Trekking in Nepal
Tourism Licence No: 1948/072

Annapurna Luxury Trek - 7 Days

Dear Nim, I visited Nepal 2015, it was a great experience to do trekking in Himalayas. Thanks to you and your Company Core Trek, provide me excellent services, I had a wonderful time in the mountains. I will recommend Core Trek to everyone... [+] Thea Guijt,
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Annapurna Luxury Trek is a soft and easy trek designed for varieties of people offering you the most spectacular view of mountain range. Annapurna region is considered as one of the heavenly place of the world where you can explore the cultural aspects of Gurung and Magar communities. Applicable to all types of trekkers, this luxury trek is more beneficial to beginners. The Journey begins from Kathmandu till we return back reaching the top elevation of 3210m at Poonhill. During our beautiful trip, we will do sightseeing at the beautiful city Pokhara and the capital city, Kathmandu which is popular as ‘City of temples’. This luxury trek will certainly be one of the unforgettable journey of your life.
Poonhill is famous for the beautiful panorama view of Himalayan ranges and mind-blowing early morning golden sunrise view. We have to pass through Nayapul and Tikhedhunga to reach Ghorepani Poonhill by hiking. It is suggested to perform this luxury trek as a family trip where we can manage a porter with a modified ‘doko’ to carry your children when their legs get tired. This trek is one of the developed trek providing you a higher degree of comfort and is popular for the tasteful food and cozy lodges. The trekking trail passes through the culturally rich villages where you can learn the traditional approach of people in this modern era. People belonging to Gurung and Magar communities are mostly friendly in nature, that is why most of the trekkers are emotionally attached to this region. The beautiful Rhododendron forest and terraced farming along the trekking trails will surely make you feel blessed to be there. The extreme electrifying feeling of reaching our destination at the summit of Poonhill and the beautiful scenic view over there is something what you can never forget for the rest part of your life. You will not stop catching the beautiful snaps using camera because of the 360-degree magnificent panorama views of the glorious Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu range. The beautiful golden sunrise on white snow mountains is one of the major highlights of the trip.
One of the key attraction point of Annapurna luxury trek is a scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Helicopter. You can also experience the diversified topography of Nepal including valleys, hilly region and stunning mountains. The temperature of Annapurna region is considered to be moderate and is even assessable during winter. From the suggestion of experienced trekkers and local bodies, the best season to meet this luxury trek is in between March to May and from September to November where the skies are clear and the traveler can get crystal clear view of the glorious scenic views. Join with Core Trek Pvt. Ltd. for a reliable and convenient journey for ultimate adventure.



Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and welcoming dinner hosted by Core Trek.

Our representative will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and will take you to the Hotel where we will be completely looking for you ease hospitality and comfort. The first day, we will offer you a welcoming dinner where we all can get introduced with each other.

Day 2

Airplane flight to Pokhara and Sightseeing at Lakeside. Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast in the morning time, we will take a flight to Pokhara by Airplane & check in Hotel.  Thereafter, in the day time we will going for sightseeing at Lakeside which is one of the popular tourist destination. Overnight we will stay at one of the luxurious Hotel.

Day 3

Short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by a private vehicle and 4/5-hours trek to Tikhedhunga from Nayapul

In the early morning after breakfast, we will take  a one and half hour of drive by our private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul. Thereafter, we will trek to Tikhedhunga from Nayapul which may takes around 4-5 hours. Overnight we will stay ta Guest House.

Day 4

Trek from TIkhedhunga to Ghorpanii. Overnight at Guest house.

On the fourth day, we will be taking a 5/6 hours of trek from TIkhedhunga to Ghorpanii. The trekking trail is filled with the terraced farm along with beautiful Rhododendron forest with the spectacular view of mountain range. Overnight we will be at the Guest House.

Day 5

Explore Poon Hill(3210m) and return back to Ghorepani. Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara by a Helicopter. Overnight at Hotel.

