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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.

Pokhara: Private City Tour and Sarangkot Sunrise

2. Pokhara: Private City Tour and Sarangkot Sunrise

Wake up early morning and meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Pokhara. Drive in a private vehicle for around 45-60 minutes to Sarangkot. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas, Pokhara Valley, and Phewa Lake from Sarangkot. You can also choose to book a 30-minute paragliding session at Sarangkot. This is a renowned paragliding spot, overlooking the Pokhara valley with panoramic mountain views from 8,000 meters. After the glorious views from Sararangkot, drive back to Pokhara for a break. Continue with a Pokhara city tour and visit both natural and religious sites. See Devi's Falls and its tunnel, which is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. See traditional Nepali houses nearby as well as a series of statues of Nepali figures. Visit Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, a beautiful cave opposite Devi's Falls. A giant stalagmite within this case is honored as a Shiva lingam and is used for prayers. Venture out on a boat and go to the Barahi Temple, built in the middle of Phewa Lake with its two-storied pagoda. Move on to the World Peace Pagoda and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountain, Phewa Lake, and the city and its surroundings. Return back to enjoy the evening’s serenity of the lakeside. You will also visit Bindhya Basini Temple, the most sacred temple in Pokhara city, as well as the International Mountain Museum, which chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general. Finish your tour with a convenient drop-off service back to your hotel.

Nepal: 15-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek

3. Nepal: 15-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek

Take the Larkya La Pass and cut behind Manaslu Massif to trek through the Himalayan wilderness. Your trek around the Manaslu Circuit begins with a scenic drive to Aurughat, where you'll hike up the Buri Gandaki River and through the rough gorges between Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. The trails are steep, but the spiritual support of Buddhist prayer flags and Chortens, and the first sight of Manaslu peak make it all worth it in the end.  Suggested itinerary: Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Valley Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and be received with a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel. A representative of the local partner will give you information about further programs. Day 2: 8-Hour Drive to Arughat (640 meters/2,093 feet) Get picked up at 7:00 AM for an 8-hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi drive for an approximately 3.5-hour drive on paved roads, from which you will then drive another 4-hours to Arughat on a dirt road. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 3: 6-Hour Trek to Soti Khola (775 meters/2,534 feet) Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. Pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach the Arkhat River and slowly ascend toward Kyoropani. Camp near the confluence of Seti River, which is an ideal place to take a freshwater bath. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 4: 5.5-Hour Trek to Machha Khola (900 meters/2,943 feet) The trail descends slowly until you climb again along the mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts the river towards Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 5: 6-Hour Trek to Jagat (1,340 meters/4,382 feet) Cross the  Machha River and Khola Besi and follow the forested trail toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergo a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 6: 6-Hour Trek to Ngyak Phedi (2,310 meters/7,554 feet) Ascend to the terraced hill of Saguleri and have a view of Sringi Himal. Continue towards Sirish Gaon and see as the Gandaki Valley narrows. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 7: 7-Hour Trek to Ghap (2,100 meters/6,867 feet) Follow the trail upstream Deng River towards a tiny village of four houses. Walkthrough a rock tunnel to avoid the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, experience Tibetan culture as you see Mani stones and Chortens all around. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 8: 7-Hour Trek to Lho (3,200 meters/10,464 feet) Cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and follow the path lined with houses interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru there is a police check post again. After Namru, continue on to Naike Peak and see Manaslu North and Manaslu mountains from here. Set camp near a spring at Lho Gaon and stay overnight at lodge or guest house. Day 9: 6-Hour Trek to Sama Gompa (3,500 meters/11,445 feet) Pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho and get a full view of Peak 29. Take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier to get an up-close view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it take another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 10: Samagaon Spend a day at Samagaon to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. Take a local excursion to visit Birendra Lake. Return to the lodge for an overnight stay. Day 11: 5-Hour Trek to Samdo (4,500 meters/14,715 feet) Climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River towards the remote permanent settlement of Samdo. Stay overnight at guest house. Day 12: 8-Hour Climb of Larkya La (5,215 meters/17,053 feet) and Trek to Bimthang (3590 meters) Climb towards Cheo Danda and slowly head steeply uphill towards the moraine and glacier up to Larke Pass. Enjoy stunning views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru, and the Annapurna II. The descent is more difficult than the ascent due to the trail being thin and steep. Walk over the landslide and old moraines towards Bimphedi and stay overnight at a lodge. Day 13: 7-Hour Trek to Tilje (3,900 meters/12,753 feet) The route gets easier today. Start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards Karcha La Pass and descend through forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at a guest house. Day 14: 4-Hour Trek to Tal (1,725 meters/5,640 feet) and 4-Hour Drive to Besisahar Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River and pass through the scattered villages to reach Tal village. Have lunch and take a local bus back to Besisaharand stay overnight at a guest house. Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu city.

From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

4. From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

Gokyo Valley Trek is a fine alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This two week spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp Trek offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River to its source – a series of emerald green lakes. Gokyo is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest of these lakes. From Gokyo we climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m on the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers. In this trek as well, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start our trek onwards to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the trading center of Khumbu Region. We take a days rest for acclimatization in Namche. From Namche Bazaar, 3 days trek will take us to Gokyo, where we take another day of rest for acclimatization and exploring around. The next day we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for the superb views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, with the Ngozumpa Glacier cutting across in front like a massive tear in the landscape. We then walk downhill to Gokyo (4750m). The Gokyo Valley Trek is specially designed for those who prefer a less crowded trail with only basic lodge facilities and in this trail one will miss out most of the famous monasteries of Khumbu region. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft) (30 mins flight, 1 hrs drive, 6 hrs trek) Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/ 9,020 ft) (4-5 hrs trek) Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill – (3,210m/10,529ft)-6-7 hrs Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft) (3-4 hrs) Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (4 hrs trek and 1 hrs drive) Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 mins flight) Day 09: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) (40 mins flight, 3-4 hrs trek) Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) (5-6 hrs) Day 11: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) – Acclimatization Day Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) (4 hrs) Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft) (4-5 hrs) Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) (6-7 hrs) Day 15: Monjo to Lukla (5-6 hrs) Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu Day 17: Final departure – Home Sweet Home

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