Ain't No Mountain High Enough...

Trip Hightlight

  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna.
  • Local experience.
  • Rafting.

Our Happy Himalaya tour is an action-packed journey full of variety and unique experiences. Trek through rhododendron forest on the Poonhill trek and enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas and admire the majestic sunrise view from the peak. Meet the friendly locals and let you inspire by Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And if this is not already enough go on a 4 day river rafting for the most thrilling Nepal experience. This 2 week adventure has it all to make you happy.

Cost Include

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated*
  • Transport
  • Porters on trek
  • Guide for trekking and half day Kathmandu city tour
  • Trekking Permit
  • Rafting Tour with all equipment
  • Airport Transfers


*Meals do not include drinks or water

 

Day To Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (elevation 1.350 m)

    HappyHari staff will be waiting for you at the airport with our company’s logo printed on the t-shirt and holding a sign with your name. Once you meet the leader you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu which will require approx. half an hour’s drive. After check-in at the hotel and refreshing you will be briefed regarding your tour programme. (D)

  • Day 2
    Half Day sightseeing in Kathmandu & free time

    Today after breakfast our guide will take you on a half day guided tour around Kathmandu. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore by yourself or do some shopping for the trek. (B, L, D)

  • Day 3
    Transfer to Pokhara (elevation 805 m)

    After an early breakfast you will go on a long drive (approx 7 hours) to Pokhara, another beautiful city of Nepal. You will have some time to look around. (B, L, D)

  • Day 4
    The Happy Adventure begins, Trek to Potana (elevation 1970 m)

    After breakfast we drive about 30 mins to Phedi. This is where we will start our 5 day trekking tour. Phedi lies at 1.130 m and we will mainly trek uphill until Dhampus where we will have lunch. Filled with energy we will continue then on to Potana. On this 6 hour trek we will nice and small villages and rice farmland. (B, L, D)

  • Day 5
    Trek to Ghandruk (approx. elevation 1.940 m)

    Today we will trek about 7 hours up and downhill until we finally reach the beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk. You will have great mountain views along the way. (B, L, D)

  • Day 6
    Trek to Tadapani (approx. elevation 2700 m)

    Today’s trek will take us 5 hours uphill partly through rhododendron forest with magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and the Annapurnas. (B, L, D)

  • Day 7
    Trek to Ghorepani (approx. elevation 2750 m)

    Be prepared for lots of up and downhill today. But we also can ensure you will enjoy this trek for its great views. After about 5 hours we will arrive to Ghorepani which means “Horsewater” translated into English. (B, L, D)

  • Day 8
    POONHILL sunrise experience (elevation 3.190 m) and trek to Birethanti (elevation 1020 m)

    Today we need to wake up very early in order to climb up to Poonhill (3.190 m) for a stunning sunrise view behind the Annapurna Mountains. Without doubt one of the highlights of this trip. After that we will go back to our lodge in Ghorepani to enjoy a hearty breakfast before we trek down to Birethanti where we will have our last night in a teahouse. Trekking time will be about 7 hours. (B, L, D)

  • Day 9
    Trek to Nayapul (elevation 1.070 m) and Start of the Rafting

    After breakfast we will go on a short trek (45 mins) to Nayapul where you will meet your Rafting Guide and team. It is another 2 hours drive before we will reach the river at a place called Beni (elevation 830 m). The rafting guide will give you a detailed instruction about rafting and safety before we board the rafting boats. Expect grade 2 and grade 3 rapids on this joyful 3 hour trip until Baglung Bridge where we will set up our camp for the night. (B, L, D)

  • Day 10
    Rafting to Phalebass (elevation 655 m)

    After breakfast we go on a thrilling whitewater rafting on grade 3 and 4 rapids. After 2 hours we will stop for lunch by the river before we continue on to our tonight’s camp at Phalebass. (B, L, D)

  • Day 11
    Rafting to Setibeni (elevation 600 m)

    We will raft about 5 hours in total today with a lunch stop inbetween. Expect grade 2 and 3 rapids. This will be our last night in a tented campsite. (B, L, D)

  • Day 12
    Rafting to Mirmi (elevation 530 m) and drive back to Pokhara

    After breakfast we head for our last rapids at grade 1 and 2. After about 2 hours we will reach Mirmi where you will see a big Hydro Electricity Dam. From there we will drive about 3 hours back to Pokhara where we will have dinner with all staff. (B, L, D)

  • Day 13
    Driving back to Kathmandu

    Today we drive back to Kathmandu. You will have time for some last souvenir shopping. In the evening we will meet for a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

  • Day 14
    Departure / End of the tour

    You’ll be transferred to the Airport according to your flight schedule

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Trip Facts

  • Duration

    14 Days

  • Group Size:

    1 – 12

  • Accommodation:

    Teahouse or basic lodge on trek, Guesthouse in Kathmandu & Pokhara, tented Camp while rafting

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