So Macchapucchre So Little Time Trip Notes

At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.

Trip code : GIAU
Trip valid from : 01/01/2014
Trip valid until : 30/06/2015
Trip length : 8
Trip starts in : Kathmandu
Trip ends in : Kathmandu
Maximum group size : maximum 16

highlights

  • Bodhnath Stupa of Kathmandu - one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world
  • The cultural and physical diversity of Nepal's Annapurna region
  • Kathmandu’s hidden old town
  • Having a (eye)ball in Nepal

Macchapucchre. Birethanti. Syauli. Bhichok Deorali. We don’t expect you to be able to say them, but after this trip you can definitely say you’ve seen them. 

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Day
1

Kathmandu

Meet up with your crew for a chat about your trip. Get to know each other over a bite to eat in the Thamel area.Feed your spiritual side at Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. Then feed your hungry side at Yak Cafe (not very popular with actual yaks). If arriving early, perhaps wander down to Kathmandu's Durbar SquarePre-departure meeting and optional group dinner in the evening

Day
2-3

Rafting and Pokhara

Enjoy a morning drive over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley and, weather permitting, views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. Arrive in Charaudi for an exciting white water raft on the Trisuli River. Hit the water and enjoy the thrill of the rapids aptly named Ladies Delight, Upset and Surprise. Camp on the beach enjoy dinner by the river Day 3 More fun on the river including negotiating the Tea Pot! Late morning we end rafting at Simaltal and enjoy a light lunch and drive to Pokhara (4hrs). Arrive Pokhara in the afternoon. Chill out at the lakeside cafes.

Day
4

Ghandruk

We'll do about 5 hours trekking each day of our Annapurna trek (you'll walk off those momo in no time), following the Modi Khola River to Ghandruk. Stay in lodges, meet villagers and try to refrain from filling up your memory card in the first hour. Stay in lodges along the way as we follow the Modi Khola River Valley to Ghandruk and Tolka. Today we set off on the Annapurna TrekVisit villages along the wayGain superb views of the Annapurna Mountains(Walking time: approx 5 hours)

Day
5

Tolkha

Continue trekking through awesome scenery(Walking time: approx 5 hours)

Day
6

Hyenjakot

Ascend through a forest of oak and rhododendron to stop overnight in Hyenjakot, a spot boasting epic panoramic views.Enjoy sunset and sunrise from the lodge.

Day
7

Pokhara

The legs get a rest today, with a jeep back to Pokhara in time for lunch. Free time to do all the things you didn’t do the first time round. We can highly recommend taking a rowboat (doonga) out on Phewa Lake. If there’s blue skies you’ll have mountain views for miles. If it’s cloudy just use your imagination.

Day
8

Kathmandu

It’s a long bus back to Kathmandu so bring snacks. Once you’ve arrived there’s plenty of time to sip on banana lassis and wish you didn’t have to go back home.

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While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.

trip-grade

RAW

Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.

Style Facts

  • The freedom to explore without breaking the bank
  • Time to do your own thing – or join in optional group activities
  • YOU choose where YOU want to eat
  • Basic accommodation
  • A variety of public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

Basic

Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.

Style Facts

  • Plenty of free time to explore independently
  • Optional activities to suit your budget
  • Freedom to choose your own meals
  • Simple famliy run hotels
  • Mostly public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

This tour is operated by our partners Geckos Adventures

included

  • Expert English-speaking local tour guide and guides.
  • 4 day trek in the Annapurna region.
  • Twin-share lodge accommodation on trek, generally in rooms with sleeping mattresses.
  • Porterage on trek.
  • Kit Bag.
  • Time to unwind in Pokhara.
  • 2 day white-water rafting adventure on the Seti River including specialist rafting guides, safety equipment, a cook and a night of camping.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu including transport and entrance fees.

not-included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, all other meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights unless specified.

meals

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

single-room-sup

Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.

other-important-information

A good level of fitness is required. You will trek on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 4-5 hours per day. Altitude may exceed 2200 metres - check the trip notes for details.

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