Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]: Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara [970 m] Via Rafting- (B,L): After an early breakfast, you drive to the rafting starting point where we will begin rafting for about two to three hours on exhilarating rapids. You will then drive to the city of Pokhara to get the chance to view the natural beauty of this area.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul trek to Banthanti [2,130 m] - (B,L,D): After breakfast we drive for one hour to Nayapul and then begin walking towards Birethati. We then cross the river at Birethati and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola river to start the long steep climb to Ulleri then walk further along to Banthanti where we spend the night. Drive an hour and Walking hour 5-6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani [2,810 m] - (B,L,D): After breakfast we continue our trek along the trail. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley, passing through Rhododendron forest then eventually reaching the village of Ghorepani wherewe spend a night. Walking hour 3-4 hours.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,645 m] - (B,L,D): During the night, your guide will check for clear weather to make the one-hour climb up to the Poonhill viewpoint at 3,210m. It’s usually misty when you start off and arrive, then at sunrise the clouds part to reveal one of the most majestic sunrises in the world; Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountain are all viewable from here. We then head back to Ghorepani for breakfast before trekking down to Tadapani. Walking hour 5-6 hours. Along the trail towards Tadapani, we make climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960 meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, we then turn off to Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani Ghandruk [1,945 m] - (B,L,D): From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village. Walking hour 3-4 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara [970 m] - (B,L): From Ghandruk it’s a long descent to the settlement of Shauli Bazaar at 1,140m. Once there, it’s an easy and pleasant walk along the Modi Khola riverbank to Birethanti at 1,065m, where we stop for lunch. Birethanti is a beautiful riverside village that is usually busy with many trekkers starting and finishing their treks. From here we trek to Nayapul then catch a car back to Pokhara. The evening is free to relax and catch up on some last minute shopping. Walking hour 4-5 hours and drive about an hour.
Day 08: Pokhara Drive to Chitwan National Park [850 m] - (B,L,D): After a hearty breakfast, we will drive to Chitwan, Arrive Chitwan National Park. Transfer to the lodge followed by refreshments and a briefing about the Programme
13.00 hrs: Arrival/Briefing/Lunch.
15.30 hrs: Culture tour to Tharu village.
17.00 hrs: Museum tour & sunset viewing over the Rapti River.
19.00 hrs: Dinner.
20.00 hrs: Tharu stick Dance.
Day 09: In Chitwan National Park [850 m] - (B,L,D):
06.00 hrs: Wake-up Call
06.30 hrs: Breakfast
07.15 hrs: Dog-out canoeing (Buddi Rapti) / Shoret Jungle Walk. Visit elephant Breeding Centre
12.30 hrs: Lunch
13.15 hrs: Elephant Bathing
15.00 hrs: Elephant Back Safari
19.00 hrs: Free time for refreshment
20.30 hrs: Dinner
Day 10: Breakfast at Hotel Drive to Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B):
06.00 hrs: Wake-up Call
06.30 hrs: Tea/Coffee
07.00 hrs: Bird Watching.
08.30 hrs: Breakfast
09.15 hrs: Departure.
After breakfast in Chitwan, we drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): There are plenty of interesting sites to visit in the Kathmandu valley like the Old Palaces at Patan, Bhaktapur, Durbar square, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple or you may wonder down town Thamel to shop for souvenirs and sample the various restaurants of Kathmandu. We are happy to offer you some recommendations.
Day 12: Fly back home [1,330 m] - (B): We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures.
The best of three worlds: rivers, mountains and jungles.
"Minimum 04 Pax needed to run this trip"
This trip allows you to experience the best combination of wildlife and adventure.
The trip begins with thrilling white water rafting in Trishulii River, one of the most popular and demanding rafting rivers in Nepal suitable for all kinds of paddlers. We board a raft and set off on a leisurely floating trip down the Trisuli.
In order to witness the beauty of some of the highest peaks of the world we trek around the Annapurna Region, a majestic section of the Himalayas in Nepal. This trek not only offers the breathetaking view of the mountains but also allows you to know about the Gurung and Magar community living in Annapurna region while we walk through the colorful rhododendron forests.
After having good time in the mountain we arrive at a rusty jungle lodge where we will be spending couple of days. This stay will be more exciting as you will be experiencing wildlife closely. Elephant ride in the Chitwan National Parks offers you the best possible way to witness some of the animals such as one horned rhinoceros, dears, following with jeep jungle safari which explores the jungle even more allowing you to witness the elusive Royal Bengal tiger and numbers of exotic tropical birds.
After fantastic time in the River, Mountain and Jungle we return back to Kathmandu and departure with wonderful memories.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking offers panoramic view of mountains within a short span of time frame. It takes couple of days from Pokhara to reach Ghorepani and Ghandruk, which is the native homeland of world famous Gurkha Soldiers as well as known for the great views including the both famous mountains Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri as well as other prominent snow-capped peaks in the Western Development Region of Nepal. For a panoramic view of northern mountains, Punhill (3193m. which is about an hour's climb away from Ghorepani Pass above Ghorepani Village also offers best view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukchey Peak in the northwest and Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Nilgiri in the northeast. The Punhill also offers far-sighted aerial view of Kaligandaking Valley (former main trading route between Nepal and Tibet via Mustang) which is considered as world's deepest gorge between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna range and one of the popular trekking spots in Nepal.