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Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek

12 days Package | (Based on 1 Review)

  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    12 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    4131m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Pokhara
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek is a combination of a rich variety of spectacular scenery, peace, and isolation which let you experience diverse Himalayan Culture. It allows you to visit scenic cultural villages that are off the beaten path with stunning viewpoints of the majestic mountains. The major attraction of Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek is the famous Khayar Lake (4,510m) along with the panoramic sunrise view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, etc. The trek takes you through traditional villages, colorful forests and high alpine pastures with the enchanting view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Trekking through traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk allows you to get close with local people and know about their culture, history, festival, and lifestyle. This route is less-visited and is best for those who want to break away from the crowded trails and enjoy the tranquility with stunning views.

The Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek starts with a sightseeing tour of historic Kathmandu Valley. Next Day, we drive to Pokhara and to Nayapul from where the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trekking trial begins and we reach Ghandruk through Birenthanti. We ascend gradually to Tadapani from Ghandruk walking through the colorful Rhododendron and Oak forests. Then we continue towards Chistibung and hike up to Kopra Ridge, which is also the main highlights of this trek. The next morning we hike up to Khayer Lake, provides the panoramic view and beautiful scenery. After reaching the highest point of our trek, Khayer Lake, we trek in the direction of Ghorepani and take an early morning hike to Poon Hill to get the best sunrise view over snow-clad mountains. We leave Ghorepani behind and trek towards to Nayapul from where we drive back to Pokhara. Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek ends with a scenic drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Trek Highlights

  • Beautiful Khayer Lake
  • Stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • City of Lakes, Pokhara
  • Warm Hospitality
  • Gurung culture, tradition, and history
  • A peaceful walk through rhododendron and pine forest

Food

 We're going to higher-elevation, so our body needs enough carbohydrates, protein, nutrition.  Food is like fuel for the body to trek on such an adventurous trail. You'll find teahouses run by local people who provide delicious food such as local food, Eggs, Noodles,  Pasta, Cereals, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Indian food, Chinese Food, American food, Continental food and many more dishes you like to have from menu card.

Accommodation:

The higher you get you'll find fewer number of tea-houses as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like in the city area, most of the lodges have squat toilet system up there and generally twin and three Sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be provided.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu , alt .1300m.
Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara ,(alt. 740m.) 6 to 7 hours.
Day 3 : Drive to Nayapool from pokhara ,and then trek to Ghandruk ,(alt.2000m.), 5 to 6 hours
Day 4 : Trek to Tadapani ,(alt. 2600m.) 3 hours
Day 5 : Trek to Dobato ,(alt. 3300m.) 4 to 5 hours.
Day 6 : Trek to Chistibang ,(alt.3100m.), 4 hours.
Day 7 : Trek to Kopra Ridge ,(alt. 3800m.), 3 hours.
Day 8 : Trek to Khayer lake (alt.4600m.),and trek back to Kopra Ridge , 7 to 8 hours.
Day 9 : Trek back to Swata (alt.2100m.) 4 hours.
Day 10 : Trek to Ghorepani (alt. 2800m.), 5 hours.
Day 11: Sunrise view at Ponhill viewpoint (alt.3210 m), and trek back to Hille, 6 to 7 hours.
Day 12 : Trek from Hille to Nayapool (2 hours), and then drive to Pokhara 2 hours( total 4 hours.) , alt. 740m.
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu , alt .1300m.

You'll be welcomed by our travel representative and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. After short refreshment and launch, we'll take you out for an excursion. A pre-trek briefing will be given before dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara ,(alt. 740m.) 6 to 7 hours.

Early morning drive of 6-7 Hours via Prithiviraj Marg Highway to reach Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can use your spare time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Lakeside and also enjoy boating on the Fewa Lake. Overnight stay.


Day 3 : Drive to Nayapool from pokhara ,and then trek to Ghandruk ,(alt.2000m.), 5 to 6 hours

From Pokhara, 1.5 hours of the drive takes us to our trek starting point, Nayapul and we start walking. Nayapul is the famous starting point for most of the trek in the Annapurna Region. We pass through large rhododendron and pine forest to reach the most famous Gurung village of the region, Ghandruk.


