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* Immaculate forest & traditional villages in the shade of the Himalayas
* Off the beaten track, constant views of the snowcapped mountains, beautiful villages, and panoramic scenery
* In the serene forest from the paddy fields to alpine region with spectacular wide angle views of the Mountain range including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare- the Fish Tail

Introduction:

Our adventure trip starts from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful city of Pokhara - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range. Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail Peak, stands out majestically.  This is a good trekking holiday as some of the best middle-hill treks are done along this part of the region under the spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. The trek features a combination of 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 gather 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 many small countries can boast, from abundant vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. It’s different lands and people almost every day which give the trekkers a tantalizing introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty. 
The trail is not too difficult as you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way.  The trail begins from Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush greenery amidst the hilly countryside- typical of the heartland of Nepal.
Tiny thatched roofed village houses, set amongst the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail).

Our adventure trip commences from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful city of Pokhara - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range and Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail Peak which stands tall majestically.  Preferable for a good trekking holiday, some of the best middle-hill treks are done along this part of the region under the spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. The trek features a combination of 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 peaceful 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 gather up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits.
The range of climate, vegetation and cultures that this trek passes through is more diverse than many other countries can boast about. From abundant vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields, its landscape and people keep changing along the way which gives the trekkers an attractive introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty.
 
The trail is relatively easy to hike on since you will be passing through several of villages along the journey. As the trail begins from Pokhara, the first portion passes through lush greenery amidst the hilly countryside- typical of the heartland of Nepal.
Tiny thatched roofed village houses, set amongst the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the magnificent snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail) in the backdrop.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in 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 Makanpurvillage 1,470m.

Day 06: Trek to Ghattachina and drive to Pokhara. 
Day 07: Drive to Rafting put in point and start rafting.
Day 08: Morning drive to Chitwan National Park.
Day 09: Full day Jungle Safari.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu. 
Day 11: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
 
 Departure Dates 2014  Availability
 15 Mar-25 Mar  Available
 12 Apr-22 Apr  Available
 10 May-20 May  Available
 20 Sep-30 Sep  Available
 18 Oct-28 Oct  Available
 15 Nov-25 Nov  Available
 13 Dec-23 Dec  Available
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.1, 300m via respective airlines.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer 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 Makanppur village 1,470m.
 

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 Makanpur village through the pristine rain forest till the camp is reached above the village, from this spot a view of Mt Annapurna south and Mt Machhapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village.

   
Day 06: Trek on route Pame 1,030m and drive to Pokhara 2 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 Ghattachina where the motorable road meets, from here a short trek through the paddy field for the overnight camp near the village of Pame located on the western point of Lake Phewa.

   
Day 07: 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 08: 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.

 

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 09: 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 1.5 to 2 hours back to the lodge for few hours of leisure before the next program as above in Day 12 till evening time.

   
Day 10: 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 11:

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 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis. 
 2.  Accommodation at Jungle Lodge in Chitwan for 2 nights with jungle activities on full board basis.
 3.  Tented accommodation at River Bank during rafting on full board basis. 
 4.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
 5.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 6.  Transportation Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara, Pokhara / Rafting / Chitwan / Kathmandu by non AC private vehicle.
 7.  Trekking and camping arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew on full board basis. 
 8.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 9.  One day rafting on Trisuli River with safety equipment.
 10. 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 & Pokhara Hotels.
 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

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, 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 just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. 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 kms and remains a very much 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 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 dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(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  ...(More)

 

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)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying 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 an 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 right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market 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 while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located 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 live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

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


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