If you have ever wanted to experience Nepal but felt you never really had a lot of time to get on a trail and gain some altitude, and are not such a keen trekker, well then this is the trip for you. Expedition Base has developed some Nepal trips of 10 days or less to give you a nice ‘taste’ of Nepal to take back home with you. On this trip, there is mix of city, mountains and a safari experience – all in one neat package.
Alternatively, this is a great add-on trip if you have been trekking or climbing in other parts of Nepal. Add this on for a quick snapshot of the Annapurna region, Pokhara and Chitwan safari experience.
This trip involves short trekking days at a slow place, on uneven terrain, with some hills, carrying a backpack weighing around 4-6kg. Therefore, you want to have a good level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 2-3 times per week for the period of around 3 months before this trip.
View the printable version of the short itinerary and detailed trip notes here.
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)
Day 3Drive Pokhara to Khare, trek to Australia Camp ~ 2-3 hrs
Day 4Trek Australia Camp to Khade, drive to Pokhara ~ 3 hrs
Day 5Drive Pokhara to Chitwan ~ 5-6 hrs
Day 6In Chitwan
Day 7Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu ~ 5-6 hrs
Day 8In Kathmandu
Day 9Depart Kathmandu
Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.