The Happy Himalayas Gay Expedition Tour offers a little bit of everything Nepal has to offer neatly packaged into a two week expedition. We will trek for six days in the foothills of the Annapurna range up to Poon Hill (3,190m). Here you will have fantastic views of the Annapurna range and the stunning Fishtail Mountain Machhapuchhure. After trekking back to the small village of Nayapul we will raft Nepal's best rafting river the Kali Gandaki. During this four day rafting trip we will be camping on beautiful riverside beaches.
Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). The massif is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south.
This is gay expedition to see the most thrilling locations Nepal has to offer. The trekking is achievable for fit and active people and no prior rafting experience is required. We have space for just twelve people on this trip which includes all activities and accommodation whilst in Nepal. Tour price doesnít include international flights or visas, insurance and alcoholic drinks.
Day 1 -
Today (you're welcome to arrive earlier if desired) you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu approximately half an hourís drive from the airport. Please do not arrive too late, we have an early start on day two and will be going for a welcome meal in Kathmandu at 8 pm.
Day 2 -
After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a long drive (approx 7 hours) to Pokhara, the second city of Nepal and next to the beautiful Phewa Lake. The transfer will be via a private bus and we will stop for lunch along the way.
Day 3 -
(elevation 1970m 6hrs trekking)
After breakfast, we drive about 1hr to Phedi. This is where we will start our 6-day trekking tour. Phedi lies at 1130m and we will mainly trek uphill until Dhampus where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will trek to Potana.
Day 4 -
(elevation 1940m 7hrs trekking)
Today we will trek up and downhill through the lush green foothills until we finally reach the beautiful Gurung inhabited village of Ghandruk.
Day 5 -
(elevation 2700m 5hrs trekking)
Todayís trek will take us uphill partly through thick rhododendron forests with magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and the Annapurna peaks.
Day 6 -
(elevation 2750m 6hrs trekking)
Be prepared for lots of uphills today as we head for the beautiful village of Ghorepani nestled on the mountainside below our ultimate goal of Poon Hill.
Day 7 -
(elevation 1020m 7hrs trekking)
Today we need to wake up very early in order to climb up to the top of Poon Hill (3190m) for a stunning sunrise view of the Annapurna mountains and Dhaulagiri. Afterward, we will trek down to Birethani and our tea house accommodation.
Day 8 -
(elevation 1070m 1hr trekking)
After breakfast, we will go on a short trek to Nayapul. It is a 2-hour drive to Beni from where we will start the rafting on the mighty Kaligandaki river. After a detailed safety brief, we will travel a short distance down some grade two rapids before setting up our campsite near Baglung.
Day 9 -
After breakfast, we go on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip downstream on grade 3 and 4 rapids. After 2 hours we will stop for lunch by the river before we continue on to our tonightís camp at Phalebass. Relax and sit beneath the stars.
Day 10 -
We will raft about 5 hours in total today with a lunch stop in between. Expect a succession of grade 2 and 3 rapids. Sadly this will be our last night in a tent.
Day 11 -
After breakfast, we head for our last rapids at grade 1 and 2. After about 2 hours we will reach Mirmi where we will finish the rafting and make the 3-hour drive back to Pokhahra.
Day 12 -
Today we drive back to Kathmandu. You will have time for some last minute souvenir shopping and afterward, we will have a farewell dinner in Thamel.
Day 13 -
Youíll be transferred back to the airport according to your flight schedule. You are welcome to stay longer in Nepal!