- Picturesque settlement of ethnic communities and their decent culture and lifestyle.
- Captivating landscapes and mountainous ranges.
- Walking through Green pastures and Alpine Meadows.
- Sunrise from Poon hill and Mohare Danda with Sunset from Khopra Danda.
- Gain knowledge about Community-based eco-lodge trek in the Annapurna region.
- Awe-inspiring Mountain vistas and sunrise-sunset points.
- Visit to Khayar (4700m) glacier lake from Khopra.
The Annapurna view points trek is a fantastic route that brings you to several breathtaking altitudes; hence, the name of this trekking program. a combination of three stunning hiking locations near the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas' south flank. The Mulde Hill, Khopra Danda, Poon Hill, and Mohare Danda are the trek's three main stops. Along with these, the trail passes past places like Khayer Lake, Tadapani, Ghandruk Village, and Ghorepani. It is a mixed-culture walk with views of the natural world. A major feature of the walk to the Annapurna view sites is the surrounding scenery and celestial sunsets and sunrises.
Khopra Danda, a hill, is situated at an elevation of 3,360 meters above sea level. This viewpoint offers a direct view of Dhaulagiri Mountain in the northwest. Poon Hill and Mohare Danda are located in the vicinity of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, surrounded by numerous peaks. The area is abundant in cultural richness. The Gurung community, known for its rich culture, can be observed in the Ghandruk and Tadapani areas. On the other hand, the Pun and Magar communities, each with their distinct cultures, are prominent in the Mohare and Khopra areas. The circular trek offers a variety of attractions, including green forests, soothing pastureland, terraced farming, and diverse vegetation with various flora and fauna. The Khayer Baraha lake, located at an altitude of 4700 m, is both religiously significant and naturally stunning. This trek offers yet another incredible destination for a day trip.
The trek starts from Ghandruk village and goes to Tadapani village, then continues to Khopra Danda. The user mentions that they took a day trip from Khopra Danda to Khayer Baraha Lake and then returned to Khopra. They then continued their trek towards Ghorepani and Poonhill. The trek continues to Mohare Danda after the stunning sunrise view from Poon Hill. The trek ultimately finishes at Galeshowr and Bas Kharka. The places you'll visit have fascinating history and culture to admire. Destinations mainly consist of Gurung, Tamang, and Magar settlements.
List of the Major Viewpoints in the Annapurna Region
Mulde Hill (Muldai)
Khopra Ridge (Danda)
Mohare Hill (Danda)
In addition to the breathtaking Himalayan scenery and natural wonders, another major attraction is the stunning viewpoints. These altitudes are destinations that you must visit because the panoramic views they offer are unparalleled by any other place. These settlements are located at an altitude of over 3000 meters above sea level. This means that you can enjoy stunning surprise and sunset views, as well as breathtaking mountain scenery nearby.
Mulde Hill (Muldai)
Mulde Hill (Muldai) is located on a beautiful hill within the Annapurna region. This place is located at the elevation of Mulde Hill (Muldai). Popular ethnic groups like Magar, Gurung, and Tamangs reside in this view point. About 30 uphill you will find this stunning view point. Mulde hill not only offers its old-fashioned beauty but also provides a blessing opportunity to watch the majestic mountains such as spectacular Mt. Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchchhre, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, etc. Mulde is also known for its short trek such as the Mulde hill trek.
Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge)
Khopra Danda is located on the Khopra ridge. This is yet another eye-popping view point from here you can see the exquisite mountain view. At this altitude, the clouds might close some of the other attractions like the valley but the elevated mountains stand tall above all. Other than natural beauty you will encounter some of the great beasts of the Himalayas such as Yaks, fluffy goats, and sheep that will make your trip memorable. Khopra hill is an elevation of 3,660m above sea level which means it is the perfect place from where you can get the celestial sunrise and sunset view.
Poon Hill - the most beautiful viewpoint
Poon Hill is a hill station popular for its impressive mountain view located at an elevation of. Mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiuchuli, Dhampus Peak, and other peas can be seen from this alluring point. The trail to Poon hill is covered with rhododendron plants making this tremendously lively. In seasons like autumn and spring, this trail is gracefully covered in various shades of red and pink Rhododendron. Poon Hill is one of the most beloved viewpoints in Nepal. The back of the dawn from here is something that is not to be missed. The blushing colors from the sunrise scattered on the glass-like mountains will melt your heart. As this place is popular, so is the short trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill.
