meals like noodle, dalbhat, bread, boiled egg, Tibetan bread, noodle soup, porridge, muesli, macaroni, pasta and so on the trek.
Annapurna Trek Weather/Temperature
This is all four season trek. Spring, Autumn and Winter is the best time to do this trek. Summer is rainy season in Nepal. The visibility of the mountain is not clear always. It rains any time of the day. There are many leeches on the trail if you trek in rainy season. Spring and Autumn is always sunny day, the weather is neither cold nor not. It is nice and warm. Morning and Evening is a bit cold. Winter is pretty cold, and you also need to walk in the snow in some parts of the trek if you do winter trek. Please kindly bring warm clothes with you. Also, do not forget to bring rain coat as you do trekking in summer.
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable langtang trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper