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* Off the beaten track, constant views of the snow capped peaks, traditional villages, and panoramic scenery
* in the serene forest from the paddy fields to alpine region with fabulous wide angle views
* From Mt.Dhaualgiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare the Fish Tail

Our adventure trip starts from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful Pokhara Valley - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range. Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail Peak stands out majestically.  This will be a good walking holiday as some of the best middle-hill trekking is done along this part of the region, under spectacular view of the Annapurna Range, trek combines along with incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people. Ascending gradually beyond the beautiful villages of Bhumdi, we trek through the serene woods of Rhododendron and alpine meadows towards Panchase Danda, the most beautiful View Point of the Area. According to Dr. Tony Hagen, a famous Nepal Expert, Panchase may offer the only best point for dramatic photo Angle of the Annapurna - Dhaulagiri Massif.

Panchase is also a pilgrimage Place for the local people, who gathers-up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits.

This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire, from lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty.

The trail is not overly difficult, as you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way.  The trail begins in Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal.

Tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail)

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1, 300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m,
Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung 1,750m approx 3-4 hours walk.
Day 08: Morning free after lunch trek to Landruk 1,500m 2-3 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Australian Camp (Thulo Kharka) 2,050m approx 4-5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive to Rafting put in point and start rafting.
Day 12: Morning drive to Chitwan National Park.
Day 13: Full day Jungle Safari.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu.1, 300m via respective airlines.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Treks / Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal. 
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.
Day 03:  A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
  As per the flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff will transfer you to the domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara our trekking staff will receive you for a short drive on the suburb of Pokhara to start the scenic trek. Walk begins with an 1-2 hr uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a gradual walk for 2-3 hrs through the farm village of Gurung (one of the famed Gurkha hill tribes of Nepal) with few ups and down brings you to the overnight camp at the suburb of Bhumdi village. A superb view of the Annapurna mountain range can be seen from the campsite.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk.
 

Trek after breakfast leads to gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate for few hours, lunch is served on the open grass meadows after a 3-4 hr walk, after lunch a gradual climb through the woods, another two hours downhill and uphill walk brings you to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approx 2,200m altitude.

Panchase Bhanjyang is situated at the base of Panchase hill.The campsite here has magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 05:  Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m,
  Early morning 1-1/2 hr hike to Panchase-hill top at 2,509m for the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time (once in a year), pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. You can see the religious shrine around  and a view tower for the panoramic scenes of the western and eastern Himalayan range of mountains. After a wonderful time here return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Bhadaure village through the pristine rain forest till the camp is reached above the village, from this spot a view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Machhapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village at Bhadaure.
Day 06:  Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
  The trek today is an easy walk overlooking the views of the snow capped mountain and the terraced farm fields and fertile valleys passing through several farm villages and paddy fields, as we get lower area, come across more Hindu tribe the landscapes and climate changes into sub-tropical and to more rice paddy field. After 3 hours walk the trail joins at Nayapul, where most of the Annapurna and Kaligandaki trek begins. It will be quite a change after being in the absolute wilderness for the past few days; the walk from Nayapul is very gradual on the winding trail following the glacial river Modi upstream to camp at Syauli Bazaar, a small village at the bottom of Ghandrung village by the Modi River.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung 1,750m approx 3-4 hours walk.
  The trek from Syauli on leaving the river behind is an uphill walk nearly all the way to Ghandrung, passing through the village and terraced farm fields with occasional view of the Annapurnas. The last leg of the journey is quite easy till the large Gurung village of Ghandrung is reached for the overnight camp, after lunch, afternoon free to visit the village. Ghandrung is one of the major villages in the Annapurna area the people here of Gurung tribe of Mongol origin their religion Tibetan Buddhism, but also worship their own tantric family household deities of shamanisms and other natural spirits. The Gurung people are mostly farmers-shepherds and as well serving as gallant soldiers in the Nepalese -British and in Indian army.
Day 08: Morning free till lunch and trek to Landruk. 1,500m 2-3 hrs.
   A well worth morning rest after a good trek for five days, an optional hike around Ghandrung for more good views, visit the local village, after lunch time at Ghandrung, the trail leads downhill for an hour to Modi River, after the bridge an hour climbs to the Landrung village for the overnight stop, with grand views of the surrounding landscapes and of Mt.Annapurna South and Huichuli.
Day 09:  Trek to Thulo-Kharka 2,050m(Australian Camp) via Pothana 4-5 hours.
 

From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka and is also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu.

This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
  From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway. It is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Day 10:  Drive to Trisuli River and commence Rafting.
 

Morning after breakfast 3-4 hours drive reaches you for the next great adventure, rafting at Trisuli River. The driving journey leads to the "put in point" of Rafting, here you will be received by our Rafting Captain and will brief you on the safety measures regarding, River, rafting and about do' and don't, a picnic lunch will be served by the rafting staffs depending upon the time of your arrival, if it's too soon we will have on the beaches downstream.

Once in the Raft you'll have helmets, life-jacket and paddle each, the float down stream takes you through many interesting, exciting rapids, and before the end of the trip Bijili rapid will give you a big wash, and then back to the bank of the river at Kuringhat or further downstream depending where you started. Overnight at riverside resorts.

Day 11:  Morning drive to Chitwan National Park. 
 

Today after breakfast two hours drive leads further down on the flatland of southern Nepal. A few hours drive will bring you at the outskirt of the "Chitwan National Park" where the Jungle Camp staffs will receive you and transport you in other four wheel drive for half an hour drive into the dense Jungle of Chitwan for your last adventure of this trip. On arrival welcome by the senior naturalist or the manger for the briefing on do's and don't, lodge rules and activities. A fixed set lunch of continental or semi-continental lunch is served at 1 pm in the main dining hut. (If you are vegetarian or need Indian meals can be arranged prior to your pre-booking or on arrival) after lunch, at leisure for a few hours. Afternoon activities as per the Lodge set program for different groups. Afternoon Jungle activities are elephant briefing & bathing (depending upon the depth and size of the river at different seasons) Nature or Introductory walk.

Elephant Safari, jungle walk includes visit to the tower (Machan) visit and Jungle drives. 

After the afternoon jungle activities of 2-3 hours an evening program slide show on Chitwan National Park and its history, flora and wildlife. Cultural Tharu Stick Dance.  Dinner is served at 8 pm. The dinner will be served Nepali dishes or Chinese-Indian dishes.

Day 13: Full day Jungle Activities.
 

Early morning a knock at the door for your early Jungle activities, the morning program will be according to group wise either Bird watch tour, Elephant Safari or a Jungle walk.

After the morning program of 1.5to 2 hours back to the lodge for few hours of leisure before the next program as above in Day 12 till evening time.

Day 14:  Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.  
  Early morning wake up call with a knock at the door for different activities as in Day 13. After breakfast, prepare for the scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

Price includes following services:

  1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
  4. Transportation Kathmandu / Nayapul and Trek / Pokhara by non AC private vehicle.
  5. Trekking & camping arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew on full board basis.
  6. Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.
  7. Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
  8. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

 

Our price does not include followings:

  1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
  2. Nepal entry visa fees.
  3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
  4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
  7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
  8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions
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If you are not bound by time limitations, or have spare time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take the following extension trips to make your holiday even more interesting. Depending on the amount of extra time you have, you may choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari that allow sightseeing for rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting. Other options include a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot and even a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, and Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want to just stay in Kathmandu for relaxation or any other independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site, Chitwan National Park is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq km. It remains very much as untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park, situated in Nepal’s Western Terai, was established to protect representative ecosystems....(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is the most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi, who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominate the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. With an elevation of 2,195m and a distance of 32 km from the capital, the place offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Another attraction this hill station offers is the truly magnificent view of the sunrise. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:

The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape.
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Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values. ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty. ...(More)

 

Bungee Jumping:

Jumping beyond imagination! Just the imagination of jumping off a bridge of 160m above the Bhote Koshi river amidst the tropical gorge is enough to make your heart beat faster. This bungee jump with one of Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is for the real adventure seekers and is considered one of the best in the world.  The feeling of adrenalin rush is simply an absolutely unforgettable experience. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 km away from the Tibet Border....(More)

 

Paragliding:

Fly like a bird! Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has a unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just the right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend the nights with quick visits to local markets or monuments in the area. However, if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax during your stay. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti is labeled as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. With its historic character, this exceptional hotel is suitable for both short and long stay. Located at the city centre, it is only minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

 

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will feel like you are living a palace when you stay at Hotel Shanker.
 
Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will feel like you are living a palace when you stay at Hotel Shanker.  
 

Hotel Malla:
Aptly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist location, Thamel, in the heart of the city, the Malla Hotel is only a 20-minute drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location, the Malla Hotel offers a well-equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, as well as a health club with the latest workout equipment, sauna, massage, steam bath and Jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi, situated in the heart of Thamel, is the best choice for those wanting to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly and professional staff, and home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the regular visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Annapurna & Dhaulagiri
  • Trip Duration : 35 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : Panchase ridge top, 2,509 m
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