Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambhunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Today, after having breakfast early in the morning, we will drive you to Pokhara. Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take around 7 hours by tourist bus. We will stay at hotel tonight.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Today, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by a private vehicle from Pokhara. And then after 15 minutes of short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we will reach Birethanti. Trek starts from Birethanti to Tikhedhuga which will take around three and half hours following the river to Lumle for lunch. One the way, you will be observing the beautiful farming lands and people working there. Finally we will reach at Tikhedhunga.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our trek with a steep climb to Ulleri. In fact, Ulleri is a large Gurung village at the altitude of 2070m. Then, following the ascending trek through the beautiful dense rhododendron, magnolia forests will bring us to Ghorepani. The best time to see rhododendron and magnolia flowers is in the spring (March-April). We will stay at guesthouse tonight.
Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
Today, very early in the morning, we will start an hour hiking to Poon Hill for the best sunrise view in the panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. And then we return to Ghorepani. Leaving Ghorepani following the beautiful dense forests will then bring you to Tadapani, which will be the destination for today.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chommrong
The day starts with steep downhill through dense rhododendron forests. Then, leaving Tadapani and following the trail will bring us to Chommrong. Chommrong offers the close up views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail Mountain. Chommrong is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 08: Trek from Chommrong to Dovan
Today, the trail drops down to Chommrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there is an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. After crossing the forest, we will reach at Dovan.
Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Deurali
Today will be a short walking day. Our day begins with the climb through forest to Himalayan Hotel where we will have our lunch. After the lunch, the trail goes gently uphill towards Hinku Cave. Then finally, we will reach at Deurali. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Today is our special day in terms of the views. We will be starting early in the morning to ABC. The reason we start early is because we have to cross the avalanche areas before 12 at noon. After crossing the avalanche areas, we will trek uphill through the bamboo forests for about an hour to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which isn't really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Two hours of trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp will take you to the Annapurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4130m, where you will enjoy the breath-taking surrounding views of the Himalayas. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Today, we follow the same trail down to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo where there are few teahouses and lodges available to stay.
Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. Then, the trail continues through rhododendron forest. Descending down from Chommrong will take us to Jhinu Hot Spring where you can bath in natural hot springs.
Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
From Jhinu Hot Spring, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4 and half hours to Birethanti which is considered to be one of the best and relaxing walk of the entire trek. Then, we reach Nayapul and an hour drive from Nayapul will bring us at Pokhara city.
Day 14: Pokhara City Tour
Today will be the best day for having tour in Pokhara city. Late morning, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake.
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan
After having breakfast in Pokhara, we then drive to Chitwan, which will take around 4 and half hours. After arriving at Chitwan approx 1:30 pm, we will attend the program in the afternoon: Tharu village tour for an hour and half and then in the evening slide presentation about flora and fauna or Tharu culture program.
Day 16: Jungle Activities in Chitwan
After having breakfast, we than canoe to elephant breeding center to observe baby elephants. While returning back to the hotel before lunch, enjoy the elephant wash in Rapti River. Then, elephant back safari in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Finally, in the evening enjoy the cultural program or slide presentation about flora and fauna.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu from Chitwan
After the morning breakfast, we then go for Jeep Safari for two hours. After Jeep Safari we will continue drive to Bharatpur Airport for our returning flight back to Kathmandu. We reach Kathmandu around 3:30 pm. You can take your time for shopping before dinner.
Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!