Mohare Danda (Mohare Hill)
Mohare Hill is also in the Myagdi district of Nepal at an elevation of 3,320m. It is located southwest of Poon Hill, 6 Km away and gives a confounding mountain view. The most admired thing about this particular place is the iconic sunrise and sunset view. This place is the viewpoint itself making it the supreme place to get an unearthly view. Most people have this place on their bucket list for a short trek because of its unrealistic beauty and unspoiled nature. Mohare hill trek grants the topmost view of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, and the sophisticated Mt. Fishtail.
Monuments Exploration in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is recognized as the city of temples as there are hundreds of religious temples and monasteries. There are many ancient monuments and spiritually important sites present inside Kathmandu Valley. Each of the historical sites that you see has profound cultural beliefs and interesting history. One fascinating thing about Kathmandu is that there is one temple in every kilometer. The monuments that you will visit during your Kathmandu sightseeing are as follows:
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) has an amazing history, this is the site where important events used to take place such as Royal events, the Coronation of kings, and many more. Nowadays important events like the traditional worship ceremony of the Kumari Goddess are held in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by ancient statues, small ponds, and a series of courtyards such as Mohan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Kumari Chowk. The peaceful ambience is meditative for spiritual seekers. The tallest building in the area is the Taleju temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich in art and culture as the Kumari Ghar is still at the site.
Swayambhunath temple also known as Monkey Temple is a perfect view point from where you can get a majestic view of the whole Kathmandu valley. Centuries-old statues are still shining there with the warm heat of thousands of butter lamps welcoming its visitors. The sweet smell of incense creates a magical atmosphere at the ancient shrine. This Hindu temple is devoted to Manjusri and Saraswati- the Goddess of learning. You will experience spiritual tranquility because of the peaceful environment there.
Pashupatinath temple devoted to Shiva is located on the holy banks of the Bagmati river. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. The Pashupatinath complex was built in 1692, during the time of the Maha Shivaratri festival and Teej Festival this place is packed with its devotees. Aarati is done every evening at 6 p.m. as a ritual. Pashupatinath temple is considered the most secret pilgrimage site.
Boudhanath Stupa (Khasti Chaitya) is a fascinating and spiritual sphere and the most visited Buddhist pilgrimage site in Kathmandu. Boudhanath is an important monument for Buddhists, devoted to Gautam Budhha. The other name of the Boudhanath is Khasti Chaitya. People moving around the giant white dome, monks chanting in low and placid voices, and the strong smell of divine incense will welcome you to the spiritual site. The dorm is surrounded by 108 small (Manya) prayer wheels, and colorful Lung Ta (Tibetian prayer flags) hanging from the top of the dorm. One can experience spiritual tranquility here in Boudhanath Stupa.
Major Village Attractions
Pokhara is home to some of the most charming villages and settlements inhabited by the ethnic groups known as the "Tamu" (Gurung, Tamang, and Magar). These villages are situated in the hills at elevations exceeding 2000m, boasting a breathtaking ambiance. The villages are home to warm-hearted individuals who offer satisfying hospitality. The primary reason for visiting these villages is the breathtaking view they offer. The trip is named the Annapurna Viewpoint Trek for a specific purpose. The breathtaking mountain views from these locations are truly heavenly.
When discussing the view from Ghandruk, one can behold the majestic mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Hiuchuli. Ghandruk serves as the entrance to the remarkable viewpoint known as Poon Hill. During your trip, you will visit several settlements that are sure to captivate you with their rich culture, breathtaking natural beauty, and stunning views of the Himalayas. Ghorepani, the next village on the route, offers breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other majestic peaks. In addition to these awe-inspiring mountain vistas, Ghorepani is also renowned for its stunning sunrises and sunsets.
