Embark on an enchanting journey through Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures on our 9-day Tour Program.
Your adventure begins in Kathmandu, where you’ll be captivated by the city’s vibrant energy and rich heritage during a guided tour of its iconic sites including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath. From there, you’ll traverse to the serene Lake City of Pokhara, with an afternoon at leisure to explore its tranquil beauty.
The expedition truly kicks off as you venture into the heart of the Annapurna region, commencing a trek from Suikhet Phedi to Dhampus, where awe-inspiring views of Mount Machhapuchre and Annapurna South await you. Trekking onwards, you’ll encounter the charming villages of Landruk and Ghandruk, each offering a unique glimpse into the local way of life and providing magnificent panoramas of the surrounding peaks.
The journey concludes with a descent to Nayapul, followed by a drive back to Pokhara for a final night of rest. Your return to Kathmandu brings the tour to a close, where you’ll depart with cherished memories and a deeper connection to Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Kathmandu: Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. Discover its ancient temples, bustling markets, and intricate architecture that tell tales of centuries past. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, offers spiritual insight atop a hill, while Boudhanath Stupa provides a serene sanctuary for reflection. Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex, allows you to witness poignant rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River.
Pokhara: Nestled by the tranquil Phewa Lake and surrounded by the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, Pokhara is a picturesque haven of natural beauty. Spend your leisurely afternoon exploring the city’s charm, boating on the serene lake, or perhaps gazing at the reflections of the Annapurna peaks in the water.
Dhampus: Embark on a trekking adventure to Dhampus, a hilltop village offering breathtaking views of the revered Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South mountains. Immerse yourself in the local culture, as you stay in tented camps or tea houses, savoring the authentic hospitality and stunning vistas.
Landruk: As you continue your trek, you’ll arrive in Landruk, a charming village perched amid terraced fields and surrounded by lush forests. The village offers a unique opportunity to interact with the Gurung people and experience their traditional way of life.
Ghandruk: Climb higher to the captivating village of Ghandruk, famous for its stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas. Here, the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and the Fishtail mountain create a mesmerizing backdrop to the local culture and warm hospitality.
Nayapul: Descend from the mountains to Nayapul, marking the end of your trekking journey. This quaint town offers a glimpse into rural Nepalese life and serves as a gateway back to the comforts of modernity.
Detailed Tour Plan
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
You will arrival Kathmandu. Stay for 2 nights
Day 02: Kathmandu
Enjoy a full day guided tour of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Drive (or fly) to the Lake City of Pokhara . Stay overnight. Afternoon is at leisure to explore Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara – Dhampus
Today morning you will drive to Suikhet Phedi (1130m) and begin trek to Dhampus. Dhampus offers panoramic view of Mount Machhapuchre and Annapurna South. Overnight stay is in tented camp / Tea house.
Day 05: Dhampus – Landruk
Continue trek to Landrunk (1646 m). Overnight stay is in tented camp / Tea house
Day 06: Landruk – Ghandruk
Continue trek further up to Ghandruk (1940 m). The route today offers fantastic view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail. Overnight stay is in tented camp / Tea house.
Day 07: Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara
You will start descending today by trekking to Nayapul (1010 m). Drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive back (or fly) to Kathmandu. Stay overnight.
Day 09: Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport and board your return flight home.
End of Tour
FAQs about the Tour
Q: How long does the Tour Program last?
A: The Tour Program spans 9 days, allowing you to explore a variety of destinations and experiences in Nepal.
Q: What are the main attractions of the guided tour in Kathmandu?
A: The guided tour in Kathmandu covers significant sites including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and the revered Pashupatinath Temple, showcasing Nepal’s spirituality and cultural heritage.
Q: What can I do during the leisure afternoon in Pokhara?
A: The leisure afternoon in Pokhara offers a chance to explore the serene beauty of Phewa Lake, indulge in boating activities, or simply unwind while soaking in the picturesque surroundings.
Q: What types of accommodations are available during the trekking portion?
A: Accommodations during the trek encompass tented camps and cozy tea houses, providing an authentic experience of local hospitality and camaraderie.
Q: How physically demanding is the trek from Dhampus to Ghandruk?
A: The trek involves moderate physical exertion, suitable for individuals with a reasonable fitness level. The rewarding panoramic views and cultural interactions make the trek a memorable experience.
Q: What kind of scenic views can I expect during the trek?
A: Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna mountain range, including iconic peaks such as Machhapuchre and Annapurna South.
Q: Is the descent from Ghandruk to Nayapul challenging?
A: The descent is relatively less demanding than the ascent, offering an opportunity to enjoy changing landscapes as you return to lower altitudes.
Q: Can I choose a flight instead of road travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara?
A: Yes, you have the option to take a scenic flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara, providing both convenience and breathtaking aerial views.
Q: When is the best time to embark on this tour?
A: The ideal times to take this tour are Nepal’s autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons, which offer pleasant weather conditions for trekking and sightseeing.
Q: How can I make the most of my time in Kathmandu and Pokhara?
A: To maximize your experience, consider exploring local markets, sampling traditional Nepali cuisine, and engaging in cultural interactions with the friendly locals. Be sure to capture the stunning landscapes and create lasting memories.
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