Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300m/4,264ft)
After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (910 m/2,986 ft) 6-7 hrs, 200km
After breakfast, around 6:30 am transfer to the Tourist bus station and drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along with the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Arrive Pokhara midafternoon.
Day 04: Drive to Kimche and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 2.5hrs drive and 4hrs trek
After early morning breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Kimche via Nayapul where we commence our trek to Ghandruk. We stop here in this beautiful Gurung village to have quick lunch and leave the village of Ghandruk behind, we hike up to our destination, Tadapani. From Ghandruk, we ascend through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron that is alive with the sound of chirping birds, blooming rhododendron forest, singing waterfalls and the fine view of peaks in the Annapurna region. The settlement of people is almost nil here; however, trekkers can enjoy few teahouses en route. After hiking through the forest, we finally reach Tadapani. We also enjoy the sunset view in the evening. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tadapani.
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Bayali (3574m/11725ft) 5-6hrs
Today is the 2nd day of the trek and our destination is Bayali. Leaving the main trail (Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail), we follow the trail that passes through beautiful rhododendron and oak forest. Initially, the trail ascends gently, which later descends a little. After this small descent, the walk continues upward through rhododendron forest, passing several clearings up till the bigger ridge top clearing at Baisi Kharka. From here we further ascend until we reach Bayeli. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bayeli.
Day 06: Trek from Bayali to Khopra Danda (3650m/11975ft) 4-5hrs
Today is the 3rd day of the trek and our destination is Khopra Danda. In the morning, we take a short walk above the lodge for sunrise view. We then come back, have breakfast and descend towards the pastures of lower Chistibung. A gradual climb from here through the forest will lead us to Upper Chistibung passing the grassy ridge above the trail. From Upper Chistibung, a steep climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures will take us to Khopra. We then take a walk down Khopra Ridge towards the viewpoint of the spectacular view mountains. The night will be spent at a teahouse in Khopra.
Day 07: Exploration day to visit Khayar Lake (4500m/14763ft) 7-8hrs
Today is the 4th day of the trek and our we spend the day exploring the area. A five-hour hike from Khopra Danda will take us to Khayar Lake, a rarely visited sacred freshwater lake situated at an altitude of 4,500m above the sea level, which is even higher than Annapurna Base Camp. It is believed that the lake is used by leopards to quench their thirst. We spend some time exploring the Khair Barahi temple area, and watching different varieties of birds and walk back to Khopra Danda. The night will be spent at a teahouse in Khopra Danda.
Day 08: Trek from Khopra danda to Swanta (2270m/7447) 5-6hrs
Today is the 5th day of the trek and our destination is Swanta which is a Magar village. From Khopra Danda, an hour of the downward walk will take us to Upper Chistibung. From here, enjoying the views of Dhaulagiri, terraced fields, and traditional houses, we further descend to Swanta. The night will be spent at a lodge in Swanta.
Day 09: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) 4-5hrs
Today is the 6th day of the trek and our destination is Ghorepani. Initially, the trail drops down through the village fields and towards a small river, where we can see a small water mill. We cross a suspension bridge and head towards Chitre Village. On reaching Chitre, we meet the main trekking trail, where we can also meet other trekkers trekking different sections of Annapurna region. From here, the trail ascends to Ghorepani. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghorepani.
Day 10: Ghorepani to Pokhara (910m/2,986ft) 7-8 hrs trek and 1.5 hrs drive
Today is the last day of the trek. Today, early in the morning we hike up to Poon Hill for the sunrise view. We then come back, have breakfast and continue towards ending the trek. Initially, we descend through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron, crossing Nangge Thanti and Banthanti until we reach Ulleri. On reaching Ulleri, following the stone steps, we climb down to Tikhedhungga after crossing a suspension bridge. Then passing few settlements: Hile, Sudame, Lamdawali we finally reach Nayapul to catch a bus to Pokhara. After about two hours ride, we reach Pokhara. In Pokhara, you will be taken to a tourist standard hotel, where you can take a hot shower and relax your tired muscles. In the evening, you can either relax at your hotel or take a stroll around the lakeside in Pokhara. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft) 6-7 hrs
Today, from Pokhara we catch a tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. Leaving Pokhara, we head east toward the capital city, Kathmandu. After 7 hours of the drive all the way through Prithvi Highway, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience, and feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final Departure
Transfer to the international airport and fly to onward destination
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