Annapurna Family Trek

Duration:
10 Days 9 Nights
Trip Region:
Annapurna
Grade:
Moderate
Highest Altitude:
3210 m
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Description

The Annapurna Family Trek is a beautiful adventure for the whole family in the marvelous Annapurna region of Nepal. As the trip is filled with finest tea-houses and easy trails, it is doable by all age groups. Additionally, the trails on the trek are one of the most-frequented ones in the entire country. The Annapurna region itself is home to the majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range, as well as the Annapurna Conservation Area- a Himalayan oasis of immensely unique and beautiful biodiversity and wildlife. It is a trekking journey that the whole family can enjoy together and it presents the best Himalayan, cultural and natural features of the Annapurna.

The Annapurna Family Trek begins from Pokhara- the tourist hub of Nepal. The whole family can enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the pristine Phewa Lake that is situated beside the city, and visit its many attractions. One of the best features of Pokhara is its close vicinity to the Annapurna Mountains. From Pokhara, the trekking trail then leads to destinations like Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk among others. The ethnic villages and settlements of the trekking journey all offer their unique attributes and amazing views of the Annapurna Peaks. The trekking trail is laden with Mani walls carved with prayers and colorful prayer flags swaying wonderfully against the Himalayan wind.

The Annapurna Family Trek is also an adventure encapsulated in the natural beauty of the region. The thick scented woodlands of Blue Pine, cedar and maple make trekking an epic adventure where trekkers can spot the woodlands inhabitants like Himalayan monkeys and Musk Deer. The verdant terrace farms and rolling emerald pastures for the villager’s cattle and yaks decorate the terrain, with Himalayan Rivers jutting swiftly across the landscape like silver ribbons. The natural beauty of the Annapurna is simply undeniable. Moreover, paired with the Himalayan views, the journey is one that will stick in your minds for years.

The Annapurna Family Trek is a perfect family adventure in Nepal. We also offer additional family-oriented services for this trek. You can make appropriate requests that suits the needs of your family on this trek. You can also choose to rent horses for your children. For children below the age of 5, you can hire additional porters as well. In such cases, you will have to provide the baby carrier yourselves. At the end of the trek, you can also choose to make additional modifications to the trip. Chitwan safari, sightseeing, day trips, and relaxing at luxury hotel are few of the extensions you can add to the Annapurna Family Trek. Join us in this wonderful adventure for your whole family!

Trip Facts
• Geography : Himalayan Foothill, River Valley
• Location : Annapurna Region
• Level of Difficulty : Moderate
• Duration of Trek : 10 Days
• Max Altitude : 3210 meters
• Religions : Hindu, Buddhists
• Ethnic People : Majority of Magar and Gurung
• Accommodation : Guesthouse, Hotel
• Transportation : Private Vehicle and Domestic flight
• Minimum Pax : 3 people

Trip highlights
• Panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif throughout the journey
• Visiting ethnic villages and settlements populated by the indigenous Himalayan people of the Annapurna
• Visit Pokhara and enjoy the mountain views from the city along with a leisurely boat ride on the Phewa Lake

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400m (4600 ft)
You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time with your family. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get escorted to the Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into Hotel and relax. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Trek Type: Escort by our staff from airport to hotel
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu (Deluxe Room on B & B basis)
Transportation: Private Car/Van

Day 2: Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Bouddhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Temple. Each of the sites is revered cultural and historical entities that present good insight into the country’s dexterity and architectural integrity. After the tour, you will be taken back to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Trek Type: Guided tour and entrance fees
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu (Deluxe Room on B & B basis)
Transportation: Private Car/Van

