Annapurna Balcony Trek

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COST FOR THE TRIP USD 1200
Annapurna Base camp Trekking

Annapurna Balcony Trek is short and easy but equally romantic trekking in Annapurna region. You will get the chance to see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other several white capped peaks in front of your eyes. A 7 day hike taking you to Poon Hill, known for its stunning panorama from the Dhaulagiri , Macchapucchare to the Annapurnas. Ascent on a stoned stairecase till Ghorepani’s rhododendron forest. Early morning hike to 3200m Poon Hill for a sunrise on the Himalayas. Back down to Pokhara through Gandrung and Landrung , two Gurung villages.

 

This panoramic glimpse of snowy peaks can easily touch the heart of Mountains and nature’s lover. Annapurna balcony trekking is the best trekking route for the old and physically weak people which bring closer to the mountain peaks. Moreover this is also the best trekking route for those who want to accompany their kids with them. Move out to the mountains of Annapurna and take your time in the villages with charming smile of its inhabitants.


Key features of Annapurna Balcony Trek

  • Trek to the foot of breathtaking Annapurna Himalayas
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” in the heart of Himalayas
  • Sunrise views from Poon Hill.
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th).
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu.
  • Crossing the long suspension bridge of Modi khola near jhinu.
  • The many villages on the way, and the life and the teahouses.
  • Avoiding the annapurna basecamp crowed

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

You will be welcomed by the boss of company at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1300m).After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our company display board at the arrival gate. You will be transfer to Hotel.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek preparation.

Full day of sightseeing in the very famous capital, Kathmandu.We will be visit the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Today after breakfast, we start our drive to go Pokhara. It takes six hours drive. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Pokhara. Evening we will have the pleasure of Mt Machhapuchhare and its shadow in Phewa lake. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1050m)and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)

Today after breakfast, we start our drive to go Pokhara. It takes six hours drive. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Pokhara.Evening we will have the pleasure of Mt Machhapuchhare and its shadow in Phewa lake. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2850m)

After morning breakfast trek start to Ghorepani. It takes six hours walk. Today, starting walk quiet three hours is serious up hill through village and terrace. After one and half-hour walk you will get chance to view Annapurna South (7219m) and Himchuli (6444m). That view does not move away from your eyes for another one and half-hour. The place named Banthanti is our lunch stop for that day just before the forest walk. After lunch walk throuth Rhododendron, Bamboo, Pine forest makes your walk more interesting even you chance to see white Monkeys and birds around. The walk that feel little bit difficult but that is great experience and good for next day because next morning the Poon Hill (3200m) is great view point for 12 peaks including Dhaulagiri (8167m), very close view of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and other more peaks. Specially the spring season is very great time to visit because the forest with colorful Rhododendron flowers makes you proud feeling.

 

Day 06: Early in morning, Excursion to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani (2616m)

Today wake up early in the morning, after having Tea continue one hours walk up to Poon Hill at Sunrise time observe the fantastic view, take photos, have great experience and back to Ghorepani. In Ghorepani we have a warms breakfast and continue walk towards Tadapani. The trail leads up hill for one hours through jungle that walk provides you great view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Fishtail. After Reaching Gurung Hill (3290m) the trail goes down to Deurali (3100m) and Banthanti the lunch spot of tha day, most of the walk day is through Jungle. After having lunch at Bhanthanti another one hour to go up hill to Tadapani. It is also another wonderful view point. The town of Tadapani is small newly build business center with 10-12 lodges. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 07: Tadapani – Chhumrung (1950m)

After breakfast trek start from Tadapani to Chhumrung (1950m). it takes five hours walk. Today,the trail steep down to Kyuru Khola. Crossing a suspension Brodge, we will stop for lunch at Gurung Village. After lunch we have to walk gradual up and flat way to Chhomorong Village. At Chhomorong you will fine only Gurung ethnic. Overnight at lodge.

 

Day 08: Chhumrung – Ghandruk(1900m)

After having breakfast,trek start from Chhumrung to Ghandruk(1900m). it takes four hours walk. This day,we will be by down broad trail to Kyamnu Khola,crossing the river. You climb steep up to Deurali Bhanjyang. Then stop for lunch. After lunch trek to Ghandruk Village. This is village has more then 350houses. Ghandruk Village lies in front of Annapurna Himalayan. They have own culture,traditional dresses and living style is very intresting to know. Overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 09: Ghandruk to Nayapul to pokhara.

After breakfast, today, we trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara. We walk 4 hours to reach Nayapul.The trek is downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then terraced farms. It keeps going down almost without breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time we arrive at Birethanti(1100m), where we will stop for lunch. Some of us would feel like having made a downhill marathon. But our marathon is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half-an-hours walk takes us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to end at Nayapul. Then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara with local Bus. It takes one hour drive. Hotel near the lake. Overnight at Guesthouse

 

Day 10: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu:

After breakfast, Till afternoon, you may take an optional sightseeing tour as most of the popular destination of Pokhara including David’s fall (Patale Chango), Mahindra Cave, World Peace Stupa, enjoy adventure activities such as boating, paragliding etc. Afternoon drive back to Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6 hours. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

 

Day 11: Kathmandu sightseeing and shopping

After breakfast, we will take local bus to go Pashupatinath. it takes 40 minutes then we visit Pashupatinath. This temple, classified in the heritage of the UNESCO, is very famous among the Hindus of the whole world. We discover the ghats where take place in the rituals of cremation, according to Hindu tradition, along the sacred river Bagmati. This river throwing itself into the Ganges, a cremation in this place get the same symbolic value as in Varanasi. Stakes and bodies are orientated northward, towards the Himalayas, which is the cradle of the Hindu Gods. Don’t take pictures: meditate simply some minutes in the sense of this earth life, and impregnate you with this ambience, so strange according to our Western values.

 

Day 12: Last day of Yours Trip.

It’s time to enjoy a bit of Kathmandu and the ultimate view of the great mountains! Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before departure of your flight home, after a final goodbye! On the way back, you’ll have time to plan a new adventure in Nepal, that country so magical!

 

 

Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.

4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.

2 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.

Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.

Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.

Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).

All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.

All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).

All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.

Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus/flight.

Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.

Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.

 

At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.

 

The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.

 

Payment Schedule

$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.

 

Payment Procedure:

Bank Name : MEGA BANK NEPAL LIMITED.

Beneficiary Name : ADVENTURE HIGH MOUNTAIN (P)LTD.

Account Number : 0570010151011

Swift Code: MBNLNPKA

Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.

 

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.

 

We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage need­ed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.

 

If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.

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