Easier
Level of difficulty
3,210m/10,532ft
Highest altitude
4 days walking
Duration

Book this 8-day private trip for 2 people for just USD $889 per person! (Including domestic flights to and from Pokhara).

One Week in Nepal Tour Overview

On our One Week in Nepal tour discover some of the many wonders this amazing country has to offer! We’ll take care of everything from the moment you arrive until we drop you off in time for your flight home. Spend a day exploring the beautiful lakeside town Pokhara – gateway to the Annapurna region. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in cultural gem Kathmandu. Test your legs when you trek to spectacular Himalayan vantage point Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) and rest them on the way back in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. Try local delicacies including famous Nepali dal bhat and shop for bargains and wonders in Thamel. After one week in Nepal, we’re sure you’ll want to come back for more!

Relax in Lakeside Pokhara

Take an early flight to beautiful lakeside town Pokhara. Drive to the summit of Sarangkot (1,600m/5,250ft) and enjoy incredible views of the Annapurnas starring Machapuchare (fishtail; 6,993m/22,943ft). Relax by Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and forget about the daily grind of life. Float out on to the calm waters in a traditional wooden rowing boat and watch the sunset over the magnificent mountain backdrop.

Trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill!

When you spend one week in Nepal, it’s a great opportunity to do a short trek! The incredible mountain views are just one of the rewards on offer when you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Get a taste of the ‘real’ Nepal as we slowly ascend through picturesque lowlands. See emerald green rice fields, lush forests rich with flora and fauna, and villages where the smiles of the Nepali people are infectious! If you’re trekking in March or early April, you’ll see bright, colourful forests of Rhododendrons native to Nepal.

We hike up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani just in time for sunrise. The spectacular view boasts some of the highest mountains in the world! Including the seventh – Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and the tenth – Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).

On the way back, rest your weary legs in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda situated on the river bank, surrounded by lush forest. It’s magic!

UNESCO Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and immerse yourself in history. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and famous Kathmandu Durbar Square accompanied by an experienced cultural tour guide. Finally, celebrate your incredible one week in Nepal at a great local restaurant!

For your One Week in Nepal tour, choose to follow this exact itinerary or ask us about customising your trip based on your travel preferences.

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Check into your hotel in Thamel. Then spend the rest of the day exploring the crazy maze of streets full of bargains and wonders! If you need to pick up some equipment for your trek, you’ll find everything you need close to your hotel.
Day 2

Fly to beautiful lakeside town Pokhara and relax!

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara accompanied by your trekking guide. Get a taste of the mighty Himalaya from 36,000ft! After the hustle and bustle of Thamel, feel the dramatic change of pace as you relax by the lake enjoying stunning views of the Annapurnas. Get even closer when you drive to the top of Sarangkot (1,600m/5,250ft) where you’ll discover the most incredible view you’ve seen yet! Float on the calm water of Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and stare at the reflections as the sun goes down turning the world golden. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3

Time to Trek! Drive to Ulleri and trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) ~6 hours walking

Take a private jeep to Ulleri, which takes about 3.5 hours. Watch the simplicity and beauty of real Nepali life go by. From our starting point marvel at Himalayan giants Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft) and Himchuli (6,441m/21,132ft). Then it’s time to stretch your legs the Nepali way! Get your first taste of trekking as we start easy, walking for just 90 minutes before our lunch stop in Banthati. Don’t eat too much though – we’ve still got a long way to go! During the afternoon, we gradually ascend through lush forests of rhododendrons. Trek in March and early April to see them in full bloom – an incredible sight! We’ll take a break half way at Nagathati, then stay overnight in Ghorepani. Enjoy amazing views of the seventh and tenth highest mountains: Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft).
Day 4

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) for sunrise, then Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) ~6 hours walking

The moment you’ve been waiting for! We make an early start to climb about 45 minutes to Poon Hill before sunrise. Then pick your spot, get your camera ready and watch possibly the most impressive sunrise you’ve ever seen! Tick off ten mountains over 7,000m/23,000ft – Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V, Gurja Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. In awe, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing our trek. After an hour’s climb, we have a great vantage point on the other side. We then slowly descend to the far side of Banthati for lunch. Tadapani is our overnight stay and we arrive there after a steep descent, followed by a good climb through the forest.
Day 5

Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft) and a dip in the hot springs! ~7 hours walking

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all downhill from here! Ask any Nepali and they’ll tell you – what goes down in the Himalaya must go up! On day five we hike down to Chule and Kimrong Khola and then back up to Gurjung for lunch. We continue climbing for an hour and then descend once again to Chomrong, and finally reach Jhinu Danda where we spend the night. After a huge day you’ll be glad to soak in the relaxing natural hot springs before dinner!
Day 6

Jhinu Danda to Subai (1,100m/3,609ft) ~4 hours walking, then drive to Pokhara

We finish with an easy hike, stopping for lunch at Kyume after three hours. A final hour to walk off lunch and we arrive at Subai where we take a jeep back to Pokhara for mid to late afternoon. After a great trek, it’s time to relax with a drink and a stunning Annapurna view, now much more familiar than before! Boating on Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is a must and we think there’s no better time than at sunset.
Day 7

Early flight to Kathmandu and a full-day sightseeing tour

We fly back to Kathmandu to meet our driver and cultural tour guide. The Kathmandu valley is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and we’re going to visit three of them! Gaze into the ever watchful eyes of the impressive Boudhanath Stupa. Then hold on to your hat. The cheeky monkeys at Swayambhunath (monkey temple) don’t miss a trick! You’ll see plenty of them, as well as many beautiful Buddhist shrines. Finally, follow in the footsteps of royalty when you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears – your tour guide will transport you back in history with his stories. Check into your hotel, then take some time for souvenir and gift shopping. In Thamel you’ll find amazing and beautiful things for an exceptional price. We’ll meet to celebrate and say farewell over dinner at a great local restaurant – your last chance to try famous Nepali dal bhat!
Day 8

Goodbye Nepal

We’ll organise your transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your flight home and say our goodbyes!

Book this One Week in Nepal (7-nights/8-days) private tour for 2 people for just USD $889 per person (including domestic flights to and from Pokhara). Ask us for a quote for solo travellers or larger groups.

If you’d like to make a few changes to this itinerary – no problem! We can fully customise this travel plan to meet your requirements and send you a revised quote.

Get in touch today with no obligation to book – we’ll respond within 24 hours!

As standard, our quotes include and exclude the following. However, when we provide a quote we’ll explain exactly what is and isn’t included in the cost, which will be based on your customised itinerary.

INCLUDED
Transfers from and to Kathmandu International Airport
Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (option to travel by tourist bus)
Comfortable 3* hotel shared accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu with breakfast
Private ground transport to and from the trek
Shared accommodation in teahouses during the trek
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner, each with a cup of tea or coffee)
Experienced and friendly English-speaking Guide; their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Porter (1 between 2 people, to carry a maximum of 13kg per trekker); their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Trekking permits
Boating on Pokhara Lake (1 hour) and private car to summit Sarangkot
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (transport, cultural tour guide and attraction entry fees)
Celebration meal in a great local restaurant (with a cup of tea or coffee)
All government taxes
Nepalorama T-shirt!
NOT INCLUDED
Meals not specified in the ‘INCLUDED’ costs above
Additional tea, coffee, all mineral water (we recommend water purification tablets), and bar bills (coke, juice, beer, etc.)
International airfare
Travel insurance
Nepal entry visa fees
Tips for guides, porters and Nepalorama representatives
Sightseeing costs (not specified in the ‘included’ section)
Credit card fees and bank charges (no charge if cash paid in a major currency)
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One Week in Nepal Tour: Pokhara, Poon Hill and Kathmandu
Phewa Tal reflecting the Annapurna massif in Pokhara, included in our Pokhara City Tour
Stunning view of river, terraced green rice fields and hills in the distance, on our way to Poon Hill.
Banana trees and Marigolds on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks
Rural Nepali elderly man taking a break in the hills as we passed on our way to Poon Hill.
Beautiful teahouse gardens along the Poon Hill Trek
Steps dotted with flowers on the Poon Hill trek
Morning panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill.
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I from Poon Hill
Guest house at Jhinu Danda on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks
Bhairava Statue, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Boudhanath Stupa and the colourful city of Kathmandu
Bathing in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda

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