Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing. Sightseeing of Bouddhanath, The biggest Buddhist stupa and then to Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple and finally to Bhaktapur. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lumle (drive) and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,540 m), walking hours about 4. Drive in the morning about 6-7 hours to Lumle by normal bus. Our Trekking Crew will travel with us to Lumle. Then we proceed the walk through the meadow and terraced fields, after an hour the trail reaches across a big bridge, by the confluence of Bhurungdi Khola and the Modi River where a large village bazaar lies named Birethanti.
After the Annapurna Conservation Project entry registration, we continue the walk now the trail climbs up gently and easy to follow. There are two suspension bridges across Bhurungdi Khola, which you should pass by. The trail still passes few lodges and after one hour reaches to Hille, then again 15 minutes walk takes you to Tirkhedhunga for the night halt. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750 m), walking hours about 7. Today the walk is almost through the stone steps up to Ulleri. After the last suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga, more than 3000 stone steps stand between you and the breath taking views from Ulleri. This pretty slate roofed village is largely comprised of Magar People. They are Tibeto-Burman in origin and very skilled craftsmen in stone and wood.
From here you can have the good views of Annapurna South and Himchuli as well as the Bhurungdi Valley below. Now the trail climbs less steeply and after an hour reaches to Banthanti where few tourist lodges are situated, after the last lodge the beautiful rhododendron forest begins, which is really spectacular in March and April. About two hours gradually ascend the trail reaches to Ghorepani, surrounded by Rhododendron Forest and this village is inhabited by the Magars (ethnic group). Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Ghorapani to Tatopani (1,180 m), walking hours about 6. Today's walk is a lot easier as it is mainly downhill to Tatopani. However before we set off, we make an ascent of Poon Hill (3210 m) to obtain magnificent, unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. The walk up to the top of Poon Hill takes approx. one hour but is well worth the effort. From Deorali, the trail descends through rhododendron and magnolia forest, to Chitre at 2390 m, and continues down to Sikha at 1980 m, and then Ghara at 1705 m.
From here it is a steep descent of 500 m to the Ghar Khola, where the trail then climbs briefly before crossing the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge. It is then a short walk to Tatopani at 1180m. Tatopani is a large village with many well-appointed tea-houses and takes it's name, 'hot water', (tatopani) from the hot spr