On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will complete all necessary immigration formalities followed by baggage collection from the designated area in the airport. As you exit, one of the representatives from Aid Journeys, with a placard, will officially welcome you and escort you to your pre-assigned hotel. At the hotel, you may stretch out your legs and relax for few hours from the possible jet lag that you might have experienced after a long flight. Those who are anxious and want to hit the streets right away, may stroll around Thamel and do a bit of shopping for the upcoming trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a good night’s rest, you will be woken up with a morning call, if you desire, followed by a warm bed tea. Once you finish your breakfast, there will be a guided tour of some of the most historical and spiritual landmarks of the city, all of them being recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will visit the most revered and holy Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath, and one of the largest stupas in the world - a Buddhist shrine at Bouddhanath. You will also take a tour of Patan, the city of artisans. There you will visit the historical Patan Durbar Square and delight in the architectural wonders of the Malla era. Other attractions in Patan are the Mahaboudhha temple, the Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna temple, and the Golden temple. On completion of the sightseeing, you will return to your hotel and either take a rest or stroll around the bustling Thamel town. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After Breakfast: Drive to Pokhara (200 km - 6 hrs). During the route, you can visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car which cost is additional USD 22 per person directly at the station. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains & river.
After Breakfast: you will head off to Bijaypur, which is a short drive of under an hour to reach the starting point of the trek. Walking uphill through the terraced paddy fields near the army camp at Kandane following the steep stone steps will bring you to Rakhigaun. There is a resting place in the shade of a huge Bodhi tree called Chautara, which is near the picturesque village of Archale. The trail gently climbs along a ridge-top through Brahman and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan, from where you get incredible views of the Annapurna South and the Machhapuchhre mountains. Overnight in Kalikasthan.
Leaving Kalikasthan after breakfast, you will begin the trek along a leveled path for a while, and then gently descend through the calm and serene forests of Okhare. After almost an hour’s walk, you will arrive at the beautiful village of Mastan Saurani. The trail ahead from here climbs up gradually leading up to the Sundergaon village. From this village, it is a consistent downhill walk to the Patle village. Overnight in Patle.
After a delectable breakfast, you begin your trek by traversing through a vast, beautiful green forest on the right. Moving further ahead, the trail starts with successive ascents and descents surging down into the Ozangaun village. Stopping for a brief respite at the school complex in Ramche, you will proceed with a steep tumble down to the village of Lipyani, which is your stop for lunch. There are a few shops in Lipyani where you can purchase some beverages or mineral water to drink. The steep ascend begins through stone-paved trail towards Syaglung Danda passing a beautiful rhododendron forest. This segment of the path is tranquil and hushed that you can hear your footsteps. After two hours of your lunch and an uphill climb, you will, in due course enter the village of Syaglung, a typical Gurung settlement. From this village, the entire Lumjung Himal presents itself in full glory – you can savor the alluring views. Overnight in Syaglung.
Today is the final day of your trekking before driving back to Pokhara. Descending on a trail along the fields for about an hour or so followed by a deep drop, you will enter a small valley at Rupa Tal. After a short while through the rice field, you will climb up to the ridge which separates Begnas Tal and Rupa Tal. From this ridge, it is a short downhill walk up to Begnas Bazaar, from where you will drive for half an hour to the city of lakes, Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara, you may relax and stretch your weary legs at your hotel room, or take a relaxing stroll to the lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast today, you will leave your hotel for a sightseeing trip in Pokhara. Beginning with boating at the Phewa Lake, the second largest lake of Nepal, you will visit the Barahi temple that stands amidst the lake. From here, you will head towards David’s fall, which is a charming little waterfall and the mysteriously sacred cave near the waterfall, Gupteshwor Cave. Next, you will visit the Regional museum which is located near the famous Mahendra Pul. This museum protects the enchanting history and culture of the Pokhara Valley including the mystical shamanic belief of local people of Pokhara. Then, you will retrace back to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel room. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After Breakfast: You will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara and it takes 6.5-7 hrs to reach Kathmandu. In the evening time you can relax at Hotel or can also roam around the area of Thamel Market
Today is the day your holidays in Nepal has come to an end, and you will be flying back home with ample memories of the experiences you’ve had in the Himalayas. A representative from Aid Journeys will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport well ahead of your scheduled flight for your onward journey. With plenty of time onboard, you may plan your next trip in the Himalayan realms of Nepal. For those willing to stay back and extend your holidays, Aid Journeys will be glad to plan your trip according to your craving.