In these affluent destinations, there are numerous activities in which you can partake. For instance, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture by trying on their traditional garments. Likewise, you can also venture out and explore the beautiful surroundings. Also, you have the opportunity to engage in social activities and become involved in the daily lives of the people around you. Due to limited modern transportation options, you will have the opportunity to encounter various animals such as donkeys, mules, and the majestic Himalayan yaks. During your journey, you have the opportunity to visit local tea houses where you can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea. You will observe regional vegetation and native animals depending on the season. If you decide to go trekking during the monsoon season, you will be amazed by the sight of the trail adorned with wildflowers that appear to be from another world.
The long-established villages have a very distinguished architecture with stoned paved roofs which is the iconic thing about these villages. These villages are so popular that Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages in Nepal. Everything about these places is amazing and you may enjoy the company of the locals in addition.
There is another village called Swanta that is gaining popularity for its natural beauty and rich culture, much like Ghandruk. Swanta is located at an elevation of 2,270 meters to the northeast of Ghorepani. The region is abundant with dense forests of pine, bamboo, birch, and various other types of vegetation. The majority of the population in this area consists of Chetrri people. The village possesses a serene atmosphere that will evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity. You will be warmly welcomed into a cozy environment that will make you fall in love with this place wholeheartedly. In addition to the warm hospitality and friendly locals, this place offers a breathtaking view of a picturesque mountain range.
Nangi village is located in western Nepal, specifically on the southern flank of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges of the Himalayas. This location is both significant and noteworthy. Nangi is a highly favored destination among trekkers and travelers. The village is known for its exceptional hospitality and serene environment, which are its standout features. Some of the things you can try include enjoying authentic and organic foods, staying in cozy traditional accommodations, and immersing yourself in the aesthetic culture. In addition to its vibrant culture and authentic food, this place also offers visitors the opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of the countryside. From this location, one can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South.
What to expect from the Annapurna View Points Trek?
The purpose of this 14-day trek is to provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of nature with rich cultural immersion. This trip will take you to breathtaking and picturesque locations. The trip encompasses several important aspects, including visits to traditional villages, indulging in organic and authentic cuisine, experiencing the rich culture, and encountering warm and hospitable locals. The trek will begin in Kathmandu, which is the capital of Nepal.
Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our office representatives at the airport. They will then accompany you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transfer. During your visit to Kathmandu, you will have the opportunity to explore the city's rich cultural heritage by visiting iconic sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. These places hold great historical and spiritual significance. If you'd like, you can do some shopping for trek preparation along the way. On the third day of your trip, you will drive to the domestic airport from where you will fly to Pokhara. After reaching Syauli Bazar, you will proceed on foot to Ghandruk village.
You have the option to stretch out your legs, but if you prefer to reach Ghandruk by transportation, you can do so. The traditional village will warmly welcome visitors with its beautiful traditions. This village is renowned for its exceptional hospitality and the breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayas and serene valleys. From this viewpoint, you can witness breathtaking mountain vistas and lush green landscapes. You will spend the night there and wake up to witness the breathtaking sunrise. Throughout the trek, you will have the assistance of a trekking guide. Explore new destinations. You will stay overnight at both Tadapani and Dobato.
Your journey will take you through a dense forest filled with majestic oak trees and vibrant rhododendron bushes, creating an incredibly memorable experience. Once you pass through Dobato, your next destination will be Mulde Viewpoint. One of the most satisfying aspects of this place is that it serves as a sanctuary for the breathtaking Khayar Lake. It is often referred to as the hidden gem of the Annapurna region. You will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounding area and enjoy the tranquility of the lake. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of untouched nature. Once you have experienced the magnificence of this place, you will embark on a hike that will lead you to your cozy teahouse. The charming lake is the main attraction of this place. The next day, you will approach Swanta. This location is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise. The upcoming destination is Ghorepani, which offers an incredible view of Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchui, Dhampus Peak, and several other magnificent peaks.
A Sunrise and Sunset View Trek
Poon Hill is a highly sought-after destination for travelers, offering breathtaking views of 19 majestic peaks. The trail to Poon Hill is adorned with beautiful rhododendron flowers, making it one of the most picturesque trails to walk along. The vibrant mountains at sunrise have the power to alleviate your fatigue. The more you explore, the more you will find yourself falling in love with this serene place. The mountains stand tall and majestic, offering a breathtaking view to those who behold them. The combination of delicious food, inviting ambiance, and stunning vistas is sure to capture your heart.
