Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, elevation (1,345 m)
We will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu with your name on the board. Drive you to the hotel where you can take some rest. Then if you want, you can go shopping or stay at the hotel. In the evening, join us for the welcoming dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy Nepali food taking with your trekking staff.
Day 2 Drive to Pokhara, elevation (820 m)
Have breakfast early in the morning, and then take a tourist bus to Pokhara. 6-7 hours bus ride along the river valley will allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush forest, villages, and river from the window. After we reach Pokhara, you will check into the hotel and rest for a while. Explore the beautiful lake city for the rest of the day. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and some caves can be your choices of the visit. In the evening, enjoy exploring the rich and vibrant streets of Pokhara.
Day 3 Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk, elevation (1,940 m)
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, which will take around an hour. Trek starts from Nayapul, heading towards Ghandruk. The trail is gentle and passes through the rhododendron forest most of the time. You will hike along the river listening to the serene noise of birds with a beautiful view of the mountains. It will take around 4-5 hours to reach Ghandruk, a charming village with an excellent panorama of Himalayas and landscapes. Stay overnight in the Village.
Day 4 Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani, elevation (2,630 m)
Today, we will have a short trek of about 2-3 hours. As Tadapani is not so far from Ghandruk, it will be a relaxing walk. The trail goes uphill between the forests. You will witness the breathtaking view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre along the way. Upon arriving at Tadapani, we take lunch and explore the Village and places around. Stay overnight at a nice tea house in Tadapani.
Day 5 Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli via Dobato, elevation (3,432 m)
After taking breakfast in Tadapani, we will set off for Bayeli. Mostly, the trail goes through rhododendron and oak forests. If you are lucky, you might see musk deer and red fox in the way. After crossing the forest, the trail ascends to the ridge of Deurali. You further walk uphill, passing through Dobato to reach Bayali Kharka. The duration of the trek to Bayeli from Tadapani is about 6-7 hours. There are tea houses in Bayeli for night stay.
Day 6 Bali to Khopra Danda, elevation (3,640 m)
We start our trek descending the trail with a gentle slope along with bushes and trees. In the way, you might see Danphe, Himalayan Thar, etc. It will take a few hours to reach Chistbung village from Bheyli. You can rest for a while there and then continue to hike towards Khopra Danda. The trail ascends through the alpine trees and gives you an opportunity to have fabulous views of Kaligandaki ridge and some of the tallest mountains such as Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and Dhawalagiri. Spend your night at a tea house in Khopra Danda.
Day 7 Trek to Khayer Lake and Hike around Khopra Danda, elevation (3,640 m)
Today, you will spend your day exploring Khopra Danda. A few hours trek will take you to Khayer lake, a beautiful lake with mountains all around. This place gives you a beautiful view of the Himalayas, including Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. The rest of the day, you can explore the Village, talking to the local people, and observing their culture and tradition.
Day 8 Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village, elevation (2,214 m)
After having breakfast in Khopra Dada, you will descend to Santa village. It will take about an hour to reach Upper Chistbung. The trail further descends along with the potato and barley farms and beautiful villages to Swanta village. Upon arriving there, you can take some rest and walk around the Village witnessing the village life of Magar People.
Day 9 Swantha to Ghorepani, elevation (2,860 m)
Today, you will trek from Swanta village to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start walking down the hill through beautiful green forests. Enjoy the glimpse of Annapurna range along the way. When you reach Ghorepani, you can enjoy the rest of the day exploring the Village chatting with local people. Spend your night at a tea house in Ghorepani.
Day 10 Trek to Poon Hill, Trek Down to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara, elevation: 820 m (820 m)
This is the day where you will get the glorious sunrise view over the Himalaya from Poon Hill. We start early in the morning hiking to Poon Hill from the majestic view of sunrise over the Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. From there, the trek continues descending to Nayapul. You will cross the beautiful forests and observe the Himalayas on the background before reaching Nayapul. The trek actually ends here, and we will drive to Pokhara and check into the hotel. After taking some rest, you can walk around the lakeside shopping for some souvenirs for your friends and family.
Day 11 Drive or Fly Back to Kathmandu, elevation (1,345 m)
You will have breakfast in Pokhara before driving back to Kathmandu. There is an option to take a flight to Kathmandu. Riding along the river, you will enjoy the view of landscapes, valleys, rivers, and green forests along the way. When you get to Kathmandu, take some rest in the hotel and spend your leisure time exploring cafes, lounges, and bars around.
Day 12 Departure
Your journey to Nepal finally ends today. We will drive you to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home. We wish you goodbye, and thanks for choosing Adventure Victory Team. We will be kept in touch and provide you information about all the packages that we have.