Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. After clearing immigration formalities and baggage clearance, meet and greet with our representative awaiting you outside the arrival gate. He will transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu and assist you with your check-in formalities at the hotel. A short briefing session will be there regarding our tour program. Get refreshed and some rest. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a long ride via Prithivi Highway towards west to Pokhara. This 200km road trip is going to be around 6-7 hours of long drive, depending upon the road traffic. We will pull over en route for our lunch break. After arrival at Pokhara, we will check-in at the hotel and get refreshed with some rest. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is our first day of trekking which will start from Beni Bazaar. But first, we will reach there via road trip from Pokhara and this will take around 4 hours of driving. Upon arrival, we will recheck our gears and backpack to get ready for the hike. The guide will lead the way and we follow him. Today, it is going to be a short trek of around 4 hours only. This is going to be an ascending trek from Beni crossing Kali Gandaki bridge and climbing for 1 hour to Mallaj and heading towards northeast to reach Baskharka at the elevation of 1525 meters. We will have our lunch en route in one of the villages. Our dinner and overnight at the homestay in Baskharka.
Pokhara – Beni: Drive
Beni – Mallaj – Baskharka: Trek
After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Nagi. The trail stretches along the beautiful landscapes and into the forest. Beautiful mountains can be viewed along the path. We will cross few settlements and in one the village we will take our lunch. Ascending and trekking for 5-6 hours we will arrive at Nagi or Nangi to 2230m. Our dinner and overnight stay at the community lodge in Nagi.
After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Mohare Danda (Hill). The trail again passes with ascends along the forest and high terrains. Even though the destination seems close but the trail takes around 6-7 hours to reach uphill Mohare Danda towards east. Mohare Danda stands at 3313m to the south of Poonhill offering stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and more. Upon arrival, we will settle for the night in the community lodge at Mohare Danda.
We continue our trek towards north after breakfast in the morning. Today, our destination is Swanta. We can reach Swanta via two routes, one is via Poonhill and Ghorepani, while the other one is via Dandako Naak (Nose of the hill). The guide takes the update of the route and will decide the most feasible way. The trail passes through the forests and sparsely dense settlements, downhill initially and uphill after crossing the bridge taking us to the small village called Swanta at 2200m. We will rest here at the community lodge.
After enjoying warm breakfast in the morning, we will continue our hike towards Upper Chistibung or Chistibang. We will take the trail along the ridge and descend down the valley to leave the Swanta valley and join the Shikha hill. Now, climb up continuously until we reach Upper Chistibung or Chistibang at 3000m. There is a community lodge of Chistibang, we will dine out and spend the night.
Arrive at Khopra Danda and we will catch our breath and settle for the night with dinner.
Khopra Danda lies at the base of Annapurna South at 3640m. Khopra Danda is one of the least popular vantage points that offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas of the west like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri south and many more. The everlasting mysterious landscapes, hills, towns and settlements, the Kali Gandaki river, etc. can be viewed from this beautiful place.
Today, we will hike to Khayar Lake from our lodge. This high-altitude lake lies at 4,660 meters.
After spending sometime at the Lake and enjoying the stunning view, we will hike back to Khopra Danda. Dinner and overnight at the community lodge in Khopra Danda.
Today is the day of return. After breakfast in the morning, we will hit the trails back. But this time, we will take a different route towards Dobato. The trail descends through the valley and forests trespassing few scattered settlements. Our trail never gets escape from the mesmerizing view of the landscapes and the mountains, especially Annapurna South. Arriving at Dobato at 3,420m, we will settle for the night with dinner at the teahouse
In the morning after having breakfast, we will continue our return trail, ascending and descending through the valleys, forests and villages, we will trace towards Tadapani. We will have lunch here.
From Tadapani, we will continue to descend to a larger Gurung village called Ghandruk. Ghandruk also offers beautiful views of the mountains from 2000m. The views are more stunning in the early morning. Not to miss it! We will call for the day here.
Today is the last day of our trek. We will begin in the morning after breakfast. Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul takes around 5 hours of walk mostly downhill.
Upon arrival at Nayapul, we will catch our vehicle and drive to Pokhara, 40km 1.5-2 hours. At Pokhara, we will check-in at the hotel and get some rest. Evening time can be spent walking along the bank of Fewa Lake. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
We will get ready for our return drive to Kathmandu. The trip is going to be via the same route that we had arrive earlier. 200km, 6-7 hours via Prithivi Highway, but this time we will head towards east. Lunch break en route the highway. Upon arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will get rest after check-in. Evening time can be spent strolling around the streets and get few souvenirs for dear ones back home. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Prior to the departure schedule, our staff will drop you off at the airport for your onward flight. We bid you our farewell and gratefulness for being with us while in Nepal.
We thank you very much and hope to see you soon for another stunning adventures in Nepal!