Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu city
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, your group leader will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will take us approx. 30 minutes only and it will go through the intricate streets of the city.
In the evening, there will be pre-trip departure meeting at your hotel complex. Your leader will be with you and be available to you for suggesting you a suitable restaurant for your wonderful evening meal.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu city to Pokhara city (210km/approx. 6 hour's drive)
The idea of leaving the Kathmandu city for Pokhara city will entirely enthrall us. The drive to Pokhara city will be via Prithvi Highway and it will be very scenic followed by the sceneries of many hills and rivers & rivulets, not to mention the stunning views of snowy mountains at the backdrop from countless places on the highway.
Upon arriving here, we shall check-in at our hotel in lakeside area (the main touristy hub) and relax. You will also be able to take a leisurely walk in the area. Your group leader will be with you and be available to you for suggesting you an optional excursion and suitable restaurant for your wonderful evening meal.
Day 3: Pokhara city to Naya Pul and trek to Tikedhunga (48km – 1 hour's drive, approx. 10.5km - 4.5 hour's trek; o/nt. altitude - 1540m)
After our delicious breakfast at the hotel, we shall drive to Naya Pul (830m). The drive will be through Baglung Highway and it will be scenic. Upon arriving in Naya Pul, we shall adjust our gear and shall start to trek. In the very beginning, the trail will go through a small settlement, then cross Modi River (it comes from Annapurna Base Camp area) via suspension bridge and then follow the dusty track with small tea stalls and souvenir shops. Following against the river for approx. 30 minutes, we shall arrive in Birethanti (1025m) where we shall cross the river again via concrete bridge and where the trail will split into two.
We shall take the trail that will go left and continue our trek through Birethanti Village with teahouses, shops and restaurants. We shall be out of the village shortly, for it is just a tiny only. Then, the trail will gently ascend, again follow against the other river namely Bhurungdi and passes through sparse villages including Hille (1475m) before bringing us to Tikedhunga.
Day 4: Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (Approx. 8km – 5 hour's trek; o/nt. altitude - 2750m)
This morning, we shall start to ascend via steep stone steps trail in Ulleri (1960m) immediately after leaving Tikedhunga. The trek will progress so as the views. And once on the top of Ulleri, we shall see the bird's eye view of Tikhedhunga and beyond so as the first glimpse of Annapurna South (7219m) partly. Now, the trail will ascend via rhododendron forests, pass few teahouses in Banthanti (2300m), cross few streams and arrive in Nangethanti (2520m) wherein we shall have our delicious lunch. From here, Gorepani will be an hour's trek up hill – mostly stone steps.
Day 5: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (Approx. 12km – 8 hour's trek; o/nt. altitude - 1940m)
There will be a pre-dawn hike (approx. an hour) up to Poon Hill (3210m) that will offer wonderful Sunrise view form the top.
Immediately after leaving Ghorepani, the trial will pass through stone steps that will keep on ascending for approx. 45 minutes and elevate up to the altitude of Poon Hill. The incredible views of the nature and snow-capped mountains will greet us upon turning our head back. After reaching the top, the trail will be flattish for a while and then start to descend via rhododendron forests until bringing us to Deurali. Here, we shall stop for a tea break.
Now, the trail will drop sharply for few minutes, start to follow a stream flowing through a muddy gorge with dense trees and pass through few teahouses in Banthanti. Soon, the trail will descend for approx. 15 minutes through stone steps, cross a stream and ascend abruptly again through the stone steps for approx. 25 minutes before reaching a small settlement in Tadapani, which will offer incredible views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Himchuli (6441m). From here, Ghandruk will be a trek of approx. 3 hours..
Day 6: Ghandruk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara city (Approx. 13.5km – 4 hour's trek and 1.5 hour's drive; o/nt. altitude – 830m)
In the beginning, the trail from Ghandruk to Nayapul will mostly descend steadily through stone steps and then via sparse teahouses in Kimche (1670m). Thereafter, it will cross a landslide section and descend shortly again through stone steps to Shaule Bazaar (1135m) wherein teahouses and restaurants lie on either side of the trail – we shall perhaps have our lunch at this place.
From here, the trail will be flattish and it will soon join the dusty track that will follow the Modi River on the left hand side until Birethanti, and after crossing the river here, we shall start to follow the same but it will be on the right hand side this time. Birethani to Nayapul will be 30 minute's trek only. Once here, our transport will transfer us back to Pokhara city.
Day 7: Pokhara city to Kathmandu city (210km – 6.5 hour's drive; o/nt. altitude - 1400m)
We shall drive back to Kathmandu city via Prithvi Highway. Upon arriving at your hotel, you will be free to do your own thing.
Day 8: Departure
You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport according to your flight schedule. Our tour will end here.
Accommodations with Breakfast
Non AC accommodation (Hotel Tenki – high standard of budget hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu) with breakfast in Kathmandu city before and after the trek.
Non AC accommodation (Hotel Billabong – budget hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara) with breakfast in Pokhara city after the trek.
Transfer from Kathmandu city to Pokhara city and vice versa via tourist bus (non AC vehicle) before and after the trek
Transfer from Pokhara city to Nayapul and vice versa via chartered vehicle (non AC vehicle).
Guide throughout the trip.
Other trek support staff
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entrance fee required for trekking.
Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card required for trekking.
Nepal visa and visa extension fees.
Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal medical kit.
Expenses for personal nature
Emergency evacuation cost
Any kinds of transfers other than those mentioned in the itinerary
3.09% Govt. Service Tax will be applicable on total invoice value.
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