The Butterfly Lodge exists to make a difference. It provides the financial support needed for the Foundation, which runs the day care centre and supports other centres in the poorer districts of Pokhara.
Excellent views of Dhawalagiri , Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche- Sun rise at Poon hill -Explore Gurung culture in Ghaundrung- Visit Annapurna conservation office
Breakfast. After an hour drive to Naya Pul we then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m).
This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m).
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 hours.
Our descent brings us to the village of Ghaundrung around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. As well as take time to explore the village.
Our last two days of trekking take us through the village of Pothana (2110m) before reaching Phedi (950m).