Do want to challenge yourself to a 7 days’ trek around the foothills of the Annapurna range, all for charity? Then participate in ‘Unveiling Annapurna’, a 7 days’ charity trek by RCDP Nepal, where you will get to savor the breathtaking views of the world renowned Annapurna range, witness the diversity of culture in the ethnic villages; whilst supporting the local people through the charity. The trekking route in and around Annapurna is renowned through the world for its spectacular views of mighty Himalayas and bio diversity present in the landscape. Poonhill is the final destination of the Annapurna foothills based trek, which is laden with spectacular panaromic landscapes, varied geography, rhododendron forests and indigenous ethnic cultures to relish.
From your participation in this trek US$25-$50 per person is donated to the Ashna Orphanage of Nepal, that houses 40 children of different ages in its two orphanages in Chitwan and Kathmandu. Ashna orphanage is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to offer homely love and Education to destitute children. Your support and contribution will provide a long lasting sustainable solution to Ashna orphanage to expand its educational and other creative activities. You can also visit Ashna orphanage in Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft)
You will be served breakfast. Our Trekking guide will pick you up at 6:30 AM. Our bus leaves at 7 AM for Pokhara. You'll leave on a tourist bus and enjoy sightseeing on the way to Pokhara. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206 km and takes around 6 hours. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m/4905ft)
Breakfast will be served in the morning. After that, you’ll drive to Naya Pul. You’ll then commence your trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. You’ll head up the main trail to Sudami where you’ll gradually climb up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). Overnight stay at tea house
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft)
After getting up early, you’ll trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before taking a short final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, you’ll head up to Ghorepani (2850m). Overnight stay at tea house.
Day 04: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft)
Start early and hike for an hour to Poon Hill (3195m). From Poon Hill, you'll see unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani and have hot breakfast. After that, we'll start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani, the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). Overnight stay at tea house.
Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandrung (1950m/6398ft)
You’ll descent brings us to the village of Ghaundrung in around noon. You’ll stay overnight here so you’ll have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation office and its museum. As well as take time to explore the village. Overnight stay at tea house
Day 06: Ghandrung to Pokhara via Pothana(1910m/6266ft) and Phedi (910m/2986ft)
Your last two days of trekking take us through the village of Pothana (2110m). On arrival in Phedi (950), mid morning, your bus will meet you before driving to Pokhara where your trekking program ends.
Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be served in the morning after that you’ll be driven to the tourist bus station. It is about 6-7 hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Cost & Dates
Dates: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
One person: US$ 475;
Two or more: US$ 425/person