Day 01 – Arrive Kathmandu, meet and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 - Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu and Patan.
Day 03 – Fly Kathmandu / Pokhara – Commence 7 days trek. Overnight at Dhampus.
Day 04 – Dhampus to Ghandrung
Day 05 – Ghandrung to Banthanti
Day 06 – Banthanti to Ghorepani
Day 07 – Layover day at Ghorepani
Day 08 – Ghorepani to Birethanti
Day 09 – Birethanti to Pokhara
Day 10 – Drive to Charudi to commence 2 days raft trip on Trishuli River.
Day 11 – End rafting and drive to Gaida Lodge
Day 12 – Overnight at the Gaida Lodge.
Day 13 – Overnight at tented Camp
Day 14 – Drive back to Kathmandu. Free in the evening.
Day 15 – Free in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing of Bhaktapur City.
Day 16 – Transfer to the airport for the final departure.
Day 01 – Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will transfer you over to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Trip briefing in the evening.
Day 02 – Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu & Patan
In the morning you have sightseeing around the Kathmandu city. It includes Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the temple of living Goddess the Kumari and the Royal Palace. You visit kasthamandap, top. The famous temple built from a single tree from which Kathmandu derives her name. A Short drive takes you to Swayambhunath; the oldest Budhist shrine, located to the west of Kathmandu city on the hill. Drive back to the Hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon you will be taken to the city of Patan, an ancient city of fine art. The King Vera Deva built it in the year 299 A.D. It’s renowned for fine arts in Copper, Silver and Bronze. Some time called ‘the city with a thousand golden roofs.’ The city remains a center for craftsmen and artist who are anxious to protect the tradition. We also visit the Tibetan handicraft center to watch the weavers weaving fine quality rugs. The back to the Hotel for overnight.
Day 03 – Kathmandu to Dhampus (1787m.)
After early morning start, you will fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Prokhara is beautiful lakeside town. Upon your arrival you will drive for 30m. through the Tibetan refugee camp, the village of Brahmins & Chhetries. The drive ends at Dhampus fhedi from where the trek begins. Before you leave for trek you will have lunch nearby Yamdi Khola. Lunch is usually long & relaxing affair through out your trip, which gives you ample amount of time to write dairy, washing, exploring around the area or simply stretch your legs and enjoy the atmosphere. Right after the lunch you start the trek. From the starting point the trail continues upto the ridge for another couple of hours to the camping spot, in the upper Gurung Village of Dhampas. This is your first camping spot with dramatic view of Annapurna south (7219m.), Hinchuli (6441m.), Machhapuchre (6993m.), Annapurna III (7555m.) & IV (7525m.) so takes time to enjoy the magnificence.
Day 04 – Dhampus to Ghandrung (1950m.)
As you wake up in the morning and peep through your tent, you see the breathtaking view the Annapurna range. The Fishtail Mt. is right in front of you. The wonderful spot for picture taking. After your breakfast you walk about an hour to reach the top of the Dhampus ridge called Pothana from where the mountain reappear. From Pothana you move along the ridge through the village of Bhichuk and Bherikharka. Descending steadily through the forest of tropical trees, feen, shrubs; you come across a stream where you might have a lunch break. The afternoon takes you down through the forest and small villages to Landrung. Along the way you pass by schools, people tending their stocks, working in the filed, presenting an opportunity to become acquainted with village life.
We go over the Modi Khola suspension bridge and then ascend above Modi valley along terraces, coming to our first encounter with stone as we climb up to Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a large and prosperous Gurung Village and is home to many of Gurkha Solders. Its also first regional headquarters for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
Day 05 – Ghandrung to Banthanti (2250m.)
The trail from Ghandrung climbs through the dense rhododendron and oak forest all the way to Ghorepani. In 3 hours the trail takes you to Bhainsi Kharke where most probably you will have lunch. After your lunch the trail climbs gently for another 1 hour to reach Tadapani on a ridge. The view from Tadapani is quite dramatic as you can see Annapurna (8091m.) and Machhapuchre (6993m.) at a close view. Another an hour and half from tadapani will take you to Banthanti for overnight.
