You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. After refresh at your hotel get some briefing about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here. If you have any question regarding your trip you could ask. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world.
Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Today after an early morning breakfast, guide will pick you from hotel and transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive to Lakeside city of Pokhara. Pokhara is second biggest city than kathmandu for tourism which is located lap of Mt Fishtail. You have panoramic view of the Annapurna range includes Fishtail from the city; the lake is the major attraction for visitors. After refreshment you can explore the area. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Today an early morning after breakfast drive leads on the good motor able road for about 45 Km. the journey continues along with the great scenery passing through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with lovely scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Before Birethanti after Nayapul you will have such a nice view of Mt Fishtail and Annapurna III through the valley. Landscapes are so different, looks like ready to fall. If you fell very hot you can swim in the river. We will pass through the local villages, people looks busy on the field. The trail goes slowly all the way to Hile. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today your guide will give you wake up call with morning tea than take breakfast. The trail from Hile climb up slowly to Tikhedhunga than short slow down to the bridge than trail ascend all the way to Ulleri from where you will have such a nice view of the Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli. Ulleri is big Magar town; Magar is one of the famous ethnic groups of Nepal. You may see local making Raksi (local win), you could ask to test. After rest the trail continues through the town, during the spring you will see rhododendron blooming. You will have lunch break some where on the way at the tea house. Banthanti is a small Magar settlement near the forest from where you will have nice view of the Mt Fishtail and Annapurna. Stay overnight at the tea house.
The trail leads through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest with few up and down. This is very slow uphill today all the way to Ghorepani. Spring will be colorful by the flower around this area. You will be able to see one of the biggest rhododendron frosts around the Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a small town dominated by the Magar ethnic group, Poon Hill name became from this group of people, this view point found by the Poon people. From Ghorepani if the weather is clear you will be able to see lovely view. They have small shop for gift items and food items. In the afternoon after refreshment you can visit local museum and can join with the local for basket ball. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Today an early morning you will have short walk to Poon Hill with your guide. Poon Hill is one of the best view point in the Annapurna trek. Sunrise over the mountain in the morning is the main attraction of the Poon Hill for tourist. You have panoramic view of the Mt Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Tukuche, Mt Nilgiri and many more from east to west. To the south you have such a nice green valley view, so this is such a nice view point place. Back to Ghorepani for breakfast and in the afternoon you can explore the area. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost. The trail ascends to the Gurung Hill for about 1 hrs through the rhododendron forest with lovely view of the mountain. From the top of the Gurung Hill you will have same view as from Poon Hill but from different angle. After short photograph break the trail leads through the Himalayan bamboo tree, rhododendron and pine forest to the Deurali, than trail descend all the way to Bhanthati, here we have lunch break, which is located on the lap of the mountain. After lunch the trail descend to the stream than short but steep climb to the Tadapani through the forest. Tadapani means "far water", long time ago the local had to go far way for drinking water thats why it is call Tadapani but now days they have water supply by pipe in the town. This small village surrounded by the thick rhododendron forest but the Mountain View through the forest is very nice and its offers such a nice sunrise view in the morning. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village, Museum and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek. Stay overnight at the tea house.
After wonderful time in Ghandruck, the trail descend all the way to Syauli Bazaar through the paddy field with nice view of the Mountain; Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli and Fishtail. From Syauli the trail leads along the Modi river to the south, pass through the several village. After check out from ACAP(Annapurn Conservation Area Project) at Birethanti the tail is very easy and flat all the way to Nayapul from where the trekking going to end than drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today you have free day for shopping or join another trip with us. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, in the morning you will have couple hrs guided sightseeing tours to David waterfall, Museum than drive to Chitwan National park through the scenic countryside for Safari activities. You will have some of the activities today before the dinner. At the evening you will have cultural program. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today in the morning you will have one of the activities before breakfast then after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure. Or join next program with us.
I did the 'Slow and easy' trek at the Annapurna region with trekking planner, and can confidently say that it was the best experience of my life. I was a bit concerned as a female (not particularly fit) solo traveller, but everything was made so comfortable and effortless by Dipak and his team I almost couldn't believe it. They were waiting for me when I got to the airport and efficiently organised transport and every little detail. They adapted the trip for me, so I could fit a stay in a monastery and the yoga classes which were not originally included in the itinerary. Dipak is really responsive and accommodating, always making sure I had everything I needed for the trip. The yoga classes were amazing, and guides and porters all were really reliable, helpful and kind. I felt safe and spoiled at all times. I highly recommend Trekking planner for their experience and knowledge of the territory, but also for their human qualities. You couldn't be in better hands! Namaste!