Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour with Light Trek
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
Meet on arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu, Swayambu and Patan
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart to visit ancient palace of Kathmandu, Swayambu Stupa and Patan ancient palace, three world heritage sites, and visit Tibetan Refugee Handicrafts Center. Lunch break en-route.
Return to hotel around 4PM.
Day 3 Bouddha stupa, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Breakfast at hotel and depart to visit three more world heritage sites,
Bouddha stupa, largest Buddhist stupa of Nepal, Pashupatinath temple, the Holiest place for the Hindus, and Bhaktapur – The city of Devotees. All of the above are cultural world heritage sites recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Lunch break in Bhaktapur.
Afternoon, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 4 Flight to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus
Early morning breakfast, drive to Kathmandu Airport and take a 30 minute scenic flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara Airport, meet our trekking crew at the airport, and drive Phedi, unload and trek to Dhampus Village.
The trek from Phedi to Dhampus is uphill through semi-forest to villages with scenic views. Lunch served en-route.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 5 Trek to Landruk
wakeup early to view the sunrise over the Himalaya. Breakfast will follow once you are ready. The morning part of the trek is a gradual uphill and goes through a thin forest all along the trail. Some parts of the trek, we will see Himalayan orchids on the trees, different types of vegetation including some tropical broadleaf vines. We will also pass by teahouses, lodges and small scattered villages as we trek. We will see spectacular views of the majestic mountains and the valleys throughout the day. Lunch will be served on the way. Overnight in Landruk, a small Gurung village with several lodges.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 6 Trek Ghandruk
Breakfast and trek to Ghandruk, a big Gurung village. The trek takes you down to the Modhi Khola (river) and uphill until you reach Ghandruk. You will see scenic valleys with terraced farmlands and snowcapped peaks towering above. Once you reach Ghandruk, you will have a spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at lodge in Ghandruk. Afternoon, visit Annapurna Conservation Office, schools and homes (time permitting). Overnight at lodge.
Day 7 Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara
Early breakfast, and trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara.
Today's trek is scenic and easy downhill.
Overnight at hotel by the Phewa Lake.
Day 8 Pokhara tour and afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Breakfast and trek to Peace Pagoda above the Phewa lake.
Then, trek back and take a canoe to visit the temple of Barahi situated on a small island. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Ajima. On Saturdays, devotees paddle across the lake carrying live animals for sacrifice. Then, return to hotel, check out, have lunch, and transfer to Pokhara Airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 9 Departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your flight.