This trip comprises culture, nature and an introductory trek to Ghorepani-Poonhill. (Kathmandu Valley, Rafting-Chitwan Safari-Pokhara-Ghorepani Poonhill Trek)
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Kathmandu- Rafting
Day 04:Rafting -Chitwan
Day 05:Jungle activities
Day 06:Chitwan- Pokhara
Day 08:Pokhara- Birethanti- Tirkhedhunga
Day 11:Tadapani - Ghandruk
Day 12:Ghandruk - Pokhara
Day 13:Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short walk tour to Durbar Square. Welcome dinner in the evening. O/N hotel
Day 02Kathmandu. Breakfast. Sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Sightseeing tours to Patan. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
Day 03Kathmandu- Rafting After breakfast, drive about 3 hours to rafting put in point. You will raft on the white water rapids of grade 3 to 4 of Trishuli River. Dinner by the riverside. Overnight tent.
Day 04Rafting -Chitwan After breakfast, again you will raft for a couple of hours and then you will proceed to Chitwan National Park. Overnight in the bungalows.
Day 05Jungle activities Dug out canoe trip for crocodiles and aquatic birds viewing. Tungle trek (3 hours) or visit Elephant breeding farm to see how elephants breed, young ones trained and tamed. Elephant back safari or Jeep safari (Optional). In the evening, Tharu dancing program. Dinner and overnight bungalows.
Day 06Chitwan- Pokhara AM bird watching program (1 hour). After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (150 km, 5 hours!). After refreshment, walk along the lakesides. Overnight hotel.
Day 07Pokhara AM after breakfast visit Mahendra Cave, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave, Bindhebasini Temple.PM boating in Phewa Lake for one hour. Overnight hotel.
Day 08Pokhara- Birethanti- Tirkhedhunga You will be transferred by car to Nayapul which takes about 2hrs.then you start trek via Birethanti (073m.).You will follow the bank of Bhurungdi Khola,river untill Tikhedhunga (1575m).Then you will have a bit steep up of an hour walk till Ulleri(2073m) Overnight in the lodge in Ulleri.
Day 09Ullery-Ghorepani. You will gain gradually more altitudes on this day. you will walk about 4-5hrs.Overnight in Lodge in Ghorepani(2800m)
Day 10Ghorepani-Tadapani Early in the morning you walk up to Poonhill (3400m)to have sunrise view to the Annapurna massif and Dhawalagiri(8167m) and other ranges.You will be lost at this moment into the Shangrila. After coming back from Poonhill,you will have breakfast then start to walk down to Deorali on the way to Tadapani.All the way, you will walk through the forest in peacefull and calm atmosphere. Its rhododendron forest.In March all the forest blooms.It looks more than beautiful in spring.Overnight at lodge in Tadapani(2650m).
Day 11Tadapani - Ghandruk You descend down to Ghandruk. Its very easy walk. you will see all the Annapurna and Machhapuchre snow capped peaks right in front of you all the way down from Ghorepani. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung Village. Most of them have been in British Gurkha military. You will see the Gurung Culture. They are smiling every time and hospitable. There are nice lodges in this village. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 12Ghandruk - Pokhara You will descend down about 6hrs. After arriving birethanti you will take car to Pokhara. overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13Pokhara - Kathmandu After breakfast fly to Kathmandu ( 35 minutes). Transfer to hotel. Sightseeing tours to Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14Kathmandu. Free time for fancy-free shopping. Overnight hotel.
Day 15Departure. Transfer to airport.