Trip Facts
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate to Adventurous
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude
    At Khayar Lake 4, 620m and at Mardi Himal base camp 4,500m high.

Best Annapurna Trekking

Best Annapurna Trekking , one of the unique and dramatic combinations loaded with exciting adventure with three scenic and wonderful areas of Southern Annapurna Himalaya range where leads walk to daily views of mighty peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal.
Truly a great fascinating adventure of a lifetime experience where you will be walking from low warm paddy fields to cool alpine woodland of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pine trees in spring the area will be magic in flowering season turning the whole hills and valley colorful with wild rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) in full bloom.
Ghorepani and Kopra ridge areas regarded as world largest natural garden with native rhododendrons, an awesome walks to Pun Hill for stunning sunrise views over array of peaks and then into off the beaten trails to holy lake of Khayar, where few trekkers often visits this hidden areas, a great opportunity for trekkers to visit some of the remote and isolated areas of Annapurna region.
Our adventure begins from beautiful Pokhara city and its scenic valley heading first to Mardi Himal areas located beneath towering Machhapuchare South Face ‘Fish Tail’ peak, and then into main trekking routes to picturesque Annapurna sanctuary enclosed within high peaks to reach at Annapurna Base Camp with mind-blowing scenery of great mighty mountains.
From Annapurna base camp walk leads towards hidden areas around remote adventure destination at Khyar lake, regarded as holy fed from the glaciers of snowcapped peaks, and then heading into main trekking trails at Ghorepani and Pun Hill for alluring and stunning views of sunrise over range of mountains before heading back to Pokhara.
Our marvelous and overwhelming journey completes at scenic Pokhara, a great combination of a lifetime adventure for you to experience in our Best Annapurna Trekking destinations.

trip highlights

  • Adventure on scenic hills and valley of Southern Annapurna Himalaya with glorious views
  • Great combination of treks with Khayar Lake, Annapurna base camp and hidden Mardi Himal
  • Enjoy walk from mainstream trails to hidden pockets on off the beaten tracks into wilderness
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar farm villages of great interest with age-old custom
  • On remote and isolated pristine environment to holy Lake of Khayar and at Mardi Himal areas
  • Stunning sunrise views from Pun Hill to scenic Annapurna sanctuary and base camp
  • From low warm climate to cool alpine forest and towards arctic zone of ice and glaciers

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Best Annapurna Trekking glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 02

    Fly to Pokhara 950m -30 mins flight and drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp 2,520 m via Deurali 2,100m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 03

    Trek to High Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 04

    Free day at High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Landruk 1,460 m via route past Low Camp – 06 hrs.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Sinwa danda 2,360 m via Chomrong 1,951 m via Jhinu village – 06 hrs.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Deurali 3,100 m – 07 hrs.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 m -05 hrs.

  • Day 09

    Trek back to Sinwa danda – 06 hrs.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Tadapani 2,685 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Chistibung 3, 200 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Kopra Ridge 4,020 m via Chistibung 3,200 m -06 hrs.

  • Day 13

    Trek to Khayar Lake 4,620 m and return to Kopra ridge – 06 hrs.

  • Day 14

    Trek to Swata village 2,277 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 m – 05 hrs.

  • Day 16

    Hike to Pun Hill 3,210 m and downhill to Bhirethati 1,100m -– 06 hrs.

  • Day 17

    Drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara – 07 hrs.

  • Day 18

    Depart from Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our Unique Path Trek staff and guides with warm greetings and then transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu.
    After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed, our guide or tour escort will brief you regarding your trek Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking and pleasant stay in Nepal providing you with necessary information to make the trip more enjoyable.

  • 02 Day
    Fly to Pokhara 950m -30 mins flight and drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp 2,520 m via Deurali 2,100m - 06 hrs.

    A great scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to popular and beautiful touristic spot at Pokhara, where our guide and staff transfers you for exciting short drive to start the trek further west from Pokhara heading valley towards high green hills with an hour drive to reach at Kande, on drive facing scenic views of Annapurna range of peaks with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.
    On reaching our starting point of the trek at a small village at Kande located on Pokhara and
    Beni highway, where walk leads uphill past farm houses and well-tended terrace fields to reach
    Into shade of forest as our route leads to a scenic view spot on a large pasture and meadow
    Known as Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka (cattle grazing field and Sheppard’s shelter).

    Here with refreshing stop marvel the panoramas of Annapurna-Manaslu and Dhaulagiri peaks
    with Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.

