Come join Responsible Adventures on one of the most scenic and diverse treks in the world. The complete circuit of Annapurna is an estimated 300km with different scenery daily.
- Per Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour Min 2 persons
Popular Ghorepani, Annapurna Wellness hike
The famous Annapurna trek to Ghorepani attracts thousands of hikers every year. The trekking route is easy to follow, with lots of tea houses and lodges all along the trail. This is what makes this trail a darling among the hikers to Nepal.
The trail passes through some of the most stunning villages. The Nepal Annapurna trek offers incredible views of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Dhaulagiri mountains.
This adventure is combined with two nights of wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers of culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the Himalayas in style.
- Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our Wellness culinary trekking adventures.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Your trek leader will introduce you to the other group members and brief you on the next day’s program.
You will be taken on a walking tour of Ason, the old bazaar, visit Patan Durbar Square, a world heritage site, and Boudhanath Stupa. In addition, you can make some last-minute purchases of gear you need for the trek.
Your trek leader will brief you for the next day’s program.
We start our day after breakfast. You will be driven in a private vehicle on the main highway that connects Kathmandu to most parts of Nepal. You will be passing through terraced fields, small towns. It is a good way to see the country. The vehicle will stop for toilet breaks, lunch on the way. You will reach the city of Pokhara in about 6 to 7 hours after leaving Kathmandu. You have another 90-minute drive to reach the final destination Birethanti for the day.
Birethanti used to be a junction for trekking before the road was built. It is a lovely little village next to the Modi River. You can enjoy the evening listening to the sound of insects and the Modi River.
We will be passing through the lovely Burungdi River, whitewashed village houses, and terraced fields until we reach Tirkhedhunga 3 hours after starting our trek. Then, we have a steep uphill hike for two hours to Ulleri. Finally, we stop at Ulleri for lunch.
The uphill is less steep after lunch until we reach Banthanti, our stop for the night. Not many trekkers stop at Banthanti; an amicable family runs the lodge we stay in.
We start our hike to Ghorepani after breakfast. The trail brings us through thick Oak and Rhododendron forests with cascading streams along the way. We will be climbing at different gradients all the way to Ghorepani. This is a lovely settlement at the top of a ridge. Wonderful panorama can be enjoyed when the weather is clear. If the weather is clear, you can hike up to Poonhill for sunset over Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Barahi Shikhar, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and numerous other peaks to the east. Thus, you can avoid the crowds who usually come for sunrise.
We will have an early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) for the amazing sunrise and panorama of the high Himalayan peaks. It takes about 45 minutes to walk up the 400 meters. After that, we return to the lodge for breakfast; then, we trek to Tadapani (2540m).
If you want to avoid the crowd at Poonhill, you can trek towards Tadapani and enjoy the sunrise in solitude from a high point on the trail. This will also make your trek shorter for the day. You can discuss this option with your trek leader the day before.
The trail descends through the forest soon after leaving Tadapani. We can hear birds chirping and might even see Langur monkeys. The trail turns very steep after walking down about 45 minutes, passing through terraced fields to Kimrung Khola. We cross a suspension bridge and hike towards Gurjung village. We stop for lunch at Durpin Danda.
We descend for about 20 minutes and then contour the hill passing through Alder forest and terraced fields as we get closer to the village. Finally, we reach Chomrong village two hours after lunch in a series of ups and downs. It is about a 5-hour hike from Tadapani to Chomrong.
We have a steep descent of about 60-90 minutes to the Jhinu danda Hot springs. You can leave your backpacks at the lodge at Jhinu Danda. It is a 20-minute hike down to the hot springs pools next to the Modi River. You only need to bring your swimsuits and a set of dry clothes to change into after your dip in the springs.
You will enjoy your time at the hot springs, and we head downhill to New bridge for our lunch. We have two more hours of hiking through forests next to the Modi River before an hour of ascending to Landruk village, our stop for today.
We have an hour of level walking to the bottom of Tokha village. Then, the trail begins on ascend for two hours to the top of the hill in a forest. Finally, we continue through the forest downhill to the village of Pothana for lunch.
It is downhill all the way to Dhampus village for an hour, and we have reached the end of our trek.
We drive back to Pokhara in the morning. The first part of the drive is on a rough road for about 45 minutes. We reach Pokhara in 90 minutes after leaving Dhampus village.
Pokhara is a very relaxed place. You have the afternoon to walk around the lakeside area, shop, or sip coffee or cocktails in the countless cafes.
There are many good places for food, music at the Lakeside in Pokhara.
Pokhara is a nice place for adventure activities or just chilling out. You can opt to go on a tandem paraglide ride here in the morning. We offer paragliding with the company owned by a National Geographic Adventurer of 2012.
You have the afternoon to walk around the lakeside area, shop, or sip coffee or cocktails in the countless cafes.
There are many good places for food, music at the Lakeside in Pokhara.
We have 4-5 hours of driving to the Terai region of Nepal. The Terai is the flat part of the nation that co-joins with India. It is also the most fertile part of Nepal and home to several National Parks.
We will spend the next two nights in a lovely resort built on the Chitwan National Park buffer zone. You will be kept busy with bird watching activities, animal safari, jungle walks, village walks, and so on. But, of course, you can choose not to participate in some of these activities and relax at the resort.
The resort manager will have several activities planned to make the most of our stay here, or you can choose to chill out.
We drive to Bharatpur airport to catch our short 20-minute flight to Kathmandu. We have the rest of the day free.
You will be brought to the airport three hours before your departure time.
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
- Boutique hotel in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis
- Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- Trekking Chef
- One porter between two trekkers
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- Twin sharing room on the trek
- All meals on the trek. We provide the healthiest and most varied menu in the Himalayas.
- Domestic airfare
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide you with additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between 10th May 2021 and 31st December 2021, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Full flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients have completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
Am I too old to go trekking?
Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
Should I bring cash or ATM cards?
What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
What is a typical day on a trek like?
What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitude?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.