Our adventure trip starts from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful city of Pokhara - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range. Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail Peak, stands out majestically. This is a good trekking holiday as some of the best middle-hill treks are done along this part of the region under the spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. The trek features a combination of incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people. Ascending gradually beyond the beautiful villages of Bhumdi, we trek through the serene woods of Rhododendron and alpine meadows towards Panchase Danda, the most beautiful View Point of the Area. According to Dr. Tony Hagen, a famous Nepal Expert, Panchase may offer the only best point for dramatic photo angle of the Annapurna - Dhaulagiri Massif. Panchase is also a pilgrimage place for the local people, who gather up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits. This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than many small countries can boast, from abundant vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. It’s different lands and people almost every day which give the trekkers a tantalizing introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty. The trail is not too difficult as you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way. The trail begins from Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush greenery amidst the hilly countryside- typical of the heartland of Nepal. Tiny thatched roofed village houses, set amongst the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail). Our adventure trip commences from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful city of Pokhara - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range and Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail Peak which stands tall majestically. Preferable for a good trekking holiday, some of the best middle-hill treks are done along this part of the region under the spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. The trek features a combination of incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people. Ascending gradually beyond the beautiful villages of Bhumdi, we trek through the peaceful woods of Rhododendron and alpine meadows towards Panchase Danda, the most beautiful View Point of the Area. According to Dr. Tony Hagen, a famous Nepal Expert, Panchase may offer the only best point for dramatic photo angle of the Annapurna - Dhaulagiri Massif. Panchase is also a pilgrimage place for the local people, who gather up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits. The range of climate, vegetation and cultures that this trek passes through is more diverse than many other countries can boast about. From abundant vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields, its landscape and people keep changing along the way which gives the trekkers an attractive introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty. The trail is relatively easy to hike on since you will be passing through several of villages along the journey. As the trail begins from Pokhara, the first portion passes through lush greenery amidst the hilly countryside- typical of the heartland of Nepal. Tiny thatched roofed village houses, set amongst the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the magnificent snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail) in the backdrop
Arrive in Kathmandu. 1,300 m via respective airlines
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Treks / Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour
A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m
As per the flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff will transfer you to the domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara our trekking staff will receive you for a short drive on the suburb of Pokhara to start the scenic trek. Walk begins with an 1-2 hr uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a gradual walk for 2-3 hrs through the farm village of Gurung (one of the famed Gurkha hill tribes of Nepal) with few ups and down brings you to the overnight camp at the suburb of Bhumdi village. A superb view of the Annapurna mountain range can be seen from the campsite.
Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk.
Trek after breakfast leads to gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate for few hours, lunch is served on the open grass meadows after a 3-4 hr walk, after lunch a gradual climb through the woods, another two hours downhill and uphill walk brings you to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approx 2,200m altitude.
Panchase Bhanjyang is situated at the base of Panchase hill. The campsite here has magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.
Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Makanppur village 1,470m
Early morning 1-1/2 hr hike to Panchase-hill top at 2,509m for the superb panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time (once in a year), pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. You can see the religious shrine around and a view tower for the panoramic scenes of the western and eastern Himalayan range of mountains. After a wonderful time here return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Makanpur village through the pristine rain forest till the camp is reached above the village, from this spot a view of Mt Annapurna south and Mt Machhapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village.
Trek on route Pame 1,030m and drive to Pokhara 2 hours walk
The trek today is an easy walk overlooking the views of the snow capped mountain and the terraced farm fields and fertile valleys passing through several farm villages and paddy fields, as we get lower area, come across more Hindu tribe the landscapes and climate changes into sub-tropical and to more rice paddy field. After 3 hours walk the trail joins at Ghattachina where the motorable road meets, from here a short trek through the paddy field for the overnight camp near the village of Pame located on the western point of Lake Phewa
Drive to Trisuli River and commence Rafting
Morning after breakfast 3-4 hours drive reaches you for the next great adventure, rafting at Trisuli River. The driving journey leads to the "put in point" of Rafting, here you will be received by our Rafting Captain and will brief you on the safety measures regarding, River, rafting and about do' and don't, a picnic lunch will be served by the rafting staffs depending upon the time of your arrival, if it's too soon we will have on the beaches downstream. Once in the Raft you'll have helmets, life-jacket and paddle each, the float down stream takes you through many interesting, exciting rapids, and before the end of the trip Bijili rapid will give you a big wash, and then back to the bank of the river at Kuringhat or further downstream depending where you started. Overnight at riverside resorts.
Morning drive to Chitwan National Park.
Today after breakfast two hours drive leads further down on the flatland of southern Nepal. A few hours drive will bring you at the outskirt of the "Chitwan National Park" where the Jungle Camp staffs will receive you and transport you in other four wheel drive for half an hour drive into the dense Jungle of Chitwan for your last adventure of this trip. On arrival welcome by the senior naturalist or the manger for the briefing on do's and don't, lodge rules and activities. A fixed set lunch of continental or semi-continental lunch is served at 1 pm in the main dining hut. (If you are vegetarian or need Indian meals can be arranged prior to your pre-booking or on arrival) after lunch, at leisure for a few hours. Afternoon activities as per the Lodge set program for different groups. Afternoon Jungle activities are elephant briefing & bathing (depending upon the depth and size of the river at different seasons) Nature or Introductory walk.
Elephant Safari, jungle walk includes visit to the tower (Machan) visit.
After the afternoon jungle activities of 2-3 hours an evening program slide show on Chitwan National Park and its history, flora and wildlife. Cultural Tharu Stick Dance. Dinner is served at 8 pm. The dinner will be served Nepali dishes or Chinese-Indian dishes.
Full day Jungle Activities
Early morning a knock at the door for your early Jungle activities, the morning program will be according to group wise either Bird watch tour, Elephant Safari or a Jungle walk.After the morning program of 1.5 to 2 hours back to the lodge for few hours of leisure before the next program as above in Day 12 till evening time.
Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.
Early morning wake up call with a knock at the door for different activities as in Day 13. After breakfast, prepare for the scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Accommodation at Jungle Lodge in Chitwan for 2 nights with jungle activities on full board basis.
3. Tented accommodation at River Bank during rafting on full board basis.
4. Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
5. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
6. Transportation Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara, Pokhara / Rafting / Chitwan / Kathmandu by non AC private vehicle.
7. Trekking and camping arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew on full board basis.