From 620 11 Days Trekking Planner (P.) Ltd.
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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Your journey in Nepal begins today. Our representative shall be receiving you at the Tribhuwan International Airport who shall have a signboard displaying name of our company outside the airport terminal. You shall then be transferred to the hotel of your stay in a private vehicle. With the remaining day at your disposal, if you arrive earlier you may stroll around the streets of Kathmandu. Explore the area during the day and in the evening savor the cultural dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you shall have the sightseeing of this culturally rich valley of Kathmandu as well as the preparation of the trek that begins from the next day. In our city tour in a private vehicle, we shall be exploring the medieval era and older heritages; almost all of these are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site List and some of them are the world famous pilgrimage sites. We have in list the famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, a temple located at the bank of holy Bagmati River, the stupas of Swayambhunath (a 14th century stupa, also known as Monkey Temple) and the Boudhanath Stupa (arguably the biggest stupas of its kind with several smaller Buddhist architectures), and probably the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Patan (a complex with royal palace, temples and other ancient heritages). Later in the afternoon, we shall have a pre-trip meeting with the trekking guide in the hotel. Bring with you the insurance policy of yours and other necessary documents. Also, clarify your doubts regarding the trek with the guide. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
After exploring the culturally rich cites in Kathmandu valley, we shall head for the beautiful Pokhara valley which is the start point of this trek. We shall leave early in the morning for Pokhara after you being picked up by your guide and transferred to the tourist vehicle. We drive on the winding road along the torrential rivers and past the waterfalls, rural settlements, glimpses of the mountains to the far which comes closer as we approach the destination. You will be welcomed by the Fishtail Mountain and many other sibling peaks as you reach Pokhara. Drive to the Lakeside of Pokhara along with our representative who shall be picking you up from the Pokhara Bus Park and taking you to the hotel of your stay. Explore the scenic and ever buzzing Lakeside in a walking tour around the beautiful Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Note: You can also have a scenic flight to Pokhara which is of around 35min and takes you over vast landscapes, lush valleys and hills, and with a close-up view of the majestic Himalayas.
This day marks the beginning of our trekking in the breathtaking Annapurna region after a drive to the starting point in the settlement of Nayapul. In a drive of around 2 hours from Pokhara, we shall drive past rural landscape, famous Bindhyabasini temple, Tibetan refugee camp, and settlements with great scenery from Naudanda, Kanre, Lumle Bagar, Hemja, Phedi and others before reaching our starting point of Nayapul. En route the views of snow-capped mountains are always a treat to the travelers. After a short trek from Nayapul we reach to the settlement of Birethanti located at the confluence of Modi River and Bhurungdi River. Trekking upstream along the Bhurungdi River we start with the sub-tropical forest and pass through the bamboo and rhododendron forest, beautiful waterfalls and swimming fissure, and several small settlements as we ascend up the side of the valley to the village of Tikhedhunga. This entire walk shall be of around 4 hours. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.
The first settlement in this section of the trek is the village of Ulleri to reach which we shall have a steep trek for a couple of hours along the stone steps and later rather a gentle trek as we approach Ulleri. Once you find a rhythm ascending trail on stone steps shouldn’t be much of a problem. Ahead in the trek we walk past the small settlement of Phultise, a Magar village, good view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, and a crossing over Bhurungdi River before we reach another settlement of Banthati. The trek continues along the river as we keep moving ahead past the waterfalls, lush hills, valleys, cool shade of pine and rhododendron trees in the section of today’s trek which is rather a gradual trail as we reach the destination for today, the village of Ghorepani. This is an ancient stoppage for traders who used this place to feed their horses with water, leading this village within the Annapurna Conservation Area to give its name. We have the view Annapurna range from Ghorepani. Overnight Stay at Tea houses in Ghorepani.
Today you shall have a morning like never before as you shall have the most beautiful sunrise from the famous Poonhill to start the day with. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Rising up earlier before the sun rises, we leave to the Poonhill armed with some lighting in hand and excitement in mind. A trek of around an hour takes you to the Poonhill and after securing ourselves a perfect spot for the view we wait for the sun to rise. Beginning with the silhouette of mountains, with each passing minute, we shall have the view of hills, gorges, crevasses and villages before the view of sun painting the mountain range with its golden rays. We have the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges, unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the alluring view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. After capturing memories in the hill, we trek down to have a lunch and head forward to Tadapani which is our destination for today. Through the forests hosting the rhododendron, pine and bamboos all along the trail with short up and down, we reach the village of Tadapani. We shall be having our lunch in the teahouses along the route. Overnight stay in Tadapani.
