This trip won’t be like any other. In addition to the hiking, and exploration of Nepal, another central them of this journey is taking time to reflect together on our time in the Himalayas, and our lives generally. So much of our life is spent running and coping, but are we truly living? How do we want our life to be and how can we find joy? How can we believe we truly deserve it? This is an opportunity to be in a special place on a special journey with like-minded individuals. To reflect and be conscious and present going into the new year. Each one of you will get a special journal we created where we will log our thoughts and reflections. It’s an opportunity to inch closer to being truly awakened.



This is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past waterfalls where you can stop to freshen up. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills offers the best of trekking in Nepal with a combination of remote and popular paths. We also venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures, nearing the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this part of the trek is on the forest and wilderness zones combined with an essence of exploration. We cross Hindu and Gurung villages, pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) and alpine campsites that afford panoramic stunning views of the Annapurna Range that will long linger in your mind.

Upon your arrival, a representative from Wild Guanabana will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Rest of the day is Leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel

After breakfast we will head to the domestic airport to board our flight to Pokhara - the beautiful lake city - and catch great views of the Himalayas on the way. Upon landing, we will be picked up from the airport and driven to the Hotel. Rest of the day is Leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel

After your breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara we begin our drive to Nayapul which is approximately 40 k.m. from Pokhara. The drive will take around 1 hour 30 min after which we will begin our trek. The first part of the trail takes us to Birethati where we will check in our ACAP permit and TIMS. We then cross the river at Birethati and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola River on two suspension bridges. After crossing the river we will start the steep climb to Ulleri where we will be spending the night.

(Drive 01-01:30 Hours). Trek (05-06 Hrs).
Overnight stay at Tea House.

After breakfast we continue our trek towards Ghorepani through the settlements of Banthati and Nangethati. We also pass a spring inside the forest after Banthati. Crossing the spring by a bridge we continue towards our destination. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley, passing through Rhododendron forest then eventually reaching the village of Ghorepani where we spend a night.

Trek (03-04 Hrs).

Overnight stay at Tea House.

During the night, your guide will check for clear weather to make the one-hour climb up to the Poonhill viewpoint at 3,210m. It’s usually misty when you start off and arrive, then at sunrise the clouds part to reveal one of the most majestic sunrises in the world; Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Mountain are all viewable from here.

We then head back to Ghorepani for breakfast before trekking down to Chule via  Tadapani.

Along the trail towards Chule viaTadapani, we make climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960 meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, we then turn off to Chule via Tadapani.

Trek (05-06 Hrs).

Overnight stay at Tea House.

From Chule the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village.

Trek (03-04 Hrs). (An easy day).
Overnight stay at Tea House.

Early in the morning we will have breakfast in our tea house in Ghandruk. We then headed in the direction of landruk. The first part of our trek will be a steep downhill towards the Modi Khola. We then cross the river from where the ascent begins to Landruk where we will have our Lunch. After Lunch, the uphill journey continues through the dense forest with gradually climbing to Forest Camp where we will be spending the night.

Trek (06-07 Hrs). (Bit long day). (Make sure you have enough drinking water (At Landruk)
Overnight stay at Tea House.

After your breakfast we will continue our trek towards Badal Danda. The trail today will be mostly inside the forest in the beginning and after we have our lunch in Low Camp the flora will change the more we climb higher and the rhododendron forests will now be less as mosses and lichen will take over the nature on today’s trail. The view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli is just imposing. We will reach Low Camp in the afternoon where we will be spending the night.

Trek (04-05 Hrs).

Overnight stay at Tea House.

We wake up with an amazing view of Mt, Fishtail along with Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. Today is a short day and also a day for acclimatization. After breakfast we begin our climb towards High Camp. As we will be higher in altitude we will take it slow on this day. We will reach High camp for lunch. After lunch you can explore the high camp and catch an amazing sunset.

Trek (03-04 Hrs).

Overnight stay at Tea House.

This day is one of the highlights of the trip. We leave high camp very early to catch one of the best sunrises from Mardi Himal View Point which is at an altitude of (4,200 m). After witnessing and capturing the amazing view we will descend back to High Camp for our breakfast. After breakfast we will leave for Low Camp. We will trek on the same trail we used to go up. We will have lunch at Badal Danda and head towards Low Camp to spend the night. 

(Trek 07-08 Hrs). 

Overnight stay at Tea House.

Today is the last day of our trekking. After breakfast at Low we start our trekking to Lumre via Siding village where we will have our Lunch for Today. The trail mostly downhill through the dense forest up to Siding. After Lunch we continue walking to Lumre from where we take a drive to Pokhara.

(Trek 04-05 Hrs and drive 1-2 hours).

Overnight stay at Hotel.

After breakfast in Pokhara, we have a mountain flight to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling, exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas in the background. On arrival we drop you to the International Airport Trip ends



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    • Virtual drop-in consultation on every aspect of the preparation, both mentally and physically
    • Virtual shopping support from our team of experienced adventure leaders
    • Info session through video conferencing to respond to any concerns participants may have and walk them through the itinerary
    • Info pack with all the needed physical training, a detailed gear list and tips & tricks related to the trip
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu (1 Night) and Pokhara (2 Nights) with breakfast.
    • Meals included as per the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
    • WG Duffel Bag
    • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flights with airport Tax.
    • Accommodations in Tea House during the Trekking.
    • Trekking Porters with insurance. (We provide 01 Porter for 02 People carrying 22 KG).
    • Trekking Guide with insurance.
    • Trekking guide and porter's food and accommodation, wages etc.
    • Pokhara Nayapul and Lumre Pokhara transport.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fee.
    • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS).
    • All Government taxes.
    • Office services charge.


    • International Airfare.
    • Items of a personal nature.
    • Drinks, Dessert, extra tea coffee and main meals in cities.
    • Your Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Tips for Guide, Porters and Drivers.
    • Sleeping bags & Warm clothes with all equipment.

I can’t wait to go back to Nepal for my 23rd visit on the 23rd of December this year! We’ll be hiking in stunning scenery, enjoying a laid-back mountain life with great friends. The journey will give us a chance to get active, taking in the crisp mountain air, but also a chance to reflect on our year, develop self awareness and enter the new year with a renewed vision.