Set out for a beautiful family hike to the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Family Hike allows you to traverse into some lush landscapes and pass various ethnic villages on the way to some popular viewpoints in the Annapurna region. These viewpoints offer some stunning views of mountains in the Annapurna panorama, which is a reward for your family time in Annapurna. It is indeed a family trip where the family members can put hand in hand and have some good family talks together as they walk up and down through the undulating path. The trip initiates from the foothills of Annapurna and takes you to some heavenly destinations where you can relish incredible views of the Himalayas that dominate the skyline.
Amongst these peaks, two are the pinnacles that rise above 8000 meters – Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna, respectively. The beauty of the Annapurna range and Annapurna region cannot be described in words. Many poets and writers have fallen short of words while describing the beauty of this place. Everyone wants to observe the mesmerizing views of panoramic mountains that includes mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapucchre, and Nilgiri. Imagine you are travelling to these places with your family.
Annapurna Family Hike starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Then you will be driven to Nagarkot for some stunning views of the mountains. Next, you will be transferred to Pokhara from where we start walking along an easy trail through the scenic walk to Australian Base Camp. It offers some stunning views of Pokhara and the mountains. Further, we walk to Sarangkot. It is an excellent point just above Pokhara that provides some spectacular views of mountains and picturesque Pokhara city. The sunrise/ sunset views from Sarangkot are genuinely inspiring. We can even see people enjoying paragliding and zip flyer from this place. After a wonderful time in Sarangkot, we return to Kathmandu via Pokhara to conclude our journey.
So, are you ready for Annapurna Family Hike with World Alpine Treks?
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour to warm up before your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, beautiful culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal.
First, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. The Durbar Square is a vast complex that comprises palaces, courtyards, and temples. It is now a museum that treasures some valuable items of Nepalese history and monarchy in Nepal. From durbar square, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa respectively. In the evening, you will be driven to Nagarkot. It’s a beautiful hill station near Kathmandu famous for mountain views. Tonight, at a hotel in Nagarkot (Inclusive of breakfast).
We wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise views amidst the mountains. We wake up and walk to view the tower that offers some fantastic views of sunrise and mountains. The panoramic views of mountains can be seen from one end to another. After the beautiful views, we return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we explore the place for a while and drive back to Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu (Inclusive of breakfast).
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some fantastic landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli River along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Early in the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, we take a short drive to Phedi. It is the actual starting point of our trekking journey. From Phedi, we start walking along a lush landscape to the Australian Base Camp. On the way, we pass to come to exciting villages like Dhampus and Pothaha. During the entire walk, we will be blessed with magnificent views of hills, lush forests, and charming villages. Upon arrival at Australian Base Camp, we will be able to relish some sparkling views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Macchapucchre Himal, and other mountains in the range. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Australian Base Camp. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Early in the morning, we enjoy our breakfast and continue our walk towards Sarangkot. It is a beautiful viewpoint above Pokhara that offers some incredible views of mountains and Pokhara Valley. It is also the starting point for the adventure activities like paragliding and zip flyer. Leaving the Australian base camp, we walk through a forested area and descend slightly to Naudanda. From Naudanda, we pass different settlement areas with beautiful views of Pokhara Valley on sight. Upon arrival, we relish some glorious views of the mountains and stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Sarangkot for the night. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Sarangkot is also a popular sunrise/ sunset viewpoint. We wake up early and catch a sunrise view amidst the towering mountains in Annapurna massif. After that, we enjoy breakfast at our guesthouse and descend to Pokhara Valley through a lush trail. You also have the option to try any of the adventure activities like paragliding or zip flyer to get down to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, get ready for a sightseeing tour. First, we will visit the lakeside area. We can enjoy boating around the lake or relax by watching the fascinating views of mountains, hills, lakes, and colorful boats. Then, you will be headed to Gupteshwor temple and then to David’s Falls. Lastly, you will be driven to the International mountaineering museum, which is the gateway to every trekking journey to the Annapurna region. In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel. If interesting, you can visit the lakeside and enjoy the liveliness of Pokhara city. Tonight, at a hotel in Pokhara (Inclusive of breakfast).
Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Great experience with Nice People
I had a trip to Poon Hill with Deepak. The Annapurna Panorama Trek itself was a true delight. The trail took us through diverse landscapes, from terraced fields and rhododendron forests to majestic snow-capped peaks. Each day brought new breathtaking views that left us in awe of nature's magnificence. It was a great experience and I can recommend trekking with World Alpine Treks!
We had fun in Nepal ~ Rafting in the river between KTM and Chitwan. Chitwan is a wonderful place. Jungle walking, enjoy in the jungle.
Thanks Deepak gave us a lot of advice when we planned our schedule.
Fabulous City Tour and Poon Hill Trek!
One of my best tours with a guide who understood me and delivered my wishes. From start to finish our guide Deepak never left us and was most obliging when asked to do something out of his way or arrange a quick alternative to the scheduled tour without a fuss. Always smiled and was willing. My tour started in Kathmandu to Pokhara and Poon Hill and back. Deepak tried twice to get us to see Mt Everest by air but due to weather conditions, we couldn't. That was disappointing but that calls for another trip with this fantastic guide. The choices of Hotels and food outlets were good for the price we paid. On the whole, I would strongly recommend World Alpine Treks to be your guide. Amazing Nepal.