On arrival in Kathmandu from respective country at the Nepal International Airport. Trekking Planner staff and guide will receive you and the group for short drive to your hotels in the right in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel area, an exciting location. Where one can find all needful items stepped with shops and stores and many world class restaurants and hotels.
On reaching at the hotel, then check into your rooms after a refreshing rest then meet all the members of the group at a meeting place in the hotel lobby or in a conference room for group briefing, here our guide and leader will provide you with full information of the treks, tours with other necessary details to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and interesting.
Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of local folk cultural program.
Enjoy your second day in Kathmandu visiting around places of great historical, and religious interest, which will help you to understand the Nepalese culture of both Hindu and Buddhism. Our tour guide leads you to various exciting areas, where most places are listed in world heritage, tour includes famous old Durbar Square and palace courtyard, steeped with colorful activities. From here visit of Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of more than 2600 years old.
Tour of Bouddhanath a large dome stupa, allows you to get taste of Tibetan and Buddhism culture and visit of holy Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
After a wonderful time return to hotel with free leisure afternoon and preparation for the adventure to Everest region.
Having early breakfast transfer in a vehicle as per the size of a group, on a spacious and comfortable coach or bus for exciting drive to Pokhara.
Drive leads on main busy highway of Nepal that connects all parts of the country, as journey leads to Mid-West at Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city, probably in the world, located on the laps of high Annapurna Himalaya range.
On arrival at Pokhara after a scenic drive past rural farm villages and town, and then transfer into a nice lovely hotel, close to calm Phewa Lake.
(Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu, a scenic flight of 30 minutes).
After having breakfast facing views of Annapurna Himalayas, morning a short drive of few hours to the starting point of trekking. Few hour drive beyond Pokhara valley heading due west to reach at Nayapul town and then at lovely village of Bhirethati. Starting the walk past the village with wonderful views of cascading waterfalls, as route leads to slow climb through number of smaller farm village then ending the day walk at Tirkhedhunga for overnight in the comfort of nice local lodge, close to beautiful waterfalls.
Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee
Today one of the big day, as well the longest due much uphill climb all the way to Ghorepani, our major destinations. Start the morning after a good breakfast crossing a bridge next to waterfall. As climb begins on stone paved steps to Ulleri village facing views of Annapurna South and top of Machhapuchare Himal.
On reaching Ulleri a moderate size hill village with typical Nepalese country houses with stone slate roofs. From Ulleri walk gets much better on winding uphill path through cool shade of rhododendron and pine forest, then reaching at Ghorepani for overnight stop.
Ghorepani village, situated on the base of high Poon Hill with number of good lodges with views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, amidst beautiful rhododendron forest.
Start early morning before breakfast, an hour or more hike up to Poon Hill on the highest point of the adventure. Enjoy striking sunrise reflecting over snow peaks of Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal.
Poon Hill at 3,210 m high, where you can climb to a view tower for better panorama of Himalaya range of peaks with fascinating scenery of rolling green hills. After an enjoyable moment with awesome scenic view, head down to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walk up to a hill at Deurali, almost the same height of Poon Hill. Enjoy the last full view of Dhaulagiri Himal range, and then head downhill into a gorge reaching a place called Bhanthati for lunch stop.
Afternoon a short descend within dense forest and then climb of less than hour to Tadapani for overnight stop, located within beautiful forest, facing grand views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare Himal.
Today a short day walk till lunch time at Ghandruk village, morning enjoy the grand view of Annapurna peaks, and then start the walk through beautiful forest on nice gradual path. On reaching a small settlement at Bhaise-Kharka, then descend to a stream, and then on winding gradual trail with short downhill to Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop.
Ghandruk, a large Gurung village and gateway to various adventure around Annapurna region, with time here visit the village and interact with the local and observe the typical farm life and culture, as well visit the Gurung small museum to gather more information of the Annapurna area, and of Gurung traditional heritage.
Last day walk of the lovely trekking, from Ghandruk enjoy the breakfast with views of Annapurna peaks, and then down to a small village at Kimche, within terraced farm fields, walk further down to a road-head for exciting drive back to Pokhara for last overnight around Nepal Mid-West and Annapurna Himalaya.
