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Annapurna Easy Trek is a tailor-made itinerary for people looking for a leisurely walk in the Annapurnas. This trek will suit the needs of trekkers looking for short and easy treks near the Pokhara valley. 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 with kids.
This trekking is an outstanding route in terms of nature, scenery, and easiness. The trek is set to give you some beautiful moments in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges without having a serious effort. This trail remains peaceful even during the peak seasons of March – April, and October – November. This trek is a gem for people with trouble to go on the higher altitudes or have a limited number of days. Beautiful valleys, evergreen forests, rice paddies, and local people are on your side all the time.
If you are looking for tailormade trekking routes in Annapurna that won’t give much trouble to your body then come and join Himalayan Leisure, Inc. for this stunning and beautiful Annapurna Easy Trek, you will not regret your choice. This trekking will also give some occasional wildlife sights on the route such as white and red monkeys. Come and join Himalayan Leisure for this short, easy, and beautiful trekking route in the popular Annapurna foothills.
|No of People||Price|
|01 Person||USD 796 / per person|
|02 – 05 Person||USD 518 / per person|
|06 – 09 Person||USD 470 / per person|
|10 Person Above||USD 446 / per person|
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you to the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour.
We will take breakfast at our hotel and catch our bus to Pokhara. This is approximately 8 hours drive through the beautiful hillsides, the towering Himalayas and thundering rivers, and pilgrimages alongside the road. In the evening, we will be visiting the lakeside area if time permits.
It is recommended to fly to Pokhara if you are looking for a comfortable way of traveling. It’s about 20-25 minutes of flight.
Our journey will start with a beautiful countryside drive to Kande. It will be a scenic drive with beautiful views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. The trail starts with a steep ascent for about a hour then continues on the flat trail. We will be walking approximately 3/4 hours at a slow pace. Australian camp is a beautiful place with glamorous views of the horizon.
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) and finally to Landruk. Starting of the trail is mostly flat with some gentle climbing. The trail is mostly flat until Deurali and then it descends to Landruk through the forests or Rhododendron, Pine and Oaks. From Landruk we can see our next destination; Ghandruk.
This is probably the hardest day among all days. On the first part of the journey, we will descend approximately 1 ½ hour towards Modi Khola. On the second part, we will cross the bridge and then start ascending to Ghandruk village. It takes approximately 3-4 hours to reach Ghandruk village from the river. It’s a beautiful walk with great views of Machhapuchhre Peak.
Here we have another easy day. The trail is downhill all the way to Siwai. We follow beautiful rice paddies and amazing villages of Gurung people. We will catch our transport and drive to Nayapul for lunch. After lunch, we will continue to Pokhara for overnight stay. Our evening is free to explore the lakeside area and to enjoy the sunset from the lake.
We will follow the same highway through beautiful rivers, hills and small Nepalese settlements. The drive will take about 8 hours to drop us in Kathmandu. Form the tourist bus park you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening you can explore the town probably buying souvenirs for friends and family members.
Meals and Accommodation: Annapurna Easy is a complete tea house-based route hence we will be sleeping and eating in the lodges. Regarding the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide 3 star category hotel accommodation with only breakfast. The lodges on the trek will be mostly shared bathrooms / shared toilets.
The meals on the trek will be mostly locally prepared using local ingredients most of the time however Kathmandu and Pokhara offer a wide selection of meals in basic to high standard luxury lounges. On the trek, the number of meal items will be limited to a small number and the tastes might not be similar to the actual item; pizza may not taste like pizza.
Best Season for the Trek: Spring and autumn are considered better for trekking in Nepal hence the best time to trek is usually during the dry season, from September to early December and early March to early June. Since this is a low altitude trekking route, the trek is done throughout the year however monsoon season is not the ideal one as the clouds usually cover the mountains during this time. Autumn ensures a clear and dry high-mountain pass with a good chance of a clear view of towering Himalayan peaks.
The best months for Annapurna Easy Trekking are March, April, May, early June, September, October, November, and December. The Spring Season begins in March and runs until May, while the Fall season runs from September through November.
This trekking route is one of the most popular easy treks in Nepal and many people flock to do it each year.
The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.
We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
March – early June, and September – December are considered the best months for this trek. however the trek is done throughout the year. A wide number of people trek even in the monsoon season (late June to early September) however this is not the ideal time as the mountains usually get covered by the clouds at this time.
The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 3 to Day 6 lunch). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available. Meat is available in few places and it’s highly recommended to avoid it due to hygiene reasons.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room or twin sharing rooms however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
This is an easy trekking route. Anyone who can walk 5-6 hours casually can join this trek. This trek is specially designed for families with kids and older people. People looking to spend few nights in the mountains but without going too high can join this trek.
Yes, you can do this trek with kids above 6 years old. The trek is not suitable for kids below 6. Make sure your kid is active and fit to join the adventure, we also recommend additional 1/2 additional days to make it more comfortable.
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are the Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by the Nepal Government.
Himalayan Leisure did an excellent job, highly recommended.