Pokhara valley (827 m) lies in 200 km west of Kathmandu valley. The valley is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is the second biggest city of Nepal where around 134000 inhabitants live. This city became the most interesting especially when explorers found that it is the only valley in the world from where one can see snowcapped mountains higher than 8000m. From below 1000 m. These mountains lie in about 25 to 35 km. Arial distance. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area.
More than 65% of the total trekkers of Nepal trek in Annapurna region. It is only 35 minutes flight and 6 hours drive from the capital city Kathmandu. There are around 25 flights and several deluxe tourist bus services daily. There are hundreds of tourist standard hotels including non star to five star levels. All kinds of tourist facilities such as, foreign currency exchange, ACAP entry permit, visa extension, flight ticket reconfirmation etc. are available in this multi -cultural city. This city popularly known as "City of Tourism" is absolutely free from any type of pollution.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Kathmandu – Chitwan. We star the trip by driving to Trisuli River for white water rafting. This river is very renown as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli is also an ideal beginner's river. After rafting journey, we keep driving to Chitwan National Park; your room will be assigned upon arrival. And also there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities.
04:00 PM: a great experience on the elephant back safari: you will ride one an elephant to explore into the jungle and its wildlife. You will witness the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkey, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, and leopard and, if you are lucky you can see the Royal Bengal tiger also. 07:00 PM: Enjoy you with a dinner in the central dining hall. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Royal Chitwan National Park. 5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: Lunch. After lunch, Canoeing: A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 8:00 PM: Dinner around the campfire. Includes: (B, L, D)
Day 4: Royal Chitwan National Park - Pokhara
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure to 9.30 AM: to Pokhara.
The actual program for your stay will be given to you on arrival at resort camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. O/N in Pokhara. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Pokhara City Tour - Sarangkot. After breakfast we've sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row centre" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. You're free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. After lunch day hike to Sarangkot. O/N in Sarangkot. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Sarangkot - Pokhara. We will wake you up in the early morning, freshen yourself up and then we taker you a-5 minutes hike to Sarangkot tower to witness the sunrise over the White Mountains. You can see lively view from the there with numbers of mountain perks. Afterward, we will be back to hotel for serving you a breakfast. Commencing a trek along the way down hill to Pokhara, we take. Lunch will be provided on spot earlier before a boat journey in Fewa Lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas. Take free time in the evening at your own leisure activity. Stay overnight in Pokhara. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu. After breakfast you're return to Kathmandu by road. After arrive in Kathmandu you're free to shop and pick up some last minute souvenirs, rest and visit the shop etc. O/n in Kathmandu.
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin share bed/Single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek
- Welcome/fare - well dinner in Kathmandu
- Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
- Gears: sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. garbage plastic bag.
- Professional local experienced trek leader/guide trained in wilderness first Aid
- Comprehensive first aid kit
- Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map, TIMS Card and trek permit
- Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Proper insurance of all staff including porters
- Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket and trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes/boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
- The trekking t-shirt
- Trekking map to each members.
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