Nepal ABC trek with Bhutan Tour

Nepal ABC trek with Bhutan Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

21 Days

Max Altitude:

Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

All year round

Our Nepal ABC with Bhutan Tour is an incredible trip package designed for those seeking to do a short trek in the Himalayan region in Nepal along with wanting to explore the cities of  Bhutan, “the Land of Thunder Dragon”.

One of the best treks in the world, the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you the best trekking experience through the various landscapes, vegetations, tiny settlements, and dramatic mountain views.

A trip to Bhutan provides you an insight into the unique culture and tradition of the country as well as the natural beauty that makes you soak in it. The tour is the best opportunity to discover the renowned landmarks of Bhutan, its Dzongs, monasteries, and well-preserved ecology.

This combined package of ABC Trek and Bhutan Tour to fulfill the desire to trek in Nepal and visit Bhutan in one go.

 

Starting Price

2750

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

After you arrive at the airport, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. 

Check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can take a round in the streets of the Thamel area. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Your guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley begins after a warm breakfast in the hotel. The first spot to explore will be Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, we will drive to the Tibetan Buddhist Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa. It is the largest stupa in Nepal and is one of the largest in South Asia. We will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the former royal palace of the Malla and Shah Kings of Nepal. And at last, we will make a short visit to another Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa. It is located on the hilltop offering the best view of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day

Fly/Drive to Pokhara, drive to Phedi & trek to Dhampus [1700m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. Upon reaching the city, we will drive to Phedi and trek towards Dhampus, a hilly area with the small settlement of the Gurung community. Mountain peaks like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal can be seen from the village. Have a walk around the village in the evening. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive & 2-3 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Landrung [1550m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will head towards Deurali through Pothana. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by a complete ambiance of nature.

We will continue walking for 4 hours until we reach Landrung, another interesting Gurung settlement. You can explore the village in the evening or just rest at the hotel witnessing some of the high mountains in the Annapurna region.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 5

Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start to walk along the mountain path of the stone-paved trail, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge until we across the dense forest of bamboo. You will find yourself in complete isolation in the middle of nature and lush green forest. 

After walking for some time we will reach Jhinu and stop there for a short break for drinks and snacks. Thereafter we will deviate towards the north and walk for around 4 hours to reach Chomrong. Chomrong is one of the best places to see Mount Fishtail, the virgin peak.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Himalaya Hotel [2850m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will start walking towards the Himalaya Hotel. We will immediately cross Chomrong Khola, and continue through the rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains, and forests of bamboo. The mesmerizing view of the Mountains including Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli will energize you throughout the walk. We will cross Modi Khola and walk further for a few hours until we reach The Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 7

Acclimatization Day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You can explore the surrounding villages or rest to save energy for tomorrow's hike which is a bit difficult as we will head towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) tomorrow.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp [3700m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We keep on ascending and descending for some time until we reach the Hinku Cave. We will further continue for 3-4 hours and you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III, and IV and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchare. We can find some guest houses at Deurali and Bagar stay in one of those and enjoy the proximity of the mountains. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 9

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) & back to Himalaya Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, we descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land.

As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 10

Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The walk today is very exciting as we reach the river bed of Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world which lies between the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Mountains.

We will follow the trail up the Modi Khola passes for some time through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across the Annapurna mountain range. We will walk for 5 hours and reach Chomrong overnight today.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 11

Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we start the second leg of the trek to reach Pokhara through Ghorepani and Ghandruk. We will march through flatland, forests, and terraced fields; a suspension bridge comes your way.

On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola, you enter the beautiful village of Ghandruk. In Ghandruk you can observe the unique lifestyle and culture of Gurung Community and get an excellent view of the of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchare. Other than hotels and tea houses here camping in the terraced fields can also be an option if you are interested.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp

Day 12

Trek to Banthanti [2410m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will leave Ghandruk and further walk through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an excellent viewpoint to glimpse a heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike

Day 13

Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads an exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deurali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and the finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 14

Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

We will hike to Poonhill in, early morning for a sunrise view over the Manaslu range.

Then, after breakfast, we will leave Ghorepani and walk towards Nayapul. We will march through Birethanti to reach Ulleri where a steep descent of 3500 steps leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. We can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara.

In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs hike & 1+ hr drive

Day 15

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Day 16

Arrival in Paro (2250m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by a Bhutanese representative.  

After a brief rest and lunch, we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. Then, we take a short walk to the Rimpung Dzong often described as the fort with heaps of Jewel.

 We will also visit Khichu Lhakhang, the oldest monument in Bhutan. By the late afternoon, we reach the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort) built around the mid 17th century in the memory of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan invaders.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 17

Excursion to Tiger's Nest Monastery (3,120m) & drive to Thimphu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and we start our hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. Famous for its significance and location, it was built in the 17th century where the Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of the Tigress and meditated for years. 

We take our lunch in a cafeteria located halfway down the hill. After reaching Paro, we drive to the capital, Thimpu. You can explore the streets and markets in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 18

Full-day Thimpu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On the day of exploring Thimpu, we will visit popular places such as the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, and Majestic Thimphu Dzong. We will also visit the Central Zoo where the national animal of Bhutan, Takin is being protected, 

In the late afternoon, we will walk inside the market called Weekend market where all kinds of local products are sold. 

Another beautiful night in Thimpu. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 19

Drive back to Paro

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start our journey to Paro in the morning after breakfast. A couple of hours of the journey goes through the winding road with lush green forest and small settlements. We will arrive at Paro for Lunch.

In the evening spend time around the local market.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu & sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Paro International Airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. 

After checking in and a brief rest, you will be driven to Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur district and Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. 

After exploration, you will be back in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will us our team for a farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 21

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers you drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule to your onward destination. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Paro, and Thimpu, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. Meals in Bhutan and throughout the trek are included in the cost. 

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Bhutan Visa Fees
  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation in the Kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Available accommodation on full board during the trek 
  • Hotel Accommodation in Bhutan on full board 
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fee
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner 
  • All taxes and surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in INCLUDES section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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