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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Kathmandu Pokhara by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara Nayapul by bus & trek to Tirkhedhunga. 1512m.
Day 05: Tirkhedhunga Ghorepani. 2855m.
Day 06: Ghorepani Poonhil. 3232m Tadapani 2700 m.
Day 07: Tadapani Chhomrong 1951m.
Day 08: Chhomrong Dovang. 2200m.
Day 09: Dovang Machhapuchhre B. C. 3700m.
Day 10: M. B. C. Annapurna BC 4130m. & M. B. C. rest.
Day 11: M. Base Camp Bamboo.
Day 12: Bamboo Chhomrong.
Day 13: Chhomrong Ghandrung.
Day 14: Ghandrung Pothana.
Day 15: Pothana Phedi & drive back to Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer at Hotel.
Day 17: Kathmandu free.
Day 18: Final Departure for your next destination.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu[1300m. / 4267ft.]
Welcome to the Himalayan Country of Nepal "The country of Paradise" Upon your arrival in Kathamndu International Airport.Ourrepresentative or staff of  Alternative Destinations awaits to greets your Arrival with offering Khada,Which is the Ceremonial scarf used in Tibet and Mangolia   symbolizing with  claritty,sympathy & Kindness.Then will be transre to your Hotel in Kathamndu.Once you are check to the Hotel and get refreshed  your guide will brief on about Nepal and your upcoming  your Trip/Tour/Trek that you are going through us.O/N at Hotel.
Day 02:  Kathamndu Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
Morning after breakfst at Hotel ,we Proceed to guided day trip to World Heritage Sites within the Kathamndu Valley and highlights of kathmandu and sarrounding areas,Pilgrimage site of Hindus Temple "Pashupatinath",One of the Most important shrines of Lord Shiva Temple on the suncontinent which is the home of thousand of devotees & Sadhus(holy men)The Boudhanath Stupa is an other pilgrime site of Buddhist centre in Kathamndu Valley.we are really entresting to explore & research the stupa going around prayer wheel amidst fluttering colourful flags and prayersbeing chanted.After complete look around the Bouddhanath Stupa,we do lunch somewhere the restaurent overthere.After Lunch we again proceed toSwayambhunath Temple also known as the  Monkey Temple,located on the south-western part of Kathmandu.Swyambhunath is one of the most important in both cultural nad religious site in Nepal and is associated with the birth of the civilization of Kathamndu Valley.After that we visit Kathamndu Durbar Square which is an old Durbar Square(Royal Palace) of kathmandu city.we can see many temples ,ancient architectures and Kumari ( The Living Godddes). Free for Evening and be preperation of trek.
Day 03: Kathmandu Pokhara by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.(914m.)
Morning After Breakfast We take early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)If you are flying to Pokhara its only 30minues Flight.But travelling by bus we have to ready to get the bus at 7.00AmDuring the Journeys one can view green hills, beeautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way,the highway is lies on the Bank of the Trisuli & Marshyangdi River.Basically we get to Pokhara at late afternoon by 2pm Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. On can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle / on foot or as your own like boating in Phewa Lake overlooking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In the evening prepare for the trek. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul by Drive & Trek to Tirkhedhunga. [1512m./4960ft.] - 4 Hours Walking
This is the day of our trek in which at first we drive to Nayapul to start our trek.From Nayapul we walk for about 30 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town with a winding street covered with large stones. The trail follows to the South Bank of Modhi River through the sub- tropical valley forests and passes a large waterfall and swimming hole. After lunch we head up the main trail to Sudami and climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1,495m), before pushing on to Tikhedungha. We stay overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Tirkhedhunga Ghorepani. [2855m./9365ft]- 5/6 Hours Walking.
Morning after breakfast, we start our trek by ascent to the Ulleri village. The trail crossing a stream on a suspension bridge & we climb very steeply on a stone staircase to the large village of Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. We continue walk through the beautiful rhododendron and oak forests. Enroute wewill enjoy to see the superb views of mountains including, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), HIunchuli (6441m) & Annapurna South. .The trails still from Ulleri climb gently through the pasture, cultivated fields and outstanding of rhododendron and oak forest to the Banthanti(resting Place in Forest).where one small hut with water and a small camp site located. Then the trail still goes up gradually by crossing two dazzling streams until we reach to Nangethanti. We make our stop here for Lunch. After lunch we would be accept gently climb  up an about one hour to Ghorepani[2855 m /.Our Destination point  from Tikedungha.. O/N at Ghorepani.
Day 06:Ghorepani -- Poohill(3232m.)--- Tadapani.[ 2700m./ 8856ft.] -6 Hours Walking.
Being the Ghorepani-Poonhill is our  main objective of our trip we wake up early in the morning and  proceed  journey to Poon Hill[3195m. /  ].This is about 45 minutes up from Ghorepani and offers an r superlative views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. Everyone can see and enjoy seeing the views of white show caped Mountain in the Himalayan ranges of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. Hurry up! No more time to spend here. We descend down to the hotel at Ghorepani & again followed the trek to Tadapani after breakfast.Ghorepani means "Horse Water" there it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies those heavy carry loads from and to Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on stone steep and some of muddy path through the deep forests. It finally appears on a grassy knoll which offers superior mountain views of Machhapuchhare. It is parallel views from Poon Hill. Thus, those people who are going to follow this Ghorepani-Tadapani trek no need to hike up to Poon Hill in the morning however it depends up on the weather conditions (Nobody knows about the upcoming events).Anyway we go up along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to a top 3030 meters then at a snail's pace descend to at a second pass say Deurali [2960 meters.]
