DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we'll visit Swoyambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 03: KATHMANDU / POKHARA
This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 7 hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch spot one the way to Pokhara. You will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 o'clock. Pokhara lakeside villages sit, "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. In the evening you will prepare yourself for your Jomsom Trekking. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)
DAY 04: POKHARA / JOMSOM / KALOPANI (2530m)
Fly to Jomsom and descend to Marpha, a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading center of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow blends into coniferous forest, and we reach the main river valley and Kalopani. From here there are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. O/N in Kalopani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)DAY 05: KALOPANI / TATOPANI (1190m)
A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani. The hot springs that give the village its name provide the perfect opportunity for a good scrub. O/N in Tatopani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)DAY 06: TATOPANI / GHOREPANI (2819m)
Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset over the spectacular, snow-capped Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range. O/N in Ghorepani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 07: GHOREPANI / POON HILL / TADAPANI
Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of White Mountain peaks from Poon Hill. After the sunrise, we will back to hotel and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means "horse water" and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. We have to trek down hill from Deurali to Banthanti where we will have lunch. From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point "Tadapani (2540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means, "Far water". The village water supply is a long distance, it takes porters more than half an hour to fetch a load of water. O/N in Tadapani at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)DAY 08: TADAPANI / LANDRUNG
Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descend through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola. The Ghandrung trails descends steeply from Tadapani, through forests, a short steep descend among rocks lead to a stream crossing, then the descent continues gently past over streams, finally leading out on the ridge to Ghandrung. Our Lunch spot in Ghandrung. Ghandrung a huge Gurung village at 1940 meters is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is a confusing cluster of closely spaced, slate-roofed houses. There are neatly terraced fields situated both above and below the town. It is wonderfully easy to get lost in the network of narrow alleyways while trying to trek through the village. There is a larger handicraft factory at the top of Ghandrung. The views of Annapurna South from here are out standing. Machhapuchhare, seen from here in its fishtail aspect, peeps over a forested ridge. ACAP has visitor center and an office in Ghandrung and provides offers information about it activities. From Ghandrung, all the way down hill to Sauli Bazaar. The downhill trails leads to the river and then climb to Landrung, a Gurung village at 1550 meters. O/N in Landrung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D) DAY 09: LANDRUNG / DHAMPUS
From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual oval shaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 meters, with several lodges along the trails. The trail emerges into the main Modi Khola Valley. The trails climb through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge at 1690 meters, the trails climb Bichok (also known as Bheri Kharka). The trails climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 meters where there are views of mountains can be see from Deurali and break 1 hour for lunch. From Deurali all way is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 meters. It takes approx. 2 hour. The trails down through Pothana pass a police check post. At Dhampus, you are rewards with great views of the mountains that continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge. O/N in Dhampus at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)DAY 10: DHAMPUS / POKHARA
From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 meters, in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park, the trail down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at 1080mtres. It takes approx: 2 hours treks catch our vehicles and drive to Pokhara. Our lunch spot in Pokhara Hotel. After Lunch you are free as your own in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)
DAY 11: POKHARA CITY TOUR
After breakfast we've sightseeing around Pokhara valley. You're free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. After lunch you're free to shop for souvenirs or rest. O/N in Pokhara. (B/L/D)DAY 12: POKHARA - RAFTING - ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive to rafting site (Trisuli River for White water Rafting) it takes approximately 3hrs drive from Pokhara. This River is popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli River is also an ideal beginner's River. Lunch we'll be served after 3hrs rafting in the riverside. After lunch, drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. 4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall. O/N in Chitwan. (B/L/D) DAY 13: ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
6:00 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: LUNCH. After lunch, canoeing: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
8:00 PM: Dinner around the camp firing. O/N in Chitwan. (B/L/D)
DAY 14: ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK / KATHMANDU
6.00 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at 9.39 AM. to Kathmandu.
The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 15: DEPARTURE:
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final departure. (B)