Annapurna Family Trekking - 13 Days

Planning for Annapurna family trekking in Nepal? Annapurna is easy and exotic trekking destination in Nepal. The Annapurna trekking is easy to trek with your family members. Trekking in the lower part of Annapurna region is possible with children. The easy trekking route is famous for Himalayan views, cultural experience and various adventure sports.

Annapurna family trekking is special trek package to trek with family and their parents together. Trekking in Annapurna with family members in comfortable way in safely and joyful environment is the major motto of this trekking.

Highlights of Annapurna family trekking

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif and other snowy peaks,
  • Picturesque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha Army,
  • Unobstructed sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas,
  • Walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls,
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara,
  • Walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.

Annapurna family trekking is the perfect trek. Your children will meticulously enjoy the magnificent mountain views, gorgeous landscape, and diverse cultures which would be a learning a lessons in life. Annapurna trekking with children is suitable for all people with sound physical health, and the same goes for the children. However, children less than 7 years old are not advised for the trek, mainly due to the high altitude

Annapurna family trekking starts from Kathmandu, the city of temples. We’ll start the trip with a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley which includes the UNESCO world heritage sites i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. After that, we drive or flight to the Lakeside city of Pokhara, a paradise of mountains, lakes, and temple. You will be exploring the most popular places in Pokhara such as Fewa Lake, David’s fall, Seti Gandaki gorge, Bindybasini temple, World peace pagoda. Our trip further continues to Annapurna area, the most popular trekking route in the world.

Family Trekking to Annapurna begins from Nayapul after 1 and a half drive from Pokhara, walking through the bamboo forests and passing a large waterfall and swimming hole and the local villages. You will reach in Ghorepani with few up and down through steep stone staircase to the large Magar village of Ulleri, Banthanti and Nangethanti. From Ghorepani Poonhill, you will be able to see the most spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. The Poonhill is the main view point place for this trek from where you have early morning sunrise view with a magnificent view of the mountain. After the achievement of our goal of reaching Annapurna Base Camp we trek back to Chumrung. The peak of the Annapurna family trekking allows you to enjoy the relaxing bath at the natural hot spring in Jhinudanda. The journey continues as we trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara where we spend a night. Pokhara is a city known as the “City of Lakes and Natural Beauty“, where you enjoy your time boating in Phewa Lake, then we fly back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Region also offers wide range of travel activities like Honeymoon Tour to Annapurna, Helicopter Tours to Annapurna Base Camp etc. Join us for the most standard and exciting trekking experience in Nepal. We work our best to make your trekking life time memorable.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day.

Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing around valley (option are )

After breakfast, Free day in Kathmandu or you can visit to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, BodhanathStupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. SwayambhunathStupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple. But one day is not enough to visit all places.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)(by tourist Bus)

After the well rest moment at hotel of Kathmandu head towards pokhara which takes 6 to 7 hr of drive. Pokhara is located in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare. From pokhara you will get see spectacular views of the machapuchare and other highest mountain from all parts of the town. This city is quite different then Kathmandu as it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. This beautiful city provide the most intresting activities before heading to trekking like ,short walks around lake side or bicycle rides around city, you can swim or canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

Day 4
Tikhedunga trek to Banthati (2374m) walk approximatley 3-4 hours

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour’s drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the ModiKhola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours. Here we will have the night stay.

Day 5
Banthanti trek to Ghorepani (2810m) walk approximatley 3-4 hours

After early morning breakfast, your trekking journey on foot starts. You will pass by a small village named Tikhedhunga (1,577 m). After that , We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m). Ghorepani is inhabited by Magars. They have a unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Even at this altitude, you will find the place super clean. The trekking trail up to Ghorepani is a laborious one. It is also full of natural sceneries like the green lush forest of beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. here we going to have the night stay .

Day 6
Hike to Poon Hill 3210m

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hike to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas, panoramic view of Snow Mountain, best valley view. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing, climbing steadily through rhododendron forest.We then continue to Tadapani, trekking through open grassland and deep forests. On the way there are excellent views of Annapurna South and the Manaslu range. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m) ,follow the river as it leaps and jumps down waterfalls, and continue down for several hour we then arrive in Tadapani where we stay in a teahouse with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare and down the valley to the horizon.

Day 7
Tadapani trek to Ghandrung (1951m) walk approximatley 4-5 hours

Today’s trek begins early. we will begin with an ascend to Poon Hill-he ultimate point of the trek. we will feel blessed with an opportunity to see the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. And the view of the surrounding farm terraces adds in to the beauty of the scenery.The sun-rise view from Poon hill is quite alluring. With the stunning beauty of the Himalayas in mind, we head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. now the trail decently down through forests to Ghandruk. Here are Gurung people which are the ethnic groups of Nepal. From Ghandruk village easy walking all downhill to Nayapul then we take a short drive to Pokhara by private car.

Day 8
Ghandrung trek to Landrung (1646m) walk approximatley 5-6 hours

After breakfast regular day hike will commence again- first you will be drop down to the ModiKhola River bank nearby Bee Hive Teahouse lodge and cross the bridge then the trail goes through hill terraced field climb up to Landruk village. At Landruk we will stop for the lunch and continue up to the final stop place for overnight stay.

Day 9
Landrung trek to Dhampus (1950m) walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Today further of Tolka about 1:30 hours climb up to the Pothana Deurali and further up to beautiful Dampus village trail follows through dense mossy jungle along the ridge of hills. Dhampus village offers you spectacular views of entire Annapurna Himalayan range.

Day 10
Dhampus trek to phedi than by private vehicle drive to Pokhara (915m)

Then catch the transportation then drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). All the way follows gradual descent to final point Phedi. You will pass many cultural hamlets and their hill terraced traditional farmland. At ending place you will be picked up by transport and driven to Pokhara for the lunch and rest for overnight at hotel.

Day 11
Pokhara Full Day

After breakfast, sightseeing around pokhara valley and after lunch leisure time relaxing or boating at phewa lake. Overnight at pokhara.

Day 12
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km

After the night stay we will head to Kathmandu on bus journey. Which will take 5 to 6 hours of drive.

Day 13
Departure to Home

The journey comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop via Private Transport
  • One night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • 3 night stay at the hotel in Pokhara including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 10 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 10 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 08 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Trekking Starting Point to Pokhara
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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