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 in Kathmandu
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: 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 Ghandruk
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 Ghandruk.
Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani
First the trail ascends through the village of Ghandruk and later climbs through the forest following a water course up to Tadapani (2590m). You will be enjoying the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges around.
Day 06: Tadapani to Bhedi Kharka
Three hours of downhill through a rhododendron forest until Ghandruk (1951m), which is the second biggest village of Nepal. Continuation of descending until Modi Khola, then we keep ascending until Landruk. We then walk along the terraced rice fields of Bhedi Kharka. We stay at Bhedi Kharka overnight.
Day 07: Bhedi Kharka to Khobra Danda
The trail continues again breaking the tree-line and climbing uphill to the Khobra Danda. A packed lunch is prepared for this day for there is very little water en route for good preparation. You will find the Khobra Danda unbelievably beautiful, like somewhere between heaven and earth. This is known to have some of the most awe-inspiring mountain views to offer like Annapurna South (7219m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Nilgiri away towards Mustang and westward to the hulk of Dhaulagiri.
Day 08: Khobra Danda to High Camp
Today, sunset and sunrise has set Dhaulagiri aflame. Upwards for 3 and half hours across high pastures that are home to wild yaks, sometimes grazing in herds and sometimes lone rogue males. High Camp is established and we relax and acclimatize.
Day 09: Hike from High Camp to Khobra Danda
Today, we hike from High Camp (4240m) back to Khobra Danda. We will be exploring the beautiful surrounding with wonderful mountain views on the way. Tonight, we will be staying at the lodge.
Day 10: Khobra Danda to Ghorepani
The trek to Ghorepani takes us past the Pun Magar villages of Ghara and Sikha and their terraced farmlands, through Phalate and Chitre, and through beautiful rhododendron, birch, and magnolia stands. The surrounding peaks look wonderful, almost ominous, as they tower above.
Day 11: Ghorepani to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
An early ascent of Poon Hill (3,210m. /10,531ft) takes us to the top to witness a spectacular moment in time: sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. We then return back to our lodge for the breakfast. And then, we trek downhill to Nayapul via Ulleri and Birethanti. We drive to Pokhara from Nayapul, which take approx. an hour and half.
Day 12: Pokhara Sightseeing
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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Further Jungle Activities in Chitwan
A whole day canoe and jungle walk to Kasara to Ghadagai or all day Jeep drive and walk to Ghadagai.
Ghadagai is the village on the bank of the Rapti river so there are few simple accommodation for one night. It’s an amazing place and you may even get a chance to see wild animals like one horn Asian Rhinoceros and other animals crossing the Rapti River toward to village for their evening meals (crops.)
Day 16: Chitwan to Kathmandu
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 17: Final Departure
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!