Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The trip starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the airport, our company representative will welcome you and take you to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi and ride and trek with Horse to Dhampus 1650m/2 hours
Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway. From Pokhara, a private car will take you to Phedi from where the trek begins. Climb the stone staircase through the forest, all the way to Dhampus. You pass through traditional villages and terraced rice fields before reaching Dhampus. Enjoy a stunning view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) from Dhampus Gurung village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Ride and trek with Horse from Dhampus to Landruk Village 1565m/6 hours,
Today’s ride and trek take you to another Gurung village in the Annapurna region, Landruk. It will be a quiet journey through the lush green forests of rhododendron. You can enjoy the views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) as you ascend on the flagstone steps. The village of Landruk is well known for its ethnic culture and hospitality along with the stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains. Overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Ride and trek with Horse from Landruk Village to Ghandruk Village 1940m/5 hours,
First, you descend to Modi Khola and cross the suspension bridge. Then you follow the uphill trail and make your way to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk has many lodges, traditional stone houses, and a Gurung museum. You can see the closest views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) from here. Overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Ride and trek with Horse from Ghandruk Village to Tadapani 2590m/4 hours,
You leave Ghandruk and follow the trail that takes you through the rhododendron, oak and maple forests. After arriving in Bhaise Kharka, you stop for lunch. Then you make an uphill climb to reach Tadapani. The village offers great views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli Peak (6441m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Ride and trek with Horse from Tadapani to Ghorepani 2750m/6 hours,
A short ride through the forest and across small streams leads to a steep climb to Deurali (3090m). After lunch in Deurali, you follow the flat trail through the bamboo bushes and then make a sharp descent to arrive in Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a big settlement with Gurung and Magar inhabitants, which provides amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Ride and trek with Horse from Ghorepani to Tatopani 1190m/7 hours,
The day starts with a hike to Poon Hill (3193m) to observe the stunning sunrise over the high Himalayas, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Later, you hike back to Ghorepani and continue to trek through the forest. You pass through various villages as you descend alongside Ghar Khola on a forested trail. The easy downhill trek brings you to Kali Gandaki River, crossing which you reach Tatopani. You can enjoy a warm dip in the natural hot spring in Tatopani as you relish the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara with private car and transfer to Hotel
Leaving Tatopani, today you drive back to Pokhara via a private car, enjoy the countryside view. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you can take a walk around the lakeside area and enjoy the live music and good food served in the lakeside restaurants. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
In the morning, you hike to World Peace Stupa, from where, you can get a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and several other mountain peaks. Then you walk down to Phewa Lake and cross the lake on a boat. Later, an afternoon flight will take you to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 10-day trip comes to an end. Our company representative will take you to the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.
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 65 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.