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Trek type: Camping /Tea house
Trek Grade: Moderate
Duration: 15 days ( 11 days trekking)
Activities: Trekking, camping, sightseeing, rock-climbing (option)
Best time to go: September through to April
Departure dates: by arrangement

This trek lead you to the west of Pokhara giving fine views of the Annapurna mountains and crossing through beautiful Gurung villages. Near Ghorepani is Poon hill, one of the finest look-out points in the region. This trek does not reach any great altitudes, does not entail any particularly long walking days and there is always plenty to see. Ghandruk is a village where we visit the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival and transfer to hotel. (Rest time spend around Thamel to explore main tourists market in Nepal).

 

Day 03 : Explore Kathmandu, Valley sightseeing: sightseeing starts about 09:00 A.M. Swoyambhunath Stupa, Museum, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhamnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Duttatraya Square, Nyatapola, Pottery places and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03 : Mountain flight around 07:00 a.m. for an hour for a fantastic panoramic view of Himalayas. Drive to Chitwan National Park around 11: 00 a.m. by private coach takes about 5 hours with scenic views of mountains, beautiful terrace hills riversides, different ethnic groups with its rich culture inhabitant villages along the road to Chitawan National Park. After reaching to Chit wan National Park you will take a shower tea/coffee and visit to Tharu Village and over night at Resort. (Lunch will be taken on the way to Chitawan.)

 

Day 04 : Full day Chitawan National Park activities: After breakfast: canoe trip on Rapti river, Jungle walk, Lunch Jeep Drive or elephant ride, in evening Tharu Cultural Show.

 

Day 05 : Early morning bird watching (There are about 450 different species of birds found in Chitawan National Park). After breakfast drive to Pokhara and overnight at hotel.
(Lunch will be taken on the way to Pokhara).

 

Day 06 : After breakfast around 08:00 a.m. drive Pokhara to New Bridge takes about one and half-hours and trek to Tirkhedhunga. You will cross a river and walk approx. 30 minutes to reach Birethanti where is post for trekking. You should cross a suspension bridge to reach Birethanti a small market situated at the ridge of Modi Khola. From Birethanti it will take about four hours to reach our first night camping place at Tirkhedhunga (1577m.) We will take our lunch at Ramgarhi or Sudame calculating the time for lunch.

 

Day 07 : Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m.): You will proceed the trek around 08:00 a.m. after your breakfast. A steep ascends up to Ulleri and gradually ascending up to Ghorepani takes about 7 hours. Your lunch will be at Banthanti. You will walk whole day through dense forest of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves watching beautiful rhododendron and orchid flowers. You will certainly enjoy the chipping birds and butterflies.

 

Day 08 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2540m.): Early morning you will ascend about one hour to Poon Hill (3193m.) to see the beautiful sun rise and colourful mountains; Mt. Annapurna South 7219m., Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m., Tent Peak, Thapa Peak, Hiun Chuli 6441m., Annapurna III 7855m., Annapurna II 7937m., Annapurna IV 7525 m., Mt. Lamjung 6931m., and many other peaks in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. You will feel you are in heaven when you will be in Poon Hill.Descend to Ghorepani again and take breakfast and commence your trek to Tadapani via Deurali, Banthanti. There are many ascend and descend along the trail. You can also enjoy the panoramic Mountain View and flora faunas on the trail. We can also see the beautiful mountain views from Tadapani.

 

Day 09 : Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951m.): This day is simply the short day descending approximately three and half-hours all the way to Ghandrung. Lunch and camp will be at Ghandrung Ghandrung is beautiful Gurung Village with its rich culture and tradition. There are about 1000 Gurung families in this village. Most male people are in Gorkha Army of this village. There is also an office of Annapurna Conservation Area Project.We can also have beautiful view of mountains from Ghandrung.

 

Day 10 : Ghandrung to Potana (1872m.): Steep descend to Modikhola and cross the bridge and ascend up to Landrung. We take our lunch at Tolka. We should ascend up to Deurali from Tolka. We have a gentle descend up to Potana take s about 45 minutes from Deurali. This day we have to walk about six to seven hours.A beautiful eye-catching Mountain View from Potana is unforgettable.

 

Day 11 : Potana to Pokhara (920m.): There is a gentle descend up to Dhampus from Potana takes about one and half-hours. We could have a beautiful Mountain View from Dhampus. There is another about two hours steep descends from Dhampus to Suikhet where we conclude our trek. We drive about one hour from Suikhet to Pokhara and over night at hotel or camp.

 

Day 12 : Rest day at Pokhara or Explore Pokhara: Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave K. I. Singh Bridge, David fall, Binda Basini temple, Beganas Lake, Tibetan refugee Camp etc. o/n at hotel.

 

Day 13 : Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. Rest time free for own activities. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14 : Free day at Kathmandu.

 

Day 15 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu.

 
 
Cost: US $ 669.00 per person
 


Cost included :
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (as per itinerary, 3 star rating standard, B&B, twin share basis), ground transport, full compliment of trekking crew, all meals while on trek, overland transportation, National Park Fees, trekking crew insurance, emergency first aid kit. One day city tour in Kathmandu Valley.

Cost not included : Extra hotel expenses, single room supplement where requested, any personal expenses (bottled soft drinks, telephone charges, video/camera fees, etc.), domestic and international airfares, medical costs (except medical attention given by trek leader), rescue charges, tips for crew (typically around NRp100 per trekking day), airport departure tax (currently NRp1100 for international destinations), Visas and visa extension costs, lunch and evening meals while in Kathmandu (except Namaste meal on first night). Any additional costs not included in quote.

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