Day 06 – Banthanti – Ghorepani (2853m.)
After your breakfast you will head up to open ridge at 3300m. to Deurali in couple hours. Here you get the magnificent views of the giant western peaks of the northwest and Kaligandaki valley, the deepest one in the world. From Deurali pass you descend to Ghorepani at (2853m.) where you will encounter more travelers.
Day 07 – Lay – over day at Ghorepani
Today will be your layover day to enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Nilgiri (7061m.), Fang (7062m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.) in the north and Annapurna I (8091m.) & Annapurna II (7937m.), in the northeast. If you go up to the Pun Hill, about 40 minutes from Ghorepani, the view of the Thak Khola valley is unique.
Day 08 – Ghorepani – Birethanti (1065m.)
Today you will be descending for about 6 hours to Birethanti. The trail heads southeast through the dense evergreen forest and the terraces around the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2073m. Then the trail drops steeply to the river where you will have lunch. Below the lunch place is an excellent spot for wash and swim, if you are willing to dare the cold water. After the lunch the trail flattens out, and you follow the river to your campsite at Birethanti.
Day 09 – Birethanti to Pokhara (909m.)
After your morning breakfast you will be walking for 45 minutes to Naya Pul. The trek ends here. At Naya Pul you will meet our vehicle and transferred to Kantipur in Pokhara. In the afternoon sightseeing tour of Pokhara valley.
Day 10 – Breakfast at the hotel and you will drive for 4 hours to the river put in point at Charaudi for 2 days river rafting tour. After the crew assembles the equipments, the river guide will explain the use of safety equipments and proper river procedures. During the day you will hit the numbers of rapids, rafting 3-7 grades. We use the scale developed on the Colorado River. It is a one to ten scale, one being the easiest and then the most difficult. All the rapids are given the Nepali and English names; our guides can relate the story behind each one. You spend 3 hours pursuing a variety of interest like Photography, Fishing, Birding and Swimming. We lunch at one of the sandy Beach.
Your first camp will be below Kuringhat, where the crewmembers will pitch tent for you. After having hot tea or coffee or chocolate with biscuits, our river guide will cook hot delicious dinner for the evening.
Day 11 – your second day on the river is more scenic float through the deep Canyon, where you still encounter few small good rapids. You pass through small waterfalls streams from lush grottoes. Your raft ends after lunch. Then drive for an hour and 30 minutes to Gaida Lodge located in side the Royal Chitwan National park. One of the best wildlife areas in Asia. The flora and fauna includes more than 50 species of mammals are wild boar, monkey, rhino and crocodile. If you happen to be lucky you may see the tiger and leopard too.
In the late afternoon you will have an elephant ride for wildlife viewing. This can be the amazing experience you will ever have again. After having 3 hours ride you will be back to the lodge for overnight. Excellent meals are served and well stocked bar provides refreshment aster a long jungle excursion of each day.
Day 12 – Before your breakfast you will be gone out in the jungle for bird watching, which may last one to two hours depending on your interest. You will be accompanied by the resident Naturalist all the time. In the afternoon you will go for the Game Drive to different parts of the park. The Game Drive will last for 3 hours and more. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 13 – After your breakfast you will be transfer to the Tented Camp, either by the Safari jeep or by an elephant 12 kms. West of main camp. Having lunch at the tented camp you will go out for 2 hours nature walk into the deep jungle or for a village cum jungle walk. Overnight at Camp.
Day 14 – After early morning jungle tour, you will drive back to Kathmandu taking a very scenic road passing through small towns of different ethnic groups and the fabulous landscape make the drive more picturesque. Arrive Kathmandu and overnight to hotel Himalaya.
Day 15 – Free in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing of Bhaktapur City.
Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley’s most medieval city Bhadgaon also known by its alternate name Bhaktapur. Here are ancient temples and palaces that show off the Newar craftsmanship of intricately carved wooden windows and latticework. We get to visit the Lion gate, Picture Gallery, Palaces of windows etc.
Day 16 – Transport to the airport for final departure.
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