Annapurna Cultural Trek 2022


The Annapurna cultural trek is a travel adventure to a traditional village residing inside the Annapurna National Park known as Ghandruk which is located just above the famous Poonhill Station. The Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village inhabited by Gurung community living in their traditional lifestyle, beautiful housing arrangements, and traditional religious practices. The Ghandruk is a home of gurung community who are the mainstays of Nepali army, British army and Indian army. The Gurungs are awarded as the mainstays in the army because of their bravery and honesty in their service. The other villages that we travel are Pothana village and Dhampus village. The Ghandruk is a traditional village with their amusing Tibetan-Buddhism cultural and religious practices. Another attractive thing of Ghandruk village is the traditional houses scattered close to each other in a design pattern. The tourists after enjoying their time at Ghandruk start trekking towards Pothana which is a five hours walk and they come to a village which is resided in beautiful landscape of fresh grooming environment encompassed by green mountain sceneries and white Himalaya range. The tourists stay in Pothana to enjoy sightseeing of beautiful nature along with sun rise/set views from the high hill. The next stop village is Dhampus Village which also same as Pothana. The tourists after overnight stay as Dhampus Village enjoy a delightful morning views in the village having food and drink.

The Annapurna cultural trek starts from Nayapul of Pokhara where tourists follow the traditional trekking trail of Annapurna Base Camp and stop at village of Ghandruk. The tourists after enjoying their stay at Ghandruk also visit other villages like Pothana village and Dhampus village. The tourists then return to Pokhara City from Phedi Bazar.

Necessary Trekking Gears:

Duffel or Rucksack bag (Provided)
Down Sleeping bag (Provided)
Down Jacket (Provided)
Day pack
Hiking pants
Waterproof & Windproof jacket
Rain coat or Umbrella
Full-sleeves shirts
Jumper or Fleece jacket
Pair of T-shirts
Trekking Boots (water proof is better)
Sandal, Toilet paper
Cotton thick socks (2 pair), Woolen socks to wear with boots
Sun-hat & fleece hat
Sun block for lips
Sun lotion
Goggles or Sunglasses
Thermal long underwear sets
Insulated pants
Trekking poles
Wind breaker pants
Water bottle
Flash light or Head light, Batteries
Swiss army Knife
Personal Dry Towel
Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled
Snow leg Gaiters



Day 01: Fly or drive to Pokhara
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1960m)
Day 03: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m)
Day 04: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Day 06: Final departure, transfer to airport.



Detail Itinerary

Annapurna Cultural Trek Itinerary day by days Details 

Day 01: Fly or drive to Pokhara
Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to fly Pokhara (30 min). Or you can take a tourist bus to Pokhara from scenic Prithivi highway which will take you about 6 to 7 hour drive and transfer to hotel nepal guide info team ognized best hotel in town in Pokhara 
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1960m)
Start hiking from here we start walk along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.
Day 03: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m)
We descent down through stone steps of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail drops into the Modi Khola valley and reaches Landruk-Tolka and ascent couple of hour to Pothana.
Day 04: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
The trail follows through rhododendron forest before arrive Dhampus,it is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahmin, Magar communities. From here work down to mostly downhill through forest to Phedi from here 30 minutes drive to Pokhara.
Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Drive or take a flight to Kathmandu. It is 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu or 6 to 7 hour drive by tourist coach and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Final departure, transfer to airport.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • 2 Night  hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna  trekking map.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu By Tourist Bus  and all Transport  during a trip
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc ( Nepal Guide info team logo ).
  • All necessary Government paper works and Annapurna conservation  entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Annapurna base Camp Trekking Gear list on the blow 2017 & 2018
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Walking Boot

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences of Asia.
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travellers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organised tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days.
Despite what many may perceive, trekking in Nepal 2018 is not necessarily wandering alone through an uncharted wilderness. As they walk along the well-marked hiking paths, travellers will often discover quite the opposite; hundreds of locals passing through each day as they haul food, water and other odd necessities back to their tiny villages, along with dozens of fellow trekkers. The regularly-spaced villages and teahouses allow trekkers good opportunities to rest and recover, either for a few minutes or the night. The strong culture and unreserved friendliness of the Nepalese people can also be witnessed as one traverses the hill tracks.

