- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- age requirement 5+ years old
- age_requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Guided city tours of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini
- Easy trekking along GhorepaniPoon Hill trail in the Annapurna Region
- Himalayan sunrise view from Nagarkot, Sarangkot and Poon Hill
- Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park
Take a guided walk in Kathmandu and discover cultural heritage sites, medieval city squares, ancient Newari villages, temples and shrines that are spiritual centers. Enjoy a delightful drive to the windy hills of Nagarkot and spend a night at the hill-station famous for its panoramic Himalayan views and magical sunrises and sunsets. Explore the abodes of the endangered one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park. Ride an elephant and glide along the river on a traditional dugout canoe. Walk on hallowed ground in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit the heritage town of Tansen in Palpa and watch the traditional weavers of ‘dhaka’ (traditional fabric) at work. Let the spellbinding natural beauty of Pokhara work its magic on you. Get inspired by the natural wonders here – Phewa Lake flanked by the snow-capped peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Seti River Gorge and Davis Falls. Enjoy an easy trek to Ghorepani in the famous Annapurna Region. Capture mesmerizing views of the Himalayas from Poon Hill and sample the mountain hospitality at the Gurung heritage village of Ghandruk.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing & Drive to Nagarkot
Day 3: Drive to Chitwan
Day 4: Full-day Jungle Activities
Day 5: Drive to Lumbini
Day 6: Sightseeing in Lumbini and drive to Palpa
Day 7: Drive Palpa to Pokhara
Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 9: Drive Nayapul (1,010 m), Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m)
Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m)
Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m); Trek to Tadapani (2,610m)
Day 12: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m)
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) and drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off.
- Twin sharing accommodation in a two or three star hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Lumbini, Tansen and resort in Chitwan; Breakfast included.
- 2 nights/3 days accommodation in Chitwan with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as all jungle activities in the national park
- Accomodation with meals at best available lodges/guesthouses during the trek.
- TIMS & Annapurna Conservation Park permits for trekking.
- All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle.
- All guided city tours as mentioned in day-by-day itinerary on a private vehicle.
- Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking guide.
- The required number of ground staff during the tour
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
- Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
- Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sunhat (yours to keep).
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performance
- All taxes
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal entry visa.
- Lunch and dinner, except in Chitwan and while trekking.
- All personal expenses like drinks, laundry, snacks etc.
- Earn US$ 56+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.