A. Itinerary in Detail (16 Days)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Accord warm welcome and pick up from the airport/ transfer to hotel / introductory program and trip briefing
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu visiting the major sites of interest / includes various monuments in Kathmandu of historic and cultural importance.
Day 03: Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private vehicle /enjoy the scenery and local villages along the way/ transfer to hotel / Pokhara at leisure / overnight hotel
Day 04: Day 04: After the breakfast / drive to Nayapul by private vehicle / approx 1.5 hours / then trek to Birethanti (1025m) / today is our short walk beginning preparation for the trek dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti / approx 45 mins. walking / overnight
Day 05: Birenthanti to Tikedhunga (approx., 4 hours)
The trail takes the left fork through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola / trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille 1495m / short climb to reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m / short & relatively easy day /overnight
Day 06: Tikedunga to Banthanti (approx., 4 hours ) Climbing up a steep stone staircase / rather than trek one day to Ghorapani / we are taking two / stopping at Banthanti / overnight.
Day 07: Bantanti to Ghorepani (3/4 hours) We continue ascending to Ghorepani where we overnight / visit to Poon Hill very early in the morning 3210 m / stunning views of entire Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and many more / back to Ghorepani / rest day for acclimatization / overnight guesthouse
Day 08: Visit to POON HILL early in the morning 3210 m/ stunning views of entire Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and many more / back to Ghorepani / Rest Day for acclimatization / overnight guesthouse
Day 09: Trek to Tadapani2630m
Gentle up to a forested rige and through rhododendron forest to Deurali / down through river bed (many birds) to Banthanti / ups and downs through forest to Tadapani /overnight
Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk 1940m.
Tadapani / short down hill / descend steeply through forests / the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m) / beautiful well preserved Gurung village /typical culture, costume, and life style / wonderful mountain views.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu, natural hot spring 1520m / approx 4/5 hours walking / enjoy the natural hot spring / overnight guesthouse
Day 12: Trek to Tolka 1700m / approx 5 hours / overnight guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Dhampus 1750m / approx 4/5 hours / overnight guesthouse
Day 14: Trek to Phedi / approx 2 hours / drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle / overnight guesthouse
Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu / leisure time in Kathmandu / shopping, stroll around Thamel, etc. / transfer to hotel / overnight
Day 16: Departure day / Transfer to airport / fly onward destination
Trip Cost: USD 2135 per person for an entire trip