Annapurna Foothills Trek for families, 8 Days
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Annapurna Foothills Trek for families, 8 Days

Days: 8 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Annapurna Foothills Trek for families is a trek perfectly suited for families, where you can enjoy the astounding views of the Himalayas and create memories with your family in the lap of nature. This 8 days trek takes you to several Gurung villages hosting breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna massif, giving you a thrilling cultural and natural experience. As it is an easy trek, people of any age can go for this trek, hence making this an amazing opportunity for you to conquer the Himalayan foothills with your family. 

The trail of Annapurna Foothill Trek passes through many natural wonders. You will enjoy the gushing rivers, waterfalls, and oak rhododendron forests. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas will be a sight you and your children will cherish throughout life. The panorama of Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (6993m) seen throughout the trek will be the motivation factor for each step you and your family take. At 1940m altitude, Ghandruk is the highest point of the trek, and it is certainly the best part of the journey. Along with the amazing view from this point, Ghandruk village also has a huge cultural significance. Visiting the old Gurung Museum takes you to the ancient times, and you can get dressed up in their traditional attires too. Your children will certainly look adorable in small Gurung dresses. Apart from this, experiencing the lifestyle, tradition, and daily chores throughout the trek can be a different yet memorable experience to you and your children. Encourage your child to interact with the children of the Himalayas. The best time to trace the Annapurna foothills is during the spring and the autumn seasons as well as winter seasons. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition has been successfully organizing family treks and tours in Nepal over the last 15 years. We believe there is no bond stronger than that of a family and traveling together is the best way to strengthen that bond. For all our family treks, we provide you with a porter to carry your child below five years of age, and for children above five, you can hire a pony in advance. We assign you a child-friendly English speaking guide and accommodate you in family-friendly lodges. 

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Fact of the Trek:
Trek Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trek: Trekking 
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Elevation: 1940m
Mode of Trek: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate 
Average Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Trek Start/End: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Seasons: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Gurung
Major Mountain Sights:  Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Annapurna III 7555m
Highlights of the Trek:  Exploring the Kathmandu city and its heritage sites, Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, unobstructed sunrise and sunset view, pictureaque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha arm, 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 and hot spring.

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Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. We ensure you a comfortable drive from the airport to the hotel. You can visit nearby places in the evening to get a feel of Kathmandu air. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3hrs,
On the second day, you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes. From Pokhara, the city of lakes, you will drive to Phedi which takes about 1 hour. The actual trek begins from Phedi as you walk for 3 hours to reach Dhampus village. The walk comprises steep ascends, rhododendron forest, stone staircases, and beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Massif. Overnight in Dhampus. 

Day 3: Trek from Dhampus Village to Tolka 1700m/5hrs,
After spending a night in the beautiful Dhampus village inhabited by the Gurung communities, you will slowly head towards Tolka. The trek from Dhampus to Tolka passes through beautiful rhododendron forests blooming with flowers. Walking through the suspension bridges, you will cross Modi Khola and Mardi Khola. With a lot of uphill and downhill walks, you will reach Bheri Kharka, a Gurung village, before reaching Tolka. Overnight in Tolka.

Day 4: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m/5hrs,
Enjoying the stunning views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other Himalayan ranges, you will head from Tolka to Jhinu Danda. The day has a lot of descending through stone staircases, which can be somewhat challenging. Thus, prepare yourself and your children physically and mentally. Passing through the Gurung village of Landruk can be an exciting cultural experience. The trail includes other interesting places like the waterfall and the natural hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. After about 5 hours of total trek, you will reach Jhinu Danda, where you will spend your night at.

Day 5: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Village / 5 hrs
The day has 5 hours of the trek through beautiful landscape and astounding views. From Jhinu Danda, you first descend and then ascend towards a ridge giving you a clear view of Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong village. Passing through rhododendron forests, you will slowly reach Ghandruk. The beautiful village is the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region, where you can enjoy Gurung lifestyle, architecture, and also dress in the Gurung attire at the Gurung Museum. You will also catch an alluring panorama of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) from your hotel in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 6: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 1070m/4hrs and drive to Pokhara,
From Ghandruk, you gradually trace your way back, descending down the staircases. A short 2-hour walk from Ghandruk takes you to Syaulibazar. Then, the trail moves on dusty roads and you will also cross a suspension bridge over Modi River. Passing Birethanti, you will walk 2 more hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, a 2-hour drive will take you to Pokhara. In the evening, you can hang around the lakeside area enjoying the food and music of the lake city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
You will leave to visit World Peace Stupa, early in the morning. After about 20 minutes’ drive from Lakeside, you will have to hike for about 20 minutes to reach the top of the stupa. The stupa is a synonym of peace and serenity, and you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake from the stupa. Then you will walk down through the forest to Phewa Lake for an hour and cross by boat to Lakeside. In the afternoon, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On your day of departure, we will bid you a sweet goodbye. Our team representative will drop you to the airport for your safe journey back to your country.

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Booking open for 2018/2019: Join with us now on a Annapurna Foothills Trek for families

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years Status *
USD 970
EUR 914
SFr 973
USD 715
EUR 674
SFr 717
USD 610
EUR 575
SFr 612
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost  includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM-PKR-KTM and airport tax.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the  trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. 
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide,  porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
** All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                          Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Annapurna Foothills Trek for families, 8 Days


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Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

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Phone +977 4710390
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Email snftnepal@yahoo.de

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