This is an ideal trip for those wishing to experience Nepal’s spectacular landscape and culture whilst maintaining .

  • Trip Duration :
    12 Days
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  • Highest Altitude :
    2000 m.
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  • Activity :
    Nepal Trekking
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This is an ideal trip for those wishing to experience Nepal’s spectacular landscape and culture whilst maintaining home comforts. Our accommodation on trek is at the Ker & Downey Luxury Lodges, managed by former Gurkha soldiers and located in the picturesque villages of Birethanti, Ghandruk, Majgaun and Dhampus. Set in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains this trek provides the highest standards of accommodation in the region, featuring electricity, comfortable rooms, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and western styled flush toilets. Keeping with a luxury theme we stay at a 5 star hotel in Kathmandu before taking our onward flight to Pokhara, experiencing stunning close up views of the Annapurna Mountains. Time to relax in the beautiful landscaped gardens or cross the lake to explore Pokhara. Over the next six days we trek through the Annapurna Foothills between Ker & Downey lodges, approximately five hours walking a day. Evenings can be spent enjoying the breathtaking views, relaxing in the pleasant lounges and enjoying delicious food in the dining areas. After mesmerizing Pokhara we drive to Chitwan to explore the Jungle and it’s inhabitants.

Day 1 :  Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 :  Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 3 :  Fly to Pokhara
Day 4 :  Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti (1100m)
Day 5 :  Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (2000m)
Day 6 :  Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (1400m)
Day 7 :  Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (1500m)
Day 8 :  Drive to Pokhara
Day 9 :  Drive to Chitwan
Day 10 :  Jungle activities
Day 11 :  Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12 :  Depart Kathmandu

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swayambhunath. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transfer to domestic airport fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is lying 210 km away from Kathmandu, you witness breathtaking and captivating views of 8000 meter peaks. Your Pokhara sightseeing tour includes visits to mesmerizing lakes like Phewa, Mahendra Gupha and Gupteshwor Cave, Binde Basini Temple, Davis Fall and Tibetan refugee camp. Overnight at Hotel.
After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest, we fly to Pokhara (3300 ft /1000 m). We’ll have a briefing at the Ker & Downey head office before we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Sanctuary Lodge.
After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Himalaya Lodge.
Following a leisurely breakfast, we leave the Sanctuary lodge and trek to Ker & Downey's Gurung Lodge at 1450 meters. We cross the bridge nearby the lodge and start trekking heading up the Modi River. This is a little used trail that starts off on a rocky path along the riverbank and then meanders though a forested area. We then reach a long, winding stone staircase, which we start to trek up. We reach the level ground at a small farming hamlet. We then trek along this ridge to the village of Waday. From Waday there are far reaching views of the whole valley. Our trek then descends for a while to another bridge. After crossing this bridge, we have another uphill push, passing though small villages of Patlekhet and Majgaun before arriving at the Gurung Lodge. Trek time 3-4 hours. After lunch, you may chose to do a hike up to the nearby village of Tanchok, where there is a traditional house now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life. You may also choose to visit the local school. Trek time 1-2 hours. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Gurung Lodge.
This morning we start out trekking through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Basanta Lodge.
After breakfast, we depart along the ridge and descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours. We then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara (30 minutes). You will have a chance to enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore the lakeside where most of Nepal’s Tibetan curio shops are located. Overnight at Hotel.
The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. The wildlife and the landscape are not as breathtaking as those found in Africa but still, the experience will stand out. Chitwan is only 150m above the sea level. The place gets steamy from March-June, with peak temperatures reaching 43°C in the shade. Short grass makes Feb-May the best game-viewing season, but the autumn months are gorgeous, with Himalayan views, and in winter (December-January), Chitwan is pleasantly warmed compared to Kathmandu. The monsoon season (July-August) is intense, with pounding rain, swollen rivers, and luxuriant vegetation. While the rain isn't constant, the humidity is all pervasive. Seated high on the back of an elephant, gain a unique viewpoint of the Chitwan jungle. As an experienced mahout tracks animals through the dense jungle growth as you sit back on a howdah, you can imagine yourself being a Rajah or Rani going on a shooting trip (with cameras of course!) in the days of yore. An elephant safari allows you to go places that would be impossible to get to by foot or Jeep and get up close to the wild animals of the jungle that are normally wary, but at home with a fellow creature of the jungle Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Royal Chitwan National park lies in the tropical Terai region of Chitwan. Royal Chitwan National Park and Devghat are the major attractions of Chitwan. Chitwan houses rich wildlife, lush grasslands and rare species of bird and animals. Chitwan national park is your target destination. It give a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several are species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros and leopard and also leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. You surrender yourself to the pure pleasure of jungle activities. Your safari excursion includes Elephant safari, Wildlife safari, canoeing and bird watching. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chancing of sightseeing these are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of guides. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we drive back to Kathmandu which will take approx 4 to 5 hours under normal road conditioned. Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. PM: Free day. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative from Nepal Himalayan Voyages will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • Assisted upon arrival at the airport by our office representative.
  • All arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary by a/c vehicles.
  • 03 nights twin/double room accommodation as per your choice of Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
  • 02 nights twin/double room accommodation as per your choice of Hotel in Pokhara on bed & breakfast basis.
  • 02 nights – 03 days twin/double room accommodation as per your choice of Hotel in Chitwan on full board basis including jungle activities and national park entrance fees.
  • 04 nights / 05 days trek arrangements on full board basis including guide and porter using Ker & Downey lodges en-route as per the itinerary.
  • Solar heated showers, flush toilets and electricity.
  • All laundry while on trek.
  • Evening Happy Hour including local soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages.
  • Services of qualified Ker & Downey guides and porters.
  • The loan of Ker & Downey Trek Pack, which includes duffel bags, daypacks, hat and scarf (these items you may keep) walking stick, poncho.
  • Down jackets, warm hats and gloves are provided in the lodges.
  • A comprehensive group First Aid Kit, carried by your guide.
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned above itinerary in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with our local English speaking guide including entrance fees.
  • Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Pokhara with airport transfers.
  • Surface transfers Pokhara / Chitwan / Kathmandu with necessary vehicle retention.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System.
  • Equipment clothing for porters and staff only.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staff and porters.
  • All applicable taxes presently 24.3%.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary.
  • Extra baggage charges.
  • Personal gears and clothing.
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation, table drinks, snacks while trekking.
  • Any insurance.
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