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Duration: 7 days
Starts from: Kathmandu
Finishes at: Kathmandu
Best Season: Except raining months (July and August)
Activities: Hiking and city tour
There are many lakes around Pokhara City. The main ones you will see are Fewa and Begnas Lake. And, if you like you can visit more lakes. (Rupa Lake is nice but a bit far from the city.) You will also have the opportunity to see caves, waterfalls and religious parts of the city. There are two different viewing placesin Pokhara where you can see the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. Sarangkot and World peace pagoda are the names of these 2 viewing spots.
Detailed itinerary for Pokhara Easy Treks.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu:
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our official representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a standard hotel. Once at your hotel you will have leisure time followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu - Trek preparation and sightseeing
Today, the first half of your day will be spent on guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, SyambunathStupa, PashupatiNath Temple, Hindu Temple and BoudhanathStupa which is one of the largest Stupas in the world). In the afternoon we will meet for a pre-trip discussion.
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara: 6/7 hours
Today, our journey begins, leaving Kathmanduat 7 AM. You will have 2 breaksalong the way where you will be able to buy food, etc. Our route will take us past scenicvillages, rivers and various landscapes. You will arrive in Pokhara by 2 PM and then transfer to the hotel. You will have leisure time for a of couple hours. We will take you to see Fewa Lake in the evening. There you will have the opportunity to go boating and visit the island where a famous temple of Pokhara City is located (Barahi temple). Then you will have a nice dinner and overnight in the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 2 Sightseeing - Pokhara city.
By private car we will show you the different sights in Pokhara.These places are the highlights for tourist, they are also important historically and religiously. We will tour lakes, caves, temples, museum and the viewpoint of the World Peace Pagoda. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3 Hike to Sarangkot - 3 hours.
The journey will begin from your hotel after you’ve had your breakfast. The trail is step but very scenic. You will see colorful view of Pokhara city, Fewa Lake and many mountainpeaks. When we arrive at Sarangkotwe will have a nice lunch.After lunch you will have free timeuntil the evening. In evening we will take you to see the beautiful sunset over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. South Annapurna, Mt. Neelgiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and many unknown peak as well. Overnight at Sarangkot.
Day 4 Sarangkot to Naudada (Nag Dada)
This morning we take the opportunity to view the sunrise from the same point you witnessed yesterdays sunset. Then we return to your hotel for a tasty breakfast. After breakfast we will walk about 4 hours on an easy, comfortable trail. Todays walk will provide you with more opportunities to view the mountains, villages, fields, and lakes. Overnight at Naudada (Nagdada)
Day 5 Naudada (Nag Dada to Dhampus)
In the morning after your breakfast we start our journey. It begins with a 1 hour bus ride toKande. From Kandewe willstart our walk toDhampus. You will walk for about 4 hours on this day. You will walk through different villages and different ethnic cast people and have more great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. South Annapurna, Mt. Neelgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Himchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV. Overnight at Dhampus.
Day 6 Dhampus / Pokhara to Kathmandu
On this day you will see more wonderful views. One particularly magnificent view to look for will beDhampus peak. Trekking time will be around 3 hours to get Phedi. At Phediwe will meet our prearranged car for a1 hour drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara you will board your late afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 7 Fly back to home.
On this day we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight home. Farewell! We will be waiting to see you next year for another long and hard adventure.
Trip Cost Includes
- All airport/hotel transfers
- (standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transport
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter). This includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Rescue arrangement service
- Nepal visa fee
- Airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/City
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower,etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Are standard and vary according to the availability and place.
Our Pokhara Easy Trek itinerary is planned with an awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill you. The higher the altitude the less oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this ‘less oxygen’ environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We especially advise the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes your Pokhara Easy Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members. Professional guides will lead your trip. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experience appropriate to each individual trek. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering (applies to expeditions)
The Trekking Group
For the Pokhara Easy Trek, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group become sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Pokhara Easy Trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this.
Though often overlooked, it is important to mention. The trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make the journeys to these remote areas possible. So it's very sad for that there is a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide a decent level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members - to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter's sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight to a maximum of 15kgs. If you need to have more weight than this additional porters can be hired. Thus we support the working conditions of the porters
Health and Experience Required:
Walking in this high Mountain Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking everyday. Climbing in the high mountain is the challenging part of your adventure and will require long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts. And also a positive attitude and a strong determination are important. Previous hiking/camping experience is good to have but technical experience is not required.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you be protected with an insurance policy. Should medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs) happen it is important to be prepared. Please mind that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
Packing list and equipments:
- Big backpack
- Smaller backpack for your personal stuff (If you are using a porter and for short sight seeing)
- Two pair of wool long socks
- Three pairs of light trekking socks
- Fast drying underwear
- One pair of shorts
- One pair of light trekking pants
- One pair of warm winter pants
- Two technical long/short sleeve shirts (dry fit, fast drying)
- One fleece sweater for trekking
- Winter jacket/Dawn jacket
- Rain coat
- Comfortable “walked in” trekking boots
- Flip flops (you gonna need them to rest your feet after trekking and for the bathrooms)
- One fleece sweater for cold mountain evenings
- Thermal underwear, top and bottom
- Winter hat
- Scarf, Buff or skiing mask
- Fast drying towel
- Toiletries – Besides the basic necessary tools you are taking with you everywhere (shampoo, tooth paste and brush, shower gel, cream), you should also bring:
- Wet wipes
- Sun cream
- Toilet paper
- Antibacterial hand gel (Detol)
- Nail clipper
- Lip balm
- Tropical anti mosquito spray
- Medical kit:
- Pain killers
- Something for diarrhea
- Pills against cold
- Nose spray
- Altitude pills
- Anything about blisters (needle, compeed)
- Sore throat drops
- Cream for muscle pain
- Pills and other medicaments you usually use
- Other necessary thing you must have:
- Water purifying tabs (above 3000m the bottle water is way too expensive)
- Water bottle – 1+L
- Head lamp (for early morning trekking and the power cuts)
- Strings for hanging clothes
- Lighter and candles
- Swiss knife (with all the additions)
- Pens or Pencils (for you and for give a way to local kids)
- Note book (You want to make notes of your adventure)
- Snacks (Protein bars or biscuits for the time between meals on the trek)
- Batteries, power bag
- Phone (Emergency, internet, alarm, clock, music, photos …)
- Book (optional)
- Hooks (optional)
- Guide book