Instant Annapurnas is a camping or lodge trek.
Grading: Introductory/Moderate. Maximum altitude 1991 metres. Nine days Kathmandu- Kathmandu.
The Instant Annapurnas trek allows you to get a taste of the Annapurna region injust a few days. If your time in Nepal is limited, this trek will give you a perfect introduction with a good mix of local culture and beautiful mountain scenery. We join the trail leading to and from the famous mountaineering and trekking routes of the Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit. As with all treks in the Annapurna region, there is a fair amount of stone steps to ascend and descend, but the maximum altitude of the trek at 1991 metres means that the trail can be enjoyed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
On day one arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel for the night.
Day two gives you free time in Kathmandu to take an optional sightseeing trip or mountain flight. You may want to explore some of the many shops, stalls and restaurants in the heart of the city before returning to your hotel for the night.
On the third day take a scenic drive out of the Kathmandu valley along the Trisuli River to the lakeside town of Pokhara. Stop along the way for lunch and arrive in the afternoon beside beautiful Lake Phewa.
After breakfast on the fourth day, make the short drive to your trek start point at Khare, from where you begin walking. During the afternoon we have a panoramic view of Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machapuchhare as we walk along the ridge to spend the night at Potana (1990 metres).
The fifth day starts with a climb up to Bhichok Deurali before you make your way down to lunch at Tolka (1700 metres). your destination for the day is Landruk (1646 metres), a Gurung settlement in a beautiful location overlooking the valley of the Modi Khola. This is a wonderful place to relax and admire the view in the late afternoon.
After breakfast on day six, walk down to the river and take your own time in climbing up to the Gurung town of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous as the home of many members of the Gurkha Regiment and is the capital town of the region. The views of Machapuchhare, Hinchuli and Annapurna South are excellent from here.
After breakfast on the seventh day, descend to the river and have lunch at Syauli Bazaar, an idyllic spot right beside the water. From here it's not far to the exit point of ACAP at Birethanti where you sign out at the checkpost before proceeding to Nayapul and making the transfer by road to Pokhara.
On day eight, return to Kathmandu by road and transfer to your hotel for the night.
On day nine departure from Kathmandu airport.