10-day trek with a purpose
Join us as we move through rain forested areas, trek among the blooming rhododendrons and oak trees, climb up to Poon Hill (3210m) and be rewarded by the 360-degree stunning view of the world’s highest peaks in the Annapurna region whilst helping disadvantaged women in Nepal.
Perfect for someone who loves both nature and culture, over ten days this trip will take you through the depths of Nepal’s rich history, Hindu and Buddhist customs and traditions and front-views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. You will walk through the ins and outs of Kathmandu’s alleyways, discover secret recipes of Nepali dishes passed down over generations and visit world heritage sites. You will follow through the ancient mountain trails, pass through beautiful local villages and get an insight into daily life in the mountains. You will pass through river and terraced rice fields, climb 3800 stone paved steps, wander through the wildlife in lush forests and watch the sun rise over the snow capped mountains.
We are currently only accepting private tour requests for groups of six or more. Contact us for more details
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION
After arriving and settling into our tranquil accomodation in the heart of Kathmandu, the group will be lead on a short orientation walk through the streets of Thamel followed by a group dinner.
DAY 2 - CULTURE IN NEPAL AND SEVEN WOMEN COOKING CLASS
Today's focus is on the culture and history of Nepal. The group will be lead on a walk through the streets and alleyways of Kathmandu to Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site which features several styles of Hindu Temples and still plays and important part in day to day life of the Nepal people.
After a delicious Nepali lunch, the group will be taken to the Seven Woman centre, a social enterprise which aim to empower marginalised woman. At the centre the group will take part in a Nepali cooking class before spending the evening eating and relaxing.
Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara
Today the group will depart after breakfast for a short flight to Pokhara, a city in western Nepal. This small city is nestled in the Annapuma mountain range and offers beautiful Himalayan mountain views.
There will be a short orientation of Pokhara in the afternoon, followed by a group dinner and briefing around the trek.
Day 4 - Trek Day 1 - Nayapul to TikhEdhunga
Nayapul, a small village - from here many trekkers begin their trek through the Annapurna circuit. The scenery for today's trek is beautiful with a good path offering relatively easy walking.
Then we arrive in Tikhedhunga for an evening meal and clean, basic accommodation.
Day 5 - Trek Day 2 - TikhEdhunga to Ghorepani
This morning starts with a hike out of Tikhedhunga up stone stairs, the picturesque and changing scenery will reward your efforts as you move through rain-forested areas to sparsely treed hillsides.
Tonight, we will stay in the slightly larger village of Ghorepani.
Day 6 - Trek Day 3 - Ghorepani to Poon Hill
An early morning climb to Poon Hill will show you a magnificient sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.
Today will be easy going with time to explore the area, relax and take in the scenery.
Day 7 - Trek Day 4 - Ghorepani to Ghandruk
Today will offer stunning mountain views, this area is famous for its stunning rhododendron forests and bird life. Machhapuchhare (The fishtail) snow-capped peak dominates the skyline through this area.
Day 8 - Trek Day 5 - Ghandruk to Pokhara
The final day of our trek will be in relatively steep terrain but again with magnificent views the whole way.
Upon returning to Pokhara you will be able to have a well-deserved shower and rest or explore what the city has to offer.
Day 9 - Return to Kathmandu, celebration dinner and relaxation
We will leave Pokhara aﬂer breakfast to enable us to have the afternoon to relax in Thamel (Kathmandu).
Back to the hustle of the city you may want to enjoy a bit of shopping. have a relaxing massage or sit peacefully at one of the restaurants and bars and soak up the scenery.
We will come together in the evening for a final dinner and farewell.
Day 10 - Pack and fly out
After a hearty breakfast Hands On Development will arrange airport transfers and ensure you get to the airport on time.
For anyone staying longer in Nepal we can assist you in finding your new hotel or where you need to be.