Himalayan Foothills Trek – 12 days

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Min Age : 25
Max People : 10


This trip is one of the best trips for beginners to experience the unique Himalayan culture and traditions along with a short and sweet trekking at the foothills of the Himalayas. The trek is in the most beautiful Annapurna region in Nepal which is the land of cultural, ethnical and geographical diversity. The adventure starts with a scenic flight to Pokhara. Then you will hike for 4 days through picturesque village and valleys, staying at local lodges, mixing with the people and their unique way of life and sampling the breathtaking scenery. The region is also home of the world famous brave Gurkha soldiers. The trip is combined with World Heritage sites of Kathmandu, colorful Lake City Pokhara and fascinating Chitwan National Park. Overall the trip is unique blends of natural, cultural and jungle experiences.

About Hike: This hike is moderate and does not require any previous hiking experience. It only requires that you be able to hike for 3-4 hours a day over hilly terrain with uphill and downhill. The walking hours mentioned in the itinerary are slow pace walking with several breaks. Your duffle bag will be carried by porter. You have to carry only a light daypack with water bottle, camara etc.

Accommodation & food on hike: The accommodation on trek is not luxury, but comfortable enough. The rooms at local lodges are basic but clean & comfortable with attached bathrooms. Foods are fresh but simple such as rice, vegetables, lentils, chickens, bread, butter, cheese, eggs, soups, cereals, tea, coffee etc.

Best season: Mid September to early June

Brief itinerary:


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m / 4430ft): Pick up at airport, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided sightseeing to UNESCO sited in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m / 2790ft): 6 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Astamkot (1500m / 4920ft): 3 hours trek.

Day 05: Trek to Dhampus (1700m / 5577ft): 4 hour’s trek.

Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1620m / 5315ft): 5 hour’s trek.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (2000m / 6560ft): 4 hour’s trek.

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara: 3 ½ hour’s scenic drive.
Day 09: Scenic drive to Chitwan National Park: 4 ½ hours drive.
Day 10: Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu: 5 hour’s scenic drive.

Day 12: Depart from Kathmandu: Transfer to airport





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Dress Code

Sport casual


Day 1

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m / 4430ft): You will be picked up at the airport in Kathmandu by our staff and take you to your hotel. Later, you will be briefed about you program.


Overnight Nepali Ghar Hotel

Meal: Dinner

Day 2

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in Kathmandu valley, representing elegant architecture, refined culture, colorful bazaars and simple hospitable people. Today you will visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Begin you day with visiting the Soyambhunath stupa on a hillock over looking Kathmandu valley. Well known as Monkey Temple, Soyambhunath is the most ancient and mystical of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Then visit Patan where, you may have an opportunity to meet the living goddess Kumari. The meeting depends upon availability. The ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur, meaning city of fine arts. The city is believed to be the first settlement in the Valley and famous for its amazing collection of fantastically carved temples and palace courtyards. You can also visit bowl healing place to watch the demonstration. Later, visit Boudhanath, possibly the world’s largest Buddhist stupa and a site of great veneration and Tibetan cultural. Visit Tibetan monastery and Thanks painting school.


Overnight Nepali Ghar Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 3

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m / 2790ft): A scenic 6 hours’drive passing through several small towns and farm lands will take you to Lake City Pokhara where an eye opening views of Himalayas welcome you. Nestled beneath the Himalayas, the lush natural beauty of Pokhara contrasts with Fewa Lake and Mountain View. Because of its tranquil lakes, natural beauty and superb scenery, Pokhara is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Nepal. Walk around colorful lake side in the afternoon.

Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4

Day 04: Drive to Milanchok (860m / 2820ft) / trek to Astamkot (1500m / 4920ft) / 3 hours trek: After a short drive for about 25 minutes to the town of Milan Chowk, the hike begins with gradual uphill through the forest with views across the Mardi Khola (river). Today’s entire walking is uphill through forest which takes about 3 hour in gradual pace with breaks. Once you arrive at Astamkot, you will be amazed by 360 degree views of the entire Pokhara, Hemja, and Mardi valley with backdrop majestic views of the Himalayas. It is also one of the most spectacular places to view a sunset and sunrise in the Himalayas. After lunch, walk along the village to insight into rural village life of Brahman and Chhetri people living in these mid-hills for generations.

Overnight at local lodge.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5

Day 05: Trek to Dhampus (1700m / 5580ft) / 4 hours walk: Today’s walk to Dhampus is very pleasant with breathtaking views of the Himalayas at the right and valleys on the left.  Dhampus passing beautiful villages with breathtaking views. The trek begins with climbing stone staircase about 1 ½ hours. In about 4 hours’ medium pace walk, you will reach at beautiful village of Dhampus. Situated on a ridge with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, Dhampus is a beautiful Gurung village with stone houses. Walk around the village after lunch.

Overnight at local lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6

Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1620m / 5315ft) / 5 hours walk: Walk through a beautiful forest passing the village of Pothana where your Annapurna Conservation Area permit is checked. Then you will walk on gravel path with switchbacks to the village of Tolka. From Tolka, the trail is almost level and passes through beautiful hamlets and fields. Landruk is a picturesque village above the Modi River with close up views of Annapurna and Fish Tail mountains.

Overnight at local lodge.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (2000m / 6560ft) / 4 hours walk: From Landruk, the trail makes a steep descent through terraced fields to Modi River. Crossing the river on a suspension bridge, the train climbs all the way to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful villages of Nepal. It is a village of ethnic Gurung people and home of brave Gurkha soldiers. After lunch, explore the village.

Overnight at local lodge.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (3 hours drive): From Ghandruk, the drive is downhill on graveled road to Nayapool. From Nayapool, the drive is on paved road to Pokhara. After check -in at hotel and freshen up, you will have free time to explore beautiful city of Pokhara on your own.

Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort

Meal: Breakfast

Day 9

Day 09: Drive to Chitwan National Park (100m / 330ft): After breakfast, you will leave for Chitwan National Park. It is about 4 ½ hours beautiful drive through scenic Trisuli gorge and flat fertile land of Tarai in southern Nepal.

You will stay two nights at Chitwan village at the border of Chitwan National Park. This two days Chitwan package provides different jungle activities such as jungle safari, boat ride, jungle walk, bird watching, tribal dance program, visiting tribal Tharu village etc. The activities will be in group.


Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world. The park is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the last populations of one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and home of the Bengal tiger.


Overnight at Jungle Villa Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10

Day 10: In Chitwan: Jungle activities.


Overnight at Jungle Villa Resort
Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu: 5 hours scenic drive.

Overnight at Nepali Ghar Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12

Day 12: Depart from Kathmandu: Transfer to airport.

Meal: Breakfast




  1. All land transports by privet vehicle
  2. 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  3. 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  4. Guided tours to UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fee
  5. 4 days full board Annapurna Trek with 3 meals a day and accommodation at mountain lodge
  6. Annapurna Conservation Fee, Trekker’s Registration Fee
  7. Trekking guide and porter
  8. 2 night/3 day’s full board package in Chitwan National Park including jungle activities
  9. Meals mentioned in the itinerary as BLD



  1. International airfare
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Beverages (boiled and cooled water is provided on trek)
  4. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  5. Visa fees (Nepalese visa is provided at Kathmandu airport, cost $ 30 for 15 days)

6. Tip or gratuity


Price (in GBP) :

2-4 persons: 1375 per person on twin sharing

5 and above persons:  1275 per person on twin sharing

Single room supplementary:  270