Annapurna Short Trek

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Annapurna short trek is for those voyagers who have only a few vacations trip in Nepal so; this package is 5 days trek to Annapurna area with the outstanding mountains, scenic landscape, and valley .You will be hiking through the Australian camp too. This trek offers you the astonishing outlook of the Annapurna region in much easier way. Moreover, it also gives an introductory for those explorers who want to experience the lesser and first hiking trail within a short period. This trek can be also done with your family members as well with your kids. It is suitable to all the ages. This trek also provides you the best way to discover great diverse landscapes, rural and traditional farm villages, with warm welcoming people and surrounding.

Annapurna short trekking route starts after a 30 minute scenic airstrip from Kathmandu to pokhara. We then hike to the famous hill station of sarangkot (1991m)also known as lonely planet, which is one of the famous place for the tourists where you get a striking Himalayan views and also the stunning sunrise views can be spot early in the morning. There are other recreational activities available in Sarangkot like paragliding, bungee jumping where you also can enjoy this sport if you like. On the trail we can observe different village with terraced fields and perceive the local people day to day activities like cattle grazing, and other many activities.

Most magnificent view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges are Mt Annapurna1 ,Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Nilgiri  and beautiful rhododendron forests bloom magnificently mostly during the spring season which will make your trail more pleasing. Most of the people living in this area are mostly the Gurung, Thakali and Magar communities which will make your journey more rejoice by experiencing their culture and custom. After that we will drop down to pokhara valley and to the city then we take a flight to Kathmandu and end our trek. Month of March to May and September to December will be the excellent month for trekking as the sky will be clear and one can get better view of the Annapurna Himalayas 

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) gives you this small package to glimpse the complete Annapurna range within a short span of time with incredible view which can accomplished upon embarking on this journey which will remember forever in your lifetime .So, if you want to trek for a long journey for other Annapurna region we have specific trekking area like Annapurna circuit, Annapurna basecamp and many other.

 

Outline Itinerary:

 Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) and trek to Australian Camp (1990m/6527ft), Duration: 5-6 hrs.

Day 03: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) 6 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Pokhara 2 hrs. And fly back to Kathmandu

Day 05: Final Departure

ITINARARY

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

As you arrive at the airport and doing all the formalities, we our GHHT staff will be holding a signboard outside the airport and give you warm welcome and take to your respective hotel in a private vehicle. And you will be spending your night at the hotel.

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) and trek to Australian Camp (1990m/6527ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs.

We will be heading to pokhara by flight. After that we will drive to phedi and start our 5 hours trekking to Australian camp (1990m) via dhampus and pothana. Our trek passes through over terraced fields with the village people of Brahmin, chettri. We will be having our lunch at Dhampus village. We will be hiking to view the spectacular mountain Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri etc. over the rhododendron forests. Including meal will also provide like breakfast and lunch.

Day 03: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) 6 hrs.

Srangkot is a village just above the pokhara also one of the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is 5 degrees cooler than pokhara. It is a village Development Committee in Kaski District in the gandaki Zone of northern- central Nepal. From there we get to view the magnificent sight of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri if the weather will be clear we get a picturesque view of mountain. At guest house we will be having our breakfast then our trails leads over the forestry slightly descend trail to Naudanda. The following trail will be bit easy path along hill ridge to the compact settlement with diverse indigenous groups. The view is stunning from both the side; the right side bids edge of Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake is extraordinary with a Temple Island and hill side with field terrace painting by vegetation. The sight of snowcapped mountains is imaginary and the view of Pokhara valley is also magnificence during the night due to the light set up. We will be spending our night at guest house Trekking: 6 hrs. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Day 04: Trek to Pokhara 2 hrs. And fly back to Kathmandu

We will be waking up early in the morning to view the sunrise from view tower which will take about 10-minutes ascent from lodge. After relishing sunrise view we will have a breakfast and then hike down to Pokhara and take an afternoon airstrip to back in Katmandu valley you will be spending overnight at hotel. Trekking hours will be around 2 hours (Breakfast Included)

Day 05: Final Departure

Our last trek to Annapurna short trek will finally come to the end today so, if you have got time you can do shopping or also sightseeing if not you can rest for a while before leaving for the airport We will drop you 3 hours earlier before your flight so, that you can do your all your formalities in time. Hope your trek has become fruitful so, we look further to see you again for your other destination. And have a pleasant flight.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

 

  • Airport transfers pick up and drop
  • Well come dinner on tropical Nepali restaurant with culture program on your arrival day
  • Entry permits to Annapurna Conservation Area
  • TIMS permits
  • All supporting staffs (trekking guide and porters), as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • 3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodge along the trekking trail
  • Tourist bus ticket to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Standard hotel
  • One map of Annapurna Base camp trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Farewell dinner on famous restaurant in Thamel before you departure from Nepal

 

What is not included?

 

  • International airfare
  • Nepali visa fee
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters (it is expected)

TRIP INFO

Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 5 days which is main customary and pragmatic that has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment. 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Excursion & Sightseeing

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Tea House Trekking

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna Region

Price: USD 550

Group size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

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