Annapurna Foothill Trekking is short and introductory trekking in the Himalayas without going too high altitude but exploring breathtaking view of mountain and stay in the charm of peaceful countryside. Attractive villages occupied by native ethnic group, dense forest of beautiful Rhododendron flower with species birds and wildlife. Itinerary of Annapurna Foothill is including Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, and Ghandruk village. Those are most popular villages containing typical ethnic group of Nepal.
Trekking starts from Pokhara, the natural city of Nepal with panoramic views of Himalayas, green hills and beautiful lakes around. Trekking is through beautiful village, green hills, rivers, waterfalls, forest, flora and fauna. The Himalayan views are starting to rise from Ulleri village. The best view seen from Poonhill (3,200m) is the best moment of the trek. Panoramic Annapurna rage, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri are seen as different shape every day. Plan 10 days itinerary which can include day exploration in Kathmandu valley, another day sightseeing in Pokhara and trek for full 5 days.
Nepal Highland Treks organize Annapurna foothill trek in professional way with our friendly staff team. We are also flexible to customize trekking itinerary as per your interest. Extra activities like hiking around Kathmandu valley, Mountain flight, Bungee jump, Paragliding, zip flyer, white water rafting, helicopter tour, Chitawan National safari or Bardia Jungle safari is the best option along this trekking.
Day 01:Drive Pokhara to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 02:Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house
Day 03:Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (6 Hours - 2500m) overnight at tea house
Day 04:Trek to Ghandruk (5/6 Hours - 1950) overnight at tea house
Day 05:Trek back to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara (6 Hours). transfer to Hotel or continue to Kathmandu
Day 1Drive Pokhara to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at local tea house Drive 1 and half hour to Nayapool, start trekking for 5 hours through river, local villages and forest. It is flat and easy walking till Tikkhedhunga (1540m). Than our walking reach to one of the tough uphill towards Ulleri (1960m). Annapurna South and Himchuli view just spectacular from here. Check in local tea house
Day 2Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house Ulleri its self is magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli. Our walking about one hour through Ulleri and Banthanti village. We than enter very dick forest where we can see some beautiful waterfall. We reach Ghorepani (2860m) by our lunch time. Take your lunch at local tea house. It is depending on us, we might walk to Poonhill (3210m) to view sunset with and panoramic Himalayas.
Day 3Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (6 Hours - 2500m) overnight at tea houseWe again can hike to Poonhill early in the morning. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani
Day 4Trek to Ghandruk (5/6 Hours - 1950) overnight at tea house Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. Trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak. This section is rich in Bird. Reach Ghandruk which is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program may organized on demand
Day 5Trek back to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara (6 Hours). transfer to Hotel or continue to Kathmandu Trekking downhill to Birethanti and continue to Nayapool. Our trek end here. drive to Pokhara with our car and check in Hotel. Walking around Lake side of Pokhara. We also can include some sightseeing if we have not finish it before.