Day 01 - Arrival to Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and clearing customs and immigration, you will be welcomed by our personal representative at the arrival zone (we assure you that our complete team roster at Discovery World Trekking (DWT) is professionally certified and registered with the government). Our representative will escort you by private transport to our hotel in Kathmandu, centrally and conveniently located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Thamel is well known as an exciting tourist hub and has a full range of restaurants and cuisine, gear and souvenir shops, pubs, nightspots and tourist facilities. After resting and refreshing at the hotel, the evening is yours to explore.
DAY 02 - Full Day Tour, Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will embark on a full day of sightseeing around the scenic Kathmandu Valley. You will be accompanied by our personal DWT guide, an expert on the architecture, culture and history of the valley.The days sights and activities include visits to the sacred, ancient shrines of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath, all still very active. Pashupatinath is one of the worlds most important Shiva shrines and a site of cremation for dignitaries. Boudhanath is one of the largest and grandest Stupa in Asia and busy from dawn to dusk with devotees. Swayambhunath, aka The Monkey Temple, is famously perched on a hill overlooking the city. The days tour includes a visit tothe otherworldly Patan Durbar Square.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 - Drive to Pokhara
We start our scenic drive after an early morning breakfast, traveling by tourist bus out of the valley and along the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. The beautiful scenery along the way includes the majestically flowing rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers.Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside.
DAY 04 - Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga
After a nourishing breakfast meal, we enjoy a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul, our trek starting point. Here we inaugurate our first steps on the trail. The route follows a pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. We pass through several rural settlements and gradually reach Tikhedunga. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 05 - Trek to Ghorepani
This day involves a vigorous ascent as we climb a long, steep series of stone steps on our way to Ghorepani. After the challenging steps we journey throughscenic villages and timberland. Although a difficult climb, along the way, we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks including the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Our destination is Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridge line. Overnight at Lodge.
Please Note: We also have longer trekking itineraries available that continue from Ghorepani including the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomosom and Muktinath as well as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
DAY 06 Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint, trek to Tadapani
Today we have an early start of the day as we begin before sunrise to ascend Poon Hill in time to view the sunrise on the Himalaya. The marvelous panoramic view from Poon Hill includes Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, the Annapurnas and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Tadapani, another beautiful village with views of the peaks! Overnight at Lodge.