Mini Annapurna trekking is one of the most brilliant and most demanding trek routes brings you to the heart of Annapurna Himalayas. During your journey, you can get the most beautiful hill station such as poon hill and Sarangkot.
And and those hill station offers you an excellent sunrise and sunset 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.
Annapurna mini trek tour is best if you are a professional photographer with a light hiker and have no longer than a week time to trek. Trek to mini Annapurna 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 a mini Annapurna express trekking tour and can be done in any time throughout the year.
It is 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 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. It is easy grading and family basis for 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.
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 soft adventure trek 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.
Pokhara – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tadapani – Ghaundrung – Dhampus & Sarangkot village
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Our trek to Mini Annapurna is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look at 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 a briefing about Annapurna mini trek 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 the Himalayas including Mt.Langtang, Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Manasalu, Mt.Lamjung, and Mt.Annapurna range. Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu with a clean and peaceful environment. As soon as we landing in Pokhara city, we take a private vehicle for the 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, culminate at Birethanti after walking for 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. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
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 a 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. Then we trek further to Ghandruk village passing several tiny villages and Rhododendron forest helmets. Overnight at Guesthouse.Day 05 : Ghandruk to Tolka village (1650m/5,412 ft) , 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 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 Landruk, 1:30 hours walk further to reach to Tolka where we stay overnights.Day 06 : Tolka to Dhampus hill station (1,650m/, 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 view 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 (1,720m/5,642 ft), 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 the 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)..etcDay 08 : Explore Sunrise and trek descend to Pokhara
Hike to view tower to catch the 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.
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 then you can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu city. On arrival at Kathmandu, a 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.
Mini Annapurna trek cost will vary according to group size you are coming with. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the 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. 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.
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Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 20, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Jan. 30, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – Mar. 01, 2019
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
March 10, 2019 – March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 – March. 30, 2019
March 25, 2019 – April 04, 2019
April 05, 2019 – April 15, 2019
April 20, 2019 – April. 30, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 05, 2019
May 05, 2019 – May 15, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 20, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 25, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 04, 2019
June 01, 2019 – June 10, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 19, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 25, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Sept 30, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 09, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 15, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 25, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Oct 04, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 08, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 20, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 05, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 – Dec 30, 2019
Dec 25, 2019 – Jan 04, 2020
Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 10, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.
Limited – Only few space available.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.Question: Do I need experience for Mini Annapurna trekking?
Answer: Mini Annapurna lodge trek 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 trek – yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level. Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna mini lodge trek? Answer: We provide you with 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek 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 a better idea to own sleeping equipment.Question: What kind of food can I expect in Mini Annapurna treks?
Answer: 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 the next place where you are going.Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Mini Annapurna trek?
Answer: 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 a bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on express Mini Annapurna trekking?
Answer: 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.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.Question: Is there any communication facilities on mini Annapurna treks?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: 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 the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.Question: Is there any communication while we are on Mini Annapurna Trekking?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a 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 for 5-6 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls for Mini Annapurna trekking?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: 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 Annapurna mini trek itinerary is 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.
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