Naturally, Nepal is a beautiful country in the world. It has been the dreamland of the tourists for a long time. The natural beauty, hospitality of the Nepalese people, diverse bio-diversity, age-old culture and tradition, unique settlements, ever smiling faces of rural Nepalese, majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest, birth place of Gautam Buddha, etc. have attracted the visitors to visit Nepal. Besides, the pattern of following religion has given Nepal a unique status in the world. Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal. Hinduism and Buddhism are the major religions of this country. Many festivals of religious significance are celebrated commonly with equal enthusiasm by both the sects.
The Annapurna Region is regarded as the first destination of Nepal in terms of trekking. An ancient Tibetan trade route cuts across the Annapurna region following the Kali Gandaki River. Pokhara is the starting point of short trek of one to four days, including the "Royal" trek. The popular destination Mustang is also a part of the Annapurna region. However, the treks to Mustang are subject to special restrictions. One has to obtain a special permit from the Ministry of Tourism to trek in this restricted area. Of the total, about two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The region is easily accessible. Trekking to the region offers panoramic views of both high mountains and lowland villages.
Among the major trekking routes of Annapurna region, Pokhara valley trek deserves to be mentioned as one of them. The trek is suitable for the senior citizens, disable people and for those who have limited time to spend in Nepal.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1320 m.)Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you and transfer to hotel. If time permits, after refreshment in the hotel, we would go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing. We would visit world heritage sites, historical places and some other major places of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner will be served in the evening.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Chitwan National ParkWe take early drive to Trisuli River for rafting. Spending some hours in the river, we drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival welcome drinks will be served. Tharu Cultural Program will be performed in the evening. Dinner will be served and overnight stay.
Day 03:Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park.Wake-up call will be given followed by tea or coffee at 5.30 am. and then we proceed on a Nature Walk. While on walk, we would encounter Sal forest, open grassland, different species of birds and varieties of wildlife. Our guide will assist us to identify them. Having breakfast in the resort, we go for elephant riding. Completing elephant riding, we go for 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. In the evening, Tharu Stick Dance will be performed to entertain us. Dinner will be served around the campfire.
Day 04:Chitwan National Park to Pokhara (914 m.)Early in the morning, we go for bird watching trip in the jungle. After this, we go for breakfast and drive to Pokhara. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Pokhara. Welcome drinks then dinner and overnight.
Day 05:Pokhara to Sarangkot (1700 m.)We go for sightseeing around Pokhara valley after breakfast. We would go for boating in Phewa Tal (lake), visit Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave and some other places. After lunch, hike to Sarangkot. Overnight at Sarangkot. Sarangkot is famous for paragliding in Nepal. Besides, it also offers sun rise and sun set view.
Day 06:Sarangkot to Pokhara early in the morning, we go for sun rise view over white mountains at Sarangkot tower to see the sunrise over the white mountains. After the sunrise view, we back to hotel, take breakfast and trek back to Pokhara. After lunch we have a boating in Fewa Lake. Dinner will be served in the hotel and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 07:Pokhara to Kathmandu having breakfast in the hotel, we would either drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we would be transferred to our hotel. Welcome drinks, refreshment and go for shopping. Farewell dinner will be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali Hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 08:Back home destination.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
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