Annapurna Royal Trek is a short trekking in Annapurna provides a good introduction into trekking at the same time it also provides some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Machapuchere (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Here you have a chance to visit the project to discover at first hand the conservation work being carried out. A refreshing three days allowing an insight into mountain life. Maximum altitude 2600 m.
Ghandruk a huge Gurung village at 1940 meters is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is a confusing cluster of closely-spaced, slate-roofed houses. There are neatly terraced fields situated both above and below the town. It is wonderfully easy to get lost in the network of narrow alleyways while trying to trek through the village. There is a larger handicraft factory at the top of Ghandruk. The views of Annapurna South from here are out standing. Machapuchere has been seen from here in its fish tail aspect, peeps over a forested ridge. ACAP has visitor centre and an office in Ghandruk and provides offers information about its activities.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1350m).
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. We can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to trailhead Bijaypur and then treks to Kalikasthan (1370m), which takes approximately four hours.
Day 04: Trek from Kalikastan to Shaklung (1730m) which takes approximately four hours.
Day 05: Trek from Shaklung to Chisopani(1500m),Which takes Approximately 5 hours .
Day 06: Trek from Chisopani to Begnas Lake (915m). This lake is second Nature beauty ornaments of pokhara city, boating couple an hour and then Drive to pokhara (lakeside). This takes Approximately 5 hours.
Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes approximately 25 minutes.
Day 08: Free and Shopping day at Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 09: Final Departure, or alternatively Join other activities