Package Price: USD 700
Trek Duration: 9 days
Trip Duration: 15 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
Highest Elevation: 3660m at Khopra Ridge/ 4600m at Khayer Lake
Season: Mid-February to Mid-June, Mid-September to Mid-December are good)
Trek Type: Tea House Trek
Permits: ACAP Permit, TIMS Card
Less crowded trekking trail in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Region with great panoramic view of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range with maximum elevation of 3660m (with optional side trip upto 4600m) offers you one of the best trekking experience in the lap of Himalayas. This trek offers great panoramic view of mountains, Lake, wide range of flora and fauna, great landscapes, traditional villages, hiking through sub-tropical forest to alpine forest.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu: Pick up from airport and drop in hotel included. Accommodation in 3 star level hotel with Breakfast included. Brief info about Nepal and trekkings in Nepal.
Day 2: City tour and Trek Preparation: If you are time bound then we can escape this day and drive to Pokhara or Flight (Domestic Flight to Pokhara with additional Amount) and Trek Preparation. Otherwise you can make City tour on your own (We can also provide City tour with guide but it will increase the trek package price. We will surely provide all information which sites to visit, how to reach there, Entry fees to the site and what to try in those areas). Kathmandu valley is beautiful valley with Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, Durbar Square (Palace), UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. We will make trek preparation, get introduce with the guide, Buy Trekking gears and for Rentals we will rent from Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara: 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. Transportation in Tourist Bus. For Fligt Trek Package price will slightly increase, we make this package including Tourist Bus service. If anything is missing then we can buy from Pokhara. Final Trek Preparation and sightseeing around Lakeside, Phewa Lake. Accommodation in 3 star level Hotel.
Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul (1 hr drive) Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): With 1 hr drive from Pokhara we will reach at Nayapul from where we can start trek, or we can take jeep upto Kimche (2hrs 30mins) with additional amount (this will reduce the trekking time). Ghandruk is beautiful village with great view of Mountains and full of Gurung Culture. We will hike around 3 hrs today.
Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2590m) : With around 4 hrs hike on the trekking trail uphill and downhill with the view of beautiful mountains Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli we will reach at Tadapani.
Day 6: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3450m) : Hike of around 5 hrs through the remote areas of Annapurna Region through the Rhododendron and Oak tree forest we will reach at Bayeli Kharka with the spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).
Day 7: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2975m): Uphill, downhill trek through the forest and pasture land where the Lhophorohrous (Danfe, national bird of Nepal) dance and Himalayan Thar Grazes, we will reach Upper Chistibung with walk of around 5 hrs.
Day 8: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3660m): Steady climb through the alpine forest, pasture land with around 4hrs walk we will reach at Khopra. With short walk from Khopra we will walk towards the Khopra Ridge, commonly called Khopra Danda. Danda is nepali word for Ridge. From the reidge we can see great view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna South with Kali Gandaki river flowing below.
Day 9: Khopra Ridge Exploration and Rest or side trip to Khayer Lake (4600m): Khayer Lake side trip is an Optional and for experienced trekkers as it takes around 9 hrs to reach Khayer Lake and Back to Khopra. Khayer Lake is scared alpine lake and beautiful too, mostly during Janai Purnima (full moon on July-August) festival of Hindu people comes here and pray. Otherwise we can take rest and explore Khopra Ridge.
Day 10: Trek to Swanta (2400m): Around 5-6 hrs hike we will reach to Swanta, mostly downhill hike with the view of Mountains, terraced fields.
Day 11: Trek to Ulleri (2050m): We will hike around 5-6hrs this day, downhill hike. Along the way we will join the trekking trail to Ghorepani Poonhill trek. We can also go to poonhill adding one extra day in this itinerary.
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara: With hike of around 5 hrs and drive of 1 hrs we will reach to Pokhara.
Day 13: Rest Day in Pokhara: Explore the beauty of Pokhara, you can also do adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Bungee Jump, Boating in Phewa Lake. We provide booking for these services too.
Day 14: Drive/Flight to Kathmandu: Shopping for Souvenir in Kathmandu, visiting some of the sites.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu: Airport drop service included. If you want to add your holiday and do more hikes then also we will provide those services.
P.S. The trekking trail from Nayapul to Tikhedunga and from Kimche to Nayapul is Off-road, the trail will be dusty and we can take jeep servie. Taking jeep service will reduce the hiking hours. If we avail jeep service then you should have to add $1oo for transportation.
Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and what you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.
Accommodation: Accommodation in 3 star hotel levels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek accommodation will be in tea houses/mountain lodges. All accommodation are served on twin sharing basis, single supplement will increase the price. But for the trek booked on single basis, you will be served on single supplement. During the trek during peak season it might be difficult to find room available on single basis.
Meals: Breakfast is included during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary. During the trek we will provide breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serving tea 2-3 times as well as fresh fruits per day as per itinerary. There will be farewell dinner as well as souvenir from us.
Physical Conditions & Experiences: No such experience need for this trek as well as you should be physical fit as this trek involves hiking through the forest, stoned paved path and need to hike for 6 hrs per day. Every age group person can do this trek.
Season for trekking: Can be done in all months, best time to trek is Mid-February to Mid-June and Mid-September to Mid-December. June to September is monsoon season and December to February is cold season. Peak season for trekking is October and November.
Additional Services with additional amount:
Note: This trek package price is made on the view for Private treks/solo traveler, if you are more than 2 people then please contact us to get price quote.
Note: This trek package can be customized as per your need, covering all expenses from arrival up-to departure. More person in a group helps to reduce the trek package as some of the cost can be distributed upon number of person. Such as guide cost remains same if you are travelling alone or with 4 other persons.
Bring represents bring that item from your country as the price for branded good will be same whether you buy from Nepal or your country. Buy represents buy in Nepal. Some items can be found cheaply in Nepal but expect it to be not as good quality as you expect. Some items are used just for trekking for such item buy in Nepal (Kathmandu/Pokhara). For renting we can rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara depending upon the trek.