Embark on one of the shortest trekking journeys in one of the most beautiful trekking destination of Nepal- the Annapurna. Cherish the natural beauties of the region as its natural beguile is unparallel. The majestic mountain peaks of the Annapurna massif are marvelous and the trekking trails are brimming with majestic sights of the Himalayas. The verdant foliages along the trekking trails make for a beautiful trekking journey and shrouds the whole path with ethereal natural canopy of emerald. The Short Annapurna Trek takes you to beautiful destinations in the Annapurna Region is a short amount of time. It is perfect for travelers who have a short time to spend in Nepal. With a short duration and an encompassment of all the best natural and Himalayan view, the Short Annapurna Trek is an ideal trekking package that lets you experience the region’s natural and cultural aspects in their best forms. Starting off the tour with the beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara, you would be excursing the city’s many cultural and natural wonders. Pokhara is called the “Lake-side” city because it has many water-bodies in its parameters. Boating on the pristine Fewa Lake with the views of the tall emerald hills along the banks make for a great and refreshing interlude on the trekking journey. Walking along verdant rhododendron blooms along the trekking trail and looking at sights of the majestic ivory mountains in the distance is a perfect idea for a vacation, and the short Annapurna Trek presents just that! You would be able to see views of mountain peaks like the Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, the Fish Tail Peak, Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Himal and many more while on the trekking journey.
Short Annapurna Trek also takes you to the serene village of Sarangkot which presents panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain peaks. The village of Sarangkot lies on a hill at an altitude of 16oo meters and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu as well as a view of the Pokhara city and the tranquil Fewa Lake. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding. Being a hill station, Sarangkot is a wonderful hill station for mountain viewing. The whole manifestation of the sun rising from amidst the Annapurna mountain massif is magical. The ivory peaks change color as the sun rises and the tincture of the peaks turns into a cascade of molten gold and burning amber. The whole aspect of looking at something so majestic is simply extraordinary! Short Annapurna Trek lets you have this experience in an easy and comfortable way. The mesmerizing experience is all it takes for making the journey even more heavenly than it already is!
Explore and excurse the Annapurna Region in the quickest way possible! Taking a flight to Pokhara, you would be trudging through lush woodlands and picturesque villages and ethnic settlements. The views of the peaks are also brilliant and the natural pulchritude of the region adds to the mysticism of the trekking journey.. While on the Short Annapurna Trek, you would be able to observe the culture and traditions of the village people as well. As you ascend up to the Australian Camp and Sarangkot, you would be presented with alluring views and sights the likes of which you have never seen before!
We also offer other alternate packages for the Annapurna region, like our Annapurna Base Camp Trek that lets you hike all the way to the base camp of Mount Annapurna. Our Annapurna Poon Hill Trek takes you to the gorgeous vantage point at Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The Short Annapurna Trek is an easy journey so you would not require much physical endurance capacity either for you to do this. With all the best aspects of trekking, Short Annapurna Trek can be done is a short amount of time! So come join us in this amazing adventure!
- All ground transportations by private car including airport transfers
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu including departure taxes
- First aid medical kit
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
You may arrive at the airport at any time. One of Escape Himalaya’s representatives will be there waiting for you and will greet you upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to your hotel and further plans and programs of the trek will be explained to you. As there are no further planned activities for the day, you may relax at the hotel for the remainder of time. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Pokhara (910m), Duration: 30 min. and Trek to Australian Camp
You will have a morning flight to Pokhara on this day. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri peak, Mount Machhapuchhre, five peaks of the Annapurna ranges and many others. Numerous lakes at Pokhara offer fishing, boating and swimming; the city itself is popular as the city of lakes. The valley is filled with lush vegetations, swift flowing rivers and dotted with clear, shimmering lakes. It is one of the major towns of Nepal blessed with the backdrop of the one of the most dramatic sceneries in the world. After an amazing flight to Pokhara, you would be trekking to Phedi and then continue on to the Australian Camp via Dhampus, Pothana. The treks are brimming with sights of terrace rice farms and Chhetri-Braham villages. Taking your lunch at Dhampus, you will be climbing through rhododendron forests and look at views of mountain. The Australian Camp (1990m) is the best place to look at some of the best views of the holy Machhapuchhre Mountain, Annapurna Peak and Mount Dhaulagiri. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 03 Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m), Duration: 6 hours
You would be trekking to the vantage point at Sarangkot today. It takes about 6 hours to do and the trekking trail is beautiful and adorned with verdant woodlands. From the northern direction from Sarangkot, you can see the view of Dhaulagiri, rising above the rest of the landscape like a beautiful cerulean pinnacle. The southern side of Sarangkot overlooks the city of Pokhara and you can see its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city. After breakfast, you would be trekking on the trail leading to Sarangkot to look at the view of the sunrise amidst the Annapurna Mountains. Following the trail, you would be descending down through forests to Naudaha. The path is easy to follow and the hill ridges that come across the path lead you to an ethnic settlement. The vistas are marvelous on both sides of the trail and the ridges along the trail have views of the city, the lakes and the mountains beyond them. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 Trek to Pokhara, Duration: 2 hours and Fly back to Kathmandu
Today, you would be waking up early in the morning to see the sunrise again from the view tower. It lies 10 minutes from the guesthouse. After the excursion, you would be trekking down to Pokhara along beautiful trails. From Pokhara, you would be taking a flight back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, Breakfast included.
Day 05 Farewell
Three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of Escape Himalaya’s representatives from where you will depart.