Kick off your trip in Kathmandu, go rafting and hang in Pokhara. Head off on your trekking adventure in Annapurna, stay in rad lodges, take a bazillion photos, fall in love with Nepal, then head back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Macchapucchre. Birethanti. Syauli. Bhichok Deorali. We don’t expect you to be able to say them, but after this trip you can definitely say you’ve seen them.
Accommodation: Hotel Shakti or similar, Kathmandu
Meet up with your crew for a chat about your trip. Get to know each other over a bite to eat in the Thamel area.
Feed your spiritual side at Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. Then feed your hungry side at Yak Cafe (not very popular with actual yaks).
If arriving early, perhaps wander down to Kathmandu's Durbar Square
Accommodation: Tulsi Hotel or similar, Pokhara
Enjoy a morning drive over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley and, weather permitting, views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. Arrive in Charaudi for an exciting white water raft on the Trisuli River. Hit the water and enjoy the thrill of the rapids aptly named Ladies Delight, Upset and Surprise. Camp on the beach enjoy dinner by the river
Meals included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner
We'll do about 5 hours trekking each day (you'll walk off those momo in no time), following the Modi Khola River to Ghandruk. Stay in lodges, meet villagers and try to refrain from filling up your memory card in the first hour.
(Walking time: approx 5 hours)
Meals included: 1 breakfast
(Walking time: approx 5 hours)
Day 6 – Hyenjakot
A good level of fitness is required. You will trek on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 4-5 hours per day. Altitude may exceed 2200 metres - check the trip notes for details.
• Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide and guides.
• 4 day trek in the Annapurna region.
• Twin-share lodge accommodation on trek, generally in rooms with sleeping mattresses.
• Porterage on trek.
• Gecko’s Kit Bag.
• Time to unwind in Pokhara.
• 2 day white-water rafting adventure on the Seti River including specialist rafting guides, safety equipment, a cook and a night of camping.
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu including transport and entrance fees.
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, all other meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights unless specified.
We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.
Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Geckos Nepal office please contact +977 9862 853 740 during business hours or after hours on +977 9818 287 669
A good quality sleeping bag is required for this trip. These are available for hire in Kathmandu.
Please see our trekking manual to prepare for your trek.
Thisa trip is due back into Kathmandu on day 8 around 3pm, we suggest you factor in delays and do not book your flight out of Kathmandu prior to 7pm.
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
7 July 2014