What to expect

Himalayan peaks

Trek through the spectacular Himalayas

Relax in mountain lodges

Stay in accommodation surrounded by stunning vistas

Sightsee in Kathmandu

Explore the hustle and bustle of Nepal's capital city

About the trip

The Himalaya “home of the snows” are without question one of the most impressive ranges of mountains on earth, offering unique experiences to the adventurous walker.  Our trip allows us to experience the Himalayas combined with fabulous sightseeing around Kathmandu. Walking grade: Medium

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What's included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin for sole use room
  • Solos board: daily breakfast, four lunches and six dinners
  • Morning tour of Kathmandu and afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan city. Half day tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
  • Five guided walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Two days in Kathmandu
  • Travel to Pokhara
  • Trek to Birethanti
  • Trek to Ghandruk
  • Trek to Tomijong
  • Explore Tomijong and Majgaon
  • Trek to Dhawa
  • In Pokhara
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Departure Day
What’s Extra
  • Nepal visa, currently $30
  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


Overnight flight

Today we depart the UK and take our overnight, connecting, flight to Nepal.

Arrival day

Upon arrival into Nepal, we transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. After checking-in at our hotel we get to know our fellow travellers whilst enjoying a welcome drink and typical Nepalese dinner with a cultural show at a local restaurant. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri.
  • Dinner included

Explore Kathmandu's ancient history

We spend the day exploring the highlights of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. In the morning we will visit the cities number one attraction, Durbar Square and Kumari Temple where you can marvel at monuments from the 12th Century. We also visit Swayambhunath. The most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines, the golden-spired stupa of Swayambhunath tops a wooded hillock. We also visit Patan City, an area renowned for its artisans and superb handicrafts. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.
  • Breakfast included

Visit Nepal's most distinctive monuments

This morning we visit one of Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine’s and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites, the Pashupatinath. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva lingam enshrined in its main temple and its location. The temple’s origins are obscure, an inscription dates from 477, but a shrine may have stood here for 1000 years before that. We will also see the Bouddhanath. This great stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal and, with a diameter of over 100 meters, amongst the largest in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century.
  • Breakfast included

Discover the enchanting beauty of Pokhara

After breakfast we drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours). Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalaya rising behind them create the ambience that has made Pokhara such a popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Breakfast included

Trek to Birethanti (Ascent: 262ft/80m, 4km)

We transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point (1-hour). Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Ascent: 262ft/80m
  • Altitude: 3750ft/1150m
  • Overnight at Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Birethanti

Trek to Ghandruk (Ascent: 2828ft/862m, 13km)

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. (Trek time 5-6 hours).
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Ascent: 2828ft/862m
  • Altitude: 6,600ft/2012m
  • Overnight at Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Ghandruk

Trek to Tomijong (Ascent: 1515ft/465m and descent: 2828ft/962m, 10km)

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views, we start our trek to Tomijong. After leaving the village of Ghandruk, the trail descends steeply to the banks of the Modi River. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar. We reach the Tomijong after about 3 hours. (Trek time 5-6 hrs).
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Ascent: 1515ft/465m
  • Descent: 2828ft/962m
  • Altitude: 4620ft/1400m
  • Overnight at Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Tomijong

Explore Tomijong and Majgaon (Ascent: 557ft/170m and descent: 492ft/150m, 5km)

After breakfast we will be exploring nearby villages and the surrounding countryside. You can watch the majestic Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the Fishtail Mountains.  We will then move towards Majgaon. Lunch will be at the Majgaon. The lodge has extensive grounds with magnificent views of Annapurna South and Annapurna I. After lunch, you will be escorted to the local village of Tanchowk, Majhgaun and Patlekhet (2 hrs for exploration). Trek time: 2-3 hours
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Ascent: 557ft/170m
  • Descent: 492ft/150m
  • Altitude: 4620ft/1400m
  • Overnight at Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Tomijong
DAY 10

Trek to Dhawa (Ascent: 321ft/98m, 4km)

After early morning tea and coffee in your room, you will have the opportunity to photograph the stunning scenery from several different locations around the lodge. After breakfast, we trek down to Tomijong village and return to the place call Dhawa. Along the way, you will enjoy different views of the surrounding valley and mountains.  Trek time 2 hours. Vehicle transfer time of 1 hour to Pokhara where we stay overnight.
  • Breakfast included
  • Ascent: 321ft/98m
  • Altitude: 5000ft /1525m
DAY 11

Boat ride on Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake is the second largest and most visited lake in Nepal. It offers an exciting view of nature where we enjoy an hours boat ride on the lake. You can also visit Hindu holy temple “Talbarahi Temple” located within the Lake. Along with this, this place is famous for migratory birds as well as resident birds which make it popular among the bird lovers. Rest of the time is free at the Lakeside for exploring where you have the choice of optional tours of visiting Mountain Museum and Gorkha Museum.
  • Breakfast included
DAY 12

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We have a relaxing morning in Pokhara and later fly back to Kathmandu (flight time approx. 30mins). In the evening we have a farewell dinner at a nearby hotel. This will be a traditional Nepalese dish, a Gyakok, which is family food that is meant to be shared while you drink and have a good time.
  • Breakfast and dinner included
DAY 13


After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our connecting flight home.
  • Breakfast included


Trekking in the Himalayas Accommodation

We stay in comfortable hotels when in Kathmandu and Pokhara. When we are trekking in the mountains, we will stay in mountain lodges.
  • Five-star Malla Hotel – Kathmandu
  • Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Birethanti
  • Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Ghandruk
  • Mountain Lodges of Nepal, Tomijong
  • Four-star Mount Kailash Resort – Pokhara

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