Welcome to Nepal! Enjoy the beautiful aerial view of Kathmandu Valley as you approach the city. You will meet our representative outside the airport. He will greet you and bring you to your hotel. You will stay in a Three Star Rated Hotel in Kathmandu. In the meantime, you will visit our office to talk about the trek in detail. Meet your trek guide and exchange necessary documents. You can spend the rest of the day purchasing any needed gear and equipment or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The trip begins with a half-day scenic drive to the popular tourist destination, Pokhara. Pokhara serves as the primary stop for trekkers heading towards Annapurna and Mustang Region. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a jeep and begin driving through the scenic Prithvi Highway along the massive Trishuli River. It may take 5-6hr to reach your destination. Upon arriving, you’ll head to the hotel. After refreshment, you can choose to explore the beautiful evening life at the lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
The morning will welcome you with the grand view of the massive Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre at a distance. Enjoy your delicious breakfast, and get ready to embark on the first day of the trek. You’ll begin driving through Baglung Highway. 40-55 minutes of the drive will bring you outside Kande Village. Kande is a Gurung village with over 100 houses. There are almost 700 inhabitants in the village. You’ll begin trekking along the beautiful village and climb the forested path towards Annapurna Conservation Area. A short uphill hike will bring you at the famous trekker’s stop, Australian Camp. Catch the magnificent sights of the nearby mountains before climbing further towards Forest Camp via Deurali village.
After early morning breakfast, you’ll begin trekking. The day ends below 3000 meters at the Low Camp. This will help you acclimatize before approaching the high altitude trekking. From the Forest Camp, the trail continues through the forested paths and climb towards the beautiful Rhododendron forest. An easy hike will bring you to Low Camp. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the magnificent sight of Machhapuchhre Peak and Mardi Himal. If you wish to trek further, you can consider doing a short hike from Low Camp towards Badal Danda that offers a closer view of the nearby mountains. Overnight at Low Camp.
Leaving Low Camp, the trail rises towards the High Camp situated at 3550 meters. You’ll leave the forested path and begin climbing through lush rhododendron bushes towards the bamboo forests. High Camp lies below Mardi Himal Base Camp. Continue trekking along the rocky trail towards the High Camp. The vantage point at High Camp enables you to witness the beautiful sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre Peaks. Overnight at High Camp.
The day begins early as you have your breakfast and embark on the trek towards Upper View Point. The trail rises almost thousands of meters in altitude. The trail starts to increase from Upper View Point and turns steeper as you approach the base camp. Continue hiking for approximately 2hr until you arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Catch the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire valley. A further two hours of the climb will take you towards the Upper View Point. The elevated region at Mardi Himal offers the magnificent view of Mardi Himal summit, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, and Annapurna III peaks. Enjoy the scenery along with your packed lunch. Afterward, you’ll begin descending along the same path and stop at High Camp.
After breakfast, you’ll begin trekking downhill. The trail continues to descend through bamboo and rhododendron forests. A few hours of trek will bring you back to the forested path. A short detour will bring you to Siding Village. Siding village remains famous for its inhabitants who hunt for wild-honey. The honey hunters from the village indulge in a traditional medium of hunting wild honey. You can buy a jar from the villagers. Siding is home to the indigenous Magar tribe. Overnight at Siding.
After breakfast, you’ll bid adieu to Siding village and begin heading downhill towards Lumre village. The forested path goes past Kalimati and Ghalel village. The traditional villages are home to the people of mixed-races. Once at Lumre, you’ll catch your commute and drive 1.5hr through Baglung Highway to arrive at Pokhara. Enjoy the completion of the trek with your colleague and staff. Overnight at Pokhara.
On the last day in Pokhara, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and indulge in a brief boat ride at Phewa Lake. Afterward, you’ll bid adieu to the mountainous scenery and head back to Kathmandu. A scenic half-day drive will bring you back to Kathmandu City. Overnight in hotel.
On the last day in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the day shopping, roaming, or relaxing. We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport exactly 2hr before your flight time. If you need to buy a souvenir, you can visit the nearby Thamel area