Day 1 Kathmandu Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu (1L) Take a tour of the world heritage site of Bhaktapur and visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world.
Opt to visit 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.
Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Bodhnath Stupa Visit
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, paraglide over the lake, or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
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).
Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 1
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.
Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 2
Day 6 Landruk/Pokhara For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hr enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. End the trek in Kande and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara where you will spend the night.
Annapurna Foothills Trek Final Day
Day 7 Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park Continue on 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.
Barauli Community Homestay
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 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.
Chitwan 4x4 Safari
Royal Chitwan National Park Guided Walk
Barauli Community Homestay
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.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Kathmandu Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits.