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Dates
  • Jun 10-23, 2014
  • Dec 21-Jan 3, 2015
  • Privately on Request
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  • Duration 14 days
    Group Size 2-16
    Land Cost $2,850-$3,500 Details
    Single Supplement $450
    Lodging 1 star-2 stars
    Grade II
    Best Time

    Annapurna Family Trek

    Hike between Himalayan villages with great views of high snowy peaks

    Day 1      Kathmandu

    Enjoy your first views of the Himalayas on a spectacular morning flight to Kathmandu. Our staff greets you and helps you settle into your hotel. In Kathmandu, and throughout your trip, we encourage you to interact with local people either through your guide as interpreter, or through participation in the activities that are all around you. While you explore, your staff gets all your food supplies and logistical requirements in order for your trek. Meals are on your own, although your guide will be able to offer suggestions for places to eat. They are also available for shopping and equipment rental advice.

    Meet Nepali schoolchildren in Kathmandu while your trekking gear is being readied
    Meals: None
    Lodging: International Guesthouse or similar
    Day 2      Kathmandu

    Spend the day exploring this beautiful city: visit the colorful temples of Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Boddhanath and take a walking or rickshaw tour of the Old Bazaar. You will see life going on as it has for hundreds of years against a background of sacred peaks, terraced hillsides, and an exotic culture.

     

     

    Enjoy the antics of the rhesus monkeys at Swayambhunath temple
    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: International Guesthouse or similar
    Day 3      Pokhara

    Fly to Pokhara, where you will join the staff and some of their family members. Travel by jeep from the airport to the trailhead, staying at a site with a beautiful views of Annapurna range.

    Kids have the option of riding in a basket
    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 4      Pokhara / Hyangia

    Today you get an early start on your trek to allow for rest stops and cross-cultural interactions along the way. Hike to A Tibetan refugee camp at Hyangia where you can sample Tibetan food, bargain for curios and learn about the Tibetan culture. Total trekking time is about 2 hours.

    Meet local families and children along your trek
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 5      Hyangia / Dhampus

    It is an easy hike to Suiket, from where you climb the ridge above the Yangri Khola Valley. You then pass through Hyengiakot and Dhital where the staff will set up camp near Dhampus. Here, the 6,000' elevation ensures you will enjoy incredible mountain views as you relax. Today's total time trekking is about four and a half hours.

    The trails lead through villages where you'll be warmly welcomed.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 6      Dhampus / Landruk

    After climbing to a 7000' pass, descend to the Gurung village of Landruk. Beautifully situated above the Modi Khola river, here you will have the opportunity to visit a school. This is an easy walk, and there will be time in the afternoon for additional exploration. Again, you will have a wonderful mountain panorama before you arrive at your lodge. Today's total time trekking is about six hours.

    In festival seasons, the local build special swings.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 7      Landruk / Ghandruk

    After crossing the river, a set of stone stairs leads you into the maze of alleyways and terraces of Ghandruk, one of the most beautiful communities in this area. From here, you have an excellent view of Annapurna South. Your lodge is near the village, and you will spend the afternoon meeting local people. While the trail is steep, the actual distance is only a few miles. Today's total time trekking is about five hours.

    The trekking is sometimes challenging and sometimes easy, always beautiful.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 8      Ghandruk / Birethanti

    Follow a well-kept trail wrapping around the Modi Khola valley to Mohariya. Descend through fields and forests to Birethanti, on the banks of the Modi Khola. This is an excellent opportunity to observe Nepali agricultural activities in the terraced fields. Today's total trekking time is about five and a half hours.

    Rice terraces cover Nepal's
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 9      Birethanti / Yarsa

    Climb to the village of Chandrakot, perched high above the convergence of two gorges. Here, you re-join a major foot route linking central and western Nepal. Religious pilgrims, robust porters carrying every imaginable commodity, and Tibetan pony caravans are all common sights. Follow the ridge to a British-sponsored agricultural station. Your descent will bring you to Yarsa, where you overnight in full view of the Annapurna range from your lodge. Today's total trekking time is about five hours.

    Pass through villages with great views of the mountain range (photo by Maj)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 10      Yarsa / Shiva Temple

    Continue along the ridge to a temple site with perhaps the most breathtaking panoramic view of your journey. At this point, you are far above the villages, and the meadows invite you to relax, watch soaring eagles, and explore the ridge tops. Today's total trekking time is about six hours.

    Enjoy the breathtaking panorama
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 11      Shiva Temple / Phewa Lake

    Descend the ridge and follow a little known route down the upper reaches of Phewa Lake. It is a long descent, and after reaching the lakeside, you will take a boat to your waterfront lodge. Total trekking time is about seven hours.

    Take in the panorama from Phewa Lake (photo by Slleong)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging: Local guesthouse
    Day 12      Pokhara / Kathmandu

    Take a late morning flight to Kathmandu where you have the rest of the day free at your leisure.

     

     

     

    Leave the lakeside for your trek onward
    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: International Guesthouse or similar
    Day 13      Kathmandu

    Today is a contingency day in case your flight is delayed in Pokhara. Otherwise, it's an open day for shopping and seeing the things that just didn't fit in your schedule on arrival in Nepal.

    Spend a free day exploring Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: International Guesthouse or similar
    Day 14      Kathmandu / Onward

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or continue your journey in Asia with one of our unique extensions.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: None



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