Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl.
airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel
in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for
welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu
and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our guided day
trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu
and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus
temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the
subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba),
and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of
Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring
surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which
is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding
prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After
your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering
wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees
of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar
Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures
and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back
to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what
to do and doesn't in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances
to ask remaining question and remaining time explore the surrounding areas or
simply relax at the hotel.
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Beni (671m/2,200ft), 20 minutes
flight and 4-5 hrs drive
Today, we'll transfer to airport for morning flight to Pokhara takes 20 minutes
fly and upon arrival guide will receive you and take a bus drive to Beni takes
4-5 hrs drive and overnight at camp.
Beni to Babi Chaur (853m/2,798ft), 5-6 hr walk
Today, we will start our adventure towards Babi Chaur. After walking for about
5 - 6 hours through steep upward trail and bank of the Myagdi River, we'll reach
at Babi Chaur a small village where one can find the mixed inhabitants. We'll
spend the night at Babi Chaur at our own camp.
Babi Chaur to Dharapani (1,400m/4,592ft), 5-6 hr walk
Today we walk for about 2 - 3 hours through steep upward trail to reach Darbang
where we take the lunch and later after crossing the Myagdi River we walk again
for 3 - 4 hours more to reach Dharapani, where we spend the night. One can witness
the Dhaulagiri 1, 2, and 3 from here. Enjoy your evening on tented camp.
Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,068ft), 5-6 hr walk
After the breakfast we walk for about 5 - 6 hours, through steep upward and downward
trails and crossing various small villages, reach to Muri, where we spend the
night. Muri is a nice village from where one can see the beautiful view of mountains
and overnight at camp.
Muri to Bagar (2,080m/6,822ft), 5-6 hr walk
We start continues our walk through flat land and steep up and down hill and
the forested path for about 5 - 6 hours and lastly we reach to a village called
Bagar where we will stay tonight at our camp and this village is the last village
on this trail before cross.
Bagar to Dobang (2500m/8,200ft), 5-6 hrs walk
This morning we'll start our trek further to Dobang descend through the scenic
landscapes and forested path but can not get any peaks view this day but during
the walk on the trail we can have the view of beautiful landscape and after walking
for about 5 - 6 hours through the forest to Jyardan and after here climb high
winding path & rocky area, we descends and climb to Lapche Kharka then further
climb we'll reach at Dobang, where we stay overnight at camp.
Dobang to Italian Base Camp (3,660m/12,005ft), 6-7 hr walk
Today we'll walk through the dense forest and the river banks for about 6-7 hours
and we reach to Italian Base Camp where we spend the night. Once, when during
an adverse weather, a group of Italian people, who were heading towards the base
camp has to camp at this place and they were the first trekkers who pitched the
camp at that place and since then, it is being known as Italian base camp and
overnight at tent.
Acclimatization day (3,660m/12,005ft)
Today, we'll have full day at rest and relax at the camp. You may have chances
to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy the view and overnight at tented camp.
Italian base camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4,750m/15,580ft), 6-7 hr walk
We trek through the snowy and long trail to get to Dhaulagiri base camp. This
is most difficulty path but breath taking view and climbing up to the camp. It
takes 6-7 hrs journeys and can be feel short breath to reach at base camp. We
can sighted Tukche Peak (6837 m.) becomes visible straight on; at the far end
while the impressive north flank of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.) dominates the skyline
to your right. After a short while you will reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp (3660 m),
which is also the site of your camp for the night. To the west are the peaks of
Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). We will
enjoy the night at tented camp.
Dhaulagiri base camp to French Col (5,360m/17,581ft), 5-6 hr walk
Today we'll walk on the snowy trail takes 5-6 hrs to get to French Col from here
we can see the Mt. Dhaulagiri including the massif ranges of Annapurna as well.
You can enjoy the scenic view of Dhaulagiri and down to camp site 5,050 meters
for the overnight.
Acclimatization at camp (5,050m/16564ft)
You will have full day to relax and rest at French Col and enjoy the scenic view
of high mountains and overnight at camp.
Camp to Dhampus Pass (5,230m/17,155ft) to Yak Kharka (3,680m12, 070ft), 6-7
We'll start our hard day to cross the pass through the snowy trails walk on your
own pace and slowly get to the top. After the summit trek down to the Yak Kharka
and it takes on total 6-7 hrs walking time and enjoy the magnificent view of the
mountain and landscape.
Yak Kharka to Tukuche (2550m/8,364ft), 5 hrs walk
Today we walk for about 2 hours through the plane trail and after crossing plain
trail we walk for about 3-4 hours more through steep downwards to reach at Tukuche
village where we spend the night. This place is settled on bank of Kaligandaki
River and village of Thakali inhabitant. Also famous for home made apple brandy
and garden of apple where we'll stay overnight at our campsite.
Tukuche to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today we start our trek with scenery of Mountain and follow the down stream to
Kaligandaki River. This is close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with
spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri's and the massif icefalls which tumbles from
the Dhaualgiri's east face, continuing trek down to Kalolpani village for lunch,
and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses
and lodge with grandeur view of Mt.Annapurna I, Nilgiri's and Dhaulagiri above
the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali
village for overnight at camp.
Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 4-5 hrs walk
The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine
and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the
Annapurna's. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people
with fewer of this ethnic tribe till Tatopani, the architectural style change,
with much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the
beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm
sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the
beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the
deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani
for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at camp.
Relaxing day at hot spring.
Today, we a full day relaxing at hot bath and after long day at Himalaya enjoy
your day with Nepalese lifestyle and explore surrounding village, read your book
or play pool. It's depends on your interest you have full free to do your own
and overnight stay at camp.
Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension
bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just
arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river
all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first
of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages,
from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced
fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for
the overnight at tented camp. This is a great place for mountain scenery and Kaligandaki
Pun hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7 hrs walk
As briefing yesterday evening, we hike to early morning for 40 minutes up to
Pun hill and en-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant
rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha
village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya
of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail)
and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery
and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return
back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk
passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fur forest with up and downs hill and
finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at tent. This is a great place
surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,990m/6,529ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested path. The
trail leads us is on gradual downhill path most of the way with occasional view
of the Mountain. The trail enters an unusual and cool forest of moss-hung oak
and rhododendron for an hour to Bhaise-Kharka a small place with couple of teahouses
amidst the woods. A steep descend leads us through the slippery small fast flowing
creeks and streams, after the steep portion the walk gets better on the gradual
path most of the way for another hour or more to Ghandrung village for lunch and
overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal
and explore the surrounding area and simply relax at the tented camp.
Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 5 hrs walk & 1 hrs drive
This is our last day walk after long trek and immersing yourself to finish quickly
this day. Trek leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down
to the Syalui bazzar settled in river bank of Modi. Further an easy path reaches
at Birethanthi for lunch, where is the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River.
After half an hour flat walk will reach at Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives
back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding
lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 7-8 hrs drive
Morning we'll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop
for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu
guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding
areas and overnight at hotel.
Leisure at Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel
or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family,
friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence
any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll
be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!