Annapurna Mini Trek
This Annapurna Mini Trek is an easy and short tea house trekking in Annapurna Region that offers excellent views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Machhapuchhare and many other several peaks. Annapurna Mini trekking is also known as Dhampus trek which is easy walking trip to experience the culturally rich villages of Annapurna. Sarangkot is another highlight of this trek as it offers best sunrise and sunset views within the majestic Himalayan range and enchanting views of Pokhara Valley as well as beautiful Phewa Lake.
Life Dream Adventure offers Dhampus – Sarangkot trekking suitable for family group trekkers and those who have very short time to travel in Nepal. The trek starts from Phedi, after short drive from Pokhara and passes along the villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people. This trek offers excellent scenery encompassing the Himalayan Range to give an encompassing taste to the trekking in Nepal, in a short period of time.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Mini Trek is categorized under Easy Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 1,650m/5,413ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Mini Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you and transfer you to hotel, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: After breakfast will transfer to Airport to fly Pokhara it take 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu , we will drive to Phedi (trek starting point) by car which takes about 45 minutes and walk up to Dhampus village, takes about two and half hours. Overnight at lodge at Dhampus.
Day 03: Early morning weak up for sunrise and mountain views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri etc, then trek to Sarangkot through villages via Naudanda hills. Overnight at lodge
Day 04: Early morning enjoys the sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and explore around. Enjoy the views of Pokhara city including Phewa Lake. After breakfast, ascend gently down to Pokhara city takes about 2 hours, sightseeing around Pokhara and take evening flight to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.
If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works
- National Park entry fee
- TIMS Card fee
- All government and local taxes
- English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal Entry Visa fee
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Family Tour of Mini Trekking in Annapurna
Life Dream Adventure was like a family for us in Nepal, they did more than everything to make the trip (Annapurna Mini Trek) as comfortable as possible. Thanks for the nice time with all of you.