Early morning, we will move to explore Poonhill which is best known for golden sunrise view over the beautiful snow-capped Himalayan range with perfect panorama view. For sure, you will not let your camera get rest at this heavenly land. Then after we will return back to Ghorepani. After having a tasteful lunch, we will take a scenic Helicopter flight from Ghorepani to Kathmandu through Pokhara. Take rest in the Hotel and prepare for tomorrow’s sightseeing at different heritages of Kathmandu.

Day 6

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Evening Farewell Dinner.

After breakfast, our Guide will take you for sightseeing different ancient heritages like Swayambhunath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. Swayambhunath Stupa is at slight height inside the valley well-known as ‘Monkey Temple’ which is equally valued by both Hindus and Buddhist Pilgrims. From there, our Guide will take you to Pasupatinath standing at the bank of Bagmati river which is one of the holy land for the entire Hindus. Further we will move to the biggest Stupa of Nepal i.e. Boudhanath Stupa which is standing there from unknown period. Lastly, Patan Durbar Square will be our final sightseeing destination where you can explore the ancient history of Nepal kingdom. After completion of sightseeing at these UNESCO’s world heritages we will return back to the luxurious Hotel where we will be offering an evening Farewell dinner hosted by Core Trek. We will try to make each and every moment memorable and develop a belongingness between us.

Day 7

Departure day

This is the last day of Annapurna Luxury Trek at Kathmandu where our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for departure to your own land. We heartedly thank you for providing us the proudly opportunity to serve you and for choosing Core Trek as your reliable trekking partner.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash


  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow


What is trekking?
Trekking is an adventurous and exploring work. This activities pursuit involves lengthy, multi-day walks and climbs on village and park trails.

Is trekking for me?
We offer the trekking for everyone who is physically and mentally fit, patient, and love the outdoors.

Why is a guide necessarily?
Having guide is not a legal requirement but we cannot send you without any guide having licensed and experienced. You’ll be travelling through wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations - from an aspect of pure safety, it is highly dangerous to go it alone. Additionally, very few locals in Himalayan villages speak English. Should you get lost (and, with many paths crossing through many, many villages, this is more a likelihood than a possibility), it would be difficult to communicate directions or obtain food and shelter.

What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain a policy?
For your own responsibility Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company. If you get to Nepal and don't have insurance already we can help you purchase it for a reasonable price before you start the trek.

What's the best time of year to book a trek in Nepal?
The best times for trekking the Himalayas are February to May, and then September to December. You can view the sublime beauty of Nepal with glamorous sense.

Are any permits required for trekking?
Its depends on the nature of the trek. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How long do treks last?
Most of our Himalayan treks range from one to four weeks.

How long do we spend walking each day?
Trekkers generally walk four to six hours a day. That's between five and fifteen kilometres depending on trail conditions and the state of the weather.

Can you please provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
the location and the situation determined the nature of the tea house. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bedroom above them. You have to share their toilet while using but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some of them have hot shower facilities too. But some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porters carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
Exactly it is not necessary buy if essential they can carry. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your size of group.
At one time how many litter of water I have to carry in the trek?

Mostly 3-4 litters will be sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

What sort of footwear is recommended?
Cosy , sturdy trekking shoes or boots are a must. Ideally your footwear will have Gore-Tex or similar lining, along with thick soles. This will ensure that your feet stay warm and dry, and that you are comfortable walking on rocky paths. Wool socks are recommended instead of cotton, and these too should be thick and warm.

What do I need to know about sun protection?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sun block. A sun block specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physically changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness.

What ill may be appeared if i get in the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is very flexible in Nepal. It changes according to the time. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?
It is not compulsory; tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

How much money should I bring along?
Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude. It depends on you.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?
It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 7 Days
Accomodation: Lodging, Fooding, Transportation
Seasons : All seasons
Type: Moderate
No. of Pax : +2 above
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Poonhill

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