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Adventurous Nepal

Roundtrip with Himalaya trekking - Trip for singles

Book From   € 599,-
GROUP SIZE: 2-24 | 15 DAYS

Adventurous Nepal

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Spread all over Kathmandu you'll find many temples with lingams that are covered with offerings for the god Shiva. |Nepal



Pokhara is a picturesque town at the shores of the blue-green Phewa mountain lake. Here, relaxing is made easy in one of the many garden cafés. |Nepal



Walk over the unsteady rope bridge over the river and enjoy the atmosphere of the small village Tirkhedhunga! |Nepal



The highlight of this trekking is the fantastic sun rise and the spectacular view of the Annapurna mountains and the Dhaulagiri peaks! |Nepal

Chitwan NP

Chitwan NP

Chitwan is mainly known for the Asian rhino that lives here. |Nepal

Day to Day description

Transport Route Overnight stay
1 Kathmandu Kathmandu
2 Kathmandu Kathmandu
3 Bus Kathmandu – Pokhara Pokhara
4 Walk Trekking Tirkhedunga/Hille
5 Walk Trekking Ghorepani
6 Walk Trekking Tadapani
7 Walk Trekking Sayuli Bazar
8 Walk Trekking Pokhara
9 Pokhara Pokhara
10 Bus Pokhara – Chitwan N.P Chitwan N.P
11 Chitwan N.P Chitwan N.P
12 Bus Chitwan N.P – Kathmandu Kathmandu
13 Kathmandu Kathmandu
14 Kathmandu Kathmandu
15 End of tour in Kathmandu End of tour


Day 1: Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

Your tour starts in Kathmandu, where you can use your hotel room from check in time (12.00 hrs at noon) on day 1. Most of your travel companions will arrive this first day, the exact time will be depending on their flight schedule. You will meet your English speaking tour leader at 12.00 hrs noon on day 1 in the lobby of your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

The fascinating city of Kathmandu with its temples, ancient buildings and diverse native population has so much to see and do. Observe everyday life at the centrally located Durbar Square and discover the large and extremely beautiful stupa of Swayambunath, (Monkey Temple) a sacred Buddhist site. An even bigger stupa is situated a little further outside Kathmandu, in Bodnath. On the way to this area we will pass by Pashupatinath, the most sacred of Tibetan Hindu sites, where the Nepalese and many Indians bathe in the Bagmati River.

Patan, the adjoining sister city of Kathmandu, has an even denser population of temples and monasteries. It is also quieter and is a welcome relief after the hectic pace of the capital. Our agent can organise an optional rafting excursion if desired. A trip in a rubber boat down the wild river and through the immense mountains is a breathtaking experience, and no special training or technique is necessary.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara

Today we travel by bus to Pokhara, where the mountains rise up to heights of over 4.5 miles. Central in this view is the Machapuchare, or ‘Fish-tail Mountain’, one of the smallest peaks in the region at ‘just’ 4.3 miles high - although it’s prominent position makes it appear the tallest.

Once a hippies paradise Pokhara is situated in a picturesque location on a mountain lake, where you can swim, row or enjoy the stunning panoramic view from one of the tea gardens. The area is also ideal for cycling and walking. You may like to go for a morning walk to Sarangkot, which has spectacular panoramic views. The mountains to the west and east of Macchapure are the peaks of the Annapurna Mountains.

Please note: If you would rather not walk in the mountains in the coming days, you can stay in Pokhara and go on day-hikes from there or just enjoy the lake and the sunshine. These nights will then be at your own expense.

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Day 4: Trekking

Trek the Ghorepani Circle in the magnificent Himalayas. Over five days you walk through the valleys on the edge of the Annapurna massif. From the highest point, Poon Hill, you can enjoy scintillating views. The walk can be undertaken by people with an average fitness condition but there are parts which will be exhausting.

You should pack a backpack of up to 7 kg (including sleeping bag) to give to the porters. A share of this should be carried yourself. The rest of your luggage must remain in Pokhara. The route runs through the villages Tirkedungha (1517 m), Ghorepani (2850 m), Deorali (2990 m) and Ghandrung (1950 m). These are scheduled overnight stops but deviations can be made (depending on the condition of the group and of the trails). Accommodation is simple. You will walk for approximately six hours a day (dependent upon your own pace). Today you are driven about 2 hours from Pokhara (820 m) to the start of the walk at Nayapul (1070 m). You walk for about 30 minutes to Birethanti (1080 m), then to Hille (1520 m) in about 2.5 hours, before Tirkhedunga Hille (30 more mins) (1540 m), where you sleep.