Where from onward trail hide off all the mountains and ridge and makes steep, sometimes traitorous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfall over a jumble of boulder. The steep descent becomes gentle and finally reaches at Banthanti lunch place. From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point "Tadapani (2540 meters) – a  small village surrounded by rhododendron forest is a beautiful village with elegant view of Annapurnna south, Himchuli and Fishtail Tadapani means (Tada-far distance and Pani-Water). Drinking water is being supplying from far/long distance to the Village, that is why the name of the village has been formed Tadapani.water supply is a long distance, it takes porters more than half an hour to go and get a load of water. In Tadapani you can see a cultural dance of Gurungs Organized by mother groups.O/N at Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani ----Chhomrong[1951m./6399ft.]-5-6 Hours Walking.
We start our trek after breakfast at Tadapani. From Tatopani , the trail leads a steep descend through the thick and dark forest. The path passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then descent steeply down to the Kimrong Khola, crossing the suspension bridge and the trail follows up to the Gurung village for our lunch stop. Then a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong, it is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. "The Gate way to The Annapurna Base Camp."O/N at Tea House.
Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovang.[2200m./7216ft.] - 5 Hours Walking.
Today, the trail goes  down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldi ghar at 2380meters where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) Check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Dovang to Machhapuchhre B. C.[3700m./12062ft.]- 4-5 Hours Walking.
From Dovan,we ascends gently through a narrow Modi Khola valley to the Himalaya Hotel (2,840m./9315ft.) on the way, we can explore the Hinku cave (3,100m).The trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track just beyond Hinku, then climbs through large stone to Durali (3,140m.) We continue trek to the Machhapuchhre Base camp for overnight stay, the hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchhre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mt. HIunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna and, of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhre itself.O/N at Guest House.
Day 10: Machhapuchhere Base Camp to Annapurna Case Camp.[4130m./13546ft.]-2-3 Hours Walking.
For the Trek to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhere Base Camp,Its about The climb to Annapurna Base camp takes about one and half hours. The trail follows a stream, and then climbs to a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. We’ll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are tremendous views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Himchuli and other peaks. Please remember that this is our Success/Climax of  trip at the altitude of 4130m.Height.Overnight Stay at Guest House.
Day 11: Explore the Beauty's of Sarrounding Annapurnas Range &  Return to Bamboo.[2300m./7544ft.]-5 Hours Walking.
Here you are at the hight of  4130, please weak up early in morning to enjoy the the magnificent srrounding  sunrise over the Himalayas & after  breakfast, Proceed trek back to Bamboo back Via Machhapuchhre Base Camp,Deurali &Dovan. and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Himchuli mountains.O/N at Guest House.
Day 12: Bamboo---Chhomrong.[1951.m./6399ft.]& Jhinu Danda Hot Spring.[1780m./5838ft.]-5-6 Hours Walking.
The Trekking from Bamboo, the trail descends a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi then the trail continues through more rhododendron forest and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, where we then climb steeply to Chhomrung Village. You will head Jhinudanda trek down for about an hour. You will  relax in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.O/N at Guest House.
Day 13: Jhinnu Danda to Pothana.[1800m./5904ft.]-5-6 Hours Walking.
Morning  after  breakfast we start our trek by heading downhill through to the jungle. And cross suspension bridge. From there, the trail follows along the river bank to Himalpani. Still following the river and climbing up hill then reach to the Village of Langdruk,Where you can see the Gurung Cultures. We can stop for a lunch break and head on through the valley. It is a beautiful stroll along the horizon. The next stop is Pothana, located on a hillside with fine mountain views.O/N at Guest House.
Day 14: Pothana---Dhampus--- Phedi[1113m./3651ft.] & Drive  to Pokhara.[914m./2998ft.]
The trek from Pothana to Dhampus --Phedi (1113m.) ia about Four hours Trek.Which offers you the Excellent Views of  Annapurnas Ranges With Dhamnpus Peak.The trail goes  gradually down at lead about one hours motorable gravel road  until to the Dhampus.Then two descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village and cultivated farm. Upon arrival at Phedi, we drive to Pokhara by private Coach.O/N at Pokhara Hotel.
Day 15: Pokhara ---Kathmandu.[1350m./4428ft.]- Fly 30 Min./7 Hours Drive
After breakfast we proceed to drive back to Kathamndu(200km) 6-7 hrs drive along the bank of the Trisuli River.or fly for 35 Minutes.Upon arrival in kathamndu transfer to Hotel. be refresh,processing your photos /shopping and your tour guide pick you take you for welcome/farewell dinner in one of the Typical Nepalese Restaurants in the Heart of Kathamndu with Cultural Programme.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel. 
Day 16: Departure to International Airport
Today is the last day of the trip &Shopping some  souvenirs for your friends,family members and anyothers you want.Then we take you to the airport for onward destinations. and Good Bye and See You again.....................................

