Lower Annapurna Trek is 6 days fantastic short authentic trek that leads you to the most iconic villages named Australian Camp, Astam, and Ghachowk, which lies on the lower Annapurna foothill. One of the major attractions of this short trek is the best-unobstructed views of glorious mountain ranges such as Annapurna and Machhapuchhre from these villages. Also, these beautiful mountain villages offer an abundance of deep insight into Nepal's lifestyle, livelihood, hospitality, culture, and nature.
Your lower Annapurna trek begins with a short flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. After a short drive to Kande from Pokhara, your trekking journey commences and leads to Australian Camp. With every step, the trek throws up a new vista to see and unique scenery to unfold. At the viewpoint of the Camp, you'll get an astonishing view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. From Australian Camp, you'll make your way to the enchanting settlement of Astam and Ghachowk. These villages, perched up high in the green hills, have their own beliefs, customs, and traditions.
During your stay in these eco-villages, you'll get close to the authentic lifestyle of Nepalese people, socialize with host families, and get involved in Nepali culture and traditions. After exploring all these mountain hamlets, you'll drive back to Pokhara, from where a short flight will take you back to Kathmandu. You'll end this short 6 days of Lower Annapurna Trek with the final flight home.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation|
|Day 2||Fly to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft), Drive to Kande, and Trek to Australian Camp (2,060m/6,758ft) - 1-hour drive and 2 to 3 hours trek|
|Day 3||Trek from Australian Camp to Astam (1,600m/5,249ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek|
|Day 4||Trek from Astam to Ghachowk (1,200m/3,940ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek|
|Day 5||Drive back to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu – 45 minutes drive and 25 minutes flight|
|Day 6||Final Departure|
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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. You'll get some time to settle and then attend a small team meeting where your guide will brief you about the trip. You can put your queries if you have any and then explore the neighborhood. If you need to buy some trekking gear, you can easily get them at Thamel, a popular tourist hub. Later you can return to the hotel and prepare for the Lower Annapurna Trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
An early morning flight will take you to Pokhara's beautiful lakeside city. In the short flight, you'll enjoy the aerial view of Kathmandu valley, green hills, and some snowy peaks. Afterward, you'll continue your journey with a short drive to Kande, the western outskirt of Pokhara city.
You'll start your short Lower Annapurna trek by entering a forest trail consisting mainly of Rhododendron flowers. The trail eases a little here to become a gradual ascent. After a few hours of walking brings you to the picturesque Australian Camp. The mountain views from here are outstanding.
Overnight stay in Australian Camp.
Early morning you'll wake up to catch an alluring sunrise view over the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan range and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain). Today you'll trek to Astam, an eco-village that offers a wonderful Himalayan vista. The trail again enters dense forests from here. The trail descends gradually after this.
After continuous few hours of walking, you'll reach a small village named Astam. This village has only a few houses. You'll get a clear view of mountains and green scenery. You'll spend a night at one of the eco-friendly tea houses. Here you can be part of the Nepal village life and learn about the local lifestyle and, most importantly, how these people are using alternatives for a sustainable environment.
Overnight stay in Astam.
Today also, you'll start your day with an excellent sunrise view over the Annapurna Mountain range. After exploring the traditional Nepali village of Astam, you'll trek to Ghachowk, another lovely town near Pokhara. Begin today's walk following the ridgeline down the river.
In a short while, after crossing the bridge, you'll reach the charming stone-walled village of Ghachowk. This village is famous for a traditional homestay where you can experience local culture and enjoy delicious food made of homegrown ingredients. The town hosts several cascading waterfalls. You can explore the village, discover beautiful scenery, and interact with locals of different ethnic groups with different lifestyles, languages, clothing, and housing.
Overnight stay in Ghachowk.
Today you'll have a delicious local breakfast with an astonishing view of the Annapurna range and Fishtail Mountain. Later you'll say goodbye to your host and this pleasant mountain village and take a short drive to Pokhara. Next, you'll fly back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at the capital city, you can explore nearby markets and do some souvenir shopping.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight schedule time, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at International Airport. If you want to extend your trip, there are many tour and trekking packages you can choose from based on your interests, expectations, and time duration.
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