Pony riding is quite popular in trans-Himalayan region (behind the tall mountain or southern rim of Tibetan plateau). It offers a unique adventure journey in Nepal to make family holiday enjoyable and memorable. Many places in the mountain region of Nepal are not accessible due to uneven geographical feature of the region. People living the region are using mules, horses and yaks for traveling and carrying goods. Pony riding has become a culture especially in trans-Himalayan region. People who are tired of walking for a longer period and those who wish to experience the pony riding, the trek is holds much importance. Thus, ride pony and explore the breath-taking scenic grandeur, experience untouched wilderness, diminutive, amicable and amazing extremes across the trails of the mighty Himalayas with us.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320 m.):
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you and transfer to hotel. If time permits, after refreshment in the hotel, we would go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing. We would visit world heritage sites, historical places and some other major places of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner will be served in the evening.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park:
We take early drive to Trisuli River for rafting. Spending some hours in the river, we drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival welcome drinks will be served. Tharu Cultural Program will be performed in the evening. Dinner will be served and overnight stay.
Day 3: Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park:
Wake-up call will be given followed by tea or coffee at 5.30 am. and then we proceed on a Nature Walk. While on walk, we would encounter Sal forest, open grassland, different species of birds and varieties of wildlife. Our guide will assist us to identify them. Having breakfast in the resort, we go for elephant riding. Completing elephant riding, we go for canoeing. A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle. In the evening, Tharu Stick Dance will be performed to entertain us. Dinner will be served around the campfire.
Day 4: Chitwan National Park to Pokhara (914 m.):
Early in the morning, we go for bird watching trip in the jungle. After this, we go for breakfast and drive to Pokhara. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Pokhara. Welcome drinks then dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Pokhara to Sarangkot (1700 m.):
We go for pony ride from Pokhara valley to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is famous for pragliding in Nepal. Besides, it also offers sun rise and sun set view.
Day 6: Sarangkot to Pokhara:
Early in the morning we would observe beautiful sunrise view from the view point. We go for breakfast after sunrise view. Having the breakfast, we ride down to Pokhara. In Pokhara too, we go on ride to observe Fewa Lake. Overnight in hotel.a
Day 7: Pokhara to Beganas Lake (2990 m.):
After taking breakfast at the hotel, we start pony ride to Begnas Lake.The lake is situated at an altitude of 2990m above the sea level. Stay overnight in hotel. On the way back next day, we would have glorious mountain view, countryside cultural experience, etc.
Day 8: Pokhara to Jomsom (2710 m):
Today we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Situated at an altitude of 2800 m, Jomsom is more correctly known as Dzongsam or New Fort. It spreads over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form an attractive backdrop. The entire panorama is filled with a golden, glittering light, which forms a dramatic contrast. The oldest fossils from Jurassic era are found in Jomsom area.
Day 9: Jomsom to Muktinath (3880 m,):
We start our pony ride from Jomsom to Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of poplars. This pilgrimage site is also a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists. One can see fire burning miraculously in a stream of water inside a small but very holy temple. No doubt, trek in this section would provide beautiful cultural experience, panoramic mountain views, etc.
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom:
Today we go back to Jomsom on pony ride. We would view Mt. Nilgiri & Tilicho peak on the way. We descend gradually through fields and poplar groves, then into the Kali Gandaki river valley. It is our good luck to view Thakali settlement called Thak Khola on the way to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 11: Jomsom to Marpha (2610 m) and to Jomsom:
We trek from Jomsom to Marpha. We would visit Marpha and Tukuche village. We would observe panoramic views of the Tukuhe peak and Dhaulagiri, experience beautiful Thakali culture and come back to Jomsom in the evening.
Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara and to Kathmandu:
We board our early flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we go for lunch and after having lunch, we fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and taken to hotel. In the evening, farewell dinner would be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali hotel.
Day 13: Back home destination.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
this is wonderful, experience trip