Annapurna tea house trek- introduction
Annapurna region and Walking routes are fascinating trekking area and such a popular trekkers destination.The Annapurna mountains is named after the Hindu Goddess of Grain and abundance and it is to the mid west of nepal with Dhaulagiri being the highest (8167 meters) and Annapurna I (8090 meters).
Annapurna trekking region is rich of Heritage, Culture, different Ethnicity, and high Mountains as it is really stunning from any settlements of Annapurna Region.
Best Annapurna tea house trek is a popular trekking destination and also it is such a shortest ,cheapest and finest trekking route in Annapurna Nepal. Safe holiday Adventure offers you a various trekking options as it is depending on your desire of your trip and the cost which is really important and need to be assured everything before you trust some new agency or People.
Annapurna tea house trekking known as a Ghorepani trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, Poonhill-Ghandruk-Landruk-Phedi trek these all options can be exist when you are making your tea house trekking to Annapurna region.
Trek and tour is the best way to explore the fact and reality. this way you may con-quire the life in the remote area people and their culture. the name of their local ethnicity around Annapurna mainly are Gurung, Poon, and Magar , who have been running a small tea houses and typical farming .
DAY 1: Arrive Kathmandu,
DAY 2: Kathmandu tour ad trek preparation,
DAY 3: Drive to Pokhara,
DAY 4: Trek to Thikhedunga or Ulleri,
DAY 5: Trek to Ghorepani,
Day 6: Poon hill siunrise view and Tadapani,
DAY 7; Trek to Landruk,
DAY 8: Trek to Dhampus,
DAY 9: Trek to phokara via Phedi.
DAY 1: Airport pick up.
As we have rules to our clients we take care from airport when you arrive till you are back. So when you arrive in Kathmandu airport we will provide pick up service privately. There will be our member at the airport to pick you up than transfer you to the hotel. Once you arrive at the hotel we will give you some time to meet you again in same day to discuss about the trekking and preparation.
DAY 2 : Drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Pokhara (920m) .
It is early morning drive from Kantipath Kathmandu to Pokhara. our guide will pick up you and take you to the bus station which is close even you can go by foot. It is beautiful scenic drive along the rivers and many high green mountains and valley. The drive goes via Malekhu, Muglin, Dumre and Pokhara which is about 7 hours drive via Prithibi highway so your guide will be in same bus and he will stay in Pokhara also near you it means any problem you have you can solve with him .over night at Pokhara hotel
DAY 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1075m).
After having Breakfast we will have a private transport to go to Nayapul which is 42 km to the west of Pokhara where we start to walk to Thikhedunga(1560M). it is easy day we take flat and gradual up hill most of the places along the village and rivers. After 20 minute walk from Nayapul you will be at Birethati where you should check in your permit to enter Annapurna conservation area. After that the trail lead you to the south green valley where as the beautiful setting rocks, landscapes, crops field and local house. After 3hours walking you will reach at Thikhedunga where you going to sleep and eat your dinner.
DAY 4: Trek from Thikhedunga to Ghorepani (2820M),
It is your long walking day but it is such a lovely day to explore and experience the nature, culture and the majestic view of western Himalaya. The first 2 hours walking from Thikhedunga going to be quite difficult as it has steeply stone made steps till Ulleri Village than the trails takes you slope hill towards Banthati which is an hour walk from Ulleri village. If you are tired or hungry you can stop there for your lunch because after that there is no place to eat till another 1.30 to 2 hour further up. After passing Rhododendron forest, Juniper and rivers side views you will reach at Ghorepani which is finest place to see all Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri. Over night at Ghorepani tea house.
DAY 5: Poo hill (3210m)- Ghorepani-Tatapani(2600m)
This early morning you have to be ready to walk 45 minute steeply climb to get Poon hill where you going to see a unbelievable sunrise views and whole snow cap mountain ranges. There will some people at the top of Poon hill in the morning where you can have cup of hot tea or coffee so don’t forget to get some money when you leave from your hotel. After exploring those panorama you will be back to the hotel get some food and walk up to the anther side of the hil which is same altitude as Poon hill through some forest. When you are on the ridge you going to walk through pine forest and Bamboo bushes for some than the trails descent to Deurali and Banthati where you can stop for cup of tea after that trail gradually down and the last bit about 30 minute going to be steeply uop on a stone made steps than you are at Tadapani. This is where you sleep that day.
DAY 6: Tadapani to Landruk(1750M) via Ghandruk(1850M) .
It will be your easy walking after having your breakfast at Tadapani the trails leads you through the forest of rhododendron and tropical . there are not many house between Ghadruk and Tadapani whereas many chances to see deer, white languor monkey, black beer and many different birds. Way to Ghandruk is a essay descending day through the forest about 3 hours than you will reach at largest gurung village of Nepal at Ghandruk, where you will have your lunch. After lunch still the trail leads you steeply down to kuymi which is at the bank of Modi river. Than crossing a bridge there over river the walking path goes steeply up about 45 minute to Landruk where you going to spent your night.
DAY 7: Trek from Landruk to Dhapus,(1680 mtr),
It is your lovely walking day in to the open sky at the bagging from Landruk about 1.30 minute than the trails towards the hill Through some forest about 40 minute walk than you are at Deurali which is about 2100 m high where as the view od Dhaulagiri and Pokhara valley is just spectacular. After deurali village you are walking down hill through the forest again about 2 hours via Pothana than you can see massif Gurung and lower cast people’s village Dhampus. Overnight in Dhampus
DAY 8: Dhampus to Phedi (1200M), Than drive to Pokhara(850m).
It is your last few hours walking down to phedi which is ending point of Annapurna lower loop trek where we will get our private transport to pokhara. after dham,pus village we walk again through the forest steeply doen to phedi aboput 1.30m minute than we will take a private transport about 30 minute drive to pokhara. over night in pokhara lake side.
DAY 9: Drive back to Kathmandu.
You will get tourist standard bus in the morning from Pokhara which is bout 7 hours drive via Prithibi highway. The bus will stop twice a time before you reach Kathmandu where you can have some food than after when you reach at Kathmandu you will get also pick up service from the package service to your hotel over night in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 10 Final departure
As per the deal and rules from safe holiday we will provides you a comfortable vehicles.
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo and passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.