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Day 1: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, Himalayan adventure treks and the tours staff member will meet at the airport. He will escort you to your hotel.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room

Day 2: Day 02: Drive to Pokhara.

Pass By: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
Today early morning will take a tourist bus to get in Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. We can enjoy the beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye-catching landscape, Trisuli and Marysngdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Most of the Annapurna range are seen.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room

Day 3: Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana.

Pass By: Pothana View Point, Dhampus 33700, Nepal
After a hot breakfast, we drive half an hour to Phedi and commence our trek to Pothana. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Pothana.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room

Day 4: Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600 m)- 4 hours walking.

Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
From Pothana you walk up to a place called Pitam Deurali where you will turn off the main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue along a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron. Tonight we stay at one of the lodges in a clearing of the forest at Forest Camp or also known by the locals as Kokar. The lodges at Kokar are quite basic and there is no dining room so you will probably have meals in the kitchen with the owner, so in some ways, this is more like a home-stay and is a good opportunity to get to know this friendly family from Siding village.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room

Day 5: Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (3,150 m)- 5 hours trekking.

Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
The trail continues from Forest Camp to Low Camp through the forest however as we ascend the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. At Low Camp, there are two basic lodges one with a dining room with open fire. The view from Low Camp is superb with Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) visible up the valley.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room

Day 6: Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3,700 m)- 4 hours trekking.

Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
An hour or so above Low Camp the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west, there is a good view to Annapurna South and Himchuali. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on the grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colourful Danphe pheasant on this section of the trail. The lodge at High Camp is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp, this one has eight rooms and a separate dining room with heater. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Himchuali and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room

Day 7: Day 07: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m)- 4 hours Trekking.

Pass By: Mardi Himal, Chame Nepal
The plan for today is to wake early for a sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging. Look out for the dzokpo (yak/ cow crossbred) grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant. In the summer the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500 m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at the south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Himchuali and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room

Day 8: Day 08: Trek to Siding village (1,750 m) -6 hours walking.

Pass By: Mardi Himal, Chame Nepal
On the way back we take a different route to complete a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks and it is likely you will stay at a homestay in Siding owned by the person who runs one of the lodges at Low Camp.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tea house on twin sharing room

Day 9: Day 09: Trek to Lumle and drive to Pokhara- 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.

Pass By: Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), Pokhara Nepal
From Siding, you walk out to the road head at Lumle, on the way from Siding you will pass the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. Kalimati is mainly a Brahmin village with Ghalel and Siding mixed Brahmin and Gurung.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room

Day 10: Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
We ride the tourist but to Kathmandu and have lunch on the way. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, do some shopping souvenirs for dear ones back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room

Day 11: Day 11: Fly back to home

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Departure to the home country. Wilderness Excursion representative will drop you at the international airport and see you off for final departure to home.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We do Pickup from Airport.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
11 days
Return Details
Hotel
Inclusions
  • 10x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car.
  • Two night’s 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara on BB plan.
  • Lunch,Dinner & Breakfast during trekking.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porter (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • Trekking permit.Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Arrangement of Travel rescue.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes.
  • Last Night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance
Exclusions
  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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