Trip Facts

  • Total Days: 15
  • Trekking Days: 5
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Hotel in Pokhara: 2 Nights
  • Chitwan Safari: 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate/easy
  • Altitude Maximum: 3210m (Poon Hill)
  • Type of Trek: Lodge (Recommended for camping also)
  • Best season: March-May and September-November
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours each day

If you have just some hiking experience and normal health, this trek and safari will leave you wide-eyed. Why? Just bear with us a bit. See whether we can tease you rightly. The highest point you will be on is Poon Hill at an altitude of 3,210 m. It is a Hill station to view the hugely admirable Annapurna range and the Dhaulagiri mountain range. Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus, Dhaulagiri, and many other splendid peaks can be seen.

Afterward, finishing your trek in the western region of Nepal, you will be driven to the Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal. The park with an area of 932 sq. km is adored for wildlife watching in its proximity. The proximity is attained through Elephant back safari or/and Jeep safari. It will actually bring you adventure and thrill since you will be able to see a myriad of animals and birds among which will be rare ones—one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger.

In addition to it, you can delightfully canoe and play with elephants in the Rapti River. You will spend your initial days—in fact, 5 nights—in Kathmandu. During it, you will visit this city of the temple. Its ancient temples, stupas, monuments, and Durbar Squares are works of supreme art and architecture. They are uniquely built, and the miniature carvings done on them are too intricate to believe. Mind-blowing! Some of its must-visit sites are Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Garden of Dreams, Kumari Bahal, and so on.

You will spend two nights in Pokhara, supposedly the tourism capital. It’s really a beautiful city with a lot of things to marvel over. It will mesmerize you with its riches, like Phewa Lake, World Peace Stupa, Davi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple, Talbarahi Temple, Begnas Lake, and Seti Gorge.

In fact, your trek commences from Nayapul. You will be driven to this place from Pokhara. Thereupon, you will be following the trail along craggy paths ascending and through rhododendron forests to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Ghorepani is a village that lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Patan and Kathmandu Durbar square
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Trek Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day 08: Trek Ghandruk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan by Bus/Van
Day 10: Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 11: Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 12: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 13: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 14: Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Day 15: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the  Nepali Traditional restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m.

Day 02: Visit Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square: start our tour visiting Patan, a true open air museum with its pagodas, temples, and monasteries followed by a visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, including the old royal palace and the house of the Kumari (a living goddess who is the reincarnation of Kali).
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus. In the afternoon, we visit Devis Falls, the waterfall goes into a very deep and narrow canal; Guptesowri Cave, a very attractive natural cave and Fewa Lake, second largest lake in Nepal, which are the main tourist attractions in Pokhara.
Overnight: Hotel
Driving Time: 6 hours (200Km)
Difference in Elevation: - 514m.

Day 04: Trek Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m): After an hour drive to Naya Pul, we start our trek to Tikhedunga. It is fairly easy walk for about 4 hours. We follow a small stream all the way to Tikhedunga.
Overnight: Lodge
Driving Time: 1 hour
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 720m.

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m): Today we have about 7 hours of walking via Ulleri and Nangethati villages. From Tikhedhunga, we begin our journey with a rocky steep climb to Ulleri which is a large Magar village at 2070m elevation. We go through beautiful rhododendron forests which would be very colorful if our trek is during the blooming season in the months of April and May.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7 - 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1320m

Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m): early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for the wonderful mountain scenery of Dhaulagiri( 8167m), Machhapuchhre (commonly called Fishtail(6998m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II( 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Himchuli(6441m), Annapurna South(7219m), Tukuche Peak(6920m), and Lamjung Himal(6986m). Then we retrace our steps to Ghorepani. After breakfast we continue our trek climbing a small hill leaving behind the view of Poon Hill. Then the trail descends through dense mossy forest rich with bird life to Tadapani.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 270m

Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m): we walk through the dense forest of rhododendron to reach Ghandruk (1940m), one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal. It is an interesting and fascinating Gurung village where you get to see a traditional Gurung culture museum to observe their ancient living style. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna south, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and Himchuli.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 to 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 650m

Day 08: Trek Ghandruk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara (520m): fairly easy and enjoyable walk down to Naya pul followed by a short drive to Pokhara.
Overnight: Hotel
Walking Time: 4 hours
Driving time: 1 ½ hours
Difference in Elevation: - 1120m

Day 09: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan (815m): a scenic drive for about 4 hours to Chitwan National Park. In the afternoon we visit the Tharu village and museum.
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Driving time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 5m

Day 10: Chitwan Jungle Safari: Today, we have full day of Jungle excursions, including the elephant back safari to see some of the 50 species of animals, including two types of crocodiles, four types of deer, one horned rhinoceros, sloth bears and over 450 species of exotic birds. If you are really lucky you may spot a leopard, Royal Bengal tiger, python or dolphin.
Overnight: Wildlife Resort

Day 11: Chitwan Jungle Safari: Today we start our day with canoeing down the Rapti River, observing many types of birds and animals before we visit the elephant breeding centre. You can take an elephant shower where you get sprayed with water from their trunks. In the afternoon, we go for a Jeep safari into the core of the Chitwan National park.
Overnight: Wildlife Resot

Day 12: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight Hotel
Driving time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation +519m

Day 13: Visit Bhaktapur: Today, you will be escorted by our experienced city tour guide as you travel approximately one hour to visit the very ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath: continuing our tour visiting Pashupatinath, ancient and holiest temple of Hindu religion followed by Boudhanath, the largest Stupa of Nepal built in 14th century.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Welcome Dinner at one of the Nepali  Traditional  restaurants
  • Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan on twin sharing basis
  • Transport, guided visits & entry of the monuments in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Pokhara - Naya Pul - Pokhara
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and conservation entry fee
  • A professional tour/ trekking guide and porters
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • All activities in Chitwan as per itinerary
  • Meals Full board in Chitwan
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • Accommodation in Lodge during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)


cost Excludes

  • International Flight
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, hot shower, etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Alternative transportation, in case of flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
  • Tips for trekking staff or bus driver

Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. The Trek can be operated with Lodge/tea house and/or camping accommodation, based on your preference. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

Trekking Gear:

Srl.

Description

Qty.

Remarks

01 Day back-pack

1

02 Gore-Tex Jacket

1

03 Down Jacket

1

04 Fleece Jacket

1

05 Micro Fleece

1

06 Trekking pants(Trousers)

2

07 Hiking shoes (Boots)

1

08 Runners (sport shoes)

1

09 Trekking Socks

3

10 Rain poncho

1

11 Sun-glasses

1

12 Water bottles

2

13 Thermal underwear(long)

1-2

14 T- shirts

2-3

15 Sunscreen/lotion

1

16 Flip flop (sandal)

1

17 Towel

1

18 Hat(Baseball cap)

1

19 Pristine drops (Water purifier)

1

20 Head light/flash light

1

21 Sleeping Bag

1

22 Gloves

1

23 Wind Proof Trouser (s)

1

24 Personal medical kid

1

25 Toiletries

1

Weather Report

Nepal Climate

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

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