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Annapurna Mini Trek

  • Grade: easy
  • Duration: 8
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  • Best Seasons: Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May)
  • Highest Altitude: 1700m
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Annapurna Mini trek is considered as one of the shortest and easiest trekking route in Annapurna region. This trekking route is also known as Sunrise view trek. During entire trek you have opportunity  to observe sun rise along with mountain panorama.

Since the trek is shortest one, it is  popular among the tourist having limited holidays. This trekking starts at Dhampus. It connects another beautiful view point called Austrailian Camp and concludes at Sarangkot. Nowadays, the trek is more popular among children and old aged people.

The trek offers an excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya range including Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhampus peak and many other peaks. Beside this, the sunrise view in the Himalayas is another attraction of the trek. Sarangkot is a popular view point to observe sunrise.  You can further enjoy paragliding from Sarangkot. In addition to this, the trek provides you an opportunity to observe and see unique Himalayan cultures.

This trek is best to witness the enthralling sunrise as well as sunset views in Nepal Himalayas.

Highlights of Annapurna Mini Trek

  1. Stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massive.
  2. Beautiful view of Mt. Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail).
  3. Settlements of historical ethnic community of Nepal; Gurung Community.
  4. Beautiful view of Phewa lake and Pokhaa Valley.
  5. Sunrise view and reflection in mountains.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara - 6-7hrs
  • Day 04 : From Pokhara drive to Phedi and trek to Austrailian camp - 4 hrs
  • Day 05 : Australian camp to Sarangkot 6-7 hrs
  • Day 06 : Sarangkot to Pokhara - 3 hrs
  • Day 07 : Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08 : Final departures

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport

    You will be warmly welcomed in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by company representatives. Once you transfer to hotel and having rest, we will be providing you a brief plan meetings. Then we will provide you welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight stay in hotel.
    Meal plan: Dinner

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

    After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the cultural sites of Kathmandu valley which are listed in World Heritage Site- UNESCO by an experienced guide. The sites include Kathmandu Durbar square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Meal plan: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara - 6-7hrs

    The journey starts early in the morning to catch the bust to Pokhara. It takes 7 hours to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara is the beautiful place with many touristic sites. It is also the gateway of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking. In addition to this, you will observe the amazing view of Mt. Machhapuchhre from Fewa lake.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 04: From Pokhara drive to Phedi and trek to Austrailian camp - 4 hrs

    You will be taken to Dhampus Phedi in the private vehicle and it is nearly about half an hour drive. The trek starts from Dhampus phedi to Dhampus village, a unique Gurung village in front of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South. After this, you will trek up to the Austrailian camp, which offers pleasant rhododendron flour forest. Overnight stay at Australian camp.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 05: Australian camp to Sarangkot 6-7 hrs

    Sarangkot lies in the top of the Hill but it is not remote. Sarangkot offers you alternative thinking about the world famous mongolian tribe of Nepal while trekking to down. But again the uphill trekking to Sarangkot gives you the mind-blowing view of Fewa lake and lakeside pokhara. Once you reach in Sarangkot, you will get the beautiful sunset views.
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 06: Sarangkot to Pokhara - 3 hrs

    You will be taken for climbing towards the viewpoint in Sarangkot which is the main highlight of the trek. The viewpoint is the place from where you will see the magnificent sunrise views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. In addition to this, you will get to see the sunrise view from the viewpoint. Sarangkot has become the center of attractions for both local and foreign tourists year by year. After this, you will trek down to Pokhara and enjoy with its beauty. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs

    After having breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu which is about 6 to 7 hours drive from Pokhara by Tourist bus. We will provide you lunch in the afternoon in Prithvi Highway. Evening time is scheduled for shopping with the help of your guide. Overnight at the Hotel

    Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 08: Final departures

    This is the final day of your Trip to Nepal. Therefore as per the schedule, we will transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier of your flight time in order to reduce delays due to the traffic jam of Kathmandu. We, Oriental Journeys feel that although your journey ends this time, it is the starting of your visit to Nepal and we will be waiting for your flight time for the next trekking.

    Meal plan: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner including tea or coffee) and accommodation during the trek
  • All grounded transportation as per the itinerary
  • An English speaking guide and porter if required
  • Trekking permit fees (TIMS and  conservation area entry fees)
  • First aid kit
  • Trekking staff salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation during the trek
  • Oriental Journeys T-shirt and trekking map
  • All the government and local tax
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal gears during the trek
  • Any kinds of drinks such as mineral water, alcoholic beverage drinks, phone and laundry
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency rescue
  • Trip cancellation cost, accident and any other unforeseen circumstances
  • Tips and gratuities

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