Annapurna Balcony Treks

10 Days 09 Nights
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Annapurna balcony trek is very popular trek in Nepal. The Annapurna region lies in the foothill of Mt. Annapurna in the North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east.

The trek to Annapurna balcony passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and vistas invigorates your soul. Since the trek starts from a mere height of around 800 meters the acclimatization process is gradual and you will reach to the high altitude of over 3210 meters. Also, you will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between.

Annapurna balcony trek, like others in the Annapurna region, takes off from the lake city of Pokhara. The actual walking begins from Naya Pul which can be reached after a short drive from Pokhara. While trekking along to Ghorepani Poonhil, marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight thousands - Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). At Ghorepani punhil enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung and magar village.

Highlights

Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Swayambhunath Stupa
- Kathmandu Durbar Square

Pokhara
- David's Fall
- Gupteswar Cave
- Phewa Lake
- Taal Barahi

Trekking
- Poon hill(3210m)
- View of mt.Dhaulagiri, mt. Annapurna(I),Annapurna(II)
- Hiuchuli,Mt.Nilgiri etc.
- Jhinu(natural hot spring)
- Dhapus(Panaromic Mt fishtail,Mt Annapurna South,Mt Dhaulagiri,Mt Manaslu)

Accomodations

Kathmandu
- Hotel Marshyangdi/similar standard

Trekking
- Lodge/tea house

Pokhara
- Meera Hotel/similar Standards

Itinerary - Annapurna Balcony Treks
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Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu
(Dinner)

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. A brief meeting with the tour leader about the programme.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Fly Pokhara (823m) &Trek toTikhedhunga (1540m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early morning flight to Pokhara. Be sure to catch right side of the airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking rest for some time, we drive to Naya Pul By private car and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Tikhedhunga. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Pass along various small villages. Today is our first day we hike around four hour. Finally we arrive at Tikhedhunga. we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung culture.

Overnight at Tikhe dhunga

Day 3
Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorapani (2850m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive.

Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 4
Ghorepan - Poonhill - Tadhapani (2630m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.

Day 5
Tadha Pani - Jhinu - Hotspring (1780m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast we start our trek .Ah hour of walking down will lead us to a beautiful villageChuile,from where we can see Mt fishtail ,south annapurna,Hiuchuli .For another one hour through dense rhododendron forest leads us to Kimrong Khola,crossing the suspension bridge we start to climb for an hour and we follow the easy plain trail to chomrong. Here we will visit the village for an hour, and we will descend to Jhinu for about 30 minutes.

Overnight at Jhinu

Day 6
Jhinu - Tolka (1700m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early morning we will give you morning call.We will have an easy walk for 20 minutes, then we will enjoy hot spring. We will descend for thirty minutes and we follow plain easy trail to New bridge, crossing the suspension bridge the trails leads us to landruk,for lunch break. An easy walk on a plain surface for an hour leads us to Tolka.

Overnight at Tolka

Day 7
Tolka - Pothana (1890m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After an hour of walk through rhododendron forest, crossing beautiful country side with a view of snow capped mountain we reach bhaisi Kharka. After a climb of 30 minutes we reach Deurali for lunch. We follow the trail for an hour to reach Pothana.

Day 8
Pothan - Phedi (1130m) - Pokhara
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After an easy walk for an hour we reach Dhampus.Dhampus is very famous for a short hike from Pokhara give A clear view of mountains on Annapurna range.From Dhampus the trails heads steep down to Phedi, From Phedi we take a coach to Pokhara.Enjoy Boating in Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara

Day 9
Pokhara - Kathmandu
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Drive or fly out from Pokhara to Kathmandu.Shopping at thamel.Evening we uniye for a farewell dinner with all our trekking crew and STT staffs.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 10
Kathmandu - Final departure
(Breakfast)

After Breakfast ,visit around thamel.afternoon final transfer to the airport. “Home Sweet Home”

Additional Remarks
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Cost Includes - Annapurna Balcony Trek

- Three star level hotel as per the itinerary at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Applicable Permit & TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System)for trekking.
- English speaking guide (Liecence holders)
- Strong porters for carrying loads.(2 paying guests are followed by one strong porter)
- All the transportation arrangement as per the itinerary
- Accommodation on trekking are on Basic lodges that meets basic needs.(clean and tidy rooms)


Cost Excludes - Annapurna Balcony Trek

- Nepal Arrival visa (USD 25 for 15 days)
- International flight to Nepal & vice versa.
- Personal equipment and gears for tour and trekking.
- Tipping to the crew is mandatory.

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