Mountain Addiction

Mountain Addiction

  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude3210 M
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel Basis
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 M

Highlights

  • Wonderful view of the Annapurna Himalaya range, experience the mountain culture 
  • Sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill to see close up views of Mt. Fishtail ,Dhulairi and Annapurna range
  • Marvel at the extradinary ice sculptures of the Annapurna Glacier
  • Close interaction with ethnic group of Magar and Gurung in mountain 
  • Annapurna Sanctuary is the hidden treasure

Mountain Addiction is the most exquisite and popular trip in Nepal. we will be experience different ethinic groups with their charming settlement, terraced farms, higher reaches are pristine roved only by shepherds during our trip.

We start our trek from Pokhara, the natural capital of Nepal or also known as lake city with an amphitheater of mountains. Annapurna range makes its northern wall and give us mindfullness. This is a base for several treks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We drive 44 km / 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at 1,100 m from Pokhara and start our trek to Ghorepani first trekking starging portal Nayapul. Ghorepani or its top Pun Hill (3,200 m) view spot offers view of about 15 snow peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156m / 8th highest). This is the good start of the trek. Then we will walk through the rhododendron forest to Chhomrong village across the Annapurna South. From here one can enjoy the heights of Annapurna South and Fishtail. The trail further enters into the narrow valley wedged between Annapuran south and Fishtail. At Fishtail base camp (3,700 m), we come to meadows and glacial moraine with relatively bright and wide valley with 360 degree panaroma views around from Annapurna base camp (4,200 m). This trip is the best insight into the Nepalese mountain lifestyle, ethnic diversity and a moderate adventure in the Himalayas. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

welcome dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), Mount Trails representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private transport. Enjoy a free evening to explore spice market of Ason and refresh from your jet-lag. Before dinner we will brief during a short pre tour schedule.

sightseeing around kathmandu valley escorted with tour guide
After breakfast our tour guide let you tour to around Kathmandu valley’s historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambhunath temple. Get lost in public squares, and former royal palaces as well as Kathmandu's old city (Basantapur Durbarsquare)

Today, after having breakfast early in the morning, we will drive you to Pokhara. Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take around 7 hours by tourist bus. We will stay at hotel tonight.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by a private vehicle from Pokhara. And then after 15 minutes of short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we will reach Birethanti. Trek starts from Birethanti to Tikhedhuga which will take around three and half hours following the river to Lumle for lunch. One the way, you will be observing the beautiful landscapes farming lands, and people working there. Finally we will reach at Tikhedhunga.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our trek with a steep climb to Ulleri. In fact, Ulleri is a large Gurung village at the altitude of 2070m. Then, following the ascending trek through the beautiful dense rhododendron, magnolia forests will bring us to Ghorepani. The best time to see rhododendron and magnolia flowers is in the spring (March-April). We will stay at guesthouse tonight.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today, very early in the morning, we will start an hour hiking to Poon Hill for the best sunrise view in the panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. And then we return to Ghorepani. Leaving Ghorepani following the beautiful dense forests will then bring you to Tadapani, which will be the destination for today.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
The day starts with steep downhill through dense rhododendron forests. Then, leaving Tadapani and following the trail will bring us to Chommrong. Chommrong offers the close up views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail Mountain. Chommrong is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today, the trail drops down to Chommrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there is an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. After crossing the forest, we will reach at Dovan.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today will be a short walking day. Our day begins with the climb through forest to Himalayan Hotel where we will have our lunch. After the lunch, the trail goes gently uphill towards Hinku Cave. Then finally, we will reach at Deurali. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today is our special day in terms of the views. We will be starting early in the morning to ABC. The reason we start early is because we have to cross the avalanche areas before 12 at noon. After crossing the avalanche areas, we will trek uphill through the bamboo forests for about an hour to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which isn't really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Two hours of trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp will take you to the Annapurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4130m, where you will enjoy the breath-taking surrounding views of the Himalayas. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
Today, we follow the same trail down to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo where there are few teahouses and lodges available to stay.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. Then, the trail continues through rhododendron forest. Descending down from Chommrong will take us to Jhinu Hot Spring where you can bath in natural hot springs.

Trekking field staffs ( Leader , Sherpa and Porters )
From Jhinu Hot Spring, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4 and half hours to Birethanti which is considered to be one of the best and relaxing walk of the entire trek. Then, we reach Nayapul and an hour drive from Nayapul will bring us at Pokhara city.

sightseeing around pokhara valley escorted with tour guide
Today will be the best day for having tour in Pokhara city. Late morning, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake.

sightseeing around lumbini escorted with tour guide
Early in the morning drive to Lumbini and check in at the hotel.
Spend a half-day sightseeing in Lumbini and the surrounding area. Stay overnight in the hotel at Lumbini.

Jungle activities escorted with Nature guide
After having breakfast in Pokhara, we then drive to Chitwan, which will take around 4 and half hours. After arriving at Chitwan approx 1:30 pm, we will attend the program in the afternoon: Tharu village tour for an hour and half and then in the evening slide presentation about flora and fauna or Tharu culture program.

Jungle activities escorted with Nature guide
After having breakfast, we than canoe to elephant breeding center to observe baby elephants. While returning back to the hotel before lunch, enjoy the elephant wash in Rapti River. Then, elephant back safari in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Finally, in the evening enjoy the cultural program or slide presentation about flora and fauna.

Jungle activities escorted with Nature guide
After the morning breakfast, we then go for Jeep Safari for two hours. After Jeep Safari we will continue drive to Bharatpur Airport for our returning flight back to Kathmandu. Evening you can take your time for shopping before dinner.

After Breakfast at hotel, Mount Trails representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop off  by private transportation as per group size
  • 2 night Accommodation in Pokhara on standard hotel basis with bed and breakfast. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on standard hotel basis with bed and breakfast. 
  • Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Chitwan on full board basis ( all meals, schedule jungle activities, accommodation, nature guide, national park fees and nature guide)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek followed with a cup of tea/coffee
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS and  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit )
  • Private car transportation to and from hike starting point.
  • English speaking trekking guide and all his expenses
  • Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
  • Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant before departure.
  • All the government tax and service charges. 


 

 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • All items of personal nature (such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments, postage, laundry,)
  • Travel insurance ( You need to have your insurance compulsory )
  • All optional tours or activities during your free time .
  • Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.