Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
After arriving at the airport, you will be received by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner along with Nepalese cultural dance is provided. Short brief about the trek (preparation). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
We will leave early in the morning after breakfast. Kathmandu to Pokhara approximately 7-8 hours drives.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara –Nayapul/ Trek to Ulleri
Today, we will move to Nayapul from Pokhara from private car. Trek begins after we reach to Ulleri. It might be a little difficult because we have to walk continues steep upward walking for 2 to 3 hours then a gradual upward walk. Walking through the forest, we will enjoy the view of Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Himchuli. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
After the pleasant morning, we will leave from Ulleri village towards the Ghorepani. It is the journey where our trail ascends to a higher altitude. The trail follows the forest filled with oaks and rhododendron. After walking for about 4 hours we will arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 05: Hike to sunrise Poonhill / trek to Chuile
Ghorepani is the main point to go to Poonhill. We will leave early in the morning so that we won’t miss the beautiful view of sunrise. Poonhill is the viewpoint where we can see a combination of more than 10 mountains. After enjoying the spectacular view, we will head to Chuile. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to upper Sinwa
After breakfast, we will head to upper Sinwa leaving the Chuile behind. The trail continues through the narrow tracks, about 6-7 hours of long walk we will reach upper Sinwa. Mt. Fishtail, Himchuli can be seen clearly.
Day 07: Trek to Deurali
Today, we will trek through the mountains for Deurali. The descending walk in the stone steps and an uphill walk to Sinwa then following the downhill walk to the bamboo, catches your breath. The trail passes from running streams, mountain flowers and stunning mountain views. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Starting from Deurali, we pass through Machhapuchre base camp, a region surrounded by mountains. From the base camp, we get mesmerizing views of the majestic mountains. Our walk to Annapurna sanctuary is simply a holy experience. After half an hour walk from M.B.C. and we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is surrounded by Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Himchuli (6434 m) and Machhapuchre (6997 m) which even at 4130 m altitude high above. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.
After a lovely time in the tranquillity of the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,760m. via Chomrong. Approx. 5 – 6 hours.
From Bamboo, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Sinuwa, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu Danda. You can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu Danda. overnight stay at Jhinu Danda (hot spring).
Day 11: Trek to Trek to Nayapul 6 hrs walk with 1 hr drive to Pokhara.
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 12: Guided Sightseeing in Pokhara
After breakfast, a full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city begins. There will be a professional city guide and a private tourist vehicle at your disposal. You will visit the following sites:
The temple lies in the centre of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave has situated 2 km from the Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by the Seti Gandaki River, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithvi Highway Bridge near bus park provide a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps:
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woollen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
World Peace Pagoda:
World Peace Pagoda, also known as Pokhara Shanti Stupa, is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument. It is the shrine built as a symbol of peace. The spot is situated at the height of 2,100 meters on the Ananda Hill. Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world i.e. Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. It also provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake.
International Mountain Museum
The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute to maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicentre for their explorations.
The Himalayan range of Nepal is not important to the summiteers record holders only but also to the geologists, environmentalists and sociologists as it harbours innumerable mysteries and facts the scientists and geologists are striving hard to dig out. http://www.internationalmountainmuseum.org/introduction.htm
Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus - 7 hours
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping tour, Mountain biking and other activities.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Day 14: International departure homeward bound.
Today as per your international flight time, our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking
staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.