Tour description provided by G Adventures

From the colours and magic of Kathmandu's markets to the serenity of Himalayan trails, this 10-day adventure offers an intriguing blend of well-paced excursions. The rugged foothills of the Annapurna Range will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of mountain vistas. Experience Nepal from a different perspective as you explore Chitwan National Park on a 4x4 safari. With many included activities and options for more, like a soak in the restorative waters of a natural hot spring, you'll come away with a full and real appreciation of this fascinating land.


Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kathmandu (1L)

Take a tour of the world heritage sites of Durbar Square and Bhaktapur. Opt to visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world, or Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles. Included Activities: Patan Durbar Square Tour Bhaktapur Excursion Sisterhood of Survivors Project

Day 3 Kathmandu/Pokhara

A lively bus ride along stunning scenery brings us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pay a visit to the striking temple of Brindabasim which stands proudly over Pokhara. Later, opt to relax in a café, hire a boat and float around the lake, or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)

Day 4 Pokhara/Ghandruk

Drive to the start point of the trek, Naya Pul. Throughout the trek, come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on the grassy pastures. Enjoy the opportunity to visit monasteries and temples. Along the way we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes. Opt to soak in natural hot springs (you've earned it). Included Activities: Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Day 5 Ghandruk/Landruk

Trek through the foothills from Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda for a rest and an optional soak in the hot springs. Continue on to Landruk, enjoying the views along the way. Included Activities: Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 2

Day 6 Landruk/Dhampus

For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hrs to Dhampus, where we stop for the evening. Included Activities: Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 3

Day 7 Dhampus/Royal Chitwan National Park

Make the final 2 hr trek to Phedi. Catch a ride from there to Pokhara for lunch. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Chitwan National Park. Known as the Terai Tarai ("moist land"), the landscape you travel through today is a belt of marshy grassland, savannah, and forests at the base of the Himalayas. Included Activities: Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 4 Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

Day 8 Royal Chitwan National Park

Explore the national park by 4x4 safari before a guided half-day walk inside the park. Enjoy free time to go on a canoe ride or to enjoy some bird watching. The Terai-Duar region is home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as well as elephants, Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, and other wild animals. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Royal Bardia National Park preserve significant sections of habitat for these animals, making them home to some of the greatest concentrations of rhinoceros and tigers left in South Asia. Included Activities: Chitwan 4x4 Safari Royal Chitwan National Park Guided Walk

Day 9 Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu and enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring. Opt to visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath or the monkey temple. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

Day 10 Kathmandu

Depart at any time.