Kathmandu - Pokhara - Trek - 08 Days

Tour Itinerary

Day 01
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Trek - 08 DaysUpon arrival, meeting and assistance at the airport and then transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02
A.M. Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city + Swayambunath.
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Patan + Tibetan Handicraft center.

Known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the Greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap - the source of the name Kathmnadu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with it's array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Located approx. 4 km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of bricks and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

5 kms/3 miles away from Kathmandu City. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square; the Krishna Temple built by Kind Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple.

A trip to The Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center will also be done while visiting Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and mounding of metal statues. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03
Drive to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel.
Evening : half-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city and one hour boat ride on Phewa lake.
Overnight at the hotel.

The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210kms/131 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, skirted by a large numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurants, is the most congenial spot for visitors. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04
Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet (PHEDI)/trek DHAMPUS (5800-ft) 3-4 HRS.
Our trek guide will meet you at at the hotel. Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet Phedi (trek starting point) for approx. 30 minutes. From here, the trail ascends steeply first through forest and later through paddy fields and again through forest to the village of Dhampus for overnight stay in the tent. From here, we can see distance views of snowy Mountains of Annapurna ranges if weather permits.

Day 05: Dhampus/ Landrung (5400-Ft) 5-6 Hrs. Walk
After breakfast, the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali, which will take about one hour. From here, we can see the good view of Mount Dhaulagiri, which is the highest mountain in this region if weather is clear. After spending sometime in there, descends through forest again for sometime and the small village of Tolka and Beri Kharka is reached. From here, the trail descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Landrung for overnight camping in the tent. Lunch will be served en-route.

Day 06: Landrung / Ghandrung (6400-Ft) 4-5 Hrs. Walk
After breakfast, the trail goes steeply down towards the river for about one hour. From here, steep ascent for about two to three hours through the scattered villages with a beautiful view of the Himalayas to reach Ghandrung (Ghandrung is the biggest Gurung settlement in western Nepal) for overnight camping in the tent. Lunch will be served en-route. One can have a good view of Gangapurna, Machapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna south and other snowy mountains. If time permits, visit ACAP (ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT) head office, local museum and village.

Day 07: Ghandrung / Nayapul / Drive Pokhara (3000-Ft) 4-5 HRS.
After breakfast, the trail descends down to SEULI BAZAR for about two hours and again an easy walk for about 2 hours to reach Nayapul via Birethanti (Pokhara-Baglung highway). From here, drive about 1 hour to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Evening: Typical Nepalese dinner with cultural dance at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: After breakfast final departure to the International airport for onward journey.

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