Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1,350m
Our staff picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfers you to hotel. Overnight at 5-star hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Guided Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, our guide takes you for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley visiting UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites that includes Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. You can take the recommendation from the guide and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner of your choice, not inclusive in the trip package. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members brief you regarding your trek as well as provide you opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your upcoming adventure. Overnight at 3-star hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3hrs,
We catch our early morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. After a 35-minutes scenic flight to Pokhara, we take an hour-long drive to Phedi relishing the roadside view. Upon reaching Phedi, we start our first day of trek towards Dhampus village ascending through the rhododendron forest on a stone staircase. We continue our trek through a plain dirt road to finally reach Dhampus village. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre as well as Dhaulagiri I. Overnight at luxury Basanta Lodge in Dhampus.
Day 04: Trek from Dhampus Village to Majgaon 1600m/4hrs,
Today, we trek through densely forested trail filled with rhododendron and oak trees until we reach Pothana from where we can see the amazing view of Machhapuchhre (6993m). We continue to trek through the village of Patlekhet followed by the path of sub-tropical forests full of orchids, rhododendrons, and magnolias. Upon reaching the village of Majgaon, we can see the tribal-style houses and manicured gardens. Overnight at luxury Gurung Lodge in Majgaon.
Day 05: Trek from Majgaon to Landruk 1565m/5hrs,
Leaving the beautiful village of Majgaon, we trek through the side of the hill with gradual ups and downs, passing through some villages and farmlands, before reaching the Gurung village of Landruk. Landruk offers a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range. Overnight at luxury La Bee lodge in Landruk.
Day 06: Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk Village 1940m/4hrs,
Today, we head towards Ghandruk village descending to Modi Khola on the stone staircase. Crossing the bridge over the Khola, we continue to climb through steep stone steps to finally reach the picturesque village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a largest Gurung village from where the up-close view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) can be seen. Later, we take a short tour of the village and visit traditional Gurung museum and the Buddhist monastery. Overnight at luxury Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 1070m/4hrs and drive to Pokhara,
Leaving behind the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk, we head towards Nayapul, walking down on the stone-paved staircase. Following the trails of Modi River, we pass through the terraced fields and forests enjoying the amazing view of the surrounding valley in the background. We walk on the plain dusty road and cross over an iron bridge to arrive in Nayapul. We take a jeep and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at 3-star hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
Day 08: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
We take a pleasant early morning hike to World Peace Stupa which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Manaslu (8156m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Annapurna (8091m) along with the beautiful scenic view of whole Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. We then hike down to Phewa Lake through the forest and take a boat ride on the lake. Later in the afternoon, we take a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching we transfer you to the 5-star hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
Day 09: Final Departure to International Airport as per your flight schedule.
After having breakfast in hotel, we drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before scheduled flight back to home or other destination.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: 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.