Kathmandu - Pokhara Sightseeing - Jomsom Trekking - Seti River Rafting and Chitwan
We take you to the next beautiful city named Pokhara for the experience of its natural beauty and the panoramic views of over 8000 meters Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Always twinkling view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) is it's another attraction. The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is populer trekking program for those who are looking something different, Kaligandaki Valley and visit Holi temple Muktinath easy walking.
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
While the trek is designed for lodge to lodge accommodation and meals service arrangement, our professional mountain guide and porters handle everything. The meal will be provided in the available restaurant enroute and accommodations in the available lodges (with most of the days hot/cold shower
Nepal offers the highest mountains in the world, a cultural heritage that is among the richest in Asia. Nepal will enrapture you with its natural and cultural diversity. Nestled in the middle hills of Nepal, the Valley of Kathmandu is a wealth of medieval art and architecture. Its profusion of Hindu pagoda temples, grand Buddhist stupas and artistic palace squares has been honored as World Heritage Sites. They provide the setting for a vibrant culture marked by deep religious devotion.
Warm and beautiful Seti River passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys. It's an excellent river for bird-watchers and those interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip. It's very well suited to family trips. This river is also good for learning the kayak and very much suitable to the first time rafters. Peace and safe environment with great nature around as you are far away from rode, passing nice villages of Magars and Gurungs.
Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan National Park. is located in the southern Terai belt of Nepal. This is one of the most famous parks in Asia for its flora and fauna. It's home for one horned rhinoceros, monkeys, crocodiles, deer and if luck you'll catch a rare glimpse of the Bengal tiger or leopard. Beside that, beautiful butterflies and over 500 different species of colorful rear birds. You'll enjoy Nepalese folk dances and music, Tharu dances and songs.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel:
Day 2: City Sightseeing day:
Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square).
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara-200 km (7 hour) and overnight in hot
In a short you will be out of Kathmandu than you will enjoy beautiful countryside with views of Himalayas. Lunch will be served about the half way of Journey.
Day 4: Fly to Jomsom-2760m and trek to Kagbeni-2840m (2-3 hrs) and O/N at guesthouse:
Morning fly to Jomsom-35min. while flying you enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri-8167m. Trekking passing valley of Kaligandaki River to ancient village Kagbeni entrance of Upper Mustang Kingdom.
Day 5: Kagbeni to Muktinath-3802m (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. Kagbeni looks like small town out of the medieval past with mud/stone old houses and dark tunnels. Gompa perched above the town. Climb up through some ancient villages Jharkot and Ranipauwa with meadows. This is very popular place for both Hindu and Buddhist, crowed with pilgrims and travelers. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.
Day 6: Muktinath to Marpha-2667m (6-7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after visit site of Muktinath. Trekking down passing Aklebhetti and Jomsom.
Marpha is quite civilized village of Thakeli People with large impressive gompa (Tashi Lhakhang). This is a Nyingma Buddhist Gompa like all buildings in Marpha painted with whitewash produced from a special local stone.
Day 7: Marpha to Ghasa -2025m (6 -7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Mostly you walk along side Kaligandaki river to Tukche village. Tukche was the most important village of Thakeli people, because of salt and wool trade meeting point from Tibet and upper Thak valley. Treks continue through the valley of Kaligandaki with views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I and Nilgari as well. Vegetation changes from dry, desert like to green pine forest.
Day 8: Ghasa to Tatopani-1189m (5-6 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Vegetation changes from mountain pine and birch to subtropical trees. Kaligandaki valley ends here and valley said to be deepest in the world. On way down you will enjoy beautiful waterfall (Rupse Chhahara).
Day 9: Rest day in Tatopani-1189m O/N at guesthouse:
Relax day. Tatopani means 'hot water' in Nepali and village took it name from the hot springs near the river below the village. There are two cement pools on the banks of the river. You'll enjoy food prepared by well trained Cooks in restaurants. Many shops, tailor, shoemaker, bookshops, several jewelers are among Tatopani's facilities.
Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani-2855m (7-8 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Before the trails from Beni joins, there are few ups and downs. Trekking through some villages like Ghara, Shikha and Chitre at the end you will trek through oak and magnolia and rhododendron forest. Once you are in Ghorepani you will enjoy views of many Annapurna mountains.
Day 11: Ghorepani to Tadapani including Poon Hill - 3100m (6-7 hours):
Trekking starts early around 5 am as to visit Poon hill before breakfast. You can have one of the best panorama views from poon hill. Breakfast in Ghorepani after, path follows through deep pine and rhododendron forest with some small waterfalls. Tadapani means 'far water' water supply in this village is long distance.
Day 12: Tadapani to Ghandruk (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. This is Gurung village with pleasant views of Annapurna south, Hinchuli and Machhepuchere and many other mountains.
Day 13: Ghandruk to Nayapul ( 4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 9am after breakfast. The trail is now on the bottom of the river valley passing through some lovely birch forest. Trekking along side the river to rice terraces of Chimrong village. From Nayapul drive to Pokhara about 2 hours.
Day 14: Rafting on Seti River:
After breakfast drive about 2 hours to put in point Damauli from Pokhara. Rafting for about 4 hours and camp set up on the beach. Before rafting starts you will listen carefully to your Guide about rafting briefings, commands, river safety instruction and watch the demonstration as well for your safe and enjoyable trip with us.
Day 15: Rafting on Seti River after O/N in Chitwan National Park:
After breakfast rafting will be done for about 3 hour and half . This day you have some class III+ rapids just before confluence with Trishuli River. Lunch will be served at the end point of rafting. After lunch transfer to Chitwan National Park. Once you are in National park you can do easy activities like visiting traditional Thaur villages, sun set view tours etc. with your nature guide of National Park.
Day 16: Chitwan National Park:
Full day activities in national park (elephant ride inside the park, canoeing and jungle walk).
Day 17: Chitwan National Park:
Full day activities in national park like visit elephant breeding center, 20000 lake and of course the Tharu cultural dance in the evening.
Day 18: Chitwan National Park and Kathmandu:
Early morning bird watching and after breakfast drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 19: Sightseeing
Sightseeing tours in Bhaktapur and continue drive to Nagarkot, overnight in hotel in Nagarkot (wonderful sun set view in the evening)
Day 20: Last day of Trip:
Early morning Sun rise over the mountains not to miss that amazing views. After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, shopping and transfer to the airport.