Annapurna Discovery

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Price

Group Expedition – $2100
Private Expedition – $2730 ($2100 for groups of 5 or more)
Student Discount – $1785 (15% discount)

Trip Information

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This expedition includes 9 days of trekking, 3 nights’ accommodations in Kathmandu, and 2 nights’ accommodations in Pokhara.

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: Private airport transfer; 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; 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); transportation; lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); 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), park entrance fee, trekking permit,; double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Banthanti to Ghorepani (9,383ft/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 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 (9,383ft/2860m). Ghorepani is a beautiful village at the top of a hill. You can rest in the village itself or trek 45 minutes to get to Poon Hill, known as one of the best vantage points for taking in the Himalayan dawn and enjoying the view of the mountains.

Optional 2 hours trekking

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

Day 7: Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,629ft/2630m). Your gradual descent has begun! This trek takes around 5 hours. 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 trekking

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

Day 8: Tadapani to Ghandruk (6,365ft/1940m). Walk through pristine forests and move into the alpine region where you reach the famous village of Ghandruk.

Total distance: 3 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours trekking

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

Day 9: Ghandruk (6,365ft/1940m). Ghandruk is a one of the most famous villages in Nepal, renowned for its natural beauty and terraced fields that open up to views of the surrounding peaks.

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

Day 10: Ghandruk to Pothana (6,201ft/1890m). Pothana is a beautiful village where you can get tasty sukuti (roasted dry meat). The views of the mountains will still accompany you.

Total distance: 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 11: 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 (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 12: Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Rest day in Pokhara. 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 13: 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 14: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: 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 conditions, see here .


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Included:

medical/evacuation insurance (learn more)
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 banquet
guide and porter services
baggage transport (limited to 10kg – 22lbs)
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

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

Refund Policy

If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your own (e.g. weather or size of party), we will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase, net a 20% administrative fee.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are non-refundable.

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OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.

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