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INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara
  • all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner
  • guide and porter services
  • baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • all ground transportation in Nepal
  • guided excursions in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much-needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Airport transfers, accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Return around 1pm to spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner banquet.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour of Kathmandu; welcome dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Birethati (3,362ft/1025m). Travel by private van or jeep to Birethati, the entrance point for the Annapurna region. Stay in Birethati for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks); lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation; double occupancy accommodations

Day 4: Birethati to Banthanti (6,430ft/1960m). Your expedition begins! This first day is a tough one. From the trailhead of Birethati, reach the village of Tirkhedhunga. Check out the stunning waterfalls as you pass through rhododendron forests.

Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodationspark entrance fee, trekking permit

Day 5: Banthanti to Ghorepani (9,393ft/2860m). Gaining almost 3,000ft/914m this day, you’ll be exhausted, but triumphant as you enter the hilltop village and get your first views of the Annapurna range. Tired legs are to be expected and a rest day will be appreciated.

Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 5-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,629ft/2600m). You ascend for two hours, stop for tea at Deurali, then descend down to Banthanti. Enjoy the picturesque waterfalls along the way.

Total distance: 7.5 miles. Approximately 5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong (7,119ft/2170m). Pass through Chule, a beautiful little village on a green ridge, and soak in the views of Kimrang Khola. After a steady ascent, reach Chomrong, one of the last villages on your trek inside the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 8: Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (9,580ft/2920m). From Chomrong, pass through Sinuwa Danda, and move through the thick forests to climb to Himalaya Hotel.

Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 9: Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchre Base Camp (12,139ft/3700m).Hike through pristine forests, moving into the alpine region where you will reach Base Camp of the famed Machhapuchre, also known as Mt. Fishtail. This is a tough day!

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), double occupancy accommodations

Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (13,550ft/4130m). Now the terrain becomes more rugged.

Total distance: 2 miles. Approximately 2 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (13,550ft/4130m). Take in the views and let those tired legs rest. You’ve made it!

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (7,579ft/2310m). Start your descent from the Annapurna Base Camp. It’s (almost) all downhill from here.

Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 5-7 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 13: Bamboo to Jhinu (5,840ft/1780m). Weather permitting, the Jhinu Hot Springs will be a welcomed luxury for tired bodies.

Total distance: 5.5 miles Approximately 3-4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 14: Jhinu to Landruk (5,135ft/1565m). Enjoy a short trek to the picturesque village of Landruk.  Surrounded by lush, terraced, rice paddies, rest your legs while taking in panoramic views of the Annapurna range.

Total distance: 2.5 miles. Approximately 3-4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 15: Landrunk to Pothana (6,201ft/1890m). Pothana is a beautiful village where you can get tasty sukuti (roasted dry meat) and enjoy some of the last clear views of the Annapurna range.

Total distance: 3 miles. Approximately 3-4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 16: Pothana to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Trek the return route to Phedi and then drive for 45 minutes to Pokhara. Enjoy Pokhara in the evenging as you bask in the accomplishment of the trek.

Total distance: 2 miles. Approximately 2 hours trekking

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, transportation, (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 17: Rest day in Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Spend this rest day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying your first hot shower in days!

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Travel by private van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation; farewell dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 19: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditionssee here .


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