We start our trek from Tadapani with the steep descent off the village through the dense forest decorated with the rhododendron trees, small streams, and creeks. When the trees blossoms in its full allure, the beauty is breathtaking as the forest is decorated with red and pink flowers. Other natural scenery including the blossoming cherries, depending upon the season of the trek, on the other side of the gorge on a slope is seen. Ascending to the heights Kamrong hill, we then trek down in a trail traversing through the forest and reach the settlement of Ghandruk. This village of Ghandruk is known for the fearsome soldiers joining the British and Indian armies. We also have the view of mountains including the Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna range, Hiuchuli mountains and Glacier dome beside uniquely arranged houses and the Gurung museum that provides us with the insight into the rich culture of Gurung community. We shall explore this semi-modern settlement of this trail before we have an overnight stay in Ghandruk.
In this section of our trek, we shall have a number of ups and downs till we reach Pothana. Starting our trek we shall descent to the Modi River in a trail that is rather a steep downhill to the river. Crossing the river we have a march upward to the Landruk village, a village inhabited by mostly the Gurung community and few Brahmins also. The trek continues on a gradual descent through the terraced landscape and few settlements, crossing over a suspension bridge and traversing to the settlement of Tolka. Continuing ahead in the trail we pass through the stone steps, prayer flags and view of the mountains including the Annapurna South and Hiuchuli Mountain as we have a steep climb up to the settlement of Deurali. Deurali provides breathtaking view of Pokhara valley including Fewa Lake, spectacular Himalayan scenery of Annapurna south, the right flank of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri mountain, the highest mountain in the westerner Nepal. (8167m). After the settlement of Deurali we have a trail that descends downwards through the forest with oats and various others vegetation, splendid view of the mountains such as Manaslu, Mardi Himal and Annapurna ranges and lush vegetation to reach the settlement of Pothana. We stay overnight in teahouses in Pothana.
In the last section of trekking in this trekking expedition, we shall leave the beautiful village of Pothana and head for Phedi from where we shall have a drive to Pokhara. Leaving the scenery of Pothana surrounded by forests and marvelous mountain views, we trek through dense forest and trek through the Australian camp and other small settlement to reach the famous village of Dhampus in a downhill trek. Dhampus is famous for the well-preserved culture of Gurung community and magnificent view of the lofty mountain peaks including the Annapurna ranges, Manaslu peak and Hiuchuli Peak. From Dhampus the trail descends all the way to the settlement of Phedi through the forest with varieties of flora and fauna. After reaching Phedi we take on a private vehicle for a drive of around 40 minutes to reach the destination for today, the beautiful Pokhara city. If time remains and you are interested to have a stroll around the Lakeside. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
After an exciting trek in the culturally rich and scenically diverse trek in the Annapurna region and having a well-deserved rest in the marvelous Pokhara city, we shall be heading for the Kathmandu valley to end this trekking journey. In a journey of around 7 hours, we shall drive past the mountain views, terraced fields with cultivation of various crops, marvelous landscape and sceneries, settlements along the highway including Damauli, Dumre,, Muglin and others. We also drive past Muglin, a village that has cable car operated to lead people to the famous Manakamana Temple dedicated to Goddess Manakamana who is believed to grant wishes to her devotees. Interacting with the locals and being accompanied by torrential Marshyandgi and Tishuli Rivers we reach Naubise an up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu, you shall be escorted to the hotel for our stay. Later in the afternoon, you may also go for souvenir shopping or just saunter around the streets of Thamel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Note: You can fly to Kathmandu which takes 35min in a scenic flight that takes you over the mesmerizing scenery of snow-capped mountains, lush hills and valleys and beautiful landscape.
The trip concludes today. After a hearty breakfast, we shall transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight to your onward destination. We hope to have created you memories worth the next visit to this Himalayan nation and we also express our gratitude for being a part of our trekking team. Have happy adventures ahead in your life.
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
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Single room Supplement US $110.00
USD $620.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $860.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1030.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)
Single room Supplement US $110.00
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Arrival day in Kathmandu
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Base Camp. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.
Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia- This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.
Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Altitude: 820m/2510 ft
Today, we drive to Pokhara. In the morning by 7, we will drive you to Tourist Bus Stand. Board a tourist coach, which is pretty comfortable ride for the highway journeys in Nepal. 200km of stretch on Prithivi Highway from Kathmandu takes you to Pokhara. Enjoy the landscapes dominated by lush hills, Himalayan Rivers and rural habitats throughout the ride on this serpentine highway . Explore remaining time in the vibrant touristic zone of Pokhara- the Lakeside.
Drive to Nayapul 1 hr drive & trek to Tikhedhunga 3-4 hrs trek
Today, we take a short drive along the narrow and snakelike mountainous highway that caters the views of green hills and rural life. An hour long drive brings us to Nayapul. We start our trekking adventure in the Annapurna region here.
As the soft easy trekking adventure in the foothills of Annapurna begins, first we walk through the warm sub tropical forested following Modi River to Birethanti. At Birethanti, where Modi and Bhurungdi Rivers confluence we need to produce our TIMS and ACAP Permit. Then we trek to Bhurungdi Khola savoring the incredible scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follow the leveled trail for almost 2-3 hours and arrive at Tikhedhunga village for overnight stay. The village lies just below the sheer vertical hill of Ulleri, which we would traverse through tomorrow. O/N at Ulleri
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 5-6 hrs trek
Morning we prepare for the long uphill walk. As the trek begins today, we cross the suspension bridge over Burungdi Khola and gradually climb over the steep hill on the stony steps. This part of Annapurna Panorama Trek tests trekkers endurance. Continous uphill climb for couple of hours on a sheer vertical hill through forested region brings us to the village of same name- Ulleri. Beyond Ulleri ,the trail to Ghorepani traverses along the gradual uphill and downhill climbs most of the times winds through the cool shade of forest and gushing streams. We walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest cross pass small villages with few teahouses like Banthati and finally reach toGhorepani for overnight stay. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot atop a ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Morning, Hike to Poon Hill 3200m, Trek to Tadapani 6-7 hrs trek
Before the dawn we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view points of Annapurna Region. En-route to Poonhill we could hundreds of trekkers swarping up to this hilltop. On reaching the top of the hill, named after an ethnical treibe of Nepal, the Puns, we get the biggest reward of Annapurna Panorama Trek. Behold the magnificence of Himalayas- the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. When the first sunlight of the day fall on these soaring Himalayan peaks the views are even more tempting. Enjoy an hour or so at the top and descend down to Ghorepani for the breakfast. Post breakfast the trek to onward destination resumes. We walk through the pleasant rhododendron forest downhill for a while and then slide up for almost ten minutes to Deurali Pass. Savor the vbest view of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri from here and continue downhill to Deurali. Almost 5 hours of scenic walk up and down from Ghorepani brings us to Tadapani. O/N at Tadapani
Tadapani to Ghandruk 3-4 hrs trek
From the breakfast table in Tadapani, enjoy the sunrise view at Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli & Fishtail. These three mountains are very close from Tadapani thus you would have the most amazing sunrise view of these mountains from Tadapani.
After the breakfast, the Annapurna Panorama Trek resumes. Today the trek throughout winds downhill through the dense forest of rhododendron. 3-4 hours of trek from Tadapani brings us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages of Annapurna Region. It is an impressive Gurung village. Explore remaining time to around the village to see typical Gurung culture, visit the Gurung museum and hike aorund the hills nearby Ghandruk. O/N in Ghandruk
Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul 5 hrs of trek & drive back to Pokhara
Descend down all the way to Khimche on the long series of stony steps. While descending down witness the different view of Mt. Fishtail. Beyond Kimche the walk is pleasant most of the way following the River side till we reach to Birethanthi. From Birethanti, we trek on the retracing trail to Nayapul. We will be picked up by a private vehicle at Nayapul and we drive back to our hotel Pokhara. Explore the streets of Pokhara in the evening, release all your trek exhaustion and enjoy. ON/ in Pokhara
Pokhara- Kathmandu; Evening farewell dinner 7-8 hrs drive
B/B & Dinner
After the breakfast, we drive to back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. On arriving Kathmandu we transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Refreshed up; evening we meet again, take a feedback of your trip. We host a farewell Dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurants. Over night at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.