Day 4 : Trek to Tadapani ,(alt. 2600m.) 3 hours

In Ghandruk, you can enjoy and learn Gurung culture and tradition. Following beautiful surroundings and enjoying mountain views, kick off early morning journey to Tadapani from Ghandruk. We pass by waterfalls and small villages to today's stop, Tadapani and spend overnight there.


Day 5 : Trek to Dobato ,(alt. 3300m.) 4 to 5 hours.

Early morning after breakfast, we start our walk uphill through the steep trail to Dobato. On the way to Dobato, one can have the best mountain views of the Annapurna Region. Overnight in Dobato.


Day 6 : Trek to Chistibang ,(alt.3100m.), 4 hours.

From Dobato, 5-6 hours of continuous and descent walk brings us to Chistibang. We rest for a day here before heading towards Khopra Ridge. Overnight at Chistibang.


Day 7 : Trek to Kopra Ridge ,(alt. 3800m.), 3 hours.

Khopra Ridge is one of the main highlights of this trek where one can have the best mountain and natural views from the top of the ridge. By passing steeply trail through grazing pasture, we reach Khopra Ridge for an overnight stay


Day 8 : Trek to Khayer lake (alt.4600m.),and trek back to Kopra Ridge , 7 to 8 hours.

Today we will visit tranquil Khayer Lake. The view of Khayer Lake and its surroundings is just mesmerizing. After enjoying the best of Khayer Lake, we descend back to Khopra Ridge for an overnight stay.


Day 9 : Trek back to Swata (alt.2100m.) 4 hours.

From here onwards, our descend back journey starts. The trail will be full of ups and downs but it will be rewarding at the same time. After a few hours of walk, we reach Swata to spend a night there.


Day 10 : Trek to Ghorepani (alt. 2800m.), 5 hours.

Early morning walk takes us to the most beautiful Gurung and Magar village. This is the best opportunity to know about their lifestyle, taste their cuisines and try their attire. Overnight at Ghorepani.


Day 11: Sunrise view at Ponhill viewpoint (alt.3210 m), and trek back to Hille, 6 to 7 hours.

By waking up earlier than usual, we hike up to the famous viewpoint, Poon Hill and have the best sunrise view along with white mountains. Then we descend down to the guest house, have breakfast and continue our trek towards Hille for an overnight stay.


Day 12 : Trek from Hille to Nayapool (2 hours), and then drive to Pokhara 2 hours( total 4 hours.) , alt. 740m.

Last day of our trek, we move downhill to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara to end our trek.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three-star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsom Pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for the cold place (Refundable after the trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- shirt as a gift
  • Medical Kitbag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax, services

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks 
  • Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in mountain.
  • Tipping to staff
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Joe

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Canada
Rating:

The Best Choice For Trekking. I don’t have enough good things to say about Nature Explore. My wife and I decided to honeymoon in Nepal, and contacted Nature Explore on the recommendation of my wife's uncle. He was right on the money. Dinesh took great care of us from the very start, guiding us through the process, answering all of our questions and getting us prepared. Even more than a week after the trek was over, we were made to feel like special guests back in Kathmandu. Meanwhile, our guide on the trek itself was Chhabin, and you just can't ask for any better - a warm, genuine, fun and intelligent guide who knows the land and its people, and is always happy and eager to answer questions. I now consider him and Dinesh my friends and look forward to staying in touch with them over time. My wife and I came back to the U.S. with nothing but warm memories and positive impressions, and I really hope Nature Explore continues to grow and flourish because they deserve it. If you are looking for adventure and have an open mind, give them a chance because I promise they will take great care of you. (By the way: we did the 8-day Annapurna-Dhaulagiri trek, culminating in a walk on the Khopra Ridge and the climb up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani for sunrise the next day... and it was perfect. Again, all suggested and planned by Dinesh and team.) Thank you Nature Explore for all of your hard work and for making us feel like VIPs. Already looking forward to the next trip.

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