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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.

Pokhara City Day Tour

3. 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.

From Pokhara: 2-Day Australian Camp Trek

4. 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

5. 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.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

6. 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. 

From Kathmandu: Trishuli River Rafting with Chitwan Tour

7. From Kathmandu: Trishuli River Rafting with Chitwan Tour

Nepal's first and most famous National park is situated in the Inner Terai lowlands of Chitwan. Covering an area of 932 sq. kilometers, the park includes hilly areas of the Shivalik Range covered by deciduous trees. Parts of the park are floodplains of the rivers; Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu. These floodplains are covered by dense tall elephant grass, forests of silk cotton, acacia, and Sisam trees. Chitwan National Park was officially established in 1973 and included as a World Heritage Site in 1984. You'll also have a wonderful river rafting experience on the Trishuli River. Outline Itinerary: Day 1 Pick up from the hotel and transfer to bus station Kathmandu to approx. 3 hours’ drive to starting point Charaudi 85 KM and do raft for about 4 hours. Overnight at Kurintar in tented camp. Lunch and dinner included. Day 2 Early morning hiking to Manakamana (Optional by Cable Car). After return back from Manakamana drive to Chitwan approx. 3 hours by tourist bus, transfer to hotel, Welcome drinks, Evening walk, and Tharu cultural show. Overnight at Hotel (Seven Star). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Day 3 Morning breakfast and Elephant Back Safari, Jungle walk, Canoeing trip, Tharu village visit, bird watching. Overnight at Hotel (Seven Star). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Day 4 After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu approx. 4-5 hours. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. Breakfast included. Day 5 After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your international departure. Breakfast Included.

Ghandruk: 3-Day Loop Trek from Pokhara

8. Ghandruk: 3-Day Loop Trek from Pokhara

Get a taste of the Himalayas in this 3-day trek through dense green forest and paddy fields. With the help of an expert guide, learn the traditions of the local people as well as the history of the Annapurna region.     Day 1: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1540m) 5-6 hours hike.  The day starts with hotel pickup and a 1.5-hour drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul trek up to Ghandruk, enjoying the dense green forest along the way. Once in Ghandruk, visit the Gurung museum to learn the history of the region and the traditions of the Gurung community. Spot the nearby peaks such as Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Hinuchuli, and Fishtail. Overnight in lodge.   Day 2: Gandruk to Pothana (2870m) 5-6 hours hike. Wake up early to witness the first rays of sun over the Himalayas. After breakfast, descend down to Modi Khola then climb up to Landruk village. Pass through paddy fields and walk past the village of Deurali before reaching the overnight lodge in Pothana. Day 3: Pothana to Pokhara, 3-4 hours hike. Spend the morning exploring Pothana and take in great views of Annapurna Massif, Fishtail, and other mountains. The trek then begins to Phedi, where the coach will be waiting to return the group to Pokhara.

Nepal Wildlife Tour

9. 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.

From Pokhara: 5-day Mardi Himal Trek

10. From Pokhara: 5-day Mardi Himal Trek

Day 1: At 8:30 AM, your guide will meet with you at your hotel in Pokhara. Then, drive to Kande and trek to Pothana/Deurali (2125 m). Overnight stay at a teahouse lodge. Day 2: Trek to Low Camp (3150 m). The next day, the trail continues to the low camp at height of 3150 m. It will take about 3 hours to reach and, once there, you will be able to enjoy views of beautiful rhododendron trees covered with moss, fern, and lichen. The best view from this camp is the splendid Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain. There are just 3 lodges at the low camp and you will stay in Low Camp GH or similar. Overnight stay at a teahouse lodge. Day 3: Trek to High Camp (3700 m). On day 3, trek straight to the high camp, which will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach. Pass through the Mardi Ridge, which shall provide majestic views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Isolated rhododendron bushes and colorful Danphe pheasants are also a major attraction of the trail. There are 3 hotels at the high camp, which are much bigger than the ones at the low camp. The best hotel there is Trekkers Paradise, with internet facilities, hot and cold water, showers etc. Overnight stay at a teahouse lodge. Day 4: Hike to Mardi Base Camp and trek down to Sidding (4500 m). On day 4, the trek arrives at Mardi Base Camp. Start the journey there after breakfast. It will take around 5 hours to get to. Explore the area and enjoy the exotic flora and fauna, mountain ranges, and snowy landscape. After spending some time there, begin the descent back to Sidding. It will take around 4 hours. The way can be slippery too, so caution is advised here. Stay at Trekkers Lodge or similar at Sidding. Organic and non-organic foods, water, internet facilities available. Overnight stay at a teahouse lodge. Day 5: Drive back to Pokhara by Jeep. From Sidding, trek to Lumre, passing through the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. From Lumre, travel by Jeep until arrival back in Pokhara. You will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Pashchimanchal, Western Region

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.