Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. Its flame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains, not on any great historical or cultural endowment, it is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal. And there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, suitable for children and weary trekkers that can be made around valley. More than 65% of the total trekkers of Nepal trek in Annapurna region. It is only 35 minutes flight and 6 hours drive from the capital city Kathmandu. There are around 25 flights and several deluxe tourist bus services daily. There are hundreds of tourist standard hotels including non star to five star levels. All kinds of tourist facilities such as, foreign currency exchange, ACAP entry permit, visa extension, flight ticket reconfirmation etc. are available in this multi -cultural city. This city popularly known as "City of Tourism" is absolutely free from any type of pollution.
For those seeking short and relatively easy trekking at warmer, lower elevations, there are a few options available, although these former treks have been modified by new roads, making them more suitable as day hike areas.
|Best time to travel||January to December|
|Departure Date||Every Day|
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi by car (30 minutes) and trek up to Dhampus, working mostly uphill through cultivated fields and local villages.. This scenic Gurung Village is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities and it offers a spectaular view of the Himalayan ranges including the Anapurna and Machhapuchhare range.
Day 04: Dhampus to Sarangkot: Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and good Mountain View. Today the trail descends down to Dhampus River (Stream) and after crossing the river, trail ascends gradually through the paddy fields and small forest to reach Naudanda Village. After having a lunch in Naudanda working through the Chhetri and Brahmins Villages after working slowly 3 hour you will arrive Sarangkot. Sarangkot offers a Himalayan panorama consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurnas, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Lamjung himal.
Day 05: Wake up early in the morning to observe the sunrise over the Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including fishtail as well as other Soaring Mountain. After having a breakfast trek down to Pokhara which will take you slowly 3 hours down hill through small forest and cultivated fields.
Day 06: Free day in Pokhara, you can visit Devis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, World peace stupa, Cave and boating in the lake
Day 07: Dive back or fly out to Kathmandu Evening join Nepali cultural dinner show.
Day 08: Final departure transfer to airport.