Note: ITINERARY is subject to change due to environmental factors and or accessibility.
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU.
Kathmandu Fly in From Australia, Stay in Thamel and sightsee in the area. Food and activity costs not included.
Free time to sight see around Thamel at your leisure.
Take Bus to Pokhara, Approx 7 hours, seeing Nepali life. Relax on the journey seeing the terrain and learning just how challenging logistics and travel is in Nepal.
Travelling a total of 200Km @ around 40-60km p/h stopping enroute for toilet stops and Nepali food. Arrive in Pokhara around 3pm, settle into Guest house, meet Guide and have dinner in Lakeside at your leisure. Explore lakeside a little. Dinner at own cost. Budget approx. $10-15.
Leave Pokhara by Jeep at 6.30am-7am travelling mostly off road 10 hours to Jomsom. Winding through amazing villages, views and waterfalls. We travel along the famed Kali Gandaki river for most of the journey. Stopping regularly at tea houses along the way. Lunch included and Dinner. Resting in Jomsom for the evening. YOU will need to start rugging up here… 😉
Wake up to the most amazing views in Jomsom, easy first day of trekking along the river to Kagbeni, find you own pace, meditate as you walk through the vast valley and take in the first Glimpses of the Annapurnas. Great photography. Late Lunch and Dinner provided in Kagbeni.
Feel free to stop and grab some Nepali chiya(tea) and snacks along the way at any of the teahouses and chat with locals. Once in Kagbeni spend time checking out the tiny cobbled streets, Buddhist monastery and grab some amazing pics of the local scenery and village life.
Truly feels like your in another world.
Early start – 8am walk to Muktinath. Breakfast will be ordered the night before and taken around 7am. The path follows the footsteps of millions of Hindu pilgrims over thousands of years. The views are spectacular. At times the altitude makes the walking slow, but don’t worry you can stop whenever you need to and take a rest. It’s the perfect opportunity to Meditate as you walk focusing on your breath, the eagles, as they fly above and the beautiful sparse country side.
Mustang is a unique place and truly feels like you are on Mars at times. Expect to walk for at least 5 hours, and take your time. Once we each the village of Muktinath we will be at 3800metres so everything moves slow here, including you… After some rest and lunch we will take the steps up to the famous temple. If you like you can do what the Hindus do and wash in the cleansing waters of 108 fountains and then offer a prayer to the Shiva God of the mountain.
Those who have taken part always report a feeling of elation and lightness.
After breakfast, please order the night before to be ready for 7.30am to leave the guesthouse by 8am.
Downhill walk today cross country in bits for at least 5 hours stopping in local tea house for some lunch and then onto Jomsom for Dinner. Don’t forget to explore the Jomsom Monastery. Take lots of Pics.
Leave Jomsom around 8am grab a cappuccino if you like before we go. As we head to the gorgeous village of Marpha. Marpha is famous for its apples and traditional looking ancient Mustang village. Amazing pics to be had here.
Don’t forget to check out the Monastery and walk through the maze of tiny walkways. Notice on the hill behind the tucked away homes that are dug into the mountains. Make sure you try everything Apple in Marpha. Talk to locals and explore the surrounds.
Marpha to Kalopani leaving around 7am
Today is the longest day enjoy the downhill trek through more unique villages, swing bridges and watch the landscape change rapidly. Approx. 7 hours walk, stopping along the way at tea houses.
This part of the walk it is best to walk together as there are many ways that you could take a wrong turn… Following the Kali Gandaki river, watch as she gets bigger along the way, and enjoy the amazing villages and people along the way.
Today we take the Jeep down the last leg from Kalopani to Pokhara
Leaving just after breakfast taking approx. 6-7hours. We will stop at the hot springs in Tatopani if everyone wants a quick dip, and grab some tea and snacks. On arrival to Pokhara, we will settle into the hotel and take free time to explore this Nepali Lakeside town. Dinner at your leisure at own cost.
At this POINT travellers can choose to ADD on the HOMESTAY or ADD on the LUX package. Or both, or go their own way for a couple of days.
OPTIONAL ADD ON HOMESTAY 1-2 nights @$150 p/n
After Breakfast in your hotel, Take a taxi ride after morning tea with our Nepalese family in the regions outside Pokhara. Stay with our family and get involved in family life. Cook with Aama, tend to the farming with Baba and meet Brothers and sisters. Learn some family traditions. The views here are amazing and you get first hand experience of Nepali life. Most of our trekkers report to have the best memories of this time. MEALS INCLUDED.
