Annapurna Easy Trek
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Annapurna easy trekking is short and easy which is equally enjoyable trekking in Annapurna region for the trekker. This short 4-day lodge/tea-house Annapurna simple trekking in Nepal is perhaps the best introductory trek for travelers looking for easy and short trekking in Nepal enjoying with a comfortable family-run lodge. This Annapurna trek is easy, low altitude trekking from 900m to 2,000m with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. It is best also as a family trek where even younger children with their parents can enjoy due to ease of this trek.
The Annapurna easy tea house trek begins from Pokhara to Phedi with driving. And the walk/hike will continue through terraced hillsides, charming slate-roofed villages like Dhampus inhabited by the friendly Gurungs. One of Nepal's best-known ethnic community, the Gurungs, whose charming villages mark the Annapurna foothills, have earned internationally recognized as the fearless and loyal Gurkha Soldier in the British and Indian armies. Annapurna camp provides you the spectacular sunrise view of the majestic Himalayas. Sometimes you can see white face monkey and some wild animals as well as very beautiful birds during this Annapurna easy trek.
The Annapurna easy trek offers the picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped wonderful Mt. Annapurna. As this trek include an enchanting walk through a beautiful mountainous trail and dense moss-laden Rhododendron, oak and fir forest makes the Annapurna short & easy trek best for those who want to explore and experience the Himalayas in short time period.
This easy Annapurna trekking includes all meals, road head transports, services of an experienced English-speaking local trek guide and porter to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace. So it will genuinely provide a memorable experience to the trekker.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and short city tour
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus Village (1650m): Walking distance - 3 hours
Day 04: Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp (2165m): Walking distance - 3 hours
Day 05: Australian Camp to Kande and drive to Pokhara (1770m) and fly/drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 06: Final Departure depending on your schedule transfer to International Airport.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and short city tour
You’ll arrive at Kathmandu airport and transferred to the hotel by our staff. After having rest, you’ll be called to make visit and meeting in our office. All kinds of necessary documentation and equipments arrangements will be made today. If we got some spare time, you can join for short visit of Kathmandu city, places like Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara:
After having early breakfast today, you will take a flight of about 40min to beautiful Pokhara city. Or if you wish driving, then tourist bus drive will be arranged for the travel to Pokhara. In both ways, you can enjoy the scenic beauty. After transferring to hotel, get some rest and you have some time to visit this beautiful city. You can enjoy the boating in Phewa Lake; enjoying the sunset view over the Himalayas panorama.
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus Village (1650m) - 3hours.
Having morning breakfast, we will take a car or van and drive to Phedi which takes about 45 minutes. We will start steep climb up with stone staircases through the rhododendron forest until reaching lower Dhampus which takes about 1 hour. We keep climbing up passing the terraced fields and small houses reaching on the ridge which takes about 1 hour. We have very spectacular view of Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Then, we trek on the plain or road trail until reaching Hotel. We will have a lunch and whole afternoon free for resting and playing with very good view of majestic Himalayan ranges.
Day 4: Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp (2165m) - 3 hours.
After breakfast, we will start gently climb up through the rhododendron and oak forests until reaching Pothana about 1 and half hour. We make a short rest and keep climbing up with stone staircases until reaching Australian Camp after about 1 hour. We will enjoy with Sunset view over the Himalayas in the evening. We can make a short Jungle Walking. The trail is good to walk through the rhododendron, oak and fir forest. We can see white face monkey and some wild animals as well as very beautiful birds sometimes.
Day 5: Trek from Australian Camp to Kande (1770m) - 2 hours and drive to Pokhara and fly/drive back to Kathmandu.
At very morning, we will have the majestic sunrise view over Himalayas and return for the breakfast. We climb down in the rocky trail with many stone staircases viewing the village of Kande walking after 1 and half hour. From here we will have 1 hour drive back to Pokhara. We will have our lunch in Pokhara and afternoon transfer to airport for flight back to Kathmandu. At night, we will have dinner accompanied with cultural show program.
Day 6: Final Departure.
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home.
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
- TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna easy trek
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Pokhara to trek start point and trek finish point to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Get the required visa for Nepal.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
Money & Credit card Info
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
Who can trek?
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Our Trekking Dates
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
How to Book
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip
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Trip Facts & Figures:
Duration: 06 days arrival to departure
Max. Altitude: 2165m
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 06 days, 3 night’s hotels, 2 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 1 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, 2 half pants/trousers
05: T-shirts - 2
06. Fleece jacket/Jumper
08. Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket.
09. Thermal Inners. Recommended for winter time.
10. Socks, Cotton 2 pairs, Woolen 2 pairs
11. 1 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
Other necessary equipments
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-10 to -20 degree Celsius)
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.
For more ideas what should bring please visit the Equipment list Or get back to us on firstname.lastname@example.org