In the morning sightseeing tour of Patan city. This sister capital is an ancient city also known as Lalitpur and is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati River and is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. In the afternoon drive to Bhaktapur. The urban city of Bhaktapur from the medieval period also known as Bhadgaon has an area of 4 sq. miles in a conch-shell shape. Bhaktapur also means the city of devotees. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, which at 98ft. Height, is not only the highest temple in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional Nepali Temple architecture.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet/assist by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. On reaching, short briefing on day to day program by our tour guide. Rest of the day is in leisure.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour with our guide. Normally, we start sightseeing tours at 9 in the morning. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan City. Kathmandu Durbar Square, or Basantapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace from 16th century and is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west ofKathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Later, you will be escorted to Patan City for sightseeing tour. Patan is also known as city of fine art, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. Return to the hotel.
It takes about five hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Lake to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Lamjung ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
Drive to Phedi and trek up to Dhampus walking mostly uphill through cultivated fields and local villages. This scenic village is inhabited by mix of people like Gurung, Brahaman and Magar Communities, and it offers spectacular views of Himalayan ranges including the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range. After having a lunch in Dhampus continue walking to Tolka a nice Gurung village.
Walking through a nice terraces to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village provides you an excellent view from Landruk trail to Jhinu. You can enjoy natural hot spring at Jhinu. From here, another one hour uphill to reach Chomrong. Stay at Chomrong (2040 m) towering above the villages is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with Fishtail facing it across the valley.
This day, we will leave Chhomrong, the last permanent settlement before sanctuary, and walk up the modikhola valley through beautiful Rhododendron and Bamboo forest. On reaching, Bamboo Lodge, we ends today’s journey.
This day we fix our destination to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Machhapuchhare meaning Fishtail is one of the beautiful mountains in this region. The duration of the trek would be approximately 5 hours. On reaching, we will stay at Tea House.
In places the path is little rougher as it crosses rocks and small streams. Tantalizing glimpse of the massive peaks that form the sanctuary appear and urge us on. When we reach the moraines the views of all side of snow capped peaks, fluted walls of ice and enormous rock buttress are incredible. Bask in the sunset and sunrise when the mountains glow pink andgold –unforgettable.
We retrace the trail which we came up but of course this time it will be much easier as we will be descending to lower altitude. If you have energy left, about half an hour from Doban a shrine stands in honour of the deity Bataha Than and it is traditional to leave strips of cloth or flowers here. Near the shrine there is an impressive waterfall said to consist of 70 streams.
Still retracing our steps down the Modi Khola valley, passing rhododendron and bamboo forests we reach Chomrong. From here it is obvious why Machhapuchhare got the name Fishtail Peak.
We descend down to the Kyumun Khola and trek through the rice fields before we finally we start climbing up to Ghandruk, the picturesque Gurung village surrounded by paddy fields and set against the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
This day we trek to Ghorepani (2853m.) which takes about five hours. Today’s trek starts with a short decline till a small stream and then uphill through the Rhododendron trees. We come across a place name Banthahiti with the facility of tea houses and lodges. From here, the trail ascends through the forests up to Gurung Hill. Now the trail descends through the forest till Ghorepani.
Early in the morning wake up and start to hike the Poon Hill. From Poon Hill one can enjou the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6,993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m) Annapurna II (7937 m), Lamjung Himal (6932 m) and other numerous snowcapped mountains peaks. Return back to Ghorepani and then, after breaksfast, trek to Tirkhedhunga. After breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tirkhedhunga. The trek begins after crossing a small bridge and trail descend steeply towards the Tirkhedhunga.
On this day, you will trek to Nayapul and this is the end of the trek. The trail descends gently down to Nayapul along the bank of stream with the beautiful scenary of natural waterfall and local countryside, which is amazingly mysterious. It takes about 4 hours to get from Tirkhedhunga to Nayapul. From here, you will drive by a vehicle to Pokhara which takes about 2 hours. On the way to Nayapul you can see the wonderful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Annapuna II along with other mountains and the whole Pokhara valley as well.
Today you have a complete day for personal activities like shopping, roaming in the city. Otherwise, you may take rest in the hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is in leisure.
Rest day in Kathmandu for leisure activities.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.
|All permit and Invitation letter|
|English Speaking Tibetan Tour Guide|
|Hotel with breakfast and Guest House as listed, twin Share|
|Admission fee of tourist sites|
|15 Seats Tourist Bus|
|Drinking Water & Oxygen|
|Meals (Lunch & Dinner)|
|Tip to guide and driver|
|Any airfare and airport tax|
|Personal Expenses like Bar & Beverage Bills, Telephone Bills, Laundry Bills etc|
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|Cost arose due to political disturbances, natural disaster, strike etc|
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