Annapurna Easy Trek is a customized itinerary for people looking to trek in Annapurna region in an easy way. This is a tailor-made itinerary that will suit needs to trekkers looking for short and easy treks around the Annapurna foothills. Starting from Kande and the trekking through Australian camp, Deulari, Pothana, Landruk, Ghandruk and then finally concluding in Syauli Bazaar, Annapurna Easy Trekking is a suitable itinerary for elder trekkers and families. This trekking is an outstanding route in terms of nature, views and the route of it's category. Annapurna Easy Trek will definitely give you some beautiful moments in the foothills of Annapurna Himalayan ranges without serious pain to your body. Annapurna Easy Trek is also away from crowded routes of Annapurna Himalayas even during the main trekking months such as March - April and October - November. This trekking route is combined with some flats, some ups and some downs that will give all types of stretches to your knee. With the beautiful views of Annapurna and Fishtail Himalayas Annapurna Easy Trekking is no doubt a good trekking route for mountain lovers as well. Remote valleys, evergreen forests, rice paddies and local villages are always situated next to you. If you are looking for tailormade trekking routes in Annapurna that won't give much trouble to your body then come and join with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. for this stunning and beautiful Annapurna Easy Trek, you will be glad on your selection. This trekking will also give some occasional wildlife sights on the route such as white and red monkeys. Come and join with Himalayan Leisure for this short, easy and beautiful trekking route in the popular Annapurna region.
Total Duration : 08 Days
Difficulty : Leisurely
Highest Altitude : 2,100M / 6,889FT
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on trek, Breakfast in city
Accommodation : Lodges on trek, Hotels in city
Transportation : Public / Private Vehicles
Best Months : January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Group Size : 01 to 20 People
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M or 4,297FT)
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Himalayan Leisure Inc. will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820M), explore lakeside in the evening (7 Hours Drive)
Not sure if the hotel will be able to prepare our breakfast before we head to tourist bus station to catch our transport. The drive is pleasuring through beautiful countryside of this country. The road mostly takes on nearby the thundering rivers that might give us some views of rafters enjoying another part of Nepal. We will be driving via several green hills with views of houses and villages in the cliffs. We will be also welcomed by snowy peaks from the distance in some paces. It's beautiful drive though the road condition is not good everywhere. We will basically have two stops for snacks and lunch along the way. Finally, after reaching Pokhara bus station we will take a cab to drive to hotel. If time permits then we can walk around local markets and lakeside in the evening. (Breakfast)
Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Australian Camp (2,015M / 4/5 Hours)
We will take our breakfast in Pokhara then start our drive to trekking starting point; Kande. This is a scenic drive to Kande. We will start our trek with ascending uphill and leaving the village behind. It is a beautiful trek which is quite easy to Australian camp. We will be walking approximately 3/4 hours slowly. We will have beautiful views of few Annapurna region peaks from Australian camp. It's a great place for rest and relax. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Trek to Landruk village (1,670M / 5,479FT - 6 - 7 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast witnessing some of the most beautiful mountains in the world before we start our trek to Pothana (1,890M), Pitam Deurali (2,100M) then to Landruk. Starting of the trail is mostly flat with some gentle climbing. It is another easy walking day. Once we reach Landruk we will stop for overnight. From Landruk we can see Ghandruk which is destination on the following day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk, biggest Gurung village of the region (2,060M / 6,758FT - 5 - 6 Hours)
This is probably the hardest day among all days. Once we take our breakfast in Landruk, we will head descend approximately 1 ½ hour towards Modi Khola. It's approximately 200M descending. From here we have steep uphill climbing to Ghandruk which is approximately 3/4 hours steep climbing. It's a beautiful walk with great views of Machhapuchhre Peak. The trail is difficult yet scenic. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06: Trek down to Syauli Bazaar (3 Hours), drive to Nayapul (1 Hour) and Pokhara (820M / 2,690M - 1 ½ Hour Drive)
We have another easy day. We will take our hot breakfast in Ghandruk and start descending towards Syauli Bazaar (1,170M / 3,838FT). We will stop for lunch and catch a local jeep (or private for larger groups) to Nayapul. From Nayapul we will take another vehicle directly to Pokhara. Leaving the trekking trail behind we will reach Pokhara and explore lakeside area in the evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1,310M / 7 Hours Drive)
We will have our last meal in Pokhara before heading to tourist bus park to catch our bus that will carry us to Kathmandu. The road is same that we took on our way to Pokhara. It will stop in two places for snacks and lunch along the way. We will be driving via beautiful green hills, small countryside towns and thundering rivers. (Breakfast, Complimentary Farewell Dinner)
Day 08: Departure from Kathmandu
Here we come to the end of our memorable a week long trip. We will conclude our Langtang Valley Trekking in Kathmandu and proceed to airport for outbound flight back from Nepal. If we have time before our flight back we will explore local markets of Kathmandu on our own if not we will proceed to airport straightaway. We are sure that it's not our last time in Nepal, see you again Himalayas! (Breakfast)
- Important Note:
- We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Himalayan Leisure promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.
