Our staff will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival and transfer you to the Hotel Shakti, Thamel on a private vehicle. We will then start the race registration and bibs distribution at Himalayan Medics followed by refreshment. We drive to Nagarkot by 5:00PM.
Race days in Nagarkot Hills, on the eastern edge of Kathmandu Valley
Your Extension Trip begins with a 7 hour drive to the travellers beloved city, known for its laidback, cosy atmosphere and the best known Himalayan facade of Mt. Fishtail. Along the way we can see beautiful hills with backdrop of langtang and manaslu range concluding at annapurna range in Pokhara. (Overnight at Pokhara)
We drive in the morning from Pokhara to Nayapul which will take around one hour to reach. After arriving at Nayapul we start our trek towards Tikhedhunga via Birethanti. We walk for three hours in the company of lovely view of small waterfalls while passing through forest finally brings us at Tikhedhunga. We rest for while and have a lunch here with the enjoyable beautiful view of mount Machhapuchhre. After having a beautiful lunch we start following our trail which gradually ascends us to Ulleri village after walking for two hours. (Overnight at Ulleri.)
We begin our trek in the morning from Ulleri village and after walking for two hours we reach Banthanti. We rest for while and have lunch here with the enjoyable beautiful view of mount Machapuchhare, Hiun Chuli, and Annapurna south. After having a beautiful lunch we start following our trail which goes gradually ascend until we reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the village of Magar peoples with their own culture and tradition. After arriving at Ghorepani we will meet some great view of mountains. (Overnight at Ghorepani.)
|Day 9||Trek from Ghorepani to Chuile (2310m/7579ft) - 5hrs, with poon hill hike (3210m/10,531ft) - 1hrs (B/L/D)|
Before dawn, we hike for 40 minutes to Poon Hill through the rhododendron forests to view the breathtaking Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Baraha Shikar, Annapura I, Annapurana South, Annapurna III, Machapuchhare, and so on. We witness famous sunrise over the Himalayas and walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. We start our walk on a short but steep ascent until Deurali. We pass through the forest with the company of amazing flora and fauna. We follow the deep forest until we reach Banthanti which takes about two hours, and a little further to Tadapani village. This village is surrounded by beautiful forests. We can see more great view of Mount Machapuchhare, Annapurna south, Hiun Chuli, and Annapurna II. We pass this village, crosses the forest and descend to reach Chuile. (Overnight at Chuile.)
We start our trek through jungle and descend for next 1hr then we reach at Ghurjung. Flowing the village area we reach the main point of this area Chomorong, we pass this village following stone stairs for one hour to reach the village of Sinwa, which hosts an amazing sight of Machapucchare peak. (Overnight at Sinwa.)
We continue along the trail from Sinwa to Bamboo. The uphill trek flowing the river is challenging but surrounded by beautiful views, it will definitely be worth it. (Overnight at Himalaya.)
We start our trek through the river shore then over steep trail over the mountain side. It takes a few hours until we reach Machapuchhare Base camp on undulating trails. We can see great views of Mount Fishtail along with Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna. (Overnight art Machapuchhare Base Camp.)
Heading up on the final stretch to Annapurna Base Camp, we leave the greenery behind the path which widens when we enter the Annapurna Base Camp. The 360-degree panoramic view of snowcapped and rocky landscape with the mountains Fishtail, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other mountains will be overwhelming. (Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.)
We are get back from the lap of snow covered mountains towards green mountains. Following Machapuchare Base Camp, where we spend some time to capture the scenic view of mountains. Continue trek to Bamboo, which gets its name from bamboo vegetation in abundance here. (Overnight at Bamboo.)
We trek uphill to Kulldighar and again downhill walk to Chomrong Khola. After arriving at we climb up stone steps to Chomrong. Following the trail for a while we arrive at Jhinu Danda. We stay here for a night and we enjoy the hot springs for our tired muscles. The spring is 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda. (Overnight at Jhinu Danda.)
We begin our trek with the mesmerizing view of landscape of the mid hills of Nepal. After arriving at Naya Pul we drive back to Pokhara. (Overnight at Pokhara.)
On a seven-hour drive on a tourist bus, we reach Kathmandu. You can spend some leisure time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute shopping in Thamel. We meet up for dinner in the evening and celebrate successful completion of our trek. (Overnight in Kathmandu.)
Time to say goodbye to Nepal for this year, we know you don’t want to leave but how are you going to come back if you down leave silly, I know !! but we are sure of one thing, you will leave with a smile on your face. Our transport will leave you to the airport. Bon Voyage!