    After a nice stop downhill into cool shade of woodland and then with short up to Potana village
    with grand views of peaks, walk continues as our route leads uphill into forest of rhododendron and pine tree to reach at Pitam Deurali.
    From this scenic spot enjoy views of mountains and green landscapes and then continue walk heading into deep forested areas with slow climb to reach at Kokar Forest Camp, a place with few good basic lodge facing views of beautiful mountains.

  • 03 Day
    Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 06 hrs.

    With peaceful overnight stop and waking up facing views within lovely woodland, morning walk leads up higher with some steep climb to reach a grazing pasture land for overnight stop at a place called as Low Camp which is on route journey to Mardi base camp.
    From Forest or Low Camp with the sound of nature and bird call, starting our adventure with more climb facing marvelous views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peaks, as walk leads within forested surrounding and then reaching a exposed open area at High Camp on route Mardi Base Camp.

    After a good day walk where tree lines drops for short rhododendron and alpine shrubs facing incredible panorama of Annapurna Himalaya.

  • 04 Day
    Free day at High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m.

    A free day to explore this scenic and beautiful high country where day hike leads you to the highest point of the adventure at Mardi base camp above 4,500 m with mind-blowing views of Annapurna Himalayan range of peaks with rocky and ice covered Mardi Himal including Fish Tail peak, after a scenic and marvelous day hike return to High Camp for overnight stop.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Landruk 1,460 m via route past Low Camp - 06 hrs.

    Enjoying fabulous time with amazing views from high hills and ridges of Mardi Himal, morning walk heading back to lower hills to reach at Landruk village where our route leads into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, as trek leads on same trail to Jungle Camp and beyond where walk leads to long descend to reach on the base of the high hill at Landruk for overnight stop.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Sinwa danda 2,360 m via Chomrong 1,951 m via Jhinu village - 06 hrs.

    After catching the views of magnificent Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks, walk leads to
    short descend into farming areas and then crossing a bridge over Modi River to reach at New
    Bridge a small village.

    From here uphill on stone steps to Jhinu Danda and its village, as our journey continues higher
    up at ridge and then downhill to a large Gurung village at Chomrong for possible lunch stop.

    With refreshing stop walk downhill to Chomrong River and climbed for few hours to reach a
    ridge top at Sinwa danda with few simple good lodges for overnight stop.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Deurali 3,100 m - 07 hrs.

    From this isolated spot walk leads into cool shade of forest till on winding path and then descend to Bamboo, a place with number of Lodges by the Modi River within bamboo forest.
    With short rest walk carries on gradual up to Dovan in the middle of forest within Modi River gorge, from here on air gets cooler and fresher entering towards Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp, walk leads with gentle ups to Himalaya Hotel near Hinko large Cave, right beneath of Hiunchuli peak.
    From here walk on old glacier and moraine form past avalanche, after crossing a small bridge short climb to reach at Deurali for overnight stop, the last lodge before Machhapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna base camp.

  • 08 Day
    Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 m -05 hrs.

    Morning walk today leads to another highlight of the adventure at Annapurna base camp within scenic sanctuary enclosed by array of giant peaks.
    From here on green vegetation and tree lines fades as our route leads to a climb following Modi river upstream, as walk gets better in some places then with short steep up to Machhapuchare Base Camp a great spot beneath Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, from here onwards within the Annapurna Sanctuary.
    After Machhapuchare Base Camp, walk for short while to Annapurna base camp, walk uphill to reach higher ground near Annapurna Base Camp, facing stunning views of Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary with Annapurna I.
    After a pleasant walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp within magnificent spot that houses few large lodges, offering tremendous scenery of snow apped peaks that encircles this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy the mountain views.
    Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.

  • 09 Day
    Trek back to Sinwa danda - 06 hrs.

    Catching morning super panorama of peaks and then heading back on the same downhill
    trails back into woodland and green vegetation, after being in arctic terrain of ice and glaciers
    as walk proceeds towards Bamboo place.

    From here with short steep up and on winding gradual path back at Sinwa danda for overnight
    stop after a long good walk of the day.

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Tadapani 2,685 m - 06 hrs.

    From Sinwa walk downhill to a river with uphill to Chomrong village top ridge, where our route
    divert heading near to Kimrong valley, where walk leads past Gurjong village and then uphill
    into forested areas with some steep climb to reach at Tadapani hill top located within forest
    surrounding with grand views of Annapurna peaks.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Chistibung 3, 200 m - 06 hrs.

