Annapurna Comfort Trek

Trip Overview

This exciting tour gives you the opportunity to sample the fascinating ancient city of Kathmandu, the astounding landscapes and vistas of the Annapurna of the western Himalaya in Nepal, trekking well-worn paths through the foothills of this magnificent region.

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday takes you to the world’s mightiest mountains to trek through the spellbinding valleys of the Annapurnas. Led by experienced guides and accompanied by friendly sherpas, you stay in traditional mountain lodges, meeting the villagers and experiencing their remote mountain life as you trek.

These tours are much more demanding and tend to require a good degree of physical fitness. There could be treks of up to six hours a day across mountainous terrain, or there may simply be much longer days of exploration.

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Griffon Travels. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as planned; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Day to Day Activity

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu,
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Birethanti
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk
Day 06: Explore Ghandruk
Day 07: Trek to Birethanti
Day 08: Trek to Majgaun
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus
Day 10: Trek to Pokhara
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu

Note: You only get Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You are on full board rest of the trip.

Trip Highlight

» Medieval architecture, custom and pagoda temples of Kathmandu valley
» Gentle trekking in the beautiful Annapurna foothills
» Watch typical Gurung village life on foot
» Comfortable lodges, all with superb views of the area
» Scenic flight viewing mighty Annapurnas

Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu,
    Check in to your Hotel (Yak and Yeti) right in the centre of the town, just off Thamel. It’s easy to get all the important sights in Kathmandu valley. CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meals: Breakfast

    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1350m),
    Today there is a half day guided tour to visit the old part of Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the old city. Here is the old Royal palace, with its intricate woodcarving and four fine towers. There are several Hindu temples to house for different Hindu deities and images including the resident for Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living Goddess from mid 18th century. You will get magnificent example of Nepali architecture from medieval period around this Durbar square. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls.

    You are free in the afternoon to visit the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath or you may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath.CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, included meals: Breakfast,

    Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (825m),
    This morning you can choose to join a thrilling mountain flight over the Himalayas, and then take a short but exciting flight to Pokhara. It is a Nepal’s fifth largest town and presents a far more relaxed aspect than other cities. It is a beautiful lakeside setting, beneath the imposing shadow of the stunning Annapurna Range, making it the perfect ending point for our trek. There should be time to enjoy some of the town’s many attractions today.

    After lunch, you join an included tour of this enchanting town and its serene lake. You will visit the Devi’s fall, thriving Tibetan village of Tashiling nearby and mountain museum. Perhaps you may take a boat trip out onto the lake to visit the small Hindu temple of Barahi Mandir and turn back for an overnight stay at the Shangri-La Village Resort. CH
    Overnight Comfort Hotel, included meals: Breakfast

    Day 04: Drive to Birethanti (1,100m),
    Drive to the starting point of your trek to Naya Pul from where you begin by walking along the lower foothills. You will arrive at the Sanctuary Lodge in time for lunch. Later on, you may wish to explore the village of Birethanti situated by the confluence between Modi and Burungdi Khola. CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk (1,951m), 
    Follow the Modi River valley up into the mountains. Your five-hour hike which is mostly steep uphill on steady paths, takes you through paved 1000 terraced steps on to charming hamlets, paddy fields and lush forests, with plenty of opportunity for interesting and refreshing stops along the way. Upon arrival in Ghandruk, enjoy a late lunch at the Himalayan Lodge, your base for the next two nights.CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 06: Explore Ghandruk Village,
    Admire the sunrise over the magnificent Annapurna’s before setting off to the village tour of Ghandruk. It is an interesting, prosperous and the largest Gurung village in the area. This region is populated mostly by Gurungs, one of the many tribes of Nepal. Gurungs are famous as a large number of them fought in the Gurkha Regiments of the British Army and many come from this area. You may well find retired Gurkhas running teahouses in this part of Nepal. After venturing into the countryside, return to the lodge for lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 07: Trek to Birethanti,
    Return from Ghandruk and head down to the banks of the Modi River. Pass the village of Kimche before reaching the Sanctuary Lodge, your base for the night. After lunch, you have time to relax or to do some local exploration.CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 08: Trek to Majgaun, 
    Today you follow the course of the Modi River, crossing a cable bridge to reach an uphill path, which leads to the Gurung Lodge, where you stay overnight. After lunch, discover the nearby villages of Majgaun and Patlekhet.CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 09: Trek to Dhampus (1,650m),
    Trek through the unspoilt villages of Tanchok and Pothana this morning. Then arrive at the Basanta Lodge for lunch and an overnight stay. Later, you may wish to join an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus. CL
    Overnight Comfort Lodge, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

    Day 10: Trek to Pokhara,
    Hike along a mountain ridge through terraces and descend to the valley floor where you board a minibus for the half-hour drive back to Pokhara. Spend the night at the Shangri-La Village Resort. CH
    Overnight Comfort Hotel, included meals: Breakfast

    Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu, 

    Fly to Kathmandu and return to the Hotel (Yak and Yeti) for your final night.CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, included meals: Breakfast

    Day 12: Depart Kathmandu,

    The trip ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for the flight back home.
    Included meals: Breakfast,

Include/Exclude

Price Includes

» Arrival and departure- transfer
» Transport-Comfortable private Bus,
» Accommodation - Comfortable Hotel and Lodge
» All sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
» Local leader throughout the trip, local guide and porters
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), snacks, welcome drink, tea/coffee as listed in the itinerary
» Domestic flights and applicable taxes.
» All National Park permits and entrance fees
» Comprehensive medical kit

Price Excludes

» Personal expenses such as soft drinks, beverage, postage and laundry
» International flights and departure taxes
» Visa and passport fees
» Travel insurance
» Emergency evacuation
» Tips and gratuities
» Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Griffon Travel

Equipment List

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it's worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel). 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING 

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chapstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Runners
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack  Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Latest News
TAAN Pokhara Chapter Explored New Trail
A team of Trekking Agencies'' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has explored a new trekking trail that starts from Kushma of Parbat and ends at Baskharka of Myagdi district.

A 17-member team led by Narayan Sapkota, former president of TAAN Pokhara, started the exploration with a drive to Kushma from Pokhara. From Kushma, the walk started toward Banau (2150 meters) through Ghumti, Bagaicha, Bhatebari, Dhakdhake and Sidhali
Your Guide
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