Day 01: Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport (TIA),
our airport representative assists you at your hotel and transfer to hotel and rest of the day free for leisure and brief about the trekking by our expert guide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara,
Drive to pokhara by tourist Coach (approximate 5/6-hour), passing by beautiful landscapes as well as a variety of the rural villages of Nepal. After reaching Pokhara being refresh and explore city. Pokhara is one of the most remarkable scenic beauty valleys. It is the only valley in the world from where one can have the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains higher than 8000m. Stay overnight at Hotel on B.B. basis.
Day 03: Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga (approximately 5/6-hrs),
Drive to Nayapul, passing through the beautiful village of Lumle where preparations will be made in anticipation of the trek to Birethanti. This particular leg of the journey snakes along the main trail to Sudami with a steady ascent along the side of the valley. Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.
Day 04: Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani (approximately 5-hrs),
This day’s voyage traverses a stream before climbing a stone staircase to the far-stretching village of Magar at Ulleri (2070m). On the way to the day’s final destination, journey through lush forests, across sparkling streams before arriving at Nangethanti and Ghorepani (2850m). Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.
Day 05: Ghorepani (Poon Hill) - Tadapani:
An early morning ascent to Poon Hill (3210m) treats trekkers to an enlightening scene as the sun climbs the sky to peak out from behind the Himalayan titans of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manalsu. Return to the lodge for breakfast before beginning your return-descent to Ghorepani, concluding the day’s events with an overnight stay at Tadapani. Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.
Day 06: Tadapani - Chhomrung,
The trails offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. The village of Chhomrong lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli and overnight lodge on full board basis.
Day 07: Chhomrong - Himalayan Hotel,
Crossing Chomrong Khola(river), you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola(river), pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel and overnight at hotel on full board basis.
Day 08: Himalayan Hotel - Annapurna Base Camp,
The trek remains on the west bank of Modi Khola((river), now following through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral Moraine of the South Annapurna glacier.
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp - Hinku Cave,
The trial passes through Machhapuchare base camp and all the way down hill to Hinku cave.This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. The spectacular Mountain View can be observed from this trial and overnight at lodge on full board basis.
Day 10: Hinku cave - Chomrong,
The trail up the Modi Khola(river) passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong and overnight at lodge on full board basis.
Day 11: Chomrong - Ghandrunk,
The trail through flatland, forests and terraced fields; a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola(river), you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare and overnight at hotel or lodge on full board basis.
Day 12: Ghandrungk - Birethanti / Pokhara:
This day’s excursion takes participants on a descending, downhill adventure through villages and intricate meadows before arriving at the wonder-filled Syauli Bazaar then Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel on EP basis.
Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu (drive to Kathmandu.)
After breakfast our vehicle assists you at your hotel and takes a drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and rest of time leisure and at evening Farewell dinner at Nepalese Culture Dance Restaurant, overnight at hotel on BB basis.
Day 14: Final Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).
Our airport representative assists you at your hotel and transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight to the next destination.
In addition to obvious items such as hiking boots, warm clothing, UV sunblock etc., here is list of things that you might not have considered taking along, but that can greatly enhance the quality and comfort of your journey.
Soft and light shoes (sneakers or kung-fu shoes are perfect) - after a long hike in inflexible hiking boots, you will be extremely happy to have some light and soft footwear to to wear around the lodge or in the village.
Lightweight knapsack - this is very useful for short trips away from your lodge, and will save you having to lug your large backpack along. It should be big enough for your camera and a change of clothes and sleeping bag, if you plan to spend a night away.
Lightweight sleeping bag - as most (all?) lodges can offer you blankets, a light sleeping bag should be sufficient for the journey. Taking a light bag will save you valuable space in your backpack.
Fabric bandaids - blisters on the feet can turn a wonderful walk into a hell. Bandaids (sticking plasters) should be immediately applied to any area of the foot that there is irritation and friction - don't wait for the blister to develop before doing this. However, only fabric made bandaids will stick to a sweaty foot. Others (even those that claim to be water-proof) will fall off in minutes. A good alternative to bandaids is duct tape. Works great for blisters and also proves invaluable in many other ways.
Personal First Aid and Emergency Gear - First aid kit with moleskin and bandages designed to cover blisters Sunscreen lotion. Energy snacks. So many different types are available buy a variety and sample them to learn which brand gives you the biggest boost. An emergency kit in case you get lost. Include a whistle, compass, space blanket, string, duct tape, matches and iodine tablets. Flashlight and extra batteries, Binoculars, Knife, Extra pair of prescription glasses, Bug Repellent.
Are You in Good Enough Shape?-
You may walk a mile or two on pavement comfortably, but can you walk four or five miles a day ? or more? on varied terrain without collapsing on the couch for the rest of the afternoon? Once you've chosen a trip, Ghale Treks will inform you, what level of physical fitness you should be at to take the trip. Then, create a plan to ensure you are ready physically. Ways to Get in Shape for Walking and Hiking -
For many trips it's okay to start your training a month or two before you leave for vacation. Spending time at the gym working with weights and on a treadmill, StairMaster or stationary bike is one route. Supplement the training with long walks or hikes on weekends, preferably on dirt trails instead of pavement. Jogging on toughens you up and increase your agility and stamina.
Bring the Right Pack - Bring a pack that fits your body comfortably? whether it's a day pack to hold your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen lotion and jacket ? or a pack designed to hold enough gear for a multi-day hike through the mountains.
Travel time from September to May (but not June/July/August, because then it is rainy-monsoon season in Nepal)
After every meal (three times a day), tea/coffee will be served during the trekking. Apart from this, every morning we provide clients with either boiled water or soft black tea to carry with them on their Thermos Bottle. For the supplement of extra drinks, clients have to buy mineral water themselves which is available at all places .
Recommended equipment list: sleeping bag, a warm jacket, good trekking shoes, sunglasses/sun cream, an insulated bottle for hot drinks and basic medicines.
Maximum luggage weight 20 kg per person. There are always 1 or 2 additional porters with the crew who take care of clients who get sick or unable to even carry their daily private luggage.
Shower possibilities every 3-4 days during the trek but the cost in not included at trip, no laundry service available.
A prepayment of 30 % has to be paid directly after reconfirmation at our company bank account. Final payment becomes upon arrival in Kathmandu before starting date of the tour.