Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. A short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
Day 02: Sightseeing Cultural Day in Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu. Your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines that reflect the ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Drive or fly to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel near Lake Phewa.
Day 04: Pokhara-Bhumdi [1520m]
Start the day with a drive to Thado Khola, passing beautiful Davis Falls on the way. Trek to Bhumdi through lush forest teeming with interesting flora and fauna. The trail starts up a long staircase to a ridge before dropping down to Bhumdi. In Bhumdi you will have good views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range and Fishtail. Overnight in Bhumdi. (3-4 hours walking)
Day 05: Bhumdi-Panchase Bhanjyang [2030m]
If the weather is clear, you will have more opportunities to view the beautiful mountains along the trail. Today’s trek takes us up through forest and then on to Bhanjyang, a small settlement at the foot of Panchase. From here the views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake are awesome. Overnight in Bhanjyang. (5-6 hours of walking)
Day 06: Panchase Bhanjyang-Panchase Peak-Chitre [1400m]
Hike to the Panchase Hill summit (2500m) for a panoramic view of the Annapurna peaks, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. The ruins of the temple at the summit sometimes shelter a holy man. The trek continues uphill steeply through sparse forests and pastures to Chitre, where we overnight. (6-7 hours of walking)
Day 07: Chitre-Matathanti [1200m]
Today’s trek takes us past scattered villages to the village of Matathanti, where we overnight.
Day 08: Matathanti / Ghaundrung [1940m]
An easy walk today before an ascent to Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung village in the region. Overnight in Ghaundrung.
Day 09: Ghaundrung
Take the day in Ghaundrung to rest and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area and the town. Overnight in Ghaundrung.
Day 10: Ghaundrung-Pothana [1910m]
Start off downhill to Modi Khola, crossing on a suspension bridge. The trail turns uphill to Landrung Village, where Machhapuchhre and Annapurna are visible from the trail. It’s an uphill walk through woodlands to Deurali, then a gradual downhill stretch to Pothana, where we overnight. (5-6 hours walking)
Day 11: Pothana-Pokhara [820m]
Walk to Damphus, then along the ridge to Phedi, passing rice fields and villages on the way. Then on to Pokhara. (3 hours walking); You’ll have time to relax or explore the Pokhara area. Overnight stay at hotel near Lake Phewa
Day 12: Pokhara Kathmandu
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in the Kathmandu area.
Day 13: Kathmandu departure
Departure from Nepal or continuation on the next stage of your trip.