This ten-day trek takes advantage of less frequented paths, without missing out on the sights. It is ideal for those with limited time, or who seek a gentle introduction to the scenic and cultural beauty of the Nepal Himalaya.
Our route travels west from Pokhara out across the Panchase Lekh to the Modi Khola Valley, before turning north for the long but gradual climb through rhododendron groves to the village of Ghorapani and its magnificent panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We then backtrack across the high ridges of the Deorali Pass (10,000ft) to Ghandruk with its slate-roofed houses and fertile terraced fields. From Ghandruk the trail descends steeply to the Modi Khola, before climbing to a final, superbly situated campsite known as Austrian Camp, directly facing the peaks of the Annapurna Himal.
Arrive Kathmandu & prepare for trek. Overnights Summit Hotel.
Fly to Pokhara and begin 10-day trek in the Annapurna foothills.
Pokhara – Kathmandu
End trek in Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu. Day at leisure. Overnights Summit Hotel.