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Trip Introduction


Pokhara Sightseeing will be one of the best moments forever travelers. This is Nepal’s second large tourist hub, lies 200 km away in mid-west, and is the most popular holiday destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. The most beautiful less crowded city offers amazing mountain views as well as boating on Fewa Lake. Mainly trekking to the Annapurna Region most of them are halt there before and after the trip. It has a nice lakeside market and facilities with many hotels, guest houses, and restaurants. The Devi’s fall, Mahendra Cave, International Mountaineering Museum, and the gorge of the Seti River are other sprinkled places for sightseeing. After entering Pokhara you will be totally fascinated by the true ambiance of nature and its exquisite beauty.
The climate is sub-tropical but due to the elevation the temperatures are moderate: the summer temperatures average between 25-35oC, in winter around 5-15oC.
In the south, the city borders on Phewa Tal (a lake of 4.4km2 and elevation of about 800m above sea level), in the north at an elevation of around 1000m the outskirts of the city touch the base of the Annapurna mountain range. Form the southern fringes of the city 3 eight-thousands (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu) and in the middle of the Annapurna range, the Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) with close to 7000m can be seen. This mountain dominates the northern horizon of the city and its name derives from its twin peak, not visible from the south.
Pokhara has become a major tourist hub of Nepal, more than making up for the loss of its trading importance. The city offers a combination of nature and culture with a distinct tourist in the southern subdivisions of Baidam, Lakeside, and Dam side. It is mostly known as the starting and ending point for Annapurna treks.
Pokhara is quite a modern city with only a few tourist attractions in the town itself. Most interesting is the old center in the north of the city (purano Bazar) where still many old shops and warehouses in the Newari style can be found. Mule caravans still arrive there from Mustang.
The shortage of tourist sites in Pokhara is made up of its scenic views in and around town. Most of them are not mentioned in any guide or map. The Seti Gandaki and its tributaries have created spectacular gorges in and around the whole city. The Seti gorge runs through the whole city from north to south. At places, it is only a few meters wide, but 100m deep with a water depth of 20 m.
In the middle of the city, the gorge widens to a canyon looking like a crater. In the north and south, just outside town, there are awesome canyons, in some places 100m deep. These canyons extend through the whole Pokhara Valley. Impressive views are possible from the Prithivi Narayan Campus and from the other side at the foot of Kahu Danda (conjunction of several rivers and canyons). Behind the INF-compound one can see the Seti River disappear into a slit in an almost 100m wall, especially impressive in monsoon.
Another place worth visiting is the Patale Chango (Hell’s fall), more commonly called “Devil’s or David’s Falls” for the tourists with some melodramatic story behind it. The water of these falls comes from the Fewa Lake flowing to the Seti. The falls plunge into a hole and disappear. In monsoon, this sight is most spectacular. Nearby, across the street is a little cave (Gupteshwor Cave). A more exciting cave is at the opposite end of the city in Batulechaur (Mahendra Cave). Batulechaur is known for the musician’s caste of the jains.
 


Group Size : Minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 1400 meters
Destination : Other Activities Fitness level : Easy
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Included
Accomodation : Double /Twin sharing in Hotel/Lodge
Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Day 04: Early morning Sarangkot sunrise and full day Pokhara sightseeing
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 06: Final departure to back home
 
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft) and transfer to Hotel
 You will arrive in Nepal at Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu. Tribhuwan International Airport is the only airport in Nepal. You can meet our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition outside the airport terminal. A signboard that “Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition” will help you find these representatives easily. You can check into your hotel with them. You have a couple of options as to how you spend your day/evening. Either you can relax in the hotel or you can go for exploring small towns likes Thamel on your own.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast                    
         
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
You will meet our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition in the morning and discuss your Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek. In this pre-Trip meeting, you will have plenty of information about the weather, difficulty, etc. during the trip. You can meet your guide and meet the various members of your trip.
You will get for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley after the briefing. The many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu make it a beautiful place for an excellent sightseeing tour.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Today after breakfast, this morning you will be taken first for a visit to the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple. This is the place where holy sadhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. Pashupatinath Temple, existence dates back to 400 A.D. with its astonishing architectural beauty the temple stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture, and tradition. The beautiful richly-ornamented pagoda styled temple to house the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to this temple all-round the year to pay respect to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath temple is also known as the temple of living beings.
Pashupatinath Temple lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. It is the biggest Hindu temple in the world. The main temple is two-storeyed. It also has smaller monuments as well as places for pilgrimage surrounding it.
Baudhanath
We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Boudhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
Boudhanath stupa ancient and one of the largest Stupas in the world, Boudhanath or the Khasa Chaitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the Stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical Stupas in Nepal.
Swayambhunath
After Baudhanath you will go to Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as Monkey Temple) the golden spire of the 5th century Swayembhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags. It crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa stands on a lovely little hillock located at a distance of 4 km from the Thamel. This religiously important site for Buddhists is also popular among Hindus devotees and people of other faiths. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stones steps.
 
You will also get to two Durbar Squares- Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Square- during this trip. Historical temples like Krishna Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka, museums, and other smaller temples make these two squares some of the most delightful in this trip. You can see the perfect representations of the medieval architecture of Nepal in these two squares.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
After early breakfast, we will take a tourist bus to Pokhara. The scenic drive along the Trisuli River will take us around 6-7 hours. Once we reach the beautiful city of Lake-Pokhara, we will be welcomed with surreal views of majestic Himalayan mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m), Machhapuchhare (6997m), Annapurna (8091m), and others. After checking in to our hotel and a short rest, we visit Davis fall and Shiva Cave, which are very important attractions in the city. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 04: Early morning Sarangkot sunrise and full day Pokhara sightseeing
Today, the day begins with an early morning drive to the Sarangkot hilltop. The viewpoint is famous for offering enthralling sunrise views over the Himalayas. The ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri are visible and the phenomenon is mesmerizing, to say the least. Later, we drive back to Pokhara and explore the city. There are several places in the city including Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and peace Pagoda which offer delightful experiences. We will stay overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
After exploring the Pokhara on the day earlier we head back to Kathmandu via the Prithivi Highway along the Trisuli River and later the route along the Tribhuwan Highway. Upon reaching the capital, we can make preparations for the return flight and shop souvenirs. We will stay overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 06: Final departure to back home
The fascinating adventure and cultural exploration Upper Mustang Trek end here by today. We hope you had a memorial and fantastic adventure with us in the Himalayas. As per your international flight scheduled you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport 4 hours before the flight time.
Before leaving for the airport, you need to confirm that you have secured a tour air ticket as well as other travel-related documents. We wish you have a wonderful departure back home. We can also arrange for another trip to Nepal in case you want to.
Included: Bed & Breakfast


COST INCLUDE
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (For both international and domestic flights).
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the Trip.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 COST EXCLUDE
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
 

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Note:
The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition which can be readily customized to match the guest’s preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades, and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alternation, taking into consideration the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.
                                                                     
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Equipment and Gears
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • A pair of good quality socks
  • A pair of trekking trousers
  • A pair of trekking shirts
  • A pair of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and Batteries
  • Sun Lotion
  • Day Pack to carry your valuables and water
  • Hiking Poles ( not compulsory)

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