As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you and drop you at your hotel. You can stroll around Thamel, and enjoy the touristic hub of Kathmandu in the evening.
The two days of your stay in Kathmandu will be spent in theoretical sessions on learners climbing course. This will include geography and geology of Nepal, mountaineering in Nepal, mountains of Nepal and you will be able to listen to the story of high altitude climbers. The required theoretical foundations of climbing will outfit not only with fundamental learning but also give you knowledge required for the real rise.
A 206 km drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take about 6 hours. Going through the mid slopes of Nepal, you will see the beautiful landscapes and the life style through the bus windows.
A one hour drive from Pokhara will take you to Naya Pul, from where we begin our trek. A 5-6 hours walk from Naya Pul to Ghandruk will be a warm up for the rest of the journey.
We will go through the Ghandruk village observing the life style of the Gurung. A 6 hours walk up hill and downhill will take us to Chhomrong. As we descend, we will walk along Kimron River. (1700 m).
From Chhomrong, it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Dobhan (2,600 m). Ferns, oak, and rhododendron forests beautifies this route.
Day 8 is a short trek of only 1 and half hour. Nevertheless, as we go near the mountains, we will pass through striking and beautiful landscapes. The short trek helps us acclimatize to the temperature and altitude.
As we walk from Deurali, we will first come across a river. Then the path is steep, taking us to the foot of the Machhapuchhre Mountain. A total of 3-4 hours walk will take us from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
After walking 5-6 hours from Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we will reach the Cave Camp. The trail runs parallel to the Modi Khola. After being awestruck by the beauties of South Annapurna Glacier and Annapurna Base Camp, we will finally reach the Cave Camp.
On the eleventh day of the trek we will head towards Tharpu Chuli high camp. The 4-5 hours trek will take us through the glaciers and steep trails, where we use climbing ropes and helmets for the first time. From the High Camp, a 360o view of the Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Machhapuchhre (6993 m) among others can be enjoyed.
The following three days will be a handy session on amateurs climbing course. Influencing you to prepare for summiting the Tharpu Chuli, as well as other mountain climbing as well, you will be prepared in the mountains by profoundly prepared Sherpa’s and experienced climbers.
We will leave very early in the morning (2-3 am) for an adventurous expedition ahead. A 9-10 hours trek will take us to the summit of Tharpu Chuli. We will walk in the snow, through the ridges and finally reach the peak, to be rewarded by the embellishing magnificence of the Annapurna Range. We will return back to the high camp and spend overnight.
From the Tent Peak High Camp, tracing our way back to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) will not be as daunting as the ascend. A 4-5 hours will take us back to MBC.
From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, a 6-7 hours walk will bring us to Bamboo. We will enjoy a lot of water falls and Bamboo forests on the way.
From Bamboo, we will pass through Kuldi Ghar and Sinuwa reaching the stone pathways that trace our way back to Chomrong. From Chomrong, there is a precarious down way path that leads us to Jhinu Dada. The aggregate trek from bamboo to Jhinu dada will take around 6 to 7 hours.
We will pass by villages and markets as we walk from Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul. A 6 hours trek will be our final trek for the expedition. From Naya Pul, there will be a 1 hour drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you can enjoy the beautiful city Pokhara, and roam around the Lake Side.
On the 20th day, we will travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu via bus. The ride will take about 6 hours.
On the final day of your stay at Nepal, we will drop you at the airport and bid goodbye with a hope to meet again.