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Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

1. Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the trek’s starting point in Nayapul. Get kitted out with all the necessary equipment while your permits are checked then set out along the Modi Khola River, passing through several small villages on the way. Cross over the river to reach the village of Jhinu Danda, before arriving at your accommodation for the night, a quaint tea lodge. Day two starts with an uphill trek to Chhomrong, one of the largest villages along the route. Continue the walk through a dense forest landscape to reach your accommodation for the second night. Enjoy a leisurely trek to Deurali on day three, stopping for lunch against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas. On day four, follow the trail across several streams towards the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, then hike to Ablation Valley. Follow your guide through the valley, which is a hollow corridor between the glacier and the mountain, then cross over the hills to reach Annapurna Base Camp where you’ll spend the night. On day five, hike through the only way out of Annapurna Sanctuary towards Bamboo. Bamboo is 1,600 m lower than Annapurna Base Camp, so you should expect a hard day on your knees. After a restful night’s sleep, continue your hike down the valley on day six, soaking up panoramic views as you descend to Chomrong and then Jhinu. Arrive at Jhinu and enjoy a well-deserved rest in one of the hot spring baths. Wake up on the final day to a short morning trek, passing by the quaint farmland that surrounds the river. At the end of an unforgettable seven-day trek, arrive back in Nayapul for your drop-off to Pakhora.

Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. 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.

Day Hike at Annapurna Foothills

3. Day Hike at Annapurna Foothills

Pokhara city is the ultimate platform for adventure sports, and a gateway for the best trekking routes along the Annapurna foothills. In the morning you will meet your guide and driver, and then drive to Kande through a winding highway. The view along the road offers excellent vistas, including Pokhara valley floor and Annapurna mountain range. Start your day trek with your guide from Kande. Follow the trekking trail through forests to reach the Australian camp: 1.5 hours. Australian Camp offers a close view of Mount Annapurna and Fishtail. Continue your walk through hill ridge, following the downhill trail leading to Dhampus village: 1.5 hours walk. Dhampus is a typical Gurung settlement located on the lap of Annapurna Massif, offering an excellent opportunity to witness Nepalese countryside lifestyle, traditions and culture, with excellent mountain views. Spend your time at Dhampus to explore the village.   Then trek down to Phedi:  2 hours walk through lush green forest and farmlands. Your vehicle will pick you up from Phedi and drive to Pokhara, back to your hotel.

Pokhara City Day Tour

4. Pokhara City Day Tour

Pokhara is situated at an elevation of 915m above sea level and 200m west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Pokhara is a valley rich in pure natural beauty, it is indeed one of the main attractions for visitors from all over the world. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world. — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within 30 miles (linear distance) of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. This one-day tour will give a taste of Pokhara, beginning with sunrise at Sarangkot. In the morning, drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and view of the Himalayas. In the afternoon, visit Mahendra cave, a Tibetan camp and the international Mountain Museum, as well as visiting the Shang Gadhen Choekorling Monastery to see Tibetan refugees camp and experience praying with them as well.

Pokhara: Tour Bus Unguided Day Trip

5. Pokhara: Tour Bus Unguided Day Trip

At 9:40 AM, meet your tour guide at your hotel to begin your Pokhara tour. This is a single-day budget bus tour, perfect for those who like to save money while travelling. On this tour you will visit: • Bindyabashini Temple • Mahendra Cave • Seti River Gorge • Gorkha Museum • Begnas Lake • Devis Fall • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave • Fewa Lake  During this tour, a local assistant will accompany you on the bus. If you need to ask something, you may ask them.

From Pokhara: 2-Day Australian Camp Trek

6. From Pokhara: 2-Day Australian Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel or residence in Lakeside, Pokhara at 8:30 AM. Meet your guide and enjoy breakfast in Pokhara. After breakfast, hop in your transport and travel to Kande, a journey which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Once you arrive in Kande, start your hike to the Australian Camp. Trek uphill through the beautiful forest for about 2 hours to reach the Australian Camp. From here, enjoy fantastic view of the Annapurna Mountain Range including the peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II and IV, and Lamjung Himal. You may also visit the beautiful village of Pothana. After your day of trekking, enjoy a stay overnight in a tea lodge house, with all meals included. Day 2: Wake early in the morning to catch the sunrise and beautiful Himalayas view. Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before beginning a hike down from the Australian Camp to Phedi via Dhampus village. After hiking down, be returned to Pokhara.

From Pokhara: 4-Day Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

7. From Pokhara: 4-Day Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Pokhara, enjoy a 1-hour drive to Birethanti, where you will begin your trek. Ascend through a landscape of teahouses and stunning scenery to reach the Magar village of Ulleri after 2 hours, where you will spend the night. Day 2 Enjoy a 2-hour trek through stone steps this morning. Admire panoramic views of Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail as you ascend into an alpine forest. Stop for a break at one of the route's many teahouses before reaching Ghorepani after 6 hours. From here, enjoy views of the world's deepest valley before retreating to a teahouse lodge for the night. Day 3 Rise early to watch the sunrise from Poon Hill. This is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip as you admire the sun rising over 15 mountain peaks. Marvel at some of the world's largest peaks before descending to Ghorepani. After sunrise, follow a trail that will take you through a rhododendron forest, over mountain ridges to reach Tadapani, where you will spend the night at another teahouse lodge. Day 4 Today, enjoy a short descent to the village of Ghandruk. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming mountain village as you wander through streets filled with thatch and slate roof houses and farming terraces. Stop for lunch at a viewpoint where you can admire views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. Afterward, continue trekking for 1 more hour before catching a ride back to Pokhara, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

