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Mini Annapurna trekking

Mini Annapurna short trek

Mini Annapurna trekking is one of the most brilliant and most demanding trekking routes brings you to the heart of Annapurna Himalayas. During your journey to you can get the top poon hill and Sarangkot hill station which offers an excellent sunrise and sun set view over the Mt.Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche, Mt.Nilgiri (6,930m), Mt.Annapurna South, Mt.Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt.Hiunchuli (6,420m), Mt.Machhapuchhre (6993m), Mt.Annapurna II, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Annapurna IV and Mt.Manaslu (8157m) including some snow covered peaks within 180 deg angle. It is also a best hill station to take Mini Annapurna photographs. If you are a photographer with light hiker and have no longer than a week time to trek than this trek will be a great. The trek even more interesting will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called also an mini Annapurna express trekking tour and it can be done in any time through out the year.

Why people choose Mini Annapurna Trek?

It is an easy but combines with the great scenery of Annapurna family with great landscapes and the Gurung Cultural and other Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 3200 meter with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. It is easy grading and family basis of trekking tours. The trail offers comfortable accommodation is available at the lodges run by the local inhabitants. The trek begins from Pokhara and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Mini Annapurna trek highlights and Himalayan Sights

Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7819m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Himchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Nilgiri (6940m), Thapa Peak (6015m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Machhapuchhre (6993)m, Mardi Himal (5588m). Singu Chuli (6500m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m). Gangapurna (7483m), Lamjung Himal (6931m).. etc.

Mini Annapurna trekking grading

Mini Annapurna soft adventure trekking is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for easy walking. The maximum height of this trek is 3210m on poon hill top. As it is easy trek destination of Nepal, you don’t need any It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Mini Annapurna trekking covers

Pokhara – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tadapani – Ghaundrung – Dhampus & Sarangkot village

Best season to explore Mini annapurna trekking

January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

Mini Annapurna trekking outline itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Tikhedungha (1577m/5,157 ft), 5 hours Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani village (2675m/8,747 ft), 6 Hours Day 04 : Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft.), Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6,377 ft), 7 hours Day 05 : Ghandruk to Tolka village (1650 m) , 7 hours Day 06 : Tolka to dhampus hill station, 4 hours Day 07 : Trek to Sarangkot (1720m), 7 hours Day 08 : Explore Sunrise and trek descend to Pokhara Day 09 : Fly (25 minutes) or Drive (7 hours) to Kathmandu city Day 10 : Depart Kathmandu

Mini Annapurna trekking detail itinerary

Our trek to Mini Annapurna is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Poonhill quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01 :Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Tikhedungha (1577m/5,157 ft), 5 hours

This morning, we fly out to Pokhara city. The flight journey offers you an excellent view of Himalayas including Mt.Langtang, Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Manasalu, Mt.Lamjung and Mt.Annapurna range. Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu with clean and peaceful environment. As soon as we landing in Pokhara city, we take a private vehicle for express drive to reach Nayapool. As we arrive in Nayapool Bazzar, we begin our thrilling Annapurna trek to Birethanti. The route winds through lush green forest & finally culminates at Birethanti after walking an hour. In Birethanti, there are well-stocked shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun. We continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 03 : Trek to upper Ghorepani village (2675m/8,747 ft), 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04 : Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft.), Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6,377 ft), 7 hours

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani. Than we trek further to Ghandruk village passing several tiny villages and forest helmets. During the journey, we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05 : Ghandruk to Tolka village (1650 m) , 7 hours

The trail goes steeply downwards for about an hour to the river, then ascends steeply for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Then we reach to the Landruk village where you will have also a great view of Hiunchuli 6641 m, Annapurna south 7219m and mystical Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and other snow capped mountains. From Landurk, 1:30 hours walk further to reach to Tolka where we stay overnights.

Day 06 : Tolka to dhampus hill station, 4 hours

After breakfast first of all you move towards Tolka, another beautiful village of Annapurna region. Then you climb steps through the forest until Deurali. Deurali hill station 2500 m gives you a pleasant views of mystical Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna range in the north. Then you descend downhill walking to Dhampus (1830m), another beautiful Gurung village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07 : Trek to Sarangkot (1720m), 7 hours

Before setting off to Sarangkot approximately five hours away, there’s the chance to gain some great views of the Himalayan peaks including Machhapuchhare and Dhaulagiri. Depending on arrival time there may also be the opportunity to watch sunset. As soon as you reach to Sarangkot, you can see Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchure and Lamjung Himal, you can also see Annapurna South (7195m) Annapurna II (7647m), Annapurna IV (7525m)..etc

Day 08 : Explore Sunrise and trek descend to Pokhara

Hike to view tower to catch sunrise over the Annapurna massive: a truly wonderful sight as day breaks and the sun touches the mountain summits. There are also great views of Pokhara, Phewa Lake and the surrounding villages. After breakfast, there’s around a three hour hike downhill towards Pokhara.
During the afternoon, you can visit the places like Fewa Lake, Devi’s Falls, a Tibetan Refugee settlement and Gupteshwar Cave.

Day 09 : Fly (25 minutes) or Drive (7 hours) to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. If you do not like to choose long day drive than you can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu city. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Mini Annapurna trek cost?

Mini Annapurna trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size you are coming with. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 / 5 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Mini Annapurna trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date
Sept 10, 2017 – Sept 19, 2017
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Sept 15, 2017 – Sept 25, 2017
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Sept 20, 2017 – Sept 30, 2017
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Sept 30, 2017 – Oct 09, 2017
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Oct 05, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017
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Oct 10, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017
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Oct 15, 2017 – Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 17, 2017 – Oct 27, 2017
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Oct 20, 2017 – Oct 30, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017 – Oct 04, 2017
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Oct 30, 2017 – Nov 08, 2017
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Nov 05, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017
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Nov 10, 2017 – Nov 20, 2017
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Nov 15, 2017 – Nov 25, 2017
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Nov 20, 2017 – Nov 30, 2017
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Nov 25, 2017 – Dec 05, 2017
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Nov 30, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017
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Dec 01, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017
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Dec 05, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017
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Dec 10, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017
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Dec 20, 2017 – Dec 30, 2017
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Dec 25, 2017 – Jan 04, 2018
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Dec 30, 2017 – Jan 10, 2018
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Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.

Limited – Only few space available.

Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Do I need experience for Mini Annapurna Trekking?

This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Annapurna sanctuary trekking or Mini Annapurna trekking – yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

What kind of accommodation can I expect on Mini Annapurna Trekking?

We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.

What kind of food can I expect in Mini Annapurna Trek?

All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

What opportunities will I have for shower along Mini Annapurna Trekking?

Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

How do I get drinking water on Mini Annapurna Trekking?

During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?

During the Tea house trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Mini Annapurna Trekking?

In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.

When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings. We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Who will carry my luggage on Mini Annapurna Trekking?

We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Is there any communication while we are on Mini Annapurna Trekking?

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.

How much distance do I walk each day?

When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.

Do I need walking polls for Mini Annapurna Trekking?

We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.

How much additional money do I need per day?

You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.


The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Mini Annapurna trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 10 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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