Day 5: Trekking

During the second trekking day the group climbs considerably over a wide path originally built as a staircase (it is experienced by many as the most difficult part of the trek). The paths are wide enough for all mule caravans to pass through. Whilst rising, slowly but surely the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli become visible above the wooded slopes. After an hour from Tirkhedunga (1540 m) you reach Ulleri village (2080 m) Here live Gurungs, Magar and Chettri's. After a steep climb through a dense rhododendron bush you finally arrive in Ghorepani. You'll stay in a lodge on the pass just above the village (2874 m), to consume the huge view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Day 6: Trekking

Early in the morning, before dawn, most travelers decide to climb Poon Hill (3,193 m) (1.5 hours) for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South. In approximately 1 hour you make the descent back to Ghorepani, and then continue your trek to Tadapani. Through the forest and across a barren ridge (on the same level as Poon Hill) you gradually ascend to Deorali (2990m) where you can possibly take lunch. Passing a rhododendron forest, you then descend to Banthanti (2520 m). The trail continues along the vertical slopes until it reaches the upper reaches of the Bhurungdi Khola. On the other side of a wooden bridge is a short but steep climb to Tadapani (2590 m) through a magnificent jungle where huge colonies of monkeys live.

Day 7: Trekking

In the morning, most people wake early to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. On a fine day you can clearly see Machapuchare again and with some luck you can see the Annapurna South and also admire Annapurna 1.

After breakfast you descend in about 2.5 hours back down to Ghandrung (1940 m). Here follows a brief stop for lunch, and if time permits, a tour of the village. Then we walk to the sleeping place for tonight, Sayuli Bazar. After quite a bit further down (1170 m) you will see the river suddenly appea.

For this last night we sleep in accommodation on the river, where we will enjoy a beautiful final evening.

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Day 8: Trekking

On this last day of trekking you walk to Chimrong in around 30 mins (1140 m) and then 20 minutes to the road at Nayapul where transport is waiting to take you to Pokhara (2 hours), where you will stay in a hotel for 2 nights.

Day 9: Pokhara

You are free to enjoy another day in Pokhara where you may decide to embark on some mountain biking or a boat trip on the Phewa Lake.

Take some time out to go shopping at
Lakeside, a popular shopping area of Pokhara where you can spend time browsing through the many shops and checking out the variety of items on sale, including a number of handicrafts sold by the Tibetan refugees. It also provides an opportunity for a bit of bargaining to see what price you can achieve!

Day 10: Pokhara – Chitwan N.P

Today we leave for the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first nature reserve, covering an area of 360 square miles. Chitwan’s flora and fauna is amongst the most varied in Asia though its vegetation is dominated by willow trees, which cover around 70% of the park’s area. The remaining 30% is a mosaic of forests, grassy highlands, lakes, marshes, rivers and streams.

Aside from the estimated 350 Indian rhinos, the park is also home to other large wildlife. Amongst the predators in the park are approximately 70 tigers as well as leopards, fishing cats, jungle cats, jackals, foxes and civet cats. There are martens, otters, sloth bears, wild boar and various species of deer and ape such as the maroon-leaf monkeys and rhesus monkeys. There are also around 450 different species of birds native to this area. You can explore the area in a variety of ways including walking accompanied by a park ranger or riding in a dugout tree trunk canoe.

Day 11: Chitwan N.P

Continue exploring the park during another free day in Chitwan. Reptiles are often found in the lakes and along the rivers such as the gharial, with its long narrow snout and ability to grow up to six meters in length. The presence of Mugger crocodiles has made the gharial species more rare.

Monitor Lizards
, often more than a meter long, can be seen sunbathing on rocks or gravel paths. Of the snakes in the park, the python and the cobra are best known, although the ordinary krait, a black species of up to one and a half meters is more common and significantly more toxic than the cobra. Turtles often bask on rocks or branches that protrude above the water and the Ganges river dolphin is at home in the lakes of Chitwan.

Day 12: Chitwan N.P – Kathmandu

Today we will take the long yet picturesque mountain route back to Kathmandu. You will then have the rest of the day to look around the city again and to comb the bazaars and shops for souvenirs.

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Day 13: Kathmandu

Your last full day in Kathmandu. If you have seen all the sights of the city and crave more action before your long trip home then you can explore the Kathmandu Valley by mountain bike. Check with your tour leader for advice before setting off for the green landscapes filled with rivers, rice fields and farming villages.

Perhaps you want to check out the remnants of Old Freak Street, the famous hippie trail from the 60's and 70's or hit Thamel one last time to grab a final bargain.

Day 14: Kathmandu

Free day. Today you may like to take an optional visit to Bhaktapur, the smallest of the three royal cities. The traditional brick homes and the lack of motorized traffic make for a medieval atmosphere. The local residents of Bhaktapur are very good at making pottery and Nepalese dolls. Maybe a nice souvenir for someone?

Day 15: End of tour in Kathmandu

The last day of your tour. You can use your hotel room in Kathmandu until check out time (most times at 12.00 hrs noon). We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of this Nepal.

Your personal ‘my.shoestring’ page on our website is the perfect way to make contact with other travellers before and after your trip. You can read and create journals from trips and upload your photos onto the photo gallery. Visit my shoestring today.

When booking your tour, please check to see whether you need any post-tour nights, bearing in mind that accommodation for the night of the final day of the tour (day 15) is not included.

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