You will return to Mohare on the same day to witness the sunset and spend the night there. The next day, after witnessing the breathtaking sunrise from Mohare village, you will embark on a trek towards another serene village known as Nangi. This location offers the most breathtaking view of the Annapurna region. As previously mentioned, while visiting the village, you have the opportunity to try on traditional garments. In Ghandruk village, you can experience the rich Gurung culture, while Nagri village showcases the beautifully vibrant Magar culture, complete with their traditional attire. After immersing yourself in the beauty and culture, you will embark on your final trek towards the destination of Bas Kharka.
On the same day after you reach Bas Kharka, your transportation will be waiting for you at the station and transfer you to your respective hotel where you will stay overnight. Get refreshed and take advantage of the excellent accommodation from the hotel. You can also take a short walk towards the lakeside to experience the nightlife of Pokhara. The very next day you will catch a flight towards Kathmandu and check in at the hotel. This day will be leisurely, meaning that you can self-explore some of the famous locations inside Kathmandu, collect souvenirs, and have some quality time. In the evening you will join us for a Nepali Cultural dinner with a live performance as your farewell. On your departure, you will be escorted to the airport 3 hours before your flight time.
Kathmandu Arrival, Welcome to Nepal! [1,400m/4,593 ft]
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will meet at the hotel for a coffee talk and brief you on the details of your upcoming program.
Extra activity that you can participate in Kathmandu during your Cultural Tour, Let us know your preference in advance so you can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.
Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 250 PP)
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 400 PP)
Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
At. 08:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites inside Kathmandu in a full-day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of three ancient formal royal palaces of Nepal. You can see some of the most influential structures with intricate art designs engraved in them. After Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple located on top of a hill. One must climb hundreds of stairs to reach the top of the hill which can be physically challenging but rewarding as well. Next is Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most revered Hindu temples in Nepal.
Last but not least, Boudhanath Stupa. After sightseeing, you can shop for trekking and get the necessary gear from the trekking shops around Thamel. In the evening, the briefing for the trek will be provided by one of our informed office representatives. If you have any queries or want to know anything, you can ask our representative. You will be dropped back at your hotel in a private vehicle.
(Optional warm-up hike) If you don’t want to go sightseeing you can go hiking to the nearest viewpoint in Kathmandu. Going on a hike before a week-long trek will help you get used to walking. If you choose to hike you will visit Jamacho Gumba (Monastery) nested on a hill station near Kathmandu which you can cover in around 5-6 hours.
Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Ghandruk. [1940m/6,500 ft]
At. 08:00 AM: Have your morning meal and prepare for your flight to Pokhara (25 minutes to 30 minutes). You will be transported in a private vehicle to the airport. Upon arriving at the airport, one of the official representatives outside the airport will welcome you. Your ride towards Ghandruk will pick you up and drive you to Ghandruk village. On the way, you can try Thakali food near the airport which is a popular lunch destination.
Start your journey towards today’s destination Ghandruk. The distance between Pokhara to Ghandruk is 55 Km which will be covered in a 1-hour non-stop drive. On the way, there are many wonderful waterfalls that you can stop by and have some snaps. Check in at the lodge at Ghandruk and explore the surrounding place, get along with the locals, and relax.
Walk from Syauli Bazar to stretch out your legs for the upcoming trek. (distance 6 Km) Try a habitual Gurung dress and click some pictures along with the photogenic place. Observe the lifestyle of the local people and have chit-chat and tea. Witness the lovely sunset followed by the astounding snow-capped mountains. After soaking in the beauty pack your bags for your upcoming trek program.
Trek to Tadapani. [2,610m/8,563 ft]
At. 09:00 AM: Today, you will embark on a trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani. This scenic journey is expected to take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 8 kilometers. When ascending to higher elevations, there is a possibility of experiencing high altitude sickness. To prevent this, it is highly recommended to drink plenty of water and maintain a steady pace during the ascent.
