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Transport - Minibus, on foot, raft, elephant, canoe, in country flight.
Accommodation - Hotels (4nts), jungle lodge (2nts), camping (8nts), guesthouse (2nts).
Meals - 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches & 12 dinners.
Arrive at your first night’s accommodation and check in. Please meet your tour leader in the hotel reception for a pre-trip briefing at 20.00. The evening is free to dine at one of Kathmandu’s many excellent restaurants. Hotel - 1 night
After breakfast you begin a day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu. Exploring the old city, you’ll wander through narrow streets and alleyways, discovering hidden temples and meeting the friendly locals. Exotic produce and a bewildering mix of people are everywhere - you're likely to see Ghurkhas from the area east of Pokhara, Tibetan women in their striped aprons, traders from India, and sadhus - Hindu holy men - perhaps on pilgrimage to one of the many temples and shrines of the valley. You make your way to Swayumbhunath, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site for stunning views across the Valley.
After time to visit the atmospheric Pashupatinath Temple, the site of open-air cremations, you’ll drive to Bhaktapur - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one time Valley capital. Still a functioning town, Bhaktapur is a superb place to spend the night; a city of potters and pagodas, this is the East as people imagine it! Guesthouse - 1 night (B)
From Bhaktapur, you drive west for approximately 4.5hrs along the winding highway to as far as Dumre. Here you turn south, off the main highway, and climb to a ridge set at an altitude of 1005m - and the delightful village of Bandipur. Winding its way along the ridge itself, Bandipur’s main street has many three or four storey brick buildings with carved wooden windows. The small temples in the town add to the atmosphere in what is a traditional Nepali hill village. You can sit and relax or stretch your legs with a walk through the village and out into the surrounding countryside for superb views up the Marsyangdi river valley and to the Himalaya beyond. Many of the range’s giants can be seen including the Annapurnas, Monasalu, Ganesh Himal and the distant Langtang region. Guesthouse (shared facilities) - 1 night (BD) Please note that single rooms may be unavailable during the peak seasons due to the limited number of rooms.
From Bandipur, you drive west along the winding highway that links Kathmandu with Pokhara. Located by the side of lovely Phewa Lake, you should arrive with time to stroll down to the water’s edge to perhaps enjoy a cool lassi (yoghurt drink) or take a boat trip. This evening you will have a full briefing to prepare you for the trek. Hotel - 1 night (B)
You drive a short distance to Lamakhet (approx. 45 mins) on the eastern edge of the Pokhara Valley. The trek starts with a walk along the left flank of the Madi River, for about 90 minutes. A trail that eases all the way up to the lunch spot by the river banks at Sikles Phedi (approx. 2 hrs), reached by crossing a small stream at Sodha. If you’d like to trek for an extra 40 minutes or so, you will be able to reach Sikles at 1980m - a delightful little village with ever so welcoming inhabitants, picturesque terraced fields, alpine meadows and the vista of the giants of the Annapurnas. Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and the monolithic hulk of Lamjung Himal, with its dozen or more summits, are all impressively above 6500m, while sliding down from the heights of Annapurna II is the huge icefall and glacier, the origin of the Madi Khola. This Gurung village is a true embodiment of the real and raw beauty of Nepali countryside. After lunch, the trail rises steeply on stone steps to the campsite at Parje at 1980m (approx. 3 hrs) as the view down into the valley below starts to gain in magnificence. By now you are well into the swing of trail life and feeling fitter for the fresh air, exercise and plentiful food. Notice as time passes the villages change in style, depending on not only the altitude, but available materials and ethnic make up. Total trekking time approximately 5hrs; Camping – 1 night (BLD)
NB. All trekking times are approximations and may very dependant on the ability of the group and the weather conditions.
Fortified with your first on-trek breakfast (food on trek is a highlight!) you leave camp and trek north-west with the snow-capped peaks to your right. The day starts on a trail going up through the bushes and traversing quite a few streams (numbers of which can increase in the monsoon and post- monsoon periods) for about 1.5 hr. The trail gets even steeper as it enters a dense forest. Lunch break is taken in another 1.5 hr. Soon after lunch we make the steep climb up to our night’s perch, a grassy wooded knoll known as Tara Top (Starlight Top) at 3050m.
