Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]
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: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
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 Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Charaundi, Then, Raft and Drive to Bandipur
After having breaking early in the morning, we drive for 2 ½ hours to Charaundi from Kathmandu. Here, we start rafting in Trishuli River for approx. 3 hours. Before we start our rafting, our Riverhead Guide will give you the safety briefings. You will enjoy rafting with some really exciting rapids (grade 3+, 4) before our picnic lunch. We then go for another hour and half drive to Bandipur. Bandipur was the ancient trading route between India and Tibet. It offers magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges as well as the picturesque Marshyandi Valley below it. Houses are built with typical Newari style and temples are built in Pagoda style. There is a palace built during Nepal Unification Process by Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1668 B.S. Bandipur is situated in between Kathmandu and Pokhara which is 8 kilometers upon the hill south of Dumre (180 km from Kathmandu) . We will stay at Bandipur overnight.
Day 04: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara
Early in the morning, we will explore Bandipur by the help of our guide. After the breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara (2½ hours). Upon arriving at Pokhara, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake. Or, this can be done in the fourth day of our trip. If so, today, we leave Pokhara at 10 am for the first day of Seti River Rafting to Damauli, where our rafting crew will be waiting for us
Day 05: Trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek
Today, after breakfast we drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and after that explore the surrounding areas. After enjoying the sunset view we then stay overnight at our camp site.
Day 06: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung [1,730m/5,675ft]:5-6 hrs
With the sweet sip of tea in the bed, you will be able to see the amazing mountain views from your tent. After having your breakfast, we then start walking through the ThulaKot Village. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today, we can explore many villages, its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung in Camp site.
Day 07: Trek Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs
Walking through the Gurung village gives an opportunity to watch the local villagers' lifestyle. During this trek, you will see Annapurna ranges, Lamjung and Manaslu. Overnight in camp site.
Day 08: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara
Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan
Today, after breakfast, we leave Pokhara around 9 am for Chitwan. 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 10: 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 11: 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…There will be big chance to see wild animal like one horn Asian Rhinoceros and other animals crossing the Rapti River toward to village for their evening meals (crops.)
Day 12: Fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu
After late morning breakfast, those who are interested in birds can spend few hours for bird-watching before we leave for Bharatpur Airport for flight back to Kathmandu. We reach Kathmandu around 3:30 pm. You can take your time for shopping before dinner.
Day 13: Shopping and Sightseeing in Bhaktapur
Today, after having our breakfast, we drive 16 km east from Kathmandu for Bhaktapur Sightseeing. Bhaktapur in one of the ancient city of Asia and considered to be one of the best destinations for sightseeing. Bhaktapur is known to be the museum of medieval art and architecture. Mainly, we will spend our time visiting the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and ancient picturesque town. In the evening, you will be enjoying the farewell dinner in Kathmandu with the trekking crew.
Day 14: 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!