Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
The Nepal Pioneer Trek representative would pick you up from the Kathmandu International Airport. Once you arrive at your hotel our manager will come to greet you at the hotel then brief about the programmed. On the same evening we would take you for our official welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy cultural ethnic dance and music. Overnight at the hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu city tour
After breakfast our office manager will meet you again and introduce you with our tour leader and driver who would take you to explore the world heritage sights. Our tour leads you to Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath stupa, Swyambhunath temple and Kathmandu Durbar square, those are listed on the Unesko World Heritage Sites. We take you to the Nepalese typical restaurant to show cultural program for well come dinner.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (flight is an option)
Today we take a long drive to Pokhara which is about 7 hours scenic drive through Prithivi Highway, which offers great views of the country side, river of Trisuli and Himalayas towards north. You can observe the mountain views like as Annapurna, Langtang Liring and Ganesh Himal. The bus journey starts at 7am and reach to Pokhara by two pm. While your journey on the bus, the bus stop two times for breakfast and lunch. This journey with our trek leader and Sherpas who will take you to our hotel in Pokhara and an evening stroll around the lake and overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk
Today your trip starts after breakfast in Pokhara. Our guide brings a car to drive to Nayapul to start the trek from there. After crossing the suspension bridge at Birethanti the trail leads up to Modi Khola towards Sauli Bazaar, which is pleasant walking on the river bank. Then the trail leads uphill through stone steps to Ghandruk which offers great scenery of farm terraces, village settlements, waterfalls and Mt. Annapurna as well as Mt. Fishtail. After a short rest at the lodge, walk around the village to explore its cultural beauty. Overnight at the lodge. Ghandrung is a big Gurung village. Most of the people believe in the Buddhist religion and most of the people joined in British Army.
Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani
After having breakfast at Ghandruk, your trek start to the trail leads up to Bhaisekharka through the forest and continue up to the Tadapani. Mostly the trail offers beautiful scenery and massif views of Annapurna and the forest offers pleasant walks through. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 06: Tadapani to Bayali
You should have your breakfast at the lodge and continue to walk through the new trail towards the North ridge at Bayali. Today the trail is narrow even though you can observe the grand and most beautiful view of Annapurna South with Modi Khola valley at the down view with the green forest of Pine and Rhododendron. Stay overnight in the tea house.
Day 07: Bayali to Khopradanda
After having breakfast at the tea house, the walk begins uphill to the ridge and has superb views of Annapurnas and the other valley of Kaligandaki. You walk through the jungle today with beautiful ride which offers great scenery. You can look around the village in the evening then stay overnight in the tea house.
Day 08: Explore day (visit khayar lake)
Today is exploring day to visit the beautiful Lake where very few people know about it. It is located at an altitude of 4600m above sea level even higher than Annapurna Base Camp and the water is so clean. It is said by the locals that is legendary as well. The leopard comes there to drink water and there are beautiful birds that you can see. It is a five hour walk which is really worth walking.
Day 09: Khopradanda to Swanta
You can have your breakfast at the hotel, then start your trek to Swanta. It is downhill today at the beginning and up again to cross ridge to get to Swanta. Swanta offers beautiful view of Kali Gandaki valley and massif view of Mt. Dhauligiri with surrounding peaks. Swanta offers basic tea house for overnight.
Day 10: Swanta to Ghorepani
Your trek starts again after breakfast at the tea house. The trail drops down to Chtre then up to Ghorepani which is the popular trekking trail again where you meet other trekkers. Ghorepani is a popular spot for trekkers to see closer distant views of the Annapurnas and Dhauligiri. Poon Hill is another attraction of Ghorepani where most people hike early in the morning to see the sunrise view which is the best view around the world.
Day 11: Ghorepani to Pokhara
You should wake up early in the morning today to see the sun rise and great mountain views from Poon Hill, then trek down to your lodge then have breakfast. After your breakfast continue your walk down to Nayapul to get a bus ride to Pokhara. It is long downhill and have nice accommodation to relax. You have a free evening to rest yourself or you may like to go to the bar to drink or for better dinner than on the mountain. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (flight is an option)
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure day
Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. We wish you had a nice and safe journey back home.