An easy trek in the magnificent Annapurna region. This excellent trek is selected with its ideal introduction of people indigenous to their exotic culture and life style enchanted by unbeatable scenic allures. The most remarkable area that generation more and more curiosity is an experience guaranteed to change your outlook.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Kasthamandap. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara or drive straight to Phedi. Camp at Phedi.
Day 04: Trek to Landrung. O/N at camp.
Day 05: Trek to Ghandrung. O/N at camp.
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani. O/N at camp.
Day 07: Trek to Ghorepani. O/N at camp.
Day 08: Trek to Tirkhedhunga. O/N at camp.
Day 09: Drive to Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to airport for onward destination.
Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. The tour manager will give pre-tour briefing. Remainder of the day at leisure.O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
AM: Pashupatinath Temple- the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, built in 1996. We carry on the sightseeing tour of the Patan- A city of architecture and fine arts. Some times known as "town with a Thousand Golden Roofs".Visit Tibetan Handicraft Center at Jawalakhel to watch carpet weaving.
PM: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath- the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. A short drive will take you to Bouddhanath- the worlds largest stupa; a sight of great generation to the Buddhist. We continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square- the temple of the Living Goddess and the Royal palace. Finally, visit Kastamandap- a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: KTM – PKR – PHEDI – TREK
After early breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Pokhara or drive straight to Phedi the trek starting point which about 6 hours of drive from Kathmandu. Upon arrival, a Sherpa team to commence your trek will meet you. Camp overnight at Phedi.
Day 04: Phedi – Landrung 1,900m Walk (approx. 5 hours)
This is an interesting day as we talk through forest and out of gullies as the path takes us towards the mountain. The rhodondendron forests are lush and offer a protective canopy for the smaller delicate flora, such as primal and Danphe. It also provides a haven for bird life and we can hear their varied calls as we move through. The trail soon opens into fields as we approach the village Landrung. Camp Overnight.
Day 05: Landrung – Ghandrung 2,050m Walk (approx. 3.5 hours)
Our destination today is easily seen across the valley, the attractive Gurung village of Ghandrung. Unfortunately, we must descend to the valley floor to reach it! Slowly desending through rice terraces, we cross the steel cable suspension bridge across the glacial river of the Modi Khola and commence our ascent. As we trek up the many staircases, we contemplate. The beauty of the Himalayas at a relatively close range and imagine the glaciers flowing from them to form the river below us. It really is a magnificent location and a photographer's delight. Our leisurely approach along these ridges with their fine mountain views ensures proper acclimatization and the un-hurried opportunity to fully savor this magnificent scenery. Camp Overnight.
Day 06: Ghandrung _ Tadapani 2,650 (Walk approx. 5 hours)
Our trail meanders uphill through fields and into forestof rhododendron & magnolia. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants. Tadapani is a clearing in the forest and a rest place for porters we make camp here and observe the local people as they travel by. Camp Overnight.
Day 07: Tadapani – Ghorepani 2,713m
This area offers some of the finest trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna range & Machhapuchhre dominate the mountain views though glimpse further east to Lamjung Himal & the Manaslu range are possible. The route to Ghorepani (Horse water) passes through the villages and id rewarded with the most attractive scences Ghorepani provides an even better unobstructed view of the high Himalayas. Camp Overnight.
Day 08: Ghorepani – Tirkhedhunga 1,577m
There will not be a single uphill step today as we descend all morning & afternoon to our camp while most of the descent is gradual and easy. The descent from Ulleri to Tirkhedhunga is memorable, a stone staircase built into the side of mountain that seems to have been constructed for giants. Camp Overnight.
Day 09: Tirkhedhunga – Pokhara Trek + drive
Approx. 2 hours of walk through the villages of Gurung's 'Gurkhas' down to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Either take a morning flight to Kathmandu enjoying the mountain scenery or take enough time to go for shopping in Kathmandu or take a drive of approx. 5 hours back to Kathmandu. Rest of the time on your own. Evening dinner followed by Nepali Cultural Program.
Transfer to airport for onward destination.