Day 1: Australia – – Kathmandu
On arrival into Kathmandu be greeted by your OneSeed tour guide who will transport you from the airport to the lodge, located in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.
Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m) (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Return around 1pm to spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner banquet.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Birethati (B,L)
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before travelling by private van or jeep to Birethati, the entrance point for the Annapurna region. Stay in Birethati for the night in double occupancy accommodation.
Day 4: Birethati to Banthanti (B,L,D)
Your expedition begins! This first day is a tough one. From the trailhead of Birethati, reach the village of Tirkhedhunga. Check out the stunning waterfalls as you pass through rhododendron forests. Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours trekking. Includes park entrance fee, trekking permit and double occupancy accommodation.
Day 5: Banthanti to Ghorepani (B,L,D)
Gaining almost 3,000ft/914m this day, you’ll be exhausted, but triumphant as you enter the hilltop village and get your first views of the Annapurna range. Tired legs are to be expected and a rest day will be appreciated. Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 5-7 hours trekking. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 6: Ghorepani (B,L,D)
Ghorepani is a beautiful village at the top of a hill. You can rest in the village itself or trek 45 minutes to get to Poon Hill, known as one of the best vantage points for taking in the Himalayan dawn and enjoying the view of the mountains. Optional 2 hours trekking. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 7: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (B,L,D)
Your gradual descent has begun! This trek takes around 5 hours. You ascend for two hours, stop for tea at Deurali, then descend down to Banthanti. Enjoy the picturesque waterfalls along the way. Total distance: 10 miles. Approximately 7 hours trekking. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 8: Ghandruk (B,L,D)
Ghandruk is a one of the most famous villages in Nepal, renowned for its natural beauty and terraced fields that open up to views of the surrounding peaks. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 9: Ghandruk to Tolka (B,L,D)
Walk through pristine forests and move into the alpine region where you reach the village of Tolka. Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 4-6 hours trekking. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 10: Tolka to Pothana (B, L, D)
Pothana is a beautiful village where you can get tasty sukuti (roasted dry meat). The views of the mountains will still accompany you. Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours trekking. Double occupancy accommodations will be provided.
Day 11: Pothana to Pokhara (B, L)
Trek the return route to Phedi and then drive for 45 minutes to Pokhara. Enjoy Pokhara in the evening as you bask in the accomplishment of the trek. Total distance: 2 miles. Approximately 2 hours trekking.
Day 12: Pokhara (B)
Rest day in Pokhara. Spend the day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying your first hot shower in days!
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu (B, L)
Travel by private van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu – – Australia (B)
Take your private airport transfer to Kathmandu airport for your return flight to Australia. Please note, some flight may return one day later