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m (2690 ft) and drive to Hile 1510m (4954 ft) by jeep 3 hours and trek to Ulleri 2080m (6824 ft)
You will have a pleasant fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara today. The flight is filled with fleeting glimpses of Nepal’s countryside life and the terrain also provides beautiful sceneries to enjoy, with waterfalls and rivers cutting across cliffs and hills. When you arrive at Pokhara, you will be presented with amazing views of the Annapurna Mountain Peaks and the Machhapuchhre Himal. From Pokhara, you will have another 3-hours drive to Hile. From there, you will commence your trek to Ulleri, trekking through the woods of rhododendron. Overnight in Ulleri.
Trek Type: Guided trek
Distance: 2.5 Kms/ 1.6 miles (approximately)
Walking Time: 2.5 hours walking child pace
Ascent: 570m
Descent: no
Daily Highlights: Scenic flight to Pokhara, river valley with suspension bridges, experiencing Magar culture, people and their way of life, mountain views, terraced cultivated fields
Meals: Full board (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 4: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2920m (9580 ft)
The trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani is quite spectacular. It is filled with amazing natural attributes, like waterfalls and small streams that flow through the landscape in the merriest of ways. The trekking trail goes through verdant juniper woods and crosses wonderfully laden-out terrace farms of rice and barley to finally reach Ghorepani- one of the prominent ethnic settlements of the region from where the views of mountain peaks like the Gangapurna, the Hiunchuli Himal and the Annapurna range and the Dhaulagiri Himal are simply breath-taking. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Trek Type: Guided trek
Distance: 7.5 Kms/ 4.7 Miles (approximately)
Walking Time: 4 hours child pace
Ascent: 840m
Descent: no
Daily Highlights: Experiencing Magar culture, people and their way of life, glimpse of mountain views including Annapurna South, Fishtail, jungle walking and sights of wildlife
Meals: Full board (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill 3210m (10,531 ft) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2630m (8629 ft)
You will wake up early in the morning today and trek to the vantage point of Poon Hill to witness the magical moment when the sun rises amidst the Annapurna peaks. It is an out-of-this-world phenomenon and is quite ethereal to witness. Poon Hill is also famous for presenting panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif along with many of its neighboring peaks. After spending time in Poon Hill, you will return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and begin trekking to today’s destination – Tadapani. The trekking trail is, once again, laden with natural beauties and the Himalayan views keep you company along the way. You will also encounter many small streams along the trail, and prayer flags embedded into walls. Overnight in Tadapani.
Trek Type: Guided trek
Distance: 8.1 Kms/ 5 Miles (approximately)
Walking Time: 5.5 hours child pace
Ascent: 710m
Descent: 550m
Daily Highlights: River valley with suspension bridges, experiencing Magar and Gurung culture, people and their way of life, panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, unobstructed sunrise view from Poon Hill
Meals: Full board (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 1990m (6529 ft) and village tour
From Tadapani, you will steadily make your way to Ghandruk today. Ghandruk is one of the best places throughout the journey. It presents amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks. The village’s traditional houses provide a nice feel of tenacity. The green gossamer of the woodland and the colorful rhododendron flowers in near the village vicinity also provide a picturesque abstraction. After arriving at Ghandruk, you will have a lovely little tour of the village. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Trek Type: Guided trek
Distance: 6.3 Kms/ 3.9 Miles (approximately)
Walking Time: 3 hours child pace
Ascent: no
Descent: 720m
Daily Highlights: River valley with suspension bridges, visiting Buddhist monastery, experiencing Gurung culture, people and their way of life, glimpse of mountain views, visiting traditional Gurung Museum,
Meals: Full board (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 7: Trek from Ghandruk to Syauli Bazaar 1140m (3740 ft) and drive to Pokhara 820m by jeep 3 hours
From Ghandruk, you will have a trek to Syauli Bazaar, hiking under the tourmaline canopy of bamboo woods. The trek is paired with peeking Mountains that appear and disappear as you meander through the valley. After arriving at Syauli Bazaar, you will have a drive back to Pokhara on a jeep, enjoying the jade-green forest canvas that paints a marvelous picture. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Trek Type: Guided trek
Distance: 5.5 Kms/ 3.4 Miles (approximately)
Walking Time: 3 hours child pace
Ascent: no
Descent: 850m
Daily Highlights: Beautiful landscape, experiencing Gurung culture, people and their way of life, glimpse of mountain views, water falls, crossing suspension bridge, terraced fields
Meals: Full board (B, L,)
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 8: Relaxing in Pokhara
This day is reserved for rest in the city. Pokhara is one of the best places to relax. You can enjoy a boat ride on the Phewa Lake or even visit other attractions of the city, like David’s Fall and the Gupteswor Cave. There are numerous restaurants alongside the Phewa Lake that present guests with cultural dances and folk songs. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Trek Type: Guided tour half day
Daily Highlights: Exploring the Lake Side area such as David’s fall, Gupteswor Cave and boating on Phewa Lake
Transportation: Private Car/Van
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Accommodation: Kuti Resort (Deluxe Room on B & B basis)

Day 9: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu by plane 25 minutes
Today, you will catch a plane back to Kathmandu, bidding the Annapurna Mountains goodbye for the last time. At Kathmandu, you may spend the rest of the day as you please, visiting the city’s many sites or shopping around in Thamel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Trek Type: Guided trek until hotel
Daily Highlights: Scenic flight back to Kathmandu
Transportation: Private Car/Van
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu (Deluxe Room on B & B basis)

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
In the morning after breakfast at Hotel. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to the airport from where you will depart.
Trek Type: Escort by our staff to the airport
Transportation: Private Car/Van
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Accommodation: N/A

Note: B, L, D means Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. N/A means Not Available.

All inclusive Trek Price for Adult: USD 1140
All inclusive Trek Price for Child between 8-12 years old: USD 885
All inclusive Trek Price for Child below 8 years old: USD 810

Location

Cost Details

Our Family Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in double bed/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at Hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation in double bed/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at Kuti Resort in Pokhara.
* Guided tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per above mentioned itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Round trip domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters, their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Family Trek Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast in hotel.
* International Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting in Everest region and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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