Day 01 – Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1336m]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal Transfer to the hotel Briefing about program Overnight at the hotel
Day 02 – Kathmandu-Pokhara[Altitude 915 m)
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Pokhara [210km-5-6hr] [Optional: 30 min flight] Evening: free time for self explore around Phewa Lake Overnight at the hotel
Day 03 – Pokhara
Breakfast at the hotel Half day sightseeing tour of Davis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Gupteswori cave, Bindabasini temple & Seti gorge Hal f day visit World Peace Stupa Evening: free time for self explore around Phewa Lake Overnight at the hotel
Day 04 – Pokhara – Tirkhedhunga
Travel time: Approx 1- 2 hours by car and 4 hours trekking After breakfast your driver will pick you up for the two-hour drive to Birethanti, the next destination on your Nepal holiday. On the way, you will be able to see the high peaks of the Himalayas looming in the distance as the road winds its way up to the starting point of this short Nepal trek. Packed with your camera, warm sweater and some water you’ll head off, accompanied by your guide and local porters. The villagers wave goodbye as you slowly begin your ascent. The path leads through a thick bamboo forest to lush green fields where animals quietly graze. There’s plenty of opportunity to stop off for some pictures or a drink on the way. After about 4 hours you arrive in Tirkhedhunga, a small village with a couple of shops, a wobbly hanging bridge across the river and waving children that follow you full of curiosity. You’ll be sleeping in a basic lodge. There’s running cold water, but don’t expect en suite facilities or a hot shower…
Day 05 – Tirkhedhunga – Ghorepani
Travel time: approximately 6 hours trekking After a hearty breakfast it’s time to pack your things and head off on the trek. The first stretch is fairly easy as you walk downhill into the valley. As you cross the river Burungdi Khola make sure to stop and admire this spectacular mountain river. The freezing cold meltwater flows down from high up on the mountain. Then it’s the most strenuous part of your short Nepal trek. Heading up some stony steps you slowly make your way to 2000m. At the end of this strenuous climb you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains rising up above the surrounding hills; a real highlight of your Nepal holiday. The last part of the trek is pretty level and leads through a colourful and aromatic rhododendron forest. On arrival in Ghorepani put your feet up, have a drink and relax. As you look around you’ll see the colourful sight of the prayer flags fluttering in the wind against the many temples and snowy mountain peaks in the background.
Day 06 – Ghorepani – Tadapani
Travel time: Approx. 4 hours trekking It’s an early start today, so as not to miss the highlight of this trip; the sunrise at Poon Hill. After breakfast, you’ll continue your Nepal holiday as you start the one-hour climb to the top at 3190m. Once you reach the top, sit yourself down in a comfortable spot and watch as the sun slowly colours the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri a deep orange. It’s enough to give you goose bumps… When the sun’s up, the trek continues to Tadapani, where you’ll stay overnight. You’ll meet a lot of local villagers on the way carrying all kinds of interesting paraphernalia. Everything is lugged up the mountain from sacks of rice to live chickens in big baskets, even entire beds. The local men all wear simple flip-flops but they’re still a lot faster than us tourists in our hiking boots.
Day 07 – Tadapani – Ghandruk
From Tadapani the trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk, which is a stunning village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most famous ethnic groups, known for their distinctive dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gurkha regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail.
Day 08 – Ghandruk – Pokhara
Travel time: approx 5 hours trekking and 1 hour by car In the morning, you will leave for the last part of the sunrise trek to Nayapul, about two hours – downhill all the way. When you arrive, you’ll find your transportation waiting for you for the two-hour drive to Pokhara. This friendly town is the trekking hub for the Annapurna region. Most of the hotels are situated around the lake and this is also where you’ll find plenty of bustling bars and restaurants. You’ll stay in a comfortable lakeside hotel a perfect place to relax after your trek. A little extra comfort won’t go amiss and you’ll deserve it after the action of the past few days of your Nepal holiday. On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped mountain peaks in the distance; you can rent a boat and go out on the lake or visit the golden Varahi temple.
Day 09 – Pokhara-Chitwan [Altitude 150m]
Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Chitwan [155 km-4-5hr] Sightseeing tour (visit Tharu village, Elephant stable, visitor center & sunset view point) Cultural program (Tharu stick dance) Overnight at the hotel
Day 10 – Chitwan- Kathmandu-Nagarkot[Altitude2195m]
Breakfast at the hotel Elephant safari Drive to Kathmandu [180km-4-5hr] [optional: 20m flight] Transfer to Nagarkot [32 km-1hr] Overnight at the hotel
Day 11 – Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Early morning Sunrise and Mountain view from hotel Breakfast at the hotel Full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square, Pashupatinath temple & Boudhanth stupa Evening free time for shopping around Thamel Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement] Overnight at the hotel
Day 12 – Depart from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in the highest country on earth Breakfast at the hotel Free time until departure Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours – ask us) We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.