Walking Annapurna Foothills - Privately Guided

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Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, cross mountain pastures, and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Reaching an impressive 8,091m, Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any viewpoint. This trip covers a wide variety of terrain, fr...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star

Highlights

    • Witness the sheer beauty of the Himalaya, hiking through remote villages & idyllic forests
    • Immerse yourself in Nepali culture within mountain communities, Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Experience a magical sunrise over the Annapurna from the spectacular heights of Poon Hill
    • Your own private English speaking guide and driver throughout the trip -benefit from insider knowledge and a personalised experience
    • Add on 3 nights in the Chitwan Jungle National Park, truly a once in a lifetime experience

What's this trip about?

    Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, cross mountain pastures, and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Reaching an impressive 8,091m, Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any viewpoint. This trip covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, you stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. This trip is not only visually superb, but also gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. Rest and revive in cosy mountain teahouses with friendly locals around the foothills of Annapurna. Time spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara completes the adventure with insights into Nepali culture and tradition. Please note: Due to the nature of this trip, please be aware that it could operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.From ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas, your private guide leads you through the breath-taking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Foothills.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 4 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityKathmandu
End CityKathmandu

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Nepal

Attractions

  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara

Activities

  • Hiking

Trip includes

    • 12 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels and local tea houses
    • All breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners
    • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
    • Services of an experienced walking guide
    • Luggage transfers between hotels
    • Domestic flights between Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Car transfers as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. You'll be met at Kathmandu airport and transferred to your first accommodation (approx. 15mins); here you'll receive your briefing from your private guide. If time allows, spend your evening exploring the bustling city of Kathmandu. Kathman...

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara

Enjoy your breakfast before transferring to the airport for your internal flight to Pokhara (30mins). From here, you'll be transferred to your accommodation in Pokhara; this is where your unforgettable walking tour begins. Pokhara enjoys a delightful setting on a lak...

Day 3 Pokhara to Landruk

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the start of your walk near Shyauli bazaar (approx. 2hrs). From here you begin your walk to Landruk (1,730m high) through the forest trails where you can see the spectacular Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail mountains. Overnight Landruk.

Day 4 Landruk to Jhinu Danda

Today's trail descends, crossing the Modi river before stopping in Samrung village for lunch. Continue on to Jhinu Danda where you can visit the natural hot springs. This traditional village sits at 1,780m high. Overnight Jhinu Danda.

Day 5 Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk

Begin your walk by a small stream, climbing up a small stone staircase through the terrace fields. From the top of the ridge, you'll have great views of Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong villages. Continue through dense rhododendron forest until you reach the beautiful villag...

Day 6 Ghandruk to Tadapani

After breakfast, begin your walk to Tadapani at a much higher elevation of 2,630m. You will see beautiful rhododendron trees alongside the awe-inspiring Himalayas right in front of you. You may even see white monkeys running around the trees as you follow your guide along the trail. Overnight Tadapani.

Day 7 Rest Day

Spend the day resting your feet in the village of Tadapani. Literally translating to 'Far Water', Tadapani's name derives from a time when their water source was such a long distance from the village - this isn't the case anymore! Overnight Tadapani.

Day 8 Tadapani to Ghorepani

Today's trail climbs up many stairs amidst the lustrous rhododendron forests. Pass rushing waterfalls and imposing trees as you meander towards Ghorepani. Overnight Ghorepani.

Day 9 Rest Day/Optional Poon Hill Walk

Take a rest day or enjoy the incredible sunrise from Poon Hill, a fantastic vantage point to witness the breath-taking mountains, especially Annapurna South, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri (approx. 1hr) - you have to do this at least once in your life, right? Overnight Ghorepani. 

Day 10 Ghorepani to Ulleri/Hille

Leave the beautiful village of Ghorepani behind as you head towards Ulleri. The sound of flowing streams, birds chirping, bright rhododendron flowers, and of course, the striking mountain views accompany you along the path to Ulleri. Overnight Ulleri/Hille.

Day 11 Ulleri/Hille to Pokhara

Enjoy a short walk, mostly downhill with some stairs before meeting your transfer back to Pokhara (approx. 2hrs). Spend your afternoon and evening soaking up the atmosphere in Pokhara. Overnight Pokhara.

Day 12 Fly to Kathmandu

Wave goodbye to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara as you're transferred to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy your last night in this fascinating city, reliving the unforgettable memories of your Annapurna Foothills adventure. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 13 Optional Extension to Chitwan Jungle National Park or Depart Kathmandu

You'll be transferred back to Kathmandu airport for your onward arrangements. If opting for our Chitwan National Park extension, we'll arrange your flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur to begin your once in a lifetime jungle experience!

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At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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Accommodation

,Hotels: Modern western-style hotels are used. The rooms are generally smaller than equivalent hotels in the West. All have en-suite facilities. Local Tea Houses: These are very simple with only basic facilities; you will always have a private room. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

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  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

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Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

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  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

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    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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