So Macchapucchre So Little Time

Bodhnath Stupa of Kathmandu - one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world
Having a (eye)ball in Nepal
The cultural and physical diversity of Nepal's Annapurna region
Kathmandu’s hidden old town
  • 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. 


    Day 1 - 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
    • Pre-departure meeting and optional group dinner in the evening

    Day 2-3 - Rafting and 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


    Day 3 

    More fun on the river including negotiating the Tea Pot! Late morning we end rafting at Simaltal and enjoy a light lunch and drive to Pokhara (4hrs).  Arrive Pokhara in the afternoon. Chill out at the lakeside cafes.

    Day 4 - Ghandruk

    We'll do about 5 hours trekking each day of our Annapurna trek (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.  Stay in lodges along the way as we follow the Modi Khola River Valley to Ghandruk and Tolka.


    Today we set off on the Annapurna Trek

    Visit villages along the way

    Gain superb views of the Annapurna Mountains

    (Walking time: approx 5 hours)

    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Tolkha

    Continue trekking through awesome scenery

    (Walking time: approx 5 hours)


    Day 6 - Hyenjakot

     Ascend through a forest of oak and rhododendron to stop overnight in Hyenjakot, a spot boasting epic panoramic views.

    Enjoy sunset and sunrise from the lodge.

    Day 7 - Pokhara

    The legs get a rest today, with a jeep back to Pokhara in time for lunch. Free time to do all the things you didn’t do the first time round. We can highly recommend taking a rowboat (doonga) out on Phewa Lake. If there’s blue skies you’ll have mountain views for miles. If it’s cloudy just use your imagination.

    Day 8 - Kathmandu

    It’s a long bus back to Kathmandu so bring snacks. Once you’ve arrived back into Kathmandu (approx 5pm) there’s time to sip on banana lassis and wish you didn’t have to go home.

  • What's Included

    • • 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.

      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu including transport and entrance fees.

    Not Included

    • 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.
  • Map Itinerary

  • Trip Dates and Prices

    Start Date – End Date Trip Status Price
    06 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014 Fully Booked US $735 Contact us
    27 Sep 2014 - 04 Oct 2014 Available US $720 Book Now
    04 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014 Fully Booked US $740 Contact us
    18 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014 Fully Booked US $740 Contact us
    01 Nov 2014 - 08 Nov 2014 Available US $740 Book Now
    22 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014 Available US $720 Book Now
    20 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014 Available US $700 Book Now
    03 Jan 2015 - 10 Jan 2015 1 place left US $700 Book Now
    17 Jan 2015 - 24 Jan 2015 3 places left US $700 Book Now
    14 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015 Available US $680 Book Now
    14 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015 Available US $680 Book Now
    11 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015 Available US $680 Book Now
    09 May 2015 - 16 May 2015 Available US $680 Book Now
    05 Sep 2015 - 12 Sep 2015 Available US $700 Book Now
    26 Sep 2015 - 03 Oct 2015 Available US $700 Book Now
    03 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015 Available US $720 Book Now
    21 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015 Available US $700 Book Now
    19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015 Available US $680 Book Now
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    So Macchapucchre So Little Time

    Silja - Germany, 14 Apr, 2013
    Overall Rating

    Amazingly well organized! Every need was taken care off!

    So Macchapucchre So Little Time

    Kim - Australia, 14 Apr, 2013
    Overall Rating

    The accommodation provided was of a standard that I felt was appropriate. The level of knowledge that was shared with us by our guide was exceptional.At all time our guide demonstrated calmness and confidence in the decisions he was making to ensure our safety and comfort. Overall the accommodation and meals provided were of good quality. The only disappointing aspect was the quality of the meal provided at the accommodation at Chitwan.

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Auto-rickshaw, Local bus, Whitewater raft
4 nights Hotels/guesthouses, 2 nights Trekking lodge, nights Jungle lodge, nights Camping, 1 night Homestay

What to know

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.

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