- Group Size: 10-20
- Trek/Tour Style: Tea House
- Trip Grade: Medium
- Maximum Elevation: 3193 m
- Arrival On: Kathmandu Nepal
- Departure From: Birethanti
- Transport: Private Vehicles/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Per Day Walking: 5-6 hrs.
- Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1315 m). Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (en route rafting, 200 km, 7 hr drives)
Day 04: Pokhara to Tirkhedungha (1577 m).
Day 05: Tirkhedungha to Ghorepani (2855 m)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3193 m) to Tadapani (2590 m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m)
Day 08: Ghandruk to Birethanti to Pokhara
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (by flight, 25 min). Transfer to hotel.
Day 10: Bhaktapur sightseeing and shopping
Day 11: Final Departure
(In the aforementioned programs,It is also possible to take 1 hr mountain flight to Everest).
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1315meters).
You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.
Day 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING:
Today we explore the Kathmandu valley. SWAYAMBBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism. PASHUPATINATH: It’s a sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and yellow sit serenely meditating – when they are not posing for photos for rupees. BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa. KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies.
Day 3: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA:
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) It takes one and half hours’ drive. Now, you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.
Day 5: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) which takes about six hours. The trail is steeply ascended for the early 2 hours and then ascends gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you can enjoy good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.
Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m. Which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks….cont …After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) And it takes about three hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara): It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar we normally descending then we walk flat part until Nayapul then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around 1.13 Minutes.
Day 9: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 10: Drive to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley’s three Durbar Squares. The Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. After full day sightseeing drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicles. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 11: DEPARTURE:
Transfer to airport with THANK YOU. Tour ends.
(In the aforementioned programs, It is also possible to take 1 hr mountain flight to Everest).
- All airport transfers
- Accommodation in the twin sharing basis with breakfast
- All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
- Domestic flight ticket
- Domestic airport tax
- National park entry
- Private overland transportation to and from trek
- Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
- Food – 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
- A good English speaking Sherpa guide and required porter/ porters
- Farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural dance in Kathamandu
- Lunch and dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All Bar bills
- Emergency rescue
- Any extra cost due to weather or political problem