Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and there is no doubt about it. We spend plenty of time in the city in this short trip but there are three days of light to intense trekking packed in between to give you a complete experience.
The beautiful Pokhara city and the mountains that surround it provide the basis for a perfect vacation. There are parts in Pokhara city that are specifically designed for foreign tourists as in the restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores. But we will not just stay in the city, we will walk towards the Himalayas that seem teasingly close. The trek through forests and villages in the mountains give you a sense of living with the nature. This relatively easy trekking trip is highly suitable for travelling with family or friends.
We will pick you up at the airport as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and drop you to your hotel. You must be tired after such a long flight.
The Kathmandu Valley is dotted with ancient temples, monasteries, and former royal courtyards so you will be thoroughly entertained hopping from one monument to another. The city is also a good place to go shopping and the food here is also amazing. And if you want to go out for drinks, there are several good cafes and bars that cater well to tourists. In the evening, we will meet up to brief you on your trip ahead.
It takes about seven hours to reach Pokhara in a luxurious tourist bus. The view outside the window is very beautiful as we pass through rivers, hills and towns all the way through to Pokhara. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.
Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and that is why tourists from all around the world come here. Major tourist attractions are the Devi’s Fall, the Mahendra Cave, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda and the Phewa Lake. The lakeside area is a great place for tourists to hangout and the nightlife here is amazing.
It takes three hours to reach the top of Sarangkot hill from lakeside on foot. The climb is steep and the track is rough but once you get there, you will be treated with a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas. Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu can be seen ahead of you while Pokhara city and the Phewa Lake are visible below. Sarangkot is also a popular destination for paragliding enthusiasts.
The Australian Camp is only a couple of hours away. We will pass through villages and forests to get to this camp on the foot of Mount Annapurna. It is a great place to watch the sun set over and beyond the Himalayas.
It is a very easy downhill trek through rhododendron forests to reach Dhampus village. The village which is surrounded by mountains is very beautiful and you might not want to leave. But we have to walk further downhill to reach Pokhara where our trek ends.
Having trekked around the Pokhara Valley, we return to Kathmandu. Mountain Kick will host a farewell dinner for you to culminate your vacation.
We will drop you off to the airport but we are sure that you will want to come back again.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR