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Pashchimanchal, Western Region

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Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

2. Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

Glide over spectacular mountains with villages and monasteries perched on the hill tops, enchanting deep valleys, river gorges, and lakes on this paragliding adventure in Pokhara. Nepal is one of the world’s best paragliding locations as there are always reliable updrafts to take you soaring for hours. The scenery is magic and unforgettable especially when viewed from a few hundred meters above. On a perfect day, you will see dozens of paragliders soaring above Sarangkot, Pokhara, and Lake Phewa above some of the world’s best scenery including a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Tandem flights include the services of qualified and experienced pilots. You may even have some hands-on practice at controlling the glider yourself under careful supervision. In the morning after breakfast, drive to Sarankot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing you take-off with your pilot on the tandem Paraglider. The 30 to 45 minute flight affords unforgettable views of Annapurna Range, the beautiful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the great Dhaulagiri. Afterwards, you will be met at the landing location on the lake shore and transferred to your hotel or back to Sarangkot for another flight.

1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

3. 1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

Explore Nepal’s nature and wilderness, interact with it's age old cultural heritage, take a pilgrimage to birthplace of Budha, raft down the white water rapids and fly around Himalayas in ultralight, or simply add more adventure to your holiday. Say "YES" and we'll take you there! You’ll fly past remote mountain villages that even trekking will miss. The experience of being surrounded by the Himalayas is a once in a lifetime experience.  Don’t mistake this for just a mountain flight. This is you, the pilot and the mountains.  There are no tiny portals to impair your view, no other passengers to distract you from what you see.  Passengers who’ve flown on this flight described it simply as “Bliss”! Flying inside the Annapurna Circle and from Manaslu to Dhauligiri Mountain Range.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

4. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter is the shortest and fastest way to reach and see the lap of Mt. Annapurna and enjoy the mountain from Annapurna Base Camp. On this helicopter tour, admire the Aerial views of Pokhara valley, then fly over the beautiful villages of Annapurna with panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail (Machapuchare), Mt. Annapurana I & II, Mt. Dhaulagiri and reach the Annapurna Base Camp. This Annapurna helicopter tour is one of the most interesting and memorable tours to capture the Nepalese Himalayas. This tour package is designed for travelers who don’t have enough time to go to Annapurna Base Camp by foot. Your tour commences early in the morning at 7:00 am. You begin your helicopter tour in Pokhara and fly parallel to the northern Himalayan ranges before heading east towards the Annapurna Base Camp. You will fly over diverse landscapes and beautiful ancient villages, city views and and reach the base camp. You will spend 30 to 45 minutes at Annapurna Base Camp, which provides fantastic photo opportunities so don't forget to bring your camera. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas can be seen during your flight to Annapurna Base Camp. You will end your amazing tour of Base Camp in helicopter by flying back to Pokhara. This activity lasts about 2.5 hours, with a 1 hour helicopter ride and hotel transfer. 

Ghorepani: Poon Hill Trekking

5. Ghorepani: Poon Hill Trekking

Day 1 After an hours drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara, begin your trek at Birethanti, a large village with many shops and teahouses. Start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours, ascend gently to reach at Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 2 Follow the path for breathtaking views of Machapuchare mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli peak (6441m), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Follow the quite easy trail, passing forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani. Then, stay overnight at aguest house. Day 3 Take a one hour early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m) which offers you the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. Hike down to Ghorepani and after a hot breakfast at the Lodge, trek to Tadapani (2650m). For the most part of the trail, enjoy a trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Then, stay overnight at a guesthouse. Day 4 Today, follow a trail which descends down through forests to Ghandruk for easy trekking and a gentle descent all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. Then, enjoy Ghandruk, a big Gurung village and the home to many Gorkha soldiers as well as one of the more popular destinations for trekkers because of its beautiful mountain views. Later, explore the Gurung village before staying overnight at a guesthouse. Day 5 Take an easy trek to descend from Ghandruk all the way down to Kimchi before crossing Seulibazzar via Birethanti and finally driving back to Pokhara.

Pokhara: 30-Minute Paragliding Experience

6. Pokhara: 30-Minute Paragliding Experience

Try paragliding in Pokhara falls, an unmissable activity that attracts thousands of adventurers. After pick up from your hotel, travel to the departure point. Settle for a safety briefing to ensure that you're completely ready to take off, and then get going. The 30-minute paraglide from Sarangkot offers eye-catching views of the Pokhara Valley and mountain ranges including mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre.  Feel the sensation of flying in thermal conditions, rising more than 500 meters from the take-off point. Fly cross-country with the birds, and witness the rice fields, traditional villages, and the people working in the fields. Glide over the lake before landing on its border. 

Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

7. Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

This shorter 16 day option enables those who don’t have time to complete the full Annapurna Circuit to trek with the group up the Marshyangdi Valley to Manang, across the Thorung La pass to Muktinath and down into Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki Valley. The 'Circuit' Trek After Manang, the terrain turns to high altitude ice desert over Thorung La Pass at 5416m, down to Muktinath, Jomsom reaching the forested areas below Tukuche. Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include the Kali Gandaki River on the other side of the Thorung La Pass which is considered the deepest ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt Annapurna (8091m) to the east. Continue down the Kali Gandaki gorge amidst some stunning views of mountains and diverse flora and fauna in the lower forests, passing through Ghorepani with a magnificent sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here and you can relax near the lake city of Pokhara. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1330m) Day 2: Drive to Besi Sahar. (810m) Day 3: Trek to Bahundanda. (1310m) 5-5.30 hours. Day 4: Trek to Chyamje. (1430m) 6-6.30 hours Day 5: Trek to Bagarchhap. (2160m) 6-7 hours Day 6: Trek to Chame. (2630m) 5 hours. Day 7: Trek to Pisang. (3190m) 5 hours Day 8: Trek to Manang. (3500m) 5 hours (Low Route) or 7-8 hours (High Route). Day 9 :Trek to Rest Day for Acclimatization. Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka. (4090m) 4 hours. Day 11: Trek to Thorung Phedi. (4420m) 4 hours Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung la (5415m) Approximately 8-10 hours. Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 2800m Day 14: You take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and transfer to your hotel Day 15 :After a morning relaxing in Pokhara, you will take the exciting flight back to Kathmandu giving you the opportunity to view the Annapurna massif you have just trekked around. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and then have the opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight Hotel. Day 16: International Departure

Kathmandu: 19-Day Upper Mustang Trek

8. Kathmandu: 19-Day Upper Mustang Trek

Embark on a magical and unforgettable journey through the Upper Mustang on a 19-day trek which will push your physical endurance but is intensely rewarding. Travel through arid and haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs on the way to the borders of the Tibetan Plateau. Discover how the region, until relatively recent times, was a Kingdom within Nepal with its own monarch, hidden from the outside world until the early 90s. The area was first opened to tourists in 1992 and only then with strict limits on the number of people allowed to travel there. Follow the Gandaki Valley trail with occasional detours above the valley walls. Settlements along the trail are scattered with little sign of cultivation between villages. Finally, arrive in Lo Manthang, the mystical capital of Upper Mustang filled with a rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the maze of gompas (religious shrines) and houses that surround the king's palace.  Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (TIA) International Airport (1,365 m). Transfer to your hotel, then, enjoy an evening welcome dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.  Day 2: Spend a free day in Kathmandu preparing for the trek. Stay overnight at the hotel.  Day 3:  Drive for 5 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley (910 m). Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 4: Fly for 20 minutes from Pokhara to Jomsom. Walk for 3-4 hours to Kagbeni (2,858m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 5:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Kagbeni to Chaile (3050 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 6:  Trek for 6-7 hours from Chaile to Syangboche (3,800 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 7:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche to Game (3,490 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 8:  Trek for 4-5 hours from Game to Tsarang (3,730 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 9-10:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3840 m). Then spend a rest day to explore. Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 11: Trek for 4-5 hours from Lo-Mangthang to Ghami (3,520 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 12: Trek for 5-6 hours from Ghami to Samar (3806 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 13: Trek for 4-5 hours from Samar to Syangboche (3860 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 14: Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche To Tetang (2940 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 15: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3760 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 17: Take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (910 m) then transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 19: Depart Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

9. Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is still without doubt one of the best treks anywhere in the world, despite inroads being developed in the region. It is a trek of diverse culture that starts in the lush fields of Hindu farmers and takes you through one of the strongest Buddhist regions in Nepal, which is very similar to Tibet. The complete circuit starting from Besisahar takes between 18 and 21 days. Over the last few years, access to each of the major valleys that cut through the Himalayas to the east and west of the Annapurna Massif improves each year, as more sections of Jeep road are completed. Throughout your experience, your guides will make every effort to take this into account, allowing you to avoid hiking on the road as much as you can. Nowadays many people trekking the route choose to fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom or take a jeep to Baglung and a bus back to Pokhara. The Manang Valley is one of many reasons to choose this trekking route, offering a journey over the Thorong La at 5,416 meters. It is spectacular on a clear day, and awards views of the neighboring peaks around you. The full circuit will see you continue on past Jomsom to take a jeep ride for a day to Tatopani and the hot springs. There you can relax before continuing on to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, a part of the trek which has no road. Whatever you choose you will have climbed over the Annapurna Massif, lapped up more culture than you can imagine, and trekked through one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the world. At the conclusion of your experience, you will result back in Kathmandu, ready to fly to your next destination.

Kathmandu: 20-Day Tilicho Lake Trek

10. Kathmandu: 20-Day Tilicho Lake Trek

Following two days in Katmandu, the trek starts from Besisahar and follows the Marshyangdi River. These first few days will offer some great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. You will then trek through villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, with the trail offering spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayas. This customized route is basically the same as Annapurna Circuit from Manang, but instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka, this route traverses the main valley to the west passing through Khanshar Village (the last village of Nepal). Before trekking up to Tilicho Lake, you’ll stop in Yak Kharka then up to the high pass of Thorung La, at an elevation of 5,416 meters. From the pass of Thorung La, the trek leads down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where a 35-minute scenic flight takes you to Pokhara. Your tour will later conclude with you flying from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, where you will have a final overnight before the conclusion of your experience.

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What people are saying about Pashchimanchal, Western Region

Short trek which requires an effort, without however exhausting itself, effort rewarded by the access to magnificent landscapes, not only to Poon Hil; the stages allow you to see the life of mountain villages and to share experiences. I regret not having done this kind of hike before!

It was great, not for the faint of heart, but the guys know their stuff, although it's quite rustic at times. We would do it again.

Great experience!!! What an incredible view! The guides were really attentive and available. Super professional agency! I recommend!