Arrive Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on your own. You will be met at the airport by our rep and after greeting and quick briefing you would be transferred to your hotel. Time permitting, start afternoon tour of Kathmandu City, including Durbar Square, the temple of the Living Goddess (Kumari temple), the Royal Palace and Kasthamandap – a monument built from the trunk of a single tree from which the name of the city Kathmandu was derived. Overnight at Kathmandu
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Durbar Square of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur City, the Buddhist stupa of Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati Nath and Changu Narayan. Towards the end of the day, visit Swayambhunath situated on a hillock, offering breathtaking view of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Kathmandu
This morning we will have a briefing about trekking tour with some dos and don’ts before you are transferred by road with guides & porters to our trek starting point Nayapool (1 hour). Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. Overnight Sanctuary Lodge
After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight Himalaya Lodge
After breakfast, we leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. You may also meet some of the trekkers coming down from or heading up to the Sanctuary itself. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar. From here, we follow along the Modi River until reaching the Sanctuary Lodge. We’ll have lunch at the lodge followed by another opportunity to walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon relaxing by the river bank. (Trek time 4 hrs). Overnight Sanctuary Lodge
Today’s walk will take you out of the valley and up through the little explored villages of Patlekhet and Majgaun, and into the rhododendron forests. Stop for a picnic lunch en-route. You will climb along the crest of the ridge with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside until you reach the village of Dhampus. Your stay at Dhampus is at the Basanta Lodge on the outskirts of the village, set amongst farms and orchards. The bedrooms have been built by local craftsmen to a traditional design and from the verandah and the garden you can see the whole Annapurna range spread out before you. Overnight at Dhampus
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