16 days
Duration
Nepal
Destination
4095m
Max Elevation
Mar-June/Sep-Dec
Best Time

INCLUDED
All airport transfers Accommodation in twin sharing basis with breakfast
All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide Domestic flight tickets
Domestic airport tax  National Park entry fee + TIMS
Private overland transportation to & from trek Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
All meals & Tea OR Coffee 3 times a day while on trek A good English speaking Sherpa guide & the required porters
Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag,dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho  Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance in Kathmandu
All Govt. taxes Insurance for our staffs
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
All bar bills
Emergency rescue
Extra cost due to weather or political problem
Any extra cost not mentioned in service included

In the aforementioned tours,

It is possible to take 1 hr mountain flight to Everest.
It is also possible to take 30 min paragliding flight in Pokhara.

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1315 m)

You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.
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Day 2: Kathmandu - Sightseeing (1315 m)

Today we explore the Kathmandu valley.

SWOYAMBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism.

PASHUPATINATH: Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest shrine for the Hindu devotees all over the world. Specially dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, it attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every single year. The tourists visiting Pashupatinath can witness the open cremation ceremony, which will be a new experience for every one visiting the site. One can meet Sadhus (ascetic yogis) in every nook and corners of the temple area. Majority of sadhus are very tourist friendly and eager to pose for the photos with foreigners, but it is not free of charge.

BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa.

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies.

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Day 3: Drive Kathmandu - Pokhara (200 km)

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km – west of Kathmandu). It takes about six hours by tourist bus. You drive along the Trisuli and Marshyangdi River. You can see the beautiful views of rivers, Ganesh Himal and Mount Manaslu. Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe the beautiful views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
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Day 4: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m)

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050 m) by private vehicle, which takes approximately one and half hours. Now is the time to start your trek from Nayapul (1050 m) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m) Via Birethanti (1065 m) which takes about four hours. The first part of your trekking is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards, you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. Most of them are engaged in agricultural activities, some of them are in tourism business and in British and Indian regiments.
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Day 5: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m)

It takes about six hours. You ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070 m) and Banthanti. You could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and Annapurna south (7219 m) on the way. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkeys and various species of birds.
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Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) and trek to Tadapani

It takes about five and half hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Lamjung Himal (6931 m) and other numerous snow capped mountains. Hike down to Ghorepani after enjoying the sun rise view, have a hot breakfast at Guest House/Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2590 m). Most part of the trial you trek through rhododendron forest. The beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
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Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m)

It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests.You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.
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Day 8: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920 m)

It takes about five hours, the trail descends on a stone staircase for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky you reach at Sinuwa, at 2350 m. You trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160 m), this cave is a huge overhanging rock that provides some protection against rain and avalanches.
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Day 9: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

It takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310 m), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820 m). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7229 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997 m). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. You will witness the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range just next to your guest house.
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Day 10: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) & return back to Dovan (3250 m)

After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m). You can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree from Annapurna Base Camp. After lunch at Annapurna Base camp, we will decent back to Dovan.
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Day 11: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (2170 m)

It takes about six hours. The path is descended up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong.
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Day 12: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940 m)

It takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Himal Pani. You will find beautiful waterfall here.
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Day 13: Trek from Ghandruk to Birethati to Pokhara

It is our last day of trek which will take around 5 hours. Once you arrive in Birethati, our car will be waiting for you for your drive to Pokhara.
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Day 14: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (1315 m)

Visit Fewa lake, Davi’s fall, Mahendra cave and back to the hotel for lunch. Then drive to airport for flight to Kathmandu (30 mins). Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 15: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1315 m)

Early in the morning, you could enjoy optional mountain flight tours to Mount Everest. In the afternoon, we will tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square & some other places in Kathmandu.

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal.  Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 16: Departure

Transfer to airport for final departure or continue your onward trips. Tour ends with Thank you.

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