Gandaki Outdoor activities

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Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

2. From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

See some of the best sites of the Annapurna Region on a short but sweet overnight hike. Spend the night in a mountain cottage and enjoy meals in the great outdoors.  Day 1: Begin the day with breakfast before departing Pokhara in a 4-wheel off-roading vehicle. It takes 2-4 hours to reach Upper Ulleari, depending on traffic, season, and viewpoint stops. Ulleari is a beautiful Gurung village at an altitude of 2,090 meters. From the last station of Upper Ulleari, start the real Poon Hill trek, crossing the villages of Banthanti, Nangithanti, and Lower Ghorepani. Stop for lunch either in Banthanti or Nangithanti. Reach the Ghorepani camp at the base of Poon Hill at an altitude of 2,860 meters. Dinner and overnight in a cottage.  Day 2: Before sunrise, hike 45-60 minutes to Poon Hill at a height of 3,210 meters. Be mesmerized by the colors and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. On clear days, you can see up to 32 peaks including the 12 peaks of the Bhara Shikhar. Return to camp for a hot breakfast and begin the trek down following the same trail. Return to the 4x4 for drop-off at your hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

3. Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the trek’s starting point in Nayapul. Get kitted out with all the necessary equipment while your permits are checked then set out along the Modi Khola River, passing through several small villages on the way. Cross over the river to reach the village of Jhinu Danda, before arriving at your accommodation for the night, a quaint tea lodge. Day two starts with an uphill trek to Chhomrong, one of the largest villages along the route. Continue the walk through a dense forest landscape to reach your accommodation for the second night. Enjoy a leisurely trek to Deurali on day three, stopping for lunch against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas. On day four, follow the trail across several streams towards the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, then hike to Ablation Valley. Follow your guide through the valley, which is a hollow corridor between the glacier and the mountain, then cross over the hills to reach Annapurna Base Camp where you’ll spend the night. On day five, hike through the only way out of Annapurna Sanctuary towards Bamboo. Bamboo is 1,600 m lower than Annapurna Base Camp, so you should expect a hard day on your knees. After a restful night’s sleep, continue your hike down the valley on day six, soaking up panoramic views as you descend to Chomrong and then Jhinu. Arrive at Jhinu and enjoy a well-deserved rest in one of the hot spring baths. Wake up on the final day to a short morning trek, passing by the quaint farmland that surrounds the river. At the end of an unforgettable seven-day trek, arrive back in Nayapul for your drop-off to Pakhora.

From Pokhara: 3-Day Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek

4. From Pokhara: 3-Day Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek

Feel rejuvenated by this unique trail, which passes through rolling hills and past Himalayan peaks. Immerse yourself in the history of the area and cherish the views along the way. Day 1: Drive to Phedi - Trek via Dhampus to Australian Camp After breakfast, travel to Phedi by private vehicles from your hotel in Pokhara in the morning. Arrive at the trek's starting point after a 30-minute drive. Walk for 5-6 hours from Phedi to Australian Camp via Dhampus. Arrive at Australian Camp, popular for its breathtaking views over the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhré, Manaslu, and beautiful green hills. Spend the night at Australian Camp Lodge. Day 2: Trek to Sarangkot (1600 m) Have breakfast and then walk from the lodge to Sarangkot for 6-7 hours. Reap the rewards of Sarangkot's mountain views, which are especially enchanting at sunset and sunrise. Spend the night at a mountain garden guest house.  Day 3: Trek to Pokhara Rise early to take in the mountains at sunrise. Have breakfast and then trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara, a 2-3 hours walk.

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What people are saying about Gandaki

Pilot was super helpful and really made sure i enjoyed my flight. We took off on the highest point of the hill, annapurna peak views and soared with eagles

Depending on the weather, you can see wonderful views. However, it is expensive if it is an intermediary.

Very kind guide who was helping us with everything, beautiful place to hike

More exciting and acrobatic activities than expected

It would be nice if the pickup did not come on time