Services Includes / Excluded
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
- Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Pokhara - Kande and Nayapul - Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
- Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek )
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
Annapurna Easy Trekking is prepared for everyone; having experience or not the trek is for all of you. We designed Annapurna Easy Trek for everyone who want to enjoy beautiful Himalayas without giving any serious pain to your body. It's a beautiful, easy and loving trekking trail that will pass through amazing villages, rhododendron forests, paddy fields and enjoyable trail. This trek is designed for everyone who want an easy hike. Annapurna Easy Trekking will give you beautiful experience of trekking in Nepal without going to high altitude level. This trekking is short route near Pokhara. You will do a circular route that starts in Kande and ends in Nayapul. With only little ascending, the trail is mostly flat and descending. Annapurna Easy trekking is for everyone, for families with small kids or senior citizens. This trek is suitable even for everyone. Annapurna Easy Trek, as the name suggests is one of the easiest trekking that Himalayan Leisure, Inc. currently operates in Annapurna region. It is also one of the easiest trekking routes that we are operating at the moment. Enjoy unparalleled Himalayan views without going to high altitude and experience typical trekking experience without any pain to your body. Come and join with us for a beautiful adventure holiday in Nepal, Himalayan Leisure, Inc. promises for a beautiful experience in Nepal!
Meals on Trek
Basic meals are available in tea houses during the whole trek. Meals are always prepared once the orders are received that means they are always fresh. Most of the meals are prepared with raw materials found locally. Various meals including noodles, soups, handmade breads, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are served on the trek. Annapurna easy trekking is part of popular routes in Annapurna region so all places have developed lodges / hotels for trekkers. You will get better foods prepared comparing to newly developed trekking routes. Sometimes preparing foods can take long for various reasons. Himalayan Leisure, Inc. will provide 3 meals a day; i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks during the trek. Generally, dinner and breakfast is served in a lodge and lunch is served during the trek along the way. You will be given a menu to select your preferred meals provided by the lodge. Meals in the mountains tastes great comparing to cities. You will definitely a great experience. Annapurna easy trek is one of the great treks for food lovers as extensive range of food items available for trekkers!
Breakfasts are included even in Kathmandu at your hotel. You will have a menu to select your meal or foods will be served in buffet system. The hotel itself will select the appropriate method depending on the volume of customers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be standard hotel. We will accommodate you in 3 star category hotel. You will be accommodated in an air conditioned room. We provide one double room for two customers ( unless you are single customer ). These rooms will have either master bed or two single beds. If you have special preference on bed selection then please inform us in advance, we will try to book the room appropriate for your stay.
We provide twin sharing rooms for your holiday. There are enough lodges available in every places. The rooms will be quite clean and twin sharing. Most trekkers spend only a night in every places so the lodges are not western standard. Most of the lodges are in basic standard and no luxurious are available with this trek. If you want luxury accommodation then we recommend you to visit our Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek. The rooms will have two small beds. Almost every rooms during the trek consists of two single beds. The trek has extensive number of lodges / or accommodation options in every villages but if you are traveling in a group and still prefer single room then upon paying single supplement charges we will try to find you a single room. If we are unable to provide single rooms then we will refund your single supplement charges.
Annapurna Easy Trek is an leisurely trekking route in Annapurna region. The trek can be done throughout the year and most of the months are best months to visit. Except monsoon season (June, July, August), the trek will be a great experience. It is a beautiful trekking which is below the altitude sickness limit. January, February, March, April, October, November and December is the best months for this trek. During these months the sky will be bluish, clear and the views will be great. During March, April the trek will have blossoming Rhododendron forests which makes the trek even more beautiful. Annapurna Easy Trek is an amazing route most of the time. During the monsoon season the trek can be done but it will be mostly wet, slippery trail and views might not be clear. The routes will have a lot of leeches which can be inconvenient for many trekkers. Annapurna Easy Trekking is a beautiful trekking most of the time but monsoon months can be dull and boring for many trekkers. Most trekkers do not find monsoon season interesting however some people do not mind some rain showers during the walk and do not find falling down couple of times during the walk. Please consult with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. correspondent if you are unsure about your visit.
Highlights of the Trip
Annapurna Easy Trek is a beautiful trekking route that is suitable for everyone. Either you are a young kid or a senior citizen, either you are an experienced hiker or a beginner; the trek is for everyone. This is a tailor made itinerary that is prepared for everyone in the planet. Annapurna Easy Trekking will give authentic views of snowy Himalayan peaks from close distance; for instance Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli etc. The trail is an interesting walk, not too hard and not too flat as well. We will be walking inside the forests, rice paddies, culturally rich settlements, rhododendron forests, towering waterfalls and thundering rivers. It is an amazing trek. The twin villages; Landruk and Ghandruk are also one of the highlights of the trek. We will experience different wildlife and birds during the trek. Annapurna Easy Trekking is a lovely trekking route and you will have a great experience completing this trek. Come and join with us for a memorable holiday to Annapurna region without going too high or without being too low.
Equipment and Packing List
Annapurna Easy Trek is a low altitude easy trekking route that is for everyone. This trekking do not require special equipment and can be done with basic gears. Only some of the clothing and toiletries are must. We have listed some of the gears below so that you will have an idea of what is needed for the trek. Annapurna Easy Trekking is an easy route so prepare yourself for an easy hike with not too many gears carried during the trek. Please find the gears below:
Head: - Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body: - Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body: - T-shirts - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Hands: - Lightweight gloves - Heavyweight gloves (Winter only)
Toiletries: - 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) - Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine hygiene products - Small mirror
Personal Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes) - Tissue /toilet roll - Anti bacterial hands wash
Feet: - Thin, lightweight inner socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Accessories: - Sleeping bag rated to 5 degree centigrade - Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare batteries - Trekking Bags/Duffel bag - Basic First Aid Kit - Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) - Trekking Poles (optional) - Water bottle (2) or camel bag - Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) - Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Extras/Luxuries: - Binoculars - Reading book - Trail Map/Guide book - Journal and Pen - Walkman - Pencils and small notebooks - Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon (Kathmandu and Trek)
Have a memorable trip with Himalayan Leisure, Inc!