Make sure to visit Komrong village for a delightful experience of enjoying tea and snacks. The local residents will greet you warmly with a smile. As you approach the village, you will notice individuals diligently engaged in various tasks, such as working in the fields and carrying out their daily chores. While on the trail, you may encounter tranquil animals that are carrying various goods. Take a break at the teahouse and immerse yourself in the wonders of this incredible village, where you'll encounter friendly locals and breathtaking landscapes. Make an effort to get along with the people around you and take pleasure in the beautiful evening view.
Tadapani to Dobato. [3,350m/10,991 ft]
At. 09:00 AM: Have your morning meal in front of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Majestic Machhapuchhre mountains before starting our second-day trek towards Dobato. Start your today's adventurous trek. (The distance between Tadapani and Dotabo is around 8 KM)
Have some tea at a nearby teahouse. The trail passes through the beautiful landscape at first the oak and rhododendron forest then the landscape changes to green pasture lands. You will slowly gain elevation before reaching the Dobato, the trek takes 5-6 hours.
Mulde Sunrise, Trek to Khopra. [3,660m/11,942 ft]
At. 04:30 AM: Wake up early for a short walk to Mulde viewpoint to see the epic sunrise along with the stunning mountains and valley view. (Distance around 1 KM, 40 minutes of walk) Today's trek starts with flat terrain first and then continues down and goes up towards the Khopra ridge which is your destination. The trek takes 5-6 hours of walking. (Distance from Dobato to Khopra 11 KM)
Have lunch at Dhan Kharka and rest for a while. You will walk through the ridge watching the amazing landscapes around you. You will see Dhaulagiri in front and Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Nilgiri in the northern part of the trek. The view on the way will refresh you. (Dhan Kharka to Khopra 3 KM) Reach today's destination Khopra and bless your eyes with the astounding view and warm ambiance. Relax and socialize with the locals. Overnight at Khopra.
Khayar Lake Day Visit. [4,700m/14,764 ft]
At. 05:00 AM: Today you will start our early morning hike towards Khayer Lake. On the way, you will witness the wonderful sunrise which will make all your exhaustion disappear. It is a day trip where the lake is situated hidden on the lap of the Annapurna Himalayas. Carry a pre-made lunch. Enjoy your packed lunch with the glorious view of Annapurna South. The peaceful environment will surely grant you peace of mind.
After reaching the lake you will spend a little time over there and return to Khopra. (Distance from Khopra to Khayar Lake is 8 KM) The hike duration is 6-7 hours today. You can enjoy the magnificent lake and marvelous peaks surrounding the lake on this hike. Return to the teahouse and wait for the sunset stay. See the sunset while sipping on refreshing beverages. Shortly after that, have Dinner and rest. Overnight at Khopra.
Hike Down to Swanta. [2,270m/7,447 ft]
At. 08:00 AM: The fifth day of your trek starts after breakfast. The trail today is all going downwards. The trail passes through the Oak and bamboo forests before reaching the wheat, barley, mustard, and buckwheat fields of Swanta village. The trek duration is 5-6 hours. (Distance 8 KM from Khopra to Swanta)
Stop by Evergreen Hidden Cottage which is the famous lunch point for trekkers. Rest for a while and continue your trek towards Swanta. (Distance from Evergreen Hidden Cottage to Swanta is 3 Km) Along the way, you will be accompanied by the breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri. This place is truly heavenly. The gratifying surroundings will fill your heart with peace. Overnight at Swanta village.
Trek to Ghorepani. [2,870m/9,416 ft]
At. 08:00 AM: After breakfast at the beautiful village in the shadows of Dhaulagiri, you then move more down towards Ghorepani. The trail to Ghorepani from Swanta is, first you will go steep down to cross the river and the trail starts to get steeper as you go towards the Sikha village and Ghorepani Deurali. The walk takes almost 3-4 hours. (Distance from Swanta to Ghorepani is 4.6 KM)
Stop by Chitre and have some tea. Soak in the beauty and continue your trek toward the charming village of Ghorepani. Rest your bags and untie your shoes. Relax and explore the surrounding area. Ghorepani is situated at an elevation of 2870m. This place is a great view point where you can see the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and many more. Behold the marvelous sunset get back to your lodge and have a delicious traditional dinner. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Poon Hill Sunrise (3,210m), Trek to Mohare Danda. (3,300m)
At. 04:30 AM: Get early in the morning and embark on a hike towards the breathtaking viewpoint of Poon hill. Poon hill is widely regarded as the second most popular destination for sunrise views, following closely behind Kala Patthar. Poon Hill offers a breathtaking view of over 15 peaks. The distance from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is 1.4 kilometers.
