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Nepal

Village Trails of Annapurna

from $ 1290

Trek through traditional Hindu villages in Nepal's spectacular Annapurna region

Trip Dates

  • 08.Oct. - 18.Oct.2017
  • 18.Nov. - 28.Nov.2017
  • 16.Dec. - 26.Dec.2017
  • 10.Jan. - 20.Jan.2018
  • 07.Mar. - 17.Mar.2018
  • 11.Apr. - 21.Apr.2018
  • 11.Oct. - 21.Oct.2018
  • 21.Nov. - 01.Dec.2018
  • 12.Dec. - 22.Dec.2018

Trip Dates

08.Oct. - 18.Oct.2017 available Book now
18.Nov. - 28.Nov.2017 available Book now
16.Dec. - 26.Dec.2017 available Book now
10.Jan. - 20.Jan.2018 available Book now
07.Mar. - 17.Mar.2018 available Book now
11.Apr. - 21.Apr.2018 available Book now
11.Oct. - 21.Oct.2018 available Book now
21.Nov. - 01.Dec.2018 available Book now
12.Dec. - 22.Dec.2018 available Book now

Trip Highlights

  • Spend six days trekking through Nepal's beautiful Annapurna mountain range
  • Contribute to environmental sustainability by staying at our eco-friendly permanent campsites
  • Enjoy the flexibility of having time to discover both Kathmandu and Pokhara's fantastic food, eye-opening philanthropy and intriguing culture
  • Learn to cook Tibetan momos
  • Watch the sunset over Kathmandu from Monkey Temple
  • Drop into the Sanjwani Medical Clinic to learn about mountain medicine

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2 - Kathmandu

Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara

Day 4 - Drive to Khare, trek to Dhampus

Day 5 - Trek to Landruk

Day 6 - Trek to Chomrong

Day 7 - Trek to Tadapani

Day 8 - Trek to Ghandruk

Day 9 - Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Day 10 - Fly to Kathmandu

Day 11 - Trip ends Kathmandu

The Sweat Level

MODERATE

Fitness is an important aspect of our trips, and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. The trip has been assigned a Sweat Level of ‘Moderate’. Trips with this grading include activities such as hiking, cycling, kayaking, canyoning and rock climbing for up to five or six hours a day at a slow but steady pace and may spend a short amount of time at altitudes above 4000m in elevation. These activities involve carrying a day pack for their duration and a good level of fitness and health is required. In preparation of the trip, we recommend you engage in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three for four times a week for two to three months prior to departure. If you are embarking on a trekking trip, training in variable weather is also recommended.

When To Go

The trekking season in Nepal extends from mid-September to May. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30˚C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0˚C at higher altitudes.

Trekking in Nepal during winter, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20˚C, and at night may drop to 0˚C or as low as -10˚C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March, mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rain. Daytime temperatures increase quickly with temperatures of up to 30˚C and mild nights at low altitudes.

Trip Inclusions

  • 10 x breakfast, 7 x lunch, 7 x dinner
  • 4 nights private permanent campsite, 3 nights lodge, 3 nights hotel on a twin share basis
  • Local English speaking trek guide
  • Cooking staff and porters to transport baggage during trek
  • All internal transfers including internal flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return valued at US$250
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of the trip
  • 4 litres of drinking water per trekking day

Need help with flights?

Let one of our travel consultants know if you're interested in airfare or stopover ideas to Kathmandu and they'll send a detailed quote your way.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! On arrival, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the group hotel in Kathmandu. The day is free for you to explore before meeting your fellow Yomads travellers and local Nepali trek leader in the evening to learn more about the upcoming days.

Meals: Nil

Day 2: Free morning in Kathmandu, momo cooking class and Monkey Temple

Today is reserved for discovering Kathmandu, the country's capital city, at your own pace. In the afternoon you'll participate in a momo cooking course where you'll learn the art of making this traditional Tibetan dish before an optional guided walk to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) to take in the view over Kathmandu city at sunset.

Suggestions for your free time:

  • Explore the temples of Durbar Square
  • Visit the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath
  • Head to Boudhanath, one of the world's largest Buddhist stupas
  • Explore UNESCO listed Bhaktapur, the ancient Nepali capital

Meals: B

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara

It's an early wake up call for the transfer to Kathmandu's domestic airport. Here, we board our flight west to Pokhara where you are greeted with your first views of the Annapurna range. After a short walk to visit one of the town's stupas, the evening is free for you to explore Pokhara and to relax at our permanent campsite before beginning the trek tomorrow.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: Drive to Khare and trek to Dhampus

Today marks the start of our trek through one of Nepal's most beloved areas. As we walk, the peaks of the Annapurnas will be visible through the scattered rhododendron forest, including the first views of stunning Dhaulagiri, the world’s 6th highest peak.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Trek to Landruk (1600m), walk approx. 3 hours

Descending steeply towards the Mardi Khola, we reach the terraced fields of Landruk. After lunch there's time to explore the village and visit the nearby waterfall before spending the evening relaxing at our scenic permanent campsite.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Trek to Chomrong (2020m), walk approx. 6-7 hours

From this point, the trail is 'Nepali flat' - up and down - along terraced slopes and through forest to Chomrong where you'll witness spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, the fishtail mountain.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Trek to Tadapani (2650m), walk approx. 6 hours

Today's route winds downhill through fields and into forests of rhododendron, magnolia and lichen covered fig, passing waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies. After stopping for lunch, we continue to the small village of Tadapani.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Trek to Ghandruk (1990m), walk approx. 6 hours

It is a wonderful traverse through the forest towards Ghandruk where we enjoy views of the picturesque Annapurna South. Here, there’s an opportunity to explore the Gurung Museum in the heart of the village and to meet the medical staff at the Sanjwani Health Clinic to learn about mountain medicine.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, walk approx. 2 hours

Today we embark on the final leg of the trek to Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara. The remainder of the day is free for you to spend at leisure in Pokhara where you can undertake optional activities such as kayaking on Lake Pewa or relaxing at a lakeside tea house.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

This morning we transfer to the airport for our return flight to Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Kathmandu at your own pace.

Meals: B

Day 11: Trip ends Kathmandu

The trip ends today after breakfast. If you're flying home, you will be transferred to the airport.

Meals: B

Accommodation

Kathmandu 3N Hotel
Pokhara 2N Permanent campsite
Dhampus 1N Lodge
Landruk 1N Permanent campsite
Chomrong 1N Lodge
Tadapani 1N Lodge
Ghandruk 1N Permanent campsite

Disclaimer

The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control. Prices are valid up to 31/08/2018. For trips departing after this date, the price will likely increase subject to local inflationary pressures on operational costs.

The Sweat Level

  • Moderate
Easy – these are pretty relaxed and are suitable for most fitness levels. Expect though to push a little outside of your comfort zone with the included activities, but they are not for lengthy durations.

Moderate - these will include cycling, walking, kayaking and other activities which will put a sweat on the brow. You should do some pre trip training like going to the gym, jogging, brisk walking or cycling at least 3 times weekly for months before you go to get your fitness level up.

Hardcore - these will include sustained walking or cycling over multiple days and that means you’ll need to get into a great fitness regime before your trip. The best preparation you can do is day walks or cycle trips one a fortnight that build your endurance fitness coupled with some hour long ‘cardio’ workouts up to 3 times a week, and continue this for 3 months before departure.

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