- Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu
When you arrive in Kathmandu , you’ll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own too.In the evening a delicious and traditional NEPALI WELCOME DINNER awaits you.Overnight in Kathmandu .
- Day 02 :Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, we’ll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City . We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath.
After lunch we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square , Patan (Lalitpur) – which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals.Overnight in Kathmandu .
- Day 03 :Kathmandu – Pokhara
This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km.) The same is through picturesque valleys and mountains.Reach Pokhara by late afternoon. Enjoy one of the most beautiful Himalayan Panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous “Fishtail” mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend some time there as the scenic highlight of your trip sinks in.In the evening you will prepare for your trek to Poon Hill. Overnight in Pokhara.
- Day 04 :Pokhara – Tikhedhunga (1491m.)
After breakfast approx.730 AM drive to Nayapul (42km) 1.5 hr by Car via large village of Lumle and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town.
The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch.
After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near by Tirekhedhunga. Along the way, various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight in Tirkhe Dhunga.
- Day 05 :Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2855m)
From Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m. Above the village the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. Proceed through the magnificent Rhododendron and Oak Forest .
There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr. above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. Your lunch spot will be Nangethanti.
Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house” or “Dharmasala”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hours trek, climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Overnight in Ghorepani.
- Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon hill – Tadapani
Wake up early morning at 5:30 AM and start your journey. Climb to Poon Hill (3195m) in around 1 hr. The same provides better and unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas . You can see lots of White Mountain Peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, you’ll return to camp in time for breakfast.
Ghorepani means “horse water” and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom.
From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoll that offers good mountain views – including views of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Grohrepani pass) and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India . It is similar to the views from Poon Hill.
Climb along the ridge of pine and rhododendron forests to a maximum height of 3030 metres then descend to at a second pass called Deurali, at 2960 metres. The trails along the ridge hide the mountains. The same makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series of waterfalls over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle way as it reaches Banthanti. Stop for Lunch and it would be for 1 hour approximately.
From Banthanti, the trail follows the stream down to a bridge where it again starts climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane – making some ups and downs past to a vantage point called “Tadapani (2540 metres).
It offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means “far water”. The village water supply comes from a long distance away and usually takes porters more than half an hour to fetch a load of water.Overnight in Tadapani.
- Day 07 :Tadapani – Landrung
After an early breakfast start for Landrung – it takes approx. 6 hours from Tadapani.
The trail descends through the forests and then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola. The Ghandrung trail descends steeply from Tadapani, through forests and a short steep descend among rocks lead to a stream crossing. Then the descent continues gently over streams and finally leads out on the ridge to Ghandrung.
Lunch spot for the day would be Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a huge Gurung village at 1940 metres and is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is a confusing cluster of closely spaced, slate-roofed houses. There are neatly terraced fields situated both above and below the town. There is a large handicraft factory at the top of Ghandrung. The views of Annapurna South from here are out-standing. Machhapuchhare, seen from here in its “fishtail” aspect, peeps over a forested ridge.
From Ghandrung, descend all the way down hill to Sauli Bazaar. The down hill trail leads to the river and then climbs to Landrung – another Gurung village at 1550 metres. Overnight in Landrung.
- Day 08 :Landrung – Dhampus
From Landrung, It’s an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval-shaped houses and descends to Tolka – a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails. The trail emerges into the main Modi Khola Valley . The trail climbs through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola.
After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge at 1690 metres, the trail starts climbing back. First point will be Bichok (also known as Bheri Kharka). The trail then climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 metres, where there are great views of the mountains. (Actually there is no adjective describing the views. One has to experience the same)
From Deurali all way is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 metres. It takes approx. 2 and ½ an hour. The trail goes down through Pothana and a Police Check Post. At Dhampus, you are again rewarded with great views of the mountains that continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge. Overnight at Dhampus.
- Day 09 :Dhampus – Pokhara
From Dhampus, proceed all the way downhill through the villages to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 metres, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that the same look like a manicured municipal park, the trail goes down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at 1080mtres. It takes approx. 2 hours from here to catch up with the vehicles and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
- Day 10 :Pokhara City Tour
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Pokhara Valley is also called ” Magic Land ” or Dreamland” of Nepal . Explore the various interesting places of Pokhara. Enjoy boating in Phewa Lake overlooking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls , Mahendra Cave and some Temples .Overnight in Pokhara.
- Day 11 :Pokhara – Rafting – Royal Chitwan National Park
After breakfast take a scenic drive to Chitwan, on the road that follow the Trisuli River for most of the distance. Along the drive to the rafting spot you will see beautiful sceneries.
Rafting on the Trisuli River . This River is very popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes “breaking off” the journey easy. Trisuli is also an ideal beginner’s River. After few hours rafting drive to Chitwan National Park . Upon arrival, rooms are assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and facilities of the Lodge.
4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife. You will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall. Overnight at Chitwan.
- Day 12 :Royal Chitwan National Park
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1:00 PM: LUNCH. After lunch, Canoeing: A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
8:00 PM: Dinner around the campfire. Overnight at Chitwan.
- Day 13 :Royal Chitwan National Park- Kathmandu
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure
9.30 AM: to Kathmandu . The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety.
Overnight in Kathmandu .
- Day 14 :Departure
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final destination.