10 days Nepal Annapurna Trek to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Hot Spring and Australian Camp is a perfect trek for family with children, seniors and solo trekkers. Autumn, Winter and Spring is perfect time for this trek.
Amazing Nepal trek to Annapurna offers stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and Tukuche peak. Poon hill, the best view point of the trek, also offers a mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas. This is an easy to moderate grade trek, suitable for trekkers who have short holidays in Nepal. If you have no time trekking to Annapurna circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, this is the best trek for you. The short Annapurna Nepal Trek begins from Pokhara. You reach to Pokhara either by flight or overland drive.
Nayapul is an actual starting point of the trek. We can reach by a short car/taxi drive from Pokhara, and then trek to Tikhedhunga through a small villages of Birethanti, paddies fields, waterfalls and stream via Birethanti. The trek follows jungle of Rhododendron to Ghorepani Poon Hill via Ulleri and Banthanti villages.
Poon Hill, the highest point of the trek, and we then continue trek to Jhinu Hot Spring via Tadapani, another best view point of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli. After enjoying hot spring bath, we trek to Australian camp, the best vantage point. On the way, we pass beautiful villages such as Landruk and Tolkha. We hike down to Kande after enjoy the last view of the Himalayas and drive back to Pokhara. The once in a lifetime, Nepal Annapurna trek ends here.
Why Nepal Annapurna Trek
- Experience an amazing scenery and landscapes.
- See the mountain sunrise view from Poon Hill
- Enjoy the beauty of the majestic Himalayas
- Dip into the natural hot Spiring
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport
40 minutes from airport to Thamel BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu
You will meet our representatives and they take you to Hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, short briefing about the programs will take place. Free day on your own in the afternoon.
Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara(200 km, 6 hours)
6 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Wake up in the morning, get toursit bus drive to Pokhara that leaves from Kathmandu at 7:00 AM in the morning for 6-7 hours drive arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon at 3:00 or 3:30 PM. Walk around lakeside in the afternoon and stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03Pokhara–Tikhedhunga (1,495m, 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs trek, 10 km)
5-6 hrs trek, 10 km AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga. Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Day 04Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani (2,850m, 11km, 5-6 hrs)
11km, 5/6 hrs AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay in this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.
Day 05Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m, 12km, 6-7 hours)
12km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Take an early morning trip to Poon hill (3,210m through rhododendron forest for a a great sunrise view over the mountains of Dhaulagiri (8,172m), Annapurna, Fisthail, Manaslu, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Continue to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground.
Day 06Tadapani to Jhinu Hot Spring(1500m, 13km, 6-7 hours)
13 km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek down hill through Chuile and Kimrong Khola to Jhinu Hot Spring for 7 hours. Dip and relax into the hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
Day 07Jhinu Hot Spring to Australian Camp(2000m,14km, 6-7 hours)
14 km, 6-7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek to Autralian camp for 6 hours via Landruk and Toklha. Australian is the best view point for sunrise, sunset and the best view for Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other Himalayan range.
Day 08Australian Camp-Pokhara(10km,5-6 hours)
10km,5/6 hours MAP Plan-Breakfast, & Lunch or Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Breakfast and trek to Phedi via Dhampus for 5 hours and then an hour drive to Pokhara. Walk around lakeside Pokhara on your own in afternoon in Pokhara. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 09 Pokhara to Kathmandu(200 km, 6 hours drive)
6 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu
Brekfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu.It is also possible to somedays in Pokhara on your own since Pokhara is beautiful nature city.
Day 10Kathmandu airport
Reach 3 hour before international flight BB Plan-Breakfast Check out from hotel
Breakfast and free day walking around Thamel, buying souvenir for your family and relatives and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
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 equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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Trek accommodation will be very basic on the mountain tea house lodges, yet it is neat and clean. The room with twin beds with common sharing toilet and bathroom with 24 hours cold water running.
You can choose meals from menus of the tea houses. Typical meals are as omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetable curries, pizza or chow mein, Tibetan bread, pasta and so on. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is a good choice. There is one saying that Dal Bhat power 24 hours in the mountains. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and so it is nice to have vegetarian meals on the trek.
Annapurna Trek Weather/Temperature
The day is nice and warm when the sun comes. Morning, Evening and night is colder than day. Some of the tea house make fire in dining Chimney in the evening which is cosy nice and warm. The temperature is in between 28 degree to -8 degree.
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
Yes and of course, the trek is for all hikers like experience and non experience trekkers. No previous trek experience is necessary to join this trek. This is a moderate grade trek, best for trek beginners.
Well, it is nice to make your baggage/rucksack 10 kg to 12 kg for porter. The small day pack you can carry by yourself, putting your personal important belonging like camera, passport, money and water bottle.
Yes, almost all the tea house have electricity. Some tea house provide light by solar panel.
Yes, travel insurance is necessary for the trek, in case of emergency for rescue and medication. We are trekking in the mountain. Your travel insurance ensure you feel the safety guarantee.
This is all four season trek. Autumn, Spring and Winter, the best time of year for this trek.
There is no specify training method to recommend to prepare for the trek. It is nice to jogging regular, weekend hiking, Gym, yoga exercise and dance is helpful. The training you should do, it depends on the level of fitness and any medical conditions.
The group size will be minimum 2 to maximum 12 people. The groups typically mix of individuals, couples and friends travelling together of ages 20's to 60's. The group comprises of people from all nationalities.
The trek consider moderate in difficulty, yet a good level of fitness is helpful to enjoy the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can enjoy this trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation.
Since you will be in the mountainous region, Wifi and phone network might not work everywhere or for many days. However, most of the guesthouses offer Wifi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.
At the lower altitude guesthouses there will provide the facilities of hot shower. And in rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For all the showers, it costs you extra charge as per shower. The higher you go the hot shower is expensive.
Yes, you will be able to use ATM and Credit Cards in Kathmandu and Pokhara. As you are in the trek, it does not work. It is nice to carry cash in hand while you are trekking in the mountain.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not necessary for the trekking at your hotel. It is also possible to leave at our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping to guide and porter.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. We can arrange your trip even if you are alone there at the same group cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some extra cost. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the super markets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.