After watching the sunrise, you will return to Ghorepani to have our breakfast. Prepare your luggage and proceed towards Mohare Danda. The distance to Mohare Danda is 7 kilometers. The trail meanders through a stunning forest filled with rhododendrons and oak trees. To reach Mohare Danda, you will need to embark on a trek that typically takes around 3-4 hours. Once you arrive, you will be treated to a breathtaking sunset view from the vantage point of Mohare Danda. Today, we will be arriving at our destination, Mohare Danda. Take a break and enjoy a refreshing lunch. Experience the breathtaking beauty of a vibrant sunset, accompanied by a mesmerizing array of colors, atop the majestic Mountains. From this vantage point, you can witness the awe-inspiring view of more than 10 majestic mountain peaks. Stay overnight at a cozy lodge in the scenic Mohare Danda area.
Trek to Nangi village. [2,230m/7,316 ft]
At. 05:30 AM: Experience the breathtaking sunrise from Mohare hill. After enjoying breakfast, you will begin today's trek, primarily descending through the village and jungle. Along the way, you will be treated to magnificent views of the majestic mountains and awe-inspiring landscapes. The distance between Mohare Hill and Nangi Village is 6 kilometers. While trekking through Magar village, you will have the opportunity to visit an Organic farm that is managed by the Magar community. This farm aims to promote eco-tourism in the area. Spent your night at Nangi village.
Take a moment to rejuvenate and enjoy a truly authentic lunch at your lodge. Use the time to explore the village and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this peaceful place. Enjoy the serene beauty of the sunset while unwinding on the lodge grounds.
Trek to Bas Kharka, Drive to Pokhara.
At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, you will continue trekking on the final day of your trek. The distance between Nangi village and Bas Kharka is 13 kilometers. After reaching Galeshwor, you will drive back to Pokhara. After your trek, you have the option to enjoy a pleasant time by the lakeside or take a sightseeing tour around Pokhara.
There are many cafes and restaurants that offer live music. You have the opportunity to make the most of it and enjoy yourself. Please proceed to the hotel for check-in and take advantage of the various accommodations provided. You will have plenty of time to spend and can stroll around the lakeside to experience the lively nightlife of Pokhara. You can self-explore the lively and exciting lakeside and have dinner near your hotel.
Optional Activities in Nepal (Price Subject to Change):
Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 90 PP)
Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 150 PP, 15 Minutes)
Zip-flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)
Bungee jumped in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 100 PP)
Fly back to Kathmandu. (Leisure Day)
At. 10:00 AM: Have your breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (Flight duration is 25 minutes) Once you have collected your baggage, you will find your transportation waiting for you outside the airport. After checking in at your hotel, you will have the entire day to leisurely explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.
When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, our office representative will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel. You will have plenty of free time to explore the Thamel area, go shopping, or rest at a spa to cap off your incredible trekking to Annapurna region. Spend your free time however you like and In the evening, join us for a traditional Nepali Dinner (Thakali Cuisine) with a live performance of folk songs as a farewell.
Farewell, We love to see you again!
You will be free until your flight time, we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight. You will get to the airport 3 hours before your flight time. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and Have a safe home return! We hope you enjoyed the trip! If you plan to extend your stay, we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to make your visit memorable and enjoyable.
The given information about the Annapurna View Points Trek is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit with your vacation schedule and requirements. We aim to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.
Travel insurance is important before traveling to a new place especially when you are traveling for adventure. Travel insurance covers risks such as loss of personal belongings, and any unexpected expenses. Travel insurance also covers sudden medical emergencies such as accidents. It also covers high-altitude emergency evacuation in case of trekking. Travel insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended.
