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Pashchimanchal, Western Region

Day Trips

Our most recommended Pashchimanchal, Western Region Day Trips

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.

Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover Pokhara, one of the most popular cities of Nepal and the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Wake up early in the morning and drive towards Sarangkot Hill to witness the spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. After witnessing the sunrise view, drive back to the hotel for your breakfast. Then, take a sightseeing tour of the city starting with the beautiful Devis Fall, followed by the wonderful Gupteshor Cave. Afterward, drive to Lord Shiva temple and take some time to explore it. Later, drive to the World Peace Pagoda and witness the majestic mountain range along with Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Finally head towards the suspension bridge before returning to your hotel.

From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

3. From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

Start your tour with the scenic 30-minute drive from Pokhara to the rafting point and sit down for breakfast. After a brief description about safety, start your adventurous rafting experience in the Seti River.  The Upper Seti emerges down from Machapuchare (Mount Fishtail) and enters a beautiful gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags. Rafting in the Upper Seti offers an adrenaline-filled adventure with class III and IV rapids. Experience the thrill of white water rafting with views of the awesome Annapurna range.  After your experience, get dried off and drive back to Pokhara.

Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

4. 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.

Sarangkot Sunrise from Pokhara

5. Sarangkot Sunrise from Pokhara

Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. Early in the morning our representative assists you at your hotel and drive to Sarangkot for the breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and sightseeing of the Sarangkot hill packing breakfast at Sarangkot hill and drive back to Pokhara. Itinerary: 5:00am: Our driver and vehicle assists you at your hotel (inside Pokhara lakeside and Pardi area only) and transfer to Sarangkot hill. 5:45am: Panoramic view of sunrise and Annapurna range as well as view of the Pokhara valley 8:00am: Drive back to Pokhara and transfer to customer's hotel. 

1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

6. 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.

Pokhara: The World’s Longest Zip-Line

7. Pokhara: The World’s Longest Zip-Line

Get excited and gear up for an incredible zip lining adventure. Set your sight on exploring completely new varieties of adventure activities that will push your adrenalin to the max! Challenge your spirit as you take on thrills, excitement, and fun as you have never experienced before. Enjoy the moment of madness, the feeling of utmost excitement, and the sense of being free! Fly though the clear, beautiful, picturesque vistas with the Annapurna range ahead and the dense green forest canopy below. Consisting of a trolley mounted on a steel cable 1.8 kilometers in length, the ride descends 2,000 vertical feet at an angle of 56%. With resulting speeds of over 90 miles per hour, this makes it the most extreme zip-line ride in the world. A ride of this magnitude has never been built before, and you can be assured that this ride will truly be a unique experience. You will be picked up at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and transferred to the meeting point. Your adventure begins when you board the shuttle for the ride to the top of the mountain. Your guide will provide commentary as you pass through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the Butterfly Pavilion, an architectural marvel with breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. Enjoy the excitement building up while you sip coffee and wait for your turn. At 5.400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. 2 participants launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! On the count of 5 you are off, accelerating to 100 miles per hour as you pass above the dense forest below. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the HighGround Triangle in the village of Hyangja. At the HighGround Triangle you can relax in the restaurant overlooking the gorge and get a taste of the culture of the local Tibetan refugee settlement nearby. Safety has been the leading criteria in the development of the Zip-Flyer ride. This system by Zip-Flyer LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies and had delivered a state-of-the-art zip-line ride. Every part of this ride is designed to provide an unparalleled ride, comfort, and safety, and the entire system is manufactured and precision engineered to equal or surpass standards set by agencies such as ANLS B77 Tramway, ASTM, and TV SUD codes.

Easy Full-Day Hiking with Sunrise from Sarangkot

8. Easy Full-Day Hiking with Sunrise from Sarangkot

Start your day bright and early at 5:00 AM at your Lakeside area accommodation in Pokhara. Here, waiting in the lobby, your friendly driver/guide will be eager to meet you and after a brief meet and greet, you will head off on a short and scenic 40-minute drive to the top of Sarangkot hill.  Upon your arrival at Sarangkot hill, you will have the opportunity to take a scenic 30-minute hike to get yourself to a great vantage point that is excellent for views. From this location, you will have unimpeded views of the Sunrise over Mount Annapurna, truly a sight to behold. After your Sunset viewing experience, you will then enjoy a hike that descends through villages and forests. Your guide will be sure to fill you with heaps of information about the surrounding area as you pass through it. You will continue your descent until you reach Fewa Lake from the North-west, here, you will commence your walk on flat rice terrace for roughly 40-minutes. Whilst doing so, you'll cross a small bridge before ascending again to the World peace Stupa. From the top of Stupa, you will again enjoy more breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges, Fewa Lake and Pokhara valley. During your time here you'll also get to explore the world peace pagoda and the Buddhist chanting room. Continue on your descent further for another hour until you reach the bottom of the hill. At this point, you will walk further to reach Devi's waterfall, and in front of it, the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. After your waterfall and cave experience, you will be transported back to the Lakeside area, completing your day of adventure. 

Trishuli: Private Rafting Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara

9. Trishuli: Private Rafting Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara

This is the most popular and enchanting rafting river in Nepal which is easy to access from Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the monsoon, rafting in this river is one of the most exciting activities you can do in Nepal. This rafting trip offers you scenic villages, attractive gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections of river for swimming and relaxing. Though this river can be rafted most times of the year, during monsoon it transforms itself into a swollen torrent of raging whitewater. It creates exciting and heart-pounding adventures when the river is running high and wild. It is surely a trip not to be missed. Outside the monsoon, this river is also highly suited for rafting with families and is ideal for first-time rafters. Suggested Rafting Itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Charaudi for 45 minutes, then meet your raft crew and start rafting the river for about 4 hours. The leader of the raft will give a short briefing on safety procedures. You'll encounter several big and small rapids but the main interest is after Majhimtar which is just before the “upset rapid" and according to the Colorado River rating scale this rapid has been rated from 3 to 4. All tricky rapids bear Nepali names as well as common names, which you will be told by the rafting guide. Lunch will be served on the beach of the river just before going through the "upset rapids". Shortly after lunch, you will encounter another rapid known as “surprise”. It is indeed, for the current accelerates and the rapids increase in size and frequency. Overnight stay at hotel/lodge. Day 2: After breakfast, continue rafting for about 1 hour encountering Mugling & Simaltal rapids and pass the Marshyangdi River, which has flowed down, from the Manang valley. Then drive back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Pashchimanchal, Western Region

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!

Very kind. It is a weak trip compared to the developed countries. It was a reasonable time considering rain and taxi fare. It was great to see their usual out of the car. I was considerate not to lose. Blessings to guides and articles

Nice driver who was very funny. You can go for this trip and enjoy without tour guide actually.

You just have to see it, fantastically beautiful ...