Annapurna Region 2018 Best selling 

The Annapurna Region, north of the middle hills city and the trekking base city of Pokhara, includes Annapurna I, the 10th tallest mountain in the world at 8,091 meters above sea level, as well as thirteen additional peaks over 7,000m and 16 more peaks over 6,000m. All of these treks offer amazing views of this mountain range.
Annapurna Circuit (18-21 days) 2018- circling the Annapurna Mountains
Annapurna Sanctuary – (14 days) an oval-shaped plateau located 40km north of Pokhara, at 4,000m above sea level. Trek through the sanctuary to Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp (7-10 days) 2018 – can be reached via various routes.
Ghorepani Poon Hill (3-5 days) 2018, at 3,210m above sea level, northwest of Pokhara, is the most famous viewpoint in Western Nepal.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek (5-10 days)  2018- treks to Jomsom, a village on the other side of the Annapurna mountains that can also be reached by air, and Ghorepani, a village that is 2,750m above sea level. This area is always very windy.
The Royal Trek (3-4 days) 2018  – an easy trek with excellent views of the mountains and local villages. The trek was made famous by Prince Charles.
Mardi Himal (5,587m) (4-7 days) 2018 – a trek that offers amazing views at the summit of Mardi Himal.
Khopra/Khayer Lake Trek (7-14 days) 2018 – a sacred lake at 4,500masl, reachable via a moderate/strenuous hike.
Sikles Trek (4-7 days) 2018 – a camping/homestay based trek through the villages and the Gurung settlement of Siklis.
Lahachok Trek (2 days)  2018– This trek offers a scenic beauty and an old settlement in rich culture. The trek begins from Milanchok, Hynaja. The highest point of this trek is Deurali Temple located in Armala Hill of Dahachok. Travellers can see the panoramic view of Pokhara Valley from the Armala hill of Dahachok.
Panchase Trek (3-5 days) 2018 – a popular easier trek with great views.
Kande to Australian Camp to Pothana to Dhampus to Phedi, or reverse (3-4 days) 2018 – an easy trek for those that do not want to try the more challenging treks. Cost for 2 people include a guide and an overnight stay is USD200. Drive to Kande at 1770m and then trek uphill. This part of the hike offers great views of the World Peace Pagoda and Lake Fewa on clear days as well as a chance to meet Nepali life in the countryside. Australian Camp and Pothana are small villages with small pubs and great views of Mount Fishtail and the large Annapurna Mountains that are over 8,000m. It is recommended to spend a night in each location to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. The hike from Kande to Australian Camp is more steps, while the hike from Dhampus to Phedi is a dirt road, so you may want to consider doing this trek in reverse.
Gurung Heritage Trek (5-7 days) 2018 – Hike through the villages of the Gurung ethnic group, known for being humble with a great sense of humor.
Upper Mustang (12-16 days) 2018 – the former Kingdom of Lo that has a culture very similar to Tibet, has amazing Trans-Himalayan scenery although it is a difficult trek because of high altitude, exposed terrain and continual strong winds. This trek, which is accessible via a flight to Jonson from Pokhara, requires a restricted area permit of USD500 per 10 days, making it less favorable for budget travelers.
 Narfu valley Trekking 2018  – a hidden Tibetan valley just north of the Annapurna Circuit which was opened to visitors in 2002. Entrance is form Koto near Chame, and exit via 5300m high Kang La pass to Ngawal. A few basic lodges, but camping style trek still recommended. Nine days from Koto to Ngawal with two days in each major village Phugaon and Naar.
Dolpo (15-21 days) – Upper Dolpa is the remote Land of the Bon, almost as Tibetan as Nepali. Lower Dolpa is more accessible and can be reached by plane.
Manaslu_Trek (14-21 days) –  2018 Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world at 8,156 meters above sea level. Hike unspoiled trails through remote villages and over the Larke pass at 5,135m (stay at the new lodge) to circuit the mountain. Some lodges are currently still a little basic, so it remains for the adventurous, though camping is not necessary. This area is still restricted and you are required to have special permits and the services of a guide.

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