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|
Just wanted to say how fantastic our Best of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri trek was. We were so well looked after from beginning to end. Our Group Leader - Bikash Rana was excellent, such a lovely man nothing was to much bother for him. He was completely in control and alert for anyone not feeling well or suffering from altitude sickness, telling us to disturb him anytime of the night if we need to. He was also and there to hold your hand if you needed it. He also had a great sense of humour and personality. The rest of the Sherpas, Kitchen Staff and Porters, where amazing, we couldn't have done it without them. We felt that we stayed in some amazing places and that we went to places not all tourists get to see.