This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
Nepal is a tiny nation rich with treasures of the natural environment and human culture. This tour selects the highlights of nature and culture and packages them into the perfect itinerary for visitors wanting to explore Nepal but without the effort of trekking Himalaya Mountain trails. This is a relaxed and comfortable escorted tour that takes you from ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples and spectacular mountain scenery of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain peaks. Your tour bus takes you comfortably from highlight to highlight with expert commentary from a professional guide that speaks your language. This tour makes exploring the wonderful treasures of Nepal simple and hugely enjoyable.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your tour guide. We will go through all your itinerary and arrangements with you to insurer every detail is in place. We will also ask to bring your passport, two extra passport photographs and a copy of your travel insurance so that we can organize permits required for the regions you will visit.
You will be picked up from your hotel and will be transferred to Chandragiri . The cable car has been recently operated which is 2.5 km in length and operates from the bottom of Kathamndu valley and ends on the hill top called Chandragiri which offers you the magnificent view of Kathmandu valley and some major peaks of Nepal namely Manaslu,Ganesh Himal ,Langtang ranges. The hill station also gives you the opportunity to visit around religious place called Bhaleshwor Mahadev. After spending couple of hours you will trek down 20 mins and again you will drive to Chitlang which is an hour drive. Chitlang is a small village which offers basic home stay for the tourists. Mixed with Newar Brahmin and Tamang, people of village are basically engaged in farming and animal husbandry with partial people engaging in tourism.
This day you will trek down to Kulekhani 1361m for about 2 hour from Chitlang after breakfast. Kulekhani is one of the major hydropower projects of Nepal. The dam of Kulekhani hydropower allows you to enjoy boating as well. The green forest around the Kulekhani dam gives you terrific feeling while enjoying the boat ride.
This day you will driven to Dhulikhel .Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu . You can see the green natural view and further into the snow-capped Himalayas. The panorama offers a view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the Far East. More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many others can be seen from Dhulikhel.
After breakfast you are driven to Balthali Eco Hill Resort lies 42 km South-East of Kathmandu and just beyond Panauti and Khopasi which very rich in cultural and natural beauty.The resort is a small, cozy retreat with bird's eye view of green terrace, Panauti village and glimpses of the snowy Himalayan peaks in the North. It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang and Everest Range in the North, innumerable rice terraces in West, green forest and Mahabharata range in the South.
This day you are heading to Bandipur.It is located 143 km in the west of Kathmandu and 80 km to the east of Pokhara. You can see the natural view and different culture ,people on the way to Bandipir..Bandipur was established as a funnelling point of trade by Newar traders from Bhaktapur .You can admire the stunning view of Himalayas and mountains ranges from Bandipur.you can see the old Nepali houses in Bandipur as well.
After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara and commence a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge - one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites and also peace stupa.
Today we will drive to take in the amazing view of the Annapurna Mountains from the 1,600m altitude vantage point of Sarangkot Village just west of Pokhara. The drive will wind its way up the hillside from the Pokhara plain and every meter higher you go delivers a more and more spectacular view of the mountains. Whether viewed at dawn, midday or sunset the view from Sarangkot is always breathtaking. It is almost as if you can reach out and touch the famous peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m and 7th highest mountain in the world), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Manaslu (8,163m) and countless other beautiful ice and snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
This morning you will fly back to Kathmandu and rest day you can do your own.
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop. All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.
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