8. From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

See some of the best sites of the Annapurna Region on a short but sweet overnight hike. Spend the night in a mountain cottage and enjoy meals in the great outdoors.  Day 1: Begin the day with breakfast before departing Pokhara in a 4-wheel off-roading vehicle. It takes 2-4 hours to reach Upper Ulleari, depending on traffic, season, and viewpoint stops. Ulleari is a beautiful Gurung village at an altitude of 2,090 meters. From the last station of Upper Ulleari, start the real Poon Hill trek, crossing the villages of Banthanti, Nangithanti, and Lower Ghorepani. Stop for lunch either in Banthanti or Nangithanti. Reach the Ghorepani camp at the base of Poon Hill at an altitude of 2,860 meters. Dinner and overnight in a cottage.  Day 2: Before sunrise, hike 45-60 minutes to Poon Hill at a height of 3,210 meters. Be mesmerized by the colors and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. On clear days, you can see up to 32 peaks including the 12 peaks of the Bhara Shikhar. Return to camp for a hot breakfast and begin the trek down following the same trail. Return to the 4x4 for drop-off at your hotel in Pokhara.

From Kathmandu: 3-Day Tour to Lumbini with 5* Hotel

9. From Kathmandu: 3-Day Tour to Lumbini with 5* Hotel

Lumbini is one of the most popular sites for Buddhist pilgrimage in Nepal, being considered the birthplace of Buddha. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. In this tour you will discover different temples and monasteries of Lumbini and stay at a luxury five star hotel.  Itinerary: Day 1: Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive 8 hours to Lumbini (Bhairahawa). Check into your room at the Tiger Palace Resort and stay overnight.  Day 2:  After an early breakfast at your hotel, visit the Lumbini Garden, then drive to Tilaurakot, also known as Kapilvastu. Visit major shrines and monuments such as Gotihawa, Niglihawa, the temple and pond of Mayadevi. Explore the legendary Pillar of Ashoka with its 9-meter sandstone shaft, Korean, Lotus and German Temple, the World Peace Pagoda and many other religious, historical and architectural artsy attractions. Overnight at the Tiger Palace Resort. Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Kathmandu. Visit Ramgram on the way to Kathmandu.

Nepal Wildlife Tour

10. Nepal Wildlife Tour

This tour is especially for the people who love wildlife, bird watching and want to explore jungle. In this tour you are taken to travel in two National parks: Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park. These national parks are located in the southern belt of Nepal is called Terai. They preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the Asia sub continent. Both protected areas have dense forest with verities of animals including endangered ones like one horned rhinos, royal Bengal tigers, gharial crocodile, fresh water dolphin etc.  Besides wildlife and plants the walking tour to their nearby tribal villages and their cultural show make your trip more exciting. Day 1: Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport. Meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Heritages of Kathmandu valley (Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3: Morning drive to Chitwan National Park (5 hours). Upon arrival at hotel, briefing about jungle programs. Jungle walking. Evening participate in cultural dance show by local villagers. Overnight at hotel in Chitwan. Day 4: Full day jungle activities (Elephant ride, Canoeing in the Rapti River, Bird Watching, Elephant bathing, village tour). Day 5: After breakfast drive to Bardiya National Park (Around 9 hours). Upon arrival in Bardiya Resort, briefing about jungle program. Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bardiya. Day 6: Jungle activities (Elephant Ride Safari, Jungle Walking, visit Elephant Breeding Center, Tharu village tour). Overnight at hotel in Bardiya. Day 7: Jungle activities (Walking to Karnali River and see dolphins, Bird watching). Overnight at hotel in Bardiya. Day 8: After breakfast drive to Nepalgunj airport (two and half hrs). Fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day on your own. Evening farewell dinner with taste of nepali cuisine at typical Restaurant with cultural show. Day 9: Preparation for your departure. Transfer to the Kathmandu International airport for your onward journey.

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What people are saying about Pashchimanchal, Western Region

Dipak was amazingggg company, a great help to help me achieve the hike

My guide dipak, was friendly, funny? Informative, helpful and supportive in anyway possible to help me complete the hike... the tips he gave me and the information about nepal, pokhara and annapurna was fantastic... felt like i was with a freind rather than a guide!

The organization was correct. Everything was coordinated. Transportation, accommodation, meals and the route that interested me was fulfilled. The very professional guide, I take care of all the details. I've already been to Pokhara and I knew what to expect.

Book a private tour at any time, even if there is an additional charge

The local partner gave the advice to convert the inexpensive bus tour into a private car tour for a relatively small surcharge. We have no regrets. The guide was very knowledgeable, nice and thoughtful. A total experience added value!

A brilliant hike, can only be recommended. Our guide Motiv guided us perfectly through the day, he responded to all our needs and wishes. Tour and pick-up everything was perfect. would we do it again

Best guide I have ever come (Ms Nirmala Subedi)across who has shown great patience and Took care of me and my son during this day trip.