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Walking Annapurna

5 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
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Day 1: Pokhara/Yangakot (1440m)
 
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.
Meet your trek leader at the Pokhara office at 9.00AM ready to embark on a scenic drive to the outlying village of Kalikasthan. Enter a world of friendly villagers, terraced fields, alpine meadows and rhododendron forest set before a back-drop of snow-clad peaks. Begin with a walk down to the Modi river (2hrs approx). Along the way pass through delightful little villages and enjoy mesmerizing vistas of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II mountains.
 
Cross over a long suspension bridge in the Modi Valley, pass through a densely shaded Sal forest, and ascend steeply to the village of Chachowk. Continue on to the village of Yangjakot where we spend the night in a homestay (3hrs approx.) (1440m).
 
Day 2: Trek to Tanting (1580m)
 
This morning take a gradually descending track down to the Modi Valley (1.5hr approx). Cross the river and follow the path on the western flank of the river to the village of Chasu (1.5hr approx). A long flight of steep but well-laid stone steps tests your fitness and takes you past verdant terraced fields to Tanting (2hrs approx). This Gurung village is typical of the raw beauty of traditional Nepalese hillside villages. We spend the night in a Tanting homestay (1580m).
 
Day 3: Trek to Siklis (1980m)
 
This morning take the gradual descending track down to the river (1.5hr approx). After crossing, head to uphill to Sikles, where we stop for the day. ( 2.5 hr approx) ( 1980m)
 
You'll be hard pressed to find a more delightful place to spend your day than Siklis, a village with welcoming inhabitants, picturesque terraced fields, alpine meadows and views of the giants of the Annapurnas section of the Himalayas: Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and the monolithic hulk of Lamjung Himal.
 
There are many activities with which to fill your time in this village. You can hike to viewpoints, explore the surrounding villages, and soak up the rhythm of local life. You can also help your host with the daily chores, perhaps getting your hands dirty in the farms!
 
Day 4: Trek to Ghalegaun (1620m)
 
After a tranquil day in Siklis, set out on the longest section of your trek. Leave the village and enter deep woods trekking westwards with snow-capped peaks to your right. Make a steep climb up to a grassy wooded knoll known as Tara Top (4hrs approx) (2800m). This is the vantage-point for a spectacular 360-degree view that encompasses most of the Annapurna massif. Clear skies will allow for unforgettable memories of this majestic panorama.
 
Descend through shady forests of rhododendron hung heavy with lichen and moss, with wild flowers on the sunnier banks and wild orchids attached to the branches above us, before arriving at Ghalegaun (approx 3hrs), our stop for the night (1620m).
 
Day 5: Pokhara
 
Head down to Bhurjung Khola, a tributary of the Seti River, following it south until you reach the road-head (2hrs approx) where your transport awaits to return you to Pokhara (1.5hr drive).
 
Our trip finishes in Pokhara this afternoon around midday. Extra accommodation or a transfer back to Kathmandu are available.
All This Included
Travel to Nepal and hike through the Annapurnas, one of the most naturally beautiful and remote regions on the planet, on this Active adventure. Through rocky terrain, lush forests and fields of wildflowers, and under the shadow of snowy peaks, spend each day walking through the wonder of nature. Stop and rest at rural villages inhabited by locals who lead a simple, traditional life. Reach a prime vantage point which offers panoramic views of the awesome Annapurna region - a true highlight of an unforgettable journey.
  • No meals are included on this tour.
  • Jeep, Private vehicle
  • Teahouse (4 nights)
Highlights
  • Pokhara must be the most relaxed place in Nepal - spend a few extra days to soak it up.
  • Watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayan massif from Sarangkot.
  • Enjoy a short hike in the Annapurna's, walking through local villages, this is a great introduction to trekking in Nepal. 
Accommodations
Teahouse (4 nights)
Notes
  • Ages: Min 15
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 12
  • This is a trekking trip that includes about 4-7 hours of trekking over five days.
  • Whilst this is a short trek, please ensure that you are fit enough to walk for two days.
  • This trip does not go to high altitude.
  • A porter is included on this trek to carry your trekking pack.
  • This trip starts in Pokhara day 1 at 9.00AM and finishes in Pokhara on day 5 at approx 1.00PM.
  • To enable the trip to get away at 9am, please meet your leader at our Pokhara office listed in the Trip Notes the day prior to departure at 5.00PM for a pre departure meeting.
  • Between June and August, it is monsoon season in Nepal. If you do choose to travel during this time, please note that you will encounter wet conditions, obscured views, and an extra leech or two. During the monsoon, there is a chance that your itinerary may be adjusted pending water levels in rivers. Don't forget to carry rain proof jackets and trouser or raincoat.
  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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