Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking   |  14 Days

‘explore least ventured areas with scenic views around complete wilderness’

Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking, an interesting walk into deep woods of tall rhododendron and pine trees with amazing scenery of high snow capped peaks and rolling green hills.

Trekkers are unaware that there are still hidden pockets trails and places within massive Annapurna range of mountains, for most people Annapurna trekking is just on main popular routes, where’s on this adventure where you will be in complete wilderness far and away from mainstream trekking trails.

Walk leads you far and away from busy flow of trekkers and villages into serene country and in the harmony of mountains and enchanting woodland and then back on the main route to end this wonderful Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking.

Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking, will certainly fascinates you as walk starts from nice and scenic Pokhara city and then on low warm farm areas and soon leads you to cooler alpine hills filled with lovely forest and views of mountains.

As journey progress walking on main trail for few days and then our route diverts into hidden corners of Annapurna high hills for some days facing Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains at close distance.

After an enjoyable times in perfect wilderness, then heading back to Pokhara to complete our magnificent adventure on Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking after a most wonderful experience in high green hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

Trip Highlights

  • Exceptional panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains
  • On hidden and scenic trails of Annapurna area within deep dense alpine forest
  • Enchanting woodland covered with tall rhododendron-oaks and pine tree lines
  • On less ventured trail where few trekkers seldom visited this remote wilderness
  • Grand views of snow capped peaks on daily walks within serene environment”

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport received warmly by our staff and guides and transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, on checking into your rooms, meet at hotel lobby for group briefing regarding the treks and necessary information.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with half-day tour at places of interest.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our
    city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient
    heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half
    day or full day.
    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu,
    with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.


  • 3 Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) with 6 hrs.Morning as per group size either in tourist coach or private cars where drive takes you to Nepal Mid West at scenic Pokhara city by its serene Phewa Lake, a beautiful touristic spot adorned by natural beauty of mountains and lakes.
    Reaching at Pokhara after an exciting overland journey transfer to hotel by its calm lake side, with time to walk around this interesting city with views of snow capped peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.
    (Flying options of 30 minutes to reach at Pokhara)

  • 4 Day 4: Drive to Kande walk to Landruk village 1,450 m via Thulo Kharka 
(Australian Camp) 1,960 m.
From Pokhara morning drive leads to outskirt of Pokhara at Kande facing wonderful views of Annapurna range of peaks, from Kande a small village where first walk leads to climb into cool forest area to reach at beautiful and scenic spot called as Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka a huge cattle grazing field with marvelous panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu range with Machhapuchare Himal.
    After a nice refreshing break descend into forest and climb up to a nice village of Potana and then on uphill walk to Deurali rewards your with wonderful views, and then downhill for a while and then on gradual winding path to nice farm village at Landruk for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m - 04 hrs.Morning descend for short while to cross a bridge over Modi River and then climb on stone steps to reach at large and interesting village of Ghandruk mostly populated by Gurung people, the hill tribe of Annapurna region.
    Here with time in the afternoon for short walk around village to witness local culture of great interest with views of snow capped mountains.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Tadapani 2,635 m - 05 hrsFrom Ghandruk with pleasant stay in nice lodge, morning short climb on top the village and with gradual walk for a while and then uphill into cool shade of forest to reach a small place at Bhainse Kharka, in the middle of rhododendron forest.
    After a nice break walk continues on nice forest path to reach at Tadapani for overnight stop with fabulous views of Annapurna range of peaks
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Dobato 3,420 m - 05 hrs.After leaving Tadapani in the morning with grand views of mountains, where our route leads into a hidden trail often ventured by few trekkers, as walk leads to climb within dense rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines, in spring time it will magic when wild flowers are in season bloom.
    As walk continues into pure wilderness to reach a small clearing at Dobato located in the middle of forest with exceptional panorama of Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal towards north direction.
    Dobato will be one of the highest point of the adventure, actually a cattle herders temporary shelter due to flow of trekkers, where few lodges has been built to cater the needs of travelers, here either in tented camps or in the comfort of simple basic lodge.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Kopra Ridge 4,020m - 06 hrs From Dobato onward in complete wilderness within thick forest and summer pasture area, as morning walk leads to reach another Bhainse Kharka and then downhill to reach a small clearing with few huts and shades at Chistebung.
    After a short break and possible lunch stop afternoon leads to steep climb on leaving tree lines behind to reach at scenic and marvelous ridge of Kopra a stunning place for views facing Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna Fang / Vara Shikar with Annapurna South.
    Overnight in simple lodge at Kopra or in tented camp with glorious panorama of mountain views.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Sauta village 2,200 m - 06 hrs.
Slowly our marvelous walks within hidden areas comes to an end as morning walk leads downhill past Chistebung, and back into forested area with more descend to reach at nice Poon / Magar village in Sauta village.
    Sauta village offers grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains with time here to explore this nice farm village.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Bhanthati 2, 345 m via Deurali 3,160 m - 05 hrs.From this lovely farm village where walk leads into a well hidden path into dense deep forested area for few hours and then climb up to high hill to reach another Deurali, a place with some few lodges facing wonderful views of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare Himal.
    After possible lunch stop back on the main trails as walk descend to reach a small village of Bhanthati enclosed within a deep gorge
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to road-head via Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara - 06 hrs.Today end of our marvelous walk and adventure as walk leads to short descend with climb up to Tadapani and then on good trail to reach back at Ghandruk for lunch, afternoon descend for a short while to catch our transport for short interesting drive to Pokhara to complete our wonderful Annapurna Hidden Trail trekking.
  • 12 Day 12: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara - 06 hrs.Morning taking an interesting overland journey from Pokhara on the same exciting highway with views of snow capped peaks and driving past farm villages and towns to reach at Kathmandu.
    (Flying options of 30 minutes to reach back at Kathmandu from Pokhara)
  • 13 Day 13: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
In Kathmandu reserve this day for people to enjoy individual activities and shopping, as well for interested people with interest for another sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur cities.
  • 14 Day 14: Depart for international departure home-ward boundAfter marvelous adventure with exciting time in Nepal depart from the hotel for your international flight back home on completing wonderful experience on Annapurna Hidden Trail Trekking.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
    • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara Tourist Bus 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinne

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    •  Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

 Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
   Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

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  • Cost start from US $850
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Style Trekking
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