If you face any serious medical emergency during your trekking program you will immediately evacuate the place through Helicopter Rescue which the traveler’s insurance company will cover. While trekking to the highlands of Nepal you may face minor health issues such as scratches, headaches, etc. For such a situation, your guide carries a well-equipped first aid kit, ensuring nothing happens to you.
High Altitude Sickness:
During the trek, you will walk through gorgeous valleys, traditional villages, and thrilling highlands above 3,000m elevation. Altitude sickness is unpredictable; it can happen to anyone despite being physically and mentally fit. As you gain altitude, the chances of getting altitude sickness also slightly increase. To avoid getting altitude sickness you should drink 5-6 lt water per/day and food with high carbohydrates. Walking slowly and acclimatizing decreases the chances of getting altitude sickness. Focus on your breathing and maintain your walking pace.
Do’s and Don’t:
Select the ideal time to travel.
Select a reputed trekking/ travel organization.
Training and getting ready for any kind of situation are necessary.
Efficient packing is the key. (Nepal trekking gear checklist)
Carry all the necessary paperwork. (Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card)
Maintaining body hydration is important while traveling to high elevations.
Having the proper personal gear makes your journey more enjoyable.
Respect the culture and people of the area.
Ask for permission before taking photos and videos of the locals.
Travel for experience and not for the sake of traveling.
Don’t litter, put trash in its place.
Why with Altitude Himalaya:
Altitude Himalaya is one of Nepal’s growing travel companies providing excellent service to its clients. We believe in providing quality experiences and memories. We are concerned about maintaining and following our own standard service that includes a private transfer, at least a 3-star hotel accommodation in urban areas, the best available lodges/tea houses at the trekking trails, and dedicated personalized assistance. Additionally, we also operate our trips in Bhutan and Tibet.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The autumn and spring season is the best time to visit Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is significantly clear, visibility is good and the temperature is moderate. So, if you are planning to visit Nepal for a trekking trip, we recommend you visit Nepal during Spring and Autumn. However, you can plan the trip any time of the year.
Is the tour guided and do I need a guide?
Yes, you will get a professional and government licensed English-speaking tour guide during your Kathmandu valley cultural sightseeing along with Pokhara sightseeing and on hike days. Besides that, if you need guidance on other days of the trip you will be allowed to have a guide as per your request.
Are the places mentioned in the given itinerary worth visiting?
The Annapurna view points trek is one of the most fascinating trips we have ever designed. It takes you to different cultural, traditional villages, and viewpoints and provides you with different sorts of experiences. So, yes, each place has its beauty and is rewarding in terms of your exploration.
What is so special about this trek?
This trek is designed so that you can see the best views of sunrise, sunset, and the Himalayas from all of the places you will visit. The beautiful mountain view and unique scenery make this a great place to get away from it all. The towns and teahouses will give you a real taste of the area and a new way to think about kindness that will warm your heart. This trek's schedule is great for all kinds of weather, and we can promise that you will love this trip.
How difficult is this trek?
Depending on the conditions, the difficulty might range from moderate to high. In spite of the difficulty of ascending to an altitude of 3,200 meters on foot, you will have the assistance of a knowledgeable guide and a porter who will each bear the responsibility of transporting half of your gear. The hike may be completed without much difficulty by someone in good physical and mental health. Despite the hardship, the destination is worth the effort.
All airport and road transfers on arrival and departure.
Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.
Domestic flight tranfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
All accommodations at the mentioned hotels and resorts/teahouses at respective places.
Daily breakfast at the hotel/tea houses from the next day of your arrival.
Lunch and Dinner are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
English speaking professional and government licensed tour guide during your sightseeing at Kathmandu.
All necessary permits and paperwork. (ACAP and TIMS Card)
Professional and experienced trekking guide during your trekking trip.
Guide’s salary, food, and accommodation during the trip.
Well-equipped medical kit throughout the trek with necessary medication. (Carried by the guide)
Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveler’s insurance company.
One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
All government and local taxes.
A farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu. (Approx. USD 40 Per Person)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 30 USD for a 15-day Nepal tourist visa; visa forms can be filled out online in advance)
International flight ticket.
Travel health insurance. (Highly Recommended)
Tips for the guide, porter, cook, and driver. (Not compulsory but recommended)
All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section.
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