Alternative Destination's (AD) Above Package Cost Encludes

⇒ All Entire Transportation with Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus as Per the Itinerary.
⇒ Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
⇒ 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 tar hotel including breakfast as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
⇒ 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara in 2/3 tar hotel including breakfast as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
⇒ Your standard meals during the Trip with hot tea/coffee in breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner.
⇒ All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
⇒ All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis.
⇒ An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Sherpa and porters (1 porter for 2 people).
⇒ Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
⇒ Alternative Destination's Medical  kit box.
⇒ Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
⇒ Alternative Destination's sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags & Trkking map if required.
⇒ Farewell Dinner with Cultural programme  on last night.
⇒ All government  taxes.
⇒ All the Official Service

 

Alternative Destination's (AD) Above Package Cost Excludes

⇒ Nepal entry visa fee (This is inform that if  you don't have sufficient time to issue your visa  in your Country with Nepalese Embassy, you can get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
⇒ Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
⇒ Lunch & Dinner  while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
⇒ International Airfare and departure Taxes.
⇒ Your personal expenses.
⇒ All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
⇒ Sweet things like chocolate.
⇒ Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
⇒ Tips for the guide and porter. (Tipping is Expected).
⇒ Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Alternative Destination's (AD) Above Package Cost Encludes

⇒ Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
⇒ Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
⇒ 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 tar hotel including breakfast as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
⇒ Your standard meals during the Trip with hot tea/coffee in breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner.
⇒ All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
⇒ Domestic airport transfers /Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)./ domestic airport tax.
⇒ All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis.
⇒ An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Sherpa and porters (1 porter for 2 people).
⇒ Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
⇒ Alternative Destination's Medical  kit box.
⇒ Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
⇒ Alternative Destination's sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags & Trkking map if required.
⇒ Farewell Dinner with Cultural programme  on last night.
⇒ All government  taxes.
⇒ All the Official Service

Alternative Destination's (AD) Above Package Cost Excludes

⇒ Nepal entry visa fee (This is inform that if  you don't have sufficient time to issue your visa  in your Country with Nepalese Embassy, you can get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
⇒ Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
⇒ Lunch & Dinner  while you are in Kathmandu.
⇒ International Airfare and departure Taxes.
⇒ Your personal expenses.
⇒ All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
⇒ Sweet things like chocolate.
⇒ Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
⇒ International airfare.
⇒ Tips for the guide and porter. (Tipping is Expected).
⇒ Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

We from Alternative Destinations(AD) highly adviced you to consider all the following equipments as essentials while packing for Upper Mustang Trek. kindly do use this list of equipments as a guidelines.So that all the adjustment of the equipment list can be uesed accordingly your need,intrest,season of the trip that you are going to take,duration of the trip so on.If you have all the list with you is okey otherwise most of the above mention gears/equipments you can find in Kathamndu. Like Trekking Boots,Sleping bags,trekking bags,trekking sticks,down jackets and mattris you can get on hire per day basic and rest of the gears you have to buy since some of the things are personnel uses and some items thouse you get from here will not be returnable or a cheaper item import from china.The most Important kind information you that from the first day of your trip except your day pack the luggage which will be carried by the porter should not the weight of  20 kg.Per Head.

Head: Sun hat or scarf, Light balaclava or warm fleece hat,Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: Under Garments,Hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms,Fleece or wool pants (seasonal),Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks / Thick, warm wool hiking socks/ Hiking boots with spare laces/ Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body: T-shirts,Light and expedition weight thermal tops/ Fleece jacket or pullover / Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket 

Hands: Lightweight gloves /Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade / Headlamp (e.g. Pretzel Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries / Trekking Bags/Duffel bag /  Basic First Aid Kit /Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag,Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), Trekking Poles ,Water bottle (2) or camel bag,Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)/ Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries: 1 medium sized quick drying towel, Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable),Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), Deodorants, Nail clippers ,Face and body moisturizer,  Feminine hygiene products  & Small mirror.

Personal Hygiene : Wet wipes (baby wipes) , Tissue /toilet roll , Anti bacterial hands wash 

Extras/Luxuries: Binoculars , Reading book ,Trail Map/Guide book , Journal & Pen ,Walkman , Pencils and small notebooks,Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble & Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)

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