15 days,Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Take in panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas, explore rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets, meet Sherpa herders, experience teahouse lodges and high passes.

Don't just visit the roof of the world – climb all over it. Take a ten-day trek through the remote and imposing mountains of the Annapurna Range. Begin and end the journey in Kathmandu with its colourful temples, city squares, and great shopping. With the support of a team of expert Sherpas, the challenging trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in teahouses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world.

What's Included

  • Local guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Lunch at The Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a Planeterra-supported project
  • English-speaking guide and full support team of Sherpas and assistants for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD335-440 for meals not included.)
  • Bus, minibus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
  • Simple hotels/guesthouses (4 nts), teahouses (10 nts).
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Day 1Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.

Day 2Kathmandu(1L)

Guided tour of Swayambunath, Bodhinath temple, and Durbar Square. Visit The Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals.

Day 3Kathmandu/Pokhara

Take a mountain drive to Pokhara.

Day 4Pokhara/Tikhedhunga

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. Enjoy 10 days of trekking through alpine meadows, isolated villages, dramatic glaciers, and inspiring mountain vistas.

Day 5Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

Day 6Ghorepani/Tadapani

Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani.

Day 7Tadapani/Chhomrong

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.

Day 8Chhomrong/Himalaya Hotel

Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel.

Day 9Himalaya Hotel/Annapurna Base Camp

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10Annapurna Base Camp/Bamboo

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

Day 11Bamboo/Jhinudanda

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs).

Day 12Jhinudanda/Pothana

Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana.

Day 13Pothana/Phedi

Trek to Phedi, where our trek ends. Drive back to Pokhara to celebrate the adventure we just completed.

Day 14Pokhara/Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu for a well-earned celebration.

Day 15Kathmandu

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