Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
On the first day, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) that takes about seven hours.This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty. At the end of the day, we stay overnight in lodge.
Pokhara, situated in the Kaski district, is the land of pristine beauty adorned by the majestic Himalayas, lush green hill and pleasant weather. The place is loaded with luxuriant vegetation and dotted with shimmering lakes. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within 30 miles of the city. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. This picturesque valley is also famous for such adventure activities as paragliding, rafting, rock climbing, canyoning, boating, fishing, golfing and cycling. Regarded the Nepal’s major adventure hub, it has reputation of being the second home for the tourists worldwide.
On the second day, we drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.)that takes one and half hours. We begin our trek from Nayapul (1050m.) and pass via Birethanti (1065m.). The first part of our trek is comfortable, alongside numerous small hamlets and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day to Tikhedhunga (1577 m). The journey will involve four and half hours of trekking. At the end of the day, we stay overnight in lodge.
The third day starts with a six hour trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Our trek begins with a steep 2 hours ascend and then level gently passing through Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way, we can see the scenic view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now our trail becomes easier, as it passes through the forest and descends gently to the final camp. At the end of the day, we stay overnight in lodge.
The fourth day starts with a five and a half hour trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.).Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the superb sunrise over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge
It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron and oak forests. We can hear chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village which offers good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. we ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) followed by a steep descend to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge
On the last, that is the fourteenth day, we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours.On the way we will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar, where Nepal's first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.
Our treks with Dinantha Panta and his team have been amazing adventures. Over the past month we have trekked to above 4000m in the Annapurna Himalayas and seen Rhinos wild on the plans of Chittawan. Its been an amazing time for the both of us. Most importantly to us, we were met by professional and friendly people from the airport, to the hotel and at every point during the planning and conduct of our 2 unique adventures... which were vigorous, fascinating and both life time memorable experiences. Though unusual weather for this time of year, we felt safe and included in our planning and decision making. We were guided and supported with safety as everyone's primary concern in less than optimum conditions. The uncharacteristically poor weather made our Annapurna Trek a real challenge this year but the Plan Team created a safe and fascinating journey. Thank You all!
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