Nepal has been synonymous for travellers around the globe for adventure, trekking, natural wildlife, and tour activities. Most travellers do not miss the city of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Nepal also offers a cocktail of arts, culture, tradition and ancient history to every travelers.
A city tour of Kathmandu familiarizes you with the historic architecture, culture and lifestyle of the bygone era. The visited locations being listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site makes this journey that much more worthwhile.
Put on your sun hat and walking poles ready for you next trek in Nepal. The trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill and then to Ghandruk is a suitable trek for starters. This trek route in Nepal is considered one of the most beautiful treks in the world and the walking made easy with majestic scenery and mix of culture. Head towards Chitwan to know more of the natural wildlife of Chitwan National Park in the full day jungle safari. You might capture the Asian one-horned rhino or the royal Bengal tiger in you camera, if you are lucky.
The royal courtyard of Bhaktapur city is where your next stop is. The architecture of this ancient city has been well preserved through ages. A short drive to Nagarkot will take you to experience the alluring sunset in the west. Changu Narayan, also a listed heritage site, is our final destination.
- Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu.
- Day 02 Kathmandu City excursion.
- Day 03 Kathmandu – Pokhara via 3 hrs. Trishuli River Rafting
(200 km, 5/6 hrs drive).
- Day 04 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
(1,495 m / 4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs walk.
- Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m / 9,350 ft), 5-6 hrs walks.
- Day 06 Hike Poon hill (3210 m / 10528 ft), and trek to Ghandruk
(1950 m / 6398 ft), 6-7 hrs trek.
- Day 07 Ghandruk to Pokhara (910 m / 2,986 ft), 5 hrs walk &
1 hrs drive.
- Day 08 Full day Pokhara excursion.
- Day 09 Pokhara -Chitwan (155 km, 4-5 hrs drive).
- Day 10 Full day jungle safari (Chitwan National Park).
- Day 11 Chitwan – Kathmandu (160 km, 4-5 hrs drive).
- Day 12 Final departure.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa - the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara via 3 hrs. Trishuli River Rafting (200km, 5/6 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to rafting starting point (Charaudi,75
KM 2-3 hrs. drive) through countryside picturesque landscape. The trip hits a
few thrilling rapids called “LADIES DELIGHT”, “UPSET” and “SURPRISE.” After
Lunch drive to Pokhara offers an excellent views of the Himalayas and passes
through several roadside bazaars and villages. Transfer to Hotel and free
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
(1,495m/4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Breakfast in Lakeside
(Pokhara) and 1 ½ hour car / van / hiace and bus drive according to group size
to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous
riverside village beside the Modi River & Broomdi Khola.( stream) We head
up the main trail and follow upstream of Broomdi Khola (stream) to Sudame where we climb gradually up the
side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga
final destination of the day.
Overnight at guest house run by the typical
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start
with steeply ascends on the long stone staircases to Ulleri village with the
amazing landscape and marvelous view of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. We spend
a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery
gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more.
After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at
Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri
and Annapurna Himalayan range.
Day 06: Hike Poon hill
(3210m/10528ft), and trek to Ghandruk(1950m/6398ft), 6-7 hrs trek
An early morning start for 45 minutes hike up to Poon hill
(3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron
forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the
high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western
Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and wised range of Annapurna Himalayas
including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way
to Manaslu. After a great time in Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani, breakfast
and continue trek to Tadapani through thick pine and rhododendron forest with
occasionally flat, more ascends and descends along the ridge to Tadapani. The
trail continues through the forested and downhill path most of the way with
occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the
trail to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung
village, a modern sample clean and village of Nepal and explore the surrounding
area, visit typical museum and simply relax at the hotel.
Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 5 hrs walk &
1 hr drive
This is our last day walk through the scenic landscapes and
local villages to get down to the Syalui bazzar settled in river bank of Modi River.
The walk is moderately flat most of the way following down stream of Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek
to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara, overnight.
Day 08: Full day Pokhara excursion
After breakfast, exceed Davi’s waterfall, Gupteshwor Mahadev
cave, Tibetan refugee camp, historical museum, Seti River gorge and
international mountaineering museum.
Day 09: Pokhara - Chitwan ( 155 km, 4-5 hrs drive)
Drive to Chitwan National Park- One of the Asia's best
preserved natural habitat of Great one horned rhinoceros, Royal Benagal Tiger
and many other endangered species of mammals, birds and aquatic lives. After
refreshment, take a short walk tour to the village of Tharu aboriginal people whose
life style remains unchanged over the century.
Day 10: Full day safari (Chitwan)
After breakfast, you will set out on a dog out canoe in
Rapti River to watch the aquatic birds. If luck favors you, you will get to see
the one of the endangered species of crocodiles-Gharial. The boat ride lasts
for 30 minutes and you will visit the Elephant breeding camp, where you will
have chance to play with the young elephant babies and learn how the elephants
are captured in the wild, how they are tamed and trained to work for human
Option: After the canoe trip, interested people with prior
arrangement can take jungle walk tour that lasts 3 hours. It's a complete
jungle walk trek on foot, guided by experienced jungle guides and sikaris.
Return to hotel in the afternoon.
After lunch, you will again go to explore the flora and
fauna of the park on the elephant back! Great experience! Great One Horned
Rhinoceros is the unmistakable sight. Other animals commonly seen are Sambar,
Spotted deer and wild boars.
Day 11: Chitwan – Kathmandu (160 km, 4-5 hrs drive)
Early morning, you will take a bird watching trip guided by
our experienced and qualified birdwatcher guides. Chitwan National Park,
habitat to more than 500 different species of resident and migratory birds, is
a haven for bird watchers. Return to hotel for breakfast then, drive back to
Kathmandu through the upstream of Trishuli River with terraced field and
hamlets. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 12 : Final Departure
Transfer to airport and fly to onward destination.
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.