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The Starlight Trek

We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere,

Accommodation: KGH Hotel -   Kathmandu

Included Meals: None


Day 2 - Fly to Pokhara & Trek to Parje

A private transfer to the airport for the 25min flight to Nepals premier resort-Pokhara. A private vehicle transfer from Pokhara of around 45 mins brings you to the beginning of the trek by the Modi Khola River. Initially the walking is straightforward for the first couple of hours as you follow the trail that skirts above the river. There's then a climb of around 3hrs up a stone-stepped trail through gladed forests to reach the scenic camping location at Parje. Walking time approx. 5-6hrs with around 950m ascent.

Accommodation: Camp, Parje

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Day 3- Trek to Starlight (Tara Top)

With Himalayan mountain views to behold, you now head westwards, initially contouring the hillside and walk through forests passing the occasional tiny settlement along the way. A right turn onto a trail that ascends a wooded ridge all the way up to the spectacularly located Tara Top camp (2900m). It's a long, steep climb up, but with views of almost all the Annapurna Massif, Macchapuchare, Lamjung and Manaslu, the reward for effort is more than duly compensated. Yes, the camp is literally on the hill top itself and as well as uninterrupted views of Himalayan giants, watching the sun go down over essentially most of central Nepal and down towards the Terai is something once seen, never forgotten. Walking time approx. 4-5hrs, with around 1000m of ascent.

Accommodation: Camp, Tara Top

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4- Trek to Ghalegaon

What goes up, must come down and that is basically todays walking. Initially after dropping down, the trail contours the hillside at around 2500m before dropping sharply through forests of rhododendron. Look up and you may find wild orchids clinging to the branches. Clearing the forest you reach the tiny village of Ghalegaon (1620m) perched above the Sardi Khola Valley  Walking time approx. 4hrs with around 1200m descent.

Accommodation: Camp, Ghalegaon

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 - Trek to Cormshing Hill

Around an hours walking down some stone steps to the valley floor and across the Sardi Khola via a bridge to then head steadily up the valley, passing the village of Naparang and walking through pasture land. The trail then heads into forest and begins to climb. A further 2 hours walking and it's time for lunch. Suitably rested and refreshed a further 2 hours of fairly steep ascent brings you to another magnificent vantage point (Cormshing Hill 2500m) and tonight's camp site. There are stupendous views of Fishtail, Annapurna 3 and Mardi Himal in particular from here. Descent of around 400m, ascent of approx. 1000m walking time approx.6-7hrs.

Accommodation: Camp, Cormshing Hill

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 - Trek to Karuwa

It's virtually all down hill today (you did sleep on top of a hill last night after all). A narrow trail through forests descends sharply to reach the rustic village of Sadar. Now in the Seti River Valley your legs can take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch. The afternoons walk is much easier as you contour the valley sides gradually losing height and to the tiny Gurung village of Karuwa (1380m). Walking time approx 5-6hrs with around 1100m descent.

Accommodation: Camp, Karuwa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 - To Pokhara

A somewhat very easy final walk will feel like a mere stroll, although after yesterdays descent your legs may be grateful of this.  Following the Seti River downstream and to the confluence with the Mardi Khola a private vehicle will be waiting to transfer you the short distance back to Pokhara. You should be back in good time to take a leisurely lakeside lunch and enjoy the rest of the day either relaxing, or exploring Pokhara. Walking time approx.3hrs, with around 220m descent.

Accommodation: Hotel Karuna -  Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 8 - Fly to Kathmandu

A private transfer to Pokhara airport for the return flight to Kathmandu. You'll receive a private vehicle transfer to your hotel in downtown Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trek, whether it be for any delays/cancellations that can and do occur for internal flights , or any difficulties that may arise on the trek.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 9- Depart Nepal

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

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Detailed Example Itinerary

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