Best of Annapurna Dhaulagiri
This popular circuit trek in the Annapurna region offers incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Our carefully researched itinerary is impressive, as within a few days we gain a sense of serenity as we gradually ascend through tiny settlements and pristine forests to the alpine heights of Kopra Ridge. The views from our camp are incredible, with the colossal ramparts of Dhaulagiri plunging to the misty depths of the Kali Gandakhi - the deepest gorge in the world. A further highlight are the high pastures above Kopra Ridge beneath the awesome Fang Face of Annapurna 1, where ancient pilgrim trails lead to the sacred waters of Khayer Lake. Another highlight is our wilderness camp adjacent to Poon Hill. Rather than rise before the sun to make the hike to this famous viewpoint, we sleep soundly in our wilderness camp to awake in the morning to views even more outstanding than those from Poon Hill, without the crowds. Our route really does offer a broad experience of the Annapurnas today, as we pass through prosperous villages where western influence is minimal, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth forests with 1000 year old Rhododendrons and camp underneath some of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery on earth.
|DAY 1||Join Kathmandu|
|DAY 2||In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley|
|DAY 3||Fly to Pokhara, commence trek|
|DAYS 4/6||Follow established trails affording fine views of the Annapurna Range to Ghandruk|
|DAYS 7/10||Ascend to Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake|
|DAYS 11/14||Follow remote trails to Pokhara|
|DAY 15||From Pokhara take a spectacular mountain flight to Kathmandu|
|DAY 16||In Kathmandu, trip concludes|
I cannot praise Rinzin's and World Expeditions' organization highly enough. Everything worked like clockwork, every aspect was run to the highest standard and as a first-time WE client I was impressed and delighted with the trip. If other operations are run as competently and professionally as our trip, then I can find to room for improvement! The bar has been set perhaps impossibly high...!