It was a cold and clear morning the lodge, with hot tea and a yak dung fire, was a fine place to stay. Any moment now we would be setting off back to Kathmandu. Harry had been amazed every single day, it was fine indeed, it was sad to be thinking about going home to the bills, to the piles of post, to a job he hated. It had been a wild few weeks, the crazy sounds of Kathmandu. How he enjoyed the statues and ancient ways of life. How the path of Shiva and Buddha had paved the way. Next time, as its always good to plan for a next time, will be about the wildlife, and the fish. He dreamed of new challenges
Imagine, more than the 9-5 – more than shopping malls, more than TV dinners and the x factor
Our adventure package features the best of the treks in Nepal, amazing rivers and stunning culture
Day 1 -Arrive in Kathmandu and be collected by one of our guides, and taken to the hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast, you have the chance to begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. During this time Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace) offer amazing cultural experiences.
Day 3 – Fly to Pokhara this offer an amazing chance to see the snow topped mountains.
Day 4 – After breakfast drive to Nayapul and begin trek. – The trail begins with an easy walk towards Birethanti along the river. The trail leads you towards Bhurundi Khola along great scenery, passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 5 – After breakfast, we will prepare for the long uphill hike to Ulleri which has 3,200 stone steps and amazing landscape with views of the valley and the Annapurnas. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and encourages you to keep going. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the rhododendron forest, home to the national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues uphill to Ghorepani where we will have excellent views of the entire Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 6 – Wake up before sunrise and take the hour-long walk up Poon Hill for a breathtaking view of the sunrise and surrounding mountains. After taking photographs from atop Poon Hill, we will drop back down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning part of the trail is a steep uphill walk to the ridge. At Deurali you can take a short break. Then the trail drops down through the valley to Banthanti, through a scenic forest. At the end, is a short easy walk to the ridge and steep descent to a river crossing via bridge. The day concludes with a steep climb to Tadapani, located on the top of the ridge. Stay overnight at a guest house.
Day 7 – After hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops a bit down through the forest to Bhaisekharka, also known as monkey forest and continue towards Ghandruk. After lunch at Ghandruk, It is very pleasant walking today through the village and farm terrace which drops down to the Modi Khola and Sauli Bazzar.
Day 8 – Easy walk to Birethanti where the bridge and trail leads the last steep climb to the road point. Stay overnight Pokhara.
Day 9 – Following breakfast its time for the river. The Kali Gandaki river is named after the goddess of destruction. It begins its journey in Tibet and crashes through Nepal. The mighty Kali, offers some amazing class 3-4 whitewater rapids. white beaches provide amazing night stays. Tents and shelters provided. .
Day 10 – Day two on the river and the rapids keep us on our toes. Its fun in this deep gorge.
Day 11 – The river fishes in a cool calm lake where we take out and head towards Babu resort high on the horizon.
Day 12 – Day with world famous paraglide pilots – Babu and friends, amazing vistas – return to Pokhara early evening
Day 13 – Relax in Pokhara Lakeside today, take a boat on Fewa lake, shop in the old Tibet stalls or sit in one of the fine lake front cafes.
Day 14 – Following breakfast we take a return drive to Kathmandu. Night in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 15 – Trip ends after breakfast when you will be escorted back to Kathmandu international airport
Private dates ONLY £1750