Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures’ representative will greet you. You will be dropped off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After a lovely breakfast in the morning, we start guided sightseeing tour to some most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We will be visiting some landmarks which are considered as World Heritage Sites. This Sightseeing will be fully informative and historical. We start our day from Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples, followed by Bouddanath, the ancient Buddhist Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Following our day to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the plaza in front of the royal place of old Bhaktapur. In the afternoon we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the old royal place complex which was built on the 14th century. After we finish sightseeing we follow the local market called Ason, crossing the busy local area we reach our hotel at Thamel. We’ll make all preparations for our trek and purchase or hire any equipment required for the adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
|Day 3||Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2713ft) - 25min, drive to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) - 1hrs, trek to Syauli Bazaar (1160m/3806ft) - 4hrs|
On a 25-min scenic flight early in the morning to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. You can see amazing Himalayan ranges on the right side from the plane. With many other amazing places to visit, Pokhara is a peaceful as well as a thrilling place to be. Upon arrival at Pokhara you will be transfered to the starting point of your trek at Nayapul. Your porters will greet you there and arrange their load. Cross the suspension bridge of small stream and move further on a dirt road to reach Birethani. After completing permit checks at Annapurna Conservation Check point we continue our hike onwards. Follow the Modi Khola upstream and pass through a few Chettri and Brahmins village. After a short walk you will see the amazing view of Mount Machapuchhare. After walking for some time we arrive at Syauli Bazaar where we stay for the night. Overnight in Syauli Bazaar.
Today the trail gradually climb upward to Ghandruk. Cross the suspension bridge and from here your trail climbs more steeply. Walking on stone steps through settlements of Kliew, Kimche, and Chane and enjoying the beautiful scenery and village life will be a whole new experience. The trail now leads up to the village of Ghandruk from Chane where you climb for a while. Ghandruk is a village with habitants of mostly Gurungs and where you will find completely different culture and traditions. After arriving at Ghandruk you can enjoy wonderful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machapuchhare. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Today we have an easy walk under the forest of rhododendrons. You can enjoy the sound of birds and small waterfall in a silent environment which keeps the forest alive. You rest at the tea house where you will be welcomed with drinks. You can view amazing mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machapuchhare and Lamjung Himal. After a while walking from a tea house you will finally arrive at Tadapani where you will stay for the night. Overnight in Tadapani.
Today we take different trail and walk through a thick forest. After climbing for some time you reach above the tree line from where you can get amazing views of the Annapurna range. After having lunch by a small stream, we continue the climb gradually through a lovely countryside. Upon reaching a small pass, the trail leads to Bayali Kharka. Overnight in Bayali Kharka.
Today the trail descends through open ground and forest to reach the Lower Chistibung. We have lunch here and continue the walk through a mystic forest. After passing through another forest and grazing pastures we arrive at upper Chistibung. Overnight in Chistibung.
You climb above treeline which and reach the place of wildlife. You have to keep your eyes open to spot some Himalayan birds and animals. Moving further you reach the Kopra Ridge just in time for lunch. From this place you can see a panoramic view of Annapurna South above you. Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. Overnight in Khopra Ridge.
Today we descend off the hillside as the walk continues steeply downhill. Retrace the route back to Chistibung. From here you head to the Sawanta village. Overnight in Swanta village.
Leaving Sawnta village we walk through villages and fields. We reach a the small river where you can take a look at a local water mill. We cross a suspension bridge, from where the trail leads upward to the village of Chitteri. From this place you descend downhill for the full day. Pass through the beautiful Rhododendron forest and reach Nagethanti village. Continue on to pass through another forest to arrive at Ulleri. You will have enough time to take rest and explore the village. Overnight in Ulleri.
Early in the morning walk to Burungdi Khola and cross a small suspension bridge, and reach Tikhedunga. After taking rest for some time descend gently to Birethanti village. After having lunch here, walk on to Naya Pul, a short distance away, also our pick up point. Bid your companion porters farewell and head back to Pokhara on a one-hour drive. After arriving at Pokhara you can take some rest or explore the gorgeous city. Lakeside by Phewa Lake is the most famous street in the Pokhara, so you could go for an evening stroll and explore the market and cool cafes and bars. Overnight in Pokhara
One day is not enough to discover the beautiful Pokhara city, so you have another day for exploration. The city hosts a range of attraction, which one should definitely try out. The famous Peace Stupa, Guptashowar cave, David Fall and Mountain museum is more interesting place to visit. Add some more adventure by opting for a bungee jumps, paragliding, boating, rafting and other exciting activities.
We start driving early in the morning from the beautiful city of Pokhara to Kathmandu, followed br marshangdi and trishuli river bank. You can spend some leisure time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute shopping in Thamel. We meet up for dinner at evening and celebrate successful completion of our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.