Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport (1,350m/4,429ft)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a staff or representative of Orbit Alpine will receive you at the Airport and drive you to your hotel. If ample time is available on this day, you can take a stroll around Thamel, the tourist hub until dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara (950m/3,117ft) - 6 Hrs
Immediately after an early breakfast we leave Kathmandu by bus for Pokhara. The drive takes around six to seven hours with scenic views of Trishuli river along the winding way. to reach Pokhara. On a clear day you can see Mt. Fishtail as soon as you reach Pokhara in mid-afternoon. Spend some time around Lake Fewa and catch a drink in one of its numerous bars before dinner.
Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul (2,070m/6,791ft) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,053ft) -1 Hr + 3 Hrs
After breakfast we will drive to Nayapul, our starting point for the trek ahead. First you will walk along Modi Khola and reach Birethanti marked by a number of tea-houses, shops and lodges. We then follow Bhurungdi Khola until Hille and then a steep climb before reaching Tikhedhunga for the overnight stay.
Day 04 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,022ft) -6 Hrs
After breakfast, first we will trek to Ulleri at an altitude of 2,070 meters and then hike up to Banthanti. The trail is now lined with rhododendron forest until we reach Nangethanti and further trek a few hours more to arrive at Ghorepani where we stay for the night. We recommend you sleep early.
Day 05 : Hike to Poon Hill (3,200m/10,499ft) and Trek to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) -3 Hrs + 4 Hrs
You will wake very early today and hike up to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise view. Ghorepani at dawn is always swarming with people from around the world who want to capture and witness a beautiful sunrise above the mountain range. Poon Hill serves the best sunrise view of the Himalayas in the world.
Later in the morning, you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek to Deurali. Along the way, you will pass through pine forests and scenic valleys before arriving at Banthanti and then trek further ahead to reach Tadapani where you will spend the night.
Day 06 : Trek to Ghandrunk (1,940m/6,365ft) -4 Hours
After breakfast, today you will trek through bamboo forests before arriving at Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village popular for homestay. Here, you can visit the Gurung Museum to observe the lifestyle, culture and tradition of this community. Similarly, you can converse with the friendly people of this village to listen to the interesting stories.
You know, most of the male members of this community serve in the British and Indian Army. They fought bravely in the World Wars. Therefore, it is also known as the village of the Brave Gurkhas. Spend the night here in warm hospitality and comfortable bed.
Day 07 : Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara – 4 Hrs + 1 Hr
Leaving behind the beauty of Ghandruk, you will once again walk along Modi Khola before arriving at Nayapul. From there you will drive to Pokhara and roam around the important sites you didn’t go last time. Stay at the lakeside for the night.
Day 08 : Fly back to Kathmandu -25 Minutes
After breakfast, catch a flight to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, you will go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. The top sites you will go around are Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. At night, you can join a typical Nepalese dinner before returning to the hotel.
Day 09 : Fly back home.
After breakfast, a staff of Orbit Alpine will take you to the Airport on time.