Trek the Annapurna Foothills

Discover the magic of the Himalaya on this four-day trek through the Annapurna foothills. Walk from lodge to lodge, taking your time to breathe in the immense panoramas.

Journey Overview

Discover the magic of the Himalaya on this four-day trek through the Annapurna foothills. Walk from lodge to lodge, taking your time to breathe in the immense panoramas. Gaze upon some of the highest peaks in the world, including the sacred Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre. Get a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Gurungs, also known as Gurkhas and finish each day the same wonderful way: with a friendly Nepalese welcome at your comfortable mountain lodge. 

Journey Highlights

  • Trek through a patchwork of rhododendron forests, valleys and villages
  • Stay in rustic comfort at a collection of luxury trekking lodges
  • See the fascinating village life of the Gurung and Nepali people
  • Watch dawn break over some of the world’s highest mountains

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara – Kimche – Ghandruk

Journey by road from Pokhara following the Seti River valley to Kimche, where your trek begins. Ease in with a gentle walk along a ridge in the lower foothills of the Annapurna range. Traverse paddy fields of rice and crops, with oxen driven by local villagers. Reach the village of Ghandruk (elevation 2,012m) to a warm Nepalese welcome at your lodge. Relax with spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains and the valley below.
Himalaya Lodge (Comfort room) | Meals: LD

Day 2: Ghandruk – Majhgaun

Rise early to watch the sunrise illuminate the surrounding peaks. After breakfast, set off on your descent into the valley on the iconic Annapurna Sanctuary route. Pause at Shauli Bazaar, then follow the Modi River to the village of Majhgaun (1,400m). A friendly welcome and meal await at your accommodation. 
Gurung Lodge (Comfort room) | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Majhgaun – Dhampus

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast before setting off through fragrant forests of oak, rhododendron and silver birch. Emerge to incredible views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Lamjung. Continue to the lively little village of Pothana and downhill to Dhampus (1,525m). Your lodge home for the night is styled as an old Gurung village house. Find your perfect spot in the garden and drink in superb views of the Fishtail Peak and the Annapurna range.
Basanta Lodge (Comfort room) | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Dhampus – Phedi - Pokhara

Enjoy breakfast on the lawn, then bid farewell to Dhampus as you descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Arrive in Phedi, where your trek ends. Private transfer to Pokhara and your hotel or to the domestic airport for your onward journey.
Meals: BL

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Himalaya Lodge, Annapurna

Trek the Annapurna Foothills

Sitting at 2,012 metres, Himalaya Lodge is situated in the shadow of the Annapurna range overlooking Ghandruk, once a popular recruitment ... Read more

Gurung Lodge, Annapurna

Trek the Annapurna Foothills

Gurung Lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village and has extensive grounds offering magnificent views of Annapurna ... Read more

Basanta Lodge, Annapurna

Trek the Annapurna Foothills

Located in the pretty village of Dhampus at an elevation of 1,525 metres, Basanta Lodge offers breathtaking views of the Phedi and Mardi ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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