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INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara
  • all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell banquet
  • guide and porter services
  • baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • all ground transportation in Nepal
  • guided excursions in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfer; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Return around 1pm to spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner banquet.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; welcome dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Birethati (3,362ft/1025m). Travel by private van or jeep to Birethati, the entrance point for the Annapurna region. Stay in Birethati for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks); transportation; lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 4: Birethati to Banthanti (6,430ft/1960m). Your expedition begins! This first day is a tough one. From the trailhead of Birethati, reach the village of Tirkhedhunga. Check out the stunning waterfalls as you pass through rhododendron forests.

Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), park entrance fee, trekking permit,; double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Banthanti to Ghorepani (9,383ft/2860m). Gaining almost 3,000ft/914m this day, you’ll be exhausted, but triumphant as you enter the hilltop village and get your first views of the Annapurna range. Tired legs are to be expected and a rest day will be appreciated.

Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 5-7 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Ghorepani (9,383ft/2860m). Ghorepani is a beautiful village at the top of a hill. You can rest in the village itself or trek 45 minutes to get to Poon Hill, known as one of the best vantage points for taking in the Himalayan dawn and enjoying the view of the mountains.

Optional 2 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (6,365ft/1940m). Your gradual descent has begun! This trek takes around 5 hours. You ascend for two hours, stop for tea at Deurali, then descend down to Banthanti. Enjoy the picturesque waterfalls along the way.

Total distance: 10 miles. Approximately 7 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 8: Ghandruk (6,365ft/1940m). Ghandruk is a one of the most famous villages in Nepal, renowned for its natural beauty and terraced fields that open up to views of the surrounding peaks.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 9: Ghandruk to Tolka (5,741ft/1750m). Walk through pristine forests and move into the alpine region where you reach the village of Tolka.

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 4-6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 10: Tolka to Pothana (6,201ft/1890m). Pothana is a beautiful village where you can get tasty sukuti (roasted dry meat). The views of the mountains will still accompany you.

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 11: Pothana to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Trek the return route to Phedi and then drive for 45 minutes to Pokhara. Enjoy Pokhara in the evening as you bask in the accomplishment of the trek.

Total distance: 2 miles. Approximately 2 hours trekking

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 12: Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Rest day in Pokhara. Spend this rest day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying your first hot shower in days!

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Travel by private van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation, farewell dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 14: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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