Annapurna Short Trek is an ideal package for the time-bounded trekkers with a great desire of trekking to the rural Himalayas. This trekking offers incredible Himalayan panoramas and tantalizing sunrise/sunsets over them. The Himalayan ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Ranges looks awesome from an altitude of 3,210m at Poonhill.
Short Trekking to Annapurna is a good combo of nature with culture. In this trekking package, you can observe the breathtaking views of snowy peaks, diverse species of floras and fauna, etc. Additionally, you can also observe peoples from different ethnic groups such as Gurung and Magars. Most of them are Tibetan origin and still possess a semi Tibetan style of living. You can interact with them and share your love and feelings; this, in turn, makes your trekking even blissful and memorable.
The circular 5 Days Annapurna Short Trek begins and ends in Pokhara. You can also join this trekking from Kathmandu, but actual walking stars from Nayapul, Pokhara. Pokhara is the city of paradise and also well known as the city of lakes. There are so many visiting destinations in Pokhara valley like Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Chamere Gufa and many more. Sarangkot is the famous hill nearby Pokhara that offers astounding sunrise/sunsets views and a great view of whole Pokhara Valley in one frame.
The Annapurna Short Trekking Route is filled with a lush forest of Oak Rhododendrons and Pine trees. You trek from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga on the first day, which is quite easy and less challenging. The trekking route gets steeper from the second day. Passing through the dense forest, listening to the enchanting chirping sounds of Himalayan birds you reach the flourishing village of Ghorepani for the second day’s accommodation.
An early morning walk of about 45 minutes will take you to Poonhill, our ultimate destination, which rewards us with the incredible views of glorious mountains and panoramic views of several other mountain ranges that include Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli Mountain, Annapurna I and Annapurna South, etc. You can observe the tantalizing views of Sunrise from Poonhill over the giant Himalayas.
Annapurna Short Trek aka Ghorepani Poonhill Trek or Poonhill sunrise trek is at the peak of its fame because of the immense natural beauties of the area. During the trekking, you will also get a chance to absorb Gurung villages of trekking trail. The engrossing view of snow-clad mountains captivates you throughout the trekking.
The Annapurna Short Trekking leads you into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This area boasts small and beautiful villages enrich with ancient and cultural significance and some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire Trekking Regions in Nepal.
Annapurna Short Trek Difficulty
The difficulty of Annapurna short Trekking is categorized as an easy grade. This is a low altitude trek, and a trekker should have normal physical fitness with a capacity of walking at least 3-4 hours a day on average in the hilly terrain.
If you have previous trekking experience in high altitudes. This will help you a lot in Annapurna Short Trek. Having a positive attitude towards the trekking is also one of the keys to success the Annapurna Short Trek easily and successfully.
Annapurna short trekking can be done in any seasons throughout the year but March to May and September to December is considered as the best season in the year for this trekking. You can have a pleasant time in calm weather and tolerable temperature during autumn and spring. The views are also more attractive in a clear sky.
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Have your breakfast and be ready for Annapurna Short Trekking, we will receive you at 8:00 AM, from your Hotel. You will be driving together with guide and porter. In the 45 km drive, you will get to enjoy the excellent views of Pokhara valley including the Phewa lake and the huge mountain ranges including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Our actual adventure starts from Nayapul. We will walk along the Modi Khola upstream to Birethanti and follow the trail through east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with excellent scenarios of waterfalls and green forests. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way and we will reach Tikhdhunga for overnight stay. Dinner will be served in tea house.
After having early morning breakfast, we will begin our trekking through the steep uphill trail. Following the forests and small settlements of Gurung communities, and enjoying the great Mountain vistas, we reach Ulleri. On continuing the trekking, we will continuously get the astonishing views of mountain vistas and freen rolling hills. Finally we will reach Ghorepani (very beautiful Gurung settlement) at an altitude of 2,780 meters for our overnight stay. Dinner will be served here in Teahouse.
Today we will get up in the very early morning and be ready for trekking. After having breakfast, we immediately start out walk to Poonhill for great sunrise view. On reaching there we will be rewarded with awe inspiring views of high mountain ranges including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Ranges and after a while we will also get a chance to observe tantalizing sunrise over them. After taking some snap we will return to Ghorepani.
From Ghorepani we will again continue walking to Tadapani. After 4-5 hours of hiking, we reach Tadapani for overnight stay. Foods will be served in Teahouse.
Today after having breakfast, we will head toward Ghandruk. This is a famous Gurung village of Anapurna region. Situated in the lap of gigantic peaks, the village rewards every trekker with awesome magical views of surrounding that overwhelms every single trekker. Additionally, you can get more knowledge about Gurung community and their rural lifestyle today. We will stay overnight in Ghamdruk and have our dinner in Teahouse.
It’s the last day of our trekking and also a relatively easy trekking day. Today most of the trail is easy but equally enrich with natural beauties. We will walk for about 4 hours and ride on our private vehicle to reach the beautiful Pokhara valley. You can enjoy the evening roaming around the lakeside of Phewa Lake.
- All ground transportation as per itinerary
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per Itinerary on B&B plan
- Accommodation during the trek in best mountain lodge/teahouse available
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
- All trekking fees, TIMS charge and government taxes
- First Aid kit
- Experienced and government license holder guide
- Porter in ratio of 2 trekkers: 1 porter
- Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.
- International Airfares
- Your insurance charges
- Personal Expenses like bar bills
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Extra expenses in case flight delays or any other problems
- Tips for guides, porters etc. (expected but not mandatory)
- Any other expenses not mentioned in cost include section.