Special Nepal Tour • Annapurna Karnali and Bardia
Tour Code: 0022
Duration: 22 Days
Min Group Size: 4
Trekking: Ghorepani Trek (Pun Hill Trek)
Trekking Grade: Difficult
Rafting: Karnali River
Rafting Grade: [3 to 5]
Jungle Safari: Bardia National Park
Means of Transportation: Private Vehicle and Porters
Season: Feb - May & Sep - Nov
Departure date: Individuals can join our fixed departures for Karnali
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:-
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Rest day.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tours:-
Full day sightseeing of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Whitewater Rafting – Pokhara:-
Drive from Kathmandu to Charaudi above 3 hours then 3-4 hours day raft and trnsfare to pokhara 2-3 hours.
Check into the hotel in Pokhara.
Afternoon Pokhara City tour with an hour boat ride on Phewa Lake.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara-Jomsom-Kagbeni:-
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858 m):
Early morning fly from Pokhara Jomsom(2713m) with your guide, walk for 3 hrs through the bank of Kaligandaki to Ekley Bhatti Village and have lunch; trek one more hour to Kagbeni lying between two rivers Kaligandaki (flows. from Muktinath) and Nilgiri (flows from Mt. Nilgiri). Overnight at Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 05: Kagbeni – Muktinath:-
Have your breakfast then leaving the river begin ascent slowly through Jharkot and finally to Muktinath (3800m), an important Vishnu shrine sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 06: Muktinath – Marpha:-
After exploring the temple and the nearby Monastery, take the shorter descent direct to Jomsom then walk the short distance down to the charming village of MARPHA (2665m.). Overnight at a lodge.
Day 07: Marpha – Ghansa:-
Follow the Kaligandaki river through fields and interesting Buddhist Thakali villages - Tukuche, Larjung, Kalopani. Overnight at GHASA (2000m) by the deepest gorge in the world!!
Day 08: Ghansa – Tatopani:-
The trail today passes the picturesque Rupsechhara waterfall, a rather stony route through Dana and finally reaches the hot spring village of TATOPANI (1180m.). Find a little time to go down to the springs on the river for a hot bath. Tatopani's charming village boasts a number of small eating houses offering exotic things like lemon meringue pies!!
Day 09: Tatopani/Ghorepani:-
This is a difficult day but take it easy. It's a long walk uphill through the neat Magar village of Sikha to GHOREPANI (2775). The village itself is in a hollow of rhodhodenron trees.
Day 10: Ghorepani – Pokhara:-
Talk an early morning (pre-breakfast?) stroll up to Pun Hill (3193m.) for a marvellous view of Dhaulagiri and the western Annapurnas (weather permitting!) This has scheduled as a rest day at Ghorepani but if you feel like it, continue down the ridge to ULLERI (2070m.)- a Magar village at the top of a rather steep cliff. Descend the cliff to the village of Tirkhedhunge from where you follow the Burungdi river past Hille, it's series of pools getting more and more picturesque as you finally enter BIRETHANTI (1065m), the most charming village on the trail, at the confluence with the Modi river. From Birethanti, cross the river on the swing bridge, then turning west follow the Modi Khola through light forest to the confluence with a stream at Nayapul. 30 minutes should see you to the roadhead from whence you can bus it back into Pokhara. This will be a little long walk.
Galeshor to Pokhara: 2 hours trek after breakfast to Beni. Beni is the place where local buses are available to Pokhara. The buses start from 11 o’clock. It takes 3/4hours to Pokhara by bus. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu:-
Pokhara to Kathmandu: either by 6 hours scenic drive or by 35 minutes flight.
Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu and shoping.
Day 12: Departure:-
Sadly your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu to board your onward flight from Nepal.