Rather than flying to Pokhara to begin your trek, you can set off on an overland adventure, either stopping in Nuwakot staying at Famous Farm.
Nepal is sometimes unfairly characterised as a just mountain destination where you can head off trekking, but in truth offers a hugely more diverse selection of experiences. From the tropical lowlands of the Terai teeming with wildlife, through the to foothills to the high Himalaya, you find jungles, rivers, historic cities and high peaks, all of which make for such an outstandingly varied journey. Begin in Kathmandu, exploring the hidden side to this amazing city before heading off on a gentle four-night trek in the Annapurna Region. Walk through local villages staying in luxury lodges each night, only spending about four or five hours walking each day. Spend two nights in Pokhara to put your feet up, maybe heading down to the lakeside with the dramatic Annapurna Range towering above you. Head off to Bandipur, a little visited town untouched by time before walking down to the Seti River for an afternoon rafting to Chitwan National Park. Spend two nights exploring the park, either on jeep, elephant or on boat seeing a host of wildlife before returning the Kathmandu Valley and staying on the top of the ridge overlooking the Himalayas in the distance.
|Days 1-2||Kathmandu||The Inn at Patan Dwarika’s|
|Day 3||Birethanti||Sanctuary Lodge Sanctuary Lodge|
|Days 4-5||Ghandruk||Himalaya Lodge Himalaya Lodge|
|Day 6||Majgaun||Gurung Lodge Gurung Lodge|
|Days 7-8||Pokhara||Temple Tree Pokhara Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge|
|Day 9||Bandipur||Three Mountain Lodge Three Mountain Lodge|
|Days 10-11||Chitwan||Maghauli Serai Chitwan Kasara Resort Chitwan|
|Days 12-13||Dhulikhel||Dwarika’s Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel|
|Day 14||Fly home|
We arrange totally bespoke trips and design an itinerary that is designed around you. You may have seen a suggested itinerary that we can base your plans around, or we can start with a blank sheet and paper and design something from scratch. You can leave a phone number and suggest a time to call you back, and we can also arrange to do this during the evenings or at weekends if you are busy during the daytime. We can also meet up with you in you fancy a coffee and are based in and around London.