    After a nice overnight stop at Tadapani morning walk leads away from the main trekking route
    of Ghorepani, where our trek leads into pure wilderness walking high into deep forested woods
    of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pine trees.
    As walk progress into tranquil areas away from human settlement and farm village to reach at
    an open field called Do-Bato (Mid way of two path) with fantastic views of Annapurna Himalaya
    range within beautiful forested surroundings.

    From here after a nice break, walk continues heading little higher to a ridge, then on narrow
    trail for short while to reach our overnight stop in another remote and isolated spot at Bhaise
    Kharka.

    With refreshing break carry on walk for another few hour into rhododendron and bamboo forest, then a slow climb into woodlands following the route to Kopra ridge, walk leads by a small stream then with an uphill through meadow and summer pastures to Chistebung for overnight stop, a small place with few small huts serving as tea-houses.

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Kopra Ridge 4,020 m - 06 hrs.

    Starting morning walk on off beaten tracks heading north into rhododendron and bamboo forest, then a slow climb into woodlands following the route to Kopra ridge for few hours to our destination at Kopra ridge, as altitude gains slowly after leaving the tree lines for short alpine bushes and shrubs, then walking high at Kopra ridge for overnight stop with grand views of
    Mt. Dhaulagiri, Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers high from this scenic spot.

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Khayar Lake 4,620 m and return to Kopra ridge - 06 hrs.

    Morning walk leads to our final destination at Khayar Lake, located at 4,620 m. a scenic hike to reach at holy glacial pond of Khayar, a local pilgrimage spot where religious festival held annually in the auspicious month of August as per Hindu Lunar calendar.
    Villagers from the near hills and valley assemble here to worship Lord Shiva and bathe in the icy lake, where villagers sacrifices sheep and goats to natural mountain spirits with prayer.
    Enjoy the scenic surrounding enclosed within high peaks of Vara-Shakar and Annapurna South and then heading back at Kopra Ridge for overnight stop.

  • 14 Day
    Trek to Swata village 2,277 m - 06 hrs.

    From here an easy walk with long descend past Chistibung and into forested areas after
    crossing few streams on gradual winding path to reach back into farm villages at Swata village,
    populated by Pun Magar tribe of the areas facing views of Dhaulagiri range.

  • 15 Day
    Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 m - 05 hrs.

    After being in complete wilderness within hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya today walk
    leads back on the main trekking trails after reaching at Chitre villages with fabulous views of
    Dhaulagiri, from here a slow steady climb into rhododendron forest to reach a high ridge at
    Ghorepani, one of the most popular village due to its scenic view point Pun Hill.

  • 16 Day
    Hike to Pun Hill 3,210 m and downhill to Bhirethati 1,100m -– 06 hrs.

    Early morning hike from Ghorepani to Pun Hill taking less than an hour where the hill top stands
    at 3,210 m offering stunning sunrise views over world’s three highest mountain range
    Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu with majestic virgin Machhapuchare Himal, enjoying
    glorious panorama of more than 360 degree angle views of peaks then downhill to Ghorepani.

    After breakfast enjoyable walk into pleasant woodland of rhododendron and then downhill
    from Ulleri village to reach at Tirkhedhunga with views of waterfalls, where walk descends into
    more farm villages and into warmer temperatures to reach at charming Bhirethati village for
    overnight by the river Modi.

  • 17 Day
    Drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara - 07 hrs.

    Depending upon road condition where morning last day walk leads for short while and then
    reaching at the road head for the drive to Pokhara, where journey leads following winding
    uphill road to Kande past farm villages and fields to reach at Pokhara from here on
    main highway to reach at Kathmandu.

    After marvelous and exciting time with fabulous and scenic drive back into hustle and bustle
    city life of Kathmandu, and then transfer to your respective hotels after a great wonderful
    journey and adventure on Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking.

    (Flying options of 35 minutes to Kathmandu with Scenic Mountain views on air)

  • 18 Day
    Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

    Last day in the country of fascinating colorful culture and mountain panorama, as per your international or connecting flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for the journey back home with timeless memories and great adventure on Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking..

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Dear Babu,This has been our second trip with Unique Path Trekking in last 3 years and we hope that not last ! First were the Chitwan Jungle safari and the trek to Annapurna Base Camp / 3 years ago /.And now the wonderful two weeks trip to Tibet and then the great memorable trek to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri. All were perfect organized. Our porter Babu Kadzi was fantastic and our superguide Shyam /second common trek / was very professional and friendly. Many thanks to You and all team for hospitality and great services day by day ! Best regards

Pawel and Jola KotarbaPoland

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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For the price of Best Annapurna Trekking on full board basis, please contact us.

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded in the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary officially paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Your Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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