Experience luxury and gurung culture for a few days in the Annapurna Foothills


Trip Overview

Located right in the middle of the Nepalese Himalayas, the Annapurna region boasts some of Nepal’s most popular trekking routes. The Annapurna Conservation Area is the country’s largest protected natural territory, offering shorter treks suitable for families and inexperienced hikers, as well as challenging and rewarding routes for the seasoned explorer.
When choosing lower-lying trekking routes, you can spend a few days traversing through quaint villages inhabited by hill peoples such as Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, Thakalis and Chepangs. On a clear day you’ll get stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range, including the rocky Annapurna II (7937m), the snowy Annapurna III (7555m) and Machapuchare (6993m), otherwise known as Fishtail.
Meanwhile, if you opt for a longer trip, you can spend weeks meandering from agricultural areas at lower altitudes, all the way up to alpine pastures, rocky plateaus and snowy peaks. In the mornings you can watch the sunrise light up towering mountain peaks, and enjoy your morning tea with the sound of yak bells tinkling in the distance.
The Annapurna region may not be home to the highest mountains in this part of the world, but it is more easily accessible than the Everest region. Many Annapurna trek starting points are a short drive away from Pokhara, Nepal’s second most populous city.

Trip Highlights

  • This trek can be enjoyed by all age groups and fitness levels
  • If you are short on time, this trek can take you into the heart of the Annapurnas in just a few days
  • Staying at luxurious mountain lodges so you can rest and recuperate at the end of each day
  • Seeing breathtaking views of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range (which might tempt you to venture further into the mountains next time!)
  • Getting a glimpse into the daily life of villagers belonging to the Gurung ehtnic group

Daily Itinerary

Day 1. Fly Kathmandu → Pokhara

Drive 1 hour to trek starting point – Phedi

Day 2 & 3. Trek Phedi → Australian Camp – approx. 4-5 hours

Dhampus to Pokhara an hour drive. Drive back to Pokhara and spend the night at a 5-star hotel.

Alternative option for families with small children or elderly travellers

Day 2 & 3. Trek Phedi → Australian Camp – approx. 4-5 hours

Instead of trekking all the way from Phedi to Australian Camp, it is possible to take a scenic drive to Dhampus and then trek for 3 hours to Australian Camp. A car can be kept on standby in case of emergencies.

Day 4. Trek Australian Camp → Dhampus – 3-4 hours of walking

Dhampus to Pokhara an hour drive. Drive back to Pokhara and spend the night at a 5-star hotel.

Day 5. Fly Pokhara → Kathmandu.

Back to Kathmandu

Our Travel Expert

Udaya Gartaula


Cancellations & Refunds

At Rolwaling Trek, we just want our clients to have the best possible experiences. That’s why we don’t withhold deposits or have a fixed cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes life puts you in unexpected situations, so if you have to cancel or postpone a trip, there’s no need to worry.

If you need to change plans, please get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we will make the necessary arrangements to amend or cancel your trip. You can contact us at: +977 – 9801026642.


  • Trekking routes can be customised to suit your personal interests, abilities and time constraints.
  • If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
  • Rolwaling also has a team of cooks who specialise in making Japanese cuisine, using authentic ingredients from Japan.
  • A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.

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We pay special attention to your requirements and craft personalized getaways which showcases unique cultural, adventure and natural experiences of Nepal. We craft bespoke journeys for your expeditions & treks and also ensure you can experience the best that Nepal has to offer even for your shorter trips.

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