An exciting morning drive from Pokhara, where landscapes, climate and vegetation dramatically. Journey leads down mid-south around the country’s flat land of Terai belt at Chitwan, where temperatures are of sub-tropical climate.
An interesting overland ride following the Trisuli River for sometimes and then reaching at Chitwan town of Tada, and then head further south for short while reaching vast farm land and arriving at the hotel, close to Chitwan National Park entrance premises.
On arrival received by jungle guide and naturalist, briefs you with information regarding your program of jungle activities, and then check into your rooms after lunch a short nature walks or visit local Tharu village, the indigenous tribes of low-land and Terai areas of Nepal.
Jungle and nature activities begins early morning, after a refreshment and then join the jungle programs either elephant safari or nature walks as well bird watching of an hour or more. After a fresh morning program back to hotel / lodge for breakfast, after a short refreshing rest, guide will take you for elephant briefing on elephant stable, as well enjoy watching elephant bathing.
Back to lodge / hotel for delightful lunch, afternoon rest and then late afternoon either elephant safari or jungle drive and walks. Evening back at hotel and enjoy the local Tharu cultural program before a lavish dinner.
Early morning options for elephant ride, nature walks or bird-watching on completing the morning activities having breakfast then get ready for departure from the hotel in Chitwan. An interesting drive of five or more hours following the main highway along the Trisuli River for some hours. As drive climbs on winding uphill road to enter Kathmandu valley, and then reaching into the city by late afternoon and back to the hotel. After an exciting and marvelous experience around Annapurna Himalaya and at Chitwan.
After a great experience around high green hills of Annapurna Himalaya, with exciting experience at Chitwan. Enjoying wildlife safari with memorable time in Nepal, and Annapurna Panorama a Family Trekking. Depart from the hotel for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.
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Pokhara is about 220 km distance from Kathmandu, takes more than five hours drive, by air just half hour.
One of the largest cities in Nepal, a renowned tourist spot of Nepal and probably in the world, the starting and ending points of various adventure and trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya, as well to Mustang region.
Starting the trek on easy gradual up, second day to Ghorepani is all uphill climb, but taking a slow stride and rest in between will overcome the tough climb.
As altitude wise is very safe, with some steep section of few hours but can be done taking your own easy pace. After Ghorepani and Poon Hill most of the way is downhill.
Nepal Standard Time with GMT is +5:45 hours difference for example 15:30 Sunday, in Greenwich Mean Time is 21:15 Sunday in Nepal.
In Nepal the currency used is Nepalese Rupees, the smaller denomation called Paisa, where 100 paisa makes a rupee. Equivalent to about US$ 1 equals to 118 Nepalese Rupees at present rate, where rate changes slightly almost day by day or in a week.
For smaller items can be done in the afternoon time on reaching the overnight stop, but normally you won’t have time to dry or do the laundry, except back at Pokhara or in Chitwan.
The lodge are simple and basic on treks some with attached bath and toilets, but nice, clean and cozy rooms. Other smaller villages have lodges with common bath and toilets, but one can have hot shower at extra cost. Most toilets have squatting types around the lodges on treks, few places with sitting toilet seats.
Most villages on route trek do have hydro power electricity, where one can charge your gadgets, at extra cost per items per hour. Some smaller villages will have their own private solar power.
All drinking are safe to drink provided it is boiled and filtered, where our guide will check and make it sure if it’s safe or not. We strongly discourage buying plastic mineral water, unless one is very desperate. Due to Responsible Tourism and Eco Trekking we do not encourage buying plastic bottled water, unless it can be re-cycled.
early all seasons of the year except for monsoon period of rainy wet times from mid-June to early September months. The best is spring time when days are warmer with longer sun-light hours, the right time when wildflowers is in flowering season. The next best season is autumn from mid-September to November, but morning and nights are cold with shorter days.
One can visit Annapurna southern green hills during winter times also, but much cold in Ghorepani and Tadapani areas. But with fine clear day, can snow sometimes.