Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: Representatives from ‘Keen Adventures’ will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, waiting for you with a nameplate holding your name as you land in Kathmandu. They will pick you up and drive you all the way to the hotel where you will freshen up. A briefing regarding your tour package will be made and you will spend the peaceful night in our comforting bed.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: We will be having a Full Day Guided Tour to the mystic lands of Kathmandu Valley which artistically blends Modern trends with Ancient Traditions and culture. Kathmandu Valley alone holds 7 out of 10 UNESCO recognized World Natural and Cultural Heritages which include The Hindu Temple Complex of most revered Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath- the Monkey Temple, Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and Changu Narayan Temple. Returning back to the hotel, we will satiate our cravings through pleasant evening dinner.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara: Pokhara is a vibrant city of Lakes which is easily viable through road and air. A pleasant drive of 5 hours through Prithvi Highway with scenic vistas of mountains, Trishuli River, paddy fields and terraces at the backdrop will eventually lead us to Pokhara where we will stay in a hotel at Lakeside. Alternatively, we can board a domestic flight from TIA which takes us high above Manaslu Mountain to Pokhara in 25 minutes duration. We will be boating in Phewa Lake, visiting Barahi Temple, Seti Gorge, David Fall and Mahendra Cave prior to returning back to hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom Trek to Marpha: 35 minutes long soothing flight over mountain takes us to Jomsom. The trekking trail lowers down the valley with view of mountain to Syang Khola. Crossing Syang Khola, we will be entering the exotic Syang Village which stretches to village at Marpha.
Day 05: Rest in Marpha Explore Around: Marpha is known as the pocket hold of apples in Nepal. We will seize this opportunity to try locally brewed apple wine and other several dishes of apple as Marpha is famous for its apple production. The arid landscapes of Marpha resembles to Tibet.
Day 06: Trek to Yak Kharka: An easy stroll of about 5 hours by the way of the sparse tree lines and farming land will take us to the hill. Clambering the hill, we will arrive at the plain land with green lush vegetation where yaks can be seen grazing, hence the name Yak Kharka. We will pitch our camp somewhere in the clearing of Yak Kharka.
Day 07: Acclimatization at Yak Kharka: We need to take the day off of trekking for overcoming High Altitude Sickness. Drinking plenty of water and fresh fruits is preferred by experts as a fine idea to avoid the sickness. Do consult with your guide immediately if you feel like nauseating. Walking will be beneficial rather than lying lazily.
Day 08: Trek to Hidden Valley: About 8 to 9 hours long and arduous trek through the tapered trail used mostly by yaks and sheep will lead us to Thapa Pass. Crossing the Thapa Pass, the route elongates to the remote and isolated vintage of Hidden Valley where we will pitch our camp overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Tukuche Base Camp: Walk through the rocky path for about 5 hours will lead us to Tukuche Base Camp where we will stay in a camp overnight.
Day 10: Climbing preparation and Hiking to Base Camp: Climbing to the summit at once will be a foolish thing to do which will suck your zeal up and leave you prone to High Altitude Sickness. So we will be taking a short trek and preparing ourselves both physically and mentally for the challenge of trekking before taking rest in Base Camp.
Day 11: Climb to Camp I back to Base Camp: Acclimatization is of chief importance. You cannot dream of conquering the apex with ill- health. So contribute some time for synchronizing with the altitude. Try clambering to Camp I but be ready to be back to Base Camp.
Day 12: Base Camp to Camp I: As you will be familiar with the trekking route up to Camp I with your previous climbing, reaching to Camp I must not be create much problem. Be careful while walking through the ridges and boulders though so that you won’t be getting blisters.
Day 13: Climb to Camp II and back to Base Camp: A day long ascend through the rocky cliff will take us to Camp II. The journey though will be strenuous; the vista of valley and mountain spotted from the Camp II will make your visit worth taking. Engrossed in the serene beauty of Nature, we will return back to Base Camp as the necessary step for acclimatization and as a part of our training.
Day 14-20: Climb to summit Back to Base Camp: Conquering the summit is going to be the most challenging part of our expedition. Take real life example from the world, one cannot directly reach the top. You need to set your path first which is exactly what we will be doing for first few days. We will fix the cables wherever we feel it necessary and cut our way through pike axe and thus prepare for the climbing. Passing the camps at several levels, we will reach to the summit through perilous trekking. But the climb will be worth visiting for its scenic views. Eventually we will get back to Base Camp.
Day 21: Trek back to Hidden Valley: A brief walk of about 2 hours pursuing the rocky path with boulders and moraines at the backdrop will take us to the Hidden Valley.
Day 22: Trek to Marpha: Walking along the snowy track, we will hit Thapa Pass whence the trekking trail descends through the meadow at Yak Kharka to Marpha where we will be staying overnight.
Day 23: Trek to Jomsom: A brief and easy walk through the way offering spectacular mountain views will lead us to Jomsom. Day flight is usually cancelled in Jomsom due to possibility of high wind. We will be staying overnight in a hotel in Jomsom.
Day 24: Fly to Pokhara Connecting flight to Kathmandu: 30 minute scenic flight above mountains will lead us to the beautiful city of lake-Pokhara. After refreshment in hotel, we will take a connecting flight back to Kathmandu which must not take longer than 25 minutes. We will be enjoying in the homely environment of our hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 25: Departure: We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.