Polar Trek



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Duration6 days


Max Altitude4,372 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsKathmandu/Pokhara

Trip EndsKathmandu/Pokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec


  • Immerse yourself in breathtaking mountain vistas and stunning landscapes in the Annapurna Region.
  • Traverse through remote and less-traveled trails, adding a sense of adventure to your journey.
  • Explore the picturesque Madi River valley, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil beauty.
  • Walk through charming terraced rice fields, showcasing the local farming lifestyle.
  • Experience the rugged beauty of the valleys, carved by nature’s forces over centuries.
  • Marvel at the majestic Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri peaks.
  • Engage in a unique cultural experience with homestays in Gurung Villages like Ghandruk and Tadapani.
  • Receive the warm and welcoming hospitality of the Gurung and Magar people along the way.
  • Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle, gaining insights into the traditions and daily life of the inhabitants.
  • Trek through vibrant rhododendron and oak forests, rich in biodiversity and natural beauty.
  • Discover the hidden gem of the Lake, perched beneath the towering Annapurna South.

Overview about Hidden Lake

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek, a mesmerizing journey that takes you deep into the heart of the Annapurna Region in Nepal. This extraordinary trekking route winds through remote trails, high ridges, and the picturesque Madi River valley, offering a rare opportunity to embrace breathtaking mountain vistas and awe-inspiring landscapes. This 6-day expedition to the Hidden Glacier promises an unparalleled experience.

Nestled beneath the towering Annapurna South at an impressive altitude of 7219 meters, the hidden gem of Lake awaits. Accessible with ease, this enchanting lake offers scenic walks in the shadow of majestic mountains. The trek showcases the latest addition to the Annapurna region’s trekking options.

Prepare to be captivated by the diverse terrain that unfolds along the trekking trail – from glacial lakes to terraced rice fields, from rugged valleys to the splendid panoramas of the Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Lumjung, and the surrounding peaks.

Indulge in a unique experience by opting for a homestay in the charming Gurung Villages of Ghandruk and Tadapani. The warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar people, along with their captivating culture, beckons to every adventurous soul. Renowned for their kindness, the Gurung people offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.

As you step into the Annapurna zone, you’ll be greeted by towering peaks that dominate the sky, welcoming you to a world of majestic beauty. Every step you take brings you closer to these awe-inspiring mountains. Traverse through rhododendron and oak forests, terraced villages in lowlands, and the glacial basins of the Annapurna massif. The trail winds through lush forests, home to exotic birds and vibrant flowers, leading you to the remarkable Hidden Lake.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Pokhara to Tadapani (2,600m) 6 and half hours

After having breakfast, we leave Pokhara and drive to Kimchi and trek towards Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is one of the model villages in trekking regions of Nepal. We will have lunch there and commence the trek to Tadapani. We pass through forests with rich vegetation to Tadapani. 

Day 2: Tadapani to Donato (3,349m) 4-5 hours

After breakfast, today we observe the beautiful sunrise over the mountains and we will start our trek towards the village of Dobato. During this trek, we cross through the forest with the beautiful view of jungles with Rhododendrons on trees and different varieties of flora. Lunch at camp.

Day 3: Dobato to Pode (4,050m) 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek to Pode entering the Rhododendron forest and before we reach Bayeli take another route from the right side and continue to Pode, by passing through pasture and rocky path. Overnight stay.

Day 4: Pode to Tiribung via Hidden Lake 6-7 hours

Today after breakfast, we trek to a hidden lake which is the highlight of this trip. Walking through the amazing path and wonderful views of natural sceneries. From the lake we can observe the magnificent views of S. Annapurna (7,219m), Himchuli (6,434m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and a glimpse of Manasulu (8,163m ). It takes 2-3 hours to the lake and spend a while, enjoying the scene and trek down to Tiribung Danda (3,425m)

This route was recently explored by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara. Lunch at camp.

Day 5: Tribung Danda to Jhinu Danda (9,1780m) via Chhomrong village (2,170m) 6 hours

After breakfast, we leave the Tiribung behind and descend deeply towards Chhomrong through stoney steps, crossing the pasture and farmfield. After lunch we go down to the Modi Khola valley and to the hot springs at Jhinu danda. After resting for a while in Hot spring, go down to the hot spring where you can enjoy the water, feel nothing but relief and forget all the pain. People believe this hot spring is also a medicinal way to heal pain and body diseases.

Day 6: Jhinu to Pokhara 4 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek to Matkyu, an almost 1 hour and half walk and take a private Jeep and drive back to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

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What‘s included

    Necessary Required Permit (ACAP) and TIMS Card.
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Pokhara to Trek Start Point and from Trek Ending Point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.
    All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1.Is this Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, this is well-suited for beginners due to its manageable terrain and easy to moderate difficulty level.

Q2. What type of accommodations are available during the trek?

Comfortable tea houses and lodges are available along the trail, offering cozy stays with basic amenities.

Q3. What should I pack for the trek?

Pack essentials like comfortable clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a daypack, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the breathtaking views.

Q4. Do I need prior trekking experience to join this adventure?

No prior trekking experience is required. A reasonable level of fitness and a sense of adventure are all that’s needed.

Q5. What is the best time to undertake this Trek?

This Trek is best enjoyed during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December) seasons, when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

Q6. How is safety ensured during the trek?

Our experienced guides are trained in first aid and emergency procedures. Safety briefings are provided, and communication devices are carried for any unforeseen circumstances.

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