Annapurna Discovery Trek
ANNAPURNA DISCOVERY TREK
If you are a Solo Traveller looking for group holidays, you can discover the breath-taking beauty of Nepal’s Annapurna Massif on our amazing 15-day trekking trip through the heart of the Himalayas. Our Annapurna Trek begins in the fascinating city of Kathmandu, exploring UNESCO World Heritage Durbar Square and the Swyambhunath Monkey Temple. Drive to Pokhara, away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s capital, and begin your trek through the mountains. Staying in tea houses, learning about local people and their cultures, and catching the most amazing sunrises over the Annapurna Massif is what this trip is all about. Finish up your tour at the Chitwan National Park, home to one-horned rhinos, elephants, monkeys and if you are incredibly lucky, Bengal tigers. This is the perfect trip for Solo Travellers looking for a little adventure.
Stunning sunrises over the Annapurna Massif
Trekking through the world’s highest mountain range
Tour of Kathmandu before your trek
Spot wildlife in the Chitwan National Park at the end of your journey
Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival at your hotel, you will be called to discuss the details of your Annapurna Discovery Trek with our local tour guides in Nepal, and a welcome dinner will be arranged for your first night. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Kathmandu
After breakfast you will begin a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu. Highlights will include Durbar Square, offering knowledge of Nepal’s art and culture traditions, Pashupatinath, to explore the unique Hindu architecture, and Swyambhunath, a Monkey Temples and worship place of both Buddhists and Hindus. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 – Kathmandu / Pokhara
After an early breakfast, you will be driving from Kathmandu to the beautiful town of Pokhara, known for its stunning lake with the Himalayas as a back drop. The drive is roughly 7-hours and we’ll take regular breaks to stretch your legs. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 4 – Pokhara / Phedi / Dhampus
Today you will be leaving Pokhara, and taking a scenic drive through the Himalayas to reach Phedi. Now you will begin trekking, taking a relaxing route, until you reach Dhampus, where you will spend the night in a tea house. (Trekking Time: 5hrs)
Day 5 – Dhampus / Landrung
Today you will be trekking from Dhampus to Landrung, exploring places along the way. Overnight in Landrung. (Trekking Time: 5-6hrs)
Day 6 – Landrung / Ghandruk
You will have some time in the morning to further explore Landrung, before setting off to trek through the Rhododendron forest, which will take you to the traditional and culturally rich Gurung settlement area known as Ghandruk. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the Gurung people. Overnight in Ghandruk. (Trekking Time: 5-6hrs)
Day 7 – Ghandruk / Tadapani
Today you will be waking up early in order to see the magical sunrise and the glittering views of the massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. After sunrise you will be trekking to Tadapani, where you will spend the night. (Trekking Time: 5hrs)
Day 8 – Tadapani / Ghorepani
Today you will be trekking to Ghorepani, viewing the wonderful mountains along the way. When you arrive you will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Overnight in Ghorepani. (Trekking Time: 6-7hrs)
Day 9 – Ghorepani / Poon Hill / Birethanti
Waking up early, you will prepare to walk up Poon Hill, an amazing destination from where you can enjoy a striking sunrise and get some great photos. From here you will trek into Birethanti, where you will have some breakfast and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Birethanti. (Trekking Time: 8.5hrs)
Day 10 – Birethanti / Nayapul / Pokhara
Exploring the cultures and enjoying the nature in this area, you will continue to Nayapul, the end of the trek. From here you will be transferred to Pokhara (1.5hrs drive), where you will spend the night. (Trekking Time: 30mins)
Day 11 – Pokhara / Chitwan National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to Chitwan (5hrs drive), one of the best places to see Nepal’s incredible wildlife. Upon arrival, the natives will welcome you with their traditional dances. Overnight in Chitwan, in a lodge.
Day 12 – Chitwan National Park
You will be spending the day in Chitwan, engaging in activities such as jungle walks, village visits, canoeing, elephant breeding and bird watching. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 13 – Chitwan / Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be driven back to Kathmandu (6hrs). The journey is incredibly scenic – you won’t be short of things to see on the way back! Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14 – Kathmandu
Today will be your last day in Kathmandu and it is up to you how you wish to spend it. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15 – Depart Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE ANNAPURNA DISCOVERY TREK
- During the trek you will be staying in tea houses & lodges with a minimum of 2 people
- All other accommodation in 3-star hotels
- Breakfast throughout the trip
- Transport from the start of the tour
- Experienced English speaking local guides
- Services of porters during trek
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Annapurna Discovery trek on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Trekking / Walking
Group Size Between 12-16
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Nepalese Rupees
Hosts A local guide will be your main point of contact for the duration of your trip. Porters will also be on hand to help carry your bags, but please try to pack as light as possible.
Clothing You will need comfortable trekking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, thermals, hat and gloves, good quality socks to prevent blisters, and a separate change of clothes to be warn when you are not trekking. Try to pack light.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £90 (only available at hotels – N/A during trek)
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Nepal before your departure date.