OPTIONAL LUX Package ADD ON. @$200
Start your day with a jeep ride up to Sarangkhot giving you amazing views of the mountains from afar and Pokhara valley and then step off the edge of the mountain and Paraglide your way down to the Fewa Lake.
Enjoying nice relaxing afternoon massage at Ayurvedic Health home, MEALS NOT INCLUDED.
Officially Last Day of Tour
Leisure day: ALL COSTS HERE ON IN are not covered, however we can still assist in booking and helping you get about. Our guides will be available to help you.
OPTIONAL Sightseeing or BUS back to KATHMANDU
If you want to spend more days in Kathmandu we can connect with you local guide and you can spend more time here.
MEALS included on the TREKKING component of the trip from DAY 4 – DAY 9.
MEALS included in HOMESTAY ADD ON.
MEALS IN Kathmandu not INCLUDED.
ACCOMMODATION IN POKHARA AND KATHMANDU INCLUDED BETWEEN DAY 1-11.
BUS COST INCLUDED.
TAXI COST from AIRPORT not included (budget around $10)
TAXI for sightseeing AT OWN COST.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES at own COST.
Please note that alcohol and bottled water is not included. Water is provided at mealtimes. All other drinks are at your own expense. You can refill your water easily with mountain water as it is safe to drink.
At mealtimes, one meal per person only, if you require extra that’s fine, however you will have to pay for it.. However if you eat Dhal Bhat you can eat as much as you want as they will keep refilling your plate for no extra cost. Dhal bhat power, 24 hour… Thank you for your understanding.
Backpacks should not weigh more than 10-12kgs for trekking component… if you are having trouble talk to us and we can help you pack more efficiently. I would not expect you to carry more than you could handle and I wouldn’t expect a porter to carry more than he/she could handle. Most essentials you can get along the way… challenge yourself to minimalism, it can be liberating. Lighten your load, you can leave some non essential items in Pokhara safely, we have access to locked storage.
Spending money required for the whole trip is approx. $350 – 550 dependant on how you like to spend… Average water cost is $1 -2 in this area of Nepal. Coffee is approx. $2. If you refill your water bottle with mountain water it is free.
Basic medical; we can find easily in here, however if you have any special medical requirements this is your responsibility and also it is important to tell us as we may not be equipped to handle it. So please let us know.
Travel insurance is your responsibility and we must see a copy before you can join us. For your own protection. I can assist with this as I have a friend who in the business. So if you need help with this, let me know and we can arrange at extra cost.
Nepali visas are easy to get $55 AUD and can be bought at the airport easily. (I’d advise this as the easiest way) No photo required. Online application available at Kathmandu Airport via their visa terminals.
We will arrange transfers and taxi/bus/accomodation in Kathmandu. Food in Kathmandu is at own cost. Budget for around $35-50 per day.
Kathmandu to Pokhara is either a 6-8 hour coach bus leaving daily at 7.30am We will organise this for you. Food is provided on route.
Kathmandu and Pokhara have some great sights and are worth a few days exploring if you have the time.
Nepali people are extremely friendly and helpful and even if they want to make a few dollars along the way they will not harm you… enjoy their hospitality and culture.
If you have any other questions just email me at [email protected]
Or contact me via facebook. Reconnection Treks. My number in Nepal is +977 9803718594 or in Australia 0433 376 298
Whilst travelling I am available at anytime via Facebook Messenger.
To secure your place just send your deposit of $300 as soon as possible and the remainder to be paid at least 1 month before trip
TOTAL TOUR COST: $1950
(if you want to do both add ons this is possible, however it would mean your fly back dates may be different… Unless you only do one night Homestay)
FLIGHT COST is extra and TBC. ( approx. $780-1200 return)
Insurance COST is extra and TBC.
If paid in full 5 months before departure we can give $190 discount.
BOOKINGS FOR GROUPS OF 7 can receive a discount if PAID and BOOKED together, FLY and TRAVEL together. Discount to be advised.
Terms and Conditions – Further General Information
Please note refunds only given if accompanied by a medical certificate 1 month before the departure.
FINAL NOTE: Nepal is a developing country and as such please be aware that the itinerary is subject to change. However no matter what changes are made our promise to you is that you will have an amazing cultural experience that will stay in your heart forever. Check out the videos on our fb pages for other peoples testimonials and there are pics as well.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you.