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Kathmandu-Pokhara Sightseeing, Jomsom Trekking, Seti River Rafting and Chitwan National Park visit package (19 days)
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Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: City Sightseeing day:
Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square).

Day 03: Morning fly to Pokhara - 30 min. instead of (7 hours bus drive) and overnight in hotel:
During the day you can explore lake side town of Pokhara visiting some interesting sites as well.

Day 04: Begin 10 days Jomsom Trek:
Trekking day 01: Fly to Jomsom-2760m and trek to Kagbeni-2840m (2-3 hrs) and O/N at guesthouse:
Morning fly to Jomsom-35min. while flying you enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri-8167m. Trekking passing valley of Kaligandaki River to ancient village Kagbeni entrance of Upper Mustang Kingdom.

Day 05: Trekking day 02: Kagbeni to Muktinath-3802m (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. Kagbeni looks like small town out of the medieval past with mud/stone old houses and dark tunnels. Gompa perched above the town. Climb up through some ancient villages Jharkot and Ranipauwa with meadows. This is very popular place for both Hindu and Buddhist, crowed with pilgrims and travelers. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Day 06: Trekking day 03: Muktinath to Marpha-2667m (6-7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after visit site of Muktinath. Trekking down passing Aklebhetti and Jomsom.
Marpha is quite civilized village of Thakeli People with large impressive gompa (Tashi Lhakhang). This is a Nyingma Buddhist Gompa like all buildings in Marpha painted with whitewash produced from a special local stone.

Day 07: Trekking day 04: Marpha to Ghasa -2025m (6 -7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Mostly you walk along side Kaligandaki river to Tukche village. Tukche was the most important village of Thakeli people, because of salt and wool trade meeting point from Tibet and upper Thak valley. Treks continue through the valley of Kaligandaki with views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I and Nilgari as well. Vegetation changes from dry, desert like to green pine forest.

Day 08: Trekking day 05: Ghasa to Tatopani-1189m (5-6 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Vegetation changes from mountain pine and birch to subtropical trees. Kaligandaki valley ends here and valley said to be deepest in the world. On way down you will enjoy beautiful waterfall (Rupse Chhahara).

Day 09: Trekking day 06: Rest day in Tatopani-1189m O/N at guesthouse:
Relax day. Tatopani means 'hot water' in Nepali and village took it name from the hot springs near the river below the village. There are two cement pools on the banks of the river. You'll enjoy food prepared by well trained Cooks in restaurants. Many shops, tailor, shoemaker, bookshops, several jewelers are among Tatopani's facilities.

Day 10: Trekking day 07: Tatopani to Ghorepani-2855m (7-8 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Before the trails from Beni joins, there are few ups and downs. Trekking through some villages like Ghara, Shikha and Chitre at the end you will trek through oak and magnolia and rhododendron forest. Once you are in Ghorepani you will enjoy views of many Annapurna mountains.

Day 11: Trekking day 08: Ghorepani to Tadapani including Poon Hill - 3100m (6-7 hours):
Trekking starts early around 5 am as to visit Poon hill before breakfast. You can have one of the best panorama views from poon hill. Breakfast in Ghorepani after, path follows through deep pine and rhododendron forest with some small waterfalls. Tadapani means 'far water' water supply in this village is long distance.

Day 12: Trekking day 09: Tadapani to Ghandruk (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. This is Gurung village with pleasant views of Annapurna south, Hinchuli and Machhepuchere and many other mountains.

Day 13: Trekking day 10: Ghandruk to Nayapul ( 4-5 hours) than Pokhara
Trekking starts around 9am after breakfast. The trail is now on the bottom of the river valley passing through some lovely birch forest. Trekking along side the river to rice terraces of Chimrong village. From Nayapul drive to Pokhara about 2 hours.

Day 14: Rafting on Seti River:
After breakfast drive about 2 hours to put in point Damauli from Pokhara. Rafting for about 4 hours and camp set up on the beach. Before rafting starts you will listen carefully to your Guide about rafting briefings, commands, river safety instruction and watch the demonstration as well for your safe and enjoyable trip with us.

Day 15: Rafting on Seti River after O/N in Chitwan National Park:
After breakfast rafting will be done for about 3 hour and half . This day you have some class III+ rapids just before confluence with Trishuli River. Lunch will be served at the end point of rafting. After lunch transfer to Chitwan National Park. Once you are in National park you can do easy activities like visiting traditional Thaur villages, sun set view tours etc. with your nature guide of National Park.

Day 16: Chitwan National Park:
Full day activities in national park (elephant ride inside the park, canoeing and jungle walk).

Day 17: Chitwan National Park and Kathmandu:
Early morning bird watching and after breakfast drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 18: Sightseeing:
Sightseeing tours in ancient city Bhaktapur and shoping

Day 19: Last day of Trip:
Early morning Sun rise over the mountains not to miss that amazing views. After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, shopping and transfer to the airport.

The above Package includes the following services:

- Kathmandu airport transfers
- Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu valley with English speaking tour guide
- Meals - 3 times a day during the trekking trip and Safari trip to Chitwan National Park and A lunch during the rafting trip
- Professional trekking guide, Porters, their fees and insurance.
- All the necessary Rafting equipments such as life jacket, paddle, helmet, wet suit, Professional Raft guide, safety kayakers.
- Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit (ACAP) fee
- Land Transfer according to the program.
- Accommodation and all the activities in Chitwan National Park such as Elephant safari, nature walk, Jungle drive, bird watching tour, Tharu cultural village tour, National park entrance fee, cultural activities etc.

The above Package does not include:

- Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips etc