Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Enjoy a guided tour of Durbar Square. Take part in a cooking demonstration and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings). Afterwards, taste the delicious dishes made during an authentic local lunch. Opt to wake up with the birds and climb to the Swayambhunath Temple. Later, walk through the heart of the old city to Durbar Square, home to the palace of the Kumari Devi, considered to be a living goddess. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.
Take a mountain drive to Pokhara. Leaving the Kathmandu valley behind, head for the enchanting Nepalese town of Pokhara. Depending on our arrival time, there may be time to hire a small boat for a quick paddle on the lake for sunset.
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. Enjoy 10 days of trekking through alpine meadows, isolated villages, dramatic glaciers, and inspiring mountain vistas. At 8,091m (26,545.3 ft), Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any view point. This trek covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, we stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. The expedition is not only visually superb, but also a chance to learn about local cultures. Along the way, see thundering waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers and high mountain passes, and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs.
While the trekking is challenging, averaging 4-6 hrs walking a day on steep terrain, our Annapurna Sanctuary expedition into the Himalayas allows you to experience 'the roof of the world' without major issues associated with high altitude. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m (13,550 ft).
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
Enjoy a morning excursion to Poon Hill. Afterwards, trek to Tadapani.
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.
Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel.
Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda (hot springs).
Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana.
Trek to Phedi, where our trek ends. Drive back to Pokhara to celebrate the adventure we just completed.
Return to Kathmandu for a well-earned celebration. Today we return to Kathmandu where you will have free time perhaps some last minute shopping, or simply wander around the beautiful old Durbar Square or visit Bodhinath.