This low-altitude trek, by Himalayan standards, on the Annapurna foothills is devised specifically for families (boutique-quality accommodation).
Experience some of everything on this diverse trip
This is an extremely varied trip that offers everything from fascinating ancient Kathmandu to rafting the Seti River and game-watching in Chitwan. However, the highlight is a short trek, with our expert trek leader and porters, visiting some of the most interesting villages in the foothills of the Annapurna surrounded by magnificent mountain views.
We use a series of picturesque luxury lodges that offer a much higher standard of comfort than is ordinarily available while trekking. Each lodge has twin rooms, attached bathrooms, hot running water, dining rooms, cozy lounges, gardens, and stunning views.
Day 01: On arrival in Kathmandu we transfer you to Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar.
Day 02: Morning tour of Patan and Bhaktapur.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Birethanti.
Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk.
Day 05: Excursion around Ghandruk and surrounding area.
Day 06: Trek to Majgaon.
Day 07: Trek to Dhampus.
Day 08: Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive to Damauli and start rafting.
Day 10: to 11: Morning rafting and drive to Chitwan after lunch.
Day 12: After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 13: International departure.
- A 5-star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis on twin sharing basis
- A 5-star hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis on twin sharing basis
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Hire Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- 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
- Two days rafting on the Seti River
- Two nights in Chitwan with game viewing
- All meals on trek, rafting trip and in Chitwan
- Domestic airfare
- International airfare
- 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$100 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir, etc.
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s have done and 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 name.
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 properly 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 be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.