Annapurna Family Hike
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Upon your arrival, one of Visit View Nepal Treks representative will greet you at the airport. You will then be transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – Nagarkot
Today's tour starts at the sacred Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. We then visit Boudhanath, 8 km away. After that, we explore Bhaktapur's beautiful temples and shrines, like the Lion Gate, Golden Gate and the palace of 55 windows. Finally, we go to Nagarkot to witness the stunning sunrise and sunset, and admire the Himalayas. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
The day begins with a stunning sunrise and mountain views, followed by a drive back to Kathmandu for a tour of Patan Durbar Square. Highlights include the Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with its royal bath, and the Hiranya Varna Mahavir Buddhist Monastery. Next, we visit the historical palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square and see landmarks such as the Kumari Temple and Kasthamandap. Our final stop is Swayambhunath before returning to the hotel for the night.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs.
After breakfast, we headed to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest city. The scenic drive offered stunning views of rivers, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. After checking into the hotel, you can enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Fewa Lake, admiring the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range on the lake's crystal clear waters. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Trek to Australian Camp
Drive to Phedi, then embark on a trek to the Australian camp via Dhampus and Pothana. Hike through terraced fields and villages of Brahman-Chhetris. Stop for lunch in Dhampus. Climb through a challenging rhododendron forest, energized by stunning mountain views. At the Australian Camp (1990m), enjoy breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Sarangkot is a picturesque village located in the Kaski District of Nepal. Situated on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 1600 meters, Sarangkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. From the village, one can see the Dhaulagiri range in the west and the Annapurna range on a clear day. To the south, the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake, offering a stunning view of the valley.
After a delicious breakfast, the trail leads to Sarangkot through a forestry trail that slightly descends to Naudanda. The path is easy and follows the hill ridge, leading to a dense settlement inhabited by different ethnic groups. The scenery along the way is breathtaking, with the right side offering a view of the Pokhara valley, the stunning Fewa Lake, a Temple Island, and hillside field terraces painted by vegetation. The view of the snowcapped mountains is awe-inspiring and the view of the Pokhara valley is simply magnificent. At night, the view is enhanced by the lights of the valley, making it an excellent place to stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 7: Sarangkot to Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing
Woke up early to catch the sunrise from the view tower, a 10-minute hike from the lodge. Afterwards, headed back to Pokhara and spent the day exploring sites such as Phewa Lake, David's Fall, Gupteshwor Temple, and the International Mountain Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 9: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Visit View Nepal Treks will take you to the airport.
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Nagarkot
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Inc. entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- An experience, helpful and friend guide and require porters during trek Inc. their meals, accommodations, salary etc.
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- All government taxes and office service charges
What's not included
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Tips for tour guide, trekking guide, porter and driver
The Annapurna Family Hike with Nagarkot Tour is a perfect blend of cultural and natural beauty, offering a unique experience of Nepal. This tour begins with a visit to the UNESCO-listed historical and cultural sites, where you can marvel at the ancient palaces, temples, and their intricate art and design. After exploring the cultural wonders, the tour takes you to the popular vantage point of Nagarkot, providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gaurishankar mountain ranges.
Next, the tour embarks on a hiking experience through the lush hills, forests, and stunning mountain views of Nepal. You will visit the Australian Base Camp and Sarangkot, two popular vantage points in the Annapurna region, where you can admire the majestic views of Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna and many more. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to interact with local people, learning about their culture, traditions, and lifestyles.
The Annapurna Family Hike with Nagarkot Tour is a journey full of adventure, without the need for any endurance. The hike is easily accomplished with kids and elderly family members, and the trail surrounded by the Himalayas and forests provides a beautiful backdrop for a leisurely walk. Join the Visit View Nepal Treks to fully immerse in the stunning beauty of the Himalayas, rivers, forests, and much more. With their assurance of a comfortable and safe journey, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.