This is the vantage-point for spectacular 360-degree views that include most of the Annapurna massif - not to mention half of central Nepal including the Himalayan foothills dropping away towards the Ganges and the Indian plains. Clear skies at dusk and dawn will leave indelible impressions of sunset and sunrise on photographs and memory alike. Total trekking time approx 4hrs. Camping – 1 night (BLD)
Today you descend along the trail roughly 2.5km as it follows the contours around the mountains. You'll trek through a shady rhododendron forest with a wealth of plant life - lichens and mosses hang from the trees, wild flowers can be spotted in the sunnier patches and wild orchids that have attached themselves to the branches above your heads. After about 4 hours you'll reach your stop for the night at Ghalegon. Camping - 1 night (BLD)
From Ghalegon, you’ll head in a north-westerly direction, steeply dropping down the steps to Sardi Khola (1hr approx). Across the wooden bridge, the route leads through the village of Naparang, looking down onto Sardi Khola Valley, and to a broad pasture ascending through the forest (2hrs approx), where we break for lunch. The walk resumes through the forest inclining gradually all the time pulling brakes at Cormshing hill (2hrs approx). Great angular view of Fishtail, Annapurna III and Mardi Himal from the campsite. Total trekking time: approx. 5hrs. The following day, you’ll take a whole day hike through high pastures and shady forest to Tau Chow Hill (4,010m) for some awesome views of the magical Himalaya. Camping – 2 nights (Bx2,Lx2,Dx2)
Descend through the forest on a narrow trail to a rugged old village of Sadar set beside the Seti River. Lunch by the riverside before crossing a rickety bamboo bridge to Karuwa - a typical Gurung Village with about 25 tiled roof houses. Total trekking time approx 4hrs. Camping – 1 night (BLD)
Follow the course of Seti River, across and through settlements and farmlands to reach Kharpani. Depending on the seasonal moods of the river, you can find small hot spring pools at the banks where we stop for our last trek meal. (Total trekking time: approx 2.5hrs). You reach the road-head where your transport awaits to takes you back to your base in Pokhara (1 hr drive). Tonight you celebrate in style – an end of trek party to bring you together with the trek staff one last time. (915m / 4 hours) Hotel – 1 night (BLD)
Leaving Pokhara fairly late in the morning, you drive for approximately two hours to the put in point for your two-day white water rafting trip.
After an important safety briefing, you don lifejackets and helmets and begin your journey downstream. Turbulent rapids are interspersed with sections of calmer water, so there are plenty of chances to admire the scenery and spot wildlife along the way. Lunches and camps are prepared by the crew on the banks of the river on quiet, sandy beaches - ideal for sunbathing or swimming.
Your second day of rafting presents you with a change of scene as the Seti meets the Trisuli River. The river narrows and you pass through some beautiful gorges. NB: Due to changing water levels you may raft the Trisuli River on some departures. River camps - 2 nights (Bx2, Lx2, Dx2)
Nb. You may be asked to assist with carrying items to and from the water.
The rafting trip concludes with a 2-3 hour session down to the take-out at Gaighat. You bid adieu to your rafting crew and embark on a short bus journey, which brings you into the low lying Terai region, characterized by a dramatic change in landscape as the road heads to the warmer climes and to the periphery of the world-famous Chitwan National Park, spread over 932 square kilometres of floodplain. The park is home to varied wildlife and birdlife, including the famed symbol of Chitwan, the one-horned rhino. An experienced jungle guide will accompany you on your excursions, perhaps the most exciting of which is your safari on elephant-back, penetrating deep into the jungle. Rhino, bison, wild boar, monkeys, and a wide array of birds (over 400 species on record) are a common sight.
Another highlight of the trip is the canoe ride on Rapti River, which drapes the national park, the banks of which are home to sun-bathing 'mugger' crocodiles and the unique long-nosed 'gharial' crocodiles. Afterwards you walk to the Elephant Breeding Centre. Elephants at the breeding centre are well attended to and are taken out by their mahouts (elephant drivers, whose commands they’re used to and follow) on a daily basis between the hours of 10:30am and 3pm, where they go into jungle for collecting fodder, safaris and bathing. However, please remember that elephants are naturally wild animals and their behaviour can at times be erratic and highly unpredictable, especially in the absence of their trainer and controller. Therefore in the interests of visitor safety, please be advised that elephants are chained during the centre’s opening hours. Please also keep your distance from elephants while embarking and disembarking on safari.
Keeping you engrossed and buoyed over the span of your stay will be a ride on an age-old mode of transportation (an ox cart to a ‘Tharu’ village), bird-watching walk on the periphery of the national park, dancing to the tunes and moves of the ‘Tharu’ artistes and an informative slide show on the rich flora and fauna of the jungles of Chitwan. Jungle lodge- 2 nights (Bx2, Lx2, Dx2)
A short transfer to the small airport at Bharatpur and you board your flight to Kathmandu. You hope to arrive around lunchtime, leaving a full afternoon to wander the little streets around Durbar Square and do some last-minute shopping. Later this evening your group leader is sure to arrange a ‘last supper’ where you can look back over your adventures before sadly returning home. Hotel - 1 night (B)
The trip ends here for Land Only clients. (B)
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