Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara in the morning and drive to Kimche (1690m). Trek to Ghandruk (1990m) – 7 hrs drive/ 2 hrs trek
Morning flight to Pokhara and transfer by road to Kimche, where our rest of the team will be waiting for us. Once we arrive at Nayapul, we turn to the Modi Khola River, which we follow to the village of Birethanti. The track becomes bumpier until Kimche. If the view is clear, the sacred summit of Machhapuchhre (6993m) stands proudly beyond the village of Shyauli. We leave the bus at Kimche and start walking. The path goes winding. In the village of Chane, the beautiful panoramas await us. From Chane, the trail climbs up the village of Ghandruk, where we stop to spend the night. Superb views of the Annapurnas and the Machhapuchhre.
Day 3 : Trek to Tadapani (2690m) – 5 hrs trek
Ghandruk is the largest village of the Gurung ethnic group. Each family prides itself on having at least one member belonging to the clan of the famous warriors, the Gurkhas! We take the time to visit the village, temples and museums, before starting the march towards Tadapani. Tadapani means "distant water" in Nepali. We continue the ascent to the pass of Komrong Danda (2650m) along with a very nice view of Machhapuchhre. A balcony trail leads to the villages of Melanje (2050m) and Chiule (2050m). The road straightens and crosses a forest of imposing rhododendrons, real trees, blooming in March. Set on the ridge, Tadapani (2590m) offers a view over the steep valley leading to the Annapurnas sanctuary. Annapurna III (7555m) and Gangapurna (7454M) dominate the scene ... Night in lodge.
Day 4 : Trek to Isharu (3460m) – 5 hrs trek
As we leave the main road that leads to Ghorepani the trail follows a path rarely used by people other than the inhabitants. The path climbs first through a thick forest of rhododendrons before arriving at the pastures of water buffalos. Grass shaved is a precious commodity in these villages. The views of the Annapurna Range emerging above the tree line are stunning. We arrive at Dobato, at the place called Isharu.
Day 5 : Trek to Chistibung (3020m) – 5 hrs walk
We leave early to witness the sunrise. We progress through a forest of rhododendrons. At the top, the Dhaulagiri appears in all its splendor and completes the spectacle of the Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre. We descent back to the community lodge of Dobato after the sunrise view and for breakfast then departure for Chistibung. Beautiful ridge course, small pass, and long descent in the rhododendrons to reach the bottom of the valley, then ascended, always in the rhododendrons.
Day 6 : Trek to Kopra ridge (3642m). Hike to sacred lake of Khayar (4025m) – 3 hrs trek. 3 hrs hike.
The path goes through a beautiful rhododendron forest to a small sacred pond. The trail slips between the blocks and joins a spur from where the view of the Dhaulagiri is remarkable. Magnificent views, extraordinary panorama formed by the Annapurna South, close to a few kilometers.
After lunch, to enjoy even more of this wonderful landscape, a hike on the ridges that dominate Kopra Ridge, towards the sacred lake of Khayar (4025m), is possible. In summer, a pilgrimage takes place on the shores of the lake.
Day 7 : Trek to Swanta (2200m) – 6/7 hrs trek
We follow the steeply descending trail. This area is known for its wildlife; If you are lucky enough, you may see a Himalayan thar, robust and agile mammal, or a pheasant Danfe, Nepal's national animal. We find the dense forest of rhododendrons; pass before the lodge of Chistibung before reaching a bridge of wood that spans a river. The path that continues is pleasant and well marked. We arrive at the pretty hamlet of Swanta, in the middle of the rice fields.
Day 8 : Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) – 4/5 hrs trek
We descend to a small river and take a quick look at the water mill supplying the numerous villages in the vicinity. From there, crossing the suspension bridge and climbing up to the village of Chittre. We then join the wide road linking Tatopani to Ghorepani (end of the great tour of Annapurna). The path goes up to reach the village of Ghorepani, from where the views of the stages of the previous days are magnificent.
Day 9 : Poonhill (3160m) and trek to Mohare danda (3300m) – 4/5 hrs trek
Rise to the dawn for the sunrise in Poon Hill, we are not alone! While most visitors of the day turn back, we have breakfast in front of the show of Dhaulagiris and Annapurnas. Then we take the ridge of Mohare Danda and keep the Dhaulagiri in the line of sight all along. We leave the rhododendrons, pass in front of a splendid sheepfold of yaks and buffalos and remain on the crest lines. Arrival at the community lodge of Mohare Danda, from where the view, once again, is impregnable. Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, the Annapurnas on one side and on the other, the Dhaulagiris, the Tukuche and even the Phewa lake of Pokhara.
Day 10 : Trek to Nangi (2260m). Drive to Pokhara – 4 hrs trek/ 5 hrs drive
Pokhara Departure morning after admiring the sunrise, we follow a magnificent peak first uncovered than in the forest until a small pass and then down to a clearing. Ascent to the small pass of Hampal Pass (2990 m). Beautiful view over the deep valley carved by the Kali Gandaki between Baglung and Beni. Effective descent to the village of Nangi. Here, a trail takes us to Pokhara.
Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu
We will enjoy our last view of the high mountains while flying back to the Kathmandu from Pokhara. The snow-capped mountains will be worth to watch. After 25 minutes of flight, we arrive in Kathmandu domestic terminal where our representative will be waiting to take us back to the hotel where you can enjoy your chilled beer and warm shower.
Day 12 : Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today after the breakfast we’ll be touring around the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa are the major sight-seeing areas around the Kathmandu valley. These all are listed in a world heritage sites. The Durbar square shows us the regal life of ancient periods. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. Swoyambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is the Buddhist temple which is very popular around the globe. Swoyambhunath is also known as money temple stands on the hilltop west of the Kathmandu valley. It can also be known as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath temple is the biggest Chhorten ever made around the world.
Day 13 : Final departure
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 11 PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.