Days: 7 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Day Hikes from Pokhara is one of the shortest and easy hiking holiday around Pokhara valley. Besides being one of the major city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, is the place from where one can start the most exciting treks to the Annapurna region, which is seen hanging out in front of you as you enter the Pokhara. These mountains are just 30 — 40 km away from Pokhara. Trekking in Pokhara is very new and started only three decades ago. Annapurna was the first mountain in Nepal to be climbed in 1950, before Everest, which afterwards attracted the people from all over the world. After the successful climb of the Annapurna the attention of the world came to Pokhara as its scenic beauty couldn’t be overlooked. Pokhara was soon the destination of all tourists who visited Nepal and within three decades it has become the major tourist attraction after Kathmandu. One of the major attraction that fetch tourists is trekking. Since Pokhara is the best place to set out to the rural villages that are lying in the mountains, many tourists visit Pokhara each year for this purpose. Around Pokhara you can enjoy one day trips, short trips and long trips. Under one day trips, you can travel to the place around the valley and enjoy the natural beauty with very friendly people.
Himalayan Deurali Resort is a boutique hotel combining western with a distinctive architecture & culture of Nepal's Western Himalayas. We offer peaceful and relaxed environment with pure and clean air. The resort is very close to Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Mountain Range. The Resort comprises two-storey separate cottage, finished in hand-cut stone. Each room has a private Balcony. The Resort gives a magnificent panoramic view of the snow capped mountain ranges and valley along with sunrise and sunset. It has gained international fame and popularity. Upon arrival one is immediately enveloped within the serene and comfortable settings. In addition to the reviving atmosphere, the friendly and hospitable staff will ensure your comfortable stay.
Fact of the Day Hiking:
Trip Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trip: Hiking and walking
Duration: 7 Days
Highest Elevation: 2175m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Average Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Gurung
Major Himalayan Sights: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung Himal 6983m, Manaslu 8156m.
Highlights of the Trip: Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, unobstructed sunrise and sunset view, pictureaque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of people, walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, waterfalls, scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara, walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.
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Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes,
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara by scenic mountain flight including Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Range, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Massif and Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) which takes 25 minutes to arrive in Pokhara. Then our car will pick you up from the Pokhara airport and drive to Nagdanda which takes around 45 minutes and transfer to Himalayan Deurali Resort which have all the rooms are spacious private balcony where you can enjoy the most breathtaking views from the comforts of your own room. You can see the most splendid sunrise and sunsets views with wide range of high Himalayas. Stay overnight at Resort.
Day 03: Himalayan Deurali Resort to Australian Camp (Duration 5.30 hrs alt. 2060m),
Today after breakfast, the starting point of this day hike is Kande which you can reach 45 minutes walk from Himalayan Deurali Resort. A gentle climb with stone staircase from Kande through the villages and forests will take you to Australian Camp where you will have great mountain views of the Annapurna Range and Machhpuchhre. From Australian Camp you continue to Dhampus, a picturesque village, the most photographed in the Pokhara valley. Leaving Dhampus you descend to Phedi with steep stone staircase where a car will take you back to Himalayan Deurali Resort. Stay overnight at Resort.
Day 04: Paudoor Kot Day Hike (Duration 4hr alt.1800m),
Paudoor Kot is the place where you can see sunrise, sunset and panoramic views of snowcapped mountain range from Dhawalagiri to Manaslu. A walk start from Himalayan Deurali Resort through the village of different communities and culture like Gurung, Newars, Biswa Karma & Brahmins with the view of mountain will take you to Paudoor Kot. Then same way back and stay overnight at Resort.
Day 05: Kaskikot (Duration 4hr alt. 1788m),
It just lies north of Fewa Lake and West of Pokhara after Sarangkot. The village is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1788m with panoramic Himalayan views. From Kaskikot, on the northern direction Dhawalagiri can be seen in the far west. Annapurna range is clearly visible on the same side. On the Eastern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara after panoramic Fewa Lake. A walk start from Himalayan Deurai Resort through the Jungle with the view of mighty Himalayan range of Annapurna. From Kasikot you continue to Himalayan Deurali resort through the village of different communities and culture like Gurung, Newars, Biswa Karma & Brahmins. Stay overnight at Resort.
Day 06: Morning after breakfast, drive from Resort to Pokhara for shopping and walking around Lake Side Area and afternoon transfer to Pokhara Airport, then flight back to Kathmandu, then transfer to Hotel by private car. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast, lunch and dinner at standard hotel in Nagdanda.
* Domestic flight tickets from KTM-PKR-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trip.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.