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Thanks again for a superb trip, I really had a fantastic time and it was all very well organised
Martin Cook (Canada) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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Annapurna Discovery

This is a leisurely trek to the Annapurna region visiting Poon Hill for Himalayan viewpoint and Gurung villages.

We start by taking the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will get superb views of the Himalayan mountains. The Annapurna Discovery trek follows trails in the Annapurna foothills passing through pretty Gurung villages, terraced fields and rhododendron forests. This is a leisurely trek giving you time to enjoy the views and the culture of Nepal. From Ghorepani village you have superb views of Annapurna, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare (commonly know as Fishtail mountain). The high point of this trek is the walk up Poon Hill for the sunrise across a panorama of Himalayan mountains.

After the trek you travel to Chitwan National Park where you will go an elephant safari, bird watching and a jungle walk. Chitwan National Park is one of prime habitat of the Royal bengal tiger and has many other interesting animals and birds.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 14 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 People
  • Cost: 2019 - £1,595 (US$2,075 or €1,815) 2020 - £1,595 (US$2,075 or €1,815)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room in Kathmandu at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash
  • Breakfast only at hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus 
  • Two nights staying at lodge in Chitwan National Park with all jungle activities
  • Complimentary Annapurna trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Gentle

Trip Grade Gentle

Suitability: most people in good health who take regular exercise.

1) Walking times: average 4 to 6 hours walking per day for up to 8 days often including one or two rest days.

2) Altitude: up to 4,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails through villages, there will be some daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Dates

  • October 6th to 19th 2019
  • November 3rd to 16th 2019
  • March 1st to 14th 2020
  • April 5th to 18th 2020
  • October 4th to 17th 2020
  • November 1st to 14th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Fly to Pokhara, drive to Phedi then trek to Dhampus 
  • Day 4Trek to Landrung 
  • Day 5Trek to Ghandrung 
  • Day 6Trek to Tadapani 
  • Day 7Trek to Ghorepani 
  • Day 8Early morning ascent of Poon Hill, after breakfast trek to Birethanti 
  • Day 9Trek to Nayapul, transfer to Pokhara 
  • Day 10Transfer to Chitwan National Park 
  • Day 11Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park 
  • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu 
  • Day 13At leisure in Kathmandu 
  • Day 14Fly back home 
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