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What to Expect
 Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m)

Day 2: Optional Kathmandu sightseeing 

Day 3: Kathmandu– Pokhara (895m) 25 mins flight – Nayapul (1,074m) 1hr drive – Birethati (1,025m) 30mins hike

Take scenic flight to Pokhara. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Further trek down the hill to Birethati 

Day 4: Birethati – Ghandruk village (1,970m) 5hrs hike

Start to ascend uphill to Ghandruk passing through rhododendron and oak forest. After 3 hrs hike we reach Kimche for lunch. Continue to climb further higher until we will reach unusual oval shaped houses and stoned streets . Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 5: Ghandruk – Tadapani (2,590m) 5 hrs hike

We continue upwards through Bheri kharka and stop here for lunch. We continue to trek into the rhododendron forest and over a small pass to Tadapani. Walking uphill, we will reach the village of Tadapani where we stay overnight here.

Day 6: Tadapani – Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) 7 hours hike

We trek through forest following a trail originally used by villagers from Ghandruk. Start to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali and continues up to Bayeli Kharka  A clear view of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen to the west of the lodge.

Day 7: Bayeli Kharka – Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4hrs trek

Trek on a grassy slope and passes through numerous herders’ huts and Dzo grazing in the fields. If you’re lucky you might spot beautiful Daphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal as well the Himalayan Tahr high above the trail. 

Day 8: Upper Chistibung – Kopra Ridge (3,660m) 4hrs trek

We trek through steady ascent alpine meadows once you reach at ridge enjoy the full panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna south can also be seen

Day 9: Day hike from Kopra Ridge

Today we have option for a day hike  towards Kaire Lake, As it might take 11 hours to reach there and return back. Or one can join another half day hike. Return back to the lodge at Kopra Ridge

Day 10: Kopra Ridge – Swanta Village (2,200m) 5hrs hike

Continuing our trek we descend further downwards to Swanta Village. Views of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen through the trail providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses  

Day 11: Swanta Village – Ulleri (1,309m) 7hours hike

We descend to Ulleri, walking down for few minutes and join the main trail to Ghorepani walking downhill through rhododendron forest to Ulleri 

Day 12: Ulleri– Nayapul –Pokhara, approx 4 hrs trek

We join the trail that descends downhill all the way to Birethati. Drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 14:  Back home
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kathmandu
Duration
13 days
Return Details
Kathmandu
Inclusions
  • Airport transfers,
  • Internal flight: Kathmandu-Pokhara (Note: weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Some of luggage can be left in Kathmandu with free of charge)
  • Private vehicle Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • 3 nights hotel*** in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • 1 night hotel*** in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Tea house lodge accommodation with breakfast during trek,
  • Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages (bottled water, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal equipment,
  • Personal bills,
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilo including day pack
  • Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entry
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects) and public liability insurance.
  • Tips
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Additional Information
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Tipping is a nice way of saying thank-you and appreciating to crew members (leader, guide, cooks, porter) who will play a vital role in your trekking experience. We will suggest and encourage you to be generous about tipping they have done for you. The recommended amount for trekking guide is Rs. 400/ day and for Porter Rs. 200/ day by each client.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Full day tour : US$ 60 Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing Half Day Tour US$ 40
  • with transfer, English speaking guide and entrance fees)
  • Walking boots. A pair of water repellent boots with ankle support.
  • Gaiters. A pair used to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow.
  • Walking socks.
  • Trainers or trail shoes. Can be use in and around lodge in the afternoons/evenings.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (Gore-Tex or similar).
  • Trekking trousers.
  • Long sleeve shirts (not cotton).
  • Micro fleece.
  • Mid to heavyweight fleece.
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
  • Fleece pants.
  • Medium weight down jacket (e.g. Nuptse jacket by The North Face).
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens and/or gloves.
  • Wool or fleece hat.
  • Sun hat.
  • Bandana or scarf.
  • Head torch. Bring extra batteries.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Face mask
  • Sleeping bag (Note: it is possible to rent this in Kathmandu for about $1 per day).
  • Day pack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing.
  • Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized.
  • Two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best).
  • Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF.
  • Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira).
  • Favorite snack food.
  • Books, iPod and cards etc.
  • Trekking poles (optional).
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Earplugs (optional).
  • Baby wipes (optional).
  • Hand sanitizer (optional).
  • Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter). Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.
  • Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
  • Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.
  • Note: we provide a comprehensive group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as:
  • Any personal medications.
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets.
  • Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
  • Rehydration powder e.g. Dioralyte.
  • Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
  • Throat lozenges.
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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