Itinerary

This trip starts with the tour of the most famous valleys Kathmandu, the city of temples and Pokhara, the most beautiful city with lakes and mountain views. The short trek or run to Ghandruk will spiritualize your soul with the view of mountains from a nearer distance. After returning from Ghandruk you’ll visit Palpa, the beautiful valley with a view of hills. It also carries the historical past in Nepal’s history. The last trip would be to the Bardia National Park. You’ll be able to view and experience the wildlife of Nepal.

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Himalayan Trail Running’s representative will greet you. You will be dropped off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Your guide will brief you about the trip. Overnight in Holy Himalaya at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 1400m

After breakfast in the morning, we start a guided sightseeing tour to some of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. We will be visiting some landmarks which are considered as World Heritage Sites. This Sightseeing will be fully informative and historical. We start our day from Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples, followed by Bouddanath, the ancient Buddhist Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Then we will go to our hotel at Thamel. Overnight in Holy Himalaya at Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 1400m

After breakfast, we will travel for 3 hours along the Trishuli River. Once we arrive at Trisuli you will be Led by an expert team of river rafters, homegrown but with international experience as well as decades of perfecting their skills, rescue procedures and most importantly to meet your river crew. This is the most water adventure and tented rest on the side of the river. After rafting we will have our lunch, enjoying the river with water stay overnight in a tented camp at Trisuli.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


After having Breakfast in Trishuli we will be heading towards Bandipur drive 3 hours. Bandipur lies on the hilltop settlement a Newar town with its age-old flavor still intact. Climb through pristine forests on the historical trail at Dumre Bazar to a town that has hardly changed. Well preserved Bandipur today invites travelers to experience its unique offerings: rich hill culture, mountain views. We will have lunch and run for fun and exploration around the Bandipur. Overnight at The Old Inn, Bandipur.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Budget Hotel


On a 3-hour scenic drive early in the morning to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. You can see amazing Himalayan ranges on the right side of the vehicle. With many other amazing places to visit, Pokhara is peaceful as well as a thrilling place to be. We will join on run for fun programs towards World Peace Pagoda then soak in the amazing ambiance and spend a lovely evening by the lake. Overnight at Big Pillow Inn, Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 827m

On the second day at Pokhara, we will make sightseeing around Pokhara (Mahindra Cave, Davis Fall) and Boating in Fewa Lake. In optional activities, you can do Bungee Jump, Zip lining, Paragliding. Overnight at Big Pillow Inn, Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 827m

Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region where many a trekker finds his Shangri-La. Pokhara’s spellbinding beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, the spectacular backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range and the serene Phewa, Lakes, this destination is ‘the Jewel of the Himalaya’. It is home to exceptionally warm and engaging people and is the starting point for treks into the Annapurna Himalaya, which dominates the skyline. The area along Fewa Tal, the largest lake in the valley, we will do Mountain Bike around Phewa Lake around 4 hours. We spend a lovely evening by the lake while making final preparations for the trek tomorrow. Overnight at Big Pillow Inn, Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 827m

In the morning, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which will take around two hours to reach. After arriving at Nayapul we start our trek towards Tikhedhunga via Birethanti. After completing permit checks at Annapurna Conservation Area Checkpoint and TIMS Card’s checkpoint we continue our hike onwards. We walk for three hours in the company of a lovely view of small waterfalls while passing through the forest finally brings us at Tikhedhunga. We rest for a while and have lunch on the way with the enjoyable beautiful view of mount Machapuchhare. After having a beautiful lunch, we start following our trail which gradually ascends us to Ulleri village after walking for two hours. Overnight in the tea house at Ulleri

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Highest Point: 1960m

We begin our trek in the morning from Ulleri village and after walking for two hours we reach Banthanti. We rest for a while and have lunch here with the enjoyable beautiful view of mount Machapuchhere, Himchuli, 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 people with their own culture and tradition. After arriving at Ghorepani we will meet some great views of the mountains. Overnight at the tea house, Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Highest Point: 2860m

Before dawn, we hike for 40 minutes to Poon Hill through rhododendron forests to view the breathtaking Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machapuchhere, and so on. We witness a famous sunrise over the Himalayas and walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. The trail now leads up to the village of Ghandruk from Ghorepani where you climb for a while. Ghandruk is a village with inhabitants of mostly Gurungs and where you will find a completely different culture and traditions. After arriving at Ghandruk you can enjoy wonderful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machapuchhere. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Highest Point: 3200m

After having breakfast, we will gently descend to Kimche village which is in short distance. We will have lunch in Kimche and head back to Pokhara on a 3-hour drive. After we reach Pokhara you can take some rest or explore the gorgeous city. Lakeside by Phewa Lake is the most famous street in Pokhara, so you could go for an evening stroll and explore the market, cool cafes and bars. Overnight in Big Pillow Inn at Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


After breakfast at Pokhara, we will move towards Palpa, a beautiful hill station in the western part of Nepal. Palpa is an ancient hill town which offers a more tranquil atmosphere where the laid-back lifestyle is infectious. We will have a fun run to the cobbled streets in the old bazaar to discover a way of life in the evening time. Overnight will be in Hotel Sri Nagar at Palpa.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Budget Hotel


Highest Point: 1310m

After having breakfast in Palpa, we will move towards Barida 8 hours traveling. We will have lunch on the way and overnight will be on Rhino Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Budget Hotel


Highest Point: 415m

Bardia National Park is located in Western Terai, east of the great Karnali River. Bardia National Park is considered to be the largest national park and wilderness area in the Terai region. While exploring its park, you will come across wild elephant herds, the endangered one-horned rhino, and if you are lucky enough you will be greeted with the rare sight of the Royal Bengal Tiger. We will do Jungle safari, Elephant safari, Canoe in these two days in Bardia. Overnight at Rhino lodge at Bardia.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Budget Hotel


Highest Point: 415m

After having breakfast at Rhino Lodge, we will drive towards Nepalgunj, it’ll take about 2 hours. And, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. On a 1-hour scenic flight early in the day time, you can see amazing Himalayan ranges on the left side from the plane.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


Highest Point: 1400m

You can start packing up things or organize photos from the trip. We can spend the evening relaxing, or perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping. Overnight in Holy Himalaya at Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel


An amazing trip of Himalayan Outdoor experience ends on this day. Himalayan Train Running staff will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe flight back!

Meals included: Breakfast


The Meals and accommodation mentioned in this itinerary fall on includes. There is a more detailed version of includes and excludes in the pricing section.