1. Annapurna Sanctuary (14 days):
This trek starts at Pokhara after half a day's
scenic drive. We trek towards west Nepal along
river beds and terraced hillsides on trails
which disappear through blazing rhododendron
clusters and oak forests. We visit the picturesque
village of Ghandrung, inhabited by Gurung people.
We follow the deep narrow corridor of the Mardi
Gorge. Mardi Gorge is the entrance to the “
Sanctuary” a spectacular Mountain amphitheater
formed by the towering peaks of Annapurna III,
Gangapurna Glacier Dome and Machhapuchhare.
We pitch camp at 4065 m. altitude. On return
we descend though the gorge and cross the Deurali
pass from which we have a birds eye view of
the Kali Gandaki river valley.
2. Annapurna Circuit Trek (21 days):
The popular trek circles the Annapurna mass,
starting at Dumre, west of Kathmandu and ending
up in Pokhara. Most of the time during this
trek we are in the vicinity of the entire range
of the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare
(Fish tail ). We have an excellent view of these
spectacular peaks throughout the trek. The high
point of the trek entails the crossing of the
5414 m. high Thorong pass from the arid valley
of upper Manang, home of Tibeto-Buddhists. We
descend down to the famous Hindu pilgrimage
site of Muktinath with its 108 fountains. We
walk along the Kaligandaki valley, the worlds
deepest river gorge, before heading down to
Pokhara. When we pass the Thorong pass we are
in a completely different valley, inhabited
by famous hill traders, namely the Thakali tribe.
3. Royal Trek (5-6 days):
This trek is also called a “VIP TREK”
as this is the trail used by the Prince of Wales.
It is especially recommended for people over
60-65 years of age. This is a comfortable and
easy trek and is noted not only for the cultural
study of the Gurung tribes but also for its
splendid scenery. On this route one can see
the famous Rupa and Begnas lake and also have
a very close and magnificent view of Machhapuchhare,
Annapurna, Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung Peaks.
4. Pokhara – Gandrung- Ghorepani
(8-9 days) :
We trek through emerald green terraced rice
fields through villages of Gurungs and ex- Gorkha
soldiers. From the tower at Poon Hill one gets
a spectacular view of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri,
Himalchuli and most other western peaks. A magnificent
view of the Kali Gandaki valley can be seen
from this vantage point as well.
5. Siklis (9 days):
The trek starts at Begnas Lake, a glacial lake
in Pokhara. We can view the staggering Annapurna
summits as we follow the Mardi River Valley.
This trek again gives the opportunity to study
Gurung villages. We reach the beautiful and
charming village of Siklis where we have a rest
day. For those interested, a short ascent will
provide spectacular views of the Annapurna,
Machhapuchhare and Lamjung mountains.