Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. We ensure you a comfortable drive from the airport to the hotel. You can visit nearby places in the evening to get a feel of Kathmandu air. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3hrs,
On the second day, you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes. From Pokhara, the city of lakes, you will drive to Phedi which takes about 1 hour. The actual trek begins from Phedi as you walk for 3 hours to reach Dhampus village. The walk comprises steep ascends, rhododendron forest, stone staircases, and beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Massif. Overnight in Dhampus.
Day 3: Trek from Dhampus Village to Tolka 1700m/5hrs,
After spending a night in the beautiful Dhampus village inhabited by the Gurung communities, you will slowly head towards Tolka. The trek from Dhampus to Tolka passes through beautiful rhododendron forests blooming with flowers. Walking through the suspension bridges, you will cross Modi Khola and Mardi Khola. With a lot of uphill and downhill walks, you will reach Bheri Kharka, a Gurung village, before reaching Tolka. Overnight in Tolka.
Day 4: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m/5hrs,
Enjoying the stunning views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other Himalayan ranges, you will head from Tolka to Jhinu Danda. The day has a lot of descending through stone staircases, which can be somewhat challenging. Thus, prepare yourself and your children physically and mentally. Passing through the Gurung village of Landruk can be an exciting cultural experience. The trail includes other interesting places like the waterfall and the natural hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. After about 5 hours of total trek, you will reach Jhinu Danda, where you will spend your night at.
Day 5: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Village / 5 hrs
The day has 5 hours of the trek through beautiful landscape and astounding views. From Jhinu Danda, you first descend and then ascend towards a ridge giving you a clear view of Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong village. Passing through rhododendron forests, you will slowly reach Ghandruk. The beautiful village is the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region, where you can enjoy Gurung lifestyle, architecture, and also dress in the Gurung attire at the Gurung Museum. You will also catch an alluring panorama of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) from your hotel in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 6: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 1070m/4hrs and drive to Pokhara,
From Ghandruk, you gradually trace your way back, descending down the staircases. A short 2-hour walk from Ghandruk takes you to Syaulibazar. Then, the trail moves on dusty roads and you will also cross a suspension bridge over Modi River. Passing Birethanti, you will walk 2 more hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, a 2-hour drive will take you to Pokhara. In the evening, you can hang around the lakeside area enjoying the food and music of the lake city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
Day 7: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
You will leave to visit World Peace Stupa, early in the morning. After about 20 minutes’ drive from Lakeside, you will have to hike for about 20 minutes to reach the top of the stupa. The stupa is a synonym of peace and serenity, and you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake from the stupa. Then you will walk down through the forest to Phewa Lake for an hour and cross by boat to Lakeside. In the afternoon, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 8: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On your day of departure, we will bid you a sweet goodbye. Our team representative